New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in April 2017

  • 28 April 2017

New Stakes

A new stake has been created from the Ammon Idaho Foothills, Iona Idaho South, and Iona Idaho Stakes. The Ammon Idaho East Stake, which consists of the Ammon 12th, Ammon 17th, Ammon 22nd, Ammon 29th, Ammon 32nd, Iona 4th, and Iona 8th Wards, was created by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Bradford C. Bowen, an Area Seventy.

AMMON IDAHO EAST STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Fredrick Grant Pieper, 51, audit director, Battelle Energy Alliance; wife, MayRee Edwards Pieper. Counselors—Michael Aldon Tall, 59, dentist; wife, Jennifer Lynn Connell Tall. Eric David Velasquez, 35, financial adviser; wife, Misty Dawn Zaugg Velasquez.

A new stake has been created from the Kalispell Montana and the Missoula Montana Stakes. The Frenchtown Montana Stake, which consists of the Plains, Superior, and Thomason Branches and the Frenchtown, Missoula 4th, Polson, Ronan, and St. Ignatius Wards, was created by Elder J. Devn Cornish, General Authority Seventy, and Elder James E. Evanson, an Area Seventy.

FRENCHTOWN MONTANA STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Adam Terrell Smith, 42, chief physician executive; wife, Tyana Jo Spaulding Smith. Counselors—Justin Abell Dilworth, 55, driver, UPS; wife, Marsha Butterfield Dilworth. Bryan Jennings Brown, IT coordinator; wife, Leah Ladora Erath Brown.

Reorganized Stakes

AFTON WYOMING STAKE (January 28, 2017): President—Scott Curtis Milne, 48, teacher; succeeding Mark W. Taylor; wife, Tracy Blackburn Milne. Counselors—Jefferson Hud England, 45, CFO, Silver Star Communications; wife, Cynthia Mae Longmore England. Larry C. Lancaster, 58, water operator, Town of Afton; wife, Venice Dee Miles Lancaster.

ARAPAHOE COLORADO STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Robert Eric Hansen, 50, account director, Pfizer Inc.; succeeding Aaron D. Todd; wife, Babette Lynn Mara Hutchens Hansen. Counselors—Kirk J Nielson, 56, orthodontist; wife, Stephanie Reid Nielson. Tim Donald Martin Jr., 47, training manager, U.S. Department of Interior; wife, Heidi Coles Martin.

BALANGA PHILIPPINES STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—Gil Niño Lapuz Escalona, 39, businessman; succeeding Elmer Y. Baluyot; wife, Medilyn Manuyac Apostol. Counselors—Conrado Balbag Bumagat, 46, dormitory manager, Bataan Peninsula State; wife, Virginia Pegolio Lescano Bumagat. Obryan Galang Vianzon, 41, proprietor; wive, Nancy Vitacion Solis.

BELLEVUE WASHINGTON SOUTH STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Jason Christopher Penrose Jarman, 42, president, Rainier Custom Homes; succeeding Robert C. Johnson; wife, Heidi Haderlie Jarman. Counselors—Kenneth Charles Krivanec, 52, president, Quadrant Homes; wife, Kay Cahoon Krivanec. Matthew Cannon Smith, 43, senior vice president, Re-Solutions; wife, Heather Lynn Smith.

BINALBAGAN PHILIPPINES STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—George Salde Servano, 47, labor contractor; succeeding Ronald V. Antonio; wife, Marilene Duco Valdez Servano. Counselors—Antonio Nobleza Edral Jr., 42, co-owner, ABY Services; wife, Anna Liza Young Tababa Edral. Adonis T. Mediado, 46, teacher; wife, Helen Gellecarsad Electerio Mediado.

