New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in October 2018

  • 31 October 2018

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Abeokuta Nigeria Stake. The Abeokuta Ibara Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ilaro, Obada-Oko, and Olomore Branches and the Ibara, Ilewo-Orile, Lafenwa, Oke-Ata, Ope Oluwa, and Rounda Wards, was created by Elder Edward Dube, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran, an Area Seventy.

ABEOKUTA IBARA NIGERIA STAKE (September 2, 2018): President—Bamidele Olumuyiwa Fagbemi, 43, principal, Oyinade Memorial Computer College; wife, Oluyemisi Olubukula Adeosun Facibemi. Counselors—Joseph Boniface Akpan, 49, self-employed; wife, Oluwatoyin Jokotola Oke. Peter Hope Udoh, 44, self-employed; wife, Yemisi Veronica Ologun.

A new stake has been created from the Charlotte North Carolina South and Gastonia North Carolina Stakes. The Fort Mill South Carolina Stake, which consists of the Lancaster Branch and the Catawba, Fort Mill 1st, Fort Mill 2nd, Indian Land, Newport, Rock Hill, and York Wards, was created by Elder Vern P. Stanfill, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Matthew S. Harding, an Area Seventy.

FORT MILL SOUTH CAROLINA STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Blake D. Smith, 44, plant manager, Terex; wife, Carrie Cook Smith. Counselors—William Taylor Ennis, 56, senior director of IT; wife, Marcia Leona Shumway Ennis. Craig L. Aeschbacher, 53, parts and service manager, Ford Motor Company; wife, Tina Maria Hanson Aeschbacher.

A new stake has been created from the Duran Ecuador North and the Guayaquil Ecuador Las Orquideas Stakes. The Samborondón Ecuador Stake, which consists of the La Aurora, La Joya, Metrópolis, Pascuales, and Samborondón Wards, was created by Elder Enrique R. Falabella, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Edgar A. Mantilla, an Area Seventy.

SAMBORONDÓN ECUADOR STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Freddy Marlon González Pomeder, 36, business executive, Chevrolet; wife, Roxana Jully Borórquez Ramos. Counselors—Isidro Leonardo Cercado Morales, 39, project engineer and contractor; wife, Zoila María Herrera Alvarado. David Enrique Pérez Muñoz, 41, owner, Montanero Car Wash; wife, Paola Patricia Jaramillo de Pérez Muñoz.

A new stake has been created from the Orem Utah Suncrest Stake. The Vineyard Utah Grove Park Stake, which consists of the Suncrest 11th, Suncrest 12th, Suncrest 13th, Suncrest 14th, Suncrest 15th, and Suncrest 16th Wards, was created by Elder Joaquin E. Costa, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Raymond A. Cutler, an Area Seventy.

VINEYARD UTAH GROVE PARK STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Andrew E. Dadson, 43, CEO, Ready2Teach LLC; wife, Millicent Afua Haizel Dadson. Counselors—Mark J. Keith, 39, associate professor, BYU; wife, Kathryn Jane Browning Keith. Andrew Scott Davis, 44, retina surgeon; wife, Deirdre Lynn Eastman Davis.

Reorganized stakes

BARCELONA VENEZUELA STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—César Augusto Rincones Gamboa, 44, sales supervisor, Liven Editors; succeeding Kevin E. Palmero Villegas; wife, Yusmary Del Valle Cumana. Counselors—Jonathan Jose Paraqueimo, 26, general manager, Ferromateriales; wife, Eva Maria Castillo Martinez. Luis Jose Garcia Salazar, 35, assistant notary; wife, Lusmila Josefina Guanare Tornel.

BOUNTIFUL UTAH ORCHARD STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Timothy Lowell Farnes, 49, entrepreneur; succeeding David R. Webster; wife, Linsey Anne Skinner Farnes. Counselors—Kelly David Sansom, 46, photographer; wife, Kelly Anne Posell Sansom. Jared Richard Wendel, 40, electrician and billposter; wife, Brandi Kay Hardy Wendel.

CAMPINA GRANDE BRAZIL STAKE (August 19, 2019): President—Sharles Barbosa de Aguiar, 44, consultant, SEBRAE; succeeding Liheldson de Assis Barbosa; wife, Aline Soares Marchesini. Counselors—José Ronaldo Lemos da Silva, 55, refrigeration mechanic; wife, Iracema da Silva Freitas. Von Brauner Medeiros de Souza, 34, federal public servant; wife, Mayara Vicentina de Medeiros Vital do Rêgo.

