New Stakes and Stake Leaders Announced during July 2015

  • 31 July 2015

The First Presidency has created new stakes and called new stake leaders.

New Stakes

Two new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Abak Nigeria District. The Abak Nigeria Stake, which includes the Abak 1st, Abak 2nd, Abia Okpo, Atai Otoro, Ediene, Eka Nto Obo, Ikot Ntuk, and Ikot Oku Mfang Branches, was created by Elder Edward Dube of the Seventy and Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Talagante Chile District. The Talagante Chile Stake consists of the Bollenar and Calera de Tango Branches and the El Monte, Isla de Maipo, Melipilla 1st, Melipilla 2nd,Talagante 1st, and Talagante 2nd Wards. This stake was created by Elder Jorge F. Zeballos of the Seventy and Elder Jose M. Batalia, an Area Seventy.

Abak Nigeria Stake (June 14, 2015): President—Eniemah Johnson Limoh, 55, vice principal; wife, Victoria Eniemah Limoh. Counselors—Effron Edst Etim, 58, duty official; wife, Simone Josephine Etim. Fred Liduakobong Sunday, 38, self-employed; wife, Imo Stephen Sunday.

Talagante Chile Stake (May 10, 2015): President—Cesar Marcelo Saez, 43, controller; wife, Ximena Adriana Munoz. Counselors—Orlando Segundo Arancibia Vega, 58, legal counselor; wife, Constanza Veronica Giovanna Delmastro Sepulveda. Diego Felipe Loyola Silva, 30, business adviser; wife, Vanessa Ortiz Arancibia.

Reorganized Stakes

Aba Nigeria Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Justice Nwachinemere Otuonye, 35, doctor; succeeding Kennedy Godwin Azubuike Njoku; wife, Kate Anurika Otuonye. Counselors—Precious Chisom Nwaqwugwu Marizu, 36, facilities manager; wife, Geraldine Ijeoma Ani Marizu. Uwem Gilbert Edem, 45, religious educator; wife, Attah Orok Edem.

Anderson California Stake (June 14, 2015): President—Samuel Keil Webb, 62, manager of a ranch supply store; succeeding Gordon D. Yates; wife, Drew Patricia Thomas Webb. Counselors—Robert Mitchel Gumm, 62, owner of a solar company; wife, Cindy Jean Morton Gumm. Scott Michael Penfold, 56, owner of a petroleum engineering company; wife, Shari Lee Dawn Harris Penfold.

Anoka Minnesota Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Don James Clark, 45, vice president of Target perishables; succeeding Jonathan J. Toronto; wife, Cynthia Louise Sherwood Clark. Counselors—Paul Williams Wilson III, 42, senior IT manager; wife, Sarah Lo Ree Sorenson Wilson. Kenneth Gary Rasmussen, 53, engineering director; wife, Alene Rae Allgaier Rasmussen.

Arequipa Peru Central Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Percy Alberto Ulloa Munoz, 37, head of technical equipment; succeeding Delni Lino Cuadros Escobedo; wife, Maria Lucia Morales Velasquez. Counselors—Armando Pacomino Janco Manuel, 58, director of administration; wife, Justina Rodriguez. Harold Gonzales Leballos Beltrain, 35, financial consultant; wife, Diana Carolina Mendoza Kumoria.

Arequipa Peru Manuel Prado Stake (May 10, 2015): President—Jacob Noe Cruz Calla, 45, teacher; succeeding Juan Houdini Mendoza Contreras; wife, Yovanna Mariela Laura Condori. Counselors—Moises Ricardo Gonzolez Alcazar, 50, head of logistics; wife, Connie Erika Cijeva Borrios. Edgar Rodolfo Levin Momoni, 37; wife, Aydee Emilia Siegre Guzman.

Betim Brazil Stake (April 26, 2015): President—Marcelo Ovarte Jacinto, 48, administrator; succeeding Eudermes Eustaquio de Almeida; wife, Gloria Esteva Vierra Jacinto. Counselors—Romulo Carmes Gama, 32, administration manager; wife, Natalia Pereira Portes Gama. Leonardo Rodrigo Oliveira Silva, 39, banker; wife, Regiana Aparecida de Farah Oliveira.

