New stake presidents

New Stakes

Three new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Mapleton Utah North, Mapleton Utah, Spanish Fork Utah Canyon View and Spanish Fork Utah Maple Mountain stakes. The Mapleton Utah West Stake, which consists of the Legacy Farms, Maple Highlands, Mapleton 10th, Mapleton 12th, Mapleton 17th, Mapleton 19th, Mapleton 22nd and the Spanish Highlands 2nd wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Douglas L. Dance.

A new stake has been created from the Mesa Arizona Kimball East and the Mesa Arizona Skyline stakes. The Mesa Arizona Clearview Stake, which consists of the Baywood, Brimhall, Century Gardens, Desert Vista, Ellsworth and the Hampton wards, was created by Elder Kim B. Clark, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder C. Dale Willis Jr., an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Hartford Connecticut, New Haven Connecticut and Providence Rhode Island stakes. The New London Connecticut Stake, which consists of the Quaker Hill and Westerly branches and the Ashford, Cromwell, Groton, Madison, Norwich and Waterford stakes, was created by Elder Anthony D. Perkins, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Grant C. Bennett, an Area Seventy.

MAPLETON UTAH WEST STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Kelend Ivan Mills, 50, director of training, Missionary Department; wife, Katherine Goates Mills. Counselors — David Clark Funk, 45, administrator, Plum Healthcare Group; wife, Rebecca Lambert Funk. Joseph Nemelka, 47, president/COO, MVSC; wife, Christy Leigh Warren Nemelka.

MESA ARIZONA CLEARVIEW STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Merrill David Kennedy, 41, labor estimator, Boeing; wife, Jackie Suzanne Flowers Kennedy. Counselors — David King Udall, 55, superior court judge; wife, Susan Whetten Udall. Silas Treck Norton, 50, self-employed; wife, Tami Goodman Norton.

NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Richard Scott Hutchins, 49, senior director of pharmaceutical sciences, Pfizer; wife, Kelly Diane Schrum Hutchins. Counselors — Kevin Manning Bell, 54, engineer; wife, Terry Christensen Bell. Mark Anthony Malcarne, 52, sales, Tremco Inc.; wife, Cathleen O’Gwin Malcarne.

Reorganized Stakes

BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Eric John Bascom, 36, self-employed; succeeding Val D. Riggs; wife, Amy Elizabeth Richardson Bascom. Counselors — Deric Anthony Masten, 49, corporate materials and corrosion engineer; wife, Andrea Lee Masten. Seth Bernard Richardson, 37, financial adviser; wife, Courtney Gae Carlson Richardson.

BOGOTA COLOMBIA TUNJUELITO STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Marco Aurelio Montenegro Sanzate, 36, resident engineer, G-Vial; succeeding Tito L. Chavarro Ardila; wife, Johanna Marinez Prieto. Counselors — Edwin Alberto Serpa Plata, 46, independent contractor; wife, Flor de Maria Mongollón. Luis Alberto Gutiérrez Rina, 29, financial analyst; wife, Ruby Andrea Romero Rincón.

GLENDIVE MONTANA STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Jerry L. Parker, 57, manager, Bakken Beds; succeeding Brig S. Skoy; wife, Cyndee May Ward Parker. Counselors — Kevin Allen Ross, 42, physician; wife, Tiffany Price Ross. Charles Arthur Phipps, 51, transportation director, Glendive Public Schools; wife, Mary Ann Reynolds Phipps.

LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Kimberly Clayton Hakes, 67, retired; succeeding Jay H. Robb; wife, Melisa Diane McCuistion. Counselors — Robert Tipton Curnutt, 43, director of staff resource management; Cognosante; wife, Kristin Anne Taylor. David I. Knapp, 57, research meteorologist; wife, Elizabeth Renee Sapp Knapp.

LIMA PERU SAN MARTIN STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Mauro Filomeno Andrade Farfan, 51, textile area manager; succeeding Ricardo Saldaña Mendoza; wife, Beatriz Quinte Rojas. Counselors — Felix Marcial Lloaalla Rendondez, 47, civil-technical construction worker; wife, Marilu Candelaria Flores Castilla. Bernardo Reynaldo Espejo Pocomino, 51, technical advisor, Biocon; wife, Norma Tito.

LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Jared Adam Dixon, 35, physician; succeeding Michael V. Beheshti; wife, Emberlee Ann Ferguson Dixon. Counselors — Douglas Dwight Smith, 54, owner, Apex Machining; wife, Tracy LaVon Brady Smith. Kimball Alan Palmer, 57, self-employed; wife, Brenda Lee Davis Palmer.

MEXICO CITY ANAHUAC STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Luis Fernando Huezo Lopez, 35, construction manager; succeeding Ismael Cifuentes Rodriguez; wife, Karrla Daniela Perez Mendoza. Counselors — Marcelo Vazquez Maldonado, 38, merchant; wife, Leticia Martinez Medina. Daniel Granados Gutierrez, 48, toy manufacturer; wife, Angelica Maria Perez Garcia.

MOSES LAKE WASHINGTON STAKE: (June 12, 2016) President — Michael Ryan Tolley, 47, family medicine physician; succeeding Reid T. Baker; wife, Yvonne Monique Eagar Tolley. Counselors — Mitchell Jay Heaps, 41, attorney; wife, Melissa Krogh Heaps. Eric Edward Stones, 56, seminaries and institutes director, LDS Church; wife, Cindy Lou Kirby Stones.

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