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Learn about these 13 new and reorganized stake presidencies — from New Zealand to Zimbabwe

Four new stakes have been created and 9 others were reorganized

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The following new stake presidents have been called.

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Gagnoa Cote d’Ivoire District. The Gagnoa Cote d’Ivoire Stake, which consists of the Baruhio, Garahio, Lakota, Ouragahio, Soleil and Zapata branches and the Babre, Divo, Dougako, Guiberoua, Konankro and Plateau wards, was created by Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy, and Elder D. Martin Goury, an Area Seventy.

GAGNOA COTE D’IVOIRE STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Okoma Assoko, 47, National Ministry of Education professor; wife, Eva Baka Assoko. Counselors — Jules Maurel Yorot, 30, Sylia Moussa employee; wife, Bosco Angeline Djibre. Abou Gnamba Kather Pacôme Koffi, 39, self-employed; wife, Egogo Agathe Akaoulé Koffi.

A new stake has been created from the Puebla México Nealtican North and Puebla México Nealtican stakes. The Nealtican México South Stake, which consists of the Carranza, Citlalli, Independencia, Prolongación, Yetlaneci and Zaragoza wards, was created by Elder Rafael E. Pino, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Eduardo F. Ortega, an Area Seventy.

NEALTICAN MÉXICO SOUTH STAKE: (June 5, 2022) President — Nestor Castro Luna, 41, self-employed franchise director of inglés en linea; wife, Mireya de Castro Rojas. Counselors — Jaime Osorio Ramirez, 55, self-employed businessman; wife, Alicia de Osorio Flores. Luis Perez Luna, 37, PPG integrations architect; wife, Leydi Marilin Castillo Pajaro.

A new stake has been created from the Abobo Cote d’Ivoire East and Dokui Cote d’Ivoire stakes. The Quatre Etages Cote d’Ivoire Stake, which consists of the Abobo, Agbekoi, Belleville 1st, Belleville 2nd, Plaque 1st, Plaque 2nd and Quatre Etages wards, was created by Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Tonga J. Sai, an Area Seventy.

QUATRE ETAGES COTE D’IVOIRE STAKE: (May 29, 2022) President — Zirimba Alexandre Houré, 39, A.M. Immobilier real estate agency manager; wife, Liliane Patricia Minsahon Kpan Houré. Counselors — Akpe Aristide Akichi, 40, Inter Transit & Services responsable financier; wife, Lou Irie Patricia Doua Akichi. Charles Desire Gnorba, 57, entrepreneur; wife, Anicette Brou Gnorba.

A new stake has been created from the Monrovia Liberia Bushrod Island Stake. The Virginia Liberia Stake, which consists of the Virginia Waterside Branch and the Banjor 1st, Banjor 2nd, Brewersville, Duala, Lagoon, St Paul Bridge and Virginia wards, was created by Elder Hugo E. Martinez, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel Kabason, an Area Seventy.

VIRGINIA LIBERIA STAKE: (March 13, 2022) President — Prince Sonpon Nyanforh, 55, self-employed school proprietor; wife, Celia Tanneh Appleton Nyanforh. Counselors — Joseph Gbaime David, 46, Ministry of Finance administrative assistant; wife, Felicia Anderson David. Christian Dari, 36, Crime Prevention Service security guard; wife, Friedolline Zoe Dari.

Reorganized stakes

ALPINE UTAH WEST STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Nicholas Andrew Greer, 45, Built Brands and Skipio co-founder and Greer Co. CEO; succeeding Blaine L. Butler; wife, Deborah Heiner Greer. Counselors — Randy Thane Austin, 57, Kirton McConkie shareholder; wife, Leslie Ann Warnick Austin. Alvin John Stosich, 48, Specialty Dental Brands oral and maxillofacial surgeon; wife, Jodi Marie Croney Stosich.

BULAWAYO ZIMBABWE STAKE: (March 13, 2022) President — Mzingaye Ndlovu, 43, Steward Bank branch manager; succeeding Ngqabutho F. Moyo; wife, Sanele Dewa Ndlovu. Counselors — Chrispen Ulihlonolo Matsetlo, 37, ChrisRose Enterprises managing director; wife, Primrose Ropafadzo Gukushu Matsetlo. Washington Wicho, 41, business owner; wife, Lucylin Mlandeli Wicho.

CALABAR NIGERIA SOUTH STAKE: (May 1, 2022) President — Samuel Agwu Ukoha, 41, self-employed director; succeeding Ephriam U. Ebong; wife, Lucy Samuel A Ukoha. Counselors — Prince Kalu Ukpai, 36, self-employed; wife, Otu Antigha Antigha Cobham Kalo Ukpai. Benjamin Elemi Eni, 38, Arthur Jarvis University Akpabuyo Cross River lecturer; wife, Nkasiobi Consolata Akwarandu Ngozi Benjamin Eni.

CALI COLOMBIA SAN FERNANDO STAKE: (May 15, 2022) President — Diego Alejandro Gomez Herrera, 35, Calzatodo LLC national manager of institutional sales; succeeding Harold Truque; wife, Catherine Valencia Sánchez. Counselors — Andersson Aneyder Cubillos Lancherso, 36, National Penitentiary and Prison Institute dragoneante; wife, Daisy Lisbeth Useche de Cubillos. Harrison Peña Triana, 32, AseoYa! general manager; wife, Daniela Peña Aguirre.

