New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in August 2016

  • 7 September 2016

New stakes

Ten new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Abuja Nigeria Stake. The Abuja Nigeria North Stake, which consists of the Bwari 1st, Bwari 2nd, Kaduna, Kubwa 1st, Kubwa 2nd, Mpape, and Suleja Wards, was created by Elder Terence M. Vinson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, an Area Seventy.

ABUJA NIGERIA NORTH STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Ibeakalam Eric Mbibi, 37, protocol officer, Savannah Bank; wife, Onumsinachi Joy Nduka Mbibi. Counselors—Ifeanyi Harrison Agiriga, 35, coordinator, S&I; wife, Ejiro Abigail Ighendo Agiriga. Chukwuemeka Prince Ihenkoro, 27, facility manager, LDS Church; wife, Jordell Diane Rupp.

A new stake has been created from the Austin Texas Oak Hills, Austin Texas, and Round Rock Texas Stakes. The Cedar Park Texas Stake, which consists of the Llano Branch and the Carriage Hills, Cedar Park, Cypress Creek, Marble Falls, New Hope, and Whitestone Wards, was created by Elder Von G. Keetch, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Michael L. Southward, an Area Seventy.

CEDAR PARK TEXAS STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Ryan Dee Robinson, 55, chief people officer, Bazaarvoice Inc.; wife, Elena Marie Forster Robinson. Counselors—Gary Roland Anderson, 47, self-employed; wife, Jennifer Tadje Anderson. Brian Dale Liddiard, 57, business director/owner, Practice Cafe LLC; wife, Connie Lee Hill Liddiard.

A new stake has been created from the Guatemala City Mariscal Stake. The Guatemala City San Cristobal Stake, which consists of the Jerusalén Branch and the Balcones, Panorama, Peronia, and San Cristóbal Wards, was created by Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alejandro López, an Area Seventy.

GUATEMALA CITY SAN CRISTOBAL STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—César Alejandro Morales Folgar, 31, self-employed; wife, Lucia Carolina Lang Velásquez. Counselors—Victor Manuel Rojas Peña, 30, project manager, Merck S.A.; wife, Lidia Victoria Santizo Melgar. Carlos Manuel Ibañez Marinez, 63, engineering assistant; wife, Yolanda López Castillo.

A new stake has been created from the Hong Kong China Kowloon and the Hong Kong China Stakes. The Hong Kong China Kowloon East Stake, which consists of the Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O, and Tsim Sha Tsui Wards, was created by Elder Chi Hong Wong, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Benjamin Ming Tze Tai, an Area Seventy.

HONG KONG CHINA KOWLOON EAST STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Wai Choi Ellis Lau, 51, quality director, Mattel; wife, Suk Wah Choi. Counselors—Siu Hung Tong, 66, CFO, John Hardy; wife, Kam Sim Chan Tong. Kin Wing Liu, 47, partner, Kin & Wai Accounting; wife, Shui Mei Patti Sum.

A new stake has been created from the Hong Kong China Kowloon, Hong Kong China, and Hong Kong China Tolo Harbour Stakes. The Hong Kong China Lion Rock Stake, which consists of the Cheung Sha Wan, Ngau Tau Kok, Sham Shui Po, Shatin, and Tai Wai Wards, was created by Elder Randy Dennis Funk, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Zeno Chow, an Area Seventy.

HONG KONG CHINA LION ROCK STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Wai Hung Mak, 54, self-employed; wife, Lai Chui Mok. Counselors—Wan Fat Lee Fleming, 56, manager; wife, Ah Siu Ching. Lewis Kam Hong Kwok, 52, design director, CTR Design & Product Studio; wife, Yuk Ling Ho.

A new stake has been created from the Ikot Akpaden Nigeria and the Eket Nigeria Stakes. The Ikot Akpatek Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Okat Branch and the Ikot Akpatek, Ikot Anang, Ikot Ebidang, Ikwe, Okom, and Udo Wards, was created by Elder Terence M. Vinson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder J. K. Chukwuemeka Igwe, an Area Seventy.

