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Architect Becomes Leader of Local Congregation

Alen O’Farrell has been called as the new bishop of the Clonsilla Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Bishop O’Farrell will be responsible for the Clonsilla ward, one of five such congregations in the Dublin area. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this position is unpaid and bishops continue to pursue their careers and serve in the Church during their remaining time. Bishop O’Farrell will be assisted in his calling/assignment by two counselors or advisors.

Bishop O’Farrell has been a church member all of his life and works as an architect with local government. He served a two-year voluntary mission for the church in the Arcadia Californian Mission. He is married to Denise and they are the parents of one daughter aged 7  

Bishop O’Farrell said that his main focus will be to help ward members increase their faith and build stronger unity as they minister to each other and to bring those living within the ward boundaries closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.  

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