From Utah to Zimbabwe and Brazil to Samoa, learn more about the 32 new stake presidents called by the Church in February.
A new stake has been created from the Des Moines Iowa and Ames Iowa Stakes. The Des Moines Iowa Mount Pisgah Stake, which consists of the Centerville, Indianola, Lenox, and Perry Branches and the Easter Lake, Osceola, Roccoon River, Walnut Hills, and Waukee Wards, was created by Elder Weatherford T. Clayton, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Rulon F. Stacey, an Area Seventy.
DES MOINES IOWA MOUNT PISGAH STAKE (November 20, 2016): President—Gary Lee Pence, 61, retired, Wells Fargo; wife, Debra Kay Van Valkenburg Pence. Counselors—David Michael Arzani, 64, national sales coordinator, Ramco Innovations; wife, Kathleen Jo Fenimore. Kevin Theron Kohler, 46, special agent, FBI; wife, Charisse Rose Kohler.
A new stake has been created from the Rajahmundry India District. The Rajahmundry India Stake, which consists of the Dowleswaram Ward, Kakinada Ward, Rajahmundry 1st Ward, Rajahmundry 2nd Ward, and Rajahmundry 3rd Ward, was created by Elder Randy Dennis Funk, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Robert Kumar William, an Area Seventy.
RAJAHMUNDRY INDIA STAKE (December 17, 2016): President—Prasad Badireddy, 29, business executive, Dabur India Ltd.; wife, Syamala Boddupalli Badireddy. Counselors—Prasad Pinipe Durga, 32, clerk, Cooperative Bank; wife, Pinipe Madhaui Bathula Madhavi. Naveen Kumar Murapaka, 28, professional sales; wife, Sagarika Vasadi Murapaka.
A new stake has been created from the Teresina Brazil Horto and the Teresina Brazil Stakes. The Teresina Brazil Planalto Stake, which consists of the Caxias Branch and the Angelim, Esplanada, Planalto, Poti, and Timon Wards, was created by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Raimundo P. de Pinho, an Area Seventy.
TERESINA BRAZIL PLANALTO STAKE (November 20, 2016): President—José de Ribamar Silva de Souza, 43, owner, Mile Uma Profissões; wife, Karine Vieira Clemention. Counselors—Nilson Meredesa Furtado, 49, self-employed; wife, Nely Cristiane Soares. Wand Jorge da Silva Rodrigues, 38, representative, AKMOS; wife, Theresa Rachel Mendes da Silva Rodrigues.