Catch up on the new stake presidents called to serve around the world

New stakes

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: (Sept. 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 advisor, 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 1st, Buduburam 2nd, Kojo Bedu, Winneba 1st and Winneba 2nd wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Isaac K. Morrison, an Area Seventy.

WINNEBA GHANA STAKE: (Aug. 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

BENNION UTAH EAST STAKE: (Aug. 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.

CAMPINAS BRAZIL STAKE: (Aug. 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.

IQUITOS PERU STAKE: (Aug. 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; wifee, Anthonella Jiuliana Aguilar Greenwich de Wong.

JOAO PESSOA BRAZIL RANGEL STAKE: (Aug. 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 Santso, 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.

LAIE HAWAII STAKE: (Aug. 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.

LIBERTY PARK NEW JERSEY STAKE: (Aug. 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.

LOS MOCHIS MEXICO STAKE: (Aug. 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: (Aug. 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: (Aug. 11, 2019) President — Freddy Alberto Castillo Rodriguez, manager, Agrocentrer; 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: (Aug. 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.

MERIDA MEXICO LARKIN STAKE: (Sept. 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 TLAHUAC STAKE: (Sept. 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.

MURRAY UTAH WEST STAKE: (Aug. 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: (Aug. 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: (Sept. 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, US Navy; wife, Rebecca Lynn Anderson Trimble. Gian Luca Murgia, 45, administrator, Consulente; wife, Chessa Giorgia.

SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VILLA MELLA STAKE: (Aug. 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: (Aug. 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.

SPRINGVILLE UTAH DRY CREEK STAKE: (Aug. 11, 2019) President — John Charles Pennington Jr., 41, equipment manger, 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): (Aug. 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.

UBERLANDIA BRAZIL STAKE: (Aug. 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: (Sept. 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: (Aug. 18, 2019) President — Eric Michael Andreasen, 38, Church facilities manger; 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: (Aug. 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.