CALGARY ALBERTA CONFEDERATION PARK STAKE (January 28, 2017): President—Randy Eugene Lonsdale, 57, senior legal counsel, Shell Canada Limited; succeeding Wallace C. Dudley; wife, Linda Mendenhall Lonsdale. Counselors—Kevin Lloyd Zemp, 50, managing attorney, Zemp Law Group; wife, Jeannette Richards Zemp. Cory Donald Fisk, 45, self-employed; wife, Carrilyn Mae Steil Fisk.

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS UTAH BRIGHTON STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Kent L. Thomas, 61, founder and CEO, Advanced CFO Solutions; succeeding David E. Stringham; wife, Kim Ericson Thomas. Counselors—Steven Louis Timm, 57, president, United Precision Machine; wife, Amy Nelson Warner Timm. Ryan Andrew Martin, 39, vice president, Key Bank; wife, Jenny Rebecca Fenton Martin.

COUNCIL BLUFFS IOWA STAKE (January 28, 2017): President—Timothy Paul Jacob, 38, partner, Bygenix, LLC.; succeeding David H. Edwards; wife, Taffy Linnea Smart Jacob. Counselors—Dale Dean Rowse, 65, project manager, U.S. Air Force; wife, Carolyn Lee Fenton Rowse. Jeffrey Edward Hawkins, 30, business manager, Union Pacific Railroad; wife, Angela Pesmann Hawkins.

CUIABÁ BRAZIL STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—Francis Demetrius Mensch Da Silva, 32, financial administrator; succeeding Francisco Werner Kleim Moreira; wife, Regiane de Oliveira. Counselors—Wagner Pereira, 53, director, W. Pereira Accounting; wife, Rosana Moreira Andrade. Márcio Ojeda Torrilhas, 41, project overseer, MT Construction; wife, Edineida Andreia da Silva Torrilhas.

CUIABÁ BRAZIL INDUSTRIÁRIO STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Giovani Jesus de Carvalho, 32, business owner; succeeding Ivanecir da Silva Barboza; wife, Milene Gabriela Winck de Carvalho. Counselors—Devlin Ricardo da Silva Bezerra, 32, partner, Conrisa; wife, Karoline Fernandes Barbosa Bezerra. Paulo Roberto de Sousa Freitas Filho, 35, professor; wife, Elaine Lira Nascimento Freitas.

DELTA UTAH WEST STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Fred W Tasker, 63, training technician, IPSC; succeeding Theodore R. Rempp; wife, Nancy Jo Throckmorton Tasker. Counselors—Daniel M Johnson, 63, farmer; wife, Lori Mae Cooley Johnson. Kevin Don Morris, 60, maintenance supervisor, Millard County; wife, Katherine Elizabeth Dafoe Morris.

HENDERSON NEVADA LAKE MEAD STAKE (February 4, 2017): President—James Joseph Cavalieri III, 63, fire chief, retired; succeeding Curtis A Steadman; wife, Loren Irons Cavalieri. Counselors—Lonney J. Robbins, 50, mechanic; wife, Julie Edith Haynes Robbins. Stanton William Southwick, 60, landscape architect; wife, Jill Williamsen Southwick.

HOUSTON TEXAS BEAR CREEK STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Scott H. Welch, 54, attorney; succeeding John W. Allen; wife, Laura Jean Lyon Welch. Counselors—David Ray Hansen, 66, senior vice president and chief administration officer, Westlake Chemical Corp.; wife, R. Lisa Lawrence Hansen. Michael Earl Dailey, 43, vice president and general counsel, Air Liquide; wife, Leah Vail Dailey.

IVINS UTAH STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Kevin Martin Smith, 49, CEO, Tuacahn Center for the Arts; succeeding Daniel S. Robinson; wife, Rebecca Savage Smith. Counselors—Brett Trenton Muse, 51, physician; wife, Diane Wolfe Muse. Dennis Smith Mehr, 45, healthcare administrator, IHC Health Services; wife, Stacie Jo Harker Mehr.

