Church Announces Recent Stake Reorganizations

  • 5 December 2013


A new stake has been created from the Highland Utah and Highland Utah West stakes. The Highland Utah Central Stake, which includes the Highland 5th, Highland 6th, Highland 8th, Highland 10th, Highland 12th, Highland 14th, Highland 16th, and Highland 28th wards, was created by Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Seventy and Elder Kevin J. Worthen, an Area Seventy.

HIGHLAND UTAH CENTRAL STAKE (November 3, 2013): President—Blair Mahlon Kent, 49, chief executive officer at Intermountain Healthcare; wife, Terri Smuin Kent. Counselors—Rodger Merrill Lyman, 53, president of LBiSAT, LLC; wife, Mara D. Williams Lyman. Todd Alan Humphrey, 49, owner/general manager of Good Earth Natural Foods; wife, Rachel VeAnn Howard Humphrey.


COLUMBUS OHIO STAKE (November 10, 2013): President—David W. Cook, 51, partner at Vorys Law Firm; succeeding D. Bradley Welling; wife, Melinda Ralph Cook. Counselors—Steven Grant Richardson, 54, physician; wife, Mary Abigail Gillespie Richardson. Thomas William Kiehl, 34, president of KG Tax and financial; wife, Sarah Rayburn Kiehl.

ELKO NEVADA WEST STAKE (November 10, 2013): President—Paul Michael Lewis, 45, fixed maintenance planner at Barrick Goldstrike; succeeding Lee M. Shumway; wife, Kimberlee Allen Lewis. Counselors—Val Michael Esplin, 49, employed by the State of Nevada Office of the Military; wife, Ruthe Ane Norton Esplin. John Kenneth Elwood, 60, pharmacist; wife, Margie Moulton Elwood.

GOIANIA BRAZIL EAST STAKE (October 13, 2013): President—Murilo Vicente Leite Ribeiro, 30, bidding manager; succeeding Carlos Augusto Esteves; wife, Kelly Santos Figueiredo. Counselors—Vinicius Ferreira Barbosa, 32, airport service professional; wife, Ana Maria Gonçalves Barbosa. Paulo Henrique Barbosa Borges, 30, Quality Industria Quimica; wife, Giselle Rozande Machado Borges.

HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY STAKE (November 3, 2013): President—Nathan Alison Craig, 37, attorney; succeeding Mark D. Miller; wife, Amy Kartchner Craig. Counselors—Donnie Ray Spann, 60, chief examiner for the Tennessee Department of Insurance; wife, Linda Joan Jensen Spann. Richard Ford Wheeler, 64, geology lab manager at Austin Peay State University; wife, April Michelle Tweedie Wheeler.

INDEPENDENCE MISSOURI STAKE (October 27, 2013): President—Dennis Owen Cato, 62, facilities manager for the Church; succeeding Manuel Medina; wife, Sondra Lynn Weddle Cato. Counselors—Paul William Nelson, 60, president of NDCO Inc.; wife, Debra Dawn O’Dell Nelson. Phillip Wade Beem, 49, bakery director at Bresettes Price Chopper; wife, Bethe Ann Sexton Beem.

LIVRAMENTO BRAZIL STAKE (October 13, 2013): President—Marcelo da Silveira, 38, technician at Marcelo Celulares; succeeding Victor Hugo Vargas; wife, Aureane Emilia Rodrigues Rigo. Counselors—Paulo Henrique Asconavieta Da Silva, 44, director at IFSul Livramento Campus; wife, Silvia Arias Da Silva. Cesar Augusto Gonzales Castro, 35, accounting technician; wife, Ana Sabrina Da Silva Fernandes.

MERIDIAN IDAHO NORTH STAKE (October 27, 2013): President—John Thomas Ahlquist III, 45, chief operating officer for Gardner Co.; succeeding Blake R. Alder; wife, Shanna Lynne Mullins Ahlquist. Counselors—Mark Marvin Peterson, 53, car dealer; wife, Cathlene Jensen Peterson. Kent Leslie Sager, 59, human resource manager at Micron; wife, Deborah Jean Lambert Sager.

NAGOYA JAPAN STAKE (October 27, 2013): President—Hikaru Nakashima, 40, auditor at Kimura Accounting Firm; succeeding Yuasa Hiromitsu; wife, Chieko Otsu Nakashima. Counselors—Masaki Keikyu, 47, local civil servant; wife, Kazue Endo Keikyu. Seiichi Takahashi, 54, seminary coordinator for the Church; wife, Hiroko Takahashi.