New stake presidencies
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Seven new stakes have been created, including the second stake in Austria. Other stakes have been created in Argentina, Ecuador, New Zealand and Peru, and in Idaho and Utah.
The Buenos Aires Argentina Escobar Stake, which includes the Derqui, Escobar, Garin, Pilar and Tortuguitas wards, and the Benavidez, Del Viso, Matheu, San Antonio De Areco and Savio branches, has been created by Elder Angel Abrea of the Seventy.The Lima Peru La Molina Stake, which includes the La Molina, La Molina Vieja, Musa, Santa Felicia and Santa Patricia wards, and the Cieneguilla, Las Vinas and Manchay branches, has been created by Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Seventy.
The Meridian Idaho West Stake, which includes the Cherry Lane, Linder, McMillan, Meridian 1st and 12th, Parkside and Sunnybrook wards, has been created by Elder L. Aldin Porter of the Presidency of the Seventy.
The Otavalo Ecuador Imbabura Stake, which includes the Carabuela, Cotama, Iluman, Imbaya, Peguche, Pucara, and San Roque wards, has been created by Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Seventy.
The Porirua New Zealand Stake, which includes the Ascot Park, Porirua East, Titahi Bay, and Whitby wards, and the Paraparaumu branch, has been created by Elder Lowell D.Wood of the Seventy.
The Price Utah College Stake, which includes the College 4th, and College of Eastern Utah 1st, 2nd, and 3rd wards has been created by Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander of the Seventy.
The Salzburg Austria Stake, which includes the Klagenfurt, Linz, Linz-Urfahr, Salzburg, Salzburg-Flachgau, and Wels wards, and the Haag Am Hausruck, Innsbruck, St. Johann-Pongau, Steyr, and Villach branches, has been created by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Chile, Ecuador, New Zealand and Peru, and in Utah.
BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA ESCOBAR STAKE: (Dec. 15, 1996) Created from the Buenos Aires Argentina Litoral Stake and the Pilar Argentina District. President - Andres Bernardo Martin P., 56, owner of freight transport company; wife, Celia Lydia Monzon A. de Martin. Counselors - Claudio Dario Fernandez I., 36, program analyst for Presiding Bishopric Office; wife, Zonia Elizabet Morales I. de Fernandez. Fernando Daniel Ortega B., 45, maintenance manager for Presiding Bishopric Office; wife, Irma Elvira Endstorfer B. de Ortega.
LIMA PERU LA MOLINA STAKE: (Jan. 5, 1997) Created from the Lima Peru Vitarte Stake. President - Abel Telesforo Gonzales R., 58, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Elsa Iana Paz Soldan E. de Gonzales. Counselors - Jaime Arnaldo Young R., 47, assistant recorder at Lima Peru Temple; wife, Edith Zuzunaga T. de Young. Glenn Scott Karlinsey, 32, assistant operations manager for Continental Grain Co.; wife, Dayna Bunnell Karlinsey.
MERIDIAN IDAHO WEST STAKE: (Jan. 12, 1997) Created from the Boise Idaho North, Eagle Idaho and Meridian Idaho stakes. President - Loun Golden Easthope, 55, distribution center manager for Menlo Logistics; wife, Karen Ray Easthope. Counselors - Darrell K. Loosle, 60, chief deputy state superintendent of public instruction for Idaho; wife, Margaret Swainston Loosle. Glen P. Olsen, 38, certified public accountant and partner with Olsen & Curtis CPAs; wife, Tawna Marie Halligan Olsen.
OTAVALO ECUADOR IMBABURA STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) Created from the Otavalo Ecuador Stake. President - Juan Jose Munoz O., 36, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Laura Burga A. de Munoz. Counselors - Jose Segundo Romero M., 42, textile worker; wife, Maria Beatriz Vasquez M. de Romero. Rafael Ruiz O., 42, weaver; wife, Zoita Matilde de Ruiz.
PORIRUA NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) Created from the Upper Hutt New Zealand and Wellington New Zealand Stakes. President - Michael J. Fermanis, 34, human resources consultant for Elkington Associates; wife, Raelinda Maxine Hemi Fermanis. Counselors - Te Akapikirangi Arthur, 62, foreman supervisor for New Zealand Stevedores; wife, Janet Reremoana Harris Arthur. Lynn Jacob Scanlan Tuna, 42, teacher for Mana College; wife, Elisapeta G. Baice Scanlan Tuna.
PRICE UTAH COLLEGE STAKE: (Oct. 13, 1996) Created from the Price Utah Stake. President - Michael Allen Harrison, 43, attorney; wife, Clyda Frandsen Harrison. Counselors - Clyde S. Larsen, 50, dentist; wife, Sheila Shiner Larsen. Delvin P. McFarlane, 59, therapist; wife, Juanita Busch McFarlane.
