New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in June 2016

  • 1 July 2016

New Stakes

A new stake has been created from the Madison Tennessee and McMinnville Tennessee Stakes. The Cookeville Tennesse Stake, which consists of the Lebanon 2nd, Livingston, and Sparta Branches and the Burgess Falls, Cookeville, Crossville, Jamestown, and Lebanon 1st Wards, was created by Elder Erich W. Kopischke, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alvin F. Meredith III, an Area Seventy.

COOKEVILLE TENNESSEE STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—David Owen Day, 58, self-employed; wife, Vicki Temple Butler Day. Counselors—Derek Merle Heap, 43, managing partner, Sterling Financial Group; wife, Jodi Lyn Sommer Heap. Spencer Lawrence Miller Grissom, 34, satellite technician, AT&T/Directv; wife, Laura Denell Grissom.

A new stake has been created from the Dunedin New Zealand District. The Dunedin New Zealand Stake, which consists of the Gore, Invercargil, Queenstown, and Timaru Branches and the Dunedin 1st, Dunedin 2nd, Oamaru 1st, and Omaru 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder David J. Thomson, an Area Seventy.

DUNEDIN NEW ZEALAND STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Stephen Eliot Smith, 41, professor of law; wife, Kimberly Stone Smith. Counselors—Rangi Takuku Solomon, 50, HSE manager; wife, Justine Marie Gillard. Justin Koloi Kaufana, 40, butcher; wife, Lativia Fatai Tuaone Kaufana.

A new stake has been created from the Ibesikpo Nigeria District. The Ikot Eyo Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ikot Akpan Abia, Ikot Ebre, Ikot Esen, Ikot Oku Lyan, Ikot Udofia, and Ndikp Atang Branches and the Ikot Ekwere, Ikot Eyo 1st, Ikot Eyo 2nd, and Ikot 3rd Wards, was created by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., a General Authority Seventy, and Elder J. K. Chukwuemeka Igwe, an Area Seventy.

IKOT EYO NIGERIA STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Solomon Samuel Johnny, 33, president, Independent Newspaper Publisher Association; wife, Ima Abasi Solomon Johnny. Counselors—Edet Sam Edet, 39, self-employed; wife, Blessing John Thompson Akpadiaha. Eíukudoh Tom Akpadiaha, 42, self-employed; wife, Mary Eíukudoh Akpadiaha.

Reorganized stakes

BRASILIA BRAZIL STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Roberto Glaydson Ferreira Leite, 41, military police officer; succeeding José Paulo Ramos; wife, Macia Edilene Silva Santos. Counselors—Marcello Nascimento Cabral da Costa, 39, economist, Eletronorte; wife, Liliane Regina D. Cabral. Erivan Pereira de Franca, 46, self-employed; wife, Marizete Silva Santos.

CAMPINAS BRAZIL CAMPOS ELÍEOS STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Francisco Rodrigues de Souza Jr., 31, testing technician; succeeding Joaquim Alexandre da Silva; wife, Cassia Regina da Silva de Souza. Counselors—Marcos Gonçalves, 31, administrative assistant, Campinas Brazil Temple; wife, Marjory Xancha Lima. Fernando Firmino da Silva, 33, general coordinator, Colégio Semear; wife, Karina Dornelas da Silva.

CARACAS VENEZUELA STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Felix Eduardo Quiñones Tovar, 46, self-employed; succeeding Efrain E. Dominguez Sanchez; wife, Alexandra Elieth Calderon Rendon. Counselors—Simon Eduardo Diaz, 35, business specialist, Dream Paint; wife, Shirley de los Angelles Muñoz Rondon. Alejandro Jose Infante Vivas, 35, administration, Marcas Duplex; wife, Maria Velasco Ortiz.

COVENTRY ENGLAND STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Jonathan David Maxwell, 41, general practitioners partner; succeeding Keith M. Penfold; wife, Samantha Waddington Maxwell. Counselors—Matthew Petersen Grant, 45, managing partner, Forrest Medical Centre; wife, Lorraine Lesley Gregson Grant. Ross Nelson Martin, 32, teacher; wife, Loanne Denise Megeney Martin.

