New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in March 2016

Contributed By the Church News

  • 7 April 2016

Notices of new and reorganized stakes throughout the world. Seven new stakes have been created, and 51 stakes have been reorganized.

Newly created stakes

A new stake has been created from the Chandler Arizona East and the Chandler Arizona Stakes. The Chandler Arizona South Stake, which consists of the San Tan Branch and Appleby, Brooke Farm, Grove 1st, Grove 2nd, Grove 3rd, and Lindsay 1st Wards, was created by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy and Elder Daniel W. Jones, an Area Seventy.

CHANDLER ARIZONA SOUTH STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Troy Burnett Hansen, 51, territory business manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb; wife, Stacie Lila Wray Hansen. Counselors—Brandon Scott Jones, 43, CEO, CFE Management Group; wife, Wendy Hurst Jones. John Loren McCleve, 50, CFO/comptroller, State of Arizona; wife, Brookie Jan Richardson McCleve.

A new stake has been created from the El Paso Texas Mount Franklin and El Paso Texas Stakes. The El Paso Texas Chamizal Stake, which consists of the Chaparral Branch and the El Paso 1st, El Paso 3rd, El Paso 4th, El Paso 12th, Hondo Pass, and Transmountain Wards, was created by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold of the Seventy and Elder Robert C. Rhien, an Area Seventy.

EL PASO TEXAS CHAMIZAL STAKE (January 17, 2016): President—Limhi Sandoval, 51, self-employed, Frontier Automation; wife, Leah Clint Sandoval. Counselors—Charles Earl Brown, 66, teacher and coach; wife, Vickie Cardon Brown. Richard Shinichiro Carlile, 33, dentist; wife, Rose Lorraine Fife Carlile.

A new stake has been created from the Dallas Texas and the Carrollton Texas Stakes. The Irving Texas Stake, which consists of the Dallas 6th, Grand Prairie 1st, Grand Prairie 2nd, Irving, Pioneer, and Shady Grove Wards, was created by Elder Craig A. Cardon of the Seventy and Elder Leonard A. Greer, an Area Seventy.

IRVING TEXAS STAKE (February 7, 2016): President—Jason Allen Parr, 41, partner, Peisner Johnson; wife, Teddi Jay Gormley Parr. Counselors—Hector Munoz, 49, owner, M&G GCD; wife, Margarita Munoz.Kent Jones Graves, 51, president, MEDCO; wife, Shawna Deeann Reynolds Graves.

A new stake has been created from the Amatitlán Guatemala and Villa Nueva Guatemala Stakes. The Linda Vista Guatemala Stake, which consists of the Alamedas, Eterna Primavera, Linda Vista, Naciones, and Sonora Wards, was created by Elder Adrián Ochoa of the Seventy and Elder Jared R. Ocampo, an Area Seventy.

LINDA VISTA GUATEMALA STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Denis Estuardo Pineda Hernández, 39, sales adviser, Importación Imercadeo; wife, Glenda Maribel Méndez Campos. Counselors—Mauricio Ottoniel López Mendoza, 48, general coordinator, FCC Construcción S.A.; wife, Imelia Roxana Rodríguez Chicas. Nieles Augusto Abel Elias, 38, self-employed; wife, Ingrid Marleny Tzunum Lara.

A new stake has been created from the Managua Nicaragua Tipitapa District. The Mangua Nicaragua Las Américas Stake, which consists of the Bocana, Ciudadela Loma Verde, San Benito, and Tipitapa Branches and the Las Américas, Las Mercedes, and Ruben Darío Wards, was created by Elder José L. Alonso of the Seventy and Elder Sam M. Gálves, an Area Seventy.

MANAGUA NICARAGUA LAS AMÉRICAS STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Manuel Enrique Hernandez Zepeda, 34, self-employed; wife, Mariela Elena Hernández Rojas. Counselors—Alvaro José Rivas Alguera, 50, accountant, LDS Church; wife, Rose Guadalupe Ñurindia Morales.Rommel Gregorio Sanchez Zeas, 43, administrative assistant, Grupo Bermudez; wife, Zayra Brizuela Gonzalez.

