New Stakes and Stake Leaders Announced in August 2015

  • 17 September 2015

Notices of new and reorganized stakes throughout the world.

New Stakes

Four new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from a division of the Draper Utah Mountain Point Stake. The Draper Utah Meadows Stake, which consists of the Bellevue, Bellevue Park, Bridle Pointe, Brown Farm, Creekside, Lone Rock, and Willow Springs Wards, was created by Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Robert C. Gay of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Port Vila Vanuatu District. The Port Vila Vanuatu Stake, which consists of the Blacksands, Erakor, Etas, Mele, Paunangisu, Port Vila 1st, and Port Vila 2nd Branches, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Tagbilaran Philippines District. The Tagbilaran Philippines Stake, which consists of the Baclayon, Duero, Jagna, and Pilar Branches and the Cortes, Dauis, Tagbilaran 1st, Tagbilaran 2nd, and Valencia Bohol Wards, was created by Elder Ian S. Ardern of the Seventy and Elder Jairus C. Perez, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Ubon Thailand District. The Ubon Thailand Stake, which consists of the Kalasin, Mahasarakham, Surin, and Yasothorn Branches and the Buriram, Korat, Roi-Et, Srisaket, and Ubon Wards, was created by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Seventy and Elder Wisit Khanakham, an Area Seventy.

DRAPER UTAH MEADOWS STAKE (May 3, 2015): President—James E MacPherson, 39, executive vice president, Academy Mortgage; wife, Jenessa Rasband MacPherson. Counselors—John William Rasmussen, 56, vice president of finance, Progrexion; wife, Ann Clinger Rasumssen. Loyal Charles Hulme, 46, shareholder, Kirton McConkie; wife, Jenifer Lynn Chandler Hulme.

PORT VILA VANUATU STAKE (June 21, 2015): President—Yvon Jacques Basil, 42, director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; wife, Madeleine Peter Basil. Counselors—Thidjinelia Kalmet Kalpoi, 31, visa coordinator; wife, Antolyn Kalpoi. Paul Arongon Kaun, 40, consultant, Global Green Group Inst.; wife, Sereima Singia Kaun.

TAGBILARAN PHILIPPINES STAKE (July 26, 2015): President—Jerome Genit Galotera, 39, seminary and institute coordinator; wife, Beverly Samson Galotera. Counselors—Barben Clause Belarmino, 36, professor; wife, Cirly Gesite Cezar Belarmino. Glenn Oliverio Sasing, 37, college faculty; wife, Retchel Pedro Caro Sasing.

UBON THAILAND STAKE (June 14, 2015): President—Amporn Parapan, 50, principal at Norng Sang Non Somboon School; wife, Emmon Khanatong Parapan. Counselors—Prawit Soison, 30, bank officer; wife, Jurirat Sisuwan Soison. Lersan Thonghongsa, 71, manager at Pipat Insurance; wife, Thatsaniya Duangwilai Thonghongsa.

Reorganized Stakes

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA LITORAL STAKE (June 28, 2015): President—Luis Ignacio Callero, 36, information system specialist; succeeding José M. Batalla; wife, Wanda Yanina Beloqui. Counselors—Pablo Daniel Arcos, 41, self-employed; wife, Cecilia Fernandez de Bittercourt. Federico Brosio, 37, logistics supervisor; wife, Julieta Vanesa Walker.

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA MORENO STAKE (June 28, 2015): President—Leonardo David Chamorro, 38, railroad supervisor; succeeding Alejandro A. Piva; wife, Natalia Lujan Ertel. Counselors—Pablo Nacif Carrizo, 36, country home maintenance; wife, Ana Lia Migdal. Elias Daniel Cisneros, 29, delivery coordinator; wife, Giselle Soberon Campos.

DRAPER UTAH MOUNTAIN POINT STAKE (May 3, 2015): President—John Richard Taylor, 58, director of Church public affairs; succeeding Curtis E. Morgan; wife, Janice Pollei Taylor. Counselors—Brent Allen Bartholomew, 45, president, Ortho Development Corp.; wife, Monica Bradshaw Bartholomew. Andrew Alan Croshaw, 42, consulting president, Leavitt Partners; wife, Vanessa Rich Croshaw.

HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA STAKE (Aug. 9, 2015): President—Robert Raymond Cox, 54, computer consultant; succeeding Seungjin Lim; wife, Karen Patricia Howell Cox. Counselors—James Andrew Wolfe, 46, geographical information science director; wife, Amy Beth Myers Wolfe. Terry Joe Gee, 39, physical therapist; wife, Amandae Kae Barker Gee.

ITATIBA BRAZIL STAKE: (June 21, 2015) President—Paulo Roberto Fernandes de Souza, 48, temple engineer; succeeding Mumberto Eiti Kawai. Counselors—Jairo Mazzagardi Jr., 42, administrator at Cumorah Movers; wife, Adriana Berlendis Bueno Mazzagardi. Carlos Alberto Cruzato, 40, supplies manager; wife, Laura Jane Ançay.

KAYSVILLE UTAH DESERET 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.

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.

MACHIDA JAPAN STAKE (April 26, 2015): President—Henry William Eguchi Masaki Savstrom, 39, area HR manager; succeeding Seiji Tokuzawa; wife, Junko Senju Savstrom. Counselors—Kazuyoshi Kuroki, 42, senior manager; wife, Saioka Kuroki. Kozo Otani, 43, chief, NEC Corporation; wife, Yumi Otani.

NUKU’ALOFA TONGA NORTH STAKE (April 26, 2015): President—Ian Claude Tuihalangingie, 56, police inspector; succeeding Viliami T. Kulu; wife, Linita Paane Tuihalangingie. Counselors—Takaefali Finau Tupou, 43, self-employed; wife, Lavinia Seniuila Fetuani Tupou. Salome Paeakevaha Tonga, 36, farmer; wife, Kelela Lupi Tonga.

NÜRNBERG GERMANY STAKE (May 10, 2015): President—Lehi Karl Schwartz, 64, retired; succeeding Michael Tiedemann; wife, Gudrun Schwartz. Counselors—Ralf Keil, 54, self-employed; wife, Peggy Bernadette Keil. Daniel Werner Auras, 37, clerk; wife, Andrea Wechsver Auras.

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.

OREM UTAH WINDSOR STAKE (Aug. 9, 2015): President—Darren Dean Smith, 46, national sales manager; succeeding Stewart F. Hughes; wife, Mary Jo Nyman Smith. Counselors—Donald Carr McGee, 62, vice president of finance and CFO, Clyde Companies Inc.; wife, Deborah Curtis McGee. Val Don Hawks, 60, professor; wife, Julie Ann Olson Hawks.

PAGO PAGO SAMOA MAPUSAGA STAKE (July 12, 2015): President—Faapito Auapaau, 43, production manager; succeeding Nile Muliselu; wife, Irva Mataniu Iuli Auapaau. Counselors—Suamalie Ioane, 51, shareholder, American Samoa Auto Parts; wife, Faith Tausala Maui’a Ioane. Afa Roberts, 59, agent, South Seas Financial; wife, Vaelupe Autufuga Roberts.

PIURA PERU CENTRAL STAKE (Aug. 9, 2015): President—Diego Alonso Hernández Quevedo, 32, manager; wife, Edita Magdalena Fosther Campos. Counselors—Jaen Henry Espinoza Correa, 35, dentist; wife, Yanina Lisbeth Valle Caona. Cesar Augusto Calderon Ascencio, 37, assistant administrator; wife, Cintia Magaly Elias Noonja.

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.

POSADAS ARGENTINA STAKE (June 21, 2015): President—Christian Oscar Fernandez, 41, Church employee; succeeding Carlos A. Tau; wife, Ramona Catalina Delturco. Counselors—Sergio Daniel Acuña, 37, seminary and institute assistant; wife, Maria Delia Alvarenga. Juan Miguel Lopez, 47, business administrator; wife, Margarita Bortuluzzi Alba.

PUEBLO COLORADO STAKE (Aug. 9, 2015): President—Fred Jeffrey Bertoldo, 54, radiologist; succeeding George R. Garcia; wife, Susanne Eugenia Chafi Bertoldo. Counselors—Ralph Mason Downey, 55, dentist; wife, Diane Hansen Downey. Cory Wayne Smith, 44, optometrist; wife, Holly Lynette Lewis Smith.

