Four new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Arizona Flagstaff Stake. The Arizona Flagstaff East Stake, which consists of the Sawmill Branch and the Flagstaff YSA 1st, Linda Vista, Mount Elden, Switzer Canyon and Walnut Canyon wards, was created by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Maxsimo C. Torres, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the College Station Texas, Spring Texas, and The Woodlands Texas stakes. The Conroe Texas Stake, which consists of the Crockett, Heritage YSA, Huntsville 2nd and Madisonville branches and the Conroe 1st, Conroe 2nd, Crighton, Huntsville 1st and Montgomery wards, was created by Elder Bradley D. Foster, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Raymond S. Heyman, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Monrovia Liberia district. The Monrovia Liberia Stake, which consists of the Congo Town 1st Branch and the Central Monrovia, Congo Town 2nd, Doe Community, Matadi and Sinkor wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Anthony Quaisie, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Mount Vernon Washington and Everett Washington stakes. The Oak Harbor Washington Stake, which consists of the Eastsound, Friday Harbor and Lopez branches and the Anacortes, Mount Erie, Mount Vernon YSA, Oak Harbor 1st, Oak Harbor 2nd, Penn Cove and South Whidbey Island wards, was created by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Michael R. Murray, an Area Seventy.
ARIZONA FLAGSTAFF EAST STAKE: (May 7, 2017) President — Leslie Davis Seaman, 62, dentist; wife, Linda Marie Frost Seaman. Counselors — Terrance Richard Rice, 63, service coordinator, Goodman Electric; wife, Sandra Eileen Ethington Rice. Samuel Wayne Fisher, 55, senior manager, Hinton Burdick PLLC; wife, Jolene Hansen Fisher.
CONROE TEXAS STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Robert Maurice Goodman, Jr., 58, general manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.; wife, Sharon Hill Goodman. Counselors — Wayne Lawrence Johns, 60, senior specialist representative; wife, Debra Rae White Johns. Russell Lynn Carruth, 65, founder, T S Upset and Thread; wife, Laura Craig Tuffli Carruth.
MONROVIA LIBERIA STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Augustine Sallyboy Geedeh, 34, teacher; wife, Rose Handful Geedeh. Counselors — Emmanuel Sokan Tarpeh, 46, MLU Analyst, LDS Church; wife, Silime Brandy Nyepan Tarpeh. Franklin Amoh Kemokai, 34, visa consular, Embassy of Egypt; wife, Kaisandra Maibel Gray Kemdkai.
OAK HARBOR WASHINGTON STAKE: (April 23, 2017) President — Randall D. Dickson, 48, high school teacher; wife, Lisa Paige Dickson. Counselors — William Francis Weaver, 66, CEO, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company; wife, Elaine Janet Hogg Weaver. Jason Gregory Hogge, 42, family physician; wife, Bobbilyn K. Hogge.
AMERICAN FORK UTAH NORTH STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Jeffrey Harry Abram, 52, physician assistant; succeeding Stephen M. Jones; wife, Jean Renee Melton Abram. Counselors — Norman William Gardner, 51, curriculum writer, seminaries and institutes of religion, LDS Church; wife, Natalie Jean Yardley Gardner. Samuel Gunn Beeson, 45, teacher; wife, Sarah Lyn Worden Beeson.
ANTIOCH CALIFORNIA STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Joseph Robert Daynes, 51, president, Mercer; succeeding Paul A. Westover; wife, Susan Hollingshaus Daynes. Counselors — David William Hull, 51, regional vice president, Bosch Rexroth; wife, Maria Mecham Hull. Geoffrey Ryan Fowler, 42, religious educator, Church Educational System, LDS Church; wife, Roseanna Croasdale Fowler.
BARRANQUILLA COLOMBIA EL CARMEN STAKE: (April 23, 2017) President — Luis Enrique Jimenez Lopez, 42, coordinator, Ufinet Colombia; succeeding Yuri Z. Gil Toro; wife, Iisis Maria Bonett Arrieta. Counselors — Armando Ignacio Cuberos Delaytz, 54, commercial director, Tu Sim Distribution; wife, Yajaira Del Duca Osorio. Jeffrey Andres Viloria Arcon, 29, treasurer, Coopmulvital; wife, Loraine De Moya Noriega.
