New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in December 2019

Contributed By Church News staff

  • 2 January 2020

Graphic by Deseret News.

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Chiclayo Peru Centra, Chiclayo Peru El Dorado, Chiclayo Peru Latina and Chiclay Peru stakes. The Chiclayo Peru Federico Villarreal Stake, which consists of the Chiclayo Central 1st, Federico Villarreal, Los Artesanos, Moshoqueque and Santa Victoria wards, was created by Elder Mathias Held, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Edgar A. Mantilla, Area Seventy.

CHICLAYO PERU FEDERICO VILLARREAL STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2019) President — Daniel Alberto Cruzado Becerra, 44, business manager, Business Cross; wife, Yackeline Quispe Diaz. Counselors — Cholfrey Dino API Abanto, 33, regional manager of financial services, Banco Azteca Del Peru; wife, Cynthia Debora Gutierrez Fernandez. Ricardo Sadoc Gallegos Blua, 32, administrative assistant, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Nadia Nayo Chancafe Bonilla.

A new stake has been created from the Piracicaba Brazil and Rio Claro Brazil stakes. The Piracicaba Brazil Rezende Stake, which consists of the Limeira, Nova Itália, Parque das Nações, Piracicaba 2nd, Piracicaba 4th, São Pedro, and Vila Sônia wards, was created by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Henrique S. Simplicio, an Area Seventy.

PIRACICABA BRAZIL REZENDE STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Admilison Gil, 46, commercial representative, JCA Foods; wife, Christiane Archanjo Miguel. Counselors—Eduardo Pereira Bertine, 41, import analyst, Paiva Comércio Exterior; wife, Michele Paiva Araujo. Ulisses Vicente Pereira, 40, sales manager, Cat Marine; wife, Maria Helídia Neves Pereira.

A new stake has been created from the Wangaratta Australia District. The Riverina Australia Stake, which consists of the Echuca, Swan Hill, and Wangaratta branches and the Albury, Bendigo, Finley, Griffith, Shepparton, and Wagga Wagga wards, was created by Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel G. Hamilton, an Area Seventy.

RIVEREINA AUSTRALIA STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Craig Edward Williams, 55, insurance broker and adviser; wife, Joanne Lee White Williams. Counselors—Joshua Daniel Wolff, 41, general counsel, company secretary, Rivaleae; wife, Deborah Ana de Bulhao Pato Freitas Wolff. Solomon Gumabay Casilen, 49, nurse, Mary Potter, and manager, Zafarri Importing; wife, Maria Elena Dalngey Ramirez Casilen.

A new stake has been created from the Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa Guatemala District. The Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa Guatemala Stake, which consists of the Ceiba Amelia, La Gomera, and Sipacate branches and the El Bilbao, El Palmar, Las Delicias, Rio Santiago, Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, and Siquinala wards, was created by Elder Juan A. Uceda, General Authority Seventy, and Elder A. Moroni Pérez, an Area Seventy.

SANTA LUCIA COTZUMALGUAPA GUATEMALA STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Luis Eduardo Sánchez Lezana, 35, seminaries and institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Silvia Lorena Jímenez Sánchez. Counselors—Merlvin Dany Gómez Chávez, 45, graphic designer; wife, Quenla Damariz Ramírez Gómez. Gioheldi Gamaliel Barrios Rosales, 51, workshop chief, Tecnología Agricola S.A.; wife, María Teresa Molina Barrios.

Reorganized stakes

ACCRA GHANA TESANO STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Titus Tawiah Tagoe, 55, analyst, MLU, FRD; succeeding Marc Badou Gohi; wife, Dora Akutor Agbaglo Tagoe. Counselors—Damoah Manu, 35, senior accountant, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Emmanuella Anita Appiah Manu. Francis Baidoo Jr., 34, head teacher, Little Miracles School; wife, Gloria Arthur Baidoo.

