The LDS Church announced 6 new stakes in Chiayi Taiwan, Meridian Idaho USA, Phoenix Arizona USA, Queen Creek Arizona USA, Sao Louis Brazil and in Fredericksburg Viriginia USA; the church also calls 38 new stake presidents. The following are the new and reorganized stakes:
Four new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Chiayi Taiwan District. The Chiayi Taiwan Stake, which consists of the Huwei and the Taipo Branches and the Chiayi 1st, Chiayi 2nd, Hsinying, Minhsiung, and Touliu Wards, was created by Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Zeno Chow, an Area Seventy.
CHIAYI TAIWAN STAKE (June 26, 2016): President--Hsien Tsung Hsiao, 53, Cheng Xing Company; wife, Ming Hui Tsai. Counselors--Liang Ming Chung, 56, PM, Fu Mao Company; wife, Huang Mei Miao Liang. Huang Chih Hsien, 51, laundry shop; wife, Mei Ngo Chen.
A new stake has been created from the Meridian Idaho North and the Meridian Idaho Paramount Stakes. The Meridian Idaho Lender Stake, which consists of the Ashbury, Crosby Park, Kingsley Park, Lochsa Falls, Paramount, Silverleaf, and Verona Wards, was created by Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Jeffrey D. Erekson, an Area Seventy.
MERIDIAN IDAHO LINDER STAKE (August 21, 2016): President--Tonn Kimball Petersen, 40, attorney; wife, Jami Lee Peterson. Counselors--Joseph Michael Piscione, 50, partner, Helmstar Group; wife, Emily Belnap Piscione. John Douglas Wheeler, 43, partner/CPA, Olsen Wheeler CPAs; wife, Tiffany Nichole Snowder Wheeler.
A new stake has been created from the Phoenix Arizona and Phoenix Arizona West Maricopa Stakes. The Phoenix Arizona South Mountain Stake, which consists of the Gila River, Laveen, Montana Del Sur, South Mountain, Trailside, and Vineyard Wards, was created by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Leonard D. Greer, an Area Seventy.
PHOENIX ARIZONA SOUTH MOUNTAIN STAKE (August 21, 2016): President--Jeffrey Kay Porter, 39, quality director, Berry Plastics; wife, Rebecca Taylor Porter. Counselors--Richard Bret Gadberry, 51, senior manager, Honeywell Aerospace; wife, Angela Jo Shaw Gadberry. Andrew Kelly Hoyt, 37, broker/owner, Turf Reality; wife, Stacy Frances King Hoyt.
A new stake has been created from the Queen Creek Arizona North and Queen Creek Arizona West Stakes. The San Tan Valley Arizona North Stake, which consists of the Cambria, Ironwood Crossing 1st, Ironwood Crossing 2nd, Ironwood Crossing 3rd, Ironwood Crossing, and Vineyard Wards, was created by Elder James J. Hamula, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel W. Jones, an Area Seventy.
QUEEN CREEK ARIZONA NORTH STAKE (August 21, 2016): President--Ronald Dean Arnson, 53, restaurant owner; succeeding Alyn M. McClure; wife, Michelle Marie Momary Arnson. Counselors--Richard William Andreasen, 49, doctor; wife, Lisa Karene Diehl Andreasen. Brian Todd Higginson, 51, general manager, Allied Wheels Components; wife, Becky Oram Higginson.
A new stake has been created from the São Luís Brazil Stake. The São Luís Brazil East Stake, which consists of the Cidade Operária, Cohatrac, Jardim Tropical, Maiobão, and Pioneiros Wards, was created by Elder W. Mark Bassett, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Aroldo Cavalcante, an Area Seventy.
SÃO LUÍS BRAZIL EAST STAKE (August 21, 2016): President--João Carlos Martins, 57, technician in educational subjects, IFMA; wife, Neilza Ribeiro Borges. Counselors--Jean Ricardo Buás Soares, 37, ship inspector; wife, Joselia Medes da Rocha. Claudiney Costa Correia, 42, maintenance supervisor, Sonic; wife, Maria Pedrolina Barbosa Correia.
A new stake has been created from the Fredericksburg Virginia Stake. The Stafford Virginia Stake, which consists of the Stafford Branch (Spanish) and the Accokeek, Aquia, Garrisonville, Hartwood, King George, Rock Hill, and White Oak Wards, was created by Elder Erich W. Kopischke, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Kevin E. Calderwood, an Area Seventy.
FREDERICKSBURG VIRGINIA STAKE (August 21, 2016): President--John Nathan Genho, 37, geneticist; succeeding D. Michael Kitchens; wife, Kaye Lynn Donovan Genho. Counselors--Mark Stephen Hebertson, 57, endodontist; wife, Nicole Luke Hebertson. Eric Ronald Sharp, 49, sales director, Aclara; wife, Ira Lou Arbogast Sharp.
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