New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in September 2019

    • 1 October 2019

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    New Stakes

    A new stake has been created from the Lima Philippines Stake. The Batangas Philippines Stake, which consists of the Iban Branch and the Batangas First, Batangas Second, Bauan, Rosario, and San Jose Batangas wards, was created by Elder Evan A. Schmutz, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Jairus C. Perez, an Area Seventy.

    BATANGAS PHILIPPINES STAKE (June 9, 2019): President—Jon Patrick Reyes, 35, creative director, Pixel 8; wife, Calixta Clarice Atienza Reyes. Counselors—Joselito Albay Dolot, 39, professor, LPU-Batangas; wife, Elvira Acaylar Sagapsapan. Roy V. Joves, 50, self-employed; wife, Edna Litan Ilagan.

    A new stake has been created from the Ibague Colombia District. The Ibague Colombia Stake, which consists of the Melgar Branch and the Campiña, Chicoral, Girardot, Montealegre, and Piedra Pintada wards, was created by Elder Mathias Held, General Authority Seventy, and Elder John Gallego, an Area Seventy.

    IBAGUE COLOMBIA STAKE (August 4, 2019): President—Edwin Hernando Castro Cervera, 41, manager of instruments, SENA Regional Tolima; wife, Maria Fernanda Conde Tafur. Counselors—Javier Antonio Duarte Rodriguez, 36, tourism adviser, Your Travel Agency; wife, Yasmin Vargas Rendon. Mario Antonio Castrillon, 47, self-employed; wife, Yveth Alexandria Santos Valencia.

    A new stake has been created from the Lima Peru El Olivar and Lima Peru Los Olivos Stakes. The Lima Peru Naranjal Stake, which consists of the Canta Callao, Huandoy, Los Próceres, Márquez, Naranjal, and Oquendo wards, was created by Elder Mathias Held, General Authority Seventy, and Elder David A. Benalcázer, an Area Seventy.

    LIMA PERU NARANJAL STAKE (June 30, 2019): President—Elvis Omar Vilchez Silva, 39, business inspector, Eulen Accionda; wife, Claudia Esther Huamani Flores. Counselors—Anthony Henry Ponte Riveros, 28, financial planner, Banco de Crédito del Perú; wife, Milagros Antaurco Altamirano. Ivan Luis Garcia Chavez, 55, administrator, Servihogar; wife, Rossana del Pilar Arana Pinedo.

    A new stake has been created from the Veracruz Mexico and Veracruz Mexico Villa Rica stakes. The Veracruz Mexico Puerto Stake, which consists of the Altamirano, Buenavista, Constituyentes, Libertad, Reserva, and Tecnológico wards, was created by Elder Rafael E. Pino, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Helaman Montejo, an Area Seventy.

    VERACRUZ MEXICO PUERTO STAKE (August 4, 2019): President—Sergio Sandoval Momox, 49, metallurgy process technician; wife, Elizabeth Amador Pacheco. Counselors—Miguel Angel Lopez Lagos, 43, professor, S.E.P.; wife, Rojangela Gonzalez Gomez. Alejandro Molina Gallardo, 37, haulage contractor; wife, Magnolia Concepcion Esparde Rojas.

    A new stake has been created from the Iba Philippines District. The Iba Philippines Stake, which consists of the Bulawen Branch and the Botolan, Iba, Liozon, Palauig, and San Agustin wards, was created by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Carlos Revillo Jr., an Area Seventy.

    IBA PHILIPPINES STAKE (September 1, 2019): President—Ricardo Fabros Torio Jr., 37, vice president for academics, MACSAT; wife, Erby Versoza Bautista Torio. Counselors—Luvie Dizon Jaramillo Jr., 33, self-employed; wife, Christel Grace Jaring Cayanan. Arabello Fajardo del Rosario, financial adviser, Sunlife Philippines; wife, Shyr Barroga Trigo.

    A new stake has been created from the Winneba Ghana District. The Winneba Ghana Stake, which consists of the Apam and Awutu Breku branches and the Ansaful, Buduburam First, Buduburam Second, Kojo Bedu, Winneba First, and Winneba Second wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Isaac K. Morrison, an Area Seventy.

