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Church Announces 9 New Stakes, 68 New Stake Presidents in July

From New Zealand to Botswana and Finland to Korea, learn more about the new stakes created and stake presidents called in July.

A new stake has been created from the Aba Nigeria North and the Aba Nigeria Ogbor Hill Stakes. The Aba Nigeria Umuola Stake, which consists of the Umola 1st and 2nd, Waterside 1st and 2nd, and Umueme Wards and the Bible College Road and Mgboko Obete Branches, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Isaac K. Morrison, an Area Seventy.

ABA NIGERIA UMUOLA STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Uwem Gilbert Edem, 48, seminaries and institutes coordinator; wife, Attah Orok Edim. Counselors—Kalu Onwuka Kalu, 42, Church groundskeeper; wife, Oma Debora Kalu. Valentine Nnamdi Ifeanyi Iwuorie, 55, supervisor of Church distribution center; wife, Eunice Onumara Obinna Iwuorie.

A new stake has been created from the Asaba Nigeria District. The Asaba Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ibusa and Illah Branches and the Asaba 1st, Asaba 2nd, Asaba 3rd, Asaba 4th, and Ugbolu Wards, was created by Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah, an Area Seventy.

ASABA NIGERIA STAKE (June 10, 2018): President—Chike Okonkwo, 51, area veterinarian; wife, Ijeoma Evelyn Aniekie Okonkwo. Counselors—Charles Arwechi Njokanna, 53, admininstrative officer, Fedomed Medical Center; wife, Blessing Nigorie Njokanna. Christopher Uchedjor Isiekwe, 38, registrar, Delta State Judiciary; wife, Augustina Chidinma Okeleke Isiekwe.

A new stake has been created from the Punaauia Tahiti and Raromatai Tahiti Stakes. The Bora Bora Tahiti Stake, which consists of the Haamene and Hipu Branches and the Anau, Cumorah, Faanui, Maupiti, and Vaitape Wards, was created by Elder O. Vincent Haleck, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Glenn Burgess, an Area Seventy.

BORA BORA TAHITI STAKE (April 29, 2018): President—Moana M. Teriipaia, 60, retired; wife, Romalaaron Eritaneta Fleurise Teriipaia. Counselors—Taaroa T. Tapea, 47, substitute teacher; wife, Née Pore Rose Tapea. Josuah J. Tiori, 34, electrician; wife, Lomay Poeala Tiori.

A new stake has been created from the Asheville North Carolina, Roswell Georgia, and Sugar Hill Georgia Stakes. The Coal Mountain Georgia Stake, which consists of the Blairsville and Murphy Branches and the Coal Mountain, Dahlonega, Flower Park, Laurel Springs, Pilgrim Mill, and Sharon Springs Wards, was created by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, General Authority Seventy, and Elder René R. Alba, an Area Seventy.

COAL MOUNTAIN GEORGIA STAKE (May 6, 2018): President—Matthew Allan Pennington, 51, director/partner, TKT Consulting; wife, Kristin Anne Devenburg Pennington. Counselors—Michael Richard Hansen, 46, pediatric dentist; wife, Tiffany Dee Johnston Hansen. Jarod Austin Johnson, 43, territory manager, Neuwave Medical; wife, Lazette Mae McLaughlin Johnson.

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