New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in March 2017

  • 31 March 2017

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Ashburn Virginia and Centreville Virginia Stakes. The Gainsville Virginia Stake, which consists of the Gainesville, Haymarket, Tall Cedars, Vint Hill, Warrenton 1st, and Warrenton 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk, a General Authority Seventy.

GAINSVILLE VIRGINA STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Jon Erik Dionne, 51, vice president of engineering, RDA, Inc.; wife, Lisa Ann Barrus Dionne. Counselors—Johan Victor Carlson, 42, CEO, T-Zero; wife, Sara Elizabeth Fuller Carlson. Gregory Douglas Roney, 42, business owner; wife, Anna Christine Holmgren Roney.

A new stake has been created from the Harare Zimbabwe Stake. The Harare Zimbabwe East Stake, which consists of the Acturus, Damofalls, and Marondera Branches and the Mabvuku 1st, Mabvuku 2nd, Ruwa, and Tafara Wards, was created by Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Walter Chatora, an Area Seventy.

HARARE ZIMBABWE EAST STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Ignatius Maziofa, 35, manager; wife, Bridget Mtetwa Maziofa. Counselors—Terrify A. Banda, 41, coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Mary Antonio Uarimo Banda. Edward Gramu, 44, recoveries manager, Trust Bank; wife, Patience Kazanjanani Gramu.

A new stake has been created from the Port Harcourt Nigeria and Port Harcourt Nigeria West Stakes. The Port Harcourt Nigeria South Stake, which consists of the Alase-Ama and LoLo-Ama Branches and the Abo-Ama, Borokiri, Bundu, Diobu 1st, and Township Wards, was created by Elder Vern P. Stanfill, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, an Area Seventy.

PORT HARCOURT NIGERIA SOUTH STAKE (November 27, 2016): President—Eric Enlwulu Aganbi, 47, employee, Eripath Water Services; wife, Juliet Ndldiamaka Okoro Aganbi. Counselors—Otonye Moses Berelweriso, 51, principal scientific officer; wife, Eunice Boma Parker. Emughedi George Iwori, 33, sales supervisor; wife, Pamela Emughedi Diembere Iwori.

Reorganized stakes

AUBURN WASHINGTON STAKE (January 15, 2017): President—Bryan Roger Adams, 40, partner, KPMG; succeeding Jerry K. Miles; wife, Heather Lynn Bair Adams. Counselors—Clynn James Wilkinson Jr., 57, architect; wife, Lisa Maries Hauck Wilkinson. Ronald James Smith, 59, mechanical engineer; wife, Kellee Jene Wiser Smith.

FARMINGTON UTAH STAKE (January 15, 2017): President—Robert Murray Wilkes Jr., 46, optometrist; succeeding Stephen K. Christensen; wife, Suzanne Stevenson Wilkes. Counselors—Scott James Samuelson, 44, physician; wife, Allison Akerlow Samuelson. Bart Richard Tingey, 49, sales representative; wife, Tally Ann Taggart Tingey.

GOODYEAR ARIZONA STAKE (December 11, 2016): President—Kent Hsien-Chen Chou, 46, orthopedic surgeon; succeeding John C. Hayes; wife, Anne Michelle Pincock Chou. Counselors—Don L. Rainey, 55, chief estimator, Archer Western Construction; wife, Dana Lynn Burns Rainey. Jace Coly Larkin, 39, manager, Humana Pharmacy; wife, Heidi Renee Nielson Larkin.

KANANGA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO STAKE (December 13, 2015): President—Patrick Odon Mawongo, 44, enseignant, ISES; succeeding Christophe Kawaya; wife, Kasasa Lydie Sampembi. Counselors—Donatien Dikebele, 48, ETAT Congolais; wife, Marie Mukanya Mesu. Célestin Ntumba Badibanga, 36, development agent; wife, Agnes Nydnga Badibanga.

KEARNS UTAH STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—Weston McKee Watkins, 43, machinist, Aerodine Machine; succeeding Kevin D. Weaver; wife, Rebecca Fraser Watkins. Counselors—Aaron Scott Kammerman, 43, school technology specialist, Granite School District; wife, Patricia Ida Kempton Kammerman. Kent Bert Wright, 72, retired; wife, Selma Elizabeth Elmer Wright.

LAKEWOOD COLORADO STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Perry Hunt Richards, 56, vice president of business development, Tesoro Corp.; succeeding James M. Jackson; wife, Marian Russell Richards. Counselors—Rock James Carter, 54, CEO, National Insurance; wife, Peggy Carter. Efren Buenrostro, 44, route driver; wife, Felicia Michele Delgado Buenrostro.

MESA ARIZONA NORTH STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—David Ryan Porter, 60, returns accounting senior analyst, Insight USA; succeeding Jay A. Leavitt; wife, Barbara Faye Roberts Porter. Counselors—Russ Daken Skouson, 47, director of procurement, Republic Services; wife, Cymany Clark Skouson. Douglas Reed Carroll, 55, computer analyst; wife, Shirey Kartchner Carroll.

