New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in April 2019

  • 30 April 2019

New Stakes

A new stake has been created from the West Columbia South Carolina and Augusta Georgia stakes. The Aiken South Carolina Stake, which consists of the Barnwell Branch and the Aiken, Coker Springs, Gilbert, Lake Murray, Lexington, and North Augusta wards, was created by Elder Richard J. Maynes, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Rene R. Alba, an Area Seventy.

AIKEN SOUTH CAROLINA STAKE (February 11, 2019): President—Charles Nathan Hancock, 44, associate professor, USC-Aiken; wife, Alyn Diehl Hancock. Counselors—Michael Knotts Whetstone Jr., 58, engineer, Palmetto Fabricators; wife, Jacquelyn Lee Hagins Whetstone. Michael Anthony Odom, 58, co-manager, Lowes Foods; wife, Laura Lynn Kinsey Odom.

A new stake has been created from the Savannah Georgia Stake. The Hilton Head South Carolina Stake, which consists of the Oakatie (Spanish) and Parris Island Military branches and the Beaufort, Hilton Head, Pooler, Ridgeland, and Rincon wards, was created by Elder Weatherford T. Clayton, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Matthew S. Harding, an Area Seventy.

HILTON HEAD SOUTH CAROLINA STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Richard Arther Maseda, 45, engineering and operations manager, Georgia Pacific; wife, Janna Caroline Crolley Maseda. Counselors—Daniel Robert Morgan, 49, GIs and applications director, Beaufort County; wife, Michelle Jensen Morgan. Eric Stephen Peltz, 43, pediatrician; wife, Janine Renee French Peltz.

Reorganized stakes

ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Scott David Hicken, 51, owner, Technology Control; succeeding Filipe T. Wolfgramm; wife, Darsi LaVae Wolsleger Hicken. Counselors—Douglas Jerry Sereno, 68, director of project management, Port of Long Beach; wife, Mariellen Ferrin Sereno. Bryan James Law, 41, architect; wife, Tanya Marie Johnson Law.

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Daniel Antonio Gálvez Berdugo, 49, business owner; succeeding Joel A. Oliva Gonzalez; wife, Nelly Karina Martinez Rodríguez. Counselors—José Mario Cuc Perez, 43, technical manager, Evinsa; wife, Ana Beatriz Jop Hernández. Freedy Leopoldo Vásquez García, 39, regional manager for the Church; wife, Evelyn Karolina García López.

BARQUISIMETO VENEZUELA OBELISCO STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Ricardo Antonio Rico Figueroa, 31, data entry, Jairo Diaz; succeeding Gustavo Silveira Latorre; wife, Leidy Diana Vasquez Cardona. Counselors—Fernando Alcides Frias Vasquez, 41, freight operator; wife, Maribel Josefina Urrieta de Frias. Luis Eduardo Hernandez Figueroa, 35, marketing analyst, Papelera Dimar; wife, Vanessa Carolina Rodriguez Martinez.

CHINANDEGA NICARAGUA STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Norman Ramiro Vado Rojas, 29, seminary coordinator for the Church; succeeding Marlon G. Meraz Guevara; wife, Daniela Estelí Velásquez Mena. Counselors—Héctor Antonio Romero Potosme, 33, high school teacher; wife, Carla Patricia Arauz Tercero. Cristian Ali Escorcia Pereira, 46, shrimp industry administrator, Adali Escorcia; wife, Jacqueline de los Angeles Osorio Mendoza.

CLEARFIELD UTAH SOUTH STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Logan Thomas Toone, 39, assistant superintendent, Davis School District; succeeding Adam D. Moulding; wife, Kara Lynn Baker Toone. Counselors—Adolfo Armando Alvarez, 54, district manager, Healthcare Services Group; wife, Evelyn Johanna Rodriguez Alvarez. Gary Thomas Wight, 41, shareholder, Kipp and Christian; wife, Amanda Jane Hill Wight.

COLLEYVILLE TEXAS STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Christopher Robert Klemann, 42, vice president of financial services, Signet; succeeding Mark A. Gottfredson; wife, Brittany Weston Bingham Kelmann. Counselors—Brian Jay Hulse, 43, president, Pinnacle Senior Living; wife, Xochitl Michaela Anson Hulse. Carlos Arturo Perez, 50, managing partner, CP & Krell Group; wife, Heidy Valentina Castroman.

EAST LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Gustavo Adolfo Miranda, 27, retail parts representative, Goudy Honda; succeeding Jorge E. Esquerra; wife, Gabriela Flores Contreras. Counselors—Sergio Lopez, 66, chief designer, Williams & Associates; wife, Laura Rina Mai Porras. Ricardo Manuel Osorio, 39, electrician; wife, Shaheen Olympia Osorio.