Chihuahua Mexico Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Carlos Alberto Diaz Gonzales, 43, agency director; succeeding Jared Alcazar Hernandez; wife, Karla Fibiola Balcorta Harmon. Counselors—Saul Torales Valenzuela, 37, public accountant; wife, Karla Maria Aguilar Chavira. Ricardo Moo Castro, 35, development manager; wife, Vanesa Limon Loya.

Chillogallo Ecuador Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Marcelo Ruben Caranqui Guerrero, 49, hotel food and beverage supervisor; succeeding Fernando X. Lizano Aruz; wife, Ligia Maribel Auz Chavez. Counselors—Edison David Davila Lopez, 30, owner of Zaidth Optica; wife, Isabel Almeda Fernandez. Fernando Paul Cumbatin Cajas, 32, conductor; wife, Sonia Mercedes Ochoa Ushina.

Cleveland Ohio Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Michael Leigh Snyder, 54, attorney; succeeding William R. Titera; wife, Ellen Packer Snyder. Counselors—Robert William Kerr, 67, government agent; wife, Constance Alpha Rannels Kerr. Dennis Leonard DeBaltzo, 50, vice president of sales; wife, Alexis Anne Schickedanz DeBaltzo.

Curitiba Brasil Luz Stake (May 3, 2015): President—Pedro Lucas de Moraes, 40, advocate; succeeding Valdecir da Cruz; wife, Renilee Aparecida de Moraes. Counselors—Alexandre Sanhudo Avila, 51, security guard; wife, Clara Eunice Castanheira Avila. Daniel Vagner Santos, 35, communication analyst; wife, Luana Antunes Santos.

Guayaquil Ecuador Huancavilca Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Jorge Washington Lima Avilez, 46, head of social security institute; succeeding Maximo W. Parrales Velasco; wife, Moana Tanay Castro Acosta. Counselors—Alfredo Christian Parrales Bazan, 32; wife, Daniela De Los Angeles Saltos Perez. Sandro Heriberto Ramirez Cedeno, 45, teacher; wife, Carolina Vallejo Zanbrano.

Idaho Falls Eagle Rock Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Albert Rupert Wilcox III, 39, contract specialist; succeeding Howard J. Stewart; wife, Nicole Owens Wilcox. Counselors—James David Stoddard, 59, ski resort co-owner/retired CPA partner; wife, Cherie Lee Astle Stoddard. Kevin Vern Pettingill, 56, retired law enforcement; wife, Pamela Carrie Landon Pettingill.

Kaysville Utah Desert Mill Stake (April 17, 2015): President—Scott Dee Saunders, 56, business owner; succeeding Darrell “Devon” Hansen; wife, Carolyn Angus Saunders. Counselors—Gerold Lynn Bovee, 48, athletics director; wife, Julie Ann Hamblin Bovee. Gregory Scott Nelson, 36, chief operating officer; wife, Katie Ann Baird Nelson.

Klein Texas Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Samuel Gary Bikman, 46, senior vice president of a supply chain; succeeding Brent D. Rawson; wife, Melissa Kay Stone Bikman. Counselors—David John Peterson, 46, product management; wife, Kelly Wilcox Peterson. Matthew Wayne Strader, 44, coordinator; wife, Jennifer N. Evans Strader.

Las Vegas Nevada East Stake (May 3, 2015): President—Lee S. Timothy, 65, general manager; succeeding Kevin S. Richardson; wife, Wendy Finch Timothy. Counselors—Ryan Richard Bowen, 44, business owner; wife, Julie Lynn Johnson Bowen. Steven Kenji Tokita, 40, company president; wife, Tamara Marie Webb Tokita.

Libertad Ecuador Stake (June 1, 2015): President—Jose Vicente Larrea Chavez, 69, temple engineer; succeeding Felix R. Yagual Rodriguez; wife, Lilian Maria Heredia Carrera. Counselors—Agustin Fausto Yagual Rodriguez, 54, teacher; wife, Iupe Marilo Mosquera Cevallos. Victor Edilberto Yepez Bazan, 52, business owner; wife, Angela Sonia Cevallos Merchan.

