New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in July 2016

  • 29 July 2016

New stakes

Six new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Prague Czech Republic District. The Prague Czech Republic Stake, which consists of the Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Liberec, Olomouc, Plzen, Trebíc, Uherské, Zlín, and České Budejovice Branches and the Brno, Jicin, Ostrava, and Praha Wards, was created by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency; Elder Timothy J. Dyches, a General Authority Seventy; and Elder Detlef H. Adler, an Area Seventy.

PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Martin Pilka, 50, self-employed/developer; wife, Alena Lysonková Pilková. Counselors—Michal Hanzal, 34, interpreter, LDS Church; wife, Bohdana Kašáková Hanzalová. Roman Cadeni, 45, administration assistant, LDS Church; wife, Jarmila Florianora Cadeni.

A new stake has been created from the Saratoga Springs Utah Crossroads Stake. The Saratoga Springs Utah Mount Saratoga Stake, which consists of the Riverside 1st, Riverside 2nd, Saratoga Springs 7th, Saratoga Springs 10th, Sunrise Meadows 1st, Sunrise Meadows 2nd, Sunrise Meadows 3rd, and Sunset Haven Wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alin Spannaus, an Area Seventy.

SARATOGA SPRINGS UTAH MOUNT SARATOGA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Kenneth Taylor Gibby, 50, SVP/CIO, Utah Community Credit Union; wife, Lisa Lorrayne Tracy Gibby. Counselors—Randy Howard Powell, 42, chief financial officer, Meta Source; wife, Shauna Margaret Lifferth Powell. Matthew Verne Toone, 33, president, MVT Products; wife, Heather Tingey Toone.

A new stake has been created from the Tarija Bolivia Stake. The Tarija Bolivia Tabladita Stake, which consists of the Central, Cuatro de Julio, Panamericano, Senac, and Tabladita Wards, was created by Elder Juan A. Uceda, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Mathias Held, an Area Seventy.

TARIJA BOLIVIA TABLADITA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Nelson Dario Landivar Vallejos, 39, business representative; wife, Carmen Mamani Gonzales. Counselors—Adalid Condor Sanchez, 35, technology manager; wife, Elisabeth Maria Vargas Peña. Yamil Delgado Olguera, 35, architect; wife, Lizeth Daniela Gutierrez Copa.

A new stake has been created from the Ikot Ekpene Nigeria District. The Ikot Ekpene Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Abak Road, Abia Okpo Road, Ikot Ekpene, Ikot Inyang, Ikot Odon, Ikot Otu, and Ikpe Mbak Eyop Branches, was created by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Declan O. Madu, an Area Seventy.

IKOT EKPENE NIGERIA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Kufre Okoro Etim, 37, accountant; wife, Uduak Sylvanus Etim. Counselors—John Okon Tom, 47, lecturer, Imo State University; wife, Grace John Akuchi Tom. God’sgift Okon Antai, 31, self-employed; wife, Inemesit God’sgift Antai.

A new stake has been created from the Apache Junction Arizona and the Mesa Arizona Salt River Stakes. The Mesa Arizona Flatiron Stake, which consists of the Adobe Branch and the Boulder Mountain, Ironwood, Ocotillo, Signal Butte 1st, and Twin Knolls Wards, was created by Elder W. Craig Zwick, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Karl M. Tilleman, an Area Seventy.

MESA ARIZONA FLATIRON STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Bradley E. Larson, 61, operations manager, Otto Trucking Inc.; wife, Beverly Brown Larson. Counselors—James Neil MacKinlay, 46, attorney; wife, Katina Lorraine Jeppsen MacKinlay. Ryan Scott Boyer, 38, lawyer; wife, Julie Arlene Wheeler Boyer.

A new stake has been created from the Liverpool Australia and the Sydney Australia Fairfield Stakes. The Sydney Australia Prairiewood Stake, which consists of the Green Valley 1st, Green Valley 2nd, Prairiewood 1st, Prairiewood 3rd, and Prairiewood 4th Wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Johnny L. Leota, an Area Seventy.