EL MERENDON HONDURAS STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Manuel Antonio Bueso Rubio, 46, forest technician, ICF; succeeding Miguel K. Sing Salman; wife, Claudia Lorena García. Counselors—Javier Guevara Sánchez, 42, janitor for the Church; wife, Agustina Sánchez. Regino Antonio Benedit Alvarez, 37, file organizer CACEENP; wife, Blanca Zulema Bonilla Arzú.

ESCUINTLA GUATEMALA STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Nefi Abraham de la Rosa Zamora, 43, jeweler; succeeding Alvin O. Juarez Ayala; wife, Olga Marina Solis de la Rosa. Counselors—Héctor Ignacio Enriquez Ruiz, 53, senior mechanic for the Church; wife, Carmen Amparo Rivera Enriquez. Alvaro Hernández Chitay, 39, recycling company owner and administrator; wife, Lisseth Francisca Juárez Hernández.

FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Brady Mitchell Smith, 51, controller, Ward Productions; succeeding David L. Chandler; wife, Cynthia Colleen Monahan Smith. Counselors—Stacey Allen Dickerson, 59, area manager, Verdin Company; wife, Anne Marie Confield Dickerson. Brent Alexander Wadas, 36, CEO, PsyLynx; wife, Christina Denise Leer Wadas.

FREDERICK MARYLAND STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Christopher Curtis Safsten, 50, senior advisor, NTT Data; succeeding Jeffrey P. Cook; wife, Jennifer Holt Bramwell. Counselors—Michael Jay Turner, 39, assistant professor, Mount St. Mary’s University; wife, Rhonda Mae Garside Turner. John Kevin Magee, 52, account executive, Open Text; wife, Stephanie Anne Miller Magee.

HAYDEN LAKE IDAHO STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Frederick Allen Sharp Jr., 54, realtor; succeeding Dirk A. Baird; wife, Sheila Krahn Sharp. Counselors—Erik Raymond Curtis, 48, orthodontist; wife, Sondra Marian Wolfert Curtis. Randall Patrick Priebe, 48, owner, Chiropractic Pain Relief Clinic; wife, Deanna Westover Priebe.

HIGHLAND UTAH STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Alan Spencer Bailey, 56, regional account executive, UCB; succeeding Paul B. Anderson; wife, Sara Jo Burr Bailey. Counselors—Steven Earl Lund, 50, seminary principal and teacher; wife, Annette Peterson Lund. David Scott Hilmo, 50, physician; wife, Teresa “Tess” Marie Hart Hilmo.

KINSHASA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO BINZA STAKE (February 10, 2019): President—Didier Muamba Mutombo, 39, manager, Self Reliance Services of the Church; succeeding Mwanke Baker David Ngabizele; wife, Thethe Ngalula Makenga. Counselors—Emmanuel-Aimé Mbiyavanga Phaka, 41, middle school teacher; wife, Bedelle Mlombi Nzeza. Tresor Djonga Londola, 35, coordinator; wife, Kabeya Mulanga.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA LAKES STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Travis William Brady, 49, CEO, Brady Industries; succeeding Kurt K. Teshima; wife, Laura Howlett Brady. Counselors—Jeffrey Lynn Warnick, 49, vice president and chief financial officer, Fabulous Freddy’s Companies; wife, Jennifer Allison Harvey Warnick. Jedediah William Jones, 46, physician partner, Hand Surgery Specialists of Nevada; wife, Brooke Jeanette Jones.

LEESBURG FLORIDA STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Michael Earl Saunders, 49, tax resource officer, Advent Health; succeeding W. Michael Ingalls; wife, Mary Ann Rutledge Saunders. Counselors—Kenneth Bret Bullinger, 53, safety professional, Department of Business and Professional Regulation; wife, Bridget Mary Leonard Bullinger. Justin Ryan Boulter, 40, recorder, temple department of the Church; wife, Christi Lynn Swalberg Boulter.

LEWISTON IDAHO STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Matthew Spencer Clegg, 45, endodontist; succeeding William J. Perez; wife, Ashlee Hoopes Clegg. Counselors—Walter Leroy Williams, 53, physician; wife, Sheri Lyn Anderson Williams. Michael Thor Kessinger, 44, attorney; wife, Jennica Michelle Strand Kessinger.

