New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in January 2020
Contributed By Church News Staff
A new stake has been created from the Onitsha Nigeria Stake. The Awka Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ihembosi, Nnewi, and Ogidi branches and the Awka First, Awka Second, Ekwulobia, Obosi First, and Okpuno wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Solomon I. Aliche, an Area Seventy.
AWKA NIGERIA STAKE (November 24, 2019): President—Nnamdi Godwin Moses, 43, principal inspector, National Youth Service Corps.; wife, Eduok Moses Aniekan. Counselors—Christopher Chidiebere Ibeakuzie, 44, self-reliance manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Precious Onyedikachi Ikpegbu Ibeakuzie. Augustine C. Nkembuofor, 52, business manager, First Bank LTD; wife, Virginia Ireoma Nkembuofor.
A new stake has been created from the Herriman Utah Pioneer and Riverton Utah Western Springs stakes. The Herriman Utah Towne Center Stake, which consists of the Herriman Rose First, Herriman Rose Second, Herriman Rose Third, Herriman Rose Fourth, and Pioneer First wards, was created by Elder James R. Rasband, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Mark P. Durham, an Area Seventy.
HERRIMAN UTAH TOWNE CENTER STAKE (November 24, 2019): President—Jeffrey Read Handy, 38, attorney, Babcock Scott & Babcock, P.C.; wife, Amber Jean Ainge Handy. Counselors—Robert Keith Birkett, 61, retired; wife, Suzanne Dee Hampton Birkett. Adam Baker Tuft, 38, scheduling coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Brynn Danielle Clayton Tuft.
A new stake has been created from the São Paulo Brazil Ipiranga and São Paulo Brazil Penha stakes. The São Paulo Brazil Sapopemba Stake, which consists of the Jardim Santo André, Jardim Tietê, Sapopemba, São Mateus, and Vila Industrial wards, was created by Elder Joaquin E. Costa, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Carlos A. Genaro, an Area Seventy.
SÃO PAULO BRAZIL SAPOPEMBA STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Marcos Oliveira Antunes dos Santos, 38, public employee, assistant administrator, CET; wife, Gislene Márcia Carrera. Counselors—Ricardo F. da Silva, 42, self-employed driver; wife, Sandra dos Santos Silva. Jorge Alberto Inoue Jr., 30, engineer, Continental; wife, Ana Paulo Costa de Queiroz Inoue.
ANDERSON CALIFORNIA STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Jordan Willis Wright, 52, president, CEO, Dignity Health, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital; succeeding Samuel K. Webb; wife, Anne Elizabeth Pulley Wright. Counselors—Scott Lee Davis, 58, real estate franchise owner; wife, Linda Kay Boyle Davis. Timothy James Beeman, 43, physical therapist; wife, Natalie Griffeth Beeman.
BESSEMER ALABAMA STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Robert V. Lewis, 60, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Barry R. Sadler; wife, Janet Ellison Lewis. Counselors—Jeffrey John Fuller, 47, physician; wife, Laura Lorrene Morris Fuller. Benjamin Denmark Jensen, 43, squadron commander, U.S. Air Force; wife, Amya Roberts Jensen.
BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Barry Ramon Sadler Jr., 48, employee, American Cast Iron Cast Co.; succeeding Michael L. Slezak; wife, Antoinette Averett Sadler. Counselors—Robert Douglas Watson, 64, professor of biology, University of Alabama Birmingham; wife, Nancy Elizabeth Watson. Robert McKim Norris III, 44, attorney, CPO, Norris Injury Lawyers; wife, Michelle Rene Griffith Norris.
CAGAYAN DE ORO PHILIPPINES EAST STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Nelvin Liop Malingin, 36, account officer/assistant manager, RCBC Leasing and Finance Corporation; succeeding Danilo M. Dela Vega; wife, Candice May Pelin Pangan Malingin. Counselors—Paulo Maandig Dela Vega, 39, auto loan account officer, BDO; wife, Ellise Sasing Balaba Dela Vega. Roberto Abueva Dado, 39, self-employed business owner; wife, Felynor Baron Abarrientos Dado.
CAMPO GRANDE BRAZIL MONTE LIBANO STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Daniel Patelli, 49, secretary of Seminaries and Institutes, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Sergio Bauer de Borba; wife, Brenda Juliana P. da S. Sonoda Patelli. Counselors—Luiz Fernando Alvino, 35, IT analyst, IFMS; wife, Ana Paula Dias Alvino. Thiago de Lucena Borges, 32, coordinator of pedagogy, Bionatus College; wife, Anan Pereira Pinheiro.
