From Kiribati to Brazil and Provo to Peru, the Church called 35 new stake presidencies in November.
Burleson Texas Stake
A new stake has been created from the Arlington Texas, Fort Worth Texas, and Weatherford Texas Stakes. The Burleson Texas Stake, which consists of the Keene Branch (Marshallese) and the Burleson, Centennial, Cleburne, Joshua, Mansfield 1st, and Mansfield 2nd Wards, was created by Elder Bradley D. Foster, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Karl M. Tilleman, an Area Seventy.
BURLESON TEXAS STAKE (September 11, 2016): President—Kris Ray Dearden, 49, engineering manager, Abbot Laboratories; wife, Susan Woodbury Dearden. Counselors—Stephen Dale Beauchamp, 62, construction manager, History Maker Homes; wife, Linda Joyce Goff Beauchamp. Jodie Lorin Barrus, 69, retired; wife, Cheryl Lynn Barrus.
Dokui Cote d'Ivoire Stake
A new stake has been created from the Abobo Cote d'Ivoire East and Cocody Cote d'Ivoire Stakes. The Dokui Cote d'Ivoire Stake, which consists of the Abobote 1st, Abobote 2nd, Agbekoi, Angré, Belle-ville, Dokui 1st, Dokui 2nd, Plaque, and Quatre Etages Wards, was created by Elder Terence M. Vinson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder John A. Koranteng, an Area Seventy.
DOKUI COTE D'IVOIRE STAKE (September 11, 2016): President—Yobo Severin Antonin Ignace Niampi, 59, laboratory technician; wife, Ahou Odette Kation. Counselors—Jean Charles Sibailly, 39, program director and managing editor, Business 24 Africa; wife, Cynthia Danielle Sibailly. Koffi Wulfran Yao, 45, director general, McAllister Burson-Mardeller; wife, Angéle Asse Ediacsouo.
Passo Fundo Brazil South Stake
A new stake has been created from the Passo Fundo Brazil Stake. The Passo Fundo Brazil South Stake, which consists of the Bosque, Erechim, Lagoa Vermelha, Marau, Petrópolis, and Planaltina Wards, was created by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Luiz M. Leal, an Area Seventy.
PASSO FUNDO BRAZIL SOUTH STAKE (September 4, 2016): President—Dirceu Braz da Rocha, 52, mechanic; wife, Loraci Cerutti da Rocha. Counselors—Lucas Bortolini Cerutti, 29, attorney; wife, Jéssica Ingrid Henz Cerutti. Jonathan Elton Trage, 33, coordinator, IMED; wife, Michelly Gonzales Castro.
Provo YSA 20th Stake
A new stake has been created from the Provo Utah YSA 4th Stake. The Provo Utah YSA 20th Stake, which consists of the Provo YSA 46th, Provo YSA 48th, Provo YSA 49th, Provo YSA 53rd, Provo YSA 56th, Provo YSA 57th, Provo YSA 58th, and Provo YSA 59th Wards, was created by Elder Larry R. Lawrence, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Eric J. Schmutz, an Area Seventy.
PROVO UTAH YSA 20TH STAKE (August 28, 2016): President—Jason Justin Taufer, 44, client success manager, InMoment, Mindshare; wife, AmySue Puckett Taufer; Counselors—Jesse Shumway Higgins, 53, senior designer, Dynamic Industrial Technologies; wife, Kristine Rigby Higgins. Bruce Oler Searle, 49, solutions manager, LDS Church; wife, Susan Lorene Sollis Searle.