A new stake has been created from the Mesa Arizona Alta Mesa and the Mesa Arizona Citrus Heights Stakes. The Mesa Arizona Red Mountain Stake, which consists of the Adobe Villa, Granite Reef, Mountain Vista, Red Mountain, and Vista Peaks Wards, was created by Elder Erich W. Kopischke of the Seventy and Elder Todd B. Hansen, an Area Seventy.

MESA ARIZONA RED MOUNTAIN STAKE (March 6, 2016): President—Coltin Roy Hall, 39, director of information technology, Orbital ATK; wife, Julia Adele Westover Hall. Counselors—Bradley Wayne Nelson, 55, principal systems engineer, Orbital ATK; wife, Angela Smith Nelson. Bret Jonathan Baird, 44, director, Sun Valley Surgical; wife, Tricia Kay Wudel Baird.

A new stake has been created from the Rio Verde Brazil District. The Rio Verde Brazil Stake, which consists of the Bandeirantes, Itumbiara, Jataí, Morada do Sol, Popular, and Rio Verde Wards, was created by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Seventy and Elder Osvaldo H. Rietra Dias, an Area Seventy.

RIO VERDE BRAZIL STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Anderson de Queirós Silva, 37, lawyer; wife, Simone Gusatti Queiros. Counselors—Josemar Rosa da Silva, 44, teacher; wife, Valcesa Gusatti Rosa. Roberto Tavares Carvalho, 49, federal employee; wife, Sivone Castro de Carvalho.

Reorganized stakes

ALICIA PHILIPPINES STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Rommel Infante Palay, 42, area business manager; succeeding Wendell F. Marco; wife, Norma Gabriel Durado Palay. Counselors—Ranilo Macapugay Dela Cruz Jr., 27, swine technician; wife, Marilou Banguilan Talosig Dela Cruz. Marcelino Estiandan Arcinas III, 35, self-employed; wife, Catherine Joy Domingo Da Jose.

AMATITLÁN GUATEMALA STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Miguel Adolfo Tejeda Carbajal, 45, administrative manager, Multiresa; suceeding Denis E. Pineda Hernandez; wife, Elsa Candelaria Solorzano Juárez. Counselors—Roberto Enrique Morales Vargas, 45, general manager, Recom Constructora; wife, María de los Ángeles Rezzio Cruz. José Alfredo Baltazar López, 51, sales coordinator, Manufacturas Texiles Perfecta; wife, Elsa Marina López.

ANNANDALE VIRGINIA STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—John Taylor McConkie, 41, attorney; succeeding Douglas R. Bush; wife, Wendy Jeanne Dahl McConkie. Counselors—William Alan Forsyth, 63, international consultant, U.S. government; wife, Leslie Gae Lyman Forsyth. John Rueland Southwick, 41, mechanical engineer; wife, Hillary Bargar Southwick.

ANTELOPE CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Randal Lee Gauger, 57, financial controller, Brasher’s Auto Auctions; succeeding M. Patrick Greene; wife, Julie Jarman Gauger. Counselors—Patrick Evan Elmer, 56, facilities manager, LDS Church; wife, Jolene Call Elmer. Thomas Rees Summers, 52, business owner; wife, Mary Kathryn Ayers Summers.

CEBU PHILIPPINES CENTRAL STAKE (February 7, 2016): President—Arnolfo Gabonada Gorgonio, 46, construction operations manager; succeeding Darwin Clark Jakosalem Maandig; wife, Caroline Dupio Mjeca Gorgonio. Counselors—Conrado Acha Ordesta III, 49, assistant department head, Cebu City government worker; wife, Leteaa Mangao Batausa Ordesta. Christian Flores Yongw, 31, territory manager, Cathay YSS Pharma; wife, Melodina Mahilum Tanodra.