IKOT AKPATEK NIGERIA STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Daniel Samuel Ikpeti, 49, self-employed; wife, Ime Akpam Alfred. Counselors—Aniefiok Emmanuel Kiddy, 38, saftey officer, Exon Mobil; wife, Mary Etukudo Obon. Nkeke Eduok Nkeke, 56, compensation officer, Sinopec Oil; wife, Patricia Eyoumuwei Mesuka.

A new stake has been created from the Juazeiro Brazil District. The Juazeiro do Norte Brazil Stake, which consists of the Araripina and Trindade Branches and the Barbalha, Crato, Juazeiro do Norte, Pirajá, and Tiradentes Wards, was created by Elder Jairo Mazzagardi, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Francisco D. N. Granja, an Area Seventy.

JUAZEIRO DO NORTE BRAZIL STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—José Ailton Germano de Assis, 39, physical therapist; succeeding Valério Clares Costa; wife, Maria Claudiana de Oliveira Fiesca. Counselors—Valério Clares Costa, 34, consultant, Clares Consultants; wife, Cicera Elaine Matias Oliveira. José Ronier Nobre Gregório, 36, school principal; wife, Adriana da Silva Semião.

A new stake has been created from the Provo Utah East and the Provo Utah South Stakes. The Provo Utah Freedom Stake, which consists of the Freedom 1st, Freedom 2nd, Freedom 3rd, Provo 1st, Provo 6th, Provo Peak 3rd, and Provo Peak 11th Wards, was created by Elder Mervyn B. Aronld, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Douglas L. Dance, an Area Seventy.

PROVO UTAH FREEDOM STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Michael Paul Merz, 70, president/CEO, Merz Properties; wife, Marian Curtis Brockhoff Merz. Counselors—Stephen Craig Howe, 42, general contractor; wife, Kari Marie Hartley Howe. Gerald Eldridge Kawika Allen, 42, professor, BYU; wife, Carolina Molina Sagebin Allen.

A new stake has been created from the Ulaanbaatar Mongolia East District. The Ulaanbaatar Mongolia East Stake, which consists of the Banganuur and Nalaikh Branches and the American Denj, Bayanzurkh, Sansar, Selbe, and Sukhbaatar Wards, was created by Elder Chi Hong Wong, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Steven L. Toronto, an Area Seventy.

ULAANBAATAR MONGOLIA EAST STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Adiyabold Namkhai, 38, self-employed; wife, Tuul Puntsogtseden. Counselors—Batbold Unishigdors, 56, assistant, Mission UB; wife, Oyuntsetseg Dashnyam. Anand Enkhtuvshin, 30, manager, Petroleum Production; wife, Zolzaya Ganbat.

A new stake has been created from the Cape Coast Ghana Stake and the Ghana Cape Coast Mission. The Yamoransa Ghana Stake, which consists of the Abakrampa, Abura Dunkwa, Asebu, Mankessim 1st, and Mankessim 2nd Branches and the Green Hill, Moree 1st, Moree 2nd, Nkanfoa, Yamoransa 1st, and Yamoransa 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Vern Perry Stanfill, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder M.  T. Ben Davis, an Area Seventy.

YAMORANSA GHANA STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Frank Bobby Davies, 43, technical educationalist; wife, Judith Emefa Krakani. Counselors—Augustus Dontoh, 36, classroom tutor; wife, Millicent Kiendy Dontoh. Andrew Kweku Aikins, 34, teacher; wife, Mary Bosomtwe Aikins.

Reorganized stakes

ALEGRETE BRAZIL STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Julio Cesar Mongelos D’Avila, 51, police officer; succeeding Edson Garcia Carvalho; wife, Alessandra Ximendes D’Avila. Counselors—Samuel Chaves de Souza, 28, administrative agent, Corsan; wife, Sabuna Tâmara de Souza. Antonio César Ribeiro Santos, 26, civil construction; wife, Maria Francisca Antunes Ramos.

ALESSANDRIA ITALY STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Matteo Garnero, 40, head of international digital communication, Carige Bank; succeeding Maurizio M. Bellomo; wife, Barbara Allardo. Counselors—Emmanuele Fabrizio Tonon, 38, self-employed; wife, Sara De Milato. Silvio Cagnacci, 49, entrepreneur; wife, Antonella Anna Cinzia Bertino.

