New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in December 2016

  • 30 December 2016

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Kinshasa Democrative Republic of the Congo Mont Ngafula and Kinshasha Democratic Repbulic of the Congo stakes. The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Ngaba Stake, which consists of the Lemba, Livulu, Makala, Mont Amba, Ngaba, and Yolo wards, was created by Elder Stanley G. Ellis, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder L. Jean Claude Mabaya, an Area Seventy.

KINSHASA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO NGABA STAKE (May 29, 2016): President—Matthieu Kokengo Bokolo, 69, professor, University of Kivu; wife, Astrid Madika Lubadi. Counselors—Kalala Wa Mutombo Alain Mwamba, 46, driver, Ese Mankenda; wife, Bukasa Judith Kajidi. Mulumba Jean David Wamwena, 40, administrator, Cobasen; wife, Kalonji Chouchouna Mujinga.

A new stake has been created from the Kwajalein Marshall Islands District. The Kwajalein Marshal Islands Stake, which consists of the Ebeye 1st, Ebeye 2nd, Ebeye 3rd, Kwajalein, and Lae wards, was created by Elder O. Vincent Haleck, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Adolf Johansson, an Area Seventy.

KWAJALEIN MARSHALL ISLANDS STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Johannes Jay Seremai, 52, Ministry of Health; wife, Diana Lynn Kabua Seremai. Counselors—Anjok Michael, 64, welder; wife, Herine Michael. Stimpon Kejai, 47, WHSE data clerk; wife, Marleen Kejai.

A new stake has been created from the St. Petersburg Florida and Tampa Florida stakes. The Odessa Florida Stake, which consists of the Brooksville, Hudson, Land O Lakes, Odessa, and Tampa 4th wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder René R. Alba, an Area Seventy.

ODESSA FLORIDA STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Paul Heber Thompson, 56, audit partner, Grant Thronton LLP; wife, Marilyn Ruth Waters Thompson. Counselors—George Patrick Thornton Sr., 72, CFO, Anderson Thornton Consultants; wife, Ella Joyce DuBose Thornton. Bart Ferrell Catmull, 49, president, Sagicor Life Insurance; wife, Jana Denise Rasband Catmull.

A new stake has been created from the Otavalo Ecuador and Otavalo Ecuador Imbabura stakes. The Otavalo Ecuador Imbaya Stake, which consists of the Carabuela, Centenario, Cotacachi, Cotama, Imbaya, and Punyaro wards, was created by Carlos A. Godoy, a General Authority Seventy, and Nelson Ardila, an Area Seventy.

OTAVALO ECUADOR IMBAYA STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Luis Alberto Tituaña Santillan, 43, proprietor, Winter House; wife, Rosa Matilde Izama Tituaña. Counselors—Roberto de la Torre Montalvo, 38, coordinator; wife, Genoveva Romero Vasquez. Luis Edgar Ruiz, 38, businessman; wife, Emma Fabiola Campo.

A new stake has been created from the Phoenix Arizona Deer Valley and Phoenix Arizona North stakes. The Phoenix Arizona Desert Hills Stake, which consists of the Anthem, Daisy Mountain, Gavilan Peak, North Valley, Parkside, and Pinnacle Vista wards, was created by Elder Weatherford T. Clayton, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel W. Jones, an Area Seventy.

PHOENIX ARIZONA DESERT HILLS STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Neuel Edwin Weathersby, 60, doctor; wife, Cheryl Ann Steele Weathersby. Counselors—Robert Mark Christian, 58, claimsman, Republic Insurance; wife, Patti Ann Hill Christian. James Dannis Mitchell, 40, president/CEO, Progressive Wireless; wife, Cassie Elizabeth Nelson Mitchell.

A new stake has been created from the Peoria Arizona North and Glendale Arizona stakes. The Phoenix Arizona Thunderbird Park Stake, which consists of the Desert Canyon Branch and the Arrowhead Ranch, Mountain Ridge, Sierra Verde, Sonoran Mountain, Stetson Valley, and Thunderbird Hills wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder K. Mark Frost, an Area Seventy.