QUITO ECUADOR STAKE (April 19, 2015): President—Dario Fernando Aguilera Tapia, 48, store manager; succeeding Renzo Gilberto Baquerizo Aragundi; wife, Adriana Victoria Sanchez Diaz. Franklin Xavier Rodriguez Cajas, 45, assistant manager; wife, Flory Revelo Carrera. Enrique Fernando Velasiequi Ponsera, 45, chef; wife, Maria Cristina Paez Equez.

SALT LAKE EAST MILL CREEK NORTH STAKE: (Aug. 16, 2015) President—Richard Kevin Ence, 60, CFO, Thatcher Company; succeeding Alan B. Tingey; wife, Marla Tingey Ence. Counselors—Douglas Flint Lowe, 60, president, Allegiance Property; wife, Lisa Ann Hale Lowe. Paul Nile Shields, 53, director, Berkley Research Group; wife, Sandra Ann Haslam Shields.

SALT LAKE GRANITE PARK STAKE (Aug. 9, 2015): President—Todd Henry Neubert, 47, nurse administrator; succeeding Dulent Bulut; wife, Janeen Marie Budniak Neubert. Counselors—Kurt Harold Francom, 33, owner, Fiddler Studios; wife, Alanna Polatis Francom. Bradley Steven Randall, 33, owner and operator, Welch Randall Real Estate; wife, Karrie Freeman Randall.

SAN JOSÉ COSTA RICA LOS YOSES STAKE (July 26, 2015): President—Juan Carlos Fallas Aquero, 49, general accountant; succeeding Luis C. Chaverri León; wife, Rommy Jessica Calderon Barquero. Counselors—José Javier Andino Marenco, 38, quality management; wife, Rebeca Castellanos Dias. Alexander David Fonseca Salas, 30, customer service manager; wife, Yuliana Cristina Cantillo Sanabria.

SENECA MARYLAND STAKE (June 14, 2015): President—Darren Earl Arnold, 50, consultant, JBC International; succeeding Phillip G. Lawyer; wife, Courtney Jeannette Clawson Arnold. Counselors—David Anthony Snyder, 46, unit chief, FBI; wife, Annette Lee Wright Snyder. Gene Clayton Schaerr, 58, principal, Schaerr Law Group; wife, Martha Janeen Canty Schaerr.

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.

STUART FLORIDA STAKE (May 3, 2015): President—Mark Melvin Watson, 56, owner and operator, WBR Management; succeeding R. Wade Litchfield; wife, Jolynn Lundwall Watson. Counselors—Bradley Pond Westover, 46, executive director, NTLA; wife, Lezlie Ann Greene Westover. William Alberto Mejia, 46, owner, Billy’s Clean Pools; wife, Diana Rodriguez de Mejia.

SUVA FIJI NORTH STAKE (April 19, 2015): President—Vito Wasai Qaqa, 54, school counselor/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.

SYRACUSE NEW YORK STAKE (May 17, 2015): President—Raymond Kent Stuetz, 59, regional advisory officer; succeeding S. Marc Clay Jr.; wife, Deborah Hales Stuetz. Counselors—Ashley James Fairbank, 38, director of education; wife, Madivette Rodriguez Colon Fairbank. David Joseph Larsen, 49, senior director, Lean Six Sigma; wife, Mylisa Jones Larsen.

VALPARAISO CHILE WEST STAKE (July 5, 2015): President—Eugenio Patricio Leighton Caro, 36, collector supervisor; succeeding Juan D. Campillay Gomolan; wife, Maria Jose Mendoza Quinteros. Counselors—Jose Antonio Mosqueira Pinilla, 36, logistics coordinator; wife, Claudia Teresa Nuñez Riquelme. Jose Eduardo Torres Ponce, 63, general contractor; wife, Aurora del Carmen Jahnsen Roja.

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/institute director; wife, Heather Jensen Norton. Lamar David Mckague, 45, programmer; wife, Claudine Erickson Mckague.

VENTANILLA PERU STAKE (Aug. 9, 2015): President—Alfonso Gabriel Yescas Ramirez, 30, commercial executive; succeeding Andres V. Trujillo Morales; wife, Raquel Rocio Garay Valenzuela. Counselors—Mario Gongora Silva, 53, master controller; wife, Julia Emilia Mimbela Avila. Joel Antonio Marin Gutierrez, 30, assistant engineer; wife, Silvia Olivares Cruz.

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.