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New stake presidents

Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Four new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Colleyville Texas, Denton Texas and Hurst Texas stakes. The Alliance Texas Stake, which includes the Bonds Ranch, Heritage, Justin, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Woodland Springs 1st and Woodland Springs 2nd wards, was created by Elder Bradley D. Foster of the Seventy and Elder Robert C. Rhien, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Herriman Utah South Stake. The Herriman Utah Mountain View Stake, which includes the Amber Rose, Copper Oaks, Crown Rose, Grand View, Mill Canyon, Rose Summit and Yellow Sage wards, was created by Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Peter L. Evans of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Tirana Albania District. The Tirana Albania Stake, which includes the Elbasan, Fier, Lushnj๋ and Shkoder branches and Durr๋s, Tirana 1st, Tirana 2nd, Tirana 3rd, Tirana 4th and Vlor๋ wards, was created by Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy and Elder Christofer Charles, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Swedru Ghana District. The Winneba Ghana Stake, which includes the Asikuma, Odoben 1st and Odoben 2nd branches and the Ansaful, Kojo Bedu, Swedru 1st, Swedru 2nd and Winneba wards, was created by Elder Edward Dube of the Seventy and Elder M.T. Ben Davis, an Area Seventy.

ALLIANCE TEXAS STAKE: (Feb. 16, 2014) President — Michael D. Pray, 55, agent for Keller Williams Realty; wife, Natalie Jo McKnight Pray. Counselors — Gregg M. Ellsworth, 45, sales director at Sabre Airline Solutions; wife, Valeria Ceballos Ellsworth. Timothy Matthew Brann, 38, executive vice president of Banyan Partners; wife, Ruth Ann Osmond Brann.

HERRIMAN UTAH MOUTAIN VIEW STAKE: (Feb. 23, 2014) President — Michael James Peterson, 45, physician with Intermountain Healthcare; wife, Heather Kristin Robinson Peterson. Counselors — Troy Steven Thomson, 43, endodontist; wife, Julie Marie Wilson Thomson. Garret Paul Brown, 42, sales director at ITG SharePoint; wife, Lisa Jane Wintch Brown.

TIRANA ALBANIA STAKE: (March 9, 2014) President — Medlir Mema, 35, Seminary and Institute coordinator for the Church; wife, Aubrie Mangelson Mema. Counselors — Sparti Kashari, 34, site civil engineer. Olsi Agalliu, 33, administrative assistant for the Church; wife, Blerta Lesi Agalliu.

WINNEBA GHANA STAKE: (Feb. 9, 2014) President — Mark Afedzi-Hayford, 47, manager at Estmark Ventures; wife, Esther Afedzi-Hayford. Counselors — Emmanuel Pryee Nelson, 56, Seminary and Institute coordinator for the Church; wife, Adiza Osumanu Nelson. Theophilus C. Okolie, 53, facilitator for Kimball Health Consulting; wife, Wilhemina Blay Okolie.

STAKE REORGANIZATIONS

AMERICAN FORK UTAH HILLCREST STAKE: (Feb. 9, 2014) President — Scott William Miller, 51, co-owner of Miller & Wade Group; succeeding M. Tim Welch; wife, Karie Lynn Knight Miller. Counselors — Ford David Paulson, 52, rehab services manager for Intermoutain Healthcare; wife, Kimberlie Toone Paulson. David Joel Richards, 53, area administrator for Seminaries and Institutes; wife, Gayelynne Jorgensen Richards.

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA ALDO BONZI STAKE: (Oct. 8, 2013) President — Nestor Hugo Ferrari, 46, business owner; succeeding Pablo A. Varrenti; wife, Stella Maris Brasesco. Counselors — Mariano Daniel Varrenti, 43, ad agency representative; wife, Virginia Sarrasua. Victor Manuel Cuevas Alvarenga, 32, gardening supervisor at the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple; wife, Jesica Edith Crespo.

