New stake presidents
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Two new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Franklin Tennessee, Madison Tennessee, McMinnville Tennessee and Nashville Tennessee stakes. The Murfreesboro Tennessee Stake, which includes the Buena Vista (Spanish), Hermitage and Stones River 2nd branches and Blackman, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Rock Springs, Shelbyville, Smyrna and Stones River 1st wards, was created by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder Alvin F. Meredith III, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Richland Washington and Kennewick Washington stakes. The West Richland Washington Stake, which includes the Richland YSA Branch and Benton City, Candy Mountain, Deseret Hills, Highlands, Lakes, Prosser and Rattlesnake Mountain wards, was created by Elder Don R. Clarke of the Seventy and Elder Brad K. Risenmay, an Area Seventy.
MURFREESBORO TENNESSEE STAKE: (Nov. 3, 2012) President — Kevin McKenzie Tipps, 52, claim manager with Travelers Insurance; wife, Ramona Lee May Tipps. Counselors — Ronald Edward Dixon, 53, general manager of Fast Electrical Contractors; wife, Brenda Jo Harris Dixon. Joseph Sanford Pennington, 43, account manager; wife, Lisa Michelle Stuart Pennington.
WEST RICHLAND WASHINGTON STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2012) President — Brent Allen Pulsipher, 56, project manager for Battelle/PNNL; wife, Janet Bushman Pulsipher. Counselors — Clark Paul Beus, 60, quality specialist for Battelle/PNNL; wife, Margaret Park Beus. Gael Ray Nield, 61, transportation operations manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston; wife, Kayla Moss Nield.
BOISE IDAHO EAST STAKE: (Oct. 28, 2012) President — Andrew Joseph Scoggin, 50, executive vice president of human resources for Albertsons LLC; succeeding Douglas S. Rose; wife, Mary Elizabeth Scoggin. Counselors — Scott L. Christensen, 49, physician; wife, Jennifer Wiest Christensen. Douglas K. Bates, 55, founder/chief financial officer of Clearwater; wife, Brooke Benton Bates.
CYPRUS TEXAS STAKE: (Oct. 28, 2012) President — David R. Lauck, 46, business development manager; succeeding Stirling D. Pack; wife, Leanne Lani Tamiko Okabe Lauck. Counselors — Scott H. Welch, 50, attorney for Phillips 66; wife, Launa Jean Lyon Welch. Dean Hyrum Lefler, 49, partner with Vinson and Elkins; wife, Suzanne Hall Lefler.
FARMINGTON UTAH OAKRIDGE STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2012) President — William Jeffrey Ostler, 52, financial adviser; succeeding Mark D. Elggren; wife, Sybil Anne Cook Ostler. Counselors — Scott W. Davis, 55, principle engineer with URS; wife, Susan P. Poppleton Davis. Gaylan Bret Gallacher, 46, marketing director; wife, Cyndee Squire Gallacher.
LAYTON UTAH CREEKSIDE STAKE: (Oct. 28, 2012) President — Steven Jon Bernards, 47, division manager; succeeding Steven L. Hatch; wife, Cynthia Elayne Day Bernards. Counselors — Celdon Nils Hart, 53, general manager for Murata Machinery USA; wife, Terese Atkinson Hart. JR Scott Moss, 44, director of negotiations for Viant; wife, Michelle Collette Hood Moss.
MADISON WISCONSIN STAKE: (Oct. 27, 2012) President — D. Brook Johnson, 43, urologist; succeeding Kenneth C. Nelson; wife, Karin Maree Gates Johnson. Counselors — Devan Charles Thompson, 39, senior director of merchandise planning for Land's End; wife, Rebecca Kathleen Mott Thompson. Devin Kent Soelberg, 29, corporate recruiter; wife, Leslie Ann Willie Soelberg.
McCAMMON IDAHO STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2012) President — Robert Lance Marshall, 46, physical therapist; succeeding Martell V. Gunter; wife, Monica Lynn Shutt Marshall. Counselors — John Chester McNabb, 55, farmer; wife, Karen LaVer Sims McNabb. Ralph O'dell Wheatley, 59, rancher; wife, Vauna Burrup Wheatley.
MIDVALE UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 21, 2012) President — Jeffrey Paul Glover, 39, business owner; succeeding Verdon R. Walker; wife, Shelly Kay Howland Glover. Counselors — Michael Jay Harris, 46, district general manager of Firetrol Protection System Inc.; wife, Rebecca Ann Maxwell Harris. Wade Kent Walker, 45, bank examiner with FDIC; wife, Suzanne Parsons Walker.
NASHVILLE TENNESSEE STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2012) President — David R. Watson, 53, owner of Sonic Drive-In franchise; succeeding Kevin M. Tipps; wife, Annita Susan Hiatt Watson. Counselors — Kevin Michael Berg, 41, controller for Bridgestone; wife, Cinda Lee Smith Berg. Brett Valdo Benson, 39, professor at Vanderbilt University; wife, Lacy Magdalene Packer Benson.
SEOUL KOREA STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2012) President — Park Sung Shik, 52, clerical leader at the Seoul Korea Temple; succeeding Beh Dong Chol; wife, Tae Sun Kim. Counselors — Heo Jeonghun, 53, patent examiner; wife, Lee Yoo Mee. Koo Bon Hoon, 52, car master for Hyundai Motors; wife, Seo Ji Won.
SEVILLA SPAIN STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2012) President — Jose Anta Morilla, 63, insurance broker; succeeding Jose L. Blanco Nieves; wife, Carmen Clavido Garcia M. Counselors — Jose Luis Lopez Martinez, 39, professor of risk management; wife, Raquel Garcia Alegre. Abel Lopez Gonzalez, 37, plumber; wife, Carmen Cruz Castro.
SOUTH JORDAN UTAH COUNTRY CROSSING STAKE: (Oct. 21, 2012) President — Ricky L. Brewer, 54, president of Complex Fabricators, Inc.; succeeding Fred P. Burton; wife, Diana Whittle Brewer. Counselors — Kalvin Wayne Pike, 49, major account manager; wife, Brenda Lee Carpenter Pike. Jonathan Eric Browning, 39, LDS seminary principal; wife, Rachel Suzanne Tate Browning.
ST. PAUL MINNESOTA STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2012) President — Kenton Lee Baker Sr., 61, director of finance at H.B. Fuller; succeeding Clark G. Wilberg; wife, Cheryl Jean Bigelow Baker. Counselors — Keith Campbell Johnson, 44, global executive director for Sealed Air; wife, Shannon Arbuckle Johnson. James Michael Hafner Jr., 63, storm water manager for the City of Blaine, Minn.; wife, Patricia Rasmusson Hafner.
TEMECULA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Oct. 21, 2012) President — Tracy E. Ham, 56, owner of Principle Resource Group; succeeding Kevin G. Osborne; wife, Amy Diane Southwick Ham. Counselors — Max L. Downing, 51, national account director for Sandi Pharmaceuticals; wife, Juli Poulson Downing. Mark Alan Nilsen, 48, practice administrator for Inland Eye Specialists; wife, Keri Lyman Nilsen.
VERNAL UTAH MAESER STAKE: (Oct. 14, 2012) President — Gary Lyn McClellan, 55, owner of McCall Saddle Co., Inc.; succeeding Michael E. Alexander; wife, Linda Sue Gunn McClellan. Counselors — James Derrick White, 48, private practice physician; wife, Annaliese Redd White. Steven Kent Jones, 51, franchise owner of Golden Corral Restaurant; wife, Holly Dee Hill Jones.