CARSON CITY NEVADA STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—David Andrew Ponczoch, 43, chief financial officer, Argonaut Gold; succeeding David A. Haws; wife, Kimberly Ann White Ponczoch. Counselors—Rodney Allen, 64, deputy director, Mountain Warfare Training Center, U.S. Marines; wife, Michele Bardee Sparks Allen. Mitchell Dean Cohen, 57, engineering manager, Bently Nevada; wife, Kimberly Ann Youngblood Cohen.
CHILLÁN CHILE ÑUBLE STAKE (November 17, 2019): President—Claudio Dolfo Vejar Acevedo, 60, retired; succeeding José F. Ruiz Navarrete; wife, Violeta Paola Acevedo Lopez. Counselors—Rosauro Antonio Concha Leiva, 49, logistics control and management, Viero; wife, Ruby America Inostroza Olate. Luis Edmundo Velasco Rojas, 58, administrator, CMPC; wife, Efigenia del Rosario Cifuentes Tapia.
CIUDAD DEL CARMEN MÉXICO STAKE (November 17, 2019): President—Moises Guadalupe López Gómez, 43, operations manager, Schlumberger; succeeding Hector M. Hernandez; wife, Gabriela Mateo Montuy. Counselors—Guillermo Salazar González, 54, service assistant; wife, Elvira Gómez López. Miguel Angel Jimenez Galmiche, 38, administrative technical assistant, PEMEX; wife, Irisabel Esteli Gomez Ojeda.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN UTAH NORTH STAKE (November 17, 2019): President—Mark Benjamin James, 47, seminary instructor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Michael A. Kidd; Stacey Marie Gheen James. Counselors—Brendan Thomas Stoner, 47, vice president of finance, Curecrete Distribution; wife, Cheryl Lynn Flick Stoner. James McKay Smith, 43, owner, Everset Accounting Services; wife, Melissa Beth Richardson Smith.
HAMILTON NEW ZEALAND ROTOKAURI STAKE (December 1, 2019): President—Ra Adam Bacon, 46, youth aid officer, New Zealand Police; succeeding Todd J. Miller; wife, Ariane Marie Kingi Bacon. Counselors—Robert Ian Murphy, 59, medical practitioner, Glenview Medical Centre; wife, Debra Robyn Anderson Murphy. Sikolasipi Faka‘osilea, 47, business owner; wife, Siokapesi Tukia Faka‘osilea.
HUARAZ PERU STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—John Anibal Gonzales Chavez, 34, business adviser, Caja Huancayo; succeeding Roger Zavaleta; wife, Mery Roxana Barreto Angeles. Counselors—Jhonston Indelber Villanueva Martinez, 45, cartographic technician, Sunarp. Cofopri; wife, Irma Montes Lazaro. Jonathan Emiljunior Villon Quito, 33, business owner; wife, Yanett Obregon Figueroa.
IDAHO FALLS STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Justin H. Manwaring, 42, self-employed, director of support services, Mountain View Hospital; succeeding Douglas J. Hammond; wife, Amber Ogden Manwaring. Counselors—William Blaine Burton, 62, investment adviser; wife, Debra Meilkle Burton. Brian Thomas McBride, 48, funeral director, Wood Funeral Home; wife, Marion Denise Spradlin McBride.
KIRKLAND WASHINGTON STAKE (November 17, 2019): President—Jacob Mark Sowby, 38, sales associate, Titleist/Achsunet Co.; succeeding Richard L. Dudley; wife, Jaimi Shaw Blackham Sowby. Counselors—Brant Alan Rigby, 54, vice president of human resources, Trident Seafoods; wife, Randi Danae Nielson Rigby. Bryon Andrew Christensen, 45, tax counsel, Microsoft; wife, Emily Ann Bloxham Christensen.
LAKE MARY FLORIDA STAKE (December 8, 2019): President—Donald Fuller Haring, 39, attorney, Bogin Munns and Munns; succeeding Brent R. Holladay; wife, Melanie Elizabeth Cajas Menendez Haring. Counselors—Terence Alan Longhurst, 42, international logistics manager, Ravago Americas LLC; wife, Vianey Soto Martinez Longhurst. Mathan Clay Gable, 42, pilot, Allegiant Airlines; wife, Olga Emily Gallahar Gable.