SALZBURG AUSTRIA STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) Created from the Salzburg Austria District. President - Gerold Roth, 47, executive director of Roth-EGV-GmbH; wife, Gertrand Schmidinger Roth. Counselors - Harry Merl, 62, psychiatrist and family therapist; wife, Christine Mika Merl. Markus Gappmaier, 35, assistant professor at University of Linz; wife, Caroline Susanne Daetwyler Gappmaier.
ANTOFAGASTA CHILE STAKE: (Dec. 8, 1996) President - Juan Carlos Thomas R., 42; succeeding Claudio Acuna Fernandez; supply manager for United; wife, Gilda Lara M. de Thomas. Counselors - Alexis Hernan Trigo V., 36, general painting contractor and LDS meetinghouse custodian; wife, Daisy Elina G. Fuentes de Trigo. Armando Antonio Godoy F., 30, workshop and services manager for White Mountain Mining firm; wife, Monica Judith Yanez B. de Godoy.
BENNION UTAH WEST STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) President - LaMar L. Layton, 41, president of Dataflow Services and Summit Advisors; succeeding Philip Arlo Trost; wife, Lynette S. Stark Layton. Counselors - Tom C. Zimmermann, 45, dentist; wife, Sherma Lister Zimmermann. Lee M. Yates, 43, chief executive officer for Terra West Corp.; wife, JoLynn Nelson Yates.
LIMA PERU SANTA ANITA STAKE: (Jan. 5, 1997) President - Hildebrando Zavaleta R., 52; succeeding Jose Humberto Naupari Velez; school teacher for Peru department of education; wife, Maria Beatriz Ruiz R. Counselors - Zenon Raul Zavala R., 41; wife, Rosa Beatriz Quispe O. de Zavala. Jose Antonio Jara C., 37, manager of foam section of Continental Ind. SRL; wife, Fany Elsa Rios R. de Jara.
LIMA PERU VITARTE STAKE: (Jan. 5, 1997) President - Jose H. Naupari V., 49, security worker at Lima Peru Temple; succeeding Abel Telesforo Gonzales Rebaza; wife, Lidia Rodriguez V. de Naupari. Counselors - Luis Enrique Zegarra J., 36, owner and manager of industrial company; wife, Carmen Rosa Marcelo R. de Zegarra. Victor Raul Regalado O., 34, manager and director of company; wife, Martha Alicia Castro R. de Regalado.
OTAVALO ECUADOR STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) President - Lauro Yamberla M., 34, merchant; succeeding Jose Alberto Picuasi Quilachamin; wife, Maria Lucila Cacuango M. de Yamberla. Counselors - Luis Alberto Camango M., 38, merchant; wife, Josefina Pineda D. de Camango. Remfsey Danito Paez Z., 34, merchant; wife, Mercedes Pilar Terreros C. de Paez.
ROY UTAH WEST STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) President - Wayne C. Parker, 40, director of management services for city of Ogden, Utah; succeeding Byron Preston Hughes; wife, Julie Ann Fife Parker. Counselors - Melvin F. Fowers, 59, president of Mel Fowers Heating & Air Conditioning; wife, Jeaniene Thomas Thorpe Fowers. Allan J. Karras, 45, self-employed with Century 21 Golden Spike Realty; wife, Diana Lynn Ekstrom Karras.
UPPER HUTT NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) President - Douglas Meiklen, 62, self-employed company director; succeeding Ross James Cuff; wife, Yvonne Lorraine Domney Meiklen. Counselors - Aporo (Joe) Hoyepa Murphy, 44, independent milk contractor; wife, Elizabeth Harris Murphy. Timoteo (Epati) Pepe, 30, office skills tutor for Pacific Training Institute; wife, Gogosina Kirishina Tanuvaga Pepe.
WASHINGTON UTAH STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) President - Terry L. Wade, 41, attorney for Snow & Nuffer; succeeding Donald Ray Hinton; wife, Gina Green Wade. Counselors - Rex W. Wilkey, 40, assistant superintendent of elementary education for Washington County School District; wife, Susanne Fife Wilkey. Leonard C. Jones, 37, director of purchasing for Deseret Labs.; wife, Mary Anne Nelson Jones.
WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) President - Mitchell Mackrory, 47, systems engineer for Storagetek New Zealand; succeeding Hori Turi Elkington; wife, Carolyn Elizabeth Tudor-Owen Mackrory. Counselors - J. Scott Butters, 47, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Sheryl Delma Strother Butters. Kenneth Raymond Walker, 41, passenger services/load control officer for Air New Zealand Limited; wife, Katherine Grace Scott Walker.