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA PRAIRIEWODD STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Andrew Gary Shum, 39, general manager, Unionpay; wife, Tuu Shum. Counselors—Andrew John Manousso, 37, correctional officer, department of corrective services; wife, Maria H. Manousso. Maunaloa Faivakimoana, 53, truck driver, TNT; wife, Siu Hevava Taufa Faivakimoana.

Reorganized stakes

AMERICAN FORK UTAH EAST STAKE (May 22, 2016): President—David Kartchner Hafen, 49, physician; succeeding Mark R. Ivins; wife, Frances Clark Hafen. Counselors—Steven LeRoy Shumway, 54, professor, BYU; wife, Joyce Lillie Anderson Shumway. Douglas Morrill Angus, 56, partner/general manager, Asphalt Zipper Inc.; wife, Denise Bishop Angus.

BLANDING UTAH STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Samuel Alon Pugh, 45, business owner; succeeding Michael W Redd; wife, Marcia Sue Morley Pugh. Counselors—Steven Charles Black, 39, CPA; wife, Shauna Eileen Griffiths. Trevor Spens Olsen, 34, vice principal, San Juan School District; wife, Nicolette Joy McDonald Olsen.

BUCARAMANGA COLOMBIA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Rossvan Johan Plata Villamizar, 41, assets management professional; succeeding Jaime Chavez Pabon; wife, Ismena Yoanna Suarez Ballesteros. Counselors—Edilberto Moreno Fletcher, 55, supervisor, LDS Church; wife, Martha Patricia Garcia Ramirez. Michael Allen Yeats, 39, head regional manager, Munich Rp; wife, Rahysol Milena Villarreal Diaz de Yeats.

CANOAS BRAZIL STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Gustavo Daniel da Silva Corrêa, 33, project manager, KPMG; succeeding Derby Miguel Affonso Correa; wife, Patricia Anderson Corrêa. Counselors—Marcos Antônio Collares Nunes, 50, airport employee; wife, Fabiana dos Santos Nunes. Rodrigo Serdotte Freitas, 36, bank manager; wife, Gabriela Porciúncula Severo Freitas.

CEDAR MILL OREGON STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Matthew Bevan Haycock, 57, vice president, Intel Corporation; succeeding Donald G. Bair; wife, Dixie Lee Simonis Haycock. Counselors—Shirl Kim Rowley, 58, maintenance manager, Tube Forgings of America; wife, Karen Luann Trettin Rowley. Jerry Brian Hodson, 55, judge; wife, Diane Kay Thomas Hodson.

COCODY IVORY COAST STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Ahouzan Jean-Yves Niamkey, 40, manager of infrastructure, Cargill West Africa; succeeding Adouh Frederic Anzoua; wife, Michelle Bessy Tecou. Counselors —Monney Firmin Seka, 45, general director, Synergie Express Int.; wife, N’Gachouw Angele Sidonie Ossey. Jean Charles Sibailly, 38, program director, Business 24 Africa; wife, Sie Cyntima Danielle Epse Sibailly.

DRAPER UTAH YSA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Lawrence Todd Budge, 56, chairman of the board, Tokyo Star Bank; succeeding Stephen L. Olsen; wife, Lori Capener Budge. Counselors—Ronald Mark Judd, 52, SVP, Aon; wife, Teresa Ellen Davis Judd. Douglas Kenneth Smart, 54, business owner; wife, Koni Kae Esplin Smart.

FARGO NORTH DAKOTA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Jerry Melvin Cook, 43, endodontist; succeeding Joel K. Ransom; wife, Brooke Ann Ball Cook. Counselors—Jay Ira Pickrel, 55, vice president, AG division, Brandt Holdings; wife, Guadalupe Grajeda Pickrel. Jeffrey Darrell Deem, 54, lead operations specialist, U.S. Customs; wife, Jacqui Coleman Deem.

GUÁPILES COSTA RICA STAKE (May 8, 2016): President—Alvaro Fernando Fallas Aguera, 52, bookkeeper; succeeding Luis C. Chaverri; wife, Kandy Chavez Mora. Counselors—Roger Albino Esquivel Brenes, 40, self-employed; wife, Rosa Yenira Tigerino Juárez. Alejandro José Chaverri León, 38, administrator; wife, Teresa Emilia Silvera Carvajal.

