From Utah to South Africa and Venezuela to Japan, the First Presidency has called 53 new stake presidents and their wives to serve in stakes around the world.
A new stake has been created from the Guatemala City Stake. The Guatemala City Don Justo Stake, which consists of the Arrazola, Don Justo, El Pajón, Fraijanes, Las Flores, and San José Pinula Wards, was created by Elder Kevin R. Duncan, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Pablo H. Chávez, an Area Seventy.
GUATEMALA CITY DON JUSTO STAKE
(June 18, 2017): President—Héctor David Hernández García, 35, finance manager, LDS Church; wife, Emma Cristina Hernández. Counselors—Ever Oraldo García Godinez, 49, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Irma Leticia García. Hans Daniel Ulises Lucas Eguizabal, 43, lawyer; wife, Ingrid Judith Lucas.
A new stake has been created from the O’Fallon Illinois, St. Louis Missouri North, St. Louis Missouri South, and St. Louis Missouri Stakes. The Hazelwood Missouri Stake, which consists of the San Carlos Branch and the Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, St. Charles, St. Peters, and Weldon Spring Wards, was created by Elder Joaquin E. Costa, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Brian L. Rawson, an Area Seventy.
HAZELWOOD MISSOURI STAKE
(June 4, 2017): President—Aaron Timothy Ott, 39, government account manager, Konica Minolta; wife, Melissa Marie Landon Ott. Counselors—James L. Hendricks, 57, Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, LDS Church; wife, Julie Murdock Hendricks. James Andrew Brown, 47, professor, Washington University; wife, Amy Donnelle Keel Brown.
A new stake has been created from the Kissy Sierra Leone District. The Kissy Sierra Leone Stake, which consists of the Calaba Town Branch and the Grassfield, Kissy 1st, Kissy 2nd, Kontoloh, Wellington 1st, and Wellington 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Idyo Raymond Egbo, an Area Seventy.
KISSY SIERRA LEONE STAKE
(June 18, 2017): President—Idrissa Turay, 34, vice principal, government of Sierra Leone; wife, Feima Florence Turay. Counselors—James E’ttindolo Diawo, 45, civil service worker; wife, Salamatu Diawo. Augustine Moseray, 40, civil servant; wife, Hawanatu Daula Moseray.