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New stake presidents

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Ipswich Australia Stake. The Ipswich Australia West Stake, which consists of the Brassall, Darling Heights, Karana Downs, Somerset, Toowoomba and the Warwick wards, was created by Elder O. Vincent Haleck, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Keith P. Walker, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Maracanaú Brazil Stake. The Maracanaú Brazil North Stake, which consists of the Jereissati 2nd, Maracanaú 1st, Novo Maracanaú, Novo Oriente 1st and Novo Oriente 2nd wards, was created by Elder Jario Mazzagardi, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder João R. Grahl, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the San Antonio Texas Hill Country and San Antonio Texas West stakes. The San Antonio Texas La Cantera Stake, which consists of the Balcones Branch and the Boerne, Fair Oaks, Kerrville, Leon Springs, Leon Valley, Parkwood and San Antonio 9th wards, was created by Elder Eduardo Gavarret, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel W. Jones, an Area Seventy.

IPSWICH AUSTRALIA WEST STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Mark Robert McNamee, 51, managing director, Marellen Consulting; wife, Ellen Mae McNamee. Counselors — Aaron Daniel Thayer, 39, social worker; wife, Kamyra Nellie Rachel Cooke Thayer. Sitalelu Toevalu Makaafi, 39, medical imaging assistant; wife, Kaylene Margaret Makaafi.

MARACANAÚ BRAZIL NORTH STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Paulo Sérgio de Oliveira Arcenio, 36, assistant, Vicunha Textil; wife, Rita Ferreira Arcenio. Counselors — Luiz Fagner Ferreira do Nascimento, 37, third sergeant, military police; wife, Rita Maria Alves do Nascimento. Luiz Carlos Andrade Diniz, 27, sales supervisor; wife, Eliene Mendes Pereira Diniz.

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS LA CANTERA STAKE: (Jan. 24, 2016) President — Lisle Chandler Updike, 39, director, Rackspace; wife, MaryAnn Barton Updike. Counselors — Daniel Grant Hull, 41, VP construction, NRP Group; wife, Gabriela Alejandra Panduro Hull. Gregory Robert Packer, 36, general counsel, Howard Energy Partners; wife, Lauren Ann Packer.

Reorganized stakes

GISBORNE NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Maui Ta'aroa Isaia Aben, 53, senior police sergeant; succeeding Jody K. Walters; wife, Valerie Gay Aben. Loni Shane Lardelli, 59, vineyard operations; wife, Hanekino Julliet Brown. Henry Robin Tahuri, 42, school teacher; wife, Venus Ngaronoa Lloyd Tahuri.

HESPERIA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Darrel P Nickolaisen, 59, director of K-12 programs, Hesperia Unified Schools; succeeding Dennis R. Saunders; wife, Cynthia Ann Fox Nickolaisen. Counselors — David Blaine Moore, 58, chief of maintenance, National Park Service; wife, Delerie Hess Moore. William David Kirby Jr., 63, self-employed; wife, Dixie Helen Perkes Kirby.

IPSWICH AUSTRALIA STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Paoláaita Siaea Salanoa, 52, youth worker and juvenile attorney general; succeeding Mark R. McNamee; wife, Lucy Vailigi Salanoa. Counselors — Northam Tusa Jr., 34, tutor/trainer, Evolla College; wife, Silipa Foua Tusa. Faamanuîa Ama, 53, labouror, LDS Church; wife, Maria Toimoana Jese.

MADERO MEXICO AMPLIACIÓN STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Mario Tovar Juarez, 43, manager of cost control, McDermott; succeeding Felix A. Martinez Decuir; wife, Georgina Blakeley Esparza. Counselors — Luis Escamilla Araujo, 41, electronic commerce; wife, Sandra Lorena Santisbon Luque. Jose Esteban Arano Salomon, 45, self-employed; wife, Saray Lara Nocelo.

MAPLE VALLEY WASHINGTON STAKE: (March 13, 2016) President — Thomas Ray Nead, 59, account management director, Convergys; succeeding Frank C. Rodarte; wife, Pamela Jewett Nead. Counselors — Jeffrey Hales Cannon, 57, mission analyst, Blue Origin; wife, Suzanne Follett Cannon. Glenn Gaylin Fuller, 52, senior counsel, Boeing; wife, Colleen Faye Ockey Fuller.

ROCKFORD ILLINOIS STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Marc André Stewart, 40, purchasing manager, Honeywell; succeeding Michael J. Evans; wife, Karrie Lynn Shaw Stewart. Counselors — Brian Lynn Webb, 47, senior manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific; wife, Julia Mae Hamilton Webb. Daniel Stoddard McConkie Jr., 38, assistant professor, Northern Illinois University; wife, Adrienne Elizabeth Criddle McConkie.

SAO VICENTE BRAZIL SERRA DO MAR STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Sílvio Roberto Barra Sol, 43, manager, Todesavi; succeeding Luiz Fernando Tavares; wife, Vilma Ribeiro da Silva Sol. Counselors — Adalto Paulino Barbosa, 46, coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture; wife, Eva Patrícia Oliveira de Azevedo Barbosa. Manoel Dantas dos Santos, 65, master builder; wife, Silvana Cândido.

TAKORADI GHANA STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Justice Odro Mensah, 48, managing proprietor, Jomra Electricals; succeeding Peter Tetteh Dzikpe; wife, Rosemond Odro Ansah Mensah. Counselors — Peter Atta Aidoo, 57, production manager, Government of Ghana; wife, Josephine Hammond Aidoo. Lawrence Ackon, 49, managing director, Westech Telecom; wife, Elizabeth Gyan Ackon.

TERESÓPOLIS BRAZIL STAKE: (March 20, 2016) President — Maicon Rodrigues de Freitas, 34, entrepreneur; succeeding Antonio de Olivera; wife, Keila de Oliveira Pereira Freitas. Counselors — Leandro Oliveira do Amaral, 31, administration coordinator, SENAC Rio; wife, Aline Ferreira de Oliveira. Sílvio Pirílo dos Santos Jr., 46, professor, SENAC Rio; wife, Mônica Hottum dos Santos.