New Stake Presidents
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A new stake has been created from the Daru Papua New Guinea District. The Daru Papua New Guinea Stake, which includes the Daru 1st, Daru 2nd, Isumo, Oti Creek, Tawo'o and Tawoti wards, was created by Elder James J. Hamula of Seventy and Elder Terence Vinson, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the San Cristobal Venezuela Stake. The San Cristobal Venezeula Pirineos Stake, which includes the Capacho, Cordero, Pirineos, San Antonio del Tachira, Táriba and Ureña wards, was created by Elder Rafael E. Pino and Elder Alexander Mestre, an Area Seventy.
DARU PAPUA NEW GUINEA STAKE: (May 29, 2011) President — Tom Songoro, 43, maintenance technician; wife, Julie Tom Songoro. Counselors — Mario Amoni, 52, baker; wife, Garu B Amoni. Gabriel Kaku, 32; wife, Barbara Kaku.
SAN CRISTOBAL VENEZUELA PIRINEOS STAKE: (June 5, 2011) President — Guillermo Ignacio Guardia Arguello, 45, business owner; wife, Sobeira del Carmen Petro de Guardia. Counselors — Benedicto Correa Martinez, 43, classroom teacher; wife, Maria Jesus Guerrero Maldonado de Correa. Francisco Javier Medina Casique, 38, sales representative; wife, Melba Sanmiguel Abril.
JALAPA GUATEMALA STAKE: (June 5, 2011) President — Marco Polo Coronado Castañeda, 30, supervisor and analyst; succeeding Fred Amilcar Salazar M.; wife, Ruth Nohemi Fuentes Coronado. Counselors — Luis Gustavo Orellana Aragón, 30, purchasing chief; wife, Marioly Vanessa Estrada Orellana. Samuel Antonio Ortiz Bolaños, 47, jeweler; wife, Silvia Elisa Trejo Ortiz.
LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS STAKE: (June 12, 2011) President — Michael Vahied Beheshti, 53, chief of radiology; succeeding Richard A. Pierson; wife, Karen Goodrich Beheshti. Counselors — Alan Jeddy LaVar, 40, attorney/litigator; wife, Erika Dahl Bisbee LeVar. Layne Marvin Jones, 58, business owner; wife, Sharon Jean Brown Jones.
MAKATI PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 22, 2011) President — Ferdinand Ruiz Arzaga, 45, manager; succeeding David R. Alicando; wife, Penelaine Austria Arzaga. Counselors — Noel Magcawas Delos Santos, 38, division manager; wife, Raquel Licayan Pangilinan Delos Santos. Noel Delos R. Placer, 32, Autocad operator/designer; wife, Sucorro Gabriel Sabado Placer.
MANAUS BRAZIL CIDADE NOVA STAKE: (May 29, 2011) President — Mario Alberto Almeida Silva, 47, administrative manager; succeeding Geraldo Diogo dos Santos Lima; wife, Jolanda Oliveira Almeida. Counselors — Raimundo de Castro Cordonis, 39, manager; wife, Terezinha Pedrosa Marques. Raimundo Mota Mendonca, 50, employed by Nokia; wife, Shirlene Rodriguez Alves.
MANAUS BRAZIL RIO NEGRO STAKE: (May 22, 2011) President — Alessandro Grimaldi de Souza, 42, lieutenant colonel in the Brazil Army; succeeding Flávio Robério Rodrigues de Brito; wife, Angela da Silva Escobar. Counselors — Estevam Ferreira Pais Filho, 37, teacher; wife, Greicy Maria Cavalcante de Oliveira Pais. Jair Lette Barreto, 53, agribusiness consultant; wife, Joventina Oliveira Barreto.
MENDOZA ARGENTINA STAKE: (June 12, 2011) President — Marcelo Marcos Ontiveros, 36, project controller; succeeding Jose M. Ojeda; wife, Elba Carina Danielli Ontiveros. Counselors — Juan José Naccarato, 39, systems support technician; wife, Carina Rosana Campos Naccarato. Jesús Gustavo Pinto, 35, floor manager; wife, Beatriz Noemi Moya Pinto.
POCATELLO IDAHO HIGHLAND STAKE: (June 19, 2011) President — Scott B. Barfuss, 47, project manager; succeeding Grant D. Finn; wife, Diane Preece Barfuss. Counselors — Nathan Robert Long, 41, attorney/ general counsel; wife, Jill Van Orden Long. Timothy Michael Campbell, 40, seminary teacher; wife, LeeAnn Howell Campbell.
SAN CRISTOBAL VENEZUELA STAKE: (June 5, 2011) President — Juan Carlos Nuñez Suarez, 36, sales representative; succeeding Guillermo Ignacio Guardia Arguello; wife, Iris Karina Ayala Nuñez. Counselors — Miguel Alberto Jimenez Mendez, 32, systems technician; wife, Angela N. Amaya Falcon. Alvaro Naranjo Rivas, 51, employed by Distribuidora Natgley; wife, Gladys Elena Gonzalez Acosta.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL TABOAO STAKE: (April 17, 2011) President — Sérgio Dias, 43, business owner; succeeding Ricardo Cerqueira Leite; wife, Elaine Marie de Oliveira. Counselors — Edson Araujo Paira, 40, businessman; wife, Erivania Souza Carvalho Paira. Edson Valfrio da Silva, 44, airport manager; wife, Carmen A. Concha Arciniega da Silva.
TARIJA BOLIVIA STAKE: (June 12, 2011) President — William D. Miranda, 46, audit manager; succeeding Ronald Arteaga Ortega; wife, Gladys Castrillo Corneto. Counselors — Daniel Copa I., 31, company legal representative; wife, Ligia Elizabeth Ojeda Miranda. Victor H, Sullca T., 54, shop owner; wife, Alina Luiza Contreras Copa.