CURITIBA BRAZIL BOA VISTA STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Carlos Henrique Geschwandtner, 31, international logistics analyst; succeeding Vitório Yoshinoori Furusho; wife, Débora Toassa Gomes Geschwandtner. Counselors—Paulo Cesar Salles Coelho, 51, commercial management, TC Master; wife, Regina Amabile Coelho. Edson Fernando Reis, 38, quality technician, Renault do Brasil; wife, Aline de Castro Deus Reis.

FILLMORE UTAH STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Gary Smith Barber, 56, agriculture manager, Mountain View Mushrooms; succeeding Lee L. Monroe; wife, Lisa Harrison Barber. Counselors—Neil J Ashton, 56, self-employed; wife, Belinda Ann Cecil Ashton. Daniel Frank Davies, 56, self-employed; wife, Melanie Ann Yates Davies.

GUATEMALA LAS VICTORIAS STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Jamie Carranza Vásquez, 39, temple recorder assistant, LDS Church; succeeding Lester A. Davila Rivas; wife, Ingrid Yesenia Morales López. Counselors—César Eduardo Colón Hurarte, 46, institute director, LDS Church; wife, Claudia Lucreacia Flores De León. Carlos Genaro Quiquivix Orozco, 47, business manager, Cosegua; wife, Indira Ixmucané Girón Argueta.

HAMBURG GERMANY STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Niels Ole Jensen, 39, senior manager, Adobe Systems Inc.; succeeding Karl W. Schmidt; wife, Ulrike Anneliese Ursula Maichel Jensen. Counselors—Daniel Roggow, 38, immobilization specialist; wife, Stephanie Christina Jopen Roggow. Henning Hartmut Skibbe, 36, partner, Erlerskibbetӧnsmann; wife, Anja Schneidewind-Skibbe.

HASTINGS NEW ZEALAND FLAXMERE STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Farley John Keenan, 38, advisor, Ministry of Māori Development; succeeding Wayne R. Tekira; wife, Charrissa Anne Makowharemahihi Keenan. Counselors—Nimo Te Arani Tuavera, 49, school caretaker; wife, Angela Jean Tuavera. Justin William Edwards, 37, senior case manager, Department of Corrections; wife, Shannon Lee Ann Wainohu Edwards.

HERMOSILLO MEXICO PITIC STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Karlo Antonio Diarte Cortes, 43, insurance salesman; succeeding Gerardo Novoa Rodriguez; wife, Leslie Calderon Gallegos. Counselors—Valentin Ayala Osuna, 43, doctor; wife, Martha Leticia Cordova Lopez. Fabian Ignacio Bernal Losoya, 45, air traffic controller; wife, Florina Sotelo Mendoza.

ILO PERU STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Walter Isauro Condori Gonza, 39, energy technician; succeeding Edgar E. Zuloeta Sanchez; wife, Gregoria Luciana Chavez Quiñonez. Counselors—Paolo Renzo Chama Jimenez, 44, manager, Business Technology; wife, Liliana Elvira Dieguez Sachun. Fredy Antonio Ugarte Monroy, 50, fisherman; wife, Florentina Judith Aragon Quispe.

JABOATÃO BRAZIL LITORAL STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Rômulo Cesar da Silva, 45, institute director, LDS Church; succeeding Ivanildo Bernardo Lopes; wife, Ana Maria de Sena Silva. Counselors—Mauricia de Arruda Cabral Sobrinho, 50, social advocate; wife, Suzete Silva Melo. Renato Bernardo Lopes, 29, OP engineer; wife, Marcela Carvalho de Souza Bernardo Lopes.

JABOATÃO DOS GUARARAPES BRAZIL STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Jackson Fábio Jesus Fonseca, 30, educational supervisor, A.A. Correa; succeeding Edvaldo Leonel Lopes; wife, Daniela Prado Ferreira. Counselors—Edivaldo Jose da Silva Fiho, 45, machine operator, Gestamp; wife, Sonia Ferreira dos Santos. Angelico Paulino da Silva, 27, nursing technician; wife, Veronica da Silva Pinheiro.