GUATEMALA CITY VILLA HERMOSA STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Oswaldo Antonio Estrada Pérez, 34, self-employed; succeeding Luis J. Carney; wife, Mónica Lizbeth Morales Gaitán. Counselors—Yovany Ivan Huitz Arriaza, 40, head salesman; wife, Mildred Marily Gómez Huitz. Erick David Alvarado Oseida, 42, industrial mechanic; wife, Lidia Noemy Hernández Hernández.

JOÃO PESSOA BRAZIL TORRE STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Karlos Eduardo Gomes dos Santos, 35, clerk, LDS Church; succeeding Francisco Ronaldo de Castro Sousa; wife, Eliane Guedes Marçal. Counselors—Marcos José de Araújo, 54, accountant; wife, Geneva Rezendes de Mendonça Araújo. Djalmir Lopes de Figueiredo, 42, maintenance supervisor, LDS Church; wife, Jakelyne Gislayne Felipe dos Santos Figueiredo.

KYLE TEXAS STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Barry Francis Pomeroy, 66, EVP/CFO, Toppan Photomasks Inc.; succeeding Charles T. Allen; wife, Kathleen Osborn Pomeroy. Counselors—Victor Garcia, 53, division sales manager, Ford Audio-Video; wife, Joyce Lanell Doherty Garcia. Nathan Allen Currit, 43, associate/assistant professor, Texas State University; wife, Amy Krueger Currit.

LA MERCED PERU STAKE (May 8, 2016): President—Abel Enrigue Salas Mansilla, 52, technical assistant, Devida; succeeding Elferh David Diaz Gamero; wife, Marlene Margarita Aylas Abarca. Counselors—Jose Napoleon Bravo Ascencios, 36, maintenance manager; wife, Silvia Rocio Arauco Rodriguez. Maximo Travezano Orihuela, 54, manager; wife, Rosa Ango Morales.

LONDON ENGLAND HYDE PARK STAKE (May 8, 2016): President—Christopher Bruce Stephenson, 41, real estate invester, AIG Global Real Estate; succeeding Alan T. Phillips; wife, Rebecca Ethel Nevin Stephenson. Counselors—Fabrizio Giovanni Spartaco Ricciardi, 52, manager, Perishable Movements; wife, Imma Colata Sorrentino. Samuel Afartey Odoi, 38, managing director, Wipers Youth; wife, Vida Mateki Dsane-Laryea Odoi.

MAIDSTONE ENGLAND STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Stephen Edward Baldock, 53, sales director, ISA SRL; succeeding Christopher L. Turner; wife, Caron Jane Searle. Counselors—Leighton Tosh Bascom, 56, investment manager, Leighton Capital Management; wife, Donna Ann Oben Bascom. Adam Hawkins, 37, self-employed; wife, Stacey Margaret Hawkins.

NOVA IGUAÇU BRAZIL STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Luis Henrique da Silva, 37, coordinator, American Tower; succeeding Osnir Francisco dos Santos; wife, Janei Anselmo da Silva. Counselors—Sérgio Almeida de Matos, 34, military; wife, Daniele Costa de Oliveira de Matos. André Luiz Lopes de Oliveira, 38, military; wife, Danielle Ramos Gonçalves.

PERALTA TRAIL ARIZONA STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Jesse Eugene Phillips, 35, operations manager, Intel; succeeding Bradley E. Larson; wife, Nicole Bond Phillips. Counselors—Grant Earl Merrill, 55, self-employed; wife, Lianne Heaton Merrill. Farrel Blake Layton, 58, software engineer, Hewlett Packard Enterprises; wife, Pamela Anne Mueller Layton.

PONTA GROSSA BRAZIL STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Adriano Barbosa Nogueira, 32, radiologist; succeeding Israelson Samways; wife, Pamela Pinheiro. Counselors—Jeferson Luis Moro, 34, transportation analyst, Autonomous; wife, Viviane da Silva Lima. Thiago Augusto Chiafitela Stadler, 31, doctor; wife, Dannyanie Samways Stadler.

