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New leaders recently called for 20 stakes — from Tahiti to Tooele, Utah

1 new stake was created in Lagos, Nigeria, and 19 stakes were reorganized around the world

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


New leaders recently called for 20 stakes — from Tahiti to Tooele, Utah

1 new stake was created in Lagos, Nigeria, and 19 stakes were reorganized around the world

A large red-brick chapel with a blue sky and clouds above.

A meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The following new stake presidents have been called.

New stake

A new stake has been created from the Lagos Nigeria Egbeda Stake. The Lagos Nigeria Ikotun Stake, which consists of the Akesan, Egan, Ejigbo, Igando, Ikotun, Isolo and Jakande wards, was created by Elder Hugo E. Martinez, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Solomon Ijoma Aliche and Elder Christian C. Chigbundu, Area Seventies.

LAGOS NIGERIA IKOTUN STAKE: (June 26, 2022) President — Uzochukwu Leroy Onuoha, 35, LeeRoy Contractors founder and BeeDarzle Media content director; wife, Peace Efe Ohikhuare Onuoha. Counselors — Sam Okon Sam, 41, FamilySearch International auditor and Forte Liahona International Ltd. CEO; wife, Joy Osamagieghomwenwi Uwagboe Sam. Kelly Jituboh-Williams, 26, self-employed entrepreneur; wife, Chiamaka Ann Akatobi Williams.

Reorganized stakes

ANCHORAGE ALASKA NORTH STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Amir Joseph Azimi-Tabrizi, 54, All Alaska Electric Inc. owner; succeeding Siuea A. Mahe; wife, Elisa Michelle Hodges Azimi-Tabrizi. Counselors — Timothy James Morgan, 62, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints facilities manager; wife, Linda Moser Morgan. Fautua Fautua Jr., 60, retired; wife, Repeka Luafau Fautua.

CAMPINA GRANDE BRAZIL STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2022) President — José Ronaldo Lemos da Silva, 59, self-employed refrigeration technician; succeeding Sharles Barbosa de Aguiar; wife, Iracema Freitas da Silva. Counselors — Felipe Felix da Silva, 32, Grow Up CEO; wife, Candice Almeida Macedo Norte Silva. Ari Rodrigues Araujo, 35, Clinica Radiológica Dr. Wanderley accounting; wife, Maria Gorete Gomes Santos.

FERNANDO DE LA MORA PARAGUAY SOUTH STAKE: (June 12, 2022) President — Gregorio Ewaldino Correa Amarilla, 53, construction company owner; succeeding Hugo A. Romero Peralta; wife, Zulma Luisa Vera Barrio de Correa. Counselors — Rodrigo Ariel Bernal Cañellas, 46, Núcleo S.A. leader of services and projects; wife, Laura Leticia Bernal. Matthew Joseph Handy, 43, freelance web designer; wife, Alice Portillo Handy.

GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR PROSPERINA STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Daniel Fernando Saltos Arroyo, 40, Casmorsa S.A. shareholder and chairman; succeeding Nolfo N. Zambrano Pincay; wife, Rebeca Lorena de Saltos Maldonado. Counselors — Patricio Orlando Estrada González, 46, temple presidency administrative assistant; wife, Adriana Emma de Estraeda Cruz. Hector Byron Acuña Chong, 48, automotive parts company administrator; wife, María Gabriela Díaz Carcelén.

HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — James Andrew Wolfe, 53, MU Research Corp. GIS director; succeeding Robert R. Cox; wife, Amy Beth Myers Wolfe. Counselors — Sven Thomas Berg, 62, Quality Insights Inc. CEO; wife, A’Lynn Ann Johnson Berg. Kevin James Osborne, 50, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife camp superintendent; wife, Alma Kaye Wyatt Osborne.

KOBE JAPAN STAKE: (May 15, 2022) President — Nobuto Oshima, 40, self-employed business owner; succeeding Jun’ichiro Kojima; wife, Ryoko Oshima. Counselors — Kazuhiko Taneda, 42, teacher; wife, Akie Taneda. Tatsuo Tokuno, 46, Suita City manager; wife, Atsuko Tokuno.

LAKE OSWEGO OREGON STAKE: (Aug. 7, 2022) President — Robert Ruel Russell, 47, oral surgeon; succeeding David B. Lake; wife, Christy Dunn Russell. Counselors — Ted Richard Jeffries, 51, Intel Corp. senior director of environmental and operational sourcing; wife, Margaret Suzanne Slingerland Jeffries. Bart Cheney Dickson, 45, Cobalt Development president; wife, Amanda Nicole Silliman Dickson.

LAGOS NIGERIA EGBEDA STAKE: (June 26, 2022) President — Sunday Folorunsho Oyedeji, 45, Heleman Global Links Co. managing director; succeeding Sunday O. Adejuwon; wife, Cecilia Charles Awortu Oyedeji. Counselors — Onyemaobi Oliver Azuonwu, 55, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints real estate project manager; wife, Ngozi Oka Azuonwu. Chukwuemeka Henry Ekufu, 36, TTMC Consulting director of security operations and H&W Rice Co. security manager; wife, Chioma Tochukwu Iheanacho Ekufu.