AMES IOWA STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—James Randall Teusch, 53, dentist; succeeding Jared A. Danielson; wife, Nancy Sue Flack Teusch. Counselors—John Daniel Lippolis, 55, research scientist, USDA; wife, Lea Francis Tucker Lippolis. David Joseph Byrd, 42, assistant scientist, Iowa State University; wife, Sarah Barlow Byrd.

AREQUIPA PERU UMACOLLO STAKE (November 3, 2019): President—Michael Alexander Mutze Chavez, 41, business executive, Interbank; succeeding Carlos A. Rodriguez; wife, Claudia Jeanette Carrera Chicata. Counselors—José Alberto Ramos Rivera, 38, Latin American manager, RAVN; wife, Maribel Carolina Davila Ulloa. Richard Williams Mercado Martinez, 31, director, founder, Richard Mercado; wife, Julissa Barriga Mansilla.

AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND MANUREWA STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Andre Paul Rangi, 45, senior investigator, Ministry of Health; succeeding Michael J. Edwards; wife, Ngawai Harvey Rangi. Counselors—Fotuotautai Autufuga, 45, maintenance engineeer, Nestle; wife, Ana Tautu Autufuga. ’Uluaki Falemaka Fisi’ihoi, 51, owner operator, Castle Parcel; wife, Meleane Fakahau Fisi’ihoi.

CAJAMARCA PERU STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Jose Alberto Alvarez Barrantes, 42, academic director, Northern Private University; succeeding Miguel Angel Barboza Villalobos; wife, Violeta Maria Chong Lorrea. Counselors—Daniel Jayo Lopez, 30, audiovisual consultant, Minera Yanacocha; wife, Diana Sthepani de Jesús Benites Muñoz. Felipe Campos Alva, 51, teacher, Ministry of Education; wife, María del Pilar Terrones Palomino.

CAMPINA GRANDE BRAZIL LIBERDADE STAKE (September 29, 2019): President—Romero Pereira da Silva, 41, businessman, Cartuchos and Co.; succeeding Ataandson de Souza Paes; wife, Silvia Adelma de Miranda Costa. Counselors—Vagner Rodrigues dos Santos, 42, technical consultant, State University of Paraiba; wife, Maria Elizete Bezerra de Lima. Vancarlos Picanço Castro, 47, public employee, City Hall; wife, Xênia Albuquerque Leal.

CHANDLER ARIZONA WEST STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Daniel Walter Shkapich, 48, territory sales manager, State Farm Insurance; succeeding Kent O. Johansen; wife, Donna Faye Schlegel Shkapich. Counselors—Spencer Grant Wilson, 50, oral and maxillofacial surgeon; wife, Tamara Kaye Taylor Wilson. Scott Allan Duncan, 57, operations manager, Honeywell Aerospace; wife, Kalli Beth Figueroa Duncan.

CHICLAYO PERU CENTRAL STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Marabel Elias Garcia Mendo, 40, general manager, Garmen Contratistas SAC; succeeding Daniel A. Curzado; wife, Carol Ingrid Lapoint Tirado. Counselors—Nelson Santiago Riojas de la Cruz, 44, business advisor; wife, Jenny Del Rosario Camacho Rodriguez. Michael Juan Millones de la Barra, 37, owner, Empresa Servingsud; wife, Katherina Claudia Alejandra Torres Davila.

CHICLAYO PERU LATINA STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Franklin Alonso Bazan Terrones, 36, chief of logistics, Procesadora Peru SAC; succeeding William Sarango; wife, Maricruz Elizabeth Ortiz Alarcon. Counselors—Gustavo Navarro Sordlich, 52, car salesman; wife, Zoila Consuelop Quiroz Chavara. Willy Oswaldo Rostaing Rios, 30, president, real estate agency; wife, Blanca Irene Diaz Piscoya.

COMAYAGUELA HONDURAS COUNTRY STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Orlyn Antonio Díaz Antúnez, 35, principal, Lifting Generations; succeeding Fernando A. Valladares Alvaroado; wife, Ana Alejandra Pérez Aguilar. Counselors—Juan Carlos Sierra Zeitun, 38, mathematics teacher, Dowal School; wife, Sahara Navarro Sierra. Raoyden Orlando Cano Andino, accountant analyst, Secretaría de Salud; wife, Maryorie Antoneth Vásquez Cano.

