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Church Announces 42 New Stake Presidents, 10 New Stakes in August

From Hong Kong to Utah, learn more about the new stake presidents announced by the Church in August and the 10 new stakes that were just created.

New Stakes

Ten new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Abuja Nigeria Stake. The Abuja Nigeria North Stake, which consists of the Bwari 1st, Bwari 2nd, Kaduna, Kubwa 1st, Kubwa 2nd, Mpape and Suleja wards, was created by Elder Terence M. Vinson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, an Area Seventy.

ABUJA NIGERIA NORTH STAKE (May 29, 2016):

President—Ibeakalam Eric Mbibi, 37, protocol officer, Savannah Bank; wife, Onumsinachi Joy Nduka Mbibi. Counselors—Ifeanyi Harrison Agiriga, 35, coordinator, S&I; wife, Ejiro Abigail Ighendo Agiriga. Chukwuemeka Prince Ihenkoro, 27, facility manager, LDS Church; wife, Jordell Diane Rupp.

A new stake has been created from the Austin Texas Oak Hills, Austin Texas and Round Rock Texas stakes. The Cedar Park Texas Stake, which consists of the Llano Branch and the Carriage Hills, Cedar Park, Cypress Creek, Marble Falls, New Hope and Whitestone wards, was created by Elder Von G. Keetch, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Michael L. Southward, an Area Seventy.

CEDAR PARK TEXAS STAKE (June 5, 2016):

President—Ryan Dee Robinson, 55, chief people officer, Bazaarvoice Inc.; wife, Elena Marie Forster Robinson. Counselors—Gary Roland Anderson, 47, self-employed; wife, Jennifer Tadje Anderson. Brian Dale Liddiard, 57, business director/owner, Practice Cafe LLC; wife, Connie Lee Hill Liddiard.

A new stake has been created from the Guatemala City Mariscal Stake. The Guatemala City San Cristobal Stake, which consists of the Jerusalén Branch and the Balcones, Panorama, Peronia and San Cristóbal wards, was created by Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alejandro López, an Area Seventy.

GUATEMALA CITY SAN CRISTOBAL STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—César Alejandro Morales Folgar, 31, self-employed; wife, Lucia Carolina Lang Velásquez. Counselors—Victor Manuel Rojas Peña, 30, project manager, Merck S.A.; wife, Lidia Victoria Santizo Melgar. Carlos Manuel Ibañez Marinez, 63, engineering assistant; wife, Yolanda López Castillo.

A new stake has been created from the Hong Kong China Kowloon and the Hong Kong China stakes. The Hong Kong China Kowloon East Stake, which consists of the Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O and the Tsim Sha Tsui wards, was created by Elder Chi Hong Wong, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Benjamin Ming Tze Tai, an Area Seventy.

HONG KONG CHINA KOWLOON EAST STAKE (June 5, 2016): President—Wai Choi Ellis Lau, 51, quality director, Mattel; wife, Suk Wah Choi. Counselors—Siu Hung Tong, 66, CFO, John Hardy; wife, Kam Sim Chan Tong. Kin Wing Liu, 47, partner, Kin & Wai Accounting; wife, Shui Mei Patti Sum.

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