New stake presidents
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Two new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from Hospitalet Spain Stake. The Lleida Spain Stake, which includes the Andorra, Zaragoza 1st and Zaragoza 2nd branches and the Lleida, Sabadell 1st, Sabadell 2nd and Terrassa wards, was created by Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy and Elder Faustino López, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Lafaiete Brazil District. The Lafaiete Brazil Stake, which includes the Congonhas and Sao Joao Del Rei branches and Barbacena, Conselheiro, Ouro Branco, Ponte Nova and Queluz wards, was created by Elder Jairo Mazzagardi of the Seventy and Elder Luis Manuel Leal, an Area Seventy.
LLEIDA SPAIN STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Jose Luis Hernandez Oliver, 59, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Maria Angels Moreno Regollo. Counselors — Ruben Aranda Gallardo, 36, construction company owner; wife, Raquel Hernandez Moreno. Joaquin Torner Chao, 35, salesman with Liven S.A.; wife, Irene M. Bethencourt Barreto.
LAFAIETE BRAZIL STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2012) President — Erlenhilde Sousa Dos Santos, 32, director for Wizard Brumapinho; wife, Ana Cristina Morais Pires Dos Santos. Counselors — Wederson Pinto Do Nascimento, 35, electrician; wife, Jojilene Kelly Sabara. Julio Cezar Sales de Souza Jr., 33, maintenance supervisor; wife, Latricia Bunges Viera.
LOS MOCHIS MEXICO STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Martin Orozco, 49, professor; succeeding Jesus Erasmo Olguin Tanon; wife, Maria Valenzuela Salazer. Counselors — Jesus Martin Pinto Valdez, 37, merchant; wife, Bitza Edith Medina Lopez. Martin Joel Lugo Morales, 32, manager; wife, Druda Margarita Garcia Urias.
MUSASHINO JAPAN STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Takayuki Honda, 43, production editor; succeeding Aoki Hideki; wife, Akare Honda. Counselors — Shinjiro Hara, 50, general manager; wife, Mayumi Murakami Hara. Hiroyuki Kobayashi, 55, material department manager; wife, Yoko Shoda Kobayashi.
RIVERTON UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — John Lewis Arens, 57, owner of Crest Financial Services; succeeding James L Mickelsen; wife, Penny Ann Taylor Arens. Counselors — Richard Lester Clarke, 63, Lt. Col. in U.S. Air Force; wife, Judy Smith Clarke. Vaughn Lewis Lloyd, 43, sales representative; wife, Sherri Lee Owen Lloyd.
TOPEKA KANSAS STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Richard Todd Averett, 44, vice president of Human Resources at Payless ShoeSource; succeeding Mark N. Elliott; wife, Teresa Marie Ashby Averett. Counselors — Scot David Hirschi, 39, physician; wife, Kristin Reeves Hirschi. David Allen Thomason, 54, director at Kansas Department of Health; wife, Laura Lee Harmon Thomason.
VALENCIA VENEZUELA LOS SAUCES STAKE: (Sept. 7, 2012) President — Jorge Enrique Ferrer Perez, 53, manager at Vepaco; succeeding Omar A. Alvarez Mosquera; wife, Mirian del Valle Galea de Ferrer. Counselors — Fernando de Jesus Vivas Calderon, 35, regional director for Seminaries & Institutes; wife, Dariana del Carmen Zambrano Bricento. Carlos Augusto Alvarez, 34, support specialist; wife, Yelitza Desiree Modesto Fernandez.
ZURICH SWITZERLAND STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Markus Bernhard Blaser, 47, chief financial officer of Swiss Pension Funds; succeeding Christian Bolt; wife, Silvia Barbara Konig Blaser. Counselors — Ralf Eckhard Windhausen, 46, head of human resource development at Sparhasse Freiburg; wife, Susanne Monika Meiner Windhausen. Jared Robert Koch, 43, partner in DOC-Trevhaud GmbH; wife, Marion Andrea Koch.