Lipolu Samoa Aleisa Stake (May 24, 2015): President—Luaiu’a Tali Muliaina, 55, manager; succeeding Benko A. Ah Hoy; wife, Ualolo Lydia Aiono Muliaina. Counselors—Daniel Francis Craig, 40, general manager; wife, Pualele Margaret Atoa Craig. Onosai Scanlan, 44, salesman; wife, Diana Margaret Betham Scanlan.

Montevideo Uruguay West Stake (April 26, 2015): President—Cesar David Maciel Gonzalez, 37, engineer; wife, Ivonne Denisse Loyarte Vina. Counselors—Rafael Daniel Maio Cazzuli, 47, businessman; wife, Maria Jose Etchegaray Rodriguez. Ricardo Pineiro Vecino, 34, digital technology designer; wife, Maira Ruth Menendez Martirena.

Neiafu Vava’u Tonga Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Saipaia Lutoviko, 44, maintenance and cleaning; succeeding Sitiveni Moana Pongi; wife, Maumi Vailea Lutoviko. Counselors—Masima Moaza, 51; wife, Paea’i Maninita Tupor Moaza. Tuihalangingie Manuofetoa, 42, driver; wife, Pasimati Latu Manuofetoa.

Oklahoma City South Stake (May 3, 2015): President—Jeffrey Flynn Bellows, 62, engineer; succeeding Gordon J. Bean; wife, Marion Louise Dodge Bellows. Counselors—Randy Merrill Widdison, 38, sales director; wife, Joni Ann Rasmussen Widdison. Terry Ray Davis Jr., 42, sales manager; wife, Joy Lynn Cook Davis.

Olathe Kansas Stake (June 14, 2015): President—Darren A. Boyack, 44, doctor; succeeding Kendal S. Ross; wife, Christina Marie Johnson Boyack. Counselors—James Eric Moore, 48, endodontist; wife, Michelle Scorse Moore. James Darwin Taylor, 55, vice president of finance at Tyr Energy Inc.; wife, Kim LaRae Leekington Taylor.

Porterville California Stake (May 17, 2015): President—Kelley Dave Ivancovick, 60, farmer; succeeding Richard L. Christenson; wife, Joyce Hamilton Ivancovick. Counselors—Robert Edward Bell, 58, oral maxillofacial surgeon; wife, Sherrie Lynn Tanbet Bell. Vann Robert Christenson, 36, law firm partner; wife, Katherine Ann Barker Christenson.

Provo Utah Grandview South Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Brent J. Edgington, 56, manager at Intermountain Healthcare; succeeding David T. Warner; wife, Marci Dawn Hafen Edgington. Counselors—David Ray Barton II, 48, branch manager at Rocky Mountain Mortgage; wife, Anteres Debaron Widmar Barton. Randall Kay Stokes, 59, senior principal engineer for the Church; wife, Robin Ann Van Houten Stokes.

Recife Brazil Caxange Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Djalma Silva Guimaraes Jr., 31, professor; succeeding Amauri Gomez da Silva; wife, Patricia Andrea Silva Guimaraes. Counselors—Rajail de Maura Campos, 29, seafood supervisor; wife, Slavianne Vonderlii de Aguiar Campos. Marcos Paulo Avila Marcos, 42, engineer; wife, Cilia de Saiza Falcao Avila.

Tegucigalpa Honduras Uyuca Stake (May 24, 2015): President—Norlan Reniery Briceno Chapas, 37, properties coordinator for the Church; succeeding Asdrubal H. Ordonez Coello; wife, Cynthia Mrilhyn Rodriguez Galo. Counselors—Fernando Alberto Zelaya Calero, 46, telecommunications control; wife, Rebeca Marcela Sierra Ramos. Roman Vargas Saldivar, 36, Church temple engineer; wife, Milagros Suypa Casco Aguilar.