PHOENIX ARIZONA THUNDERBIRD PARK STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—David Aaron Jackson, 41, CEO and president, Knight Transportation; wife, Rebecca Terry Jackson. Counselors—David Adelbert Adams, 51, Arizona claims director, Progressive Insurance; wife, Angela Christine Eynon Adams. Mahlon Brett Edwards, 43, director of finance, Marriott; wife, Kimberly Peterson Edwards.

Reorganized stakes

ANCHORAGE ALASKA STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Boyd Cornell Esplin, 49, owner/physical therapist, Chugach Physical Therapy; succeeding Wesley D. Newman; wife, Mary Ann Phelon Esplin. Counselors—David Broadbent McCarrey, 63, contractor; wife, Donna Marie McCarrey. Shaun Todd Debenham, 43, owner, Debenham Properties; wife, Megan Challis Debenham.

BRAZZAVILLE REPUBLIC OF CONGO STAKE (October 23, 2016): President—Moke Martinieu Okete, 36, logistician, Embassy of the United States of America; succeeding Casimir Boyembe; wife, Ndoudi St. Eve R. Okete. Counselors—Jean-Bruno Goliele, 55, specialist in sidewalks, Ministry of Water and Forest; wife, Louise Goliele. Gaetan Kelounou, 41, foreman, Vision Service; wife, Okamamkeze Nadia-Aubrey Kelounou.

CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS STAKE (November 6, 2016): President—Matthew Quinn Christensen, 39, manager, Rose Park Advisors; succeeding Gordon K. Low; wife, Elizabeth Young Christensen. Counselors—Collin Jeffrey Beecroft, 47, investment counselor, The Baupost Group; wife, Melinda Kay Beecroft. James Cannon Johnston, 61, owner, Johnston Co.; wife, Mary Hazen Johnston.

CARACAS VENEZUELA PALO VERDE STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Juan Bautista Diaz Matute, 41, electrician; succeeding Bhanu K. Hitanandani; wife, Andrea Isabel Puerto Delgado. Counselors—Victor Manuel Canozo Ceus, 60, general manager, ALM Multiservicios, Inc.; wife, Elvira Santa Fe Diaz. Eduardo Elias Angulo Garcia, 33, senior manager, VC Medios; wife, Laura Valentina Artigas.

CASA GRANDE PERU STAKE (November 6, 2016): President—Roger German Jose Rivas Castro, 36, collections official, Collections and Investment Services; succeeding Lázaro M. Neira Briceño; wife, Diane Katherine Quevedo Boy. Counselors—Larry Mendo Mendo Concepcion, 47, machine operator, Casa Grande Agro-industrial Company; wife, Marina Alicia Argomedo Arista. Eter Robert Portilla Pulido, 39, civil construction supervisor, Green Peru SA; wife, Maythe Kathyuska de Jesus Gonzalez Pelaez.

CHORLEY ENGLAND STAKE (October 30, 2016): President—Michael Paul Moray Gratton, 34, sales director, Wistl; succeeding David Michael W. Pickup; wife, Anneka Victoria Hoar Gratton. Counselors—David John Hughes, 44, businessman; wife, Lisa Amanda Scott Hughes. Christopher Colin Pattenden, 32, manager of training and operations, LDS Church; wife, Rachel Louise Pattenden.

CÓRDOBA ARGENTINA NORTH STAKE (September 11, 2016): President—Eduardo Jorge Rossi, 38, partner/manager, Movar Construcciones; succeeding Guillermo Chehda; wife, Gisela Vanesa Lares. Counselors—Gustavo Javier Maldonado, 35, sales manager, Frappanpino; wife, Maria Jose Toledo. Sergio Pitbladdo, 56, recorder, LDS Church; wife, Susana Marcela Sanchez Monticello.

EAST LONDON SOUTH AFRICA STAKE (September 11, 2016): President—Dwayne Johan Van Heerden, 34, self-employed; succeeding Duane D. Bell; wife, Hayley Dean Kingsley. Counselors—Kuviwe Mzubanzi Mahlawgabeza, 34, project manager, Vikinamiy; wife, Thobeka Ntwanambi Mahlangabeza. Mark James Human, 48, supervisor, SA Weather Service; wife, Tanya Valmei Marriott.