ALPINE UTAH YSA STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Larry Roberts Laycock, 56, owner/member, Mascoff Brennan Laycock; succeeding William B. Woahn; wife, Lisa Dawn Gleave Laycock. Counselors—Kevin V. Doman, 53, owner, VK Ventures; wife, Michele V. Augustus Doman. Gary Lawrence Gibb, 56, director of product, Domo; wife, Christine Carpenter Gibb.

ARVADA COLORADO STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Scott Harvey Horsley, 44, endodontist; succeeding Michael D. Jones; wife, Shelly Mae Wolfley Horsley. Counselors—William Frederick Thunell, 48, CFO, Sonsio Inc.; wife, Samantha Jean Belt Thunell. Stephen Paris Bashford, 42, optometrist; wife, Deanna Lynn Pierce Bashford.

AUSTIN TEXAS STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Scott Charles Kelley, 58, executive vice chancellor of business affairs, University of Texas System; succeeding David A. Hollingworth; wife, Nancy Elizabeth Serage Kelley. Counselors—Paul Joseph Parks, 55, database administrator, General Motors; wife, Laura Beth Longmire Parks. Russell Warren Aldridge, 34, president, Sisu Devices; wife, Abbey Lee Edelman Aldridge.

CHICLAYO PERU LA VICTORIA STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Jesus Rolando Atoches Riofrio, 37, administrator, Cause for Hope Foundation; succeeding Ralph Nadir Manural Cabeza Vilchez; wife, Patricia Herrera Garcia. Counselors—Wilson Eduardo Segura Segura, 42, security supervisor; wife, Darita Esther Suarez Romero. Wilmer Montoya Huertas, 40, telecommunications technician; wife, Luz Violeta Vargas Castillo.

GUADALAJARA MEXICO LOMAS STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Roberto Alejandro Olguin Negrete, 44, self-reliance service manager, LDS Church; succeeding Sergio Ocamp Sanchez; wife, Liliana Garcia Quintana. Counselors—Moroni Ismael Ceballos Felix, 40, assistant manager; wife, Guillermina García García. Sergio Ammor Anaya Rodríguez, 31, SAP basis consultant; wife, Palmyra de la Cruz Valerio.

GUATEMALA CITY GUATEMALA UTATLÁN STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—José Ernesto Ávila Lipe, 32, SAP advisor, McDonalds; succeeding Jose M. Flores Medina; wife, Lesly Paola García Ávila. Counselors—Salomón Álvarez García, 47, self-reliance centers support supervisor; LDS Church; wife, Cecilia Lizzeth Donis Lee. Luis Mariano Veliz López, 47, financial chief, Mapreco S.A.; wife, Amalia Alexandra Barillas Véliz.

GUATEMALA CITY MARISCAL STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Harold Jared Choy Orellana, 33, technical support manager, LDS Church; succeeding Gustavo A. Christales Archila; wife, Glendy Sucely Díaz De León. Counselors—Edvin Cortez Arriaga, 38, medical advisor; wife, Heydi Indira Morales Sandoval. Percy Adalberto Santizo Melgar, 32, publishing manager, LDS Church; wife, Pamela Analy Cobos Aroche.

HONG KONG CHINA TOLO HARBOUR STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Chi Kewig Cheung, 51, professor; succeeding Cheng Ching Wan; wife, Tsai Hsia Chen Cheung. Counselors—Wai Kay Chan, 54, waterworks inspector; wife, Mi Ching Au Chan. Po Sang Chan, 57, manager; wife, Fong Yon Yin Chan.

KANEOHE HAWAII STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Steve F. La’ulu, 61, director of cultural islands, Polynesian Cultural Center; succeeding George H. Kaluhiokalani; wife, Wendy Kelii Kahawaii La’ulu. Counselors—Edmund Liang Wei Char, 49, dentist; wife, Benita Cowlishaw Summers Char. Robert Michael Hamilton, 58, physician; wife, Carole Corinne Bangerter Hamilton.

LA CEIBA HONDURAS STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Mauro Alberto Moncada Almendarez, 37, branch manager, Industrias Panavisión; succeeding Rene H. Zelaya Ponce; wife, Dannia Yaniree Moncada Chavez. Counselors—Nectalí de Jesus Castro Munguía, 39, logistics manager, Leyde; wife, Karen Yamileth Muñoz Madrid. Olvin Daniel Zelaya Padilla, 30, self-employed; wife, Sirlene Elizabeth Bueso Lozano.

