From the Philippines to Rexburg and England to Logan, the First Presidency has called 20 new stake presidents to serve in stakes around the world.
BACOLOD PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Feb. 25, 2018) President — Rossen Bon Chiong Escobar, 53, division manager, Avon Cosmetics, Inc.; succeeding Benjamin S. Candari; wife, Imelda Socorro Karina I.F. Escobar. Counselors — Rollin Estampa Pioquinto Sr., 47, safety officer, Focus Direct Inc.; wife, Ma Sowrro B. L. Pioquinto. Alvin A. Dy, 52, sales associate, United Laboratories Inc.; wife, Erlyn L. W. Dy.
BELLEVUE WASHINGTON STAKE: (Feb. 11, 2018) President — Jared M. Spataro, 43, general manager, Microsoft; succeeding Greg P. Mackay; wife, Kimberly A. K. Spataro. Counselors — Mark W. Nelson, 48, orthodontist; wife, Teri L. H. Nelson. Robert E. Tanner, 58, dentist; wife, Diane F. Tanner.
BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND STAKE: (Feb. 25, 2018) President — Paul Wilkinson, 65, European managing director, De Lage Landen; succeeding Daniel E. Griffiths; wife, Particia M. C. Wilkinson. Counselors — Joel J. Desous, 44, team manager, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council; wife, Anne J. Rudd. Martin J. Ward, 38, head of music, King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys; wife, Leah D. F. Ward.
CEBU PHILIPPINES CONSOLACIAN STAKE: (March 4, 2018) President — Jose A. Asuncion, 51, temple facilities manager; succeeding Jose A. San Gabriel; wife, Aurora G. E. Asuncion. Counselors — Florante O. Sasing, 44, teacher; wife, Siena C. L. Sasing. Laurence T. Besite, 41, administrative assistant, LDS Church; wife, Yolanda C. V. Besite.