GREAT FALLS MONTANA STAKE (June 19, 2016): President—Richard Boyd Swensen, 59, CPA; succeeding Mark J. Lies; wife, Sarah Christine Smith Swensen. Counselors—Michael Jay Banks, 42, area sales manager, Rocky Mountain Bank; wife, Stephanie Suzanne Limb Banks. Stephen Lee Rowley, 57, vice president, Rowley Trucking; wife, Terri Lee Rasmussen Rowley.

HARARE ZIMBABWE MARIMBA PARK STAKE (August 21, 2016): President—Esphanos Mataranyika, 34, general manager, Spar Retail-Innscor; succeeding Stanley Makaza; wife, Keresiya Mlandeli Mataranyika. Counselors—Kenneth Madamdmbe, 52, transporter; wife, Eunice Madamombe Mutamangira. Elwyne Arthur Nyasulu, 31, diamond sorter, Mubowa Diamonds; wife, Faith Marvelous Naison.

HERMISTON OREGON STAKE (November 13, 2016): President—Allen Dean Rice, 60, retired; succeeding Jeffrey G. Snell; wife, Denise Rice. Counselors—Jason Hollis Blake, 43, owner, Blake Brothers Construction; wife, Jodi Ann Hawes Blake. Kelly Blaine Sanders, 62, vice president of human resources, Good Shepard Medical Center; wife, Natalie Fay Long Sanders.

HURST TEXAS STAKE (November 6, 2016): President—Chandler Kurt Growald, 50, president, CKG Architecture Inc.; succeeding David E. Hadley; wife, Carrie Dawn Mullen Growald. Counselors—Tommy Lawrence Hamilton, 64, retired; wife, Debra Diane Prather Hamilton. Robert William Collins, 40, marketing representative, CNA Surety; wife, Michelle Ann Liedtke Collins.

KINGSLAND GEORGIA STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—Anthony Joseph LiCausi, 51, business owner, Amelia Computers; succeeding Thornston B. Bartling; wife, Cynthia Bohler LiCausi. Counselors—Scott Eugene Mathis, 53, nurse practitioner; wife, Beverly Anne Waller Mathis. Ronald W. Corbett, 61, undersheriff, Glynn County Sheriff's Office; wife, Joann B. Corbett.

LAYTON UTAH YSA STAKE (November 6, 2016): President—Robert Rufus Jensen, 60, partner, General RV; succeeding C. Vance Downs; wife, Kathleen Chambers Jensen. Counselors—Todd Mark Morgan, 64, business owner, Morgan Industries; wife, Mary Lynne Strong Morgan. Robert Scott Wilde, 48, assistant administrator, Seminaries and Institutes; wife, Sherry Ann Simkins Wilde.

LIMA PERU COMAS STAKE (June 19, 2016): President—Virgilio Romani Barrientos, 44, attorney; succeeding David J. Soto Espinoza; wife, Sara Isabel Astete Llanos. Counselors—Jorge Antonio Espinoza Echenique, 48, clinical lab assistant; wife, Yrma Condori Ticacala. Luis Alberto Flores León, 45, CPA; wife, Rosa Jackeline Ángulo Chávez.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA WYNDHAM STAKE (October 30, 2016): President—Emmanuel Ernest Richards, 41, regional sales manager; succeeding Anthony Parton; wife, Kathleen Piungahau Veronica Richards. Counselors—Samuel Ellis, 44, engineering manager, Ford Motor Company; wife, Alexandra Bröcher. Sauvao Maliko Petelo, 46, bus driver; wife, Annese Mireta Tupai.

MERIDIAN IDAHO SOUTH STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Stephen Boyd Packer, 42, anesthesiologist; succeeding J. Joseph Kiehl; wife, Amy Ruth Despain Packer. Counselors—Douglas Bradley Simpson, 49, manager/physical therapist, Meridian Physical Therapy; wife, Lynette Hansen Simpson. Clay Cooper Anderson, 43, investment broker; wife, Salina Baldwin Anderson.