KEARNS UTAH SOUTH STAKE (February 4, 2017): President—Michael Chris Parkinson, 53, employment counselor; succeeding Daniel L. Kension; wife, Suzette Kilgrow Parkinson. Counselors—Michael Scott Tabish, 66, project manager, CBRE; wife, Linda Stevenson Tabish. Kevin James Sweat, 56, sales, Urban Beauty Systems; wife, Sabina Antoniette Salvadore Sweat.

LAIE HAWAII MARRIED STUDENT STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—Steven Wayne Tueller, 55, budget, human resources, and athletics managing director, BYU–Hawaii; succeeding P. Alfred Grace; wife, Laurie Sue Pieper Tueller. Counselors—Maurice Teahi Mo’o, 46, admissions officer, BYU–Hawaii; wife, Mamao Hefolau Ha’unga Mo’o. David Ronald Bybee, 47, associate professor, BYU–Hawaii; wife, Juanita Herenui Alvarez Bybee.

LEBANON OREGON STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Lee Raymond Weber, 51, vice president of operations, ATI Metals Inc.; succeeding Jason S. Carlile; wife, Kellie Lynn Beus Weber. Counselors—Kevin Clarke Harding, 48, manager, Hewlett Packard; wife, Christin Michelle Caswell Harding. Douglas Robert Marteeny, 45, district attorney; wife, Elizabeth Jeanne Rutherford Marteeny.

LEHI UTAH WILLOW PARK STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Douglas Paul Rich, 45, finance manager; succeeding Douglas J. Wilcox; wife, Sherry Malia Farnsworth Rich. Counselors—Aaron David Watson, 40, executive vice president worldwide business development, Clicktale; wife, Brooklyn Taylor Watson. Craig Pihl Jensen, 40, school administrator; wife, Stephanie Anne Iverson Jensen.

LIMA PERU PUENTE PIEDRA STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Jose Ysmael Morales Rojas, 35, manager, MR Contractor SAC; succeeding Aquije Lopez; wife, Roxana Norma Garma Castillo. Counselors—Daniel Salvador Cahua Salazar, 50, archives assistant, Crosland Logistics SAC; wife, Mara Noemi Valverde Fernandez. Wilson David Sanchez Manayay, 35, technical support, P. Piedra Municipality; wife, Roxana Edith Moreno Quiroz.

MATAMOROS MEXICO STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Emmanuel Garcia, 38, judicial analyst; succeeding Jesus Ricardo Cepeda Martinez; wife, Herlinda Treviño de Leon. Counselors—Miguel Angel Garza Gonzalez, 45, businessman; wife, Blanca Rocio Escobedo Urrecha. Angel David Sanchez Zamudio, 35, operations specialist, Comego; wife, Sandra Cruz Aviña.

MEEKER COLORADO STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Douglas Edward Kennedy, 46, president, Kennedy & Associates; succeeding Curtis B. Ercanbrack; wife, Christine Banner Kennedy. Counselors—Larry Brian Ellgen, 50, owner, Lazy E Transport; wife, Lynae Robinson Ellgen. Audie Robert Williams, 54, owner, Double J Contracting; wife, Kaye Elaine McDowell Williams.

MERIDIAN IDAHO NORTH STAKE (February 4, 2017): President—Jason Roger Kotter, 42, co-owner, Athlos Academies; succeeding J. Thomas Ahlquist; wife, Julie Ann Lee Kotter. Counselors—Matthew D. Ingersoll, 49, director of account management, AmeriBen; wife, Marianne Ferguson Ingersoll. Ryan David Cleverley, 43, vice president of asset management, Gardner Company; wife, Richelle Seamons Cleverley.

MERIDIAN IDAHO SETTLERS PARK STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Gary Lee Ashby, 49, managing engineer, Forsgren Associates; succeeding Stephen P. Henneman; wife, Jennifer Jensen. Counselors—Guan Chiong Teh, 62, pathology supervisor; wife, Marion Calge Eng Teh. Gregory Allan Borup, 41, director of financial planning, CTI Foods; wife, Jaylene Marie Pyfer Borup.

