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17 new stake presidents recently called — from Clearfield, Utah, to Chile

Three new stakes have been created — in Mexico and Nigeria — and 14 were reorganized around the world

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A meetinghouse in Erda, Utah.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


17 new stake presidents recently called — from Clearfield, Utah, to Chile

Three new stakes have been created — in Mexico and Nigeria — and 14 were reorganized around the world

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A meetinghouse in Erda, Utah.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Lagos Nigeria Ojodu Stake. The Lagos Nigeria Ikorodu Stake, which consists of the Gberigbe, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Imota, Ita Oluwo, Itamaga and Ketu wards, was created by Elder Hugo E. Martinez, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Justice N. Otuonye, an Area Seventy.

LAGOS NIGERIA IKORODU STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Ayodele Michael Ajibola, 49, Gatemark International Ltd. CEO; wife, Olanike Oyeyemi Ajibola. Counselors — Charles Ekata Okoyomon, 41, self-employed managing director; wife, Joy Imhanze Okoyomon. Samuel Ahamaefule Ughala, 36, FBN General Insurance Ltd. underwriter; wife, Happiness Anwulika Enujeko Ughala.

A new stake has been created from the Oaxaca México Monte Albán Stake. The Oaxaca México Brenamiel Stake, which consists of the Antequera, Etla, La Joya, Los Angeles, Valle de Etla and Yagul wards, was created by Elder Hugo Montoya, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Ranulfo Cervantes, an Area Seventy.

OAXACA MÉXICO BRENAMIEL STAKE: (June 5, 2022) President — Moises Duran Santos, 39, self-employed; wife, Anabel de Duran Ruiz. Counselors — Ulises Reyes Sanchez, 50, family business administrator; wife, Laura de Reyes Sanchez. Oscar Adrian Ortiz Santiago, 49, Secretary of Public Education administrator; wife, Maria de los Angeles Bautista Sanchez.

A new stake has been created from the Querétaro México Stake. The Querétaro México Valle Stake, which consists of the San Jose de Iturbide and San Luis de la Paz branches and the Arboledas, Fresnos, Juriquilla, Satélite and Valle wards, was created by Elder Rafael E. Pino, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Itzcoatl Lozano, an Area Seventy.

QUERÉTARO MÉXICO VALLE STAKE: (July 10, 2022) President — Jacob Abraham Salomon Preciado, 36, business owner; wife, Lidia Hazel de Salomon Flores. Counselors — Gerardo Zarate Luna, 57, freelance project manager; wife, Eva Ylliana Castillo de Zárate. Armando Valdez Lopez, 64, DIMACO salesman; wife, Veronica de Valdez Tapia.

Reorganized stakes

BELÉM BRAZIL ICOARACI STAKE: (May 22, 2022) President — Cleberson Cruz da Silva, 47, Serviço Geológico do Brasil Federal Government employee; succeeding Danilo da Costa Souza; wife, Gizele Brito da Silva. Counselors — Ronnipeterson Lima de Sousa, 46, Petrobras Transporte S.A. transpetro and technical administrator; wife, Joelma de Brito Sousa. Enivaldo da Silva Pereira, 44, Express Alimento cook; wife, Telma Maria Ferreira Costa Pereira.

CLEARFIELD UTAH STAKE: (Aug. 7, 2022) President — Justin Dee Reynolds, 54, BSG Benefits Inc. owner and president; succeeding Richard S. Swanson; wife, Shaunna Lynn Hilman Reynolds. Counselors — Michael David Monson, 49, RC Willey Home Furnishings sales and operations manager; wife, Jaime Nichole Nelson Monson. Michael James McBride, 50, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints events team manager; wife, Tawnya Leann Blue McBride.

EAGAR ARIZONA STAKE: (May 15, 2022) President — Rodney Scott Poche, 52, Little Colorado Behavioral Health Centers CEO; succeeding Scott R. Hamblin; wife, Mysha Mott Poche. Counselors — Randel Shane Penrod, 66, Tucson Electric Power manager; wife, Nancy Louise Good Penrod. Michael Dennis Latham, 46, Arizona superior court judge; wife, Shannon Beck Latham.

EL CARMEN HONDURAS STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Edin Alberto Lazo Meraz, 41, Logihnsa logistics coordinator; succeeding Marvin I. Palomo Marmol; wife, Deodolinda Figueroa Hernandez de Lazo. Counselors — Carlos Antonio Fuentes Rojas, 51, ABInveb supervising technician; wife, Iliana Iveth Rosales Ferrera de Fuentes. Hector Alfredo Nuñez Gomez, 28, Empire Electronics engineer; wife, Shirley Yadira Euceda Zamora.

