‘Mormon Land’: British convert reflects on his 12 years as LDS bishop in the United Kingdom

(Courtesy photo) Ross Trewhella was recently released after serving 12 years as a Latter-day Saint bishop in England.

Most bishops of a Latter-day Saint congregation give the church five years of their lives as they shepherd the spiritual and even temporal well-being of hundreds of families and individuals in their area.

Because they are volunteers, they do this while holding a full-time job as well as taking care of the needs of their own families and loved ones.

Ross Trewhella served his Latter-day Saint parishioners in Cornwall, United Kingdom, for 12 years — almost unheard of for a bishop in modern Mormonism.

In this week’s podcast, he reflects on the highs and the lows, the challenges and the rewards, the members and the memories after more than a decade of service — and how he feels now about relinquishing his seat at the front of the chapel.

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