OGDEN UTAH WEST STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—David Maloy Hales, 47, principal, Weber School District; succeeding T. Trevor Bell; wife, Mindy Doré McCormick Hales. Counselors—Todd Claine Baird, 48, professor, Weber State University; wife, Julie Gibbons Baird. Jared Leland Jensen, 40, partner, Sierra RV; wife, Leslie Michelle Brady Jensen.

ROME ITALY EAST STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Andrea Rondinelli, 54, officer, Graphic Design; succeeding Paolo Petrollini; wife, Mariela Rondinelli. Counselors—Giulio Celestini, 51, private mailman, Orsa Express; wife, Laura Simonetta Serenella Vardeu. Angelo Melone, 56, head of verifications, Customs Agency; wife, Elizabeth Santos Melone.

SALT LAKE GRANT STAKE (January 15, 2017): President—Douglas Gene Sampson, 63, vice president of research and development and operations, Dynatronics; succeeding Jerald H. Burton; wife, Wendy Noreen Cole Sampson. Counselors—Brian Hanson Blake, 49, paralegal, State of Utah, Office of the Attorney General; wife, Laurie Anne Johnson Blake. Rogers Shannon Mock, 46, owner, Moss Rock Arts & Design, Inc.; wife, Robyn Jean Ross Mock.

SALT LAKE HOLLADAY STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Gregg Theodore Christensen, 47, general counsel, Cottonwood Residential; succeeding Richard S. Boyer; wife, Marian Clayton Christensen. Counselors—Jon Davis Tingley, 54, principal, Tingey Adviser, Inc.; wife, Virginia Woodbury Tingley. Danny Ray Jones, 59, partner, Adagio Water Features, Millennia Investment Corp.; wife, Dianne Elise Barrett Jones.

SALT LAKE PIONEER STAKE (December 27, 2016): President—Thomas Barg DeFa, 59, reimbursement manager, Intermountain Healthcare; succeeding Todd G. Mabey; wife, Debra Dumas DeFa. Counselors—Ensign Wolfgramm, 60, customer service representative, Delta Airbus; wife, Sandy May Kongaika Wolfgramm. Shane Mgatusi Moe, 62, customer service representative, Molina Heathcare; wife, Lesieli Hingalio Filipe Moe.

SEARCY ARKANSAS STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—David Mark Lewis, 61, physician and surgeon; succeeding Bruce K. Berkheimer; wife, Karen Maxine Mahlum Lewis. Counselors—Barton Lane Sherwood, 54, owner, Sherwood Tractor, Inc.; wife, Lorra Lynn Burton Sherwood. Phillip Alvin Misseldine, 60, UNIX team lead, State of Arkansas; wife, Carin Elaine Crichton Misseldine.

SPOKANE WASHINGTON EAST STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—Brent Stephen Byers, 56, senior district manager, Abbott Laboratories; succeeding Gregory D. Mott; wife, Yvonne Marie Byers. Counselors—Joel Courtney White, 50, financial adviser; wife, Deborah Thomason White. David Joseph Mallonee, 47, physical therapist; wife, Shawna Jones Mallonee.

SURPRISE ARIZONA STAKE (December 11, 2016): President—James Lind Ellis, 51, information analyst, Hewlett Packard; succeeding David P. Allen; wife, LeAnn Deem Ellis. Counselors—Quinn Raymond Kellis, 50, superintendent, Madison School District; wife, Suzanne Kae Moore Kellis. Brigham Scott Bennett, 46, building plans engineer, City of Surprise; wife, Carla Rochelle Gavin Bennett.

TAO YUAN TAIWAN STAKE (November 20, 2016): President—Yi-Ming Wang, 53, factory assistant, Everlight Chemical; succeeding Tsai Fu An; wife, Chen Hsu Wang. Counselors—Ye Chen, 45, temple recorder; wife, Ching-Ching Cheng. Chieh Ping Chiu, 36, sales representative, Danken Enterprise Co. Ltd.; wife, Szu Hui Chen Chiu.

UBERABA BRAZIL STAKE (October 30, 2016): President—Marcelo Ponciano da Silva, 35, professor; succeeding J. Rhodney Viana Sá; wife, Lira Paula Gomes Carneiro Leão. Counselors—Sandro Henrique Antunes Ribeiro, 43, professor; wife, Luis Daniely Ferreira Rocha Ribeiro. Mathias Nicolau Bronner, 37, physician pathologist; wife, Michelle Gabriela Lemes Bronner.

WESTLAND MICHIGAN STAKE (November 20, 2016): President—David James Johnson, 52, director of Global Repairs Products, Ford; succeeding Marshall K. Medley; wife, Cheryl Twitchell Johnson. Counselors—Daniel Clarence Hill, 51, vice president/chief learning officer, AAA; wife, Natalie Jenson Hill. Scott Samuel Bowie, 43, VP corporate controller, Superior Industries; wife, Lisa Schwartz Bowie.