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Church Announces 6 New Stakes, Calls 38 New Stake Presidents

From Taiwan to Idaho and Switzerland to Kiribati, the Church announced six new stakes and called 38 new stake presidents. 

The following are the new and reorganized stakes:

New Stakes

Six new stakes have been created.

Chiayi Taiwan Stake

A new stake has been created from the Chiayi Taiwan District. The Chiayi Taiwan Stake, which consists of the Huawei 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.

Meridian Idaho Linder Stake

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.

Phoenix Arizona South Mountain Stake

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.

Queen Creek Arizona North Stake 

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.

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