New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in September 2018

  • 4 October 2018

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the A Coruña Spain District. The A Coruña Spain Stake, which consists of the El Ferrol, Gijón, La Coruña, León, Lugo, Orense, Oviedo, Ponferrada, Pontevedra, Santiago de Compstela, and Vigo branches, was created by Elder Paul V. Johnson, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Saulo G. Franco, an Area Seventy.

A CORUÑA SPAIN STAKE (August 5, 2018): President—Juan Carlos Aguado Garcia, 51, mathematics professor; wife, Maria Rosa Sanchez Lorenzo. Counselors—David Amado Pazos, 41, senior consultant, VSM Systems; wife, Adriana Mariela Cantillo Vaccarino. Daniel Horasco Pan Suarez, 50, technician, Rilo Maquinaria; wife, Maria Paula Scoresello Cisne Ros.

A new stake has been created from the San Antonio Philippines District. The San Antonio Philippines Stake, which consists of the San Antonio and San Narciso branches and the Cabangan, Castillejos, San Felipe, and San Marcelino wards, was created by Elder Evan A. Schmutz, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Aretemio C. Maligon, an Area Seventy.

LIMA PERU TORRE BLANCA STAKE (July 1, 2018): President—José Alfredo Jiménez Flores, 46, sales employee, Rasmin SAC; wife, Patricia Fernanda Apaestique García. Counselors—Juan Ysaú Cubas Villafuerte, 53, police officer; wife, Carmen Ballasco Molina. José Absalon Quevedo Flores, 32, international business executive, ADEX; wife, Leanne Keele Machado Campos.

A new stake has been created from the Port Harcourt Nigeria North and Port Harcourt Nigeria West stakes. The Port Harcourt Nigeria Choba Stake, which consists of the Rumuji Branch and the Choba 1st, Choba 2nd, Emohua, Isiodu, Ogbogoro and Omoku wards, was created by Elder Terrence M. Vinson, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Okechukwu I. Imo, an Area Seventy.

PORT HARCOURT NIGERIA CHOBA STAKE (July 8, 2018): President—Sancho Nwobuisi Chukwu, 53, wages officer, PGH LTD; wife, Victoria Chizia Chukwu. Counselors—Amanze Smart Umesi, 51, school supervisor, Rivers State Universal Education; wife, Esther Johnson Umesi. Diabo Ugochukwu Chori Obasi, 33, civil engineer, Dunic Engineering; wife, Mercy Chika Samuel Digbo Chori.

SAN ANTONIO PHILIPPINES STAKE (August 5, 2018): President—Salvador Sales Soquila, 44, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine dean, President Ramon Magsaysay State University; wife, Gerrily Penña Navarro Soquila. Counselors—Dionisio Ygerubay Evangelista, 54, teacher and librarian; wife, Aralyn Garcia Amistoso Evangelista. Jesus T. Dela Cruz Jr., 52, self-employed; wife, Dana Vanessa M. Dela Cruz.

A new stake has been created from the Winneba Ghana Stake. The Swedru Ghana Stake, which consists of the Aboso, Asikuma, Breman, Odoben 2nd, Swedru 4th, and Swedru 5th branches and the Odoben 1st, Swedru 1st, Swedru 2nd, and Swedru 3rd wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Anthony Quaisie, an Area Seventy.

SWEDRU GHANA STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Amos Wallace, 39, teacher; wife, Grace Otema Wallace. Counselors—Maxwell Acheampong, 40, lecturer; wife, Abigail Agyeiwaa Acheampong. Samuel A. Taylor, 33, religion and history teacher; wife, Afriyie Boakye Beatrice Taylor.

A new stake has been created from the Tolosa Philippines District. The Tolosa Philippines Stake, which consists of the Anibong Julita, Luneta La Paz, Mayorga, and San Roque branches and the Abuyong, Burauen, Canmogsay, Dagami, Dulag, and Tolosa wards, was created by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Ryan V. Pagaduan, an Area

TOLOSA PHILPPINES STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Bryan Michael T. Villegas, 43, project manager; wife, Diana Lopee Capanera Villegas. Counselors—Jess D. Bulanon, 31, teacher; wife, Joy Ann Ocard Villarmino. Mario P. Ellazar, 33, foreman; wife, Mary Chille Devaras Cobacha.

