These new stake presidents were recently called to serve

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Birmingham Alabama and Madison Alabama stakes. The Gadsden Alabama Stake, which consists of the Locust Fork and Talladega branches and the Annistion, Attalla, Gadsden, Guntersville, Leeds and Trussville wards, was created by Elder Vern P. Stanfill and Elder Peter M. Johnson, General Authority Seventies.

GADSDEN ALABAMA STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Jeffrey Albertino Cote, 56, retired; wife, Roxann Willamina Fellows Cote. Counselors — Duane Dickie Tippets, 66, orthopedic surgeon; wife, Lori Colleen Bills Tippets. Justin Ryan Shepherd, 46, director of national clinical services, Ergoscience; wife, Sarah Elizabeth Moffitt Shepherd.

A new stake has been created from the Maputo Mozambique Stake. The Matola Mozambique Stake, which consists of the Beluluane and Trevo branches and the Liberdade, Matola, Mozal, Ndlavela and T-3 wards, was created by Elder S. Mark Palmer, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Artur J. Miranda, an Area Seventy.

MATOLA MOZAMBIQUE STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Jaime Ernesto Massango, 36, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Anita Pereira António Massango. Counselors — Salvador de Assunção Aires, 29, logistics supervisor, Ibos Moçambique Lda; wife, Edma Baptista Cardoso Mouzanha Aires. José Abreu Nhantumbo, 30, accountant, Moz Consultores; wife, Anita Pereira Massango.

Reorganized stakes

CHIMBOTE PERU SOUTH STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Miguel Ángel Márquez Velásquez, 42, administrative office employee, Ministry of the Interior; succeeding Segundo Gongora; wife, María Elena Cárdenas Jiménez. Counselors — José Luis Carranza Peláez, 42, self-employed; wife, Rosario Idalia Luna Neyra. Daniel Silva Elías, 38, environmental manager, APROFERRAL, S.A.; wife, Jessica Viviana Corcino Milla.

ELIZABETHTOWN KENTUCKY STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2019) President — James Brent Gledhill, 55, chief technology officer, Remote Care Partners, Vovidco, SipStorm/MessagePro; succeeding Kirk M. Chadwick; wife, Melanie Stauffer Gledhill. Counselors — Kelly Joseph Reesor, 56, manufacturing manager, LSC Communication; wife, Tammy Jean Gardner Reesor. Joel Paul Shoaf, 59, supply chain director, Fischbach USA Inc.; wife, Crystal Lynn Jenkins Shoaf.

FRESNO CALIFORNIA WEST STAKE: (Oct. 20, 2019) President — Karter Christensen McKinlay, 42, president, McKinlay Enterprises Inc.; succeeding Reid H. Everett; wife, Lisa Ann Branca McKinlay. Counselors — John Scott Boswell, 43, dermatologist, physician, Boswell Dermatology; wife, Erin Lee Hickey Boswell. Michael Joseph Mitchell, 64, online instructor, BYU-Idaho; wife, Vicky Lynn Worden Mitchell.

LILE FRANCE STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Marc Duez, 42, company director, Enjoy Group; succeeding Pierre Duez; wife, Elise Louise Gabrielle Degrave. Counselors — Jérémie Kimpe, high school teacher; wife, Audrey Gossuin. Alain Sigrist, 43, mobile nurse, self-employed; wife, Sara Rose-Marie Marthe Lemoine.

LODI CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2019) President — Ronald Scott Means, 48, financial adviser, Summit Global Investments; succeeding Joseph G. Anderson; wife, Jill Patricia Murray Means. Counselors — Daniel Alan Sroufe, 61, vice president of operations, Pacific Coast Producers; wife, Teresa Jane Leavitt Sroufe. Jared Glen Critchfield, 38, assistant superintendent, business services, Amador County Public Schools; wife, Sarah Marie Wright Critchfield.

MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Benedito Laéricio Carlos Cossa, 39, head of sector, Banco Comercial e de Investimento; succeeding Joao Carlos Da Costa Castanheira; wife, Nilva Gisela Rafael. Counselors — Justino Mendes Anselmo, 62, board adviser, Tecnil; wife, Cacilda André Zita Anselmo. Hélio Carlos Romão Tualufo, 34, CEO, Umbilla Mozambique; wife, Nelsa Arlete Heldon Tualufo.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA MAROONDAH STAKE: (Oct. 20, 2019) President — Grant Bruce Logie, 50, owner, director, Active Commercial Solutions; succeeding Damon Page; wife, Katheirne May Berry Logie. Counselors — Adam Richard Berry, 45, general manger, Australia and New Zealand, DoTERRA; wife, Karelle Irene Davison Berry. David John Kerwin, 47, risk health and safety lead, Whitehorse City Council; wife, Peta Katherine Harvey Kerwin.

NITEROI BRAZIL STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Leonardo Luchetti Cortinhas, 35, supply technician, Petrobras; succeeding Celso Jose Candido de Menezes; wife, Tatiana de Oliveira Rodrigues. Counselors — Rodolfo Cesar de Souza Barcellos Bueno, 38, management and logistics instructor, FIRJAN SENAI; wife, Angélica Viana Benites. Marcello Damaceno Santos, 37, coordinator, Log-in Logistica; wife, Cristiane Simas Bandeira Sudré.

QUITO ECUADOR STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Enrique Fernando Yelastegui Fonseca, 49, chef, owner, Restaurante Natural; succeeding Dario F. Aguilera; wife, Maria Cristina Paez Eguez. Counselors — Williams Rolando Enriquez Bustos, 55, president, Enesta; wife, Tania Yolanda Jaramillo Astudillo. David Enrique Ortega Ruiz, 33, technical field report, KOPIA; wife, Elsa Janeth Mora Simbana.

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Flavio Valladão Ferreira, 34, cybersecurity manager, EY; succeeding Marcio Deleprani; wife, Marcia dos Santos Garcia. Counselors — Carlos Henrique Nunes Muniz, 55, sub-official, Brazilian Navy; wife, Maria Margareth Figueiredo. Gutenberg de Oliveira, 32, executive, Beblue Cashback; wife, Marcela Aparecida Rodrigues Cardoso.

SALT LAKE MARRIED STUDENT STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2019) President — Jeffery M Crosland, 63, president, CEO, Utah Construction Personnel; succeeding R. Pepper Murray; wife, Bonnie Celeste Peterson Crosland. Counselors — Tad A Morley, 62, executive director, University of Utah Health; wife, Annette Corbridge Morley. Jeffrey Wayne Wadsworth, 57, consultant, FranklinCovey; wife, Kathryn Alison Dahlstrom Wadsworth.

SOROCABA BRAZIL BARCELONA STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Marcelo Boaventura, 43, business manager, BNP Paribas Cardif; succeeding Jose Roberto Nunes Vieira; wife, Taise Jarcovis Boaventura. Counselors — Anderson Magalhães Gerardi, 41, MKT manager, Callflex; wife, Rosemeire Nunes Vieira Gerardi. Alan Salvador Cardozo Gregório, 35, logistics manager, Socoplast; wife, Amanda Fátima de Oliveira Pinheiro Gregório.

TAICHUNG TAIWAN EAST STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2019) President — Kou Chien Lo, 47, principal and financial consultant, Jing Cheng Management Consulting Company; succeeding Chih Hsun Chang; wife, Hui Tzu Ni. Counselors — Chih Yan Li, 41, software engineer; wife, Ching Yi Lai. Bang-Jian Liu, 38, Asia Area family history manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Chiao-Yi Lin.

WENATCHEE WASHINGTON STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2019) President — Brandon J Child, 43, podiatrist, Confluence Health; succeeding Patrick A. Bucknum; wife, Emily Anne Dickson Child. Counselors — Thomas Edwin Merrill, 47, orthodontist, Merrill Orthodontics; wife, Elisabeth Courtright Merrill. David Scott Burnett, 61, orchardist; wife, Cynthia Rae Fromm Burnett.

WOODS CROSS UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Sept. 29, 2019) President — Richard Scott Hawley, 52, project manager, Symphony Homes; succeeding Blaine H. Hill; wife, Stephanie Suzanne Schreiber Hawley. Counselors — Michael Robert Anderson, 54, IT director, NPS; wife, Sandra Warner Anderson. Shon Scot Feller, 36, school administrator, Davis School District; wife, Vinnie Dawn Beazer Feller.