Santiago Chile Gran Avenida Stake (April 26, 2015): President—Patricio Del Transito Diaz, 49, technician; succeeding Fernando A. Corro Pardo; wife, Lidia Elizabeth Vera Guzman. Counselors—Marcelo Benjamin Martinez Rojas, 50, bank coordinator of infrastructure; wife, Maria Solange Lizana Sanchez. Jorge Emilio Perez Alacaino, 57, craftsman; wife, Beatriz de Las Nieves Sotelo Zuniga.

Sao Paulo Brazil Piratininga Stake (May 24, 2015): President—Ricardo da Silva, 40, commercial supervisor; succeeding Martinho Vinhas Fernandes; wife, Cinthia Hashimoto Silva. Counselors—Paulo Oliveira Ribeiro De Moura, 55, manufacturer; wife, Marisiela Da Silva Nogueira Moura. Adalberto Conceicao Fontenele, 35, works in technology systems; wife, Pamela Couras Fontenele.

Spokane Washington Stake (June 7, 2015): President—Darrell Lee Moseley, 54, business owner; succeeding James Lee; wife, Brenda Lee Bassett Moseley. Counselors—Christopher James Holland, 42, contract manager; wife, Valynn Marie Wilson Holland. Matthew Morrison Borders, 36, financial adviser; wife, Rachel Susan Vermillion Borders.

St. Petersburg Florida Stake (April 19, 2015): President—Todd Clark Bangerter, 57, strategic planner; succeeding Nathan R. Emery; wife, Julie Ann Clyde Bangerter. Counselors—Keith R. James, 57, team leader at American Express travel; wife, Sheila D. Terry James. John Joseph Bertalan, 67, professor; wife, Beverly Teresa Christian Bertalan.

Suva Fiji North Stake (April 19, 2015): President—Vito Wasai Qaqa, 54, school counselor and teacher; succeeding Maika T. Seru; wife, Umalsi Sononanumi. Counselors—Anil Slitckchan Bhan, 66, technical officer; wife, Akanisi Roko Bhan. Sakiusa Mekemere Maiwiriwiri, 34, teacher; wife, Salote Cavuca Peletu Malani Maiwiriwiri.

Vancouver Washington East Stake (April 19, 2015): President—Verne Loveland May, 61, dental technician; succeeding Gregory A. Shafer; wife, Lori Manship May. Counselors—Brandon Keith Norton, 46, seminary teacher and institute director; wife, Heather Jensen Norton. Lamar David Mckague, 45, programmer; wife, Claudine Erickson Mckague.

Walnut Creek California Stake (April 26, 2015): President—Clifford Adrian March, 51, V.P. Cost Plus Inc.; succeeding John A. Hunt; wife, Michelle Denise Nausin March. Counselors—Jeffrey D. Hosking, 51, attorney; wife, Pamela Gail Banks Hosking. Brian Richard Judd, 43, managing director of bank; wife, Kristalyn Thurn Judd.

Westminster Colorado Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Sung Hoon Moon, 45, technology director; succeeding Larry L. Hickman; wife, Kathryn Jean Liesmann Moon. Counselors—Grover N. Wray, 54, human resources supervisor; wife, Barbara Lesley Pearson Wray. Darrell Scott Fuller, 59, purchasing manager; wife, Jayne Marie Roberts Fuller.

Wilmette Illinois Stake (May 17, 2015): President—James Eldon Holbrook, 60, company president; succeeding K. David Scott; wife, Kandra Kaye Bingham Holbrook. Counselors—Calvin Sedgwick Monson, 57, vice president of telecommunications; wife, Shawna Winn Tucker Monson. Spencer Kenneth Dunn, 51, human resources representative; wife, Mary Alice Saliwanchik Dunn.

Wilmington Delaware Stake (May 31, 2015): President—Kent Amos Jordan, 58, U.S. circuit judge; succeeding W. Wynn John; wife, Michelle Weaver Jordan. Counselors—Bruce R. Winn, 60, company chairman; wife, Nancy Kay Holdenness Winn. Sheldon Rush Sumpter, 55, program manager; wife, Karin Diehl Sumpter.