January 6, 2015

New York Rochester Mission

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*Other Mission Pages: New York LDS Missions.

New York Rochester Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Rochester Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

New York Rochester Mission
460 Kreag Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

Phone Number: 1-585-223-3440
Mission President: President Zachary Evans

New York Rochester Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the NY Rochester Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Rochester Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with NY Rochester RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the New York Rochester Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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LDS-Friendly Videos about New York

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about New York. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about New York, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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New York Rochester Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Rochester Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

President & Sister Francis beckwithmansion.com 2017
Elder & Sister Jones elderandsisterjonesnyr.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jared Moon elderjaredmoon.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Tessa Smith tessajanesmith.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Preston Peters elderpetersinrochester.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jared Moon elderjaredmoon.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Merrill dennisandrhonda.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Addison Daugs elderaddisondaugs.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Chase Peterson elderpetersoncalledtoserve.blogspot.com 2016
Elder McKade Rushton mrnewyorkrochestermission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Todd Houghton eldertoddhoughton.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Amanda Nield sisteramandanield.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Lauren Kasparian emblemoflight.wordpress.com 2015
Elder Nathan Crowley eldernathancrowley.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jacob Hirschi jakehirschibrazil.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Carly Anderson missionsite.net/sistercarlyandersonNY 2014
Elder William Jones clmorse.blogspot.com 2014
Missionary thenyrmlife.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Trevor Jones missionsite.net/trevorjones 2014
Sister Addison Davis sisteraddisondavis.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Baker bakersnewyorkmission.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Bracken Allen brackenallen.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Close richandcindyclose.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Kenzie Harline kenzieharline.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Christopher Nicholes eldernicholesnewyork.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Monica Hawkes sistermonicahawkes.wordpress.com 2013
Elder Kyle Rasmussen the-standard-of-truth.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Stroud servingstrouds.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Zohner zohnersmissionhighlites.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Brooke Malia themakershands.wordpress.com 2012
Elder Michael Goedel missionsite.net/eldermichaelgoedel 2012
Sister Clare Vaterlaus sistervaterlaus.blogspot.com 2012
Sister Melanie Meaders gospelofjoy.wordpress.com 2011
Sister Alisha Melling faithtobecome.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Brittany Anderson sisteranderson2011.wordpress.com 2011
Elder Marcus Lemmon striplingwarriors.wordpress.com 2011
Sister Rachel Lowe sisterlowe.blogspot.com 2011

New York Rochester Mission Groups

Here are Rochester Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Rochester Mission.

  1. New York Rochester Mission Facebook Group (35 members)
  2. Rochester Mission- President Walter Plumb Group (26 members)
  3. New York Rochester Mission Facebook Group (14 members)
  4. Rochester Mission 1987-90, Pres. Christensen Group (9 members)
  5. Rochester Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (7 members)
  6. Rochester Mission; President Curtis and Orton Group (1 member)

New York Rochester Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the New York Rochester Mission!

Shirt designs include New York Rochester Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Rochester missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Rochester Mission gifts

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Rochester Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Rochester Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Zachary Evans
  2. 2013-2016, Arthur R. Francis
  3. 2010-2013, Jack R. Christianson
  4. 2007-2010, Michael Hemmingway (Listen to an interview with Pres. Hemingway)
  5. 2004-2007, Alan S. Layton
  6. 2001-2004, Walter J. Plumb
  7. 1998-2001, Mark F. Breinholt
  8. 1998-1998, Gary J. Coleman
  9. 1996-1998, Gene A. Pratt
  10. 1995-1996, Lynn J. Packham
  11. 1993-1995, Marlin K. Jensen
  12. 1990-1993, Gordon Mauss
  13. 1987-1990, Richard Christensen
  14. 1984-1987, Dale R. Shumway
  15. 1981-1984, Bryton B. Orton
  16. 1978-1981, Marvin R. Curtis
  17. 1975-1978, Milton A. Barlow
  18. 1972-1975, William R. Siddoway
  19. 1966-1969, Reid E. Bankhead
  20. 1964-1966, H. Lester Peterson
  21. 1962-1964, William C. West
  22. -1962, Gerald Smith

New York LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 81,128
  • Missions: 4
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 150
  • Family History Centers: 53

Helpful Articles about New York

Coming soon..

