New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in November 2019

Contributed By Church News Staff

  • 29 November 2019

Graphic by Deseret News.

New Stakes

A new stake has been created from the Birmingham Alabama and Madison Alabama stakes. The Gadsden Alabama Stake, which consists of the Locust Fork and Talladega branches and the Annistion, Attalla, Gadsden, Guntersville, Leeds, and Trussville wards, was created by Elder Vern P. Stanfill and Elder Peter M. Johnson, General Authority Seventies.

GADSDEN ALABAMA STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Jeffrey Albertino Cote, 56, retired; wife, Roxann Willamina Fellows Cote. Counselors—Duane Dickie Tippets, 66, orthopedic surgeon; wife, Lori Colleen Bills Tippets. Justin Ryan Shepherd, 46, director of national clinical services, Ergoscience; wife, Sarah Elizabeth Moffitt Shepherd.

A new stake has been created from the Maputo Mozambique Stake. The Matola Mozambique Stake, which consists of the Beluluane and Trevo branches and the Liberdade, Matola, Mozal, Ndlavela, and T-3 wards, was created by Elder S. Mark Palmer, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Artur J. Miranda, an Area Seventy.

MATOLA MOZAMBIQUE STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Jaime Ernesto Massango, 36, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Anita Pereira António Massango. Counselors—Salvador de Assunção Aires, 29, logistics supervisor, Ibos Moçambique Lda; wife, Edma Baptista Cardoso Mouzanha Aires. José Abreu Nhantumbo, 30, accountant, Moz Consultores; wife, Anita Pereira Massango.

A new stake has been created from the Ribeirão Preto Brazil West Stake. The Ribeirão Preto Brazil South Stake, which consists of the Bebedouro, Jaboticabal, Jardim Irajá, Parque Ribeirão Preto, and Vila Virgínia wards, was created by Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Mauricio G. Conzaga, an Area Seventy.

RIBEIRÃO PRETO BRAZIL SOUTH STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Ricardo Lopes de Mendonça, 47, teaching coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Sandra Maria Lopes Sampaio Mendonça. Counselors—Mateus Eduardo Vilela, 37, entrepreneur; wife, Talita Nunes da Silva. Yuri Rodrigues Lippi, 46, representative, Biolab Sanus; wife, Elis Ángela da Costa Lippi.

Reorganized Stakes

CHIMBOTE PERU SOUTH STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Miguel Ángel Márquez Velásquez, 42, administrative office employee, Ministry of the Interior; succeeding Segundo Gongora; wife, María Elena Cárdenas Jiménez. Counselors—José Luis Carranza Peláez, 42, self-employed; wife, Rosario Idalia Luna Neyra. Daniel Silva Elías, 38, environmental manager, APROFERRAL, S.A.; wife, Jessica Viviana Corcino Milla.

COQUIMBO CHILE STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Jorge Andrés Alvarez Aravena, 44, manager, Minera Olvecal; succeeding Luis A. Matamala Sepulveda; wife, Paola Gemma Olmedo Vera. Counselors—Silvestre Victor Hugo Maulen Pombet, 33, external plant technician, Cobra Chile S.A.; wife, Carla Patricia Herrera Soto. Fernando Javier Jofre Morales, 30, executive cash management, Credito e Inversiones Bank; wife, N. Nicole Paloma Huntado Perez.

ECTEPEC MEXICO STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Alan Armando Miranda Malpica, 54, freelance training counselor; succeeding Miguel A. Zamora Bustamante; wife, Blanca Patricia de Miranda Uribe. Counselors—Luis Pérez Rodriguez, 36, custodian, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Alma Sariah Perez Buenrostro. Luis Angel Mendoza Marquez, 42, operations director, Segullamm S.A. de C.V.; wife, Veronica Vilchis Rodriguez.