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA GONZALEZ CATAN STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2013) President — Jorge Daniel Quinteros, 43, sergeant (technician) for Federal Police; wife, Claudia Patricia Soto. Counselors — Franz Ever Espinoza Orutu๑a, 47, supervisor at Grinstein Lab; wife, Laura Isabel Andrada. Jorge Alberto Moisko, 66, retired; wife, Dionisia Pati๑o.

CALGARY ALBERTA NORTH STAKE: (Feb. 9, 2014) President — Brian Craig Prince, 46, veterinarian; succeeding F. Brent Thomas; wife, DeeAnn Wells Prince. Counselors — Kenneth William Payne, 39, vice president of sales at Foss National Leasing; wife, Cherelle LaRae Walton Payne. Michael James Bester, 47, principal for the Calgary Board of Education; wife, Colleen Nicole Babowal Bester.

DALLAS TEXAS EAST STAKE: (Nov. 24, 2013) President — David Boyd Larsen, 57, international sales director at Won-Door Corp.; succeeding Robert L. Kimball; wife, Judy Mae Whetten Larsen. Counselors — Brent Wayne Romney, 56, self-employed; wife, Ella Ana McDaniel Romney. Ted Pearson Asay, 57, psychologist/professor at University of Texas; wife, Laura Elizabeth Hall Asay.

MOUNT PLEASANT UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Feb. 27, 2014) President — Shane Michael Ricks, 50, VP of strategic sales at Toly Digital Networks; succeeding Gary E. Arnoldson; wife, Maria Miyuki Christensen Ricks. Counselors — Martin K. Hall, 54, operations office at Intermountain Healthcare; wife, Ronda Sue Romney Hall. Michael William Ence, 40, computer technician at Intermountain Healthcare; wife, Jeana Sue Brown Ence.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH NORTH FIELD STAKE: (Feb. 16, 2014) President — Krist Ray McFarland, 53, Sup., HR & OD for workers comp; succeeding Mark D. Ringger; wife, Sheryl Kay Williams McFarland. Counselors — Douglas Bryce Thayer, 58, shareholder at Durham, Jones & Pinegar; wife, Paulee Owens Thayer. Brandon Gledhill Doman, 36, owner of Homesports; wife, Alisha Ann Barker Doman.

PROVO UTAH NORTH PARK STAKE: (Mar. 2, 2014) President — Robert Val Jaramillo, 38, senior director compliance at ASEA; succeeding Steven C. Sabins; wife, DarLeana Kay Rasmussen Jaramillo. Counselors — Scott Dee Miller Jr., 35, database manager at Brigham Young University; wife, Lee Farnsworth. Jeremy Brent King, 37, department controller at Brigham Young University; wife, Mayra Williams King.

PROVO UTAH YSA 17TH STAKE: (Mar. 2, 2014) President — Benjamin McKay Ogles, 53, dean of the College of Family, Home & Social Sciences at Brigham Young University; succeeding Thomas E. Mullen; wife, Maureen Garrett Ogles. Counselors — Allen Lewis Shepherd, 54, president of Shepherds Processed Eggs; wife, Ruth Westenskow Shepherd. Paul Fredrick MacKay, 54, software architect for Ancestry.com; wife, Kathryn Lake MacKay.

ST GEORGE UTAH MORNINGSIDE STAKE: (Feb. 23, 2014) President — Barry Lee Bundy, 49, insurance agent with Universal Business Inc.; succeeding Ray S. Richards; wife, Wendy Rowe Bundy. Counselors — Robert Mac Whatcott, 54, CPA/owner of Whatcott & Associates; wife, Deana Hafen Whatcott. Travis Wayne Graff, 44, owner and president of Sunrise Tire; wife, Tiffany Cox Graff.

ST GEORGE UTAH YSA 1ST STAKE: (Feb. 23, 2014) President — Robert Charles Huddleston, 65, professor at Dixie State University; succeeding Shandon D. Gubler; wife, Linda Gene Hamilton Huddleston. Counselors — Richard Wallace Wintch, 68, surgeon; wife, Cynthia Ann Broussard. Ryan Jenness Andersen, 52, Realtor for ERA Brokers Consolidated; wife, Judith Anne Adams Andersen.