Rochester Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from New York Rochester RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2000-2001 (Larcher)
  • 1999-2000 (Shaun-ta’)
  • 1984-1986 (Lineta)
  • 1990-1991 (Harrison)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Fayette, Botavia, Irondequoi, Palmyra. (Larcher)
  • Penfield, Farmington, Macedon, Angola, Newark. (Shaun-ta’)
  • Norwich. (Harrison)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Nima’s Chicken Parmesan Sub, Nima’s Calzone’s, The Wedge – at Eden Seafood and Pizzeria – holy yum! Pizza of course and Frozen Custard! (Shaun-ta’)
  • Some Italian food. (Lineta)

What was a funny experience?

  • Woke up one morning with a new companion fresh from the MTC finding the ceiling of our small apartment on the bathroom bowl. I being the first to discover the mess went back to sleep without saying anything. She had to see it for herself. (Lineta)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • Riding bikes on the busy highway. (Larcher)
  • Car went off a slippery road due to very heavy snow storm. (Lineta)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • I was blessed to serve a lot of my mission at the church historical sites. I was also there to see the groundbreaking, building, and dedication of the Palmyra Temple. I was blessed to serve during the temple open house greeting guests as they left the temple and answering questions. I remember asking a gentleman if he had any questions as he was leaving. He said, “yes, sister I have lots and lots of questions, but you can’t answer any of them.” I was anxious to answer them of course and so I asked him to allow me the chance. His response was, “You see my mother and sister joined the church many years ago and for a long time my only question was why they would do that. Tonight after visiting the temple my only question really is why I didn’t. So I have lots of questions, but I know the only one who can truly answer them is God.” In that moment I felt the Spirit so strong and knew that man would be baptized because of the power of the temple and the spirit he felt as he visited the House of the Lord. (Shaun-ta’)
  • Being led to a home of a single mother with three children after a long day of rejection in freezing weather. They were taught and were baptized. (Lineta)

What are some interesting facts about the Rochester Mission?

  • It’s The Cradle of the Restoration. (Lineta)

What’s the weather like?

  • I served near Buffalo during the winter. It was very cold and had lots of snow! Hot and humid in the summer with plenty of rain. Spring and fall are fabulous! (Shaun-ta’)
  • It gets very cold in the winter time, sometimes below zero. It gets humid in the summer time. (Lineta)
  • Humid. (Harrison)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I loved all the wonderful, kind, and generous people I met on my mission. (Shaun-ta’)
  • It’s a beautiful place with loving people. (Lineta)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Long johns. (Larcher)
  • Warm winter coat, rain coat or jacket and good shoes! (Shaun-ta’)
  • Bring warm clothes and winter boots. (Lineta)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • There’s not enough space. (Larcher)
  • The blessings are innumerable. First I gained a firm and unshakable testimony of the Gospel and the Savior Jesus Christ. I also came to know and love the prophet Joseph Smith and his family much more than I could have ever done in any other place. I gained a strong testimony of the Restoration. My family was strengthened and blessed at home. My father and mother became very active in the church and returned to the temple after being away for a long time. My marriage is strong and I have wonderful children who I am striving to raise in righteousness. They already have stronger testimonies of the gospel than I had when I went into the mission field. (Shaun-ta’)
  • Testimony grown, knowledge of the truth increased, wonderful family of my own. Joy of serving the Lord. (Lineta)

What are some skills you gained?

  • How to deal with lazy people. (Larcher)
  • I learned to talk with people and in front of people. I also learned how to teach and learned how to really love teaching! I learned how to seek the Lord’s help with hard things and listen for the Spirit to help me with the answers to hard questions. (Shaun-ta’)
  • Teaching and speaking. (Lineta)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish I had been better prepared and that my testimony and gospel knowledge had been stronger. (Shaun-ta’)
  • I wish I read and studied more. (Lineta)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Rochester?

  • Get your priorities in order. Serve God first of all, then the rest follows. You will be amazed. (Lineta)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I made plenty. (Larcher)
  • Speaking basic Italiano. (Lineta)