New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in July 2019

  • 31 July 2019

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New Stake

A new stake has been created from the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic San Geronimo Stake. The Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Duarte Stake, which consists of the La Esperanza, La Yuca, Los Angeles, Los Girasoles, Pantoja 1st,  and Pantoja 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Jose J. Alonso, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Tomas G. Roman, an Area Seventy.

SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DUARTE STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Jhon López Soriano, 48, institute director, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Katy Altagracia Jimenez Cespedes. Counselors—Sergio Augusto Martinez Martinez, 52, project manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Daina Soranyi Castellanos Hernandez. Badir E. Perez Mendoza, 38, sales manager, Julio Peña; wife, Nallily Indiana Gomez.

Reorganized Stakes

AGUASCALIENTES MEXICO STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Joshua Emmanuel Salcido Marquez, 34, self-employed; succeeding Timoteo Cruz; wife, Claudia Leticia Payan Zunigo. Counselors—Roy Jasso Leon, 43, department chief, Maind Steel; wife, Diana Marte Pacheco Estrada. Hector Armando Gedano Gonzalez, 47, liaison, Inegi; wife, Alma Cecilia de Sedano Delinda Perez.

AREQUIPA PERU SELVA ALEGRE STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Alan Ticona Vargas, 31, project manager, ABJ Proyectos SAC; succeeding Marco A. Sotomarino Pina; wife, Elizabeth Romero Neira. Counselors—Everest Smilles Echegaray Medina, 47, manager, Sensor Electronic Security; wife, Socorro Zoila Umpire Condori. Christian Francis Rodriguez, 35, academic record manager, Instituto del Sur; wife, Cecilia Andrea Villanueva Conde.

BAHIA BLANCA ARGENTINA VILLA MITRE STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Ivan Hernan Guzman, 40, military noncommissioned officer, Argentine Army; succeeding Juan M. Rojo Leon; wife, Carla Paola Italia. Counselors—Esteban Guillermo Scholles, 41, production supervisor, YPF Gas SA; wife, Judth Loiza. Gabriel Federico Abad, 40, commercial technical coordinator, Pirelli Neumatics; wife, Ercillia Celina Galli.

BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Stephen Bruce Pratt, 57, software engineer, DIS Corp.; succeeding Donald E. Pringle; wife, Stephanie Stewart Pratt. Counselors—Jeffrey Jay Clark, 57, owner, president, Workskiff Inc.; wife, Mildred Kay Bezona Clark. Douglas Leon Ross, 50, dentist; wife, Rebecca Barrett Ross.

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA MERLO STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Javier Lo Giudice Amilcar, 41, quality sector manager; succeeding Ricardo H. Martinez; wife, Marina Veronica Dasilva. Counselors—Miguel Angel Vargas, 59, seminaries and institutes coordinator; wife, Silvia Nancy Maluar Vargas. Gabriel Ruben Antonietti, 28, bank employee, Bank Patagonia; wife, Flavia Aimara Martinez Antonini.

CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Joseph Michael Miller, 39, attorney, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC; succeeding Nicholas W. Hodgman; wife, Heidi Ann Swallow Miller. Counselors—Marcus Benjamin Earnest, 40, engineering manager, Performance Software Corporation; wife, Valerie Jean Haring Earnest. Ryan Scott Weaver, 36, dentist; wife, Julianne Marie Clay Weaver.

CHINANDEGA NICARAGUA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Marcos Antonio Miranda Real, 35, salesman, Casa Pellas; succeeding Aristoteles A. Chamorro Avendaño; wife, Iris Laura Rodriguez Miranda. Counselors—Cipriano Alfredo Mejia Reyes, 62, self-employed; wife, Ana Rosa Estrada Mejia. Freddy Antonio Osorio Arteaga, 50, reviser; wife, Marta Lorena Bolaños Osorio.

CITRUS HEIGHTS CALIFORNIA STAKE (June 17, 2019): President—Robert Cameron Martell, 53, owner and operator, Awesome Pool Services; succeeding Ned P. Telford; wife, Karen Bailey Martell. Counselors—Richard Scott Newey, 59, owner, Route 40 Classics; wife, Dayna Darlene Wills Newey. Daniel Austin Bills, 62, director of finance and administration, Sacramento Suburban Water District; wife, Karen Coleman Bills.