MESA ARIZONA SALT RIVER STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Grif Cardon Hiatt, 39, CFO, Cardon Hiatt/Cardon Bowden; succeeding Bert L. Whimpey; wife, Brittny Erin Skidmore Hiatt. Counselors—David Lawrence Johnson, 54, attorney; wife, Tiffanie Lyn Lansing Johnson. Jason Kunane Enos, 45, IC layout designer; wife, Julie Wilson Enos.

MIDVALE UTAH UNION PARK STAKE (January 21, 2017): President—Donald Grant McIllece, 38, senior vice president, Jewelry Innovations; succeeding Richard B. Allred; wife, Lena Leilani Glauser McIllece. Counselors—George Kendall Mathis, 64, development officer, Hunstman Cancer Foundation; wife, Susan Jean Anderson Mathis. John Albert Dallimore, 52, program manager, Orbital ATK; wife, Kimberly Curtis Dallimore.

MONMOUTH OREGON STAKE (February 4, 2017): President—Brian Gregory Moore, 40, director of real estate development, Mountain West Investment Corperation; succeeding Dana B. Petersen; wife, Hailey Anne Curtis Moore. Counselors—Jeff Dean White, 55, CFO, Marion County; wife, Tacee Marie Law White. Kurt Marshall Woolner, 46, Spanish teacher; wife, Kristilyn Shelton Woolner.

OAKLEY IDAHO STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—LaVel Deloss Stoker, 59, farmer; succeeding David J. Pickett; wife, Wendy Wade Stoker. Counselors—David Shane Beck, 50, owner/manager, David Beck & Sons; wife, Toini Katriina Ames Beck. William Scott Arnell, 48, environmental health specialist; wife, Breana Leanne Short Arnell.

OREM UTAH YSA 1ST STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—Steven Earl Call, 55, director of business development, Acumen Learning; succeeding Robert P. Shippen; wife, Sue Ellen Parkinson Call. Counselors—Bruce LeRay McAllister, 58, owner/partner, Taipan Trading; wife, Debra Lynne Heaps McAllister. Troy Lane Monney, 52, chief operating officer, Maritz CX; wife, Tracy Lee Clary Monney.

OREM UTAH YSA 2ND STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Michael Edward May, 61, district athletic director, Alpine School District; succeeding John G. Lant; wife, Carol Leslie Glazier May. Counselors—Michael Lee Kezerian, 60, distribution services employee; wife, Sarah Peterson Kezerian. David R Wright, 59, senior director of contracts, Telogis Inc.; wife, Cheri Lynn Christiansen Wright.

PACHUCA MEXICO SOUTH STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—Victor Venegas Gutierrez, 38, sub-director, Actinver; succeeding José Raúl Serrano Cruz; wife, Eloisa Arlette Ortiz Hernandez. Counselors—Ruben Dario Gomez Pantoja, 51, finance manager, LDS Church; wife, Maria Teresa Arellano Soto. Enriquez Vazquez Ildefonso, 39, head of maintenance, State of Mexico; wife, Perla Isabel Ruiz Alcantara.

PASAY PHILIPPINES STAKE (January 29, 2017): President—Bryan Gomez Borela, 40, international sales assistant director, SM Development Corp.; succeeding Gerardo A. Tongco; wife, Johanna Eliza Clair Te Borela. Counselors—Rudyard Pangan Buscato, 40, finance manager, LDS Church; wife, Caris Bele Marie Moron Jevilla Buscato. Joshua Dongito Rifareal, 32, architect; wife, Ladie Gail Gallardo Canoy.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH TIMPANOGOS STAKE (January 15, 2017): President—Cabe Kimball Atkinson, 41, president, Shumway Insurance Group; succeeding Steven G. Allred; wife, Jana Michelle Shumway Atkinson. Counselors—Russell Lynn Johnson, 48, human resource technician, Utah Army National Guard; wife, Rebecca Lynn Anderson Johnson. Matthew Phil Shumway, 59, sales director, Inside Insurance; wife, Rebecca Sue Martell Shumway.