ELIZABETHTOWN KENTUCKY STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—James Brent Gledhill, 55, chief technology officer, Remote Care Partners, Vovidco, SipStorm/MessagePro; succeeding Kirk M. Chadwick; wife, Melanie Stauffer Gledhill. Counselors—Kelly Joseph Reesor, 56, manufacturing manager, LSC Communication; wife, Tammy Jean Gardner Reesor. Joel Paul Shoaf, 59, supply chain director, Fischbach USA Inc.; wife, Crystal Lynn Jenkins Shoaf.

FRESNO CALIFORNIA WEST STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Karter Christensen McKinlay, 42, president, McKinlay Enterprises Inc.; succeeding Reid H. Everett; wife, Lisa Ann Branca McKinlay. Counselors—John Scott Boswell, 43, dermatologist, physician, Boswell Dermatology; wife, Erin Lee Hickey Boswell. Michael Joseph Mitchell, 64, online instructor, BYU–Idaho; wife, Vicky Lynn Worden Mitchell.

LEON MEXICO STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—José Omar Velazquez Carmona, 41, OEM manager, Celanese Corp.; succeeding Sergio Alvarez Mondragón; wife, Misato Kuroda Velazquez. Counselors—Oscar Villanueva Hernandez, 44, self-employed businessman; wife, Alma Edites Sanchez Pattán. Francisco Javier Bravo Garza, 32, coordinator, Grupo Guiar; wife, Diana Romo Palomino.

LIBERIA COSTA RICA STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Erick David Espinoza Hernández, 42, music teacher; succeeding David J. Patey; wife, Lidia María Torres Rugama. Counselors—Gustavo Alberto Herrera Alvarado, 43, technical support, ICE; wife, Lorena Ninfa Cerda Guido. José Ignacio Rivera López, 29, administrator, Inversiones TB S.A.; wife, Concepción Antonia Parrales Guzman.

LILE FRANCE STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Marc Duez, 42, company director, Enjoy Group; succeeding Pierre Duez; wife, Elise Louise Gabrielle Degrave. Counselors—Jérémie Kimpe, high school teacher; wife, Audrey Gossuin. Alain Sigrist, 43, mobile nurse, self-employed; wife, Sara Rose-Marie Marthe Lemoine.

LODI CALIFORNIA STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Ronald Scott Means, 48, financial adviser, Summit Global Investments; succeeding Joseph G. Anderson; wife, Jill Patricia Murray Means. Counselors—Daniel Alan Sroufe, 61, vice president of operations, Pacific Coast Producers; wife, Teresa Jane Leavitt Sroufe. Jared Glen Critchfield, 38, assistant superintendent, business services, Amador County Public Schools; wife, Sarah Marie Wright Critchfield.

MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Benedito Laéricio Carlos Cossa, 39, head of sector, Banco Comercial e de Investimento; succeeding João Carlos da Costa Castanheira; wife, Nilva Gisela Rafael. Counselors—Justino Mendes Anselmo, 62, board adviser, Tecnil; wife, Cacilda André Zita Anselmo. Hélio Carlos Romão Tualufo, 34, CEO, Umbilla Mozambique; wife, Nelsa Arlete Heldon Tualufo.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA MAROONDAH STAKE (October 20, 2019): President—Grant Bruce Logie, 50, owner, director, Active Commercial Solutions; succeeding Damon Page; wife, Katherine May Berry Logie. Counselors—Adam Richard Berry, 45, general manager, Australia and New Zealand, DoTERRA; wife, Karelle Irene Davison Berry. David John Kerwin, 47, risk health and safety lead, Whitehorse City Council; wife, Peta Katherine Harvey Kerwin.

NITEROI BRAZIL STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Leonardo Luchetti Cortinhas, 35, supply technician, Petrobras; succeeding Celso José Candido de Menezes; wife, Tatiana de Oliveira Rodrigues. Counselors—Rodolfo Cesar de Souza Barcellos Bueno, 38, management and logistics instructor, FIRJAN SENAI; wife, Angélica Viana Benites. Marcello Damaceno Santos, 37, coordinator, Log-in Logistica; wife, Cristiane Simas Bandeira Sudré.

