Church Announces New Stake Presidents

  • 1 January 2015


BLACKFOOT IDAHO EAST STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President—Von James Kunz, 57, dentist; succeeding Gregory G. Rose; wife, Sheila Ann Remington Kunz. Counselors—C. Michael Horrocks, 57, president of Pocatello Ready Max; wife, Nanci Jane Mitchell Horrocks. Michael Sean Inskeep, 41, electrical engineer; wife, Mindy Rollins Inskeep.

BLACKFOOT IDAHO WEST STAKE: (Sept. 6, 2014) President—Tracy Ray Hawker, 50, insurance broker; succeeding T. Darvel Andersen; wife, Rebecca Jean Wray Hawker. Counselors—Allen Roy Young, 57, farmer; wife, Jacqueline Harker Young. Paul Heber Day, 60, dental technician/ financial advisor; wife, Deana Lyman Day.

EL CENTRO CALIFORNIA IMPERIAL VALLEY STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President—Keith Robert Smith Sr., 63, teacher; succeeding Jimmie A. Sanders; wife, Lynn Burnette Smith. Counselors—David Lewis Despain, 71, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Sandra B. Bingham Despain. Jacinto Cruz Jiminez, 70, insurance agency owner; wife, Virginia Alicia Borgetti Armenta.

GRAHAM WASHINGTON STAKE: (Nov. 23, 2014) President—Daniel W. Wells, 38, doctor; succeeding John R. Almond; wife, Kirsten Ann Sorensen Wells. Counselors—Neil Bruce Gardner, 63, owner of Gardner Dental Lab; wife, Valerie Richards Gardner. Robert TImothy Jay, 51, chief financial officer at Lee Johnson Auto; wife, Sherri June Latvenas Jay.


MORENO VALLEY CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Nov. 16, 2014) President—Kendall P. Shumway, 47, diabetes director at Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.; succeeding David G. Norman; wife, Tiffany Susanne Larson Shumway. Counselors—Scott C Perkins, 57, compliance officer at Allstate Finance Services; wife, Diane Conrad Perkins. Paul Horton Smith, 51, financial planner; wife, Joylynn Smethurst Smith.

MORGAN UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Sept. 7, 2014) President—Bryan J Peterson, 54, anesthesiologist; succeeding Clark M. Mower; wife, Dixie Lee Sessions Peterson. Counselors—Kent F. Ure, 55, retired/consultant; wife, Jolyn Bell Ure. Mark Ted Carter, 40, chief executive officer of Sure Steel, Inc.; wife, Shauna Garn Carter.

OMAHA NEBRASKA PAPILLION STAKE: (Nov. 16, 2014) President—Douglas Clark Derrick, 42, professor of information technology innovation at University of Nebraska; succeeding J. Daniel Reinhardt; wife, Carrie Ann Woodley Derrick. Counselors—Bruce Douglas Louthan Jr., 38, general manager at TSL Companies; wife, Nancy Hunter Louthan. Barry William Webber, 37, pediatric dentist; wife, Cara Smith Webber.

PANGUITCH UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 2, 2014) President—Brady Spence Eyre, 43, imaging manager at Garfield Memorial Hospital; succeeding Michael D. Dalton; wife, Wendy A. Corry Eyre. Counselors—Michael Kent Savage, 51, engineer at South Central Communications; wife, Joanne Torgersen Savage. Tim C. Westwood, 47, rancher/farmer; wife, Holly Marie Heaton Westwood.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH WEST STAKE: (Sept. 14, 2014) President—Jason Randall Budge, 40, owner of Thrive Life; succeeding Jon R. Brätt; wife, Lindsay Rebecca Manning Budge. Counselors—Richard William Ables, 36, president of Nimble Rhino LLC; wife, Emily Ann Christianson Ables. Daniel Franz Peterson, 34, lead software engineer; wife, Charone Virginia Smith Peterson.

RIDGECREST CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Nov. 16, 2014) President—Nathaniel L. Kimbler, 36, physicist; succeeding Brent R. Hedman; wife, Rachel Handly Kimbler. Counselors—Bruce James Bull, 54, computer scientist in the U.S. Navy; wife, Tacie Jane Allen Bull. Mark Edward Anderson, 37, aerospace engineer; wife, Rebecca Workman Anderson.

ROSWELL NEW MEXICO STAKE: (Sept. 14, 2014) President—Tory Layne Smith, 42, physical therapist; succeeding Clay O. Reber; wife, Andrea Dawn Gish Smith. Counselors—Joe Shannon Magill, 62, police chief at Ruidoso Police Department; wife, Carol Melissa Conner Magill. David Gardner Morrison, 44, operating manager/owner at Artesia Physical Therapy; wife, Amy Melissa Mosley Morrison.

SANDY UTAH GRANITE STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President—Jacob Helland, 56, program manager at L-3 Communications; succeeding David J. Castleton; wife, Janet Beck Helland. Counselors—Clinton Wright Ensign, 59, senior vice president; wife, Cindy Ann Toth Ensign. Larry Keith Beardall, 59, executive vice president at Dynatronics, Inc.; wife, Laurie Kaye Nielsen Beardall.

SOUTH JORDAN UTAH RIVER STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President—Martin R. Stephens, 60, executive vice president of sales and marketing; succeeding Dallan L. Sohn; wife, Carole Manzel Stephens. Counselors — John Mark Eddington, 49, senior contract analyst at SelectHealth; wife, Suzanna Ogden Eddington. Karl Max Nelson, 55, agent/producer at Paramount Financial; wife, Kimberli Ann Laker Nelson.

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS STAKE: (Nov. 16, 2014) President—Matthew C. Newell, 51, city engineer; succeeding Paul A. Kay; wife, Rea Jeppson Newell. Counselors—Paul Albert Drake, 61, area supervisor at VHMI Inc.; wife, Lynda Marie Gray Drake. François Charles Giraud-Carrier, 43, assistant professor at the University of Illinois Springfield; wife, Magali Merell Giraud-Carrier.

SYRACUSE UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 3, 2014) President—Erik David Hjorten, 39, director of online programs at University of Utah; succeeding Paul E. Spackman; wife, Cami Joy Pearson Hjorten. Counselors—Michael Grant Jacobsen, 49, Oracle database administrator at Bylight; wife, Jennifer Lynn Romney Jacobsen. Shane Allen Albrecht, 43, area construction manager at Geneva Rock Products; wife, Lauren Dawn Worthington Albrecht.