CEDAR CITY UTAH YSA 2ND STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Dustin Jay Callister, 47, CES instructor; succeeding Kelly D. Esplin; wife, Amy Claudia Hyde Callister. Counselors—Clint Oren Bunker, 58, physician; wife, Anita Erb Bunker. Ken Ellis Lambeth, 60, business owner; wife, Paula Dennett Lambeth.

CHANDLER ARIZONA EAST STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Jared Weston Welch, 42, pediatric dentist; succeeding Scott R Palmer; wife, Bridget Marie Herring Welch. Counselors—Todd Eric Becker, 50, business owner; wife, Amber Essley Becker. Nathan Wilford Andersen, 40, general counsel, LeSueur Investments; wife, Andrea Cardon Andersen.

DANLÍ HONDURAS STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Deivy Obed Salinas Sauceda, 34, customer services, Financiera Finca; succeeding Bernabé G. Osales Coto; wife, Claudia Gissela Serrane Castellanos. Counselors—Carlos David Corrales Gallo, 36, packaging assistant, HATSA; wife, Yessica Marilú Carrasco Navarro. David Joel Pineda Cáceres, 32, principal; wife, Bessy Johana Cardoza Gallo.

DANVILLE CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Paul Allen Clark, 55, managing director, Royal Bank of Scotland; succeeding Jared W. Stone; wife, Kristi Thomsen Clark. Counselors—Tom S. Miner, 54, portfolio manager, Garrison Point Capital; wife, Julia Christina Sandquist Miner. Joshua Roger Carter, 40, investment adviser, Bank of America; wife, Jennifer Beck Carter.

DRAPER UTAH RIVER VIEW STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Matthew Quinn Carr, 50, regional vice president, Encompass Home Health; succeeding McKay O. Douglas; wife, Michele Holley Carr. Counselors—James Delos Gardner, 42, district court judge; wife, CariLyn Heal Gardner. Jeffrey Troy Tait, 47, senior vice president, Med One Capital; wife, Sheri Diane Stevens Tait.

FORT MYERS FLORIDA STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Joseph Leon Lindsay, 48, partner, Lindsay and Allen; succeeding Robert B. Pitt; wife, Stacy Maxine Konold Lindsay. Counselors—Mark Stephen VanWagenen, 56, customer experience director, Hertz; wife, Lisa Ann Peterson VanWagenen. Michael Kelly Crowder, 56, VP global recruitment, Expert Global Solutions; wife, Julie Ann Closser Crowder.

FRESNO CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Jerrel Lee Tucker, 58, partner, CPA firm; succeeding Larry T. Cleveland; wife, Laurie Jane Beatty Tucker. Counselors—Todd Addison Parker, 57, vice president, James G. Parker Insurance Associates; wife, Tamela Dee Freeman Parker. Jordan C. Farley, 33, partner, Cleveland Farley LLP; wife, Christin Anne Cleveland Farley.

GRANADA HILLS CALIFORNIA STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Galen Kaluna Kekauoha, 57, individual contributor, Raytheon Company; succeeding Gordon W. Jex; wife, Jackie Ikegami Kekauoha. Counselors—Kenneth Richard Lord, 61, business college dean, California State University; wife, Brenda Caldwell Lord. Gerald Selu Lester Leauanae, 47, branch manager, Restoration Management Company; wife, Lana Lee Gray Leauana.

GRANTSVILLE UTAH STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Jason Kenneth Killian, 42, facility manager, LDS Church; succeeding Stephen H. Collings; wife, Celeste Hadley Killian. Counselors—Troy Douglas May, 46, senior risk manager, American Express; wife, Michele Richards May. Ryan Shayne McBride, 37, self-employed; wife, Emily Marie Thompsen McBride.

GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR PUERTO LIZA STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Marlo Alejandro Cabezas Mendoza, 33, retailer; succeeding Manuel B. Lopez Echeverria; wife, Bianca Olaguer Reyes Bodden. Counselors—Juan Pablo Conforme Yépez, 33, self-employed; wife, Jennifer Urgilez Moreira. Eduardo Raúl Acosta Guaygua, 40, quality supervisor, Segroz; wife, Angelica Maria Washbrum.

HIGHLAND UTAH EAST STAKE (October 18, 2015): President—Tyler Whiteley Sheffield, 59, retired; succeeding Howard K. Bangerter; wife, Christine Harmon Sheffield. Counselors—Ronald Lynn Davis, 58, sales account manager, Nestle; wife, Donna Lynn Woodlief Davis. Shawn Reed Hunt, 44, LDS institute teacher; wife, Amanda Renee Price Hunt.

IKOT AKPADEN NIGERIA STAKE (March 8, 2015): President—Anietie Timothy Essien, 38, teacher; succeeding John Brown Nyoh; wife, Anietie Willie Ekpo. Counselors—Daniel Samuel Ikpeti, 48, director of operations; wife, Ime Alfred Akpan. Akpan James Ukpong, 60, master engineer; wife, Felicia Akpan Ekaete James.

IQUITOS PERU PUNCHANA STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Rhandy Kiuler Lopez Ramirez, 34, agency assistant, Caja Maynas; succeeding Segundo W. Torres Mori; wife, Diana Reguera Gonzales. Counselors—Ramon Peña Encinas, 64, statistics specialist, Regional Agrarian Office; wife, Hidelsa Grandes Paredes. Key Joe Pezo Cora, 31, support specialist, Aspersud; wife, Leny Nuñez Rubio.

JUCHITAN MEXICO LAS FLORES STAKE (December 6, 2015): President—Jiménez Victor Orozco, 30, special ed support teacher; succeeding José J. Toledo Galdamez; wife, Patricia Nataly Lara Cruz. Counselors—Jose de Jesus Orozco Jimenez, 35, administrator; wife, Yadin Sanchez Ramirez. Jorge Sánchez López, 30, civil technical specialist, PEMEX; wife, Ibet González Martínez.

KAYSVILLE UTAH EAST STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Martin Willis Clark, 57, consultant, Kay Riley; succeeding Douglas G. Richins; wife, Elizabeth Ann Aslett Clark. Counselors—Marshall Alan McKinnon, 50, CEO, Tanner Clinic; wife, Jill Andrea Jenson McKinnon. Steven Lowell Johnson, 60, physician; wife, Lori Peterson Johnson.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA SPRING MOUNTAIN STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Gregg Nelson Mendenhall, 60, expeditor, Sign Systems Inc.; succeeding Robert L. Christiansen; wife, Mary Kathryn Pursel Mendenhall. Counselors—Dewitt J. Paul III, 51, owner, Foot Solutions; wife, Jean Marie Eckenfelder Paul. Christopher Lee Dean, 45, president, Dean Industries; wife, Mishell Elsa Aranda-Jamie Dean.

LEÓN NICARAGUA STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Salvador Sotelo Salgado, 62, self-employed; succeeding Rogelio Hurtado Espinoza; wife, Juana Paula Orozco Ríos. Counselors—Walter José Salazar Salgado, 38, professor; wife, Rebeca del Socorro Juárez Corza. Christian Darío Díaz Hernández, 36, manager, Whiteday; wife, Mercedes de los Ángeles Vanegas Zapata.

LERMA MEXICO STAKE (November 29, 2015): President—Alberto Emilio Barrera Olascoaga, 44, operations specialist, Plastiglas de Mexico; succeeding Guillermo A. Lopez Villaseñor; wife, Magaly Maldonado Contreras. Counselors—José Luis Pérez Rentería, 36, senior manager, Accentura; wife, Faridy Lorena Nathan Trujillo. Jesus Israel Flores Vera, 39, product manager, Advantage Security; wife, Victoria Carolina Hernandez Marquez.

