New stake presidents
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Five new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Casa Grande Peru District. The Casa Grande Peru Stake, which includes the Cartavio and Chocope branches and Ascope, Casa Grande, Chiclin, Independencia and Paiján wards, was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy and Elder Fabian Vallejo, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Moscow Russia District. The Moscow Russia Stake, which includes the Perovo, Podolsk and Universitetski branches and Arbatskii, Kakhovski, Moscow, Rechnoy, Sokolnicheskii and Zelenogradsky wards, was created by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve.
A new stake has been created from the Navarrete Dominican Republic District. The Navarrete Dominican Republic Stake, which includes the Sabaneta, Esperanza, Mao 1st, Mao 2nd, Navarette 1st and Navarrete 2nd wards, was created by Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Seventy and Elder Jorge S. Dominguez, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Stake. The Rio de Janeiro Engenho de Dentro Stake, which includes the Abolicao, Encantado, Engenho de Dentro, Irajá and Ramos wards, was created by Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Sao Paulo Brazil Taboao Stake. The Sao Paulo Brazil Ferreira Stake, which includes the Ferreira, Giovanni Gronchi, Jardim Maria Rosa, Jardim das Palmas and Vila Andrade wards, was created by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy and Elder Carlos Villanova, an Area Seventy.
CASA GRANDE PERU STAKE: (June 26, 2011) President — Lazaro M. Neira Briceño, 47, collections adviser; wife, Maria del Rosario Javier Macizo. Counselors — Carlos Humberto Rojas Guevara, 35, business consultant; wife, Susy Candy Miyahara Rodriguez. Pablo Ricardo Javier Macizo, 42, manager for Albis, S.A.; wife, Irma Elizabeth Argomedo Arista.
MOSCOW RUSSIA STAKE: (June 5, 2011) President — Yakov Mikhaylovich Boiko, 31, crude oil lifting scheduler for Caspian Pipeline Consortium; wife, Ilmira Marina Viktorovna Boiko. Counselors — Vladimir Nikolaevich Astashov, 32, general director for Agile Enterprises; wife, Anna Valrrievna Vaikus Astashov. Viktor Mikhaylovich Kremenchuk, 26, administrative assistant; wife, Kristina Victor Solomeina Kremenchuk.
NAVARRETE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC STAKE: (June 19, 2011) President — Florentino Garcia López, 39, cabinetmaker; wife, Carmen Miguelina Rodriguez. Counselors — Francisco Dionicio Rodriguez, 47, farmer; wife, Maria Ramona Vargas. R. Noel Martinez, 31, customer service representative.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL ENGENHO DE DENTRO STAKE: (June 19, 2011) President — Leonardo Ovidio de Melo Ferreira, 31, computer research specialist; wife, Marcelle Fatima Nogueira Ferreira. Counselors — Gilmar Alves Garcez, 42, systems analyst; wife, Francisca Irady Colares. Vitar Moreira Ferreira, 30, services coordinator; wife, Luciana Nazario J. Ferreira.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL FERREIRA STAKE: (April 17, 2011) President — Ricardo Cerqueira Leite, 47, lawyer; wife, Cristiane Janotti Cerqueira Leite. Counselors — Saulo da Motta Soares, 49, administrative properties manager; wife, Denise Sother Leal Soares. Ivan Luiz Tramontina da Silva, 39, administrator for the Church Educational System; wife, Patricia J. Melo Tramontina.
CABUYAO PHILIPPINES STAKE: (June 26, 2011) President — Emmanuel G. Abraham, 45, program planning manager; succeeding Tomas S. Merdegia Jr.; wife, Anabelle Domingo Agustin Abraham. Counselors — Jose Trinidad Aguilar, 64, manager; wife, Nenita Garcia B. Aguilar. Ruel A. Castro, 53, regional facility manager; wife, Maria Flora Laurente Castro.
EVANSTON WYOMING SOUTH STAKE: (June 25, 2011) President — William Richards Cluny, 57, president and chief executive officer of Family Financial Education Foundation; succeeding Gary K. Barker; wife, Kathryn Ann Kenedy Cluny. Counselors — Robert McKell Hughes, 58, real estate appraiser; wife, Mary Louise Greenwood. George Randal Barker, 42, president and owner of Mountain West Business Solutions; wife, Janet Amelia Buckner Barker.
LAYTON UTAH HOLMES CREEK STAKE: (June 26, 2011) President — Thomas Keith Checketts, 41, partner in Kirton and McConkie Attorneys at Law; succeeding Gregory P. Sanders; wife, Lynette Rees Checketts. Counselors — Charles Wade Dummer, 38, research engineer for Fresenius Medical Care; wife, Shanna Jean Ludlow Dummer. George Larry Slaughter, 45, seminary instructor; wife, Michelle Vivienne Hill Slaughter.
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.
MOORE IDAHO STAKE: (Nov. 14, 2010) President — Fred Richard Reynolds, 49, chief executive officer for Lost River Electric Cooperative Inc.; succeeding Shawn P. Steenson; wife, Shauna De Huntsman Reynolds. Counselors — Steven B. Atwood, 63, postmaster; wife, Colette Jenkins Atwood. Randall Ray Purser, 57, farmer; wife, Michelle Lecheminant Purser.
NEUGUEN ARGENTINA STAKE: (June 12, 2011) President — Eduardo Marcelo Paredes, 40, nurse; succeeding Luis N. Vasquez Valenzuela; wife, Adriana Beatriz Calarco. Counselors — Martin Oscar Lopez Ameal, 36, sales executive; wife, Mariela Rosana Betti. Jaime Orlando Gallegos Bachmann, 46, bricklayer; wife, Graciela Beatriz Enriquez.
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.
QUITO ECUADOR LA OFELIA STAKE: (Feb. 27, 2011) President — Washington Javier Sáenz Valencia, 41, trainer; succeeding Byron Enrique Meza Orellana; wife, Yolanda Elizabeth Espin Buchely. Counselors — Ivan Fernando Morales Aguilar, 32, technical assistant; wife, Maria Alexandra Sanchez Morán. Victor H. Teran Moreno, 37, treasurer; wife, Marianita Karina Quesada Tobar.
SALEM UTAH STAKE: (June 26, 2011) President — David Vernon Clare, 51, director in the information and communication systems department for the Church; succeeding Neil Frank Lathen; wife, Jayne Hulda Brimhall Clare. Counselors — Robert Brad Gordon, 58, electrician; wife, Jan Elaine Walker Gordon. David Peery Christensen, 52, major accountants manager; wife, Marianne Whittle Palmer Christensen.
SALVADOR BRAZIL LIBERDADE STAKE: (June 12, 2011) President — Fernando De Carvalho Gomes, 44, quality coordinator; succeeding Heltmar M. Gunca; wife, Cristina Leonez de Souza Gomes. Counselors — Ingra Fagundes Souza, 63, central maintenance mechanic and technician; wife, Rosa M. Souza. Frederico Ferreira Costa, 29, civil engineer/coordinator for Petrobras; wife, Jéssica Lima Santos Costa.
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 Valfranio 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.