CONCEPCIÓN CHILE ANDALIEN STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Patricio Marcelo Toloza Balboa, 44, property administration, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Christian M. Olate; wife, Sara Elena Rodriguez Cid. Counselors—Carlos Gustavo Pino Mellado, 38, superior and machine operator, Juan Urra; wife, Karen Yanira Olate Ojeda. Roberto Alejandro Requelme Lagos, 39, commercial operations; wife, Lorena del Pilar Saez Zarate.

HIGH POINT NORTH CAROLINA STAKE (November 3, 2019): President—Dennis Andrew Sweat, 45, human resources director, Avery Dennison; succeeding Joseph T. Baughan; wife, Andrea Gerber Sweat. Counselors—Robb Jerrad Anderson, 45, teacher, seminaries and institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Starr Ann Guy Anderson. Michael Wayne Evans, 39, ophthalmologist, Wake Forest Health Network; wife, Emily Button Evans.

HIGHLAND UTAH WEST STAKE (November 3, 2019): President—Robert Keith Galloway, 53, president, US Synthetic; succeeding T. Kevin Anderson; wife, Benette Lynn Bailey Galloway. Counselors—Kim W Rindlisbacher, 58, owner, Scenic Development, Inc.; wife, Carol Mae Shumway Rindlisbacher. Jeffrey William Shaw, 61, retired; wife, Cynthia Roberts Shaw.

IKOT EKPENE NIGERIA STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Theophilus Udenyi Agbese, 43, seminaries and institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Emmanuel I. Okon; wife, Anwuli Joyce Agbese. Counselors—James Okon Ekanem, 54, technical manager, Gaset Farm; wife, Patience James Udo Ekanem. Dominic James Okunam, 46, director, self-employed; wife, Mary Dominic Essien Okunam.

IMPERATRIZ BRAZIL STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Mário Clemilson Alves da Silva, 34, self-employed; succeeding Marcos Cleve Alves da Silva; wife, Wlaldiane Kássia Bandeira Barros da Silva. Counselors—Gildelson Manoel Santos Silva Filho, 40, consultant, Claro; wife, Adriana Bezerra Lima Silva. Leandro Antônio da Silva, 27, IT analyst, Fribal; wife, Clenilda da Silva Costa.

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA WEST STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Lansford Hatch Jameson, 56, research fiscal officer, Indiana University; succeeding Richard W. Anderson; wife, Michella Ann O’Very Jameson. Counselors—Walter Lee Harper, 56, engineer, Eli Lilly and Company; wife, Carla Deniece Green Harper. Matthew Jon Bloxham, 40, aerothermal turbine designer, Rolls-Royce Corporation; wife, Mary Catherine Memory Bloxham.

KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Michael Keith Christensen, 40, senior director, human resources—commercial, Kellogg Company; succeeding Mark A. Witt; wife, Elizabeth Hasler Christensen. Counselors—Clark Edward Volz, 68, construction and carpentry manager, Creative Kitchens and Baths; wife, Nora Irene Johnson Volz. Blake R Larkin, 56, vice president of business development, Hanson Logistics; wife, Noralie Stephens Larkin.

KAYSVILLE UTAH STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Robert Douglas Weger, 50, division president, Pennant Services; succeeding Kent J. Brown; wife, Mylissa Kaye Richins Weger. Counselors—Larry Dustin Hancock, 44, president, Terra Energy Group; wife, Christie Hollingshead Hancock. Lee McKay Wells, 51, vice president of sales, Peek Travel; wife, Pamela Harding Wells.