DAGUPAN PHILIPPINES STAKE (September 2, 2018): President—Gerardo Cababat Guerra, 42, self-reliance manager for the Church; succeeding Gregorio A. Karganilla; wife, Charmaine Napiza Gaw Guerra. Counselors—Charlemagne Espinosa Reyes, 52, manager and owner, Ladon Enterprise; wife, Gina de Leon Cuison Reyes. Rollroyce Dela Cruz Peralta, 38, manager, I Love Cakes shop; wife, Doneza Suarez Goyena Peralta.

DRAPER UTAH EASTRIDGE STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Roger Houston Cook, 57, vice president of experiences marketing, Children’s Miracle Network; succeeding Alex C. Pulsipher; wife, Monica Lin Anderson Cook. Counselors—Todd Christian Hilbig, 46, assistant U.S. attorney; wife, Jennifer Johnson Hilbig. James Alan Barroso Jr., 46, network architect; wife, Tami Jane Tucker Barroso.

DURAN ECUADOR NORTH STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Henry Omar Herrera Morán, 44, assistant mechanic; succeeding Freddy M. Gonzalez Pomander; wife, Fresia Sonia Herrera. Counselors—Jesús David Reinel Palma, 34, forklift operator; wife, María Alexandra Rodríguez Arboleda. Simón Wilfredo Benítez Alcivar, 47, accountant; wife, Sirley Jaqueline Zambrano Pulido.

FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Jeffrey William Quick, 49, organizational change management consultant; succeeding David F. Lockhart; wife, Lisa Jeanette Cannegieter Quick. Counselors—Daniel Edward Penrod, 43, software engineering team lead, General Dynamics; wife, Anica Nicole Thomas Penrod. Paul Loran McAlister, 46, owner and director, PMSC LLC.; wife, Rebecca Ruth Horton McAlister.

HENDERSON NEVADA GREEN VALLEY STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Grant Darren Cox, 47, chief public defender, Clark County Public Defender’s Office; succeeding Kevin D. Romney; wife, Rachelle Tracy Cox. Counselors—Jonathan Franz Camp, 65, managing partner, Children’s Bone and Spine Surgery; wife, Kristi Woodbury Camp. Brian Joseph Kochevar, 54, attorney; wife, Susan Jean Mathis Kochevar.

HERMISTON OREGON STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Joseph Rozenboom Sharon, 40, dentist; succeeding Allen D. Rice; wife, Elizabeth Nelson Sharon. Counselors—Jason Hollis Blake, 45, general contractor; wife, Jodi Ann Hawes Blake. Kevin Paul Christensen, 57, substation operator; wife, Tonya Lynn Estes Christensen.

LEHI UTAH EAST STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Bryan David Atwood, 44, senior director of international product marketing, doTERRA; succeeding James P. Davidson; wife, Jennifer Lynn Devin Atwood. Counselors—Scott Francisco Bunker, 50, assistant director, Provo Power; wife, Dawn Maeling Luke Bunker. Kyle Rodney Kimball, 45, VP corporate tax, NuSkin; wife, Rachelle Palmer Kimball.

LIMA PERU CENTRAL STAKE (September 2, 2018): President—Freddy Molina Diaz, 46, manager, Aniates Inversiones EIRE; succeeding Hugo C. Flores Lopez; wife, Sandra Celinda Gutierrez Rubio. Counselors—Rafael Alexander Garrido Rojas, 28, computer technician; wife, Thadecumis Sicilia de Garrido Pedemonte. Johnathan Christhofer Rojas Calderon, 28, coordinator of external commerce, Grating Peru S.A.C.; wife, Cinthya Liseth Condori Chavara.

NYSSA OREGON STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Rod Pace Nielsen, 51, owner and manager, Pace-Nielsen Farms; succeeding Alan B. Peterson; wife, Gayle Dowdle Nielsen. Counselors—Kurt William Romans, 39, president and owner, Romans Parts and Machinery; wife, Rachel Richards Romans. Robert Lloyd Wagstaff, 53, farmer; wife, Kim Folkman Wagstaff.