LOGAN UTAH YSA 1ST STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Danny Merrill Brown, 60, self-employed; succeeding Darrell G. Simmons; wife, Michele Beck Brown. Counselors—Konrad Arthur Erni, 57, institute instructor; wife; Rosalie Ryan Mueggler Erni. Blake Cardel Wright, 53, president, Design West Architects; wife, Kathryn Whitney Thompson Wright.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA GIPPSLAND STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Graham Frederick Smith, 53, owner, Innova Group; succeeding Manuel E. Valdes; wife, Elaine Hunt Smith. Counselors—Matthew David Phillips, 46, public defender; wife, Adelle Joanne Mauger Phillips. Tofiga Asiata, 47, factory supervisor; wife, Vaoiafeai Faiva Asiata.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA NARRE WARREN STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Riki Paul Tukukino, 54, business owner; succeeding Lindsay J. Sanders; wife, Donna Maree Armstrong Tukukino. Counselors—Sione Folau Lavaka, 45, designer, OJI Fibre Solutions; wife, Mele Ha'amoa Lomu. Gary Gilbert, 43, teacher; wife, Kristen Holly Sanders Gilbert.

MEMPHIS TENNESSEE STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Gary Alan Bronson, 54, vice president of IT operations, Fedex; succeeding Steven M. Dorius; wife, Sharlene Sheffield Bronson. Counselors—James Allen Westenskow, 36, director of brand performance support, Hilton Worldwide; wife, Sara Anne Mellor Westenskow. Dereck Bret Hope, 45, physical therapist; wife, Cathryn Stacey Hope.

MEXICO CITY ORIENTAL STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Daniel Mena Morga, 44, general manager, Folding Wood Doors Company; succeeding Luis R. Moreno Gomez; wife, Tamara Valle Perez. Counselors—Luis Fernando Luna Pliego, 42, teacher; wife, Xail Itzel Pavon Montejo. Ricardo Moreno Peñaloza, 43, teacher; wife, Dionicia Martinez Martinez.

MEXICO CITY TACUBAYA STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Marco Antonio Barrera Noriega, 32, passport assistant, U.S. Embassy; succeeding Miguel A. Rosas Mendoza; wife, Laura Paola Hernandez Morales. Counselors—Alejandro Campos Tellez, 59, sales agent, Reba Rodillos; wife, Angelica Ernestina Paz Torrijos. Jose Domingo Velazquez Cruz, 44, sales executive, C. Promedic Lawyers; wife, Lorena Sanchez Saldivar.

MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN NORTH STAKE (November 1, 2015): President—Kenneth Paul Elbert, 53, director of advanced planning, Northwestern Mutual; succeeding John B. Heller; wife, Mary L. Griffin Elbert. Counselors—Douglas Dean Chausow, 54, pathologist; wife, Patsy Jill Dymock Chausow. Christopher Karl Nussbaum, 41, physician; wife, Kelly Domm Nussbaum.

MONTERRY MEXICO ROMA STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Jorge Eduardo Gonzáles Reyna, 35, builder, Negocio Propio; succeeding Daniel Taylor Pratt; wife, Cynthia Darlene González Garza. Counselors—Rolando Cantú López, 44, partner, Inmobiliaria 4R; wife, Esmeralda Ibarra Flores. Miguel Angel Trejo Zaleta, 37, temple recorder secretary; wife, Brenda Tenorio Santoyo.

OGDEN UTAH STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Kent Hazen Collins, 64, attorney; succeeding Shaun S. Myers; wife, Connie Marie Terry Collins. Counselors—Jeffrey Norris Heiner, 40, sales manager, MarketStar; wife, Emilie McFarland Heiner. Vernon Sanford Poulsen III, 61, president, Ragman Company; wife, Julie Bonnell Poulsen.

PARIS FRANCE STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Frederic Pascal Loisel, 49, director of music academy, City of Pavillons; succeeding Serge C. Oaston; wife, Victoire Sillon Marie-Christiane. Counselors—Thomas Joël Fournier, 35, buyer, Louis Dreyfus Shipowners; wife, Virginie Hélène Beppina Fournier. Stéphane Pierre Joseph Leger, 42, police force sergeant; wife, Vanessa Leger.