PROVO UTAH YSA 2ND STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Brett Paul Thomas, 61, assistant director of financial administration, BYU School of Music; succeeding Blaine K. Stratton; wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Anne Monson Thomas. Counselors—Stephen Dale Trumbo, 56, owner, Noah’s; wife, Carolina Iglesisas Trumbo. Karl B. Clegg, 57, vice president of sales, Wealth Counsel; wife, Julee Lynn Hartshorn Clegg.

PROVO UTAH YSA 4TH STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Scott Ronald Petersen, 58, CEO, OMADI; succeeding Tracy T. Ward; wife, Marilyn Jean Hobbs Petersen. Counselors—Evan Lee Perry, 61, dentist; wife, Kathryn Gardner Perry. Dee Lon Jones, 57, shareholder/director, AgriSource; wife, Bonnie Coltrin Jones.

REXBURG IDAHO YSA 5TH STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Peter Christofferson, 43, lawyer; succeeding Allan M. Walberg; wife, Brenda Marie Groberg Christofferson. Counselors—Brett Warren Wright, 58, CEO, Renaissance Senior Care; wife, Barbara Kay Bean Wright. Mark Daniel Bennion, 45, faculty, BYU–Idaho; wife, Kristine Karen Rios Bennion.

REXBURG IDAHO YSA 6TH STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Michael Byram Thueson, 50, director of purchasing and travel, BYU–Idaho; succeeding Rudy B. Puzey; wife, Soni Dee Hathaway Thueson. Counselors—Marc Douglas Fonnesbeck, 47, CEO, Idaho AgCredit; wife, Shelly Ann Williamson Fonnesbeck. Kyle Richard Martin, 46, registrar, BYU–Idaho; wife, Alisha Dayley Martin.

REXBURG IDAHO YSA 8TH STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Kelly Tueller Burgener, 55, associate vice president, BYU–Idaho; succeeding Gregory G. Palmer; wife, Elizabeth Wilkes Burgener. Counselors—Roger Leon Prestwich, 53, senior engineering director; wife, Marilyn Whitney Prestwich. Robert Wayne Broulim, 50, president, Broulims Supermarkets; wife, Jennifer Irene Elliot Broulim.

RIVERTON WYOMING STAKE (January 28, 2017): President—Vince Charles Irene, 53, chiropractor; succeeding Scott E. Phister; wife, Deborah Ann Drake Irene. Counselors—Richard Fernand Fagnant, 62, owner and CPA, Fagnant, Lewis & Brinda; wife, Laura Lee Welling Fagnant. Steven Randall Cooper, 54, business owner, real estate investor; wife, Kari Aleen Wilkes Cooper.

ROCHESTER NEW YORK STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Tate L Tischner, 42, lawyer; succeeding John C. Howell; wife, Nancy Jeanne Nelson Tischner. Counselors—Daniel L. Kimbler, 61, systems analyst, Eastman Kodak; wife, Karen Lee Foster Kimbler. Cory Dee Boyer, 48, imaging account manager, GE Healthcare; wife, Christina “Christy” Carolyn Smith Boyer.

SALT LAKE MARRIED STUDENT STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—R. Pepper Murray, 58, orthopedic surgeon; succeeding Paul M. Durham; wife, Rachelle Thorley Murray. Counselors—Steven Michael Rhondeau, 55, physician; wife, Susan Elizabeth Hurst Rhondeau. Gregory S. Brinton, 66, retina/vitreous specialist, Retina Association of Utah; wife, Sally Peterson Brinton.

