New stake presidents
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Three new stakes have been created.
Gastonia North Carolina Stake, which includes the Gastonia, Lake Norman, Mountain Island, Rock Hill, Shelby and York wards, has been created by Elder H. Bryan Richards of the Seventy.
Santiago Dominican Republic East Stake, which includes the Hato Mayor, Jardines, Licey, Moca, Villa Olga, La Espanola and Tamboril wards, has been created by Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen of the Seventy.
Springdale Arkansas Stake, which includes the Huntsville Branch and the Fayetteville 1st, Fayetteville 2nd, Springdale, Tahlequah, Fayetteville University (Student), and Siloam Springs wards, has been created by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve.
GASTONIA NORTH CAROLINA STAKE: (June 4, 2006) Created from the Charlotte North Carolina Central, Charlotte North Carolina South and Winston-Salem North Carolina stakes. President Benjamin Carl Poole, 50, optometrist; wife, Marilyn Camille Barton Poole. Counselors Matthew Ivan Cobb, 35, network manager at Bellsouth Telecommunications; wife,Andraa Palmer Cobb. Arthur Cortez Whitesell III, 56, director at Children's Attention Home; wife, Diane Ethel Russell Whitesell.
SANTIAGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EAST STAKE: (May 21, 2006) Created from the Santiago Dominican Republic North and Santiago Dominican Republic South stakes. President Jorge Salomon Dominguez, 39, accountant; wife, Jacqueline Altagracia Ramos R. de Dominguez. Counselors Marcos del Rosario Breton C., 34, Church Educational System Institute director; wife, Alta Janet Paulino G. de Breton. Juan Maximo Pena L., 37, sales manager at Alltechnology; wife, Josefina Santos V. de Pena.
SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS STAKE: (June 4, 2006) Created from the Rogers Arkansas Stake. President Thomas Hal Bradford, 42, physician at Northwest Arkansas Clinic for Women; wife, Anne Elizabeth Brown Bradford. Counselors James Ivan Phillips, 51, professor of management at Northeastern State University; wife, Jan Elizabeth Peckham Phillips. Kelly Joe Wheeler, 46, division manager at Multi-Craft Contractors; wife, Rachel Mae Palmer Wheeler.
BESSEMER ALABAMA STAKE: (May 21, 2006) President Philander Knox Smartt III, 36, Law office of PK Smartt, succeeding Guy Michael Alder; wife, Heather Suzanne Crahan Smartt. Counselors Blake Dean Archibald, 47, Church Educational System coordinator; wife, DeAnn Hess Archibald. Robert Ranchel Green, 48, feeder driver at United Parcel Service; wife, Betsy Brannon Green.
BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA MONTE GRANDE STAKE: (May 7, 2006) President Damian Ezequiel Puodziunas M., 36, Church project manager, succeeding Carlos Alfredo Ferrari T.; wife, Silvia Ines Medina L. de Puodziunas. Counselors Jorge Avelino Romano E., 50, Church maintenance; wife, Marta Estela Prevetera G. de Romano. Julio Nicolas Del Sero, 28, Church project supervisor; wife, Paula Celeste Abad C. Del Sero.
BUFFALO GROVE ILLINOIS STAKE: (April 30, 2006) President Ronald Keith Labrum, 50, segment CEO at Cardinal Health, succeeding Marvin Paul Evans; wife, Sherrie Lynn Adams Labrum. Counselors Russell Paul Maddock, 58, managing director at AON Corp.; wife, Pamela Daines Maddock. Roger Lyon Nuttall, 54, executive vice president and CFO at Freedom Roads, LLC; wife, Jan Florence Gardiner Nuttall.