New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in December 2018

  • 10 January 2019

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Agoo Philippines District. The Agoo Philippines Stake, which consists of the Sison and Tubao Branches and the Agoo 1st, Agoo 2nd, Agoo 3rd, Damortis, and Rosario Wards, was created by Elder Michael John U. Teh, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Raul S. Villanueva, an Area Seventy.

AGOO PHILIPPINES STAKE (November 4, 2018): President—Edgardo Gali Dungan, 47, seminaries and institutes support specialist; wife, Gloria David Boado Dungan. Counselors—Joseph Rosal Ramos, 46, Herbalife senior consultant; wife, Maribeth Balderas Estonilo Ramos. Santiago Ollero Oribello, 66, desk clerk/investigator, Philex Mining Corporation; wife, Rosalina Estonilo Cariño Oribello.

A new stake has been created from the Assin Foso Ghana and Yamoransa Ghana Stakes. The Assin Foso Ghana South Stake, which consists of the Abura Dunkwa, Asebu, Assin Akrofuom, Assin Anynabrem, Assin Darmang, and Assin Edubiase Branches and Abakrampa, Assin Achiasi, Assin Foso 1st, Assin Foso 2nd, and Paramu Wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Anthony M. Kaku, an Area Seventy.

ASSIN FOSO GHANA SOUTH STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Ebenezer Quahsah, 45, assistant director of IT, Ghana Education Service; wife, Charity Arthur Quansah. Counselors—Bennett Aboagye Asamoah, 41, administrator, Cecilia and Sammy Memorial Clinic; wife, Mary Adjei-Banin. Matthew Donkoh, 46, coordinator, Ghana Education Service; wife, Vivian Mensima Donroh Akromah.

A new stake has been created from the Carrefour Haiti Stake and the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission. The Les Palmes Haiti Stake, which consists of the Tenier Branch and Jacmel, Leogâne 2nd, Meyer, Petit-Goâve 1st, and Petit-Goâve 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Jose L. Alonso, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Hubermann Bien-Aimé, an Area Seventy.

LES PALMES HAITI STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Octa Hyacinthe, 53, school director; wife, Gladys Pierre. Counselors—Jean Pierre Antonius, 39, professor; wife, Solangi Nicaisse. Wilfrid Soliman, 47, tax agent; wife, Lucine Bruny.

A new stake has been created from the Middleton Idaho Stake. The Middleton Idaho East Stake, which consists of the Black Canyon YSA, Middleton 2nd, Middleton 4th, Middleton 5th, Middleton 7th, Middleton 8th, and Middleton 11th Wards, was created by Elder Steven R. Bangerter, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Kenneth J. Firmage, an Area Seventy.

MIDDLETON IDAHO EAST STAKE (September 16, 2018): President—Fredrick Alan Betzold, 48, district director, neurology specialist; wife, Amy Buehner Betzold. Counselors—Matthew Patten Grow, 46, partner, Grow Rasmussen LLP; wife, Caryn Michele Green Grow. Spencer W Kofoed, 44, president, Self-Tradition Capital Partners; wife, Erin Elizabeth Pace Kofoed.

A new stake has been created from the Naic Philippines District. The Naic Philippines Stake, which consists of the Carissa, Indang, Maragondon, Naic, Punta, Tanza, Ternate, and Trece Martires Branches, was created by Elder Evan A. Schmutz, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Ryan Virola Pagaduan, an Area Seventy.

NAIC PHILIPPINES STAKE (September 16, 2018): President—Margelino Gaveria Baloerama, 44, maintenance mechanic; wife, Maricel Hayag Soreta Baloerama. Counselors—Jose Jemmel Bustamante Bacolod, 51, municipal health officer; wife, Ma. Lorena Ninobla Aguino. George Aranas Padilla, 44, crew manager, BW Shipping Philippines Inc.; wife, Christie Almoite Galeste Padilla.

A new stake has been created from the Santaquin Utah Stake. The Santaquin Utah East Stake, which consists of the Santaquin 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 12th, 16th, and 22nd Wards, was created by Elder Steven E. Snow, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Richard Holzapfel, an Area Seventy.

SANTAQUIN UTAH EAST STAKE (November 11, 2018): President—Steven Matley Wood, 57, director of research, Nu Skin; wife, Jenny Ann Sturm Wood. Counselors—Gregg Morris Warnick, 49, director and associate professor, BYU; wife, Kimberly Ann Nicol Warnick. Ryan Hugh Sharp, 36, professor of ancient scripture, BYU; wife, Jessica Ashlee Farish Sharp.