CURITIBA BRAZIL TARUMA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Antônio Carlos Ribeiro Cavalcanti, 57, partner, A&C Educação Corp.; succeeding Gerson de Castro Alves; wife, Célia Regina Pires Cavalcanti. Counselors—Wesley de Castro Rocha, 44, video producer; wife, Luciane Dombeck Rocha. Davi Fernandes Goveia Ramos, 49, microentrepreneur, Vectron Automação; wife, Eliane Alves Goveia Ramos.

DES MOINES IOWA MT. PISGAH STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Brian Grant Parks, 47, risk manager, Wells Fargo; succeeding Gary L. Pence; wife, Cindi Ann Schofield Parks. Counselors—Benjamin Louis Stradling, 45, interventional radiology, Iowa Radiology; wife, Shani Griffin Stradling. John Robert Russell, 46, head of homelending production, Wells Fargo; wife, Michelle Huffaker Russell.

DURANGO MEXICO STAKE (May 26, 2019): President—Manuel de Jesus Cervantes Renteria, 36, business owner; succeeding Jose de Jesus Bretado Rodriguez; wife, Bernal Arreola Alfonsina. Counselors—Kemmerly Edgardo Erazo Pineda, 38, staff, Department of Investigation and Development, Durango; wife, Hilica Carolina Caceres Guerra. Guillermo Alfonso Silva Hernandez, 31, general manager, SHITSU; wife, Sicinya de Leon Delgadillo.

ELMA WASHINGTON STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Scott Alan MacAlevy, 49, self-employed; succeeding Russell M. Larsen; wife, Jacqueline Staley MacAlevy. Counselors—Stephen Anthony Holland, 59, superintendent of schools, Orient School District; wife, Kathleen Mary Haas Holland. Miguel Angel Villarreal, 49, assistant superintendent of schools, Othello School District; wife, Nancy Haunani Uluave Villarreal.

FORTALEZA BRAZIL CASTELAO STAKE (May 26, 2019): President—Renato de Brito Damasceno, 35, specialized reviewer, Micro Empresario; succeeding Frencisco de Assis Souza dos Reis; wife, Elaine de Sousa Gomes. Counselors—Marcel Elias Craveiro Miranda, 29, sports coordinator, Advance Kindergarten; wife, Eriagna de Melo Sobreira. Lauro Pereira dos Santos Jr., 36, migration analyst, Casa Magalhães; wife, Leila Maria da Silva.

FRANKLIN IDAHO STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Darin S. Dransfield, 51, CEO, FCMC Hospital; succeeding Layne C. Peterson; wife, Audrie Mae Eversole Dransfield. Counselors—Lonnie Dean Luchenni, 62, regional manager, Pfizer; wife, Mary Knapp Luchenni. Trent Beutler Alder, 51, director of social work, Franklin County Medical Center; wife, Stacey Harris Alder.

GILBERT ARIZONA GREENFIELD STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Jared Earl Everton, 44, attorney, shareholder, Jackson White; succeeding David R. Layton; wife, Jill Marjorie Peterson Everton. Counselors—Juan Carlos Martinez Jr., 46, owner, DenMar Realty; wife, Natalie Gunnell Martinez. Paul Dana Cardon, 36, owner, principal and manager, Covenant Title Agency and Bench Equity LLC; wife, Raeanna Michelle Crane Cardon.

GRIDLEY CALIFORNIA STAKE (June 2, 2019): President—Justin Mark Tolman, 45, optometrist, co-owner, Three Rivers Optometric Group, Inc.; succeeding Benjamin E. Payne; wife, Elizabeth Dawn Bartlett Tolman. Counselors—Drew Phillip Henry, 48, owner, LifeFlow Products; wife, Sarah Ruth Collins Henry. Paul Stephen Fairbanks, 39, plant manager, Pacific Coast Producers; wife, Sarah Packard Fairbanks.

HULL ENGLAND STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—John Paul Spencer, 36, instrument maintenance, Phillips 66; succeeding Ashley D. Poulton; wife, Clare Wilcock Spencer. Counselors—Grant Gerald Taylor, 54, detective inspector, Humberside Police; wife, Charlotte Alice Wileman. Andrew Richard Pearson, 41, general manager, Keiger Properties; wife, Abigail Lisa Whall Pearson.

