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Church Announces 10 New Stakes, 43 New Stake Presidents in June

From Ghana to Utah and Honduras to Japan, learn more about the new stake presidents announced by the Church in June.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A new stake has been created from the La Ceiba Honduras Stake. The La Ceiba Honduras Miramar Stake, which consists of the La Másica Branch and the Buenos Aires, El Confite, Las Colinas, Miramar, and Montecristo Wards, was created by Elder José L. Alonso, General Authority Seventy, and Elder A. Moroni Pérez, an Area Seventy.

LA CEIBA HONDURAS MIRAMAR STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Ricardo Antonio Diaz Alcerro, 47, branch manager, BAC Honduras; wife, Olga Raquel Cáceres Galindo. Counselors—Fabricio René Lozano Guerrero, 42, manager, Seaffi; wife, Rossana Martinez Rivera; Milton Enrique Howell Matute, 41, owner, Inversiones Diversas Sión; wife, Zulma Janneth Murillo Padilla.

A new stake has been created from the Las Vegas Nevada South Stake. The Las Vegas Nevada Blue Diamond Stake, which consists of the Charleston Park, Coronado, Desert Hill, Homestead, Manse Springs, Painted Mountain, Sierra Vista, and Southern Hills Wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Todd S. Larkin, an Area Seventy.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA BLUE DIAMOND STAKE (January 8, 2017): President—David Vance Walker, 60, CFO, Elan Office Systems; wife, Peggy Ann Zobrist Walker. Counselors—Joshua Ryan Dobbins, 39, CFO, Brady Industries; wife, Alicia Lynn Nobbs Dobbins. William David Rencher, 54, director of operations, University of Nevada School of Medicine; wife, Janet Colleen Morriss Rencher.

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.

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.

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