Two stakes have been organized and eight reorganized worldwide – from the Philippines to Peru – Church News


The following new stake presidents have been called.

New commitment

A new ring has been created from the Buenos Aires Argentina Escobar and Buenos Aires Argentina Sarmiento rings. The Buenos Aires Argentina Pilar Stake, consisting of the Del Viso, Derqui, Pilar, Tortuguitas, Villa Verde, and Vucetich Wards, was founded by Elder Joaquin E. Costa, General Seventy, and Elder Oscar Bedregal, Area Seventy.

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA PILAR STAKE: (April 14, 2024) Chairman — Andres Martin Ortega, 43, FamilySearch Latin America assistant and caseworker; wife, Mariana Alejandra Di Giovanni. Counselors — Christian Joel Martin, 50, self-employed; wife, Valeria Pitta Marcos Martin. Emmanuel Alberto Viola, 39, Managing partner Business Consult SA; wife, Noelia Ruth Salas Viola.

A new stake has been created in the district of Tubod Philippines. The Tubod Philippines Stake, consisting of the Bacuag, Claver, Mainit, and Matin-ao Branches and the Alegria, Bad-as, Kitcharao, Placer, and Tubod Wards, was founded by Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, a General Seventy, and Elder Mernard P . Donato, Area Seventy.

STAKE TUBOD PHILIPPINES: (March 10, 2024) Chairman — Norman Devulgado Dolorfino, 50, Welfare and Self-Reliance Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Rowena Castillon Ugay Dolorfino. Counselors — Ronald Muyco Kapunan, 40, equipment monitoring for Greenstone Resources Co.; wife, Lynie Mendez Vertuz Kapunan. Rodulfo Kahulugan Narciso, 27, chief of the surveying company; wife, Zylstra Blaisse Calang Luyong Narciso.

Reorganized deployment

CENTRAL STAKE AREQUIPA PERU: (May 5, 2024) The President — Husseim Sadam Zevallos Luque, 48, general manager of GreenLion SAC; as successor to Percy Alberto Ulloa Muñoz; wife, Zuleika Andrea De Zevallos Del Carpio. Counselors — Ramiro Alexander Urday Vela, 42, systems analyst from Tata Consultancy Services; wife, Navila Katsura Quispe de Urday. Joseph Augusto Sandoval Medina, 34, self-employed work supervisor; wife, Claudia Alejandra de Sandoval Ramirez.

CROIX-DES-MISSIONS RING HAITI: (February 25, 2024) Chairman — Gregory Zelin, 40, Redwood Team translator; as successor to Fresnel Charles; wife, Carole Zelin Occeus. Counselors — Carlo Jean-Charles, 49, Fouchard Pierre NAU administrator; wife, Marie Minouche Paul Jean-Charles. Fresh Trofort, 38, Assistant Temple Facilities Manager of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Valéry Trofort Louis.

STAKE IKOT AKPADEN NIGERIA: (March 17, 2024) Chairman — Aniebiet Isaac Jimmy, 38, chief security officer of Saint Gabriel coconut plantation and oil refinery; as successor to Usenobong Ekpedeme Nathaniel; wife, Aniebiet Isaac Emem. Counselors — Johnson Ndaeyo Okobo33, independent director. Emmanuel Ekanem Wilson, 31, real estate management field worker; wife, Rose Monday Jeremiah Emmanuel Ekanem.

MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY WEST STAKE: (April 21, 2024) Chairman — Ebers Raúl Álvarez Comesaña, 45, Jaume y Seré, head of infrastructure; succeeding Cesar David Maciel Gonzalez; wife, Dayana Noemi Hurst Alvarez. Counselors — Alex Joel López Placeres, 42, team manager of the Uruguayan State Sanitary Works; wife, Emely Saría Fernández Dotta. David Dacoli, 39, assistant manager of UTE; wife, Leticia Abelenda Lopez.

Stake NAMPULA MOZAMBIQUE: (May 12, 2024) The President — Dionisio Pedro, 32, Portuguese professor of the Ministry of Education; as successor to Abílio Francisco; wife, Mafalda Manuel de Sousa Pedro. Counselors — Mazezo Antonio Sumaera, 43, pharmacist; wife, Brenda Rui Ivo Florindo Sumaera. Agostinho Carlos Armando, 31, travel agency Over Mountains Trabvel & Services; wife, Dulci Victor Armando.

RIGBY IDAHO Stake: (May 5, 2024) The President — Bryan J. Rhodes, 48, C&B Supply Chain Management managing partner and Rhodes Pro Consulting government contracting consultant; as successor to Steven Jerry Browning; wife, Jada Coy Taylor Rhodes. Counselors — Jeremy Gordon Hall, 50, dairy farmer and farmer; wife, Tammie Lee Black Hall. Trent Robert McGary, 45, physiotherapy doctor; wife, Katie Jane Kaa and McGary.

SOUTH JORDAN UTAH RUSHTON VIEW STAKE: (April 21, 2024) Chairman — Christopher Bradford Nielson, 38, Podium vice president of customer success; as successor to Michael David MacKay; wife, Whitney Jane Bullock Nielson. Counselors — Dustin Jack Wagstaff, 43, clinical pharmacist and case worker; wife, Amy Fairbanks Wagstaff. Brian David Mei, 40, director of operations, SmithRx; wife, Kristin Young May.

VANCOUVER WASHINGTON EAST STAKE: (April 14, 2024) Chairman — Jeffrey Robert Zundel, 48, executive vice president and owner of Peak Industrial Inc.; as successor to Verne Loveland May; wife, Karen Jean Johnson Zundel. Counselors — Glen Leland Hobbs, 60, retired; wife, Denise Elizabeth McCutcheon Hobbs. John Ryan Kanzler, 48, director of global sustainability for HP Inc.; wife, Megan Cathleen Fear Kanzler.