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Stake Reorganizations Announced

  • 15 November 2013

The Church has reorganized the following stakes around the world:

COLUMBUS OHIO SOUTH STAKE (October 20, 2013): President—Gary Dennis Madden, 64, public school administrator; succeeding Mark A. Meldrun; wife, Peggy Marie Ford Madden. Counselors—Robert Scott Burton Jr., 58, coordinator for Seminaries and Institutes; wife, Estelle Marie Dokos Burton. Steven Jeffrey Stamas, 45, dentist; wife, Nicole Michelle Muller Stamas.

HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIFORNIA NORTH STAKE (October 20, 2013): President—Clay E. Johnson, 54, general manager of Johnson Landscapes; succeeding Melvin G. Markham; wife, Danette Louise Jeffs Johnson. Counselors—Gregory Verne Anderson, 54, senior engineer at Southern California Edison Co.; wife, Marguerite Blanche Beecher Anderson. Gary Edward Smith, 54, contractor; wife, Carolyn Nalder Smith.

JAMESTOWN NEW YORK STAKE (October 13, 2013): President—Bradley Ralph Miller, 49, employed at corporate office of Golden Living; succeeding John Ashley; wife, Suzanne Esplin Miller. Counselors—Cory Layne Duckworth, 57, president of Jamestown Community College; wife, Elva Marie Hales Duckworth. Matthew Elmo Gruwell, 38, professor at Pennsylvania State University; wife, Stacie Anne Hansen Gruwell.

MANAUS BRAZIL STAKE (October 13, 2013): President—Cleber Romulo Leandro Ferreira, 32, laboratory supervisor for Baker Hughes; succeeding Valmir Vieira de Vasconcelos; wife, Julia Angelica de Oliveira A. Counselors—Jose Nunes Coimbra Da Silva, 30, administrative assistant; wife, Darla Vanessa Pereira Coimbra. Geziel Dionisio Lima Junior, 31, technician for VIVO; wife, Klecia Lucia Dos Santos Lima.

MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA STAKE (October 13, 2013): President—Timothy David Harrast, 44, life science specialist at VWR; succeeding Steven C. Grow; wife, Mariyana Alajandra Harrast. Counselors—Matthew Charles Whitcomb, 64, self-employed; wife, Patricia Ann Papa Whitcomb. Jeffrey LaMar McClellan, 39, professor at Frostburg State University; wife, Brooke LeAnne Dansie McClellan.

MONTERREY MEXICO VALLE VERDE STAKE (September 22, 2013): President—Jaime Eleazar Castillo Rivera, 46, national purchasing manager for Corporation Sierra Madre SA; succeeding Efrain Herrera Romo; wife, Monica Pinzon Espinosa. Counselors—Nefi Morales Contreras, 38, warehouse officer; wife, Lydia Marcela Martinez Pena. Efrain Maximiliano Osuna Ruiz, 44, business owner; wife, Maribel Ramirez Calderon.

REXBURG IDAHO YSA 7TH STAKE (October 20, 2013): President—R. Shane Webster, 55, farmer; succeeding Brent M Mendenhall; wife, Linda RaNae Skidmore Webster. Counselors—Jimmy Joe Pasley, 55, owner of Pasley’s Grain; wife, Kathy Christine Kelly Pasley. Rick Van Merrill, 56, employed at Main Street Diamonds; wife, Linda Jones Merrill.

ROGERS ARKANSAS STAKE (October 20, 2013): President—Simon F. Keogh, 43, financial planner at American Financial Management; succeeding David O. Stout; wife, Rochelle Sue Abram Keogh. Counselors — Paul Reid Barney, 47, sales manager at Novo Nordisk; wife, Jennifer Rasmussen Barney. Paul Christian Van Slooten, 47, sales director at PepsiCo; wife, Jennifer Christina Lee Van Slooten.

SAN SALVADOR EL SALVADOR STAKE (October 20, 2013): President—Carlos Alfredo Flores Gonzalez, 51, head of regional collections at Unicomer SA; succeeding Manuel Ernesto Lopez Cardona; wife, Roxana Patricia Santos Acevedo. Counselors—Jose Dario Rodriguez Lizano, 44, messenger for Grupo Valiente Peña; wife, Rosa Elizabeth Diaz Tejada. Carlos Antonio Gomez Chevez, 43, geotechnical department assistant; wife, Silvia Marisol Emerita Marroquin Garcia.

SAO PAULO BRAZIL RAPOSO TAVARES STAKE (September 1, 2013): President—Rodrigo Julio Benete Ribeiro, 39, marketing manager at Philips; succeeding Marcos Pereira Rodrigues Alves; wife, Solange Dos Santos Pereira Benete Ribeiro. Counselors—Rogerio de Castro, 42, manager of business intelligence at Netshoes; wife, Tatiana Ferrer Camara. Marcello Silverio, 45, automation manager; wife, Luciana Ribeiro Leal Silverio.

SPANISH FORK UTAH CANYON RIDGE STAKE (October 20, 2013): President—Monte Daniel Marshall, 39, career counselor at Brigham Young University; succeeding Lawrence R. Duffin; wife, Jill Johnson Marshall. Counselors—Kurt D Huntington, 49, assistant dean/controller at Brigham Young University; wife, Carol Lyn Nelson Huntington. Brian James Hansbrow, 40, development manager for the Church; wife, Jaclyn Marie Feller Hansbrow.

SUGAR HILL GEORGIA STAKE (October 13, 2013): President—Matthew Andrew Galt IV, 58, executive positions at Unisys; succeeding Benjamin W. Wood; wife, Karen Scott Galt. Counselors—Lance Mathen Hilton, 42, regional practice lead at Franklin Covey; wife, Shaylene Marie Henderson Streibel Hilton. Eric David Pennington, 49, partner at TKT Consulting; wife, Patricia Dawn Wilson Pennington.