OLINDA BRAZIL STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Rinaldo da Silva Neres, 53, manager; succeeding Vilmar Assis Costa; wife, Rejane Lima da Silva. Counselors—Tércio Cavalcante da Silva Santos, 50, developer, Olinda City Hall; wife, Luria de Madrade Limeira Cavalcante. Leonardo José Bezerra Portela, 37, attorney; wife, Ahida da Silva Falcão.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH GROVE CREEK STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—David Brown Porter, 47, chief procurement officer, Vivint; succeeding Dennis G. Gleason; wife, Nola Kiene Porter. Counselors—Gordon Earl Whitehead, 56, CEO and chairman, Ascend Group; wife, Diane Laurine Ramos Whitehead. Craig Allen Veenker, 46, owner, Designs by Craig Veenker; wife, Cynthia “Cricket” Helen Peterson Veenker.

RIO DE JANEIRO MADUREIRA STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Marco Antonio Nogueira de Campos Jr., 37, senior sales executive, DB Schenker; succeeding Carlos Alberto Ricardo de Oliveira; wife, Danielle Dantas Soares. Counselors—Emerson dos Santos Ferraz, 56, Seminaries and Institutes senior coordinator; wife, Marcia Regina Abrantes Nunes. Angelo Govêa Miranda de Sales, 33, unit director, BRASAS English Course; wife, Talita da Silva Costa Souza Sales.

RIO GRANDE BRAZIL STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Apeles Fernandes de Medeiros, 34, instrument technician, Riograndense Petroleum Refinery; succeeding Valmor G. Goulart; wife, Juliana Lima de Medeiros. Counselors—Luiz Andre Cardoso Martins, 41, letter carrier; wife, Selma de Melo Tarouco. Marcelo Gomes da Silva, 35, associate director, Safernave Maritime Services; wife, Bruna de Souza Biscarra da Silva.

ROY UTAH MIDLAND STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—Jared William Bird, 50, ad and sales manager, Standard Examiner; succeeding Scott L. Miller; wife, Julie Louise Langeveld Bird. Counselors—Lee Erik Cragun, 50, CAD drafter; wife, Heather Brinkerhoff Cragun. Jed Robert Noorda, 39, supervisory contract specialist, Department of Defense; wife, Kellie Walters Noorda.

RUPERT IDAHO STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Mark Dewain Sanderson, 51, farm hand, Laverle Farms; succeeding Timothy R. Eames; wife, Sharon Walton Sanderson. Counselors—Michael Del Garner, 56, self-employed; wife, Toni Stringham Garner. Jeffrey Scott Miller, 48, president, Miller Research; wife, Shaura Parker Miller.

SAHUARITA ARIZONA STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Aaron David Kretschmer, 47, engineer, Raytheon; succeeding Thayne W. Hardy; wife, Marianne Holdaway Kretschmer. Counselors—Brent Reid Jackman, 40, mechanical engineer, Raytheon; wife, Miranda May Robertson Jackman. Marco Antonio Astrain, 53, president, Nogales Glass & Aluminum Co.; wife, Theresa Sara Hall Astrain.

SALT LAKE GRANITE STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—William Nathaniel Carson, 49, IT director, Younique; succeeding James C. Thompson; wife, Erin Raye Worthington Carson. Counselors—Mark Allen Unruh, 58, counselor, SLC School District; wife, Deborah Farnsworth. Ryan Bradford Westwood, 35, CEO, Simplus; wife, Erin Christina Harvey Westwood.

SILVER SPRING MARYLAND STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Eric Shawn Baxter, 45, vice president and senior counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; succeeding Eric L. Denna; wife, SaraLyn Wilcox Baxter. Counselors—Robert Coleman Brown, 63, plant operations manager, Adventist Healthcare Inc.; wife, Creusa Maria Cardeias. Harry Pablo Reategui, 55, driver instructor, Silver Star Driving School; wife, Karina Beatriz Reategui.

SHELLEY IDAHO STAKE (August 19, 2018): President—John James Andersen, 44, owner, Yansa Labs; succeeding Mark L. Searle; wife, Amber Ann Reed. Counselors—Gary Merlin Dial, 48, farmer; wife, Sharon Marie Grow Dial. Scott L Searle, 51, farmer; wife, Tausha Ann Spaulding Searle.

SPRINGVILLE UTAH STAKE (August 26, 2018): President—Clinton Bert Mortensen, 45, Seminaries and Institutes area director; succeeding Rodney H. Oldroyd; wife, Natilee Bird Mortensen. Counselors—Brian Lynn Tolley, 49, division manager, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction; wife, Jill Ann Beggs Tolley. Tyler Jay Griffin, 44, professor of ancient scripture, BYU; wife, Kiplin Crook Griffin.