PUEBLA MEXICO VALSEQUILLO STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Jose Alberto Rivera Zenteno, 47, urgent care doctor; succeeding Moroni A. Pineda Robles; wife, Arlette Gisel Hernandez Peru. Counselors—Eli Aldaco Ruiz, 41, marketing manager; wife, Hilda Ines Hernandez Chan. Jose Antonio Raya Peña, 54, businessman; wife, Monica Cristina Cortes Avila.

RIBEIRÃO PIRES BRAZIL STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—William Rodrigues da Silva, 30, entrepreneur; succeeding Jose Maria De Paula; wife, Maria Ano Carla da Silva. Counselors—Ademir Ferreira, 55, director, Copina Pinturas; wife, Fabiana da Silva Urbani. João Paulo de Camargo, 40, business analyst; wife, Marissy Branco Aires de Camargo.

SALT LAKE HOLLADAY NORTH STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Paul Archie Chamberlain, 52, president/CEO, Laco Technologies; succeeding David C. Marriott; wife, Debra Jemea Polatis Chamberlain. Counselors—Timothy Lee Goates, 54, operations program administrator, Intermountain Healthcare; wife, Amy McMaster Goates. Timothy Lawrence Barney, 48, managing director, Banyan Ventures; wife, Paula Ann Peterson Barney.

SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA EAST STAKE (TONGAN) (May 15, 2016): President—Paul Salesi Tonga, 48, maintenance manager, Mercy Housing; succeeding Inoke M. Havili; wife, Vika Florence Vimahi Tonga. Counselors—Vasiteni J Teaupa, 39, engineer; wife, Angelica Vanessa Baron Teaupa. David Kauhea Taumoepeau, 44, executive assistant, Hillspire; wife, Lani Nau Taumoepeau.

SARATOGA SPRINGS UTAH CROSSROADS STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Thomas David Tillman, 45, principal, Alpine School District; succeeding Kenneth T. Gibby; wife, Elena Anne Winston Tillman. Counselors—Nathan Robert Crandall, 40, teacher, Alpine School District; wife, Lisa Annette Dangerfield Crandall. Edward Hugh Memmott, 50, self-employed; wife, Janalee Brown Memmott.

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA FAIRFIELD STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Sione Tatafu Angakehe Liutai, 40, school learning support officer; succeeding Andrew G. Shum; wife, Camilla Lu Ormsby Liutai. Counselors—Tevita ‘Ofa Helu Amone, 35, self-employed; wife, Akenese Fagalilo Amone. Feleti Lokeni Fialogo, 38, dispatch coordinator, FGI; wife, Jacinta Sepa Asanovic Fialogo.

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA HARBOUR STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Bardia Paki, 41, regional retail manager, Bloom Hearing; succeeding Daniel G. Hamilton; wife, Kerry Jill Grinceri Paki. Counselors—John Woodward Biddle, 58, product director, Kleenmaid; wife, Wendy Dawn Rostedt Biddle. Will Brian Wolfgramm, 63, foreman, Centre Industry; wife, Alilia Vaka Wolfgramm.

TAIPEI TAIWAN CENTRAL STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Min-Zu Wang, 54, professor, National Taiwan University; succeeding Liang Shih Wei Carl; wife, Shiao-Tsen Ying. Counselors—Chien-Chun Chen, 41, special assistant of chairman, Yomi Hotel; wife, Lī-Chīng Dīng. Sheng Hsiung Wang, 58, assistant engineer, Taipei Taiwan Temple; wife, Su Jung Liao.

TARIJA BOLIVIA STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Daniel Copa Ibarra, 36, self-employed; suceeding William Duran Miranda; wife, Ligia Elizabeth Ojeda Miranda. Counselors—Hugo Rocabado Ramos, 52, driver; wife, Romualda Sosa Ortega. Saul Cesar Duchen Rollano, 36, general accountant; wife, Zulema del Pilar Soto Baldiviezo.

TEGUCIGALPA HONDURAS LOARQUE STAKE (May 15, 2016): President—Roger David Matute Fuenes, 39, self-employed; succeeding Daniel D. Dominguez Sauceda; wife, Mirna Lizeth Villalta Cerrato. Counselors—Adalid Rosales Alfaro, 46, self-employed; wife, Sara Manuela Castro Cardona. Marvin Ulices Nolasco, 50, teacher; wife, Carmen Yesenia Rivera Rápalo.