New Stakes and Stake Leaders Announced during October 2015

  • 3 November 2015

Notice of newly created and recently reorganized stakes announced during October of 2015. 

The following are newly created and recently reorganized stakes announced during October of 2015. 

New Stake

A new stake has been created from a division of the Lehi Utah Gateway Stake. The Lehi Utah Thanksgiving Stake, which consists of the Cranberry Farms 1st, Pilgrims Landing 1st, Pilgrims Landing 2nd, Pilgrims Landing 3rd, Pilgrims Landing 4th, Sunset Hollow, Thanksgiving Meadows 1st, Thanksgiving Meadows 2nd, and Thanksgiving Village Wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy and Elder Evan A. Schmutz, an Area Seventy.

LEHI UTAH THANKSGIVING STAKE (October 11, 2015): President—Cody Michael Tower, 41, director of senior living; wife, Sonni Leah Tower. Counselors—Jason Justin Taufer, 43, client adviser; wife, AmySue Puckett Taufer. Clay Harlon Caswell, 41, history teacher; wife, Stefanie Annette Stevens Caswell.

A new stake has been created from the Liberia Costa Rica District. The Liberia Costa Rica Stake, which consists of the Nicoya Branch and the Cañas, La Victoria, Liberia, San Roque, and Santa Cruz Wards, was created by Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the Seventy and Elder Carlos F. Arredondo, an Area Seventy.

LIBERIA COSTA RICA STAKE (July 19, 2015): President—David Joseph Patey, 39, CEO, Africa Safari Reserve; wife, Lori Marie Mills Patey. Counselors—Rodrigo Bernal Soto Bolaños, 52, assistant manager; wife, Maritea Muñoz Soto. Erick David Espinoza Hernández, 38, music teacher; wife, Lidia Maria Torres Espinoza.

A new stake has been created from the Caldwell New Jersey and Scotch Plains New Jersey Stakes and Patterson New Jersey District. The Liberty Park New Jersey Stake, which consists of the Bayonne, Spring Garden, and Ironbound (Portuguese) Branches and the Jersey City 1st (Spanish), Jersey City 2nd, Newark (Spanish), Union City (Spanish), West New York (Spanish), and Hoboken YSA Wards, was created by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Paul H. Sinclair, an Area Seventy.

LIBERTY PARK NEW JERSEY STAKE (September 20, 2015): President—Michael Lawrence Scheel, 38, president, Profolio Investments; wife, Jennifer Reed Chugg Scheel. Counselors—Juan Carlos Almeida, 39, personal banker; wife, Carole Nane Robles Almeida. Ernesto Gomez Santos, 55, bus operator; wife, Marta Gomez.

A new stake has been created from the Okpuala Ngwa Nigeria District. The Okpuala Ngwa Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ndiolumbe and Ntigha Branches and the Amapu, Nbawsi, Okpuala Ngwa, Ovungwu, Umuapu, and Umuchima Wards, was created by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy and Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, an Area Seventy.

OKPUALA NGWA NIGERIA STAKE (September 13, 2015) President—Prince Alaoma Ebere, 53, managing director, self-employed; wife, Onyinyechi Emeenye. Counselors—Louis Okezie Daniel Iweh, 47, managing director; wife, Green C. Daniel Anyaniou Iweh. Victor P. Francis, 44, principal; wife, Glory Nwala Francis.

A new stake has been created from a division of the Sete Lagoas Brazil Stake. The Sete Lagoas Brazil East Stake, which consists of the Belo Vale, Curvelo, Interlagos, Nova Cidade, and Sete Lagoas 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Jairo Mazzagardi of the Seventy.

SETE LAGOAS BRAZIL EAST STAKE (September 20, 2015): President—Márcio Batista Souza, 40, cashier; wife, Gilvana de Cássía Alves Souza. Counselors—Carlos Daniel Carneiro de Araujo, 39, commercial director; wife, Natalia Zborowski Araujo. Augusto Calado de Avelar Leandro, 32, manager; wife, Fabiane Souza Santos de Avelar.

