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Church names area authorities

The First Presidency announced this week that 117 area authorities have been called, effective Aug. 15. (See article on page 3.) They will serve in the Church's 22 geographical areas. Biographies of the new leaders follows with their pictures on pages 8-9.

Asia Area

Shih-An (Kent) Liang, 48, Taipei, Taiwan; professor; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor; married Hszao-Yun Jen.

Chung Hei (Patrick) Wong, 44, Tai Wai, Hong Kong; corporate human resources director; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, mission president's counselor, and bishop; married Kathy Lai Ling.

Asia North Area

Hitoshi Kashikura, 55, Kanagawa-ken, Japan; department head of engineering firm; stake president, former regional representative and bishop; married Tomoko Konda.

Seiji Katanuma, 57, Hokkaido, Japan; professor at Hokkaido University; regional representative, former mission president's counselor, stake president, and stake mission president; married Yoko Murata.

Chong Youl Kim, 53, Seoul, Korea; department head for dental college at Yon Sei University; regional representative, former stake president's counselor, mission president's counselor, and bishop; married Young Sook.

Won Yong Ko, 49, Seoul, Korea; regional manager for IBM Korea; regional representative, former stake president and high councilor; married Eun Hee Kim.

Gary Matsuda, 44, Kanagawa-ken, Japan; assistant regional director of Investigative Agency of U.S. Navy; regional representative, former district president, bishop's counselor, and branch president; married Jodee Welchman.

Philippines/ Micronesia Area

Ambrosio C. Collado, 62, Manila, Philippines; attorney; regional representative, former stake president and bishop; married Dorothea G. Ney.

Ruben G. Gapiz, 55, Manila, Philippines; director of Church Welfare Service Area Office; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, and bishop; married Nenita C. Reyes.

Remus G. Villarete, 45, Cebu, Philippines; supervisor in Church area office; former mission president, regional representative, stake president, and bishop; married Yvonne L Cawit.

Pacific Area

Lindsay Thomas Dil, 43, Auckland, New Zealand; self-employed mortician; stake president, former bishop, and elders quorum president; married Christine Mary Patrick.

Pita Foliake Hopoate, 48, Nuku'alofa, Tonga; farmer/storeowner; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, and bishop; married Lani Alconcel.

Phillip Bruce Mitchell, 60, Cherrybrook, Australia; self-employed carpet cleaner; bishop, former regional representative, stake president's counselor, and mission president; married Elva Merle Trost.

Eugene E. F. Walter Reid, 51, Pago Pago, American Samoa; self-employed businessman; mission president's counselor, former regional repesentative, stake president, and bishop; married Ruthdelene Tupatasi.

Africa Area

Christopher N. Chukwurah, 52, Lagos, Nigeria; West Africa area office human resource manager; former mission president and counselor, branch president, and district president, married Florence Onyejekwe.

Christoffel Golden Jr., 43, Krugersdorp, South Africa; optical wholesale; stake president, former stake president's counselor, stake Young Men president; bishop, and elders quorum president, married Diane Norma Hulbert.

Mexico North Area

Rodrigo Obeso B., 40, Mexicali, Mexico; owner of air conditioning company; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop; married Alma A. Gonzalez.

Servando Rojas O., 50, Guadalajara, Mexico; Church service center manager; regional representative, former mission president, stake president and bishop; married Blanca Rosa Hidalago.

Jerald Lynn Taylor, 58, Chihuahua, Mexico; cattle rancher and fruit grower; regional representative, former mission president, stake president, bishop, and branch president; married Sharon Elizabeth Willis.

Tomas Valdes O., 55, Saltillo, Mexico; manager; regional representative, former stake president, mission president and counselor, and bishop; married Maria Castaneda.

Mexico South Area

Adolfo Avalos R., 55, Puebla, Mexico; Church Educational System Institute of Religion store operator; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, high councilor, and bishop; married Josephina Lozano.

Armando Gaona Juan, 46, Colonia del Valle, Mexico; Church manager, service center; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, bishop, and branch president; married Maria Olga de Stefani Lopez.

Gustavo Ramos G., 38, Tula de Allende, Mexico; elementary and junior high school general director; mission president's counselor, former regional representative, stake president and bishop's counselor; married Leticia Mera Monroy.

Octaviano Tenorio D., 52, Cuautitlan, Mexico; manager of member and statistical records for area office; regional representative, former stake president and mission president; married Rosa Elva Valenzuela.

South America North Area

Eduardo Gavarret I., 39, Lima, Peru; pharmaceutical lab manager; regional representative, former stake president, stake mission president, and bishop; married Norma B. Congoroso.

Walter F. Gonzalez, 42, Quito, Ecuador; Church Educational System South America North area director; regional representative, former stake president and mission president; married Zulma Nunez.