MIDWAY UTAH STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—David Ralph Nielson, 52, attorney; succeeding Michael T. Nelson; wife, Susan Bond Nielson. Counselors—Rex Jay Allen, 62, co-owner/CEO, Realtime Learning Systems; wife, Nancy Ann Newey Allen. Jonathan Leondard Burton, 41, founder/president, Innovative Harbor; wife, Kristen Lewis Burton.

MOSCOW IDAHO STAKE (November 13, 2016): President—Ryan Whitney Cook, 44, director of manufacturing; succeeding Steven E. Pennington; wife, Lori Ann Loveland. Counselors—Darin Layne Porter, 45, director, Pullman Hospital; wife, Jana Lee Nelson Porter. James Edward Stoner, 40, educator, Troy School District; wife, Theresa Marie Wardle Stoner.

NAUSORI FIJI STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Lote Kama Qoroya, 38, facilities manager, LDS Church; succeeding Alipate Tagidugu; wife, Venina Ucunibaravi. Counselors—Ernest Bastian Vitinavulagi, 71, teacher; wife, Timaima Reveni Vavaloa Vitinavulagi. Richard Ravinesh Gounder, 36, lawyer; wife, Ana Nawaqa Vavaloa Gounder.

NOVO HAMBURGO BRAZIL STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Roberto Bauer De Borba, 42, English professor, SENAC; succeeding Carlos Eduardo dos Santos Lencini; wife, Andreia Rocha De Borba. Counselors—Sergio Alves Campelo Filho, 50, lawyer; wife, Helena Hubner Kunde. Rodrigo Luis Deuner, 36, logistics coordinator, Dia Brasil; wife, Angelica Ilustre.

ONTARIO OREGON STAKE (October 30, 2016): President—Eric Norman Dahle, 56, dentist; succeeding Brad L. Barlow; wife, Rashael Webb. Counselors—David Oran Hardy, 46, physical therapist; wife, Sarah Dow Hardy. Ryan Louis Butler, 37, religious educator; wife, Elizabeth Chase Butler.

OTAVALO ECUADOR STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Jose Julian Lema Tituaña, 34, financial consultant, Coop Ally Causay; succeeding Segunda A. Vega de la Torre; wife, Sariah Huaira Sisa Cordova Quezada. Counselors—Pedro Fernandez Farinango, 40, hardware store employee; wife, Maria Elena Catucuango Perugachi. Edwin Fernando Donoso Garcia, 32, owner/manager, self-employed; wife, Paola Elexandra Jimenez Alava.

OTAVALO ECUADOR IMBABURA STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Rumiñahui Cordova Campo, 32, private contractor; succeeding Luis A Tituaña Santillan; wife, Fanny Margoth Ruiz Ruiz. Counselors—Jose Francisco Morocho Calapi, 39, automobile mechanic; wife, Rosa Elena Castañeda Ascarto. Jose Marcelino Diaz Picuasi, 56, cemetery employee, Indigena Cemetery; wife, Maria Rebeca de la Torre.

PASADENA CALIFORNIA STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Patrick Thierry Perkins, 52, VP and senior IP Counsel, Warner Bros.; succeeding Ronald K. Nelson; wife, Luise Michelle Tanner Perkins. Counselors—Marc Jeffrey Goettel, 60, acting CFO, Jet Propulsion Lab; wife, LeAnn Wright Goettel. John-Thomas C Ngo, 51, chief scientist, Lumin AI; wife, Erika Davis Matkin Ngo.

PASSO FUNDO BRAZIL STAKE (September 4, 2016): President—Tiago Piovesan Pimentel, 39, commercial consultant, Robert Bosch Ltda; succeeding Dirceu Braz da Rocha; wife, Celisa Fátima de Oliveira. Counselors—Adir Saldanha, 61, Saldanha Utilities; wife, Venilda Salete Neuls. Rui Ortiz, 64, retired; wife, Eliane Catarina Correia.

PHOENIX ARIZONA DEER VALLEY STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Mark Monroe Anderson, 54, CFO, Delta Dental of Arizona; succeeding N. Edwin Weathersby; wife, Alanna Dawn Wood Anderson. Counselors—Jimmy Paul Merrill, 42, veterinarian; wife, Tara Ashcroft Merrill. Shawn Bell Mathews, 52, surgeon, Premier ENT; wife, Lizabeth Kathryn Burns Mathews.