SAN MATEO CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 2, 2017): President—Timothy Alfred Fewkes II, 42, founder, EverOps; succeeding Pui Yan Kwok; wife, Lindsey McBride Karen Fewkes. Counselors—Robert Lynn Roden, 57, senior director, Gilead Sciences; wife, Annette Christensen Roden. Timothy Bryan Fellars, 48, state park ranger; wife, Kirstin Elise Ballentine Fellars.

SANDY UTAH CRESCENT STAKE (January 28, 2017): President—Robert Stokes Clark, 62, attorney; succeeding M. Truman Hunt; wife, Wendy Kathleen Williams Clark. Counselors—Paul Naylor Clayton, 62, anesthesiologist; wife, Holly Ballard Clayton. David Lawrence Morton, 52, land developer; wife, Natalie Sue Walker Morton.

SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Peter Kern Haws, 52, high school vice principal; succeeding D. Scott Houston; wife, Gretchen Lee Haws. Counselors—William Houtz Heath, 54, dentist; wife, Rebecca Ellen Rausten Heath. Robert Merrill Ruth, 53, orthopedic hand surgeon; wife, Andria Jane Barnes Ruth.

ST. PAUL MINNESOTA STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—David Stewart Pattberg, 42, chief financing officer, Centra Homes LLC.; succeeding Kenton L. Baker Sr.; wife, Allison Pattberg. Counselors—Keith Campbell Johnson, 48, executive director of global services, Sealed Air; wife, Shannon Arbuckle Johnson. Jonathan Thomas Holt, 37, manager of commercial operations, Boston Scientific Corp.; wife, Christy Atwood Holt.

TEGUCIGALPA HONDURAS LA ESPERANZA STAKE (February 26, 2017): President—Norman Alexander Pineda Carbajal, 42, technical manager, Ficohsa; succeeding Favio M. Duran Almendarez; wife, Carolina de la O Alonzo Pineda. Counselors—José Marin Lovo Orellana, 48, business owner; wife, Mirna Lorena Maradiaga Lovo. Wilfredo Bertrand Córdova, 27, traffic coordinator, IMC; wife, Cinthia Fabiola Maradiaga Bertrand.

TIERRA BLANCA MEXICO STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Jose Manuel Diaz Morales, 37, business owner; succeeding Federico Gallegos Zetina; wife, Gladys Berenice Sosa Trujillo Morales. Counselors—Balderas Israel Morfin, 40, laborer, Bio-Pappel; wife, Adriana Jose Flores Morfin. Jose Francisco Malpica Salomon, 39, basketball coach and business owner; wife, Blanca Miriam Diaz Montes Salomon.

TORRANCE CALIFORNIA NORTH STAKE (February 19, 2017): President—Kent Chase Carter, 58, president, Carter Services; succeeding David G. Hales; wife, Cheryl Jane Hacket Carter. Counselors—Thomas Creighton Hansen, 56, owner, Auto Interior Restoration; wife, Jeanne Corraine Cornelius Hansen. Johnathan Daryl Brandon, 38, regional sales manager, Bayer; wife, Mackenzie Beck Brandon.

WHANGAREI NEW ZEALAND STAKE (March 12, 2017): President—Ronald Kahiona Reti, 57, building control officer, Whangarei District Council; succeeding Anthony O. Poutu; wife, Petrina Daphne Wihongi Reti. Counselors—Harris Brandt Shortland, 55, deputy chief coroner; wife, Moana Shortland. Ian Maurice Anderson, 56, mechanic; wife, Kathy Lay Muay Ong Anderson.

WILLIAMSPORT PENNSYLVANIA STAKE (March 5, 2017): President—Robert Reginald Snowden, 42, radiologist; succeeding Michael V. Hoffman; wife, Cheyenne Spring Rawls Snowden. Counselors—Sam Alyn Balukoff, 32, hospital administrator, Geisinger; wife, Alisha Beth Hegerhorst Balukoff. Daniel J Buynak, 59, owner-operator, Buynak Construction; wife, Gloria Ann Owens Buynak.