PETRÓPOLIS BRAZIL STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Alex Sander Estrella da Silveira, 40, accountant; succeeding Antônio José Mendonça; wife, Demeria dos Santos Salustiano Rosa Silveira. Counselors—Adão Rodrigues, 59, human resources manager, Caixa Econômica Federal; wife, Marisa do Carano Giamarano Rodrigues. Paulo Roberto da Silveira Mattoso, 50, chef; wife, Verônica Heinen Mattoso.

PINGTUNG TAIWAN STAKE (December 20, 2015): President—Shang-Ming Wang, 53, post office manager; succeeding Lei Yang; wife, Sing-Yu Tsai. Counselors—Lung Ping Kuan, 51, self-employed; wife, Pei Li Hsieh. Chia-Hung Liu, 38, second lieutenant, police department; wife, Chun-Xiu Chen.

PLANO TEXAS STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Kevin Lee Beech, 45, senior financial analysis director; succeeding Michael S. Wilding; wife, Jennifer Lynne Moorman Beech. Counselors—Jerald Lynn Martin, 62, retired; wife, Gemie Johnson Martin. Mark Nelson Moon, 54, insurance agency manager; wife, Elaine Packard Moon.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH MOUNT MAHOGANY STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Russell Joel Osguthorpe, 45, pediatric medical director, IHC; succeeding David A. Miles; wife, Mary Moana May Osguthorpe. Counselors—Matthew Grant Court, 46, sales vice president, Visable Equity; wife, Kimberli Dunn Court. Roger Dixon Brockbank, 47, physician; wife, Kristina Pinnock Brockbank.

POCATELLO IDAHO STAKE (January 24, 2016): President—Reed Kim Smith, 57, dentist; succeeding Kenneth W. Stucki; wife, Dana Lee Tueller Smith. Counselors—Vance Pendleton Nielsen, 41, agent/consultant, Associated Benefit Consultants; wife, Gina Phillips Nielsen. Shawn Arnell Jepsen, 43, surgeon/owner, Facial and Oral Surgery; wife, Rebecca Anne Schmutz Jepsen.

PROVO UTAH YSA 8TH STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Matthew Ottesen Richardson, 55, BYU advancement vice president; succeeding James R. Rasband; wife, Lisa Jeanne Jackson Richardson. Counselors—Dee Victor Oldroyd, 53, sales vice president, ProPay; wife, Jill Jensen Oldroyd. Matthew Albert Brown, 47, physician; wife, Colleen Erika Covey Brown.

PUEBLA MEXICO MAYORAZGO STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Luis Alberto Linares Saez, 30, self-employed; succeeding Ranulfo Cervantes Soler; wife, Cinthya Vazquez Cueto. Counselors—Samuel Teoyotl Sandoval, 43, self-employed; wife, Maria Sarai Laura Ortiz Rodriguez De Teoyotl. Francisco Lopez Aragon, 50, general manager, Tailor Plan; wife, Reyna Leon Garcia.

RAINIER OREGON STAKE (February 14, 2016): President—Patrick G. Opdahl, 46, engineer; succeeding Jeffrey L. Waite; wife, Marianne Bullock Opdahl. Counselors—Graden Blue, 64, high school principal; wife, Teri Lynn Nielsen Blue. Rick R. Berezay, 56, self-employed; wife, Wendy Sue Olson Berezay.

REXBERG IDAHO MARRIED STUDENT 2ND STAKE (February 7, 2016): President—Kimball Ray Hansen, 54, president, Ensign Services; succeeding Kevin E. Stanger; wife, Christine Erickson Hansen. Counselors—Rodney Harold Hillam, 53, orthodontist; wife, Melanie Joyce Johnson Hillam. Gregory Edwin Biddulph, 52, orthopedic surgeon; wife, Gaylene Whitney Biddulph.