LAYTON UTAH LAYTON HILLS STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Brian Donell Tate, 60, senior software engineer; succeeding Adam J. Love; wife, Marla Beck Tate. Counselors—Lane Andrew Southwick, 51, sales operations manager; wife, Lori Ann Hunt Southwick. Donald Alan Parker, 43, chief estimator, Sahara LLC; wife, Beverly Ann Hilliard Parker.

LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA WEST STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Douglas Wren Atwood, 47, director of operations, Tollestrup Construction; succeeding Richard A. Low; wife, Rachel Amelia Tollestrup Atwood. Counselors—Michael Wayne Steed, 58, radiologist; wife, Valerie Anne Laidlaw Steed. David Gerald Alvin Bullock, 52, dentist; wife, Marina Lauren Fletcher Bullock.

LIMA PERU EL OLIVAR STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Jorge Agustin Pastor Chavez, 45, jewelry store guard; succeeding Pedro R. Roldan Caceres; wife, Ivonne Lucy Moreno Castillo. Counselors—Elvis Omar Vilchez Silva, 36, commercial inspector; wife, Caludia Esther Huamani Flores. John Montero Albertis, 29, tennis instructor; wife, Fidelia Aquino Carranza.

MAGRATH ALBERTA STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Gregory Steven Maxwell, 57, judge; succeeding James H. McMahon; wife, Lisa Lynn Matkin Maxwell. Counselors—Ronald Richard Low, 55, dermatologist; wife, Tamara Jean Watson Low. Randal Emery Wilde, 53, livestock research technician; wife, Donna-Jean Beazer Wilde.

MEXICO CITY TEPALCAPA STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Francisco Pallares Galvan, 55, senior scientist, Proctor & Gamble; succeeding Israel Gallardo López; wife, Ma Guadalipe Poblete Pallares Juarez. Counselors—Jared Palma Robelo, 51, administrative director; wife, Ana Maria Pinedo Garcia. Enoc Manuel Rodriguez Valenzuela, 38, lawyer; wife, Vanessa Ivonne Jimenez Domingo.

NIBLEY UTAH STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—William Dan Farnsworth, 57, mortgage branch manager; succeeding Roland R. Parent; wife, Angela Everton Farnsworth. Counselors—Shaun Michael Oborn, 52, software engineer; wife, Lorna Peterson. Edward Merlin Hegemann, 46, USU institute director, LDS Church; wife, Teri Adams Hegemann.

PAGO PAGO SAMOA WEST STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Adney Marion Ma’anaima Reid, 34, psychotherapist; succeeding John M. Tuitele; wife, Tina Shannon Ionoimoana Reid. Counselors—Sagalala Ieremia, 43, security office, Procurement; wife, Melenaite Vele Ieremia. Satyemdra Amamdam, 60, general manager; wife, Tooa Lemoe Amamdam.

PALMYRA NEW YORK STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Terence Lee Robinson Jr., 37, attorney; succeeding Jeffrey R. Clark; wife, Bonnie Elizabeth Parry Robinson. Counselors—William Stephen Woodworth, 48, family dentist; wife, Kathryn Elizabeth Connell Woodworth. James Erhardt Brahm, 47, counsulting actuary; wife, Stacey Black Brahm.

PENRITH AUSTRALIA STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Bradley Harry Lavell Wood, 53, pest control manager; succeeding Scott McKeown; wife, Solange Grociela Arriguetti Wood. Counselors—Lynden Paul Cowell, 62, public accountant; wife, Jane Lynette Young Cowell. Brett Andrew Langley, 52, self-employed; wife, Meredith Amanda Wilson Langley.

PISCO PERU STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Edgardo Aguilar Huallpa, 44, tour guide, Paracas Overland; succeeding Henry J. Gutierrez Ubaqui; wife, Nancy Naupas Sotelo. Counselors—Ruben Alberto Flores Vela, 42, self-employed; wife, Guisela Elizabeth Valdivia Garibaldi. Daniel Angel Bohorques Ramirez, 46, psychologist; wife, Luz Mariela Villar Lookuy.

