The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new Marshall Branch President

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Left to right: James Box, Miles Romney and Michael Winterton.

Miles, Romney, a 33 year-old physician assistant at Fitzgibbon Hospital is the new branch president of the Marshall Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The LDS church uses lay ministers. As such Romney will not be paid for his tremendous service to the nearly 200 member congregation, but will continue his work at Fitzgibbon Hospital in addition to his new duties as the branch president. Responsibilities include caring for both spiritual and temporal needs of the congregation. His counselors, James Box and Michael Winterton, will assist him in these duties.

Though this position does not generally run in families, Romney's father, Lorenzo Romney, was the previous branch president and was gratefully released as his son was sustained in a unanimous vote.

President Romney is married and has three children ages 4, 2 and 7 months, says "it's not a position that I aspired too, but now that the opportunity has arrived I will be happy to serve."