Carl B. Pratt, 53, Quito, Ecuador; Church legal counsel in South America North Area; bishop's counselor, former regional representative, stake president's counselor, mission president, and elders quorum president; married Karen Ann Yoeman.

Alejandro Marcel Robles, 54, Lima, Peru; dentist; regional representative, former high councilor and bishop; married Gloria A. Saldana.

Juan Uceda A., 41, Lima, Peru; Church Educational System director; former regional representative and mission president; married Maria Isabel Bendezu.

Carlos D. Vargas, 55, Valencia, Venezuela; urologist; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop; married Maria A. Ghiglino.

South America South Area

Juan Carlos Castillo C., 39, Santiago Chile; chief engineer for mining company; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, and bishop's counselor; married Luisa Milla Penaloza.

Hugo Angel Catron, 59, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Church Educational System institute director; regional representative, former regional representative, stake president and counselor, and bishop; married Maria Rosario Surache.

Julio Humberto Jaramillo, 62, Santiago, Chile; telephone company manager; stake president, former regional representative, stake mission president's counselor, and bishop; married Maria de las Mercedes Meza.

Eduardo Adrian Lamartine, 46, Santiago, Chile; Church Educational System director for Chile; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, and bishop; married Luisa Esther Maureira.

David Lopez, 41, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Church area materials management manager; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and branch president; married Ana Maria Avila.

Claudio Daniel Signorelli, 48, Santiago, Chile; Church Educational System coordinator; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, and stake mission president's counselor; married Lidia Colima Parada.

Jorge W. Ventura, 47, Montevideo, Uruguay; Church Educational System director; former regional representative, stake president, high councilor, and bishop's counselor; married Lilian Fernandez.

Jorge Fernando Zeballos, 39, Antofagasta, Chile; engineer for mining company; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Carmen Gloria Valenzuela.

Central America Area

Julio Enrique Alvarado, 43, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Church area purchasing officer; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, mission president, and bishop; married Blanca E. Barrientos.

Enrique R. Falabella, 45, San Jose, Costa Rica; chief of Agronomical Investigations; regional representative, former stake president, stake mission president and bishop; married Blanca L. Sanchez.

Eriberto Israel Perez, 48, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; businessman; regional representative, and former mission president and counselor; married Pilar Ulin.

Brazil Area

Claudio Cuellar, 46, Sao Paulo, Brazil; graphic editor; stake president, former stake president's counselor and bishop; married Marisa L. Silveira.

Paulo Cesar F. De Amorim, 33, Sao Paulo, Brazil; finance manager for KFC Brazil; former stake president's counselor and bishop; married Doris V. Fraga.

Cleto Pinheiro De Oliveira, 41, Recife, Brazil; mid-level management with Embratel; stake president, former bishop; married Ana Marcia Agra.

Silvio Geschwandtner, 46, Porto Alegre, Brazil; bearing salesman; regional representative, former stake president; married Hildegard M. Klein.

Paulo Renato Grahl, 47, Canoas, Brazil; Church Educational System coordinator; regional representative, former stake president and mission president; married Zuleika Morais.

Adelson de Paula Parrella, 34, Florianopolis, Brazil; attorney; stake president, former bishop and stake mission president's counselor; married Berenice Inacio Lopes.

Iraja Bandeira Soares, 49, Jaboatao, Brazil; office manager; regional representative, former stake president; married Kathia Janiszewski.

Ernani Teixeira, 50, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; university professor; regional representative, former stake president, branch president, and district president; married Analagisa R. Alves.

Europe West Area

Raimondo Castellani, 44, Milan, Italy; manager of computer company; regional representative, former stake president, bishop, and Sunday School president; married Anita Maioli.

Ernst Husz, 51, Wagram, Austria; vice personnel director of Mediaprint; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, branch president, and elders quorum president; married Marikka Ingeborg Pillmann.

Alain Andre Petion, 44, Truchtersheim, France; Church Educational System area director; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Elisabeth Christine Schneider.

Holger Detlef Rakow, 39, Berlin, Germany; self-employed in insurance; stake president, former stake president's counselor and bishop; married Stephanie Hildegard Broich.

Francisco Jose Vinas, 48, Madrid, Spain; Church Educational System country director; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, and bishop; married Christina Elena Gaminara.

Europe North Area

John Maxwell, 56, Clayworth Retford, England; chemist, university lecturer; stake president, former regional representative; married Elizabeth Sheila Wright.

Stein Pedersen, 51, Skjetten, Norway; mail carrier; stake president, former stake president's counselor; married Gullaug Fjeldbu.

Brian A. F. Watling, 53, Colchester, England; training/managerial consultant; regional representative, former stake president; married Pamela Jane Turrell.

Europe East Area

Wolfgang H. Paul, 55, Frankfurt, Germany; director of Distribution, Europe area office; former stake president's counselor, mission president, bishop, and branch president; married Helga Klappert.