RECIFE BRAZIL BOA VIAGEM STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Severino Bezerra da Silva, 53, clerk, Civil Registry; succeeding Aroldo Barreto Cavalcante Filho; wife, Marilene Maria de Oliveira. Counselors—Alberto José da Silva Gondim, 43, CES coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Maria do Carmo de Almeida Gondim. João Amador Motta Dias, 49, general manager, ALSCO; wife, Danielle Cristina de Araujo Dias.

REXBURG IDAHO EAST STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Michael Morrill Packer, 50, physician; succeeding Charles N. Andersen; wife, Shannon Hanks Packer. Counselors—Nathan Homer Williams, 48, religion professor, BYU–Idaho; wife, Laurie ReNae Bevans Williams. Brett Daniel Sampson, 46, public affairs director, BYU–Idaho; wife, Marcie Beth Muirbrook Sampson.

SAO FILIPE CAPE VERDE STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Antonio Eduardo Pires, 40, brick mason; succeeding Luis Manuel Dias Vieira Vicente; wife, Fatima Lopes Andrade Pires. Counselors—Zenilo Centeno Vieira, 33, brick mason; wife, Gilda Mirumda Vieira. Leonel Lopes Faria Da Cruz, 31, director, SGL Constmeoa; wife, Mothie Annilie G.B. Anulreoll Da Cruz.

SAO JOSE BRAZIL STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Claudiomiro da Silva, 46, manager, Konica Minolta; succeeding Éber Antônio Beck; wife, Giselle Nara de Lima. Counselors—Luciano Zanetti, 39, teacher; wife, Jessica Nascimento. Marcelo August dos Passos Súgor Sorrentino, 38, lawyer; wife, Viviane Macedo Szymonski Sugor Sorrentino.

SOACHA COLOMBIA STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Manuel Alejandro Ortiz Codavid, 28, administrative assistant, LDS Church; succeeding Gustavo A. Rojas Parra; wife, Nohora Luz Pabon Agudelo. Counselors—Diego Francisco Enciso Fonseca, 39, commerce coordinator, National Oilwell Varco; wife, Cindy Silenia Talero Rojas. Jose German Castillo Leyva, 35, insurance agent; wife, Diana Rocio Valero Lopez.

STUART FLORIDA STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Bradley Pond Westover, 46, executive director, NTLA; succeeding Mark M. Watson; wife, Lezlie Ann Greene Westover. Counselors—Justin Boyle Wright, 46, COO, Intech; wife, Kristen Dee Wall Wright. William Alberto Mejia, 47, self-employed; wife, Diana Rodriguez de Mejia.

TAPACHULA MEXICO IZAPA STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Ricardo Mendes Anzu, 38, teacher; succeeding Jesus Mena López; wife, Raquel Gonzalez Salas. Counselors—Marvin Gabriel Ventura Lopez, 36, merchant; wife, Maria Teresa Lopez Salazar. Roberto Quetzallcoatl Abadia Galindo, 36, teacher; wife, Karen Natali Cancino Ramirez.

TOKYO JAPAN SOUTH STAKE (ENGLISH) (May 15, 2016): President—Shane Jeffree Hunt, 56, director, Walt Disney Company; succeeding John L. Madsen; wife, Sally Anne Patricia Green Hunt. Counselors—Robert Jay Vance, 58, U.S. Navy chaplain; wife, Lynnette McKnight Vance. Brian Edward Martini, 48, president/general manager, FranklinCovey Japan; wife, Kazuko Okada Martini.

UPOLU SAMOA EAST STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Lupe Feterika Auvaa, 34, manager; succeeding Mika Avauli; wife, Vaiola Auvaa. Counselors—Senio Stowers, 43, self-employed; wife, Muni Purcell. Sanele Sua, 30, air condition officer, Samoa Airport Authority; wife, Elisapeta Tonumaipea.

VILA VELHA BRAZIL STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Eliezer Wagner de Souza Santos, 46, commercial advisor; succeeding André Luiz de França; wife, Regina Célia Marques Moreira. Counselors—Angelor Antônio Loss, 55, system analyst; wife, Salusa Edith Dettmam. José Carlos Comper Jr., 34, stock manager; wife, Sicilia Maria Souto de Almeida.