    WINNEBA GHANA STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Alexander Tandoh, 48, self-reliance manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Phyllis Morrison Tandoh. Counselors—Clarence Nii Ayitey Nelson, 32, manager, Adinelson Ltd.; wife, Faustina Boatemaa Yeboah Nelson. Kofi Nyan Amoako, 33, assistant director, Ghana Make A Difference; wife, Gloria Asabea Nyarko Amoako.

    Reorganized Stakes

    ABILENE TEXAS STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Cavin Ray Hill, 51, president, Texas Aerospace; succeeding Gordon D. Warren; wife, Stephanie Ann Thorsted Hill. Counselors—Tommie Wade Farrell, 48, medical doctor, hospice and palliative medicine, Hendrick Physician Network; wife, Karen Renee Williams Farrell. Rhett Kasey Lohman, 43, general surgeon, Hendrick Medical Center; wife, Dora Diane Dotson Lohman.

    BENNION UTAH EAST STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—David Lynn McKinnon, 58, owner, Big Valley Marketing; succeeding Cole F. Lundquist; wife, Leslee Russell McKinnon. Counselors—Fabian Antonio Zullo, 48, construction manager, West Valley City; wife, Amy Jo Bennion Zullo. Steven Milton Thackeray, 51, OB/GYN physician, Cottonwood OB/GYN; wife, Janet Lyn Ferguson Thackeray.

    BIRIGUI BRAZIL STAKE (August 4, 2019): President—Roberto Antonio dos Santos, 56, store owner; succeeding Rodrigo E. Cruz; wife, Valdete Ferreira. Counselors—Rogerio Cassero, 36, maintenance supervisor, Kidy Birigui Shoes; wife, Vivian Silva Dias Fume. Robson Rodrigues Bailão, 34, self-employed architect; wife, Andressa Tatiana Vieira Bailão.

    BOUNTIFUL UTAH STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Jared Bruce Larson, 46, assistant secretary to the Presiding Bishopric; succeeding Russell V. Peters; wife, Tracy Clark Larson. Counselors—Richard Willis Baker, 54, business process analyst, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Maria Amelia Hazakis Baker. Richard Dell Stewart, 42, consultant, GBS Benefits, Inc.; wife, Marianne Schlofman Stewart.

    CAMPINAS BRAZIL STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Cleber Tikara Muramatsu, 41, chief executive, Toyota of Brazil; succeeding Wilson K. Takahi; wife, Fabricia Orfila Ikeda Muramatsu. Counselors—Atilio Andrade Jr., 54, director, Franklin Covey; wife Regiane Aparecida Paiva Andrade. Anderson de Oliveira, 38, senior logistics analyst, AGCO; wife, Joélci Zanin de Andrade Oliveira.

    CHOLUTECA HONDURAS PORVENIR STAKE (March 17, 2019): President—Javier Antonio Romero Escalante, 53, owner, Aguasistemas Inv.; succeeding Levi B. Rivera Espinal; wife, Rosa Iris Huete Romero. Counselors—Edwin Raúl Ferman Zelaya, 59, small business owner; wife, Digna Suyapa Romero Ferman. Edwin Omar Alvarado Zelaya, 52, owner, Bodeguita Zelaya; wife, Socorro Amparo López Alvarado.

    DALOA IVORY COAST STAKE (July 7, 2019): President—Cyr Magloire Diaye, 55, human resources manager, Ivorian Group of Tropical Forests; succeeding Georges Grah; wife, Pieyri Carine Marinette Kei. Counselors—Dagnide Didier Bokossa, 40, self-employed, building construction; wife, Bohi Lou Goure Therese Gohi. Yao Anatole Konan, 46, electric technician, SODECI; wife, Aya Leocadie Kouadio.

    EAGLE RIVER ALASKA STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Kevin Jared Parks, 43, dentist, Alaska Dental Care; succeeding Michael B. Chadwick; wife, Tiffany Kay Dunn Parks. Counselors—Thomas Lee Blackley Jr., 52, supervisor of network operations, Alaska USA FCU; wife, Julie Ann Graham Blackley. Todd William Teeples, 47, finance supervisor, ConocoPhillips; wife, Stefani Gwilliam Teeples.

    FORT WORTH TEXAS STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Brandon Curtis Ellison, 39, corporate counsel, GM Financial; succeeding Kevin D. Rhodes; wife, Stacy Lee Christensen Ellison. Counselors—Brian Gilbert Gutierrez, 56, vice chancellor for finance and administration, Texas Christian University; wife, Angela Gwen Horton Gutierrez. Joseph Carlyle Milne, 59, orthopedic surgeon, Texas Health Care Bone & Joint; wife, Ann Kathleen Nance Milne.