QUITO ECUADOR STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Enrique Fernando Yelastegui Fonseca, 49, chef, owner, Restaurante Natural; succeeding Dario F. Aguilera; wife, Maria Cristina Paez Eguez. Counselors—Williams Rolando Enriquez Bustos, 55, president, Enesta; wife, Tania Yolanda Jaramillo Astudillo. David Enrique Ortega Ruiz, 33, technical field report, KOPIA; wife, Elsa Janeth Mora Simbana.

RIBEIRÃO PRETO WEST STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Leônidas Firmo Lima Jr., 44, commercial representative, Soquímica/Roche; succeeding Leandro Cesar Pires; wife, Lima Lysandra Gomes. Counselors—Maurilio Moraes, 60, court stenographer, Court of Justice–SP; wife, Sônia Maria da Silva. Ricardo Macêdo Enout, 30, commercial manager, UMSAT; wife, Milissa Justiniano Enout.

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Flavio Valladão Ferreira, 34, cybersecurity manager, EY; succeeding Marcio Deleprani; wife, Marcia dos Santos Garcia. Counselors—Carlos Henrique Nunes Muniz, 55, sub-official, Brazilian Navy; wife, Maria Margareth Figueiredo. Gutenberg de Oliveira, 32, executive, Beblue Cashback; wife, Marcela Aparecida Rodrigues Cardoso.

SALT LAKE MARRIED STUDENT STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Jeffery M. Crosland, 63, president, CEO, Utah Construction Personnel; succeeding R. Pepper Murray; wife, Bonnie Celeste Peterson Crosland. Counselors—Tad A. Morley, 62, executive director, University of Utah Health; wife, Annette Corbridge Morley. Jeffrey Wayne Wadsworth, 57, consultant, FranklinCovey; wife, Kathryn Alison Dahlstrom Wadsworth.

SOROCABA BRAZIL BARCELONA STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Marcelo Boaventura, 43, business manager, BNP Paribas Cardif; succeeding José Roberto Nunes Vieira; wife, Taise Jarcovis Boaventura. Counselors—Anderson Magalhães Gerardi, 41, MKT manager, Callflex; wife, Rosemeire Nunes Vieira Gerardi. Alan Salvador Cardozo Gregório, 35, logistics manager, Socoplast; wife, Amanda Fátima de Oliveira Pinheiro Gregório.

TAICHUNG TAIWAN EAST STAKE (September 22, 2019): President—Kou Chien Lo, 47, principal and financial consultant, Jing Cheng Management Consulting Company; succeeding Chih Hsun Chang; wife, Hui Tzu Ni. Counselors—Chih Yan Li, 41, software engineer; wife, Ching Yi Lai. Bang-Jian Liu, 38, Asia Area family history manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Chiao-Yi Lin.

WENATCHEE WASHINGTON STAKE (October 13, 2019): President—Brandon J. Child, 43, podiatrist, Confluence Health; succeeding Patrick A. Bucknum; wife, Emily Anne Dickson Child. Counselors—Thomas Edwin Merrill, 47, orthodontist, Merrill Orthodontics; wife, Elisabeth Courtright Merrill. David Scott Burnett, 61, orchardist; wife, Cynthia Rae Fromm Burnett.

WOODS CROSS UTAH NORTH STAKE (September 29, 2019): President—Richard Scott Hawley, 52, project manager, Symphony Homes; succeeding Blaine H. Hill; wife, Stephanie Suzanne Schreiber Hawley. Counselors—Michael Robert Anderson, 54, IT director, NPS; wife, Sandra Warner Anderson. Shon Scot Feller, 36, school administrator, Davis School District; wife, Vinnie Dawn Beazer Feller.