A new stake has been created from the Yerevan Armenia District. The Yerevan Armenia Stake, which includes the Ashtarak, Charentsavan, Gyumri and Yerevan branches and Achapnyak, Arabkir, Artashat, Malatia and Vanadzor wards, was created by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Per G. Malm of the Seventy and Elder Arayik Minasyan, an Area Seventy.
YEREVAN ARMENIA STAKE: (June 16, 2013) President — Hovik Khachaturi Hovhannisyan, 56, self-employed; wife, Laura Karapetyan. Counselors — Varuzhan Poghosyan, 42, Seminary and Institute coordinator; wife, Silva Markaryan Poghosyan. Artur Sargsyan, 37, self-employed; wife, Alla Sargsyan.
ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA STAKE: (Aug. 17, 2013) President — Matthew David DeFord, 38, associate professor at Northwestern State University; succeeding Dwight Epperson; wife, Julie L. Heggie DeFord. Counselors — Jean Roger LaCaze, 60, equipment inspector for Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; wife, Breta Ann Arceneaux LaCaze. Richard Jeffrey McClure, 60, baker/owner of The Bakery Cottage; wife, Linda Susan Burke McClure.
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA HEIDELBERG STAKE: (June 23, 2013) President — James Ashley Parton, 40, asset manager at Relate Empower Deliver; succeeding Robert J. Dudfield; wife, Jodie Christina Llewellyn Parton. Counselors — Roderick Matthew James Terry, 54, sales manager at IBM Australia; wife, Eileen Elizabeth Good Terry. Ivan Stratov, 47, physician; wife, Svitlana Mykolaenna Paicityk Stratov.
CLEARFIELD UTAH STAKE: (Aug. 18, 2013) President — Richard Smith Swanson, 41, principal in the Davis School District; succeeding Douglas P. Reed; wife, Joni Machelle Johansen Swanson. Counselors — Robert Stephen Gross, 64, aircraft production at Hill Air Force Base; wife, Ann Parry Gross. Steven Brett Carlson, 40, self-employed; wife, Julie Ann Mackay Carlson.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA NORTH STAKE: (Aug. 18, 2013) President — David S. Kinard, 46, vice president of human resources at Eli Lilly and Company; succeeding Paul H. Sinclair; wife, Heather Kay Hamilton Kinard. Counselors — Randall Kent Bland, 61, 5th grade teacher; wife, Patricia VanDyke Bland. Craig Jay Freeze, 43, executive sales representative at Merck & Co., Inc.; wife, Emily Black Freeze.
OGDEN UTAH PLEASANT VALLEY STAKE: (Aug. 17, 2013) President — Mark Chester Furniss, 60, partner in Schmitt, Griffiths, Smith and Co.; succeeding Michael V. Houtz; wife, Julie Ann Barlow Furniss. Counselors — Johnny R. Nelson, 57, estimator with Redd Roofing; wife, Terri Brough Nelson. Daeyoon Kim, 52, owner of Inno-Vita, Inc.; wife, Jeanhyung Beck Kim.
PELOTAS BRAZIL STAKE: (Aug. 11, 2013) President — Juliano Porto De Souza, 31, clerk at the Bank of Brazil; succeeding Luis Eugenio Asconavieta; wife, Michele De Oliveira De Souza. Counselors — Elton Da Silva Lima, 30, vendor; wife, Daniele De Avila Machado. Paulo Afonso Dias Jr., 26, sales representative at HVAC Engineering Design; wife, Barbara Duro Dias.