LDS Church News

New stake presidents

Published: Monday, April 28 2014 7:45 a.m. MDT

New stakes

Three new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Eagle Mountain Utah North and Eagle Mountain Utah stakes. The Eagle Mountain Utah Cedar Pass Stake, which includes the Cedar Pass 1st, Cedar Pass 2nd, Cedar Pass 10th, Highlands 1st, Kennekuk, Sage Valley, Stonebridge and Willow Springs wards, was created by Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Kevin J Worthen, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Pohnpei Caroline Islands District. The Panasang Pohnpei Stake, which includes the Kitti, Mand and Uh branches and the Eirike, Palikir, Panasang, Sapwalap and Sekere wards, was created by Elders Scott D. Whiting and Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Queen Creek Arizona South Stake. The San Tan Valley Arizona Stake, which includes the Bella Vista, Copper Basin, Desert Hills, Florence 1st, Florence 2nd and Johnson Ranch wards, was created by Elders Craig A. Cardon and Todd B. Hansen of the Seventy.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN UTAH CEDAR PASS STAKE: (March 16, 2014) President — Shawn Jeffrey Richards, 44, chief financial officer at Universal Health Solutions; wife, Kristin Ellinger Richards. Counselors — Dale Dean Benson, 49, president of Bluefin Office Group; wife, Fawn Marie Crill Benson. Mark Benjamin James, 41, seminary instructor; wife, Stacey Marie Gheen James.

PANASANG POHNPEI STAKE: (March 16, 2014) President — Lensper Kalio, 50, fisherman; wife, S. Nelsiana Kalio. Counselors — Francisco Alwis Hadley, 53, bank security officer/premises manager at Bank of FSM; wife, Melsihner Ramon Hadley. Nixson Redes, 45, self-employed; wife, Hermika Erlinso Redes.

SAN TAN VALLEY ARIZONA STAKE: (March 16, 2014) President — Larry Michael Ray, 68, retired president/chief executive officer at First Federal Credit Union; wife, Janet Barr Ray. Counselors — Graeme Ernest Flexman, 70, franchise owner; wife, Dora Ramona Peredes Flexman. John Olsen Nevitt Sr., 46, farmer; wife, Lorna Louise Walker Nevitt.


BOGOTA COLOMBIA CIUDAD JARDIN STAKE: (Feb. 2, 2014) President — Lyndon Alonso Coscaqua Vasquez, 44, applications engineer; succeeding Nestor E. Contreras Moreno; wife, Lyliana Martinez. Counselors — Brayan Alfredo Lopez Luna, 36, head of planning at SEM Engineering; wife, Lizeth Ines Gorzon de Lopez. Mario Fernando R. Bolanos, 38, contractor; wife, Johanna Elizabeth Pizarro Jaramillo.

CARTAGENA COLOMBIA STAKE: (Jan. 25, 2014) President — Willington A. Plata Villamizar, 36, employed by Ecopetrol S.A.; succeeding Darwin Rafael Luna Martinez; wife, Marlene Niyavna Posso Vivero. Counselors — Ronny Paulo Olascoaga Causil, 35, baker; wife, Ana Irene Geliz Benitez. Edgar E. Torres Morano, 41, merchant; wife, Glenis Quintana Meza.

CHIAUTEMPAN MEXICO STAKE: (Feb. 23, 2014) President — Mario Alberto Reyes Frias, 38, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator; succeeding Demetrio Futierrez Aguirre; wife, Kennya Muñoz Torres. Counselors — Jose David Huerta Barrios, 31, director at EMCA; wife, Stephanie Trejo Sanchez. Luis Fernando Torrentera Sanchez, 30, operations support technician; wife, Marianela Cervantes Vasquez.

DEVONPORT AUSTRALIA STAKE: (March 2, 2014) President — Lionel N. Walters, 33, information technology service manager; succeeding Scott E. Prebble; wife, Suzanne Margaret Cummings Walters. Counselors — Dion R. Triffitt, 46, supervisor at North West Pathology; wife, Kay Maree Thomasson Triffitt. Peter Buckley, 34, laboratory manager for the Department of Education; wife, Ruth Lesley Woolley Buckley.