Reorganized stakes

AKRON OHIO STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Quinn J Coburn, 55, chief financial officer, Graftech; succeeding Douglas L. Talley; wife, Denna Lynn Floyd Coburn. Counselors—Tony Tung Nam Wen, 49, owner, PCDS; wife, Winnsa Siu-Mun Lee Wen. Kumen Rey Call, 44, vice president of finance, TT Electronics; wife, Holly Nynnne Hansen Call.

ASSIN FOSO GHANA STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Seth Patrick Owusu, 53, planning and statistics officer; succeeding Abraham Kwaku Fokuo; wife, Beatrice Akesse Owusu. Counselors—Patrick Adu Gyapong, 53, proprietor; wife, Monica Egyir. Emmanuel Codjoe, 51, proprietor; wife, Ruth Codjoe.

BARRANQUILLA COLOMBIA HIPODROMO STAKE (November 25, 2018): President—Ivar Rafael Romero Ortega, 36, teacher; succeeding Justina A. Rodriguez Borja; wife, Yulissa Escalante Buelvas. Counselors—Mario Enrique Gutierrez Martinez, 36, systems coordinator, Altos de San Vicente Clinic; wife, Narciza del Carmen Paez Anaya. Alex de Jesús Molina Arrieta, 37, contractor; wife, Leidys Melissa Lombrano Mejia.

CAICO BRAZIL STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Alberto Rodrigues da Silva, 37, community health agent; succeeding Eduardo Terceiro de Azevedo; wife, Maria Sueneide Ferreira de Paiva Rodrigues. Counselors—Armando da Silva Filho, 39, merchandise manager; wife, Vaneza Araujo de Lima de Silva. Xulto Cezar Silva dos Santos, 27, account executive, CIA Sense; wife, Luana Oliveira Costa Silva.

CHANDLER ARIZONA STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Jeremy Paul Grohman, 46, vice president and producer, USI Insurance; succeeding Matthew B. Lewis; wife, Victoria Jensen Riggs Grohman. Counselors—Matthew Archibald Campbell, 52, manager, GPW and Associates; wife, Kerri Alice Boas Campbell. Jesse Eldon Rowley, 43, project manager, Peterson Geotechnical Group; wife, Barrie Patricia Bolen Rowley.

CIUDAD OBREGON MEXICO STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Sai Santana Sai, 29, fleet manager, Fertilizantes Tepeyac; succeeding Alfredo Lazaro Martinez; wife, Yazmina Tabardillo González. Counselors—Jesús Antonio Hernández Pérez, 41, manager, Omnibus de México; wife, Leticia Vázquez García. Roberto Castañeda Zazueta, 42, contractor; wife, Alma Lorenia Ramírez Valenzuela.

EDINBURGH SCOTLAND STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Stanley Llewellyn Wilford, 54, senior sales manager, IPG Photonics; succeeding Allan D. Freed; wife, Helen Marie Wilkinson Wilford. Counselors—Martin Colin Beaumont, 60, subject analysis cataloguer, BDS; wife, Jacqueline Enid Kelsey Beaumont. Daniel Garth Goodare, 44, general practitioner; wife, Ellie Grace McKeown Goodare.

FEIRA DE SANTANA KALIANDIA STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Luciano Araujo Brito, 40, accountant; succeeding Erivelto Conceicao Bastos; wife, Macilene Antonia Dias Conceição. Counselors—Fabio dos Reis Carneiro, 35, technical manager, CICHO Solutions; wife, Lorrane Teixeira Mendes. Marcio Santos de Carvalho, 38, professor; wife, Jucienny de Almeida Silva Carvalho.

HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Rhett R. Hintze, 48, chief operating officer, Bravo Group; succeeding Steven H. Giles; wife, Melissa H. Hardy Hintze. Counselors—Jeffrey H. Coltrin, 52, chief financial officer, New Penn Motor Express; wife, Tamara Ann Perron Coltrin. Christian Anthony Johnson, 57, law school dean, Widener University; wife, Cori Lin Anderson Johnson.

IDAHO FALLS AMMON WEST STAKE (December 2, 2018): President—Christian David Monson, 45, anesthesiologist; succeeding Kipp L. Manwaring; wife, Charise Andrus Monson. Counselors—James Robert Barnes, 48, sales and support manager, Brad Hall & Associates; wife, Karen Green Barnes. Nathan Allen Hunsaker, 47, physical therapist; wife, Audra Kay Anderson Hunsaker.

