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Church Announces 57 New Stake Presidents, 12 New Stakes in May

From Korea to Nigeria and India to Australia, learn more about the 57 new stake presidents announced in May.

A new stake has been created from the Ahuachapan El Salvador and the Atiquizaya El Salvador stakes. The Ahuachapán El Salvador El Espino Stake, which consists of the Campestre, El Arco, El Espino, Las Brisas, Las Rosas, and Suncuan wards, was created by Elder Jorge F. Zeballos, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Pablo H. Chávez, an Area Seventy.

AHUACHAPÁN EL SALVADOR EL ESPINO STAKE (November 19, 2017): President—Roque Arturo Zaldaña Olivares, 43, English language director, Korea El Salvador Youth Center; wife, Janeth Julieta Salilnas Padilla. Counselors—Enrique Santiago Barillas Carrillo, 42, police chief; wife, Ana Eleticia Nicia Contreras. Santiago Antonio Bonilla Moran, 37, multitask, San Luis bonanza; wife, Geldna Maritza Fuentes Saldaña.

A new stake has been created from the Billings Montana Stake. The Billings Montana South Stake, which consists of the Blue Creek, Canyon Creek, Laurel, Monad, Red Lodge, and Shiloh wards, was created by Elder Michael T. Ringwood, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Rulon F. Stacey, an Area Seventy.

BILLINGS MONTANA SOUTH STAKE (November 11, 2017): President—Brian Robert Ludwig, 39, oral surgeon; wife, Andrea Burgess Ludwig. Counselors—Edward Douglas Jorden, 46, owner, Yellowstone Valley Vet, Inc.; wife, Karilee Carwin Jorden. Justin Graves, 42, manager/designer/draftsman, IMPACT Drafting and Design; wife, Wendi Ann Piippo Graves.

A new stake has been created from the Cochabamba Bolivia Cobiha and the Cochabamba Bolivia Jaihuayco stakes. The Cochabamba Bolivia Aeropuerto Stake, which consists of the Cobija, Jaihuayco, La Chimba, Lindo, and Villa México wards, was created by Elder Enrique R. Falabella, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alejandro F. Moscoso, an Area Seventy.

COCHABAMBA BOLIVIA AEROPUERTO STAKE (November 12, 2017): President—Pavel Arusamen Siles Escobar, 43, sales executive, Sanat Pharam S.R.L.; wife, María Jesús Verónica Lopez Dávalos. Counselors—Humberto Fernandez Mosquera, 48, auto mechanic; wife, Mamani Carmen Coyo. Leocadio Choque Cruz, 41, self-employed; wife, Elena Choque Muñoz Mary.

A new stake has been created from the New Delhi India District. The New Delhi India Stake, which consists of the Dwarka, Lajpat, Malviya Nagar, Munirka and Vasant Vihar wards, was created by Elder Randy D. Funk, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Robert William, an Area Seventy.

NEW DELHI INDIA STAKE (November 5, 2017): President—Suresh Kumar Ramakrishna, 38, facilities manager, LDS Church; succeeding Suku Thankappan; wife, Pavani Suresh Ramakrishna. Counselors—Arpit D. Pandey, 33, India language coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Ranjini Gowthaman Pandey. Prudhvi Raju Varada, 29, relationship manager, the Chopras; wife, Mamta Dhikao Varada.

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