REXBURG IDAHO YSA 1ST STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Dale Orin Batt, 57, cyber security architect; succeeding John T. Zenger; wife, Angela Maria Mallard Batt. Counselors—Craig Alan Johnson, 44, professor, BYU–Idaho; wife, Laura Lee Penrose Johnson. Bruce Todd Fivas, 48, self-employed; wife, Cheri Lynn Palmer Fivas.

REXBURG IDAHO YSA 9TH STAKE (February 21, 2016): President—Kevin Jay Cook, 51, software engineer; succeeding Kirk D. Gifford; wife, Cheri Lynn Kay Cook. Counselors—Boyd Alan Berry, 55, self-employed, DQ Franchise; wife, Catherine Lyn Chappell Berry. Steven Clarence Hickman, 52, sales and delivery manager, Conrad and Bischoff; wife, Cindy Marie Chapple Hickman.

ROSARIO ARGENTINA NORTH STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—David Daniel Ravello Demaria, 35, administration properties; succeeding Dante O. Antuña; wife, Laura Isabel Castillo. Counselors—Esteban Oscar Celada, 35, self-employed; wife, Jesica Natalia Jotoff. Victor Daniel Pancelo, 42, contractor; wife, Nora Beatriz Diaz.

SALINA UTAH STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Scott Kendyl Wilkins, 50, dentist; succeeding Scott T. Johnson; wife, Cynthia Lousie Shumway Wilkins. Counselors—Russell J. Mason, 56, logistics, Redmond Minerals; wife, Teri Lyn Crane Mason. Brant T. Hallows, 39, natural resource specialist, BLM; wife, Kim Mickelson Hallows.

SALT LAKE BUTLER STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Roger Dee Henriksen, 60, attorney; succeeding Robert W. Mendenhall; wife, Rebecca Mary Hanks Henriksen. Counselors—Shane Lewis Petersen, 43, anesthesiologist; wife, Kimberly Noelani Yamamoto Petersen. Douglas Wayne Stewart, 56, sales executive, Millennial Vision; wife, Julee Ann Berg Stewart.

SAO PAULO BRAZIL GUARAPIRANGA STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Christian Lopes Costa, 35, manager, Rede Record; succeeding Luiz Andrade Pereira; wife, Ligia Macedo Pereira. Counselors—Reginaldo Araujo Silva, 41, analyst, Bioagri; wife, Clenilda Mendes Faria Silva. Francisco Iranildo Araújo Nascimento, 36, sales support, IBM Brazil; wife, Vania Cristina de Lima Cunha Souza Nascimento.

ST. GEORGE UTAH RED CLIFFS STAKE (February 28, 2016): President—Glenn Boyce Labrum, 47, co-owner, St. George Dixie Motors; succeeding R. Daren Barney; wife, Inger Melia Nielsen Labrum. Counselors—William Trent Ridd, 60, investment senior VP, Raymond James; wife, Tawna Allred Ridd. Ronald Lee Hill, 54, legal counsel, Colorado Packaging; wife, Laurel Francel Hamilton Hill.

TWIN FALLS IDAHO SOUTH STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Robert John Atkins, 56, business banker, Wells Fargo; succeeding Reed J. Harris; wife, Laurie Louise O'Brien Atkins. Counselors—John Alex Coleman, 55, CPA; wife, Amy Leona Winberg Coleman. Robert Elvin Hegstrom, 56, area manager, JUB Engineers; wife, Kathryn Lynn Badger Hegstrom.

VENTURA CALIFORNIA STAKE (January 31, 2016): President—Randy Joe Clark, 57, institute director, LDS Church; succeeding Greg W. Jones; wife, Natalie Birch Clark. Counselors—Trevor Warren Ashton, 48, president, Aswell Trophy; wife, Charlene Ann Brown Ashton. Chet W. Thomas, 46, producer, FletChet Entertainment; wife, Angela Teresa Shields Thomas.