JUNDIAI BRAZIL STAKE (November 11, 2018): President—Paulo Sérgio Ribeiro, 49, partner, Halley Industria; succeeding Jose C. Pierina; wife, Ana Rogério Albuquerque de Andrade Ribeiro. Counselors—Thiago Rocha, 35, business analyst; wife, Arika Aparecida Echila Rocin. Roger Melo, 44, product engineer, Century Link; wife, Flavia Marchioli Bernardes de Melo.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA ELKHORN SPRINGS STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Matthew Paul Kelly, 48, regional manager, Align Technology; succeeding Mark E. Waite; wife, Samantha Marie Hatch Kelly. Counselors—John Alex Piet, 46, lawyer; wife, Gina Jamison Piet. Bryon Dale Richardson, 46, executive director, Leadership Academy of Nevada; wife, Amy Jo Whittaker Richardson.

LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Michael Wayne Steed, 60, radiologist; succeeding Cameron D. MacLennan; wife, Valerie Anne Leidlaw Steed. Counselors—Samuel Kent Earl, 45, owner, Sign Superstore, Lethbridge Real Estate; wife, Jenna Anne Kozub Earl. Kevin Andrew Goth, 44, dentist; wife, Kara Lanae Jubber Goth.

MEXICO CITY ALAMEDAS STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Francisco Israel Regina Sánchez, 42, director of infrastructor, Grupo Hitec; succeeding Eduardo E. Centeno Gallegos; wife, Elena Trujillo Baltazar. Counselors—César Lima Escalante, 41, solutions manager for the Church; wife, Blanca Isela Aquilar Arias. Mario Cedillo Ordaz, 62, process manager, FAPRESA; wife, Angélica Mora Manzanarez.

MEXICO CITY MELCHOR OCAMPO STAKE (November 25, 2018): President—Mariano Pineda Alvear, 45, project director, Edificaciones con Aceso; succeeding Homero Rojas Trejo; wife, Leticia Yerbafria Granjero. Counselors—Luis Alberto Duarte Lopez, 39, seminaries and institutes area director; wife, Lillo de Jesús Duarte Jemima. Juan Carlos Moreno Soriano, 34, planning coordinator, Liverpool; wife, Rocio Martinez Garcia.

MEXICO CITY TENAYO STAKE (November 4, 2018): President—Ayax Raúl Bernal Sánchez, 46, self-employed; succeeding Daniel Manzo Peñuñuri; wife, Juana Vianet Meneses Munive. Counselors—Arold de los Santos Pérez, 36, operations consultant for the Church; wife, Matia Esther Rodriguez Bugatin. José Guadalupe Zamora González, 51, temple trip coordinator for the Church; wife, Ibañez Mireya Aguilar.

MEXICO CITY TULTITLAN STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Pedro Márquez Soto, 53, real estate project manager for the Church; succeeding Francisco I. Regino; wife, Julieta Martinez Hinojos. Counselors—Roberto Ernesto Lasa Chavarria, 51, therapist; wife, Elena León Melgarejo. Jaime Fernando Carbajal Coronado, 37, assistant builder for the Church; wife, Karla Frias Espinosa.

MONTERREY MEXICO MODERNA STAKE (September 16, 2018): President—Edgar Abraham Gámez Ávalos, 44, business manager, Internacional de Inversiones; succeeding Dante A. Martinez Coss; wife, Lila Mónica Rentería González. Counselors—Alejandro Arriaga Medina Valentín, 42, service manager, NEORIS; wife, Carla Edith Vázquez González. Miguel Valeriano Olea, 34, operations manager, Diestel; wife, Esli Janeth Morales Villanueva.

NORTH OGDEN UTAH EAST STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Brian Christopher Morris, 42, senior estimator, HHI Corporation; succeeding D. Brad Reeves; wife, Amy Barie Hubbard Morris. Counselors—Robert Karl Stowers, 60, office manager, Mountain Alarm; wife, Susanne Marie Brown. Roger Curtis Smout, 51, outside sales rep, Industrial Bolt & Supply; wife, Kristin Nichols Smout.

NORTH SALT LAKE UTAH LEGACY STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Damon Charles Glenn, 45, manager of investment, Etrade; succeeding Ronald B. Gordon; wife, Catherine Neddo Glenn. Counselors—Dean Lynn Howes, 66, commissioner, Major League Rugby; wife, Catherine Nelson Howes. Alfred Howard Tukuafu, 46, lead estimator, Jacobsen Construction; wife, Matila Maryann Lavulo Tukuafu.

PAYSON UTAH WEST STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Ben W Mangelson, 44, master lead, Deseret Meat; succeeding Edwin E. Ballard; wife, Camille Ann Killian Mangelson. Counselors—Justin Reed Jacklin, 46, senior program manager, Adobe; wife, Shelley Flinders Jacklin. Lynn Leroy Gerratt, 52, school administrator, Alpine School District; wife, Shalawn Frances Brown.