JUNEAU ALASKA STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Benjamin Roger Gilbert, 41, dentist; succeeding Michael J. Youngberg; wife, April LeeAnn Silk Gilbert. Counselors—Mark Hale Stauffer, 60, psychiatrist; wife, Carol Lynn Williams Stauffer. James Gore King, 49, director of recreation lands and minerals, US Forest Service; wife, Christine Jorgensen King.

LUCENA PHILIPPINES STAKE (May 1, 2016): President—Felix Odlos Bentayen Jr., 35, instructor, Southern Luzon University; succeeding Dominic B. Bangal; wife, Katrina Murillo Perdicoń Bentayen. Counselors—Benedicto Llego Suaybaguio, 43, self-employed; wife, Marjoorie Sombilla Obleada Suaybaguio. Marlino Agsaulio Babida, 53, project officer, San Juan Government; wife, Analiza Hugo Ocaya Babida.

MANASSA COLORADO STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Douglas Kirk Jarvies, 47, self-employed; succeeding Todd F. Barr; wife, Shannon Rae Berryman Jarvies. Counselors—Robin Eldred McDaniel, 63, driver, UPS; wife, Nancy Pagett McDaniel. Andrew Kyle Miller, 39, software developer, Accusystems; wife, Carla Beth Valentine Miller.

OGDEN UTAH YSA 1ST STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Scott Owen Sykes, 51, physician, Utah Eye Centers; succeeding Anthony D. Reynolds; wife, Jennifer Hunter Sykes. Counselors—Timothy John Eck, 54, director, Weber State; wife, Kristine Jensen Eck. Darryl Todd Sholly, 53, self-employed; wife, Annette Boyington Sholly.

PARKER COLORADO STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Chad James Larsen, 52, president and CEO, MRP; succeeding Matthew L. Carpenter; wife, Robbi Ann Whitehead Larsen. Counselors—Frederick Hume Earnest, 54, president and CEO, Vista Gold Corp.; wife, Wendy Lee Leavitt Earnest. Clint Moncur Waite, 54, president, Best Practice Systems; wife, Shelly Anne Hilditch Waite.

POCATELLO IDAHO YSA 2ND STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Steven Brett Packer, 46, teacher, LDS Church Educational System; succeeding William B. McNabb; wife, Elizabeth Ann Devries Packer. Counselors—Tracy J Farnsworth, 58, associate dean, Idaho State University; wife, Michelle Call Farnsworth. Gary Eugene Anderson, 58, manager, ON Semiconductor; wife, Kelli Maureen Tegland Anderson.

PROVO UTAH SHARON EAST STAKE (April 10, 2016): President—Kelly Glen Reeves, 59, senior associate director, LDS Philanthropies; succeeding Christopher L. Randall; wife, Tamra Ann Tuckett Reeves. Counselors—Gregory John Heiner, 58, partner, United Insurance Group; wife, Lauri Jo Ikhaml Heiner. Todd David Seamons, 47, physician assistant, Revere Health; wife, Kathryn Hardy Seamons.

ROME ITALY WEST STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Piero Paolo Giuseppe Sonaglia, 45, studio assistant, National TV; succeeding Alessandro Dini Ciacci; wife, Carla Bianchi. Counselors—Luca Pregnolato, 53, freelance cameraman; wife, Livia Laurenti Pregnolato. Giuseppe Viglietta, 55, office worker, ENEL Corp.; wife, Adriana Pregnolato.

MIDDLETON IDAHO STAKE (March 6, 2016): President—Jason Rex Radford, 45, retail director, Simplot C.; succeeding Zachary Evans; wife, Krista Burton Radford. Counselors—Matthew Patten Grow, 43, partner, Grow Rasmussen LLP; wife, Caryn Michele Green Grow. Travis Frank Kravpp, 40, self-employed; wife, Jamie Jo Howell Kravpp.

SALT LAKE PIONEER YSA STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Thomas Bradey Morgan, 56, executive vice president, Zions Bank; succeeding Jeffrey Lane Shields; wife, Debra Fisher Morgan. Counselors—Kris J Mecham, 63, area welfare manager, LDS Church; wife, Stephanie Bessire Mecham. Steven John Christiansen, 61, attorney-shareholder; wife, Kathryn Ann Warner Christiansen.