PHOENIX ARIZONA EAST STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Charles William Ross, 40, attorney; succeeding Kevin J. Lythgoe; wife, May Lynne Wall Ross. Counselors—David Gary Barker, 39, attorney; wife, Robyn Jensen Barker. Reuben Turley Judd, 56, audit projects manager; Salt River Project; wife, Eileen Nielson Judd.

POCATELLO IDAHO EAST STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—John Thomas Bates, 49, owner, TD Therapy Service; succeeding Kenneth A. Bernt; wife, Teresa Lynn VanOrden Bates. Counselors—Rafael Angel Rivera, 69, retired; wife, Paula Dianne Bushnell. Brian Jeffrey Riley, 48, real estate lending manager; wife, Tracy Raina Goff Riley.

PORLAMAR VENEZUELA STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Moises David Diaz Luna, 33, cook; succeeding Antonio J. Salazar Perlaez; wife, Maria Esther Fontalba. Counselors—Jaime Luis Carreño Meneses, 47, manager, INCES; wife, Berta del Valle Salas Rodriguez. Yoel Erasmo Gomez Rojas, 41, manager, P.C. Store; wife, Jennifer Cristina Barrios Rojas de Gomez.

PORTLAND OREGON STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Kevin Grant Dickey, 45, managing director, Iberdrola; succeeding Bryce R. Anderson; wife, Stephanie Ranae Stringer Dickey. Counselors—Robert Virgil Ellison, 55, principal consultant, Linea Solutions; wife, Jillane Faye Snyder Ellison. Jeffrey Clyde Kersten, 41, director, Lam Research; wife, Chelsea Rae Stuart Kersten.

PORTO ALEGRE BRAZIL NORTH STAKE (October 30, 2016): President—Carlos Alberto Salles, 48, physician; succeeding Alceu Arndt; wife, Cristiane Grahl. Counselors—Marcelo de Souza Prestes, 41, assistant engineer, LDS Church; wife, Liseli da Silva Prestes. Pedro de Alencastro Guimarães, 33, senior planning manager, Datacom S.A.; wife, Tenara T. Ravosa Miranda Miranda.

PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA STAKE (November 13, 2016): President—Howard Norman Kingsley, 55, group forensic auditor, Eqstra Holdings LTD; succeeding Shawn Boshoff; wife, Jennifer Anne Hulbert Kingsley. Counselors—Bamidele Oluwafemi Davies Ogunshakin, 46, IT support desk manager, Spoor and Fisher Attorneys; wife, Aderonke Olanrewaju Davies Ogunshakin. Musa Adolph Msiza, 34, senior medical claims assessor, Prime Cure Health; wife, Phindile Milicent Mthimunye Msiza.

PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Walter Vlademar Rehon Jr., 57, CFO, Laser Star Technologies; succeeding Richard S. Hutchins; wife, Shauna Kam Lan Au-Yeung Rehon. Counselors—Kelly MacArthur Coates, 57, senior vice president, Carpionato Group; wife, Jennifer Matthiessen Bell Coates. Matthew Aaron Davidson, 49, woodturner; wife, Janet Loise Botelno Davidson.

SALMON IDAHO STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—Boyd Edgar Stokes, 57, beef rancher; succeeding Jason F. Beyeler; wife, Barbara Ann Jolley Stokes. Counselors—David Burton Silcock, 53, regional conservation officer, Idaho State; wife, Connie Elizabeth Egbert Silcock. Kris Lavon Bird, 54, manager/owner, Les Schwab Tires-Bird Auto; wife, Alicia Winterton Bird.

TAMPA FLORIDA STAKE (October 16, 2016): President—George Patrick Thornton Jr., 49, CEO, ATC; succeeding Paul H. Thompson; wife, Anne Cassidy Thornton. Counselors—Kevin Jay Hess, 56, driver, Marathon Coach; wife, Tracy Haslam Hess. Nathan Brad Crane, 42, associate professor, University of South Florida; wife, Rachel Spencer Crane.