North America Northeast Area

David W. Ferrel, 55, Gaithersburg, Md.; assistant to chairman and senior research executive of Wirthlin Group; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, high councilor, and bishop; married Laurel Jennette Fisher.

Lawrence Royal Fuller, 42, Mississauga, Ontario; president and chief executive officer of Canada Loyal Insurance; stake president, former stake president's counselor, mission president's counselor, bishop and counselor; married Debra Anne Avison.

W. E. Barry Mayo, 65, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; orthopedic surgeon; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, and bishop; married Helene Puskas.

Hyde M. Merrill, 51, Glenville, N.Y.; manager Power Tech, visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; stake president, former high councilor, bishop, and branch president; married Roxanna Reid.

Keith Lloyd Smith, 46, Hilliard, Ohio; director of Ohio State University Extension Service; stake president, former stake president, bishop, and Young Men President; married Kathleen Child.

D. Lee Tobler, 61, Marshallville, Ohio; vice president of Goodrich Corp.; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Darlene Thueson.

Robert Stephen Wood, 58, Middletown, Rhode Island; dean of Center for Naval Warfare Studies; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, and bishop; married Dixie Leigh Jones.

North America Southeast Area

Dale L. Dransfield, 47, Tallahassee, Fla.; self-employed; regional representative, former mission president and counselor, and stake president's counselor; married Peggy Layne.

Alvie R. Evans Sr., 52, Charleston, S.C.; self-employed; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop; married Ruth Elizabeth Groves.

James E. Griffin, 49, Hot Springs, Ark.; physician; regional representative, former stake president and counselor; married Marlena Marie Jensen.

Lloyd "W" Jones, 57, Tampa, Fla.; chief executive officer of International Container System; regional representative, former stake president, bishop, and stake Young Men president's counselor; married Carol Joanne Bennion.

Brent H. Koyle, 50, Columbia, S.C.; deputy state director for Department of Disabilities; regional representative, former mission president's counselor, stake president, stake mission president, and bishop; married Pamela Bone.

Dale E. Miller, 59, Atherton, Calif.; Times Mirror, Zenger Miller chief executive officer; stake president, former mission president, high councilor, and bishop; married Laurel Lee Chandler.

R. Lloyd Smith, 52, Knoxville, Tenn.; interventional radiologist; regional representative, former temple president's counselor, stake president, and bishop; married Judy Lee Rees.

North America West Area

Douglas L. Callister, 56, La Canada, Calif.; attorney for Callister & Callister; stake president, former regional representative, mission president, and bishop; married Jeannette McKibben.

Lyndon Whitney Clayton III, 45, Irvine, Calif.; attorney with Clayton & Jensen; regional representative, former mission president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and branch president; married Kathy Ann Kipp.

Quentin L. Cook, 54, Hillsborough, Calif.; Health Care Organization executive, regional representative; former stake president and counselor, and high councilor; married Mary Gaddie.

Donald L. Hallstrom, 45, Honolulu, Hawaii; principal in Hallstrom Appraisal Group; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Diane Clifton.

Keith K. Hilbig, 53, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; attorney with Smith & Hilbig; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, bishop, and elders quorum president; married Susan Rae Logie.

William W. Parmley, 59, Alamo, Calif.; professor of medicine and chief of cardiology, regional representative; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Shawna Lee Nielsen.

North America Central Area

Blair S. Bennett, 46, Edmonton, Alberta; dentist; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Mary Jane Edwardine Christie.

Robert Kent Bills, 50, Englewood, Colo.; financial consultant and vice president, Merrill Lynch Company; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Susan Carolyn Dorius.

Bruce Bryan Bingham, 46, Sleepy Hollow, Ill.; partner in Hamilton Partners, Real Estate Developement; stake president, former stake mission president, high councilor, bishop, Young Men president; married Jean Barrus.

Kay H. Christensen, 59, Overland Park, Kan.; vice president SBS Sales Corp.; regional representative, former stake president and counselor; married Sarah Diane Hougaard.

Thomas Albert Holt, 56, St. Paul, Minn.; president of Fiscal Systems Corp.; mission president's counselor, former regional representative, stake president, high councilor, and bishop; married Bonnie Faye Anderson.

Lynn Albert Rosenvall, 56, Calgary, Alberta; University of Calgary administrator, professor and department head; regional representative, former stake president and counselor; married Elizabeth Ann Kirtz.

North America Northwest Area

Lowell C. Barber, 48, Pasco, Wash.; attorney for Westinghouse Hanford Co.; stake president, former bishop and counselor; married Shannon Fielding.

L. Edward Brown, 58, Pocatello, Idaho; Church Educational System area director; bishop, former stake president, high councilor, and mission president; married Carol Ewer.