A new stake has been created from the Lima Peru Puente Piedra and Lima Peru Santa Isabel stakes. The Lima Peru Torre Blanca Stake, which consists of the El Progreso, Industrial, Los Angeles, Nueva América, San Pedro de Carabayllo and Torre Blanca wards, was created by Elder Carlos A. Godoy, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Juan C. Pozo, an Area Seventy.

Reorganized stakes

CÁRDENAS MEXICO STAKE (July 13, 2018): President—Leonardo Eneas Olan Arias, 42, doctor; succeeding Martin E. Zapata; wife, Celeste Hoyas Peral. Counselors—Hector Olivares Tapia, 51, department head, Colegio Sperior de Agricultura Tropical C.P.; wife, Verónica Margarita Guerrero León. Abraham Rodriguez Flores, 34, insurance salesman; wife, Sarahi Rosales Flores Luz.

FORT HERRIMAN UTAH STAKE (August 5, 2018): President—Paul Robert Schwitzer, 43, district manager of sales, Berlin Packaging; succeeding Matthew L. Robinson; wife, Kara Lynn Berrett Schwitzer. Counselors—Sean Michael Tanner, 45, compliance officer, First Electronic Bank; wife, Ashley Marble Tanner. Michael Paul Mangelson, 40, Church product manager; wife, Cristy Marie Peterson Mangelson.

IKOT AKPATEK NIGERIA STAKE (July 1, 2018): President—Rex Akpan Uko, 50, general manager, Seamate Protective Services LTD; succeeding Daniel Samuel I. Ikpeti; wife, Christiana John Akpan. counselors—Joseph Akpan Davies, 55, helper, Silverball; wife, Jannet Davies. Abraham Alphonsus Ikpe, 40, heavy duty mechanic; wife, Esther Abraham Ikpe.

MANCHESTER ENGLAND STAKE (August 5, 2018): President—Matthew James Evans, 44, financial global processor, Rolls-Royce; succeeding Daniel A. Liptrott; wife, Emma Christine Weatherall Evans. Counselors—Simon Keith Viner, 47, acountant; wife, Marie Ellen Holland Viner. Aydin John Arabacioglu, 38, commercial director, Fingertip Solutions; wife, Rachael Kathryn Pilkington Arabacioglu.

MESA ARIZONA EAST STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Cory Paul Ellsworth, 58, biographer; succeeding Michael J. Toone; wife, Amy Lynn Bowden. Counselors—Michael Dwayne Petramalo, 58, institute director; wife, Ruth Ann Ray Petramalo. Paul Hendrik Pothier, 51, co-owner, Smith Steel Works; wife, Angela Diane Smith Pothier.

NORTH OGDEN UTAH COLDWATER STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Cameron McKay Ryan, 50, commercial sales manager, Stoker Parson; succeeding Paul A. Mackley; wife, Carolann Schiffman Ryan. Counselors—Mark Bullock Malan, 57, logistics specialist, Rocky Mountain Power; wife, Allyn Kayleen Newell Malan. Stephen Lawrence Hall, 55, CES teacher; wife, Heidi Gift Hall.

PRINCE GEORGE BRITISH COLUMBIA STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—David Reed Coleman, 63, director of education, Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia; succeeding Eugene K. Marks; wife, Laurel Patrice Robinson Coleman. Counselors—Gerold Lee Arnold, 62, self-employed; wife, Maureen Elana Arnold. Hugh Brock Campbell, 56, forest technologist, Boreal Enterprises; wife, Sandra Leah Campbell.

SALT LAKE HUNTER EAST STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Adriel Burkholder, 46, owner and partner, MyDBSolutions; succeeding Daniel J. Isaac; wife, Deborah Brown Burkholder. Counselors—Douglas G. Harris, 59, systems engineer, Northrop Gurmman; wife, Colleen Louise Lane Harris. Darrell Quintin Best, 65, owner and general contractor, Best Brothers Construction; wife, Kim Marlene Williams Best.

SANDY UTAH WEST STAKE (August 12, 2018): President—Steven Lee McCleary, 49, assistant facilities coordinator, Canyons School District; succeeding Tracy S. Cowdell; wife, Jamie Leigh Young McCleary. Counselors—David Tyson Welling, 42, regional manager, Stryker; wife, Kristen Marie Manning Welling. Christopher Joel Ashby, 44, president and CEO, Rockwell Properties; wife, Katli Ogden Ashby.