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Matt Goodman is the president of the Orange Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

By ELISABETH DEFFNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Matt Goodman has a not-so-secret identity. A dermatologist by day, he is also the president of the 3,700-member, eight-congregation Orange Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often referred to as the Mormons). It’s not a position he aspired to or chose — but then, all LDS leaders are laypeople called to their positions by other leaders.

“We’re taught to be willing to accept whatever we’re called to do,” said Goodman, 55. “Virtually everyone in the church has a calling and is serving in some capacity.” …read the article

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