JUCHITAN MEXICO STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Emilio Aquino Vicente, 45, construction materials store owner; succeeding Gonzalo Vicente Landeta; wife, Dolce Karina Hernández Orozco. Counselors—Benjamin Luna López, 35, administrative assistant for the Church; wife, Angélica López López. Elmer Luna López, 37, business owner; wife, Maritza León Jiménez.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA CENTRAL STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—William Harold Wells, 45, manager, Henderson Chevrolet; succeeding Keith F. Jarvis; wife, Rebecca Sue Hanson Wells. Counselors—Moises Denis, 57, realtor; wife, Susan Rene Cook. Roger Roy Faught, 42, business owner; wife, Amity Mae Adams Faught.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA SOUTH STAKE (June 16, 2019): President—Chris Goodman Davies, 59, consultant pharmacist, ELDERxL; succeeding Louis W. Richards; wife, Julie Faye Crimin Davies. Counselors—Steven Larry Anderson, 56, relationship manager of corporate banking, Nevada State Bank; wife, Cynthia Call Anderson. Joshua Steven Williams, 37, business development, YESCO; wife, Heidi Kay Benson Williams.

MADISON TENNESSEE STAKE (June 16, 2019): President—Kevin Dewayne Releford, 46, regional director, Gap Inc.; succeeding Peter J. Abernathy; wife, Jodi Jean Stevens Releford. Counselors—Joel Justin Wayment, 42, vice president of operations, Cardinal Health; wife, Catherine Elizabeth Waddell Wayment. Arthur Scott Watkins, 49, executive director, Orchestra Kentucky; wife, Karen Ann Carter Watkins.

MAIPU DE CUYO ARGENTINA STAKE (May 12, 2019): President—Dante Raúl Mendez, 41, boss, Cencosud; succeeding Ruben S. Tidei; wife, Mariana Rebeca Dominguez. Counselors—Claudio Fabian Ase, 36, manager, Fundación COIR; wife, Carla Haydee Mayano. Victor Adrian Cruz, 33, manager, Triunfo Seguros; wife, Daiana Denisse Scalise.

MANAUS BRAZIL RIO AMAZONAS STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Carlos Alberto Valente Peres, 48, welfare and self-reliance director for the Church; succeeding Alcides Pereira Martins; wife, Andreia de Araújo Peres. Counselors—Newton de Leiros Garcia Júnior, 39, chemical technician; wife, Kelyanne Isper Guedes Garcia. Ademir Mendonça de Souza, 66, sales manager, Silva & Souza; wife, Maria Luiza de Souza.

MANTARO PERU STAKE (May 26, 2019): President—Julio Max Inga Dolores, 45, collections adviser; succeeding Vicente M. Jorge Quispe; wife, Renee Ines Salcedo Charapaqui. Counselors—Marcos Maita Acero Arturo, 48, cashier, collector, Electrocentro; wife, Mariela de Perez Callupe. José Luis Pérez Martinez, 34, university teacher, Los Andes Peruvian University; wife, Mariela Callupe Palpan.

MCMINNVILLE TENNESSEE STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Sean William Thompson, 49, gateway research systems manager, NASA; succeeding Cordell H. Crawford; wife, Carla Ann Kelsey Thompson. Counselors—David Nicholas Mead, 63, regional sales manager, M+A Matting; wife, Terilyn Bridges Mead. Michael Aaron Weeter, 44, executive vice president, chief operating officer, First National Bank of Middle Tennessee; wife, Kristy Lynn Weeter.

MEXICO CITY CHAPULTEPEC STAKE (May 26, 2019): President—Rafael Alcantara Ruiz, 51, federal employee, National College of Professional Technical Education; succeeding David Falabella Sanchez; wife, Cristina Hernandez de la Cruz. Counselors—Adolfo Isaac Camacho Contreras, 45, entrepreneur, training manager for the Church; wife, Claudia Vanesa Frol Matteazzi. Mario de Jesus Morales Quezada, 40, senior manager of financial services, EY; wife, Alejandra Rodriguez Chee.

MONCLOVA MEXICO EAST STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Francisco Correa Durón, 50, landlord; succeeding Javieer Ivan Garcia Hernandez; wife, Elizabeth Rodriguez Espinosa. Counselors—Isabel Garcia Navarro, 50, quality inspector, Steel Fab; wife, Elda Carmen Ramos Garzia. Pedro Ramos García, 49, electrical contractor; wife, Alondra Samantha Cervin Lopez.

