Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant city overflowing with all you love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, the charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.
LDS Members make up 1.91% of the population in Santa Rosa. The state of California has the largest LDS population outside of Utah. California has 768,344 members in 1,348 wards and branches, 16 missions, and 7 temples and 189 Family History Centers.
Latter-day Saints have played important roles in California History. A group of a few hundred LDS converts from the Northeastern United States and Europe arrived at what would become San Francisco in the 1840s aboard the ship Brooklyn, more than doubling the population of the small town. The Pleasanton LDS Stake, 675th stake of the LDS Church, was created on 8 Dec 1974 with Dale Edwin Nielsen as first stake president.