DURANGO MÉXICO DEL VALLE STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Zeid Azlu Arellano Hernandez, 47, Red Nacional Última Milla manager of internal plant maintenance; succeeding Luis E. Arenas Hernandez; wife, Isela Emperatriz Quijano de Arellano. Counselors — Jesus Guadalupe Yepez, 51, Feregrino Industrial Waste LLC in Durango general accountant; wife, Maria del Socorro de Guadalupe Hernandez. Aldo Alonso Ramirez Nava, 45, Triaso LLC head of manufacturing; wife, Mayra Zuleima de Ramirez Morquecho.

LA PAZ BOLIVIA COPACABANA STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Carlos Valentin Uruchi Miranda, 44, Farmedical LLC head of accounting department; succeeding Hugo E. Calderon; wife, Magdalena Limachi Aliaga. Counselors — Franz Antonio Alarcon Aruquipa, 40, Public Social Water and Sanitation Company billing supervisor; wife, Tatiana Iveth de Alarcon Calle. Pablo Santos Mamani Cruz, 40, Mirella Tours travel agent; wife, Monica Soledad Cardenas Vargas.

LIMA PERÚ CHORRILLOS STAKE: (May 15, 2022) President — Luis Arturo Zegarra Marcelo, 38, area planning manager; succeeding Alberto J. Berrocal; wife, Noemi Natali Beatriz Leon Contreras. Counselors — Enrique Abraham Waitong Campos, 39, Interbank assistant manager of operations; wife, Amalia Maritza de Waitong Lopez. Manuel Llatance Mantari, 43, Andina de Radiodifusión LLC administration and finance manager; wife, Paola Denisse de Llatance Davila.

MACEIÓ BRAZIL PAJUÇARA STAKE: (May 29, 2022) President — Deivid de Lima Silva, 41, Casa Vieira Magazine marketing analyst; succeeding Dinio Teodoro de Goes; wife, Maria Luisa Alencar Barbosa de Lima Silva. Counselors — Amaro Laelço de Almeida Filho, 45, Cycosa Automóveis warranty analyst; wife, Sandra Maria Santos da Silva de Almeida. Gilberto Correia da Silva Moraes, 60, business owner and accountant; wife, Sidvânia Bezerra Moraes. 

OREM UTAH SUNSET HEIGHTS STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Robert Joel Moore, 51, Utah County Attorney’s Office civil division chief; succeeding Reed R. Murray; wife, Jennifer Twede Moore. Counselors — David Michael Carlson, 54, Alpine School District educator; wife, Toni Lynn Mayoros Carlson. David Brice Hull, 53, Broadcom Inc. capacity manager; wife, Maralynne Ewell Hull.

RANCAGUA CHILE TUPAHUE STAKE: (May 15, 2022) President — Hector Ariel Sepulveda Sepulveda, 41, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints field assistant; succeeding Rodrigo E. Farias; wife, Marjorie Paola Rubilar Farias. Counselors — Billy Jeampierre Torrejón Valenzuela, 43, ARCO project manager; wife, María Alejandra de Torrejón Riveros. Giovanni Hernan Astorga Migueles, 37, Comercial Kaufmann LLC management analyst and purchasing manager; wife, Elizabeth Katherine Mella Cerpa.

RAYMOND ALBERTA STAKE: (June 5, 2022) President — Ryan Reed Chipman, 46, self-employed farmer and rancher; succeeding Richard A. Wilde; wife, Lisa Dawn Quinton Chipman. Counselors — Darren Wayne Bevans, 47, AgReserves general manager; wife, Christal Lee Fredriksen Bevans. Michael James Pilling, 55, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion coordinator; wife, May Ann Passey Pilling.

RECIFE BRAZIL CASA AMARELA STAKE: (May 8, 2022) President — Fabio da Silva Escobar, 46, Recife Brazil Temple recorder; succeeding Sérgio de Sousa Silva; wife, Rebeca Aversa Escobar. Counselors — Elton John da Costa Santos, 45, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Welfare and Self-Reliance manager; wife, Talia de Azevedo Souto Santos. José Henrique Ribeiro dos Santos, 51, Cia. das Esteiras supervisor; wife, Miriam Maria de Queiroz dos Santos.

ROTORUA NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Wiremu Ralph Winiata, 46, Fletcher Building Group Technology progress 4GL software developer; succeeding Thomas D. Brons; wife, Lenora Angela Turner Winiata. Counselors — Neihana Russell Jacob, 42, Ritchies KKR Coachlines operations manager; wife, Juanita Emily Tairua Jacob. Daniel Bruce Young, 45, Ministry of Social Development work broker; wife, Hildegard Kirsten Angelica Hartung Young.

SEOUL KOREA WEST STAKE: (April 24, 2022) President — Woo Hyun Oh, 59, Koryl Co. Ltd. managing director; succeeding In Ho Lee; wife, Mi Sun Kim. Counselors — Gwon Tae Lee, 53, E-Forest Co. Ltd CEO; wife, Junnyeo Jeong. Jaewon Bang, 42, KT Cloud team leader; wife, Jiyeong Gim.

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