New stake presidencies

A new stake has been created in Brazil. The Itu Brazil Stake, which includes the Convencao, Icarai, Indaiatuba, Itu, and Salto wards, and the Boituva, and Cidade Nova branches, was created by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Seventy.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Canada, and in Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.New stake

ITU BRAZIL STAKE: (April 20, 1997) Created from the Itu Brazil District. President - Valdir Teixeiro Arantes, 35, self-employed woodworker; wife, Eliana Aravjo Arantes. Counselors - Helio Arayo dos Santos, 34, mechanic; wife, Margvoni Andrade da Silva dos Santos. Hyrum Thomas Reese Jr., 42, partner at engineering and architect office; wife, Maria Jose Gimenmos Reese.

Stake reorganizations

CEDAR MILL OREGON STAKE: (April 27, 1997) President - Marvin T. Brinkerhoff, 49, director of internal audit for CF/CNF Transportation; succeeding Parker J. Fuhriman; wife, Cailynn Gailey Brinkerhoff. Counselors - Michael K. Duncan, 47, owner of Pahlisch Duncan Homes, and owner and president of Duncan Development Corporation; wife, Patricia Jeanne Collins Duncan. James R. Bird, 47, building engineer for the Church; wife, Beverlee Linda Mann Bird.

LAYTON UTAH VALLEY VIEW STAKE: (May 4, 1997) President - Michael G. Allphin, 47, district judge; succeeding Floyd Stenquist; wife, Jolene Spendlove Allphin. Counselors - Mark R. Bitner, 48, obstetrician/gynecologist at Tanner Clinic; wife, Lois Ann Herman Bitner. Jerry J. Bullough, 47, self-employed chiropractor; wife, Raquel Fawcett Bullough.

OREM UTAH NORTHRIDGE STAKE: (May 4, 1997) President - Jack R. Christianson, 43, institute instructor; succeeding Larry Viehweg Perkins; wife, Melanie Jane Harris Christianson. Counselors - Randy L. Bott, 51, assistant professor at BYU; wife, Vickie Lee Pehrson Bott. Devirl Nixon Stewart Jr., 41, president and chief executive officer of Tai-Pan Trading Int.; wife, Diane Bernice Schneider Stewart.

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS EAST STAKE: (May 4, 1997) President - Laurence Mark Neuberger Jr., 62, director of human resources for Marriott; succeeding Richard David Allred; wife, Sarah Jo Cheney Neuberger. Counselors - Terry J. Orgill, 43, business owner of Aqua Chlor Inc.; wife, La-Dell Irene Crouch Orgill. J. Robert Adams, 49, deputy comptroller for U.S. Air Force; wife, Mary Lucinda Allen Adams.

SNOW COLLEGE UTAH 1ST STAKE: (April 27, 1997) President - Ted L. Olson, 48, professor of mathematics at Snow College and board member of Intermountain Power Agency; succeeding David Ross Willmore; wife, Vickie Lynette Reid

Olson. Counselors - Douglas L. Barton, 48, owner and general manager of KMTI/KMXU-FM Radio Stations; wife, Marianne McArthur Barton. Boyd R. Beck, 51, professor at Snow College and director of research (consultant) for Harris Research; wife, Sandra Diana Aiken Beck.

TABER ALBERTA CANADA STAKE: (May 4, 1997) President - Rodney P. Gough, 42, owner and operator of Sunnysouth Insulators; succeeding Dale Eugene Evanson; wife, Karen Ruth Wilmot Gough. Counselors - Thomas Edwin Evanson, 45, farmer; wife, Carol Lynn West Evanson. Logan C. Porter, 47, self-employed contractor and rancher; wife, June Kieler Porter.

THAYNE WYOMING STAKE: (April 27, 1997) President - James E. Maser, 43, optometrist; succeeding Kirk H Dana; wife, Amy Louise Harris Moser. Counselors - Lanny Deon Draney, 45, teacher; wife, Gloria Hepworth Draney. Michael R. Allred, 41, school teacher; wife, Marie Darrington Allred.

VANCOUVER WASHINGTON STAKE: (May 4, 1997) President - Thomas H. Jensen, 39, president and owner of Jentronix Computer Cable Systems Inc.; succeeding Larry Keith Bair; wife, Kathleen Ann Billett Jensen. Counselors - Donald E. Hartley, 52, general manager for Glass Doctor of Oregon; wife, Suzanne Bowen Hartley. Todd L. Russell, 43, project manager for Hewlett-Packard; wife, Nancy Maureen Pearce Russell.

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