Regional Latter-day Saint President for the (Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts) area and Professor at Harvard Divinity School, David F. Holland said of the naming of Russell M. Nelson as the 17th President and Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "In my experience, President Nelson has been tirelessly committed to the help and healing of those around him. As a physician and in his spiritual ministry, he has exhibited the same steady care for others. He has always shown himself to be authentic; the public and the private Russell M. Nelson seem to be very much the same. That quality of personal integrity is something I admire a great deal."
In the Greater Nashua area, there are nearly 1,000 Latter-day Saints members that come from the towns of Nashua, Merrimack, Hudson, Litchfield, Brookline, Hollis, Amherst and Mont Vernon. Over 4,044 members live in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts as of July 28th 2017.