New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in May 2017

  • 31 May 2017

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Bangkok Thailand West District. The Bangkok Thailand West Stake, which consists of the Asoke, Bangbuathong, Bangkhae, Bangkok, and Thonburi Wards, was created by Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Wisit Khanakham, an Area Seventy.

BANGKOK THAILAND WEST STAKE (November 27, 2016): President—Arun Thongmee, 42, seminaries and institutes coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Leam-Itthidhol Chaitaya Thongmee. Counselors—Natthapol Lattisophonkul, 40, general administrator, UDS Interprinting & Packaging; wife, Jitvadee Saengsilp Lattisophunkul. Peter Wayne Willden, 61, business consultant, Occidental Asia; wife, Phoungpaka Kongao Willden.

A new stake has been created from the Jinja Uganda District. The Jinja Uganda Stake, which consists of the Lugazi and Walukuba Branches and the Bugemge, Iganga, Jinja, Mpumedde, and Njeru Wards, was created by Elder Stanley G. Ellis, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Tasara Makasi, an Area Seventy.

JINJA UGANDA STAKE (November 29, 2015): President—Moses Ndigavania Mbiro, 43, self-employed; wife, Aminah Mbiro. Counselors—Charles Andrew Palaasi, 48, physics teacher; wife, Loy Namwase Palaasi. Christian W. Tucker, 35, managing director, Tuwach Consult; wife, Mercy Namardi.

A new stake has been created from the Kampala Uganda Stake. The Kampala Uganda South Stake, which consists of the Mengo Branch and the Entebbe, Kabowa, Kajjansi 1st, Makindye, and Nsambya Wards, was created by Elder S. Mark Palmer, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Tasara Makasi, an Area Seventy.

KAMPALA UGANDA SOUTH STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Frederick Malagala Kamya, 56, managing director, Horizon Lines; wife, Nalule Stella Kamya. Counselors—Francis Sseremba Kikambi, 39, exterminator; wife, Jacqueline Namazzi Kikambi. Jude Katende, 32, manager, Jude’s Computer Shop; wife, Hilda Wangu Ndichu.

A new stake has been created from the Kananga Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake. The Katoka Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake, which consists of the Ndesha 3rd Branch and the Katoka 1st, Katoka 2nd, Katoka 3rd, Malandji, Ndesha 1st, Ndesha 2nd, and Tsisuabantu Wards, was created by Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, General Authority Seventy, and Elder L. Jean Claude Mabaya, an Area Seventy.

KATOKA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO STAKE (December 13, 2015): President—Ngindu François Ngindu, 43, contractor, Liahona Development; wife, Ndomba Rosalie Ngindu. Counselors—Tshipangu Katende Alphonse, 57, head of division, Congolese State; wife, Mpianga Beatrice Nyemba. Biduaya Moise Mutafua, 47, judicial inspector, Congolese State; wife, Ngondo Aline Mykenge.

A new stake has been created from the La Ceiba Honduras Stake. The La Ceiba Honduras Miramar Stake, which consists of the La Másica Branch and the Buenos Aires, El Confite, Las Colinas, Miramar, and Montecristo Wards, was created by Elder José L. Alonso, General Authority Seventy, and Elder A. Moroni Pérez, an Area Seventy.

LA CEIBA HONDURAS MIRAMAR STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Ricardo Antonio Diaz Alcerro, 47, branch manager, BAC Honduras; wife, Olga Raquel Cáceres Galindo. Counselors—Fabricio René Lozano Guerrero, 42, manager, Seaffi; wife, Rossana Martinez Rivera; Milton Enrique Howell Matute, 41, owner, Inversiones Diversas Sión; wife, Zulma Janneth Murillo Padilla.

A new stake has been created from the Las Vegas Nevada South Stake. The Las Vegas Nevada Blue Diamond Stake, which consists of the Charleston Park, Coronado, Desert Hill, Homestead, Manse Springs, Painted Mountain, Sierra Vista, and Southern Hills Wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Todd S. Larkin, an Area Seventy.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA BLUE DIAMOND STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—David Vance Walker, 60, CFO, Elan Office Systems; wife, Peggy Ann Zobrist Walker. Counselors—Joshua Ryan Dobbins, 39, CFO, Brady Industries; wife, Alicia Lynn Nobbs Dobbins. William David Rencher, 54, director of operations, University of Nevada School of Medicine; wife, Janet Colleen Morriss Rencher.

A new stake has been created from the Matagalpa Nicaragua District. The Matagalpa Nicaragua Stake, which consists of the La Dalia, San Ramon, and Yaguare Branches and the Guanuca, Jinotega, Matagalpa, and Totolate Wards, was created by Elder Kevin R. Duncan, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Ricardo Valldares, an Area Seventy.