BUCARAMANGA COLOMBIA TERRAZAS STAKE: (April 9, 2017) President — Edinson Jesus Parra Hernandez, 43, accounting assistant; succeeding Simon Sandoval Quintero; wife, Marisol Chavez Lopez. Counselors — Edinson Andres Alfonso Alfonso, 29, tax reviewer; wife, Blanca Luz Claro Arevalo. Mario Alberto Mantilla Vargas, 53, operations consultant, ITAU Bank; wife, Dorys Yaneth Forero.
CARDSTON ALBERTA WEST STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Michael James Ferguson, 48, registered nurse; succeeding D. Brian Low; wife, Delia Joanne Ferguson. Counselors — Robert Douglas Quinton, 50, painter; wife, Renee Marie Leavitt Quinton. Austin John Nunn, 43, principal, Cardston High School; wife, Kaylynn Waite Nunn.
CARMICHAEL CALIFORNIA STAKE: (May 7, 2017) President — Todd Lewis Johnson, 47, dentist; succeeding Stephen B. Taylor; wife, Rachel Elizabeth Bringhurst Johnson. Counselors — Michael Ray Childs, 49, surgeon; wife, Kristin Leigh Trump Childs. Scott Michael Wigginton, 64, general internal medicine; wife, Laura Sue Newton Wigginton.
CATARMAN PHILIPPINES STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Amado Ebdane Estonanto Jr., 43, resetter, Arcos; succeeding Jimmy D. Pedrola; wife, Melina Lectana Madronio Estonanto. Counselors — Milben Balberan Corsino, 38, teacher; wife, Lilia Tiballa Dalupan Corsino. Oliver Dapulag Capangpangan, 38, teacher; wife, Luzviminda Eulin Galaroza Capangpangan.
FESITRANH HONDURAS STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Luis Gerardo Mineros Jácome, 39, manager, Hanes Brand Inc.; succeeding Jose Hernandez; wife, Verónica Raquel Medina Alas. Counselors — Harold Exequiel Padilla Paniagua, 31, mechanic; wife, María Sagrario Gamez Amaya. Victor Manuel Herrera Moncada, 30, engineer; wife, Cybill Ivana Palacios Jiménez.
HENDERSON NEVADA ELDORADO STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Steven Leigh Morris, 46, attorney; succeeding Russell T. Peterson; wife, Lisa Christine Ricks Morris. Counselors — Steven Glade Walton, 54, pilot, Grand Canyon Airlines; wife, Darlene Louise Smith Walton. Steven Wayne Killian, 47, division chief financial officer; wife, Wendy Revill Killian.
KUMAMOTO JAPAN STAKE: (April 30, 2017) President — Taizo Takahashi, 62, director, Aoba Hospital; succeeding Akitomo Fujita; wife, Miharu Takahashi. Counselors — Wataru Shibata, 58, subsection chief, Kirii Construction Materials Co., Ltd.; wife, Yuko Shibata. Norihiko Semba, 37, employed at Recruit R & D Staffing Co., Ltd.; wife, Mari Fukumoto Semba.
LIMA PERU VILLA SALVADOR STAKE: (April 16, 2017) President — Martin Roberto Tello Sotil, 45, teacher; succeeding Lorenzo Morocho Castillo; wife, Isabel Cristina Vasquez Jimenez. Counselors — Elebi Tocto Soberon, 42, cook; wife, Hermelinda Jara Casazola. Walter Cesar Salazar Marcelo, 45, commercial consultant; wife, Delia Zapata Castillo.
PROVO UTAH MARRIED STUDENT 3RD STAKE: (Feb 19, 2017) President — Gale Joseph Skousen, 56, physician; succeeding Kenneth J. Swenson; wife, Theresa Denise Packard Skousen. Counselors — Dale C. Allred, 61, vice president of operations, Cornaby’s LLC; wife, DeVonne Allred. Sam Joel Coates, 58, psychiatrist; wife, Marina Less Daniel Coates.
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