New area leadership for Minot church

Submitted Photo Stake President Robert Boyer, center, who received a unanimous sustaining vote for his position March 10, stands with Second Counselor Darren Hill, left, and First Counselor Peter Isom, right.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Minot sustained a new stake presidency on Sunday, March 10. About 750 people gathered across the area in anticipation of the leadership change.

A stake is a large ecclesiastical governing body over multiple congregations in a geographic area. The Minot Stake has 10 congregations. Three are in Minot, four in Williston, one in Stanley, with smaller congregations in Rugby and New Town.

The new stake leadership consists of President Robert Boyer, who previously served as a counselor to former President Tyson Williams. Boyer has two counselors, First Counselor Peter Isom and Second Counselor Darren Hill.

Williams was released after 10 years of service as stake president, along with his counselors, Boyer and Harold Rose.

The stake president, with the assistance of his counselors, administers the programs and affairs of the church within the stake, including providing spiritual leadership and guidance to strengthen individuals and families, assisting the poor and needy, and choosing, training and overseeing other local leaders. Members of the stake presidency, bishops and other local leaders in the church serve voluntarily without pay and hold regular jobs in addition to their church duties.

Boyer works as a construction manager for FCI Constructors Inc. in Williston. He and his wife, Nickolee, moved to Williston 10 years ago from Ames, Iowa, and have four children. Boyer previously served as a bishop in Williston and had been a missionary in the Billings, Montana, area.

Isom is self-employed in the oil and gas industry. He and his wife, Sandy, have five children and three grandchildren. They moved to Williston from Cache Valley, Utah, 13 years ago. Isom served a mission in Torreon, Mexico.

Hill is an ophthalmologist for Trinity Health in Minot. He and his wife, Tia, have five children. He graduated from the Penn State College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky. Before medical school, Hill served a mission for the church in Kingston, Jamaica.

The process by which Boyer was selected to serve as the new stake president was overseen by Elder K. Brett Nattress, a member of the Seventy, one of the governing councils of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake City.


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