The following seven new stakes have been created. A new stake has been created from the Ahuachapan El Salvador and the Atiquizaya El Salvador stakes. The Ahuachapán El Salvador El Espino Stake, which consists of the Campestre, El Arco, El Espino, Las Brisas, Las Rosas and Suncuan wards, was created by Elder Jorge F. Zeballos, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Pablo H. Chávez, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Billings Montana Stake. The Billings Montana South Stake, which consists of the Blue Creek, Canyon Creek, Laurel, Monad, Red Lodge and Shiloh wards, was created by Elder Michael T. Ringwood, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Rulon F. Stacey, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Cochabamba Bolivia Cobiha and the Cochabamba Bolivia Jaihuayco stakes. The Cochabamba Bolivia Aeropuerto Stake, which consists of the Cobija, Jaihuayco, La Chimba, Lindo and Villa México wards, was created by Elder Enrique R. Falabella, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alejandro F. Moscoso, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Louisville Kentucky Stake. The Elizabethtown Kentucky Stake, which consists of the Brandenburg, Elizabethtown, Glasgow, Radcliff and Sulphur Well wards, was created by Elder LeGrand Curtis Jr., General Authority Seventy, and Elder Michael Gillenwater, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Mesa Arizona Boulder Creek and the Mesa Arizona Eastmark stakes. The Gilbert Arizona Superstition Springs Stake, which consists of the Elliot Groves, Highland Groves, Highland Ranch, Highland, Meadows, Monterey Park, Redfield and Towne Meadows ward, was created by Elder Timothy J. Dyches, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Karl M. Tilleman, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the New Delhi India District. The New Delhi India Stake, which consists of the Dwarka, Lajpat, Malviya Nagar, Munirka and Vasant Vihar wards, was created by Elder Randy D. Funk, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Robert William, an Area Seventy. A new stake has been created from the Nuku’alofa Tonga Harbor and Nuku’alofa Tonga North stakes. The Nuku’alofa Tonga Capital Stake, which consists of the Kolomotu’a, Longolongo, Nuku’alofa 5th, Nuku’alofa 7th and Nuku’alofa 14th wards, was created by Elder Craig A. Cardon, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Aisake Tukuafu, an Area Seventy.
AHUACHAPÁN EL SALVADOR EL ESPINO STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — Roque Arturo Zaldaña Olivares, 43, English language director, Korea El Salvador Youth Center; wife, Janeth Julieta Salilnas Padilla. Counselors — Enrique Santiago Barillas Carrillo, 42, police chief; wife, Ana Eleticia Nicia Contreras. Santiago Antonio Bonilla Moran, 37, multitask, San Luis bonanza; wife, Geldna Maritza Fuentes Saldaña.
BILLINGS MONTANA SOUTH STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2017) President — Brian Robert Ludwig, 39, oral surgeon; wife, Andrea Burgess Ludwig. Counselors — Edward Douglas Jorden, 46, owner, Yellowstone Valley Vet, Inc.; wife, Karilee Carwin Jorden. Justin Graves, 42, manager/designer/draftsman, IMPACT Drafting and Design; wife, Wendi Ann Piippo Graves.
COCHABAMBA BOLIVIA AEROPUERTO STAKE: (Nov. 12, 2017) President — Pavel Arusamen Siles Escobar, 43, sales executive, Sanat Pharam S.R.L.; wife, María Jesús Verónica Lopez Dávalos. Counselors — Humberto Fernandez Mosquera, 48, auto mechanic; wife, Mamani Carmen Coyo. Leocadio Choque Cruz, 41, self-employed; wife, Elena Choque Muñoz Mary.
ELIZABETHTOWN KENTUCKY STAKE: (Nov. 5, 2017) President — Kirk M. Chadwick, 52, general manager; wife, Brenda Jean Christensen Chadwick. Counselors — Kelly Joseph Reeson, 55, manufacturing manager, LSC Communications; wife, Tammy Jean Galdner Reeson. Marcus Aaron Craig, 48, orthopedic surgeon; wife, Maria Lynn Thomson Craig.
GILBERT ARIZONA SUPERSTITION SPRINGS STAKE: (Nov. 12, 2017) President — Robert Christiaan Allen, 49, physician, Deseret Family Medicine; wife, Cynthia Mangelson Allen. Wade Lynn Whiting, 53, area manager (sales), Pfizer Inc.; wife, Monica Leigh Young Whiting. Adam Sherrill Lund, 43, sales representative, Johnson & Johnson; wife, Symone Hobbs Lund.
NEW DELHI INDIA STAKE: (Nov. 5, 2017) President — Suresh Kumar Ramakrishna, 38, facilities manager, LDS Church; succeeding Suku Thankappan; wife, Pavani Suresh Ramakrishna. Counselors — Arpit D. Pandey, 33, India language coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Ranjini Gowthaman Pandey. Prudhvi Raju Varada, 29, relationship manager, the Chopras; wife, Mamta Dhikao Varada.
