Cheryl Brooks Davis of Cabot recently received a new assignment as primary president of the Searcy Arkansas Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In her new role, Davis will provide leadership training and direction for twelve primary organizations in Arkansas which serve children from 18 months to age twelve. She was called to the assignment by Dr. David Lewis of Jonesboro, president of the Searcy Arkansas Stake, and succeeds Nina Shelton of Lonoke who served in the stake primary since 2014.

Davis is a native of Merced, Calif. although she and her husband, Dan, raised their seven children in Arkansas. She substitute teaches at Cabot High School and is a student at ASU Beebe.

Davis is uniquely qualified for her new role, having served many years in primary at the local level. She has taught every primary class from Nursery to age 11, served as local primary president three times, directed primary music, and served nine years consecutively as a Cub Scout leader. Her favorite time is spent with her children and five grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys photography, hiking, gardening, genealogy, and crafts.

Davis will serve in a volunteer capacity and will have the assistance of two counselors and a secretary. Jean Ann Sepe of Cabot will serve as first counselor and Adrienne Lorimer of Jonesboro as second counselor. Amy Webb of Searcy will assist as secretary.

The 2017 primary theme is “Choose the Right.” The acronym CTR has special meaning to the primary children who are reminded to think of what Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ would have them do when making choices. Davis invites the public to attend the Cabot congregation’s annual primary presentation during the church’s worship service at 9 a.m. this Sunday at 6110 TP White Drive in Jacksonville.

The music and talks will be presented by the primary children.