    GAINSVILLE FLORIDA STAKE (June 30, 2019): President—Jason Paul Nance, 47, associate dean for academic affairs, professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law; succeeding R. Randal Graham; wife, Julie Ann Laudie Nance. Counselors—Jonathan Robert Pritt, 42, orthopedic surgeon, The Orthopedic Institute; wife, Lindsay Heidi Schepman Pritt. Jared John Tanner, 39, assistant professor, University of Florida; wife, Kristi Leigh Grant Tanner.

    GLASGOW SCOTLAND STAKE (September 1, 2019): President—Jared Peter Hornby Smith, 39, head of pricing development, Direct Line Group; succeeding David J. Forsyth; wife, Joanne Lorna Black Smith. Counselors—James Spencer Grant Munro, 37, team leader of housing operations, West Dubartonshire Council; wife, Rhona Muirhead Kirk Munro. Dean Edward Black, 48, administration officer, Department for Work and Pensions; wife, Dawna Macdonald Black.

    HELENA MONTANA STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Bret Randle Romney, 54, president, Ascend Strategies, Inc.; succeeding Brandon M. Steinagel; wife, Donna Bingham Romney. Counselors—James Blake Stanger, 58, owner and president, Helena Motors; wife, Sue Ann Shelby Stanger. Cory Lee Davis, 49, business owner; wife, Nancy Ellen Hensley Davis.

    IQUITOS PERU STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Vidal Vega Llatas, 52, manager, Eternity Novias; succeeding Luis F. Sierra; wife, Rosa Maria Fajardo Sinti. Counselors—Cesar Valdivia Aro, 31, insurance agent, MAFRE; wife, Sammy Vanessa Valles Chasnamote. Daniel Wong Rojas Guido, 34, administrative assistant, Public Ministry; wife, Anthonella Jiuliana Aguilar Greenwich de Wong.

    JOÃO PESSOA BRAZIL RANGEL STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—José Alexandre Vieira de Freitas, 43, commercial representative, Africa Rep; succeeding Fabricio Costa dos Santos; wife, Karla Vanessa Diniz de Albuquerque Vieira. Counselors—Fabio Costa dos Santos, 34, institute director, Seminaries and Institutes; wife, Vanessa Nathalie Teixeira Lopes dos Santos. Gustavo do Nascimento Beserra, 36, stocker, Shalon-Construction Materials; wife, Erika Rodrigues de Andrade.

    JOPLIN MISSOURI STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Jared Reed Young, 33, president and CEO, Employer Advantage; succeeding Gary W. Pulsipher; wife, Christine Mortensen Young. Counselors—Derick Forrest Tillman, 46, physical therapist, Cox Health At Home; wife, Stephanie Leanne Kohler Tillman. Joseph Kirk Sheppard, 37, physician; wife, Alyson Jo Lund Sheppard.

    KIMBERLEY IDAHO STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—James Morgan Coombs, 45, ophthalmologist; succeeding Keith R. Hardy; wife, Lori Lungskog Coombs. Counselors—Trevor Y. Satterfield, 41, owner, Physician Center, PLLC; wife, Carolyn Mead Satterfield. Brent Alan Funk, 57, farmer; wife, Chalet Robins Funk.

    LAIE HAWAII STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—Steven Douglas Imaikalani Nawahine, 50, CEO, Pacific Health Care; succeeding Aaron M. Shumway; wife, Lyla Hauoli Kaawa Nawahine. Counselors—Kealii Jon Leighton Haverly, 44, senior director of global sales, Polynesian Cultural Center; wife, Jennifer Kahokuahiahi Soon Haverly. Daniel James Bradshaw, 45, professor of music, BYU-Hawaii; wife, Emily Durham Bradshaw.

    LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA STAKE (September 15, 2019): President—Bradley Craig Smith, 58, president, Ferotec Friction Inc.; succeeding Conrad H. Knudson; wife, Sherry Clark Smith. Counselors—Allen Forrest Zerbe Jr., 59, technician, Kauffman Gas; wife, Michele Lanette McLaughlin Zerbe. Byron Lee Wilson, 62, vice president, Omni Land Settlement Corporation; wife, Jenny Lynn Byrnes Wilson.