Gordon G. Conger, 60, Bellevue, Wash.; attorney; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Myrna Shurtliff.

Max W. Craner, 66, Rexburg, Idaho, former regional representative, stake president, mission president, and bishop; married Evelyn Parke.

Paul LaVarre Diehl, 63, Seattle, Wash.; executive with Boeing Co.; stake president, former high councilor, bishop and counselor; married Mary Alice Calder.

C. Scott Grow, 47, Meridian, Idaho; president of Grow, Rasmussen & Co., CPA; stake president, former stake president's counselor, mission president, high councilor, and stake Young Men president; married Rhonda Lee Patten.

Karl E. Nelson, 51, Filer, Idaho; regional sales manager for Dairy Gold; regional representative, former stake president and bishop; married Beverly Carol Andrus.

Steven Howard Pond, 52, Castle Rock, Wash.; attorney; regional representative, former stake president and bishop; married Karen Diane Burgoyne.

North America Southwest Area

David Allan Bednar, 43, Fayetteville, Ark.; professor of business management at University of Arkansas; regional representative, former stake president, bishop, and stake young men president; married Susan Kae Robinson.

Harvey L. Gardner, 63, Page, Ariz.; former mission president, regional representative, stake president, bishop, and high councilor; married Darlene Earl.

Daryl H. Garn, 56, Mesa, Ariz.; orthodontist; regional representative, former stake president, mission president's counselor, stake mission president's counselor, and bishop; married Irene Hall.

Larry Wayne Gibbons, 52, Dallas, Texas; medical director of Cooper Clinic; regional representative, former stake president and counselor; married LaDawn Anderson.

J. Michael Moeller, 52, Tucson, Ariz.; attorney; regional representative, former stake president, mission president's counselor, high councilor, and elders quorum president; married Marina Evelyn Harrison.

R. Gordon Porter, 57, Mesa, Ariz.; partner in Trend Homes; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, and bishop; married Susan Lavelle Curtis.

Dennis E. Simmons, 60, Las Vegas, Nev.; attorney; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, high councilor, and bishop; married Carolyn Thorpe.

Utah South Area

Carl W. Bacon, 60, Provo, Utah; executive vice president of Christensen Creative; stake president, former mission president, high councilor, and bishop; married B. Carolyn Schade.

Donald J. Butler, 49, Provo, Utah; vice president of Jones Paint and Glass Inc.; stake president's counselor, former stake president and counselor, and bishop; married Renee Jones.

Clayton S. Huber, 57, Provo, Utah; BYU faculty; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Beth Briggs.

Richard Karl Klein, 60, Heber City, Utah; president of Columbia Inc., PMD Inc.; regional representative, former mission president, stake president's counselor, high councilor, and stake mission president; married Gayle Nora Wagstaff.

Mitchell V. Myers, 52, Delta, Utah; principal of Delta High School; primary teacher, former stake president and bishop; married Lucy Joan Eyre.

Glen A. Overton, 50, Provo, Utah; Marriott Hotel & Restaurants; former stake president, high councilor, bishop and elders quorum president; married Kim Booke.

L. Douglas Smoot, 60, Provo, Utah; consultant; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor; married Marion Bird.

H. Bruce Stucki, 57, St. George, Utah; businessman; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop and counselor; married Cheryl Cox.

Utah North Area

O. Brent Black, 58, Salt Lake City, Utah; dentist; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop and counselor; married Carol Sally Nielsen.

Harold C. Brown, 51, Salt Lake City, Utah; commissioner of LDS Social Services; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop; married Penny Dalton.

Sheldon F. Child, 56, Salt Lake City, Utah; business partner with R.C. Willey; stake president, former stake president's counselor, mission president, and bishop and counselor; married Joan Haacke.

Jess L. Christensen, 53, Logan, Utah; area director Utah North Area Church Educational System; stake president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop and counselor; married Laurie Ann Palmer.

Donald B. Doty, 57, Bountiful, Utah; cardiovascular, thoracic surgeon; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, and bishop and counselor; married Cheryl Jean Killpack.

Ronald T. Halverson, 58, Ogden, Utah; president of Halverson Mechanical Inc.; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and mission president; married Linda Kay Jensen.

Ronald John Hammond, 39, Montpelier, Idaho; dentist; stake president, former branch president, stake mission president, and elders quorum president; married Crysandra Dee Baxter.

J. Kirk Moyes, 63, Ogden, Utah; dentist; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Sharyl Burnett.

Wayne S. Peterson, 55, Salt Lake City, Utah; businessman in real estate; regional representative, former stake president, mission president, high councilor, and bishop; married Joan Alice Jensen.

Craig T. Vincent, 63, Salt Lake City, Utah; attorney with Nygaard, Coke & Vincent; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, and bishop and counselor; married Patricia Marwede.

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