The Church recently announced the formation of three new stakes and called 21 new stake presidents across the world this March.
Gainsville Virgina Stake
A new stake has been created from the Ashburn Virginia and Centreville Virginia Stakes. The Gainsville Virginia Stake, which consists of the Gainesville, Haymarket, Tall Cedars, Vint Hill, Warrenton 1st, and Warrenton 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk, a General Authority Seventy.
(December 4, 2016): President—Jon Erik Dionne, 51, vice president of engineering, RDA, Inc.; wife, Lisa Ann Barrus Dionne. Counselors—Johan Victor Carlson, 42, CEO, T-Zero; wife, Sara Elizabeth Fuller Carlson. Gregory Douglas Roney, 42, business owner; wife, Anna Christine Holmgren Roney.
Harare Zimbabwe East Stake
A new stake has been created from the Harare Zimbabwe Stake. The Harare Zimbabwe East Stake, which consists of the Acturus, Damofalls, and Marondera Branches and the Mabvuku 1st, Mabvuku 2nd, Ruwa, and Tafara Wards, was created by Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Walter Chatora, an Area Seventy.
HARARE ZIMBABWE EAST STAKE (December 4, 2016): President—Ignatius Maziofa, 35, manager; wife, Bridget Mtetwa Maziofa. Counselors—Terrify A. Banda, 41, coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Mary Antonio Uarimo Banda. Edward Gramu, 44, recoveries manager, Trust Bank; wife, Patience Kazanjanani Gramu.