    LAS VEGAS NEVADA PARADISE STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—John Paul Michaelson, 48, president, lawyer, Michaelson & Associates; succeeding Glenn R. Warren; wife, Regina Wray Michaelson. Counselors—Riley Wayn Polson, 45, IT system administrator, Henderson Chevrolet; wife, Lisa Marie Blad Polson. John Wade Faught, 43, insurance adjuster; wife, Amy Annette Melton Faught.

    LIBERTY PARK NEW JERSEY STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Juan Carlos Almeida Jara, 43, relationship manager, Bank of America; succeeding Michael L. Scheel; wife, Carole Nane Saldana Almeida Robles. Counselors—David Gubbay, 32, CEO, BCS Inc.; wife, Alexandra Crook Gubbay. Emil Roldan Ciliezar, 44, buyer, Permasteelisa North America; wife, Julia Josefa Rodriguez Rodriguez Ciliezar Dubon.

    LOGAN UTAH SOUTH STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Max Allan Cooley, 54, director of engineering, United States Air Force; succeeding V. Lynn Hobbs; wife, Kristie Dawn Christensen Cooley. Counselors—Randall Allen Craner, 48, paramedic captain, city of Logan; wife, Mary Ann Pearson Craner. Douglas Scott Hart, 38, teacher and coach, Cache County School District; wife, Stephanie Lynn Hurst Hart.

    LOS MOCHIS MEXICO STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—Isaias Quevedo Rubio, 52, self-employed; succeeding Othoniel Bojorquez Bernal; wife, Eva Yadira Espinoza Torres. Counselors—Irving Binnet Herrera Hidalgo, 36, high school teacher, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa; wife, Claudia Cristina Ruiz Valdez. José Manuel Figueroa Mora, 41, middle school principal, SEP; wife, Mirtha Janeth Espinoza Torres.

    MAKELEKELE REPUBLIC OF CONGO STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—Jean Cyr Mayala, 61, baker; succeeding Albert Yengo; wife, Corantine Loumpangou. Counselors—Augustin Nkondani, 69, secondary education inspector, M Enseignement; wife, Pauline Bazieta. Rodia Kihanchel Bahonda, 39, assistant facilities manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Fane Bruny Kiyindou.

    MANAGUA NICARAGUA STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Freddy Alberto Castillo Rodriguez, manager, Agrocenter; succeeding Harvey L. Sobalvarro Cruz; wife, Reyna Tamara Vanegas. Counselors—Eduardo Santiago Jiménez García, 41, employee, Cargill; wife, Emilia Maria López García. Mauricio Javier Nicaragua González, 31, owner, Soluciones Tecnológicas Profesionales; wife, Hazel del Carmen Gaitán Ruíz.

    MARIETTA GEORGIA EAST STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Rodney Elmer Roberts, 48, vice president of human resources, Emerson Electric; succeeding C. Watson Nichols; wife, Alison Renae Ward Roberts. Counselors—John Curtis King, 55, technical lead, Lockheed Martin; wife, LuAnn Marie Miller King. David William Schwieger Jr., 46, service manager, Rollins Inc.; wife, Lora Christine Olliff Schwieger.

    MARÍLIA BRAZIL STAKE (August 4, 2019): President—Danilo Alexandre Francisco Vieira, 33, educational coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Ailton dos Reis Borges; wife, Karina Rabelo Ogasawara. Counselors—Francisco Robson Rodrigues Silva, 36, attorney; wife, Emili de Luccas Coro Silva. Charles de Oliveira, 42, director of billing, Marília city hall; wife, Eullin de Luccas Coxo Oliveira.

    MERIDA MEXICO LARKIN STAKE (September 1, 2019): President—Neftali Peña Rodrigues, 40, tech support programmer, Office of Rural Development; succeeding Larry D. Balam Traconis; wife, Angelina Isabel Pech Merida. Counselors—Gazelem Cetina Chiu, 40, contractor; wife, Anahi Lissette Rodriguez Elizondo. Javier Francisco Pech Aké, 43, administrative accountant, Amerijet International Inc.; wife, Monica Dinori Dorantes Baez.