SAO PAULO BRAZIL GUARULHOS STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Odair Angulo Elizeu, 53, lawyer; succeeding João Batista Moreira; wife, Sônia Frota de Araújo. Counselors—Marcelo Amancio Costa, 44, administrator, 2ML Empresarial; wife, Adriana Pereira Santos. Denis Florentino de Souza, 39, private driver; wife, Vivian Alves Machado Souza.

ST. GEORGE UTAH EAST STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Stanley Arthur Troyer, 63, seminary instructor, LDS Church; succeeding Craig D. Seegmiller; wife, Apryl Snow Flake Troyer. Counselors—Lance Franklin Greer, 45, audiologist; wife, Shannon Woodland Greer. Scott Maurice Porter, 47, counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; wife, Lisa Nelson Porter.

ST. GEORGE UTAH WASHINGTON FIELDS STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Joseph Ballard Cox, 47, owner, Billing Consultants; succeeding Steven R Bangerter; wife, Cherie Callahan Cox. Counselors—James Andrew Morris, 48, appraiser trainer, Morley & McConkie; wife, Syndi Rae Kane Morris. Steven Eugene Swinson, 49, owner, Hydrologistics; wife, Yvonne Leigh Wells Swinson.

SUCRE BOLIVIA STAKE (April 10, 2016): President—Manolo Gutierrez Saucedo, 35, CES Coordinator; succeeding Willy F. Rivera Bejarano; wife, Ebelin Suarez Paz. Counselors—Emigdio Rudy Palma Jurado, 42, self-employed; wife, Jhovana Loidy Zanabria Soza. Miguel Carlos Ledo Melchor, 37, self-employed; wife, Leslie Yuvinka Guereca Zarate.

TACNA PERU ALAMEDA STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Nestor Raul Garayar Callizaya, 29, dental surgeon; succeeding Henry Herrera Linares; wife, Giovana Carolina Paraguay Yllanes. Counselors—Fredy Luis Perez Cabeza, 60, administrative consultant, Casta Real Estate Agency; wife, Gregoria Bernardina Cabeza Moreno. Remigio Arnao Aparicio, 29, support specialist, LDS Church; wife, Pilar Tussy Maquera Maquera.

TACOMA WASHINGTON NORTH STAKE (April 17, 2016): President—Patrick Gordon Garlock, 56, CEO, MVP Physical Therapy; succeeding Gary F. Gessell; wife, LaRene Masters Garlock. Counselors—Bryce Lamont Betteridge, 62, president/CEO, SATECH; wife, Heather June Hardy Betteridge. John Sua Kennach, 48, AR collection, GUS America; wife, Luseane H. Saia Kennach.

THAYNE WYOMING STAKE (March 20, 2016): President—Jeremiah Orr Daniel, 39, management, Electrical Wholesale; succeeding Michael R. Allred; wife, Sarah Marie Alleman Daniel. Counselors—Harold Martell Brower, 61, gas operations director, Lower Valley Energy; wife, Linda Kay Taylor Brower. Adam Dee Robbins, 50, teacher; wife, Karolyn Wessel Robbins.

VALLEY FORGE PENNSYLVANIA STAKE (March 20, 2016): President—Paul Brown, 52, CFO, Touchpoint Inc.; succeeding Keith D. Coe; wife, Alison May Siswick Brown. Counselors—Clark Beesley Maxwell, 43, chief operating officer, Chatham Financial; wife, Kari Orlene Cooper Maxwell. John Robert Traverso Jr., 43, family physician; wife, Erin Marie Hains Traverso.

YAKIMA WASHINGTON STAKE (March 20, 2016): President—Karl Reed Hendricks, 57, owner, Hy-Grade Glass Inc.; succeeding Douglas F. Button; wife, Jana Lynn Townsend Hendricks. Counselors—LaDon Ray Linde, 55, compliance officer, Sunnyside Community Hospital; wife, Sandra Ann Haynie Linde. Kenneth Birch Ditto, 42, physical therapist; wife, Sara Spring Sherry Ditto.