Reorganized Stakes

ABIDJAN COTE D’IVOIRE TOIT ROUGE STAKE (September 6, 2015): President—Yao Kouadio Noel Fabrice, 35, digital technician; succeeding Laubhouet Abel Lavry; wife, Lou Nan Irene Irie. Counselors—Bruno Sell, 46, technical director; wife, Christiane Affoué Kouassi. Aime-Christian Konan Amani, 38, distributor; wife, Zie Guebazi Solange Epouse Amani.

APPLE VALLEY CALIFORNIA STAKE (September 20, 2015): President—Bruce William Ebmeyer, 46, self-employed; succeeding Craig C. Garrick; wife, Carolyn Shen-Berg Ebmeyer. Counselors—Thomas Richard Gibbons, 39, seminary and institute coordinator; wife, Magi Cooper Gibbons. Joseph Bjorn Andreasen, 58, retired; wife, Beth Elaine Belli Andreasen.

ARCADIA CALIFORNIA STAKE (September 13, 2015): President—Harry Porter Terrill Jr., 70, owner, Harry P. Terrill Inc.; succeeding Scott A. Magnusson; wife, Barbara Agnes Clayton Terrill. Counselors—Kaoyanot “Steve” Yen, 59, document control principal; wife, Mangli Lee “Trina” Yen. Nathan Richard Ogilvie, 44, art director, CBS Television; wife, Trista Jones Ogilvie.

AURORA COLORADO STAKE (September 13, 2015): President—Douglas Kent Whetten, 41, dentist; succeeding Jared B. Dorney; wife, Christy Pugh Whetten. Counselors—Scott Burton Davies, 53, president, Tech Networking Inc.; wife, Carrie Louise Hansen Davies. Kelly Myler Wright, 50, technical support specialist; wife, Elizabeth Lee Patch Wright.

BOISE IDAHO NORTH STAKE (October 18, 2015): President—Aaron Lloyd Maybon, 54, principal; succeeding Brent D. Carr; wife, Cynthia Marie Dildine Maybon. Counselors—Clyn Grant Richards, 62, director of photography, KROI-TV; wife, Kristin Sue Oakes Richards. Dale Cecil Olsen, 59, accountant; wife, Marla Warnick Olsen.

CABUYAO PHILIPPINES STAKE (August 16, 2015): President—Greg Pangan Buscato, 36, senior manager; succeeding Emmanuel Rodantes G. Abraham; wife, Hermie Platon Tapia Buscato. Counselors—Miguel Ruanto Valdez, 51, seminary and institute area director; wife, Soledad Estelita Reyes Lopez Valdez. Rhodell Liban Agustin, 47, aircraft inspector; wife, Leolevin Madarang Farrales Agustin.

COLONIA DUBLÁN MEXICO STAKE (September 6, 2015): President—Noé Cepeda Santos, 46, greenhouse plant manager; succeeding Kelly L. Jones; wife, Beronica Gallegos Ruiz. Counselors—Julian Alfonso Barrio Rodriguez, 53, administrator; wife, Bertha Isela Chaus Merino. Andrew Robinson Anderson Russell, 55, sales associate; wife, Kelly Cash de Robinson.

CUERNAVACA MEXICO CIVAC STAKE (September 6, 2015): President—Albarera Francisco Rodriguez, 41, quality auditor; succeeding José A. Cortes Menchaca; wife, Vianey Bueno Diaz. Counselors—Manuel Palma Reyes, 48, production manager; wife, Maria Aurora Rodriguez Bravo. Benjamin Mendoza Pediaza, 33, business adviser; wife, Rosalba Figueroa Cuevas.

