From Ghana to Tahiti and Utah to Rhode Island, the Church has created 10 new stakes and called 38 new stake presidents.
The following new and reorganized stakes have been announced:
Ten new stakes have been created.
Apucarana Brazil Stake
A new stake has been created from the Apucarana Brazil District. The Apucarana Brazil Stake, which consists of the Alvorada, Apucarana, and Eldorado branches and the América and Sarandi wards, was created by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Osvaldo R. Dias, an Area Seventy.
APUCARANA BRAZIL STAKE (June 19, 2016): President—Cleber Turim Alves, 30, salesman; Bonfim Paints; wife, Naiara Cristina Iensen. Counselors—Claudinei Geraldo, 34, software developer and coordinator; wife, Reni Mendes dos Santos Geraldo. Deivid Luciano Mota, 35, self-employed; wife, Sandra de Oliveira Mariano.
El Carmen Honduras Stake
A new stake has been created from the Satelite Honduras and the San Pedro Sula Honduras stakes. The El Carmen Honduras Stake, which consists of the San Juan Branch and the Calpules, El Carmen, La Aldea, Las Lomas, and the Ocotillo wards, was created by Elder José L. Alonso, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Jared R. Ocampo, an Area Seventy.
EL CARMEN HONDURAS STAKE (June 26, 2016): President—Marvin Ivan Palomo Marmol, 36, self-employed; wife, Basilia Inestroza Garcia. Counselors—Miller Euceda Orellana, 45, sales advisor; wife, Yadira del Socorro Zamora Gómez. Noel David Valladares Alvarado, 40, self-employed; wife, Denia Suyapa Alvarenga Cardona.
Mapleton Utah West Stake
A new stake has been created from the Mapleton Utah North, Mapleton Utah, Spanish Fork Utah Canyon View and Spanish Fork Utah Maple Mountain stakes. The Mapleton Utah West Stake, which consists of the Legacy Farms, Maple Highlands, Mapleton 10th, Mapleton 12th, Mapleton 17th, Mapleton 19th, Mapleton 22nd, and the Spanish Highlands 2nd wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Douglas L. Dance.
MAPLETON UTAH WEST STAKE (June 12, 2016): President—Kelend Ivan Mills, 50, director of training, Missionary Department; wife, Katherine Goates Mills. Counselors—David Clark Funk, 45, administrator, Plum Healthcare Group; wife, Rebecca Lambert Funk. Joseph Nemelka, 47, president/COO, MVSC; wife, Christy Leigh Warren Nemelka.