NUKU’ALOFA TONGA CAPITAL STAKE: (Nov. 19, 2017) President — Ian Claude Tu’ihalangingle, 59, director of support services, South Pacific Games; wife, Linita Paane Tu’ihalagingle. Counselors — ’Anau V. Hala, 39, teacher, Tailulu College; wife, Petulisa Hinakuia Hala. Daniel F. Taumoepeau, 34, senior financial manager, National Reserve Banks of Tonga (West); wife, Nola Bella Wainohu Taumoepeau.
CENTERVILLE UTAH NORTH STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Alexander Dushku, 51, attorney, Kirton McConkie; succeeding Michael B. Strong; wife, Jennifer Burhnahm Dushku. Counselors — Brent Curtis Robinson, 50, partner, ERM; wife, Lisa Hillyard Robinson. Todd Bartley Smith, 54, senior vice president and insurance broker, Moreton & Co.; wife, Julie Dunn Smith.
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS HAITI STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Joseph Kerving Hardwarson, 38, seminaries and institutes coordinator, LDS Church; succeeding Harold Jules; wife, Daphnée Mikhael Christophe. Counselors — Decius Barthelemy, 53, mechanic, Ministry of Agriculture; wife, Jean Marie Thérèse. Fresnel Charles, 33, construction engineer, LDS Church; wife, Nerland Saint-Fleur.
DAEGU SOUTH KOREA STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Sang Kyo Lee, 48, owner, Yujin Industry; succeeding Byung Man Lee; wife, Young Mi Jeong. Counselors — Changki Byeon, 49, public officer, Daegu City; wife, Shingyoung Jang. Soo-Gang Lee, 48, CEO, German Horseshoeing; wife, Soo-ja Kim.
FLORIANÓPOLIS BRAZIL STAKE: (March 11, 2018) President — Leonardo Gaspar Peixoto, 37, controller, RNX; succeeding Jose Carlos da Silva; wife, Gisele M. F. Peixoto. Counselors — Rodrigo Cândido Alves, 40, manager, Multilink; wife, Sara Ribeiro. Pedro Fernando Moraes Gomes, 33, advertising, Yaz Mídia; wife, Luíza Souza Ioppa Gomes.
GOMEX PALACIO MEXICO STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Jorge Gamboa De Los Santos, 47, manager of the treasury, Dyno Nobel Mexico SA de CV; succeeding Raul Barron Ahumada; wife, Silvia de Gamboa Montiel González. Counselors — David Jafet De Santiago Ruiz, 31, manager, Arturo Gaucín; wife, Laura Daniela Delgado Rodríguez. Juan Ramón Garcia Alvarez, 31, technical sales representative, Guhring Mexicana; wife, Gabriela Contreras Maldonado.
GRAND BLANC MICHIGAN STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Marcelino Sanchez, 48, executive director, Agile Change; succeeding Justin G. Cook; wife, Kelly Smith Sanchez. Counselors — Danton J. Dance, 50, director, MaritzCX; wife, Daisey Jan Dance. Robert Harold Skouson, 48, chiropractor; wife, Samantha Diane Nelson Skouson.
MASINA KINSHASA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO STAKE: (March 4, 2018) President — Tabena Faustin Kiembwa, 55, superintendant, EPSP; succeeding Mutombo Kasuangi Thierry; wife, Julie Muyombo Kawanga. Counselors — Jean Leonard Mwanza Kabongo, 43, security agent, Delta Protection; wife, Tola Blandine Kabedi. Kombe Rene Esakalonga, 56, purchase department senior coordinator, ASF/PSI; wife, Shongo Ruth Awuyi.
NEPHI UTAH NORTH STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Travis Jay Ludlow, 45, managing member, Priority Homes; succeeding Craig C. Hitchcock; wife, DeeAnn Taylor Ludlow. Counselors — James W. Welburn, 49, elementary school principal, Nebo School District; wife, Traci Lynette Hand Welburn. David Ivan Jones, 49, self-employed, Advanced Family Eye Care; wife, Maurie Dawn Loveless Jones.
SAN JOSÉ COSTA RICA TOYOPÁN STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Johnny Esteban Alvarado Sojo, 38, academic coordinator, Universidad de Costa Rica; succeeding Gustavao Brandaris Vergara; wife, Solangie Pamela Villalobos Guevara. Counselors — Oscar Roberto Sibaja Seravalli, 44, service center manager, Elvatron S.A.; wife, Sonia Ivette Muñoz Soto. Maicol Esteban Hernandez Avila, 36, self-employed; wife, Andrea María Ramírez Acuña.
SANDY UTAH WILLOW CREEK STAKE: (March 18, 2018) President — Joseph Alan Staples, 58, chief marketing officer, Motivosity; succeeding J. Kimo Esplin; wife, Robyn Hasley Staples. Counselors — Alan Adams Matheson Jr., 56, executive director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality; wife, Laura Elizabeth Matheson. Davis Marston Smith, 39, CEO, Cotopaxi; wife, Asialene Christina Elmore Smith.