GUADALAJARA MEXICO INDEPENDENCIA STAKE (August 30, 2015): President—Quinátzin Reyes Gómez, 40, chief camera operator; succeeding Juan Pablo Reyes Ortega; wife, Marina Hernández Lopano. Counselors—Luis Gil Goronado, 47, financial adviser; wife, Yolanda Gonzalez Garcia de Gil. Raul Donaji Solis Rosales, 36, product manager; wife, Trilce Martínez Vargas.

INGLEWOOD CALIFORNIA STAKE (September 13, 2015): President—Brian Clark Ostler, 47, deputy city attorney; succeeding Steven T. Adams; wife, Nora Leanne Kenney Ostler. Counselors—Penieli Filimoeatu Fie’eiki, 47, international lead agent, DHL Express; wife, Mary Lucy “Unga” Fie’eiki. Jose Ricardo Monterroso, 31, interim program manager; wife, Lidia Esperanza Camos Monterroso.

IRAPUATO MEXICO STAKE (August 16, 2015): President—Miguel Angel Morales Matinez, 43, technician, Pemex; succeeding Jesus Humberto Palacios Zimbern; wife, Yadira Dicelia Banoa Vazquez. Counselors—José Gonzalo Guerrero Mosqueda, 49, postman; wife, Josefina Gallardo Gomez. José Luis Lozano Frausto, 61, administrator; wife, Angelica Patricia Midangos Campos.

MEXICO CITY CHURUBUSCO STAKE (September 6, 2015): President—Pablo Moreno Arrieta Celso, 48, general director; succeeding Roberto Garcia Espejel; wife, Veronica Vega Cordero Juua. Counselors—Jonathan Alcala Ibañez, 41, secretary; wife, Adoracìón Robeledo Fuentes. Martin Lugo Jose Edilberto, 50, resident engineer; wife, Esmerelda Mendez Ocana.

MOUNT PLEASANT UTAH STAKE (August 30, 2015): President—Welby Todd Jorgensen, 52, rancher/farmer; succeeding Mark L. Johansen; wife, Angela Steck Jorgensen. Counselors—Daniel Clark Welker, 53, VP of human resources; wife, Marli Mickel Walker. Richard J Hansen, 61, journeyman lineman; wife, Karen Nielsen Hansen.

OAXACA MEXICO MONTE ALBÁN STAKE (August 23, 2015): President—Héctor Andrade Acosta, 49, supervisor; succeeding Guillermo C. Molina Gallardo; wife, Tania Lazaro Porras. Counselors—Oscar Nava Tsakiris, 33, Church property manager; wife, Na del Carmen Viviana Torres Gonzalez. Alberto Martinez Gabeias, 35, self-employed; wife, Monica Zamilpa Rivera.

QUITO ECUADOR LA OFELIA STAKE (August 16, 2015): President—Carlos Alberto Ramírez Espinosa, 37, security chief; succeeding W. Javier Saenz Valencia; wife, Lluia Jeaneth Cortagena Quimabiamba. Counselors—Leon Arvoys Fals Fernandas, 45, doctor; wife, Elizabeth Carvajal Lascano Hindirad. Alejandro Jara Mendoza Galo, 47, academic adviser; wife, Rita Teresa de Jesús Ponce.

ROSWELL NEW MEXICO STAKE (September 13, 2015): President—Joe Shannon Magill, 62, chief of police; succeeding Tory L. Smith; wife, Carol Melissa Conner Magill. Counselors—David Gardner Morrison, 45, operating manager; wife, Amy Melissa Mosley Morrison. James Donald Reese, 62, teacher/coach; wife, Linda Elizabeth Call Reese.

SANTA ANA EL SALVADOR MODELO STAKE (August 16, 2015): President—César Ricardo Deras Nuñez, 43, business manager; succeeding Astul B. Garay Cabrera; wife, Luz de Maria Beltran Palacios. Counselors—Carlos Alexander Padilla Peñate, 33, dental surgeon; wife, Susana Emilia Vicente Peñate. Nestor Vladimir Hernández Vargas, 35, complaints recipient; wife, Edith Vargas.