LIMA PERÚ EL OLIVAR STAKE: (Feb. 27, 2022) President — José Alfredo Araujo Saavedra, 35, GLACOR operations manager; succeeding Jorge A. Pastor; wife, Isaura Angela de Araujo Young. Counselors — Moises Ormeño Barrios, 57, Ministry of the Interior of Peru National Police of Peru employee; wife, Carmen Floriza de Ormeño Yauricasa. Nestor Ismael Vega Ormeño, 39, Ascensores Schindler del Peru S.A. safety and quality inspector; wife, Gloria Ines Perez de Vega.

LOS CHILLOS ECUADOR SAN RAFAEL STAKE: (July 10, 2022) President — Javier Santiago Cañar Cisneros, 48, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader and member support coordinator; succeeding Pablo D. Guaminga Guerrero; wife, Maria Belen Espin de Cañar. Counselors — Franklin Xavier Rodriguez Cajas, 52, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints support coordinator for area leaders and members; wife, Flory Cumanda de Rodriguez Revelo. Juan Pablo Iza Felix, 44, self-employed general manager; wife, Karla Tatiana Villacis de Iza.

MAHINA TAHITI STAKE: (June 19, 2022) President — Nelson Taihia I Te Aronui Graffe, 49, Reva Immo real estate negotiator; succeeding Emile N. Aumerand; wife, Christelle Dorothey Brodien Graffe. Counselors — Iona Manarani, 54, entrepreneur; wife, Jo Ann Ariioehau Teuira Manarani. Teratonuu Opuu, 61, retired; wife, Lea Vaiarii Mapuhi Opuu.

MANAGUA NICARAGUA STAKE: (Aug. 7, 2022) President — Ramon Emanuel Ramos Rodriguez, 35, Solutions 2GO sales assistant manager; succeeding Freddy A. Castillo Rodriguez; wife, Maria Esther Lopez Saravia de Ramos. Counselors — Kenet Jafeth Gallegos Leiva, 29, Nómago Agency commercial manager and National University of Engineering director of projects and public relations; wife, Dany del Socorro Condega Báez. Felix Ricardo Menocal Calero, 36, Design Studio projects manager and SPI — Global Technologies web research specialist; wife, Dianny Lidieth Navarro de Menocal.

PENASQUITOS CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Aug. 14, 2022) President — Gregory James Gosch, 59, Genece CEO; succeeding Todd P. Clyde; wife, Pamela Eldredge Gosch. Counselors — Christopher B Isaac, 52, Sempra Energy associate general counsel; wife, Anna Maria Catanzariti Isaac. Spencer Eugene Mauseth, 46, pediatric dentist; wife, Melodee Anne Smith Mauseth.

RIVERTON UTAH SOUTH STAKE: (Aug. 7, 2022) President — Darren John Kirkham, 42, Frontline Pest Professionals owner and founder; succeeding Shawn J. Neilson; wife, Shari Flynn Kirkham. Counselors — Russell Dean Simon, 45, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion online director; wife, Hilary Ann Craig Simon. David Leland Boardman, 39, DEVCO Foods Management LLC CEO; wife, Tiffany Kristine Wardle Boardman.

SALVADOR BRAZIL STAKE: (March 13, 2022) President — Irapuan Araújo Garcia, 60, Commercial Java Tools warehouse manager; succeeding Jailton Silva dos Santos; wife, Deuraydis Teles Garcia. Counselors — Diego Amorim Silva, 31, Maia Lawyers and Associates legal adviser; wife, Luciana do Nacimento Silva. Leandro Gramosa Reis, 30, Gestabilize Accounting and Controllership accounting entrepreneur; wife, Camila Moraes Vieira Reis.

TOOELE UTAH VALLEY VIEW STAKE: (Aug. 14, 2022) President — Adam Zachary Rogers, 51, U.S. Army director of biotesting division; succeeding J. Craig Sellers; wife, Kristen Dickerson Rogers. Counselors — Brandon Wade Nay, 44, Pride Build Homes self-employed; wife, Jennifer Lynn Gambles Nay. Jon Ray Griffith, 51, Selecthealth vice president of operations and chief experience officer; wife, Anne Richins Griffith.

URDANETA PHILIPPINES STAKE: (July 3, 2022) President — Richard Ferrer Servinias, 39, Keller Williams Realty virtual assistant; succeeding Terence Q. Terceño; wife, Rhodora Valdez Ingaran Servinias. Counselors — Rhandale Llarenas Calip, 41, Department of Education teacher; wife, Mylyn Mangasar Dolor Dalip. Hanniel Dulay Purisima, 47, Industrial & Transport Equipment Inc. and Isuzu INTECO sales executive; wife, Jacquelyn Malenab Madayag Purisima.

VITÓRIA DA CONQUISTA BRAZIL STAKE: (Aug. 7, 2022) President — Marlon Sales dos Santos, 49, MS Tratores micro-entrepreneur; succeeding Melquíades Bernardo da Silva; wife, Valdirene Alves dos Santos. Counselors — Brayan Ribeiro Cavalcanti, 35, freelance financial market analyst; wife, Líliam Souza Viana Cavalcanti. Antônio da Silva, 49, automotive paint shop painter; wife, Verônica Merês da Silva.

YORBA LINDA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Aug. 7, 2022) President — Adam Lee Sharp, 45, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine associate professor and Southern California Permanente Group physician; succeeding Charles L. Flake; wife, Amy Elizabeth Losser Sharp. Counselors — Justin West Dalton, 43, Certified Recycling CEO; wife, Jennifer Dawn Parker Dalton. Jared Goodman, 42, Southern California Permanente Medical Group physician; wife, Christy Ann Fisher Goodman.

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