LEHI UTAH CEDAR HOLLOW STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Timothy Quinn Sloan, 61, employment resource services director, Corporation of the Presiding Bishopric; succeeding Kenneth S. Raines; wife, Cynthia Sandeers Sloan. Counselors—William Clifford Duncan, 47, executive director, Marriage Law Foundation; wife, Catherine Allred Duncan. Larry David Cox, 50, certified public accountant, Larry Cox CPA, Inc.; wife, Racheel Elizabeth Ure Cox.

LOPEZ PHILIPPINES STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Rexter Juarez Anda, 36, elementary school principal; succeeding Joenil Z. Española; wife, Aleli Mae Belmonte Ayala Anda. Counselors—Dominicano Rolly Alano Salumbides, 56, computer shop owner; wife, Norilet Ludana Abrera Salumbides. Tito Caballero Clemente, 49, ABS-CBN employee; wife, Rowena San Juan Veran Clemente.

MAKATI PHILIPPINES STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Peter Adrian Bulos Ballados, 46, financial advisor, AXA Philipines; succeeding Ferdinand R. Arzaga; wife, Calixtra Tarrayo Somoray Ballados. Counselors—Stephen Figuereos Notarte, 44, travel manager, Philippines Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Catherine Matriano Garcia Notarte. Julio Manahan Macababayao, 50, sales manager, Philko Peroxide Corporation; wife, Concepcion Laluz Dy Macababayao.

RIO CLARO BRAZIL STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Vagner Aparecido Dos Santos, 49, consultant, Sg Consulting; succeeding Alan Sergio Bezarra de Oliveira; wife, Ana Paula Gozetto. Counselors—Luiz Fernando Ferreira De Castro, 35, executive of transportation, Profrio; wife, Monique Cristina Barbi. Leandro Sarti Luna, 31, behavior manager, Movae; wife, Camila Barbarini Takaki Luna.

ROOSEVELT UTAH STAKE (September 29, 2019): President—Brandon Russell King, 38, teacher/principal; succeeding Gregory L. Staker; wife, Emily Renay Tracy King. Counselors—Keith Pratt Hicken, 58, manager, Recreation Properties Unlimited, and business owner; wife, Nerissa Acosta Balingit Hicken. Todd Sterling Jensen, 57, grader operator, Encana, Chapman Construction; wife, Drinda Kay Gibson Jensen.

SÃO PAULO BRAZIL ITAQUÁ STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Julio Pereira de Oliveira, 45, business owner; succeeding Andre Dos Santos Franco; wife, Nanci Aparecida da Conceição Oliveira. Counselors—Wagner Cristóvão, 33, purchaser, ULU Caminhões e Onibus; wife, Shula Rodrigues de Oliveira Cristóvão. Gery Antonio Dartora, 48, partner, Cia do Brownie; wife, Edilio de Jesus Santos Dartora.

SEATTLE WASHINGTON NORTH STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Trevor John Boll, 50, partner, Deloitte; succeeding Thomas M. Fairbanks; wife, Kathleen Ann Williams Boll. Counselors—Theron Jewell Baker, 45, dentist; wife, Sarah Anne Bagley Baker. Brian Wilchoi Chan, 41, president, Chan Healthcare Group; wife, Hsiao Ching Shen Chan.

TOOELE UTAH SOUTH STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Jeff C Zaleski, 42, principal, Tooele County School District; succeeding Richard A. Droubay; wife, Terreye Marie McNeill Zaleski. Counselors—Edwin Darrell Johnson, 46, teacher, Tooele County School District; wife, Hollie Dawn Moore Johnson. Kateni Taniela Leakehe, 60, attorney, US Army Dugway Proving Ground; wife, Colleen Cardon Leakehe.

TREMONTON UTAH WEST STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Steven Todd Jensen, 50, chief financial officer, Lewis Cabinet; succeeding Chris W Thurgood; wife, Jodee Raquel Figgins Jensen. Counselors—Matthew Scot Adams, 48, certified registered nurse anesthetist, Bear River Valley Hospital; wife, Rachael Anne Richins Adams. Howard Clamonte Rawlinson, 60, finance manager, Nothrop Grumman; wife, Kerry Ann George Rawlinson.