PORT OF SPAIN TRINIDAD STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Michael Andrew Rupa, 52, facilities manager for the Church; succeeding Emrol I. Gould; wife, Abigail Marsha Nalini Ramdeen Rupa. Counselors—Ashton Sunil Garcia, 41, accountant; wife, Colleen Jonne Garcia. Joseph Charles Edmund Warner, 59, Alicia Hazel Cooper Warner.

ROSWELL GEORGIA STAKE (December 2, 2018) President—Reed Aaron Macdonald, 45, CEO, FDS Avionics; succeeding Verne M. Ernst; wife, Andrea Tanner Macdonald. Counselors—Nelson Daniel Zivic, 41, head of human resources, Newell Rubbermaid; wife, Lorena Renée Calabria Zivic. Daniel Ray Lister Jr., 45, executive vice president, SWM Inc.; wife, Melissa Lin Wagner Lister.

ROY UTAH NORTH STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Preston Cordale Lamb, 52, special agent in charge, U.S. Treasury Department; succeeding Alan E. Hall; wife, Stefane Farr Lamb. Counselors—Kevin Dale Merrill, 61, shipping associate, Mason Bee’s; wife, Debra Elaine Quent Merrill. Michael Alan Tesch, 49, account representative, West Pharma; wife, Marci Manes Tesch.

SANTIAGO CHILE QUILICURA STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Alejandro Andres Leiva Salas, 42, supervisor, Komatsu Cummins Chile; succeeding Jorge W. Perez; wife, Karina Elizabeth Astudillo Fredes. Counselors—David Ignacio Verdugo Ibañez, 37, operations supervisor, Bopp Chile S.A.; wife, Elizabeth Mariela Arriagada Garcia. Giovanni Esteban Lopez Santander, 43, management supervisor, Biturix S.A.; wife, Mariela Raquel Britez.

SAO JOSE DOS PINHAIS BRAZIL STAKE (September 2, 2018): President—Enéas José Pereira Filho, 38, operations manager, Centro de Integração Empresa-Escola do Paraná; succeeding Luis Fernando Ogebowsky; wife, Liliana Sarti Luna Pereira. Counselors—Vando Augusto Diniz, 50, maintenance technician for the Church; wife, Carmen Sofia Mosko. Murilo Pinheiro Belletti, 33, coordinator; wife, Amanda do Nascimento Oliveira.

TACLOBAN PHILIPPINES STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Pedro Bimbo Basada Tan, 50, senior trade and industry development specialist, Department of Trade and Industry; succeeding Ricardo A. Aban; wife, Jenny Operario Ruba. Counselors—Jhumer Cajife Operio, 37, real estate broker; wife, Jean Lim-It Calipayan Operio. David Dagano Mendros, 40, sales clerk, EMCOR Inc.; wife, Analiza Baldecanas Dangco Mendros.

TORREON MEXICO JARDIN STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Angel Carlos Cepeda Santos, 47, key account manager, Schneider Electrical; succeeding Jose A. Jimenez Roldan; wife, Claudia Valles Herrera. Counselors—Gustavo Ademis Castillo Landeros, 41, academic affairs coordinator; wife, Mitzi Garcia Hernandez. Daniel Gómez Junco Santillán, 28, administrative manager, SEVAC; wife, Ada Ragó Abish Canaán de los Santos.

VALENCIA VENEZUELA LOS SAUCES STAKE (November 18, 2018): President—Fernando de Jesús Vivas Calderón, 42, regional director, Church Educational System; succeeding Jorge E. Ferrer Perez; wife, Dariana del Carmen Briceño Zambrano de Vivas. Counselors—Rafel Antonio Sequera Castillo, 59, operations inspector, Naguanagua Waste Management; wife, Ana Elizabeth Sánches de Sequera. César Augusto Rodriquez Bonito, 53, independent contractor, FamilySearch; wife, Maria Nelly Sevilla Galea de Rodriguez.

VALPARAISO CHILE STAKE (September 9, 2018): President—Miguel Alberto Honores Troncoso, 35, seminaries and institutes coordinator for the Church; succeeding Helgi Hukdhs Zerega; wife, Yannina Yoselin Loyola Silva. Counselors—Manuel Alvear Torres, 39, technician; wife, Andrea Paola Vega Opazo. David Alessandro Oyarce Olivares, 42, employee, army of Chile; wife, Gloria del Carmen Ibarra Villalón.

ZAMORA MEXICO STAKE (September 2, 2018): President—Christian Adrián Gudiño Alatorre, 33, middle and high school teacher; succeeding David Montoya Torres; wife, Elizabeth Peña Castillo. Counselors—José Joaquín Higareda Naranjo, 55, teacher; wife, María de la Luz Espitia Martínez. José Antonio Cázares Gonaález, 43, welder; wife, Guadalupe Romo Olivo.