From Brazil to Utah and Hawaii to Peru, the Church has called 18 new stake presidents to serve in stakes around the world.
Cuiabá Brazil Stake
(March 5, 2017) President — Francis Demetrius Mensch Da Silva, 32, financial administrator; succeeding Francisco Werner Kleim Moreira; wife, Regiane de Oliveira. Counselors — Wagner Pereira, 53, director, W. Pereira Accounting; wife, Rosana Moreira Andrade. Márcio Ojeda Torrilhas, 41, project overseer, MT Construction; wife, Edineida Andreia da Silva Torrilhas.
Cuiabá Brazil Industriário Stake
(March 12, 2017) President — Giovani Jesus de Carvalho, 32, business owner; succeeding Ivanecir da Silva Barboza; wife, Milene Gabriela Winck de Carvalho. Counselors — Devlin Ricardo da Silva Bezerra, 32, partner, Conrisa; wife, Karoline Fernandes Barbosa Bezerra. Paulo Roberto de Sousa Freitas Filho, 35, professor; wife, Elaine Lira Nascimento Freitas.
Delta Utah West Stake
(Feb. 19, 2017) President — Fred W Tasker, 63, training technician, IPSC; succeeding Theodore R. Rempp; wife, Nancy Jo Throckmorton Tasker. Counselors — Daniel M Johnson, 63, farmer; wife, Lori Mae Cooley Johnson. Kevin Don Morris, 60, maintenance supervisor, Millard County; wife, Katherine Elizabeth Dafoe Morris.
Houston Texas Bear Creek Stake
(Feb. 26, 2017) President — Scott H. Welch, 54, attorney; succeeding John W. Allen; wife, Laura Jean Lyon Welch. Counselors — David Ray Hansen, 66, senior vice president and chief administration officer, Westlake Chemical Corp.; wife, R. Lisa Lawrence Hansen. Michael Earl Dailey, 43, vice president and general counsel, Air Liquide; wife, Leah Vail Dailey.
Ivins Utah Stake
(Feb. 19, 2017) President — Kevin Martin Smith, 49, CEO, Tuacahn Center for the Arts; succeeding Daniel S. Robinson; wife, Rebecca Savage Smith. Counselors — Brett Trenton Muse, 51, physician; wife, Diane Wolfe Muse. Dennis Smith Mehr, 45, healthcare administrator, IHC Health Services; wife, Stacie Jo Harker Mehr.