NAPA CALIFORNIA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—David Shawn Barlow, 49, senior manager of safety and health, Genentech; succeeding Kory D. Judd; wife, Mindirae Cook Barlow. Counselors—John Carl Cope, 55, judge, state of California; wife, Ann Marie Painter Cope. Michael Vincent Wagner, 64, OB/GYN, St. Joseph's Medical Group; wife, Cathleen Anne Cochran Wagner.

NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Evan Thomas Haglund, 42, assistant professor, U.S. Coast Guard Academy; succeeding Richard S. Hutchins; wife, Tara Nicole Babbel Haglund. Counselors—Stuart Gaylon Campbell, 39, associate professor, Yale University; wife, Adrianne Rich Campbell. Aaron McBride Parson, 38, landscape architect; wife, Camile Johnson Parson.

NOVALICHES PHILIPPINES STAKE (May 12, 2019): President—Marcos Balsa Liad, 52, creditor collections, Remington Independent Sales Corporation; succeeding Dick J. De Guzman; wife, Elguerra Charilou Aquino Liad. Counselors—Vicente Tayab Pati-on, 59, general manager, McBride Corporation; wife, Flora Melencion Pati-on. Baldwin R. Felipe, 41, advertising solutions head, Phillipine Manila Standard Publishing; wife, Josephine Peñafiel Muncal Felipe.

OAKDALE MINNESOTA STAKE (March 3, 2019): President—Jeffrey Green Chipman, 51, professor, surgeon, University of Minnesota; succeeding James D. Lash; wife, Paula Ann Mortensen Chipman. Counselors—Christopher John Speak, 48, director of sales, JanSport/VF Corporation; wife, Christie DaJuana Romine Speak. Patrick Francis Thibaudeau, 58, vice president, HGA; wife, Barbara Sheffield Thibadeau.

PALOS VERDES CALIFORNIA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Joseph Earl Whitaker Jr., 55, president and CEO, SkyOne Federal Credit Union; succeeding Michael J. Gazdik; wife, Noelle Phillips Whitaker. Counselors—Peneueta Roy Lata, 61, WHS assistant manager, Uchid of America; wife, Asopani Sagala Lata. Luis Camarillo Ruiz, 53, creative director, Silo Films; wife, Eva Marie Richardson Ruiz.

PAROWAN UTAH STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Wade Gale, 46, production manager, Metalcraft Technologies; succeeding David P. Hamilton; wife, Melanie Dawn Davenport Gale. Counselors—Trevor Cy Andersen, 47, executive vice president, area manager, commercial lender, State Bank of Southern Utah; wife, Jenny Lee Labrum Andersen. Michael Roy Adams, 40, farmer, rancher, Roy Adams Farms; wife, LeeAnn Slack Adams.

PORTO ALEGRE BRAZIL MOINHOS DE VENTO STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Isaias Bonet Leites, 40, factory analyst, AMBEV S/A; succeeding Paulo de Freitas Soller; wife, Roberta da Silva Rodrigues. Counselors—Ragner dos Santos, 35, accounting manager, Tecnoplanta Florestal; wife, Monica Rodrigues Donin. Rafael Dornelles Carrasco, 33, clinical pharmacist, Porto Alegre Hospitals Clinics; wife, Ana Carolina Rech da Rosa Carrasco.

PROVIDENCE UTAH SOUTH STAKE (June 16, 2019): President—Lance Richard Zollinger, 48, chief operating officer, Zollinger Group LLC; succeeding Rick D. Hill; wife, Diane Marie Coleman Zollinger. Counselors—Ryan James Stolworthy, 49, medical director, sports medicine physician, Intermountain Healthcare; wife, Jennifer Kristin Davis Stolworthy. Cameron Mark Workman, 41, dentist; wife, Jennifer Skinner Workman.

PROVO UTAH OAK HILLS STAKE (June 16, 2019): President—Mark Ballif Woodruff, 64, executive secretary to President Russell M. Nelson; succeeding James G. Blair; wife, Peggy Marie Petersen Woodruff. Counselors—John Ben Haws, 44, Church history professor, BYU; wife, Laura Favero Haws. John Byron Bingham, 44, professor and associate dean, Marriott School of Business, BYU; wife, Amy Eliza Pearce Bingham.

READING PENNSYLVANIA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Keith Brian Wills, 53, general manager, Freedom Auto Group; succeeding Brett S. Duersch; wife, Lynette Winter Wills. Counselors—Jason Roy Christensen, 45, chief operating officer, CHS Bethlehem Shared Services Center; wife, Jennifer Backman Christensen. Brian Richard Daems, 51, chief pilot, Leucadia Aviation Inc.; wife, Lisa Ann Lyon Daems.