LIMA PERU CHORRILLOS STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Alberto Jesús Berrocal Lozada, 48, driver, KD Training Center; succeeding Hugo M. Chavez Bernaola; wife, Cecillia Ysabel Solari Gallegos. Counselors—Enrique Abraham Waitong Campos, 36, assistant manager, Interbank; wife, Amalia Maritza Lopez Gutierrez de Waitong. Guido Abad Andia Zayas, 55, self-employed; wife, Bertha Joana de Andia Suarez.

LIMA PERU CONDEVILLA STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Johnny Alberto Zamora Delgado, 45, lawyer; succeeding Edgar Hinostroza Cordova; wife, Ana Maria Huamán Chávez. Counselors—Enrique Bellido Ponce de León, 46, non-commiccioned officer, Peru National Police; wife, Rocio Elena Llerena Lopez. Miguel Angel Infante Tenorio, 46, recors and finances employee for the Church; wife, Brigitte Diana Salvador Poma.

LIMA PERU SAN JUAN STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Luis Alberto Martinez Casquillo, 52, zone manager, Financeira Crediscotia; succeeding Ellias Silva Samame; wife, Maria del Carmen Tito Villanueva. Counselors—Felix Balta Espinoza, 48, manager, Sentrol SAC; wife, Monica Gisella Benavides Ordoñez. Juan Carlos Landa Ramos, 51, consultant, Polysistemas; wife, Carmen del Olivos Garcia.

LOGAN UTAH MARRIED STUDENT 1ST STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Stephen Alburtus Simmons, 60, chief financial officer, Blackstone Group; succeeding Boyd G. Rowley; wife, Elizabeth Poelman Simmons. Counselors—Paul Worthen Mortenson, 59, pilot, Delta Airlines; wife, Jill Godfrey Mortenson. David John Swenson, 57, high school principal, Cache County School District; wife, Paige Marie Martin Swenson.

LYNNWOOD WASHINGTON STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Marty Steven Daybell, 62, CEO, WSIPC; succeeding Jeffrey B. Lee; wife, Cynthia Lee Fillmore Dabell. Counselors—Michael Edward Harrison, 42, group manager of accounting, Microsoft; wife, Elizabeth Anne Freeman Harrison. Kent Calvin Hendricks, 58, controller, HB Management & Treen Coproration; wife, Jill Dee Wehrwein Hendricks.

MARTINEZ DE LA TORRE MEXICO STAKE (March 10, 2019): President—Modesto Mendez Rios, 41, businessman; succeeding Francisco Ol Morales Ontiveros; wife, Catalina Caracas Julian. Counselors—Herlindo Ramirez Moya, 54, director, Agropecuarios Jiliapan; wife, Olga Lidia Ojeda Rizo. Esteban Guzmán Verona, 64, farmer; wife, Emma Marin Martinez.

MEXICO CITY LOMAS STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Claudio Antonio Schiavon Vazquez, 49, client services director, Coltomex SA de CV; succeeding Victor M. Rosas Tenorio; wife, Evelia Valle Varela. Counselors—Manlio Fabio López Delgado, 44, country manager, Terumo BCT Mexico; wife, Patricia Ruth Frol Matteazzi. Eric Alejandro Hernandez Gutiérrez, 46, manager, IBM of Mexico; wife, Claudia Ramirez Juárez.

OREM UTAH YSA 3RD STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Michael Albert Frost, 58, seminary instructor; succeeding David L. Hadon; wife, Janell Jarvis Frost. Counselors—Brad William Farnsworth, 64, religious education faculty, BYU; wife, Deborah Jeanne Hulme Farnsworth. Craig Alan Barker, 61, president and owner, MMC Composites; wife, Pennie Sue Stastny Barker.

PARANAQUE PHILIPPINES STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Franco Dellosa Advincula, 51, area Self-Reliance operations manager for the Church; succeeding Jesus E. Arreola; wife, Minnie Reyes Cadeliña Advincula. Counselors—Ryan Lapuz Flores, 37, territory business manager, Unilab Consumer Healthy Pharmacy; wife, Juliane Margarett Valera Quintana Flores. Belmin Espineli Misalucha, 52, flight purser, Philippines Airlines; wife, Lucena Incognito Robles Misalucha.

PROVO UTAH YSA 17TH STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Gregory John Heiner, 61, chief information officer, chief technology officer, United Insurance Group; succeeding Benjamin M. Ogles; wife, Lauri Jo Ikhaml Heiner. Counselors—Thomas Jeffrey Wilks, 47, director and professor of accounting, BYU; wife, Melinda Ruth Huebner Wilks. Daniel Wade Mitchell, 49, Sundance Resort employee; wife, Lori Maxwell Mitchell.