LIMA PERÚ SAN LUIS STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Yvan Sanchez Melendes Jr., 38, professor, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences–UPC; succeeding Enrique M. Loo Cordova; wife, Gisella Karina de Sanchez Avalos. Counselors—Edgar Vladimir Valderrama, 40, senior web developer, Elevate Global Tech; wife, Dora Isabel Vilca Valderrama. Miguel Cano Marquina Jr., 45, investment projects consultant, Municipality of Surquillo; wife, Maniu Villanueva Fernandez.
MONTERREY MÉXICO LIBERTAD STAKE (November 24, 2019): President—Adolfo Eduardo Rivadeneyra Ordoñez, 50, sales manager, Equipo de Pruebas SA de CU; succeeding Vidal Gonzalez; wife, Verónica Gonzaga Carapia. Counselors—Jaime Treviño Hernández, 45, coordinator, Axtel Services; wife, Rosa Gabriela Bernal Gonzalez. Juan Jose Cantu Hernandez, 36, self-employed; wife, Karla Quinto Pava.
MURRAY UTAH PARKWAY STAKE (September 29, 2019): President—Daryl Nancollas, 59, director of finance, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Richard C. Hutchison; wife, Nansi Lee Richards Nancollas. Counselors—Jeffery Reid Bryan, 54, financial investigator, contractor, U.S. Department of Justice; wife, Heidi Josephine Price Bryan. Kevin Ralf Pollei, 56, chief operating officer, Parsons Behle & Latimer; wife, Stephanie Noren Pollei.
NATAL BRAZIL PAJUÇARA STAKE (November 24, 2019): President—Andrey José Moraes de Lima, 33, scholarship researcher, CNPQ–UFRN; succeeding Jucelio da Silva Santos; wife, Daniela da Silva Alves. Counselors—José Cirino Santos Neto, 36, analyst, Grupo Riachuelo; wife, Isa Monique da Silva. Francisco Rafael Gomes de Lima, 33, technical designer, Guararapes Confecções; wife, Jane Borges Enedino.
PASSO FUNDO BRAZIL SOUTH STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Luca Bortolini Cerutti, 32, lawyer; succeeding Dirceu Braz da Rocha; wife, Jessica Ingrid Henz Cerutti. Counselors—João Carlos Pinheiro de Oliveira, 53, letter carrier, ECT Correios; wife, Olmira Fatima Frison de Oliveira. Jonny Lehi Trage, 33, art finalist, House of Bronze; wife, Tatiana Cerutti da Rocha Trage.
PEOLOTAS BRAZIL NORTH STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Fabricio Berwig, 42, medical marketer, União Quimica Nacional; succeeding Elizar Saraiva; wife, Paula da Silva Berwig. Counselors—Almeida Nasser Roberto Fernandes, 47, penitentiary agent, ERS; wife, Luís Liara Costa. Paulo Afonso Dias Júnior, 32, director, Aquarelas Linhas; wife, Barbara Duro Dias.
PORTO ALEGRE BRAZIL STAKE (November 3, 2019): President—Lidson dos Santos Bassani, 40, facilities manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Alexandre Darif Silveira; wife, Anapaula Machado Bermann. Counselors—Claudio Englert, 55, consultant, Qualitin; wife, Karla Rosana Ferreira Holzschuh. Everton Luiz Freitas, 38, institute director, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Daniele Macedo Szymanski Freitas.
RAPID CITY SOUTH DAKOTA STAKE (December 8, 2019): President—Michael Troy Nesbit, 46, anesthesiologist, West River Anesthesiology Consultants; succeeding Curtis D. Schmidtlein; wife, Collette Christensen Nesbit. Counselors—Benjamin Donald Patterson, 38, assistant United States attorney, United States Attorney’s Office; wife, Carrie Stutznegger Patterson. Jacob Robert Butler, 40, farrier, educator, Doug Butler Enterprises, Inc.; wife, Millicent Redd Butler.
RIO BRANCO BRAZIL STAKE (November 10, 2019): President—Lenilton Ribeiro Neto, 40, maintenance supervisor, Vem Q. Tem. supermarket; succeeding Ivanilson Cavalcante; wife, Lucirene Pereira dos Anjos. Counselors—Carlos Lemos Jr., 38, sergeant, PMAC; wife, Eliana da Rocha Moura Lemos. Erivelto Freitas da Silva, 28, administrative assistant, Office of Education; wife, Beatriz de Oliveira Costa.
SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR LA LIBERTAD STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Jarol Oman Turcios Cabrera, 39, cofounder, Inversiones Deseret; succeeding Eduardo A. Alfaro Chavez; wife, Caludia Verónica Martínez de Turcios. Counselors—Carlos Emilio Colindres Montepeque, 33, technical adviser, Taller DIDEA; wife, Mónica Rocio Hernández Leiva. Roberto Carlos Funez Parras, 40, web administrator, Network Seare; wife, Andrea Elizabeth Osorio Rebollo.
SANDY UTAH HILLCREST STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Mark Clifton Mackey, 44, vice president, general manager, IDS; succeeding James E. Tidwell; wife, Miriah Estelle Dick Mackey. Counselors—Jeff Christian Ulrich, 55, controller, Teleperformance USA; wife, Jillene Thomas Ulrich. David Sherwin Cox, 47, owner, principal architect, BCBO Architecture; wife, Anne Christopherson Cox.
SANTIAGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NORTH STAKE (November 17, 2019): President—Remigio Fabio Dominguez Acosta, 47, self-employed; succeeding Luis Ramon Espinal; wife, Luz Merceder Soto Vasquez. Counselors—Victor Ramon Calderon Diaz, 50, environmental management, Sabinsa, SNL; wife, Maria de los Angeles Batista Inoa Calderon. John Perez Almanzar, 39, sales representative, Productos Portela; wife, Lissette Osoria De Perez.
SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CENTRAL STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Wagner Marino Paniagua De Oleo, 43, welfare and self-reliance manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Quimerio A. Fernández Montilla; wife, Tomasina Mercedes. Counselors—Lee Pazo Julio Ernesto, 56, Caribbean commercial manager, UPL; wife, Cindi Marie Acevedo Coggins. Raúl Osvaldo Rodriguez, 48, family services manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SOROCABA BRAZIL TRUJILO STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Danilo Dutra de Moraes, 39, manager, D D Maquinas; succeeding Irineu E. Prado Jr.; wife, Nayara Rachel Sousa de Moraes. Counselors—Edmir Sanches Martin, 51, proprietor, ATES Áudio; wife, Sandra de Oliveira Freitas Martin. José Pinto Bastos Neto, 48, assistant administrator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Tánio Regina Ferreira.
TULANCINGO MEXICO STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Mauricio Gomez Galindo, 45, self-employed; succeeding Sadot Berny; wife, Blanca Ramos Gutierrez. Counselors—Salvador Valencia Vargas, 58, professor, Colegio de Estudios Superiores ANAHUAC; wife, Martha Avila Arroyo. Guillermo Hernandez Lopez, 41, self-employed contractor; wife, Marisela Ramos Cano.
URUGUAIANA BRAZIL STAKE (October 27, 2019): President—Paulo Sidnei Monçalves Soares, 42, businessman, Gráfica; succeeding Emerson L. Quevedo de Oliveira; wife, Raquel Medinova Greco Soares. Counselors—Lucas Correa da Silva, 35, sales consultant, Itaimbe Automóveis; wife, Kelly Martins Pereira. Claudio dos Santos, 45, salesman, Dinâmica Distribuidora; wife, Rosane Margarida Florisbelo dos Santos.
VITORIA BRAZIL STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Wesley Alexandre Silva, 38, CES coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Ailton Justino; wife, Ana Paula Fagundes Rodrigues. Counselors—Alex Solivan Abreu, 42, emergency doctor, SAMU; wife, Vanessa Duque Auday Abreu. Marcos Felipe de Castro Fonseca, 37, commercial representative, Novartis; wife, Denise Vermont Rosemberg Jager.
WEST BOUNTIFUL UTAH STAKE (November 24, 2019): President—Lonny Hayward King, 54, director of payer contracting, Intermountain Healthcare; succeding Kim G. McReynolds; wife, Amy Zwahlen King. Counselors—Nels Richard Holmgren, 48, director of division of aging and adult services, State of Utah Department of Human Services; wife, Emily Parker Holmgren. David Wayne Tovey, 44, sales manager, Utah Paper Box; Crista Pollock Tovey.
WEST JORDAN UTAH STAKE (November 24, 2019): President—Paul Harold Lefevor Jr., 58, audit manager, certified public accountant, DCAA; succeeding Jeffrey S. Edwards; wife, Kristen Sue Vincent Lefevor. Counselors—Steven Paul Gomez, 60, retired; wife, Shirley Ann Jackson Gomez. Evan Jay Larsen, 60, controller, Missionary Department; wife, Melinda Rose Armstrong Larsen.