    MEXICO CITY CUAUTITLAN STAKE (June 30, 2019): President—Luis Fernando Torres Ledesma, 45, property manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Samuel Franco; wife, Leticia Quintero Torres. Counselors—Roberto Alejandro Rivera Bermeo, 57, attorney, Attorney General’s Office; wife, Avila Ramirez Guadalupe. Mario Elias Moreno Gomez, 36, legal coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Astrid Kanter Aguilar.

    MEXICO CITY TLAHUAC STAKE (September 1, 2019): President—Alberto Castro Luna, 40, odontologist; succeeding Leonel Moreno Garcia; wife, Xochiquetzal Madrigal Ortiz. Counselors—Ismael Canela Granados, 33, account executive, LoJack Mexicana; wife, Alejandra Garcia Guzman. Luiz Eduardo Gonzalez Zelaya, 29, financial operations coordinator, World Fuel Services; wife, Eva Veronica Adan Escorza.

    MOGI MIRIM BRAZIL STAKE (August 4, 2019): President—Rafael Jorge de Moraes, 39, businessman, Rafael Padua Imóveis; succeeding Roque Canduço; wife, Milene Giuzuio Moda Moraes. Counselors—Faria Dirceu Jr., 45, auto production employee, FormaBase; wife, Sônia Ferreira da Silva. Wagner Luiz Bertazzo, 38, commercial pilot, Azul Linhas Aéreas; wife, Michele Medeiros de Barros.

    MONROE UTAH STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Darren Loren Obray, 44, registered nurse, Sevier Valley Hospital; succeeding Brian R. Barton; wife, Haley Wasden Obray. Counselors—Gregory Clark Abbott, 62, entomologist, USDA-APHIS-PPQ; wife, Elizabeth Thelma Hill Abbott. Cory Ralph Sorensen, 44, producer, co-owner, Sorensen-Leavitt Insurance Agency; wife, Kamie Karyl Porter Sorensen.

    MURRAY UTAH WEST STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Jeffrey Dean Jorgensen, 38, director of operations, Xima Software; succeeding Duane M. Jess; wife, Tara Carpenter Jorgensen. Counselors—David Gary Le Cheminant, 67, field sales consultant, Henry Schein Dental; wife, Jeanine Marie Hyatt Le Cheminant. Mark Duffin Ogden, 43, technical director, ConvergeOne; wife, Desirae Fowlks Ogden.

    PRESTON IDAHO NORTH STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Richard Charles Swainston, 54, engineering manager, Trails West Manufacturing; succeeding L. Dax Keller; wife, Jennifer Merritt Swainston. Counselors—Brandon Louis Stephenson, 42, seminary principal, instructor; wife, Michelle Balls Stephenson. Lucas Emery Mumford, 42, seminary principal, teacher; wife, Katie June Reading Mumford.

    ROME ITALY WEST STAKE (September 1, 2019): President—Daniele Poli, 38, translator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; succeeding Piero P. Sonaglia; wife, Nausica Marchesini Poli. Counselors—Gary Vincent Trimble, 42, supervisory contract specialist, U.S. Navy; wife, Rebecca Lynn Anderson Trimble. Gian Luca Murgia, 45, administrator, Consulente; wife, Chessa Giorgia.

    SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Robert Staffan Turley, 40, asset allocation and portfolio strategy manager, Dodge & Cox; succeeding David R. Garfield; wife, Brittany Lott Turley. Counselors—Jeremy Joseph Hunt, 42, institute director at UC Berkeley and coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; wife, Nancy Margaret Dillender Hunt. Ajay Clark Whittemore, 40, partner, Rimon PC; wife, Angela Ora Atkinson Whittemore.

    SANTA CLARA UTAH STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Lincoln Dyreng Nadauld, 43, chief of precision health, Intermountain Healthcare; succeeding Daniel K. Frei; wife, Lindsay Ann Jones Nadauld. Counselors—Chad William Parker, 49, owner and president, Parker Advisory Group, Inc.; wife, Michelle Ritchie Parker. Lance Mark Rigby, 45, business owner; wife, Ambery Lynn Jenkins Rigby.

    SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VILLA MELLA STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Fadel Miguel Santana Ramirez, 47, IT manager, Banco Cofaci; succeeding Loshan A. Abreu de la Cruz; wife, Ysabel Encarnación Peña. Counselors—Edwin Miguel Pérez Nivar, 32, specialist, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Rosario Llenis Familia. Ernesto Castillo Rojas, 57, manager, Coop Eclof; wife, María A. Perdomo.