REXBURG CENTER STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Kyle Jefferson Rawson, 32, founder, Darci Media; succeeding Eric W. Erickson; wife, Nicole Webster Rawson. Counselors—Francis Joseph Hadry Jr., 55, sales manager, Main Street Diamonds; wife, Wendy Joy Bowman Hadry. Kenneth Lynn Jackson, 51, financial aid director, BYU-Idaho; wife, Christine Stembridge Jackson.

SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Aaron Richard Cocker, 45, BTS Analyst, UC Davis Health; succeeding John E. Cassinat; wife, Ilaisaane Tupoutu’a Teu Cocker. Counselors—James William Gleim, 50, program manager, state of California; wife, Steffany Dorene Glade Gleim. Alfred Loni Henare Mann, 41, accountant; wife, Etevise Lillian Moea’i Mann.

SANTA CRUZ BOLIVIA ABUNDANCIA STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Ricardo Macusaya Limachi, 39, manager/owner, Empresa Impal; succeeding Randol Salazar Quiroga; wife, Yarifa Robles Mendoza. Counselors—Jorge Meliton Taboada Rojas, 49, human resources manager; wife, Amparo Maldonado Cordova. Luis Carlos Ruiz Lara, 33, textile business employee, Feria Barrio Lindo; wife, Juana Jaez Vasquez Gutierrez.

SÃO PAULO BRAZIL SOUTH STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—João Roberto Costa Martins Silva Filho, 38, senior engineer, Comgás; succeeding Daniel Martin Piros; wife, Fernanda Mello Pereira Martins Silva. Counselors—Fábio Pires da Silva, 39, secretary for the Church; wife, Elaine Soares da Silva. Rafael Duarte, 33, senior manager, Cognizant; wife, Karen Fonseca Kuratomi.

SAVANNAH GEORGIA STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Darron Ross Alvord, 40, president, Savannah Dental Implants; succeeding James M. Odiorne; wife, LuAnne Jones Alvord. Counselors—Reginald Cameron Cowart II, 42, physical and occupational therapist, C. Ross; wife, Leah Brooke Taylor Cowart. Mitchell Ellis Brannen Jr., 55, real estate investor; wife, Leah Proud Brannen.

SOLDIER HILL NEW JERSEY STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Bradley Hasler Thatcher, 50, founder, CEO, Thatcher & Company; succeeding McLoyd K. Jensen; wife, Elizabeth Pearson Thatcher. Counselors—Andres Radames Nietd, 58, director of community health, New York Presbyterian Hospital; wife, Isis Rodriguez. David Kent Vawdrey, 41, vice president of analytics and clinical systems, New York Presbyterian Hospital; wife, Alicia Kaye Schmidt Vawdrey.

STILLWATER OKLAHOMA STAKE (February 17, 2019): President—Barry Lynn Wade, 53, president, RehabSource; succeeding Kent W. Bowman; wife, Tracy Ann Utley Wade. Counselors—Gilbert Reed Holyoak, 61, professor, Oklahoma State University; wife, Lili Jo Blanchard Holyoak. Wade Don Hutchings, 46, senior vice president, Devon Energy; wife, Galadriel Anne Woods Hutchings.

SUDBURY ONTARIO STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Keid Andersen Scott, 39, suprerindendent of business,t Northeastern Catholic District School Board; succeeding Ian C. Jenner; wife, Catherine Jeanne Foucher Scott. Counselors—Harri Juhani Heimonen, 46, medical surgical nurse, War Memorial Hospital; wife, Bridget Louise Macmichael Heimonen. Edward Thomas Mazey, 53, chief legal officer, Vale Canada Ltd.; wife, Amy Lynne Withers Mazey.

TAYLORSVILLE UTAH YSA STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Bruce Jean McDonough, 65, vice president, Layton Construction; succeeding Alan B. Tingey; wife, Allyson Baui McDonough. Counselors—Richard Lee Morrill, 65, retired; wife, Debra Yvonne Webster Morrill. Alan Dale Rindlisbacher, 61, communications director, Layton Construction; wife, Tammy Crump Rindlisbacher.

XALAPA MEXICO STAKE (February 24, 2019): President—Fredy Castañeda Sánchez, 44, teacher, Universidad Veracruzana; succeeding Noe Dominguez; wife, Estrella Ilcance Cortes. Counselors—Jared Zayas García, 37, head chef, Estela Garcia Pastoressa; wife, Karina Soto Alvarez. Adan Edilberto Aquino González, 42, administrative coordinator, National Council for Education Promotion; wife, Nora Romero Fernández.