MATAGALPA NICARAGUA STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Donald Ernesto Luquez Noguera, 49, owner and manager, Cooperative for Micro-enterprises; wife, Flor de Martía Escorcia Luquez. Counselors—Bismark Roberto Mendoza Altamirano, 41, owner and manager, Chicker Store; wife, Elieta del Carmen Picado Mendoza. Jony Uriel Cantarero Blandón, 30, construction project supervisor.

A new stake has been created from the Nairobi Kenya Stake. The Nairobi Kenya West Stake, which consists of the Kitengela and Langata Branches and the Athi River, Mountain View, Ongata Rongai, Riruta, and Upper Hill Wards, was created by Elder Carl B. Cook, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel P. Hall, an Area Seventy.

NAIROBI KENYA WEST STAKE (March 20, 2016): President—George Katembo Njogu Munene, 40, managing consultant, Sabeo Technologies; wife, Sarah Anintter Abunge Kocko Katembo. Counselors—Prince Henry Omondi, 43, seminaries and institutes coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Linda Akingi Omondi Arigi. Darius Nyariki Mobe, 39, business developer, Lelgoi Group; wife, Mesgana Tamru Assefa.

Reorganized stakes

AHUACHAPÁN EL SALVADOR STAKE (November 13, 2016): President—Roque Arturo Zaldaña Olivares, 42, principal, Marken Language Academy; succeeding Nestor H. Zamora Diaz; wife, Janeth Julieta Slainas Padilla. Counselors—Juan Bautista Ramírez Mata, 50, carpenter; wife, Luz de Maria González de Ramírez. Santiago Antonio Bonilla Morán, 36, steward, Hacienda San Luis Bonanza; wife, Glenda Maritza Fuentes Zaldaña.

ALLEN TEXAS STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—Daniel McKay Trythall, 44, owner, Dm Trythall & Co.; succeeding Jay B. Jones; wife, Amy Louise Roberts Trythall. Counselors—Bruce Leon Blacker, 53, vice president, Analysis Group; wife, Lynne JoAnn Tague Blacker. G. Trent Thomas, 50, business development manager, Cisco Systems; wife, Stephanie Lynn Carter Thomas.

BOUNTIFUL UTAH STONE CREEK STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Matthew Jered Willey, 44, attorney; succeeding Douglas H. Martin; wife, Christa Jacobson Willey. Counselors—Todd Kent Hilton, 54, IT manager, 1-800 Contacts; wife, Pamela Sue Criddle Hilton. Bryce G. Bangerter, 49, self-employed, Bountiful Family Cleaners; wife, Jolinne Heaps Bangerter.

BUENA VISTA VIRGINIA YSA STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—Scott Young Doxey, 55, managing director of student life, Knod; succeeding W. Todd Brotherson; wife, Annelle Olsen Doxey. Counselors—David Allen Moss, 52, institute director, LDS Church; wife, Heidi Lee Slack Moss. William Douglas Braddy, 52, director of institutional advancement, Southern Virginia University; wife, Elizabeth Turner Weaver Braddy.

CAMPINAS BRAZIL FLAMBOYANT STAKE (March 19, 2017): President—Fabio Allegreth Cooper, 60, magistrate; succeeding Samuel Batista de Oliveira; wife, Isabela Maria Campos Gomes Cooper. Counselors—Rodrigo Ramos Catharino, 40, assistant professor; wife, Fernanda Maria Frazatto Cipolli. Ed Lincoln Mikio Kiyataka, 39, technical manager, RLB; wife, Andrea Guimaraes Valença Kiyataka.

CANDON PHILIPPINES STAKE (April 16, 2017): President—Dante de Guzman Dacquel, 37, statistical analyst; succeeding Rodel T. Adviento; wife, Luzyiminda Camposo Sere Dacquel. Counselors—Edvardson Arellano Tacuban, 47, owner, FAF Computing Solution; wife, Normita Divina Sangalang Tacuban. Jessie Daniel, 49, maintenance personnel, Babia BMS; wife, Rubina Ellorin De la Cruz.

CONYERS GEORGIA STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—Frank Aloys Nolden, 56, manager, IRS; succeeding R. Scott Johnson; wife, Nannette Shayne Slade Nolden. Counselors—Kendal Anderson Kotter, 47, partner, Heaton Environmental; wife, Lesley Christine Sutton Kotter. Peter Neal Richards, 59, dentist; wife, Cindy Rounds Richards.