RIVERTON UTAH COPPERVIEW STAKE (June 16, 2019): President—Stevan Lamar Bartlome, 55, contractor; succeeding Rodney L. Chugg; wife, Brenda Loy Park Bartlome. Counselors—Gary Oren Hansen, 62, director of purchasing, Granite School District, Canyons School District; wife, Meline Sona Soghanalian Hansen. David Allen Bracken, 39, product manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Trisha Forman Bracken.

SANTIAGO CHILE LOS ALERCES STAKE (June 2, 2019): President—Francisco Javier Bassay Bórquez, 38, manager, Hospital San José; succeeding Miguel A. Melo Becar; wife, Barbara Fabiola Ibañez Quiroz. Counselors—Mario Joaquin Morales Vasquez, 57, assistant de campo OYM, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Silvia del Carmen Albarran Tromo. Cesar Alejandro Oyanedel Bahamondes, 33, chief specialty, Coredue; wife, Sodedad Elizabeth Ruiz Araya.

SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SAN GERONIMO STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Orlando Castaños Francisco, 43, self-employed; succeeding Jhon Lopez Soriano; wife, Daveydi Santana Reyes. Counselors—Felix Eladio Peralta Balbuena, 41, commercial construction, Gerdau Metaldon; wife, Vanessa Esperanza Saint-Hilaire Carrasco. Alexander Reyes Reyes, 42, project supervisor, R.R.R. Construction; wife, Yngrid Giselle Valencio Manzanillo.

SOLDOTNA ALASKA STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Aaron Kenneth Swanson, 44, mortgage loan originator, Residential Mortgage; succeeding Oluf W. Hartvigson; wife, Darcy Del Souter Swanson. Counselors—Clifton Roy Peterson, 60, facility specialist, Kenai National Refuge; wife, Darla Marie Pease Peterson. Robert Norman Lewis Jr., 48, senior accountant, Kenai Peninsula College; wife, Marlene Kay Walther Lewis.

SUITLAND MARYLAND STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Derrick Leo Boyd, 39, owner, D.L. Boyd Inc.; succeeding Darren K. S. Sakai; wife, KamiAnne Knowlton Boyd. Counselors—Richard Nathaniel Bracey, 55, institute director; wife, Kimberly Ann Kraudy Bracey. Stacy Maughan Cheney, 51, senior attorney adviser, U.S. Department of Commerce; wife, Kelley Katheleen Seaver Cheney.

TAYLORSVILLE UTAH STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Jeffrey Lynn Gardner, 60, senior vice president of operations, EnergySolutions; succeeding Preston Wakefield; wife, Shirleen Bingham Gardner. Counselors—Sheldon Lawrence Seitz, 64, quality manager, Quality Distribution; wife, Sydney Lynn Nielson Seitz. Morris Kenny Pratt, 62, accountant; wife, Cherri Lynn Sumsion Pratt.

TEZIUTLÁN MEXICO STAKE (May 12, 2019): President—David Carrasco Diaz, 50, businessman; succeeding Edgar A. Perez; wife, Lilia Castañeda Vazquez. Counselors—José Fabian Rojas Fermin, 40, microbusinessman; wife, Alexis Romero Marquez. Nestor Sanchez Guzman, 43, teacher, SEP; wife, Ma Leodegaria Toral Martinez.

TOLEDO OHIO STAKE (May 19, 2019): President—Fritz William Griffiden, 43, vice president, Firefly Insurance Agency; succeeding Kenneth V. Eddington; wife, Rebecca Kristina Bonton Griffiden. Counselors—Jeffrey Allen Lake, 45, French teacher, Lake Local Schools; wife, Denise Jenelle Browne Lake. David Ray Luce, 45, applications engineer, Dana Inc.; wife, Susan Waldron Luce.

WAYNESBORO VIRGINIA STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Jason Aaron Papin, 43, professor, University of Virginia; succeeding Jeffry D. Waite; wife, Sarah Leanne Swaner Papin. Counselors—Michael Joseph Schill, 54, assistant professor of finance, University of California; wife, Mary Ann Homer Schill. Seth Ballantyne Stratford, 43, technology education teacher, Harrisonburg City Public Schools; wife, Megan Leigh Gardner Stratford.