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Church Creates 6 New Stakes, Calls 34 New Stake Presidents in July

The Church recently announced the creation of six new stakes in July: the Prague Czech Republic Stake, Saratoga Springs Utah Mount Saratoga Stake, Tarija Bolivia Tabladita Stake, Ikot Ekpene Nigeria Stake, Mesa Arizona Flatiron Stake, and the Sydney Australia Prairiewood Stake. 

In addition, the Church called 34 new stake presidencies:

Prague Czech Republic Stake

A new stake has been created from the Prague Czech Republic District. The Prague Czech Republic Stake, which consists of the Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Liberec, Olomouc, Plzen, Trebíc, Uherské, Zlín, and České Budejovice Branches and the Brno, Jicin, Ostrava, and Praha Wards, was created by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency; Elder Timothy J. Dyches, a General Authority Seventy; and Elder Detlef H. Adler, an Area Seventy.

(May 15, 2016): President—Martin Pilka, 50, self-employed/developer; wife, Alena Lysonková Pilková. Counselors—Michal Hanzal, 34, interpreter, LDS Church; wife, Bohdana Kašáková Hanzalová. Roman Cadeni, 45, administration assistant, LDS Church; wife, Jarmila Florianora Cadeni.

Saratoga Springs Utah Mount Saratoga Stake

A new stake has been created from the Saratoga Springs Utah Crossroads Stake. The Saratoga Springs Utah Mount Saratoga Stake, which consists of the Riverside 1st, Riverside 2nd, Saratoga Springs 7th, Saratoga Springs 10th, Sunrise Meadows 1st, Sunrise Meadows 2nd, Sunrise Meadows 3rd, and Sunset Haven Wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Alin Spannaus, an Area Seventy.

(May 15, 2016): President—Kenneth Taylor Gibby, 50, SVP/CIO, Utah Community Credit Union; wife, Lisa Lorrayne Tracy Gibby. Counselors—Randy Howard Powell, 42, chief financial officer, Meta Source; wife, Shauna Margaret Lifferth Powell. Matthew Verne Toone, 33, president, MVT Products; wife, Heather Tingey Toone.

A new stake has been created from the Tarija Bolivia Stake. The Tarija Bolivia Tabladita Stake, which consists of the Central, Cuatro de Julio, Panamericano, Senac, and Tabladita Wards, was created by Elder Juan A. Uceda, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Mathias Held, an Area Seventy.

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