DASMARIÑAS PHILIPPINES STAKE (November 27, 2016): President—Fehran Dicen Bongalon, 51, general manager, Compass Hardware; succeeding Rolando D. Dela Torre; wife, Liberty Cavez Cortez Bongalon. Counselors—Werlie Franco Frias, 46, finance manager; wife, Angel Ilustre Frias. Valentin Cuartero Japzon, 53, general and marketing manager, Udenna Environmental Services Inc.; president, Greenlex System Services Inc.; wife, Gina Pimentel Asaytuno.

DRIGGS IDAHO STAKE (April 16, 2017): President—Stanton Lee Marshall, 42, president and CEO, Headwaters Construction; succeeding Ryan M. Kunz; wife, Connie Browning Marshall. Counselors—Zane Myron Calderwood, 57, seminary principal, LDS Church; wife, Betsy Green Calderwood. Wade L. Treasure, 57, application programming director, Acclara Solutions; wife, Trudy Louise Green Treasure.

DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA STAKE (November 6, 2016): President—Mhlongo Matthews Swelethu, 44, senior administration officer, Ethekwini Municipality; succeeding Bradley C. Brinknell; wife, Barbara Shandu Zanbile. Counselors—Ravi Jarom Natasan, 46, owner, Benaton Embroidery; wife, Mogie Joelene Natasan. Trevor Arnand Gardiner, 74, retired; wife, Elizabeth Ann VanStaden Gardiner.

EDMONTON ALBERTA BONNIE DOON STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—Kevin Grant Hatch, 46, therapist, LDS Family Services; succeeding Robert W. Mendenhall; wife, Katherine Beth Burgess. Counselors—Jamie Calvin Stewart, 56, learning consultant, University of Alberta; wife, Melonee Gaegh McGuire Stewart. Paul Douglas Greep, 41, lawyer; wife, Holly Janine Anderson Greep.

EPHRAIM YSA 1ST STAKE (April 16, 2017): President—Ryan Wells Robison, 47, chief nursing officer, Intermountain Hospital; succeeding Tomas F. Bailey; wife, Paula Sue Walker Robison. Counselors—Matthew Dean Mitchell, 46, purchasing and shipping manager, CO Building Systems; wife, Sarah Lynn Brinkerhoff Mitchell. Gary Monroe Cole, 49, physician; wife, Shawna Ripplinger Cole.

FAIRBANKS ALASKA STAKE (April 16, 2017): President—James Ryan Boland, 40, manager, Social Security Administration; succeeding Shane R. Duval; wife, Jennifer Ruth Mealey Boland. Counselor—Daniel Fielding Reynolds, 43, physician; wife, Christie Lee Baird Reynolds. Jeffrey Dirk May, 41, faculty, University of Alaska; wife, Lora Dawn Fleming May.

GUATEMALA CITY CENTRAL STAKE (November 6, 2016): President—Marco Antonio Arreaga Cerna, 51, taxi driver; succeeding Rufino A. Muñoz Rodriguez; wife, Norma Lissette Samayoa Garcia. Counselors—Alberto Pritz Fernandez, 42, FamilySearch editor; wife, Azucena Ramirez Villatoro. Edwin Bosbely Fuentes Pérez, 59, manager, Multiservicios Fuentes; wife, María del Carmen Rodríguez Colón.

GUATEMALA CITY LA LAGUNA STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—Obed Isaac Cano Diaz, 63, import representative, Embajada de Francia; succeeding Carlos A. Monterroso Castellanos; wife, Carlota Alicia Molina Morales. Counselors—Vidal Roderico Santay Gramjo, 48, legal advisor; wife, Maria Eugenia Quintanilla Monterroso. David Flores Lara, 35, sales executive, IBISA; wife, Beverly Mabel Rodas Colindres.

GUATEMALA CITY MONTSERRAT STAKE (December 11, 2016): President—Daniel Essau Matheu Garcia, 38, salesman, GTM Guatemala; succeeding Oscar M. Abadillo Gordillo; wife, Claudia Verónica Orozco Juárez. Counselors—Byron René Calgua Guerra, 43, obstetrician; wife, Nancy Anely Zurita Villagrán. Hugo Rolando Marroquin Orellana, 56, legal advisor; Carolina Leticia López Barrios.

HENDERSON NEVADA ANTHEM HILLS STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Robert Jackson Tait, 58, orthopedic surgeon; succeeding Brent H. Larkin; wife, Kimberly Dunn Tait. Counselors—Nicholas White Willden, 62, business owner; wife, Kristine Bjorkdull Willden. Steven Bradley Scow, 42, lawyer; wife, Miriam Amelia Pope Scow.

