Isanti man, Nicholas Izzo, to lead Princeton Ward of LDS Church

Nicholas Izzo, 37, Isanti, is the new bishop of the Princeton Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He replaced Ronald Watson, of Isanti, who served as bishop for nearly seven years. An LDS bishop presides over the local congregation of the Church, called a ward, as the priesthood leader.

Bishop Izzo, who grew up in Coon Rapids, married his wife Sarah in December 2000. They have four young children—three girls and a boy. They moved to Isanti from Brooklyn Park eight years ago, where they are active members of the community.

In addition to their strong faith in Jesus Christ, Bishop Izzo and his young family will bring energy to this responsibility. At home he wrestles with his kids. Baseball is one of his all-time loves, and he still remains actively involved in the baseball community. Sarah is a past ECFE president and a past president of the Relief Society, the woman’s service organization of the Church.

Bishop Izzo is a supply chain manager for a global container company. Latter-day Saint clergy receive no pay for ecclesiastical responsibilities and maintain their paid employment while serving.

The Princeton Ward congregation has more than 450 members with geographic boundaries that include the communities of Princeton, Zimmerman, Becker, Milaca, Foley, Cambridge and Isanti. All are invited to Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. at the LDS meetinghouse in Princeton at 100 Ave W. Hwy 95.