FERNANDO DE LA MORA PARAGUAY STAKE: (July 24, 2022) President — Jorge Miguel Suarez Catania, 37, business executive; succeeding Ismael Mella Romeo; wife, Adriana Lourdes Franco Enciso. Counselors — David Jesus Riveros Florentin, 44, Heisecke y Cía S.A.C.I. brand maanger; wife, Karen Johana da Silva Ojeda. Jorge David Höge Moreira de Souza, 34, Rooster Group chief information officer; wife, Ilce Andrea Aquino Correa.

GAINESVILLE FLORIDA STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Jonathan Robert Pritt, 45, The Orthopedic Institute orthopedic surgeon; succeeding Jason P. Nance; wife, Lindsay Heidi Schepman Pritt. Counselors — Jared John Tanner, 42, University of Florida assistant professor; wife, Kristi Leigh Grant Tanner. Samuel John Loosli, 46, business owner; wife, Michele Cox Loosli.

GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR JUAN MONTALVO STAKE: (July 31, 2022) President — Ramón Eduardo Soza Fernandez, 53, Metalsoza contractor; succeeding Yuber M. Miranda; wife, Martha Cecilia Soza Valencia. Counselors — Fausto Gabriel Castro Ibarra, 59, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gardener; wife, Susana del Carmen de Castro Sanchez. Kleber Paúl Vergara Moran, 44, self-employed; wife, Mayrene Elizabeth de Vergara Parrales.

LIMA PERÚ CHOSICA STAKE: (May 22, 2022) President — Junior Jaime Ore Cabello, 41, IE Simon Bolívar Public Sector teacher; succeeding Johnny G. Brown; wife, Nerida Zacarias Mauricio. Counselors — Carlos Enrique Pimental Aliaga, 50, Disaster Risk Management Department administrative assistant; wife, Maria del Rosario de Peimentel Alegre. Pedro Rafael Catari Ugel, 41, Claro sales consultant; wife, Jhoselyn Adali de Catari Arminio.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA WYNDHAM STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Darryl Dion Taula, 46, self-employed steelfixer and shotcreter; succeeding Emmanuel E. Richards; wife, Nayla Donna Anderson Taula. Counselors — Sione Tuilevu Tau, 46, Rentokil Pest Control digital operations administrator; wife, Phoebe Love Helu Tau. Sulusi Clifton Eteru, 43, Department of Education student mentor; wife, Katrina Elizabeth Williams Eteru.

NATAL BRAZIL POTENGI STAKE: (May 22, 2022) President — Josivan de Oliveira Lopes, 44, Guararapes Confecções S.A. production coordinator; succeeding Alez Pereira Silva do Nascimento; wife, Alanny Fernandes Pimenta de Oliveira Lopes. Counselors — Davi José Sousa de Lima, 41, State of Rio Grande do Norte teacher; wife, Stefany Freire de Lima. Renny Will dos Santos Macedo, 34, Escola Nossa Senhora da Conceição and Twins Sport Club teacher, businessman and partner; wife, Nadja Daniele Silva de Melo Macedo.

PUERTO MONTT CHILE STAKE: (June 5, 2022) President — Rodrigo Rafael Alvarado, 40, Universidad Austral de Chile academic and SABA-YUNGE Educational Corporation supporter; succeeding Miguel A. Carcamo; wife, Cinthia Grethel Unge Morin. Counselors — Raul Mauricio Garnica Jaramillo, 47, Ventisqueros production assistant manager; wife, Andrea Carolina de Garnica Carcamo. Francisco Javier Mansilla Aguila, 41, Antares de Alerce School technical pedagogical unit employee; wife, Sandra Jimena Pérez Otey.

TORREÓN MÉXICO STAKE: (June 26, 2022) President — Ricardo Ismael Silva Hernandez, 38, dental clinic owner; succeeding Joaquin Romero; wife, Marlene Flores de Silva. Counselors — Jacob Castañeda Cepeda, 30, Judicial Branch of the Federation judicial officer; wife, Maria Cristina Esparza de la Rosa. Miguel Angel Zamora Quezada, 35, business owner; wife, Monica Bibiana Mora Flores.

VISALIA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Mark Gardiner Smith, 46, Kaiser Permanente Fresno Hospital chief of audiology; succeeding Geoffrey M. Howard; wife, Sarah Christine Stephens Smith. Counselors — Steven Curtis Chandler, 42, dentist; wife, Sara Suzanne Radmacher Chandler. Darin Edward Phippen, 50, Visalia Youth Services mental health professional; wife, Amy Macdonald Phippen.

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