    SASKATOON SASKATCHEWAN STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—Kevin Jon Marvin Ledding, 42, physician; succeeding Douglas W. Robertson; wife, Amy Jean Watson Ledding. Counselors—Erik Lehi Michael, executive director, Correctional Service Canada; wife, Corinne Elizabeth Mills Michael. Kirt James Prete, 48, president, Quarterback Consulting Inc.; wife, Terri-Sue Louise Thompson Prete.

    SOUTH JORDAN UTAH HIGHLAND STAKE (September 8, 2019): President—Nathan John Evershed, 41, attorney, Nelson Jones, PLLC; succeeding Curt D. Dial; wife, Emily Smedley Evershed. Counselors—Lucas Rex Bruner, 44, product manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Jana Williams Bruner. Raymond William Stock, 61, owner and developer, Terra Sana/Bactifeed; wife, Mary Catherine Cole Stock.

    SPRINGVILLE UTAH DRY CREEK STAKE (August 11, 2019): President—John Charles Pennington Jr., 41, equipment manager, Sunroc Corporation; succeeding Park R. Clifford; wife, Jennifer Diane Trask Pennington. Counselors—William Edward Porter, 73, education paraprofessional, Reagan Academy; wife, Janet Yvonne Heard Porter. Byran Baird Korth, 50, professor, Brigham Young University; wife, Sheia Lynn Turner Korth.

    TOKYO JAPAN SOUTH STAKE (ENGLISH): (August 11, 2019): President—Justin George Cook, 48, partner and chief operating officer, PwC Japan; succeeding Shane J. Hunt; wife, April Carmen Richards Cook. Counselors—Jerome Alan Weddle, 48, foreign service officer, U.S. Department of State; wife, Nancy Rebecca Marple Weddle. Nathan Noble Frost, 46, secretary, U.S.-Japan Joint Committee, United States Forces; wife, Elizabeth Olsen Frost.

    TRUJILLO PERU PORVENIR STAKE (July 21, 2019): President—Adelson Fidel Quispe Alvrez, 49, teacher, Ministry of Education; succeeding Rocky A. Cisneros; wife, Sandra Karin Chavez Diaz. Counselors—Juan Alberto Araujo Rocha, 55, electrical technician; wife, Luz Mery Navarrete de la Cruz. Juan Carlos Ortecho Varas, 45, teacher; wife, Ana Maria Barros Ruiz.

    UBERLÂNDIA BRAZIL STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—Epaminondas Vilchez Gonçalves, 38, businessman, Cervantes Cements; succeeding Rui C. Ribeiro; wife, Mariana da Silva Matos Suza. Counselors—Luiz Guilherme Kretly, 36, businessman, Like English Club; wife, Camila Carvalho Canavieira Kretly. Jeferson Tominaga, 46, administrator, MN Accounting; wife, Sylvana Rodrigues da Silva Tominaga.

    UPOLU SAMOA TAFUAUPOLU STAKE (September 1, 2019): President—Ropeti M. Tiafau, 67, dental therapist; succeeding Farani A. Loto; wife, Taavale Tiafau. Counselors—Samuelu Risati Seleué, 60, teacher, LDS Church College Pesega; wife, Segilama Mava Seleué. Tauati Lutelu, 46, electrical overseer, Electric Power Corporation; wife, Anasitasia Afelé.

    VENTURA CALIFORNIA STAKE (August 18, 2019): President—Eric Michael Andreasen, 38, Church facilities manager; succeeding Randy J. Clark; wife, Megan Holbrook Andreasen. Counselors—Judson Theodore Cook, 59, chief financial officer, Triton Environmental and Restoration, Inc., president, Renegade Rental Center, Inc.; wife, Suzette Holley Cook. Jared Taylor Lee, 40, orthodontist; wife, Deborah Lynn Lee.

    WEST HAVEN UTAH STAKE (August 25, 2019): President—Matthew Wayne Williams, 50, high school principal, Weber School District; succeeding Jeffrey J. Charlesworth; wife, Christine Jolley Williams. Counselors—Darin Keith Winn, 42, physician, Ogden Clinic; wife, Sara Stromness Winn. David Paul Andersen, 49, self-employed, pecan farming; wife, Allison Lingard Andersen.