JALPA GUATEMALA STAKE (October 9, 2016): President—Otto Eduardo Visoni Ordoñez, 35, manager, Pepeques; succeeding Marco P. Coronado Castañeda; wife, María de Jesus Morales Monzón. Counselors—Mario Rolando de la Cruz Herrera, 38, art director, Hispacensa; wife, Karina Eugenia Perez Lima. Alvaro Rolando Gómez Méndez, 41, technical assistant, LDS Church; wife, Gladys Guadalupe Cifuentes Resinos.

LA CRESCENTA CALIFORNIA STAKE (January 29, 2017): President—Kirk L Malmrose, 56, senior vice president, Mutual of Omaha Bank; succeeding Jay P. Morgan; wife, Audrey Jeanne Broberg Malmrose. Counselors—Joseph Jones Grigg Jr., 57, president, American Energy Operations Inc.; wife, Lynda Lee Ross Grigg. Brian James Corrigan, 41, special education teacher; wife, Karen Paola Pastén Corrigan.

LENEXA KANSAS STAKE (January 29, 2017): President—Norman Leon Messner, 53, senior vice president, Arvest Bank; succeeding Bruce F. Priday; wife, Debra Sue Malson Messner. Counselors—Scott Hamilton Ash, 52, dentist; wife, Sydney Elizabeth Hoopes Ash. Matthew Lee Larsen, 41, attorney; wife, Lindsay Thiess Larsen.

LIMA PERU CALLAO STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—Leon Leon Sebastian, 61, administrative assistant, TIRSAC; succeeding Jose A. Ayala Milla; wife, Rubi Ester Pulache Chinchay. Counselors—Pedro Joel Vergara Rodriguez, 33, assistant supervisor, TALMA; wife, Andrea Raquel Pareja Balderrama. Jesus Adrian Silva Abarca, 32, firefighter; wife, Vania Lucerito Neori Mendoza.

MBUJI-MAYI DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO STAKE (April 24, 2016): President—Jean-Pierre Kalonji N’sumbu, 55, seminaries and institutes coordinator, LDS Church; succeeding Mutombo Jean Eduard Kadima; wife, Josephine Ngalula Kalonji. Counselors—Faustin Nyembo Kabemba, 35, professor; wife, Alice Muanza Kapuadi. Kabeya Alain Mukadi, 34, family doctor; wife, Mukendi Mukadi Biasa Solange.

NEW YORK NEW YORK STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—Colin Lawrence Cropper, 44, managing director, RBC Capital Markets; succeeding David L. Buckner; wife, Julie Burningham Cropper. Counselors—Norman Lajean Merritt Jr., 46, entrepreneur; wife, Armenay Faye Ouzounian Merritt. Richard Adam Lindsay, 39, founder, Powell Anderson Capital Partners; wife, Katherine Skidmore Daines Lindsay.

OREM UTAH LAKEVIEW STAKE (April 16, 2017): President—Steven Morris Glover, 53, professor and associate dean, Brigham Young University; succeeding Brent W. Roberts; wife, Tina Rene Hickman Glover. Counselors—Gary Ray Broderick, 58, owner, Broderick & Henderson Construction; wife, Rebecca Maree Downy Broderick. Daniel Joseph Van Cott, 48, real estate developer; wife, Emily Morrey Van Cott.

PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA STAKE (February 5, 2017): President—Stephen Ashcroft Ross, 51, chief commercial officer, Ikaria Inc.; succeeding Jordan P. Peterson; wife, Jill Wright Ross. Counselors—Joel Michael L’Heureux, 41, partner, Crawford & Sons; wife, Elizabeth Theresa Sokol L’Heureux. Russell J. Dalby, 42, finance manager, Johnson & Johnson; wife, Lelainia Deree Chapo Dalby.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH GARDEN STAKE (April 16, 2017): President—Brian Wayne Morgan, 40, owner-agent, Farmers Insurance; succeeding Brian D. Bowen; wife, Holly Anna Barbakos Morgan. Counselors—Samuel Robert Lee, 43, program manager, Utah Department of Health; wife, Valerie Adams Lee. Michiel Morse Anderson II, 52, chief software architect, Security Metrics; wife, Kelly Sue Heaps Anderson.

POMALCA PERU STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—Ronald Alejandro Sánchez Castañeda, 67, retired; succeeding Anibal Vasquez Sanchez; wife, Martha Maritza Mantilla Villar. Counselors—Segundo Adolfo Gamonal Torres, 50, construction foreman; wife, Rosana Guevara Tinoco. Isaías Víctor Ignacio Valcarcel, 45, payment collector, Avvon; wife, Mirian del Pilar Flores Cotrina.

PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—James Edward Robert Grant, 41, consulting orthodontist; succeeding Mark A. Gilmour; wife, Alison Ruth Tango Grant. Counselors—Steven Mark Taylor, 30, consultant, PA Consulting; wife, Ashton Brynn Curgenven Taylor. Lee Wendel Wilkey, 56, consultant; wife, Julia Miriam Grice Wilkey.

PROVO UTAH YSA 16TH STAKE (February 5, 2017): President—Alan Bruce Hansen, 49, psychologist; succeeding Bart P. Mackay; wife, Lisa Diane Hoopes Hansen. Counselors—David Lee Rowe, 46, director of elementary education, Nebo School District; wife, Deborah Nielsen Rowe. Jamison Byron Moody, 46, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; wife, Lorena Bartholomew Moody.

RENO NEVADA NORTH STAKE (April 9, 2017): President—David Dean Baggett, 47, owner, North Hills Vet Clinic; succeeding Ren S. Johnson; wife, Kenya Bogart Baggett. Counselors—Bryce Leland Rader, 45, lawyer; wife, Rebecca Lynn Bjornson Rader. Justin Martin Krum, 42, software engineer; wife, Kjerstina Vail Murphy Krum.

SAN LEANDRO CALIFORNIA STAKE (March 19, 2017): President—Charles Frederick Harlow Jr., 49, attorney; succeeding Graig M. Teuscher; wife, Christine Elise Pare Harlow. Counselors—David Carlos Swenson, 39, audio director, Sledgehammer Games; wife, Ashley Jane Jepperson Swenson. Manuel Antonion Gamez, 41, vice president and CFO, Western Hydro; wife, Floridalma Gamez.

SAO PAULO BRAZIL JAÇANÃ STAKE (January 22, 2017): President—Alexandro dos Santos Carozza, 42, tax auditor; succeeding Abel de Jesus Cardoso; wife, Sheldra Ribeiro dos Santos. Counselors—João de Deus Freire Júnior, 34, business analyst; wife, Nivea Lima Freire. Deiverson Paredes Ragazzo, 45, techical consultant, Ultragaz; wife, Mônica Lorenzo Ragazzo.

SAVAII SAMOA STAKE (January 29, 2017): President—Lelei Solovi Tuitasi, 48, truck operator; succeeding Siakisone Taleni; wife, Suluoo Tuiloma Tuitasi. Counselors—Faafetai Namulauulu, 49, self-employed; wife, Elaine Mariner Namulauulu. Tuli Taises Matuauto, 34, farm trainer; wife, Tufi Tuli Lalomanu Matuauto.

SAVAII SAMOA PU’APU’A STAKE (January 29, 2017): President—Fetauai Unasa Tiatia, 46, CES teacher; succeeding Lio Isaia; wife, Lili Tiatia. Counselors—Moe Etuale Masoe, 58, seminaries and institutes coordinator; wife, Makerita Taala Masoe. Ailepata Mauga, 37, electrician; wife, Tuaoi Mauga.

SHELLEY IDAHO SOUTH STAKE (February 5, 2017): President—Thomas William Yearsley, 42, chief financial and operating officer, C-A-L Ranch Stores; succeeding Eric L. Browning; wife, Lauren Michelle Higley Yearsley. Counselors—Brad Morgan Buttars, 60, branch manager and vice president, the Bank of Commerce; wife, Laurie Phillips Buttars. Bryce Dale Hanson, 48, dentist; wife, Jamie Sue Hudman Hanson.

SOUTH JORDAN UTAH GLENMOOR STAKE (March 19, 2017): President—John Albert Monson, 49, director of information services for seminaries and institutes, LDS Church; succeeding Carlyle B. Knudsen; wife, Alisa Anne Payne Monson. Counselors—Kenneth John Ames, 51, director of risk managment, Layton Construction; wife, Jody Ann Young Ames. Matthew David Royall, 48, vice president of finance, Hunt Electric, Inc.; wife, Teresa Lynn Horan Royall.

WEST JORDAN UTAH OQUIRRH STAKE (February 5, 2017): President—Steven Russell Harward, 49, senior network engineer, Dish Network; succeeding Kevin D. Nudd; wife, Kristi Lynn Dain Harward. Counselors—David Larry Benson, 51, veterinarian; wife, Leslianne Caldwell Benson. Randy Marvin Mitchell, 59, general contractor; wife, Donnette Lloyd Mitchell.