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New stake presidents

Three new stakes have been created.

Goodyear Arizona Stake, which includes the Goodyear, La Loma, Litchfield Park, Palm Valley, Sarival and Waddell wards, has been created by Eldar Glenn L. Pace of the Seventy.

Maricopa Arizona Stake, which includes the Gila Bend, Maricopa 3rd (Spanish), and San Tan branches, and the Ajo, Maricopa 1st, Maricopa 2nd, Maricopa 4th, Maricopa 5th and Maricopa 6th wards, has been created by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Seventy.

Pinhais Brazil Stake, which includes the Autodromo, Pinhais, Piraquara, Vila Perneta and Vila Tebas wards, has been created by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy.

New stakes

GOODYEAR ARIZONA STAKE : (Dec. 9, 2007) Created from the Buckeye Arizona and Casa Grande Arizona stakes. President — John Clarence Hayes, 53, distributor at Reliv International; wife, Jacque Lyn Hancock Hayes. Counselors — Martin Del Morris, 54, chief, chemistry at U.S. Army; wife, Diana Pollock Morris. Scott Cooper Smith, 36, vice president of sales and marketing at Service One Home Warranty; wife, Jill Marie Snider Smith.

MARICOPA ARIZONA STAKE : (Dec. 9, 2007) Created from the Buckeye Arizona and Casa Grande Arizona stakes. President — Malin Walter Lewis, 52, owner of Malin Lewis Dist.; wife, Sally Nelson Lewis. Counselors — Eric Daniel Goettl 33, Church educational System seminary principal; wife, Carrie Sue White Goettl. Rich Edward Radford, 43, sales representative at Spectrasoft; wife, Michelle Canepari Radford.

PINHAIS BRAZIL STAKE: (Dec. 9, 2007) Created from the Curitiba Brazil Taruma Stake. President — Imar Batista Pires, 61, manager at Telepar-Brasil Telecommunications; wife, Marli de Franca Pires. Counselors — Marcos Brollo Rosin, 43, construction manager; wife, Cristiani Muginoski Rosin. Eliton Henrique Torno, 33, contractor; wife, Lucia Helena Fiani Macedo Torno.

Stake reorganizations

ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO STAKE : (Dec. 9, 2007) President — Robert Paul Cutler, 52, mechanical engineer at Scandia National Laboratories, succeeding Ronald Willard Grossarth; wife, Tina Danette Smith Cutler. Counselors — Wayland Kent Adams, 62, director of engineering at Honeywell Inc.; wife, Elizabeth Homer Adams. William Wallace Moore, 61, chairman and chief executive officer at Rinchem Company, Inc.; wife, Sharol Ruth Peterson Moore.

BOGOTA COLOMBIA EL SALITRE STAKE: (Dec. 2, 2007) President — Hubert Enrique Arrieta O., 44, Church projects accountant, succeeding Mauricio Enrique Camacho; wife, Denis Cecilia Jaimes D. de Arrieta. Counselors — Juan Leonardo Moreno R., 29, environmental engineer at National Ministry of Defense; wife, Mayeline Bueno H. de Moreno. Carlos Hernandes Manjaires B., 28, consultant; wife, Adriana Elena Arango C. de Manjaires.

COLLEGE STATION TEXAS STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2007) President — David Allen Prier, 48, physician, succeeding Keith Hyde Kuttler; wife, Lisa Gail Hicks Prier. Counselors — Thomas Deloy McMullin, 59, Church Educational System institute director; wife, Ann McCourt McMullin. Carl Stewart McKneely, 56, director businesses computing services at Texas A&M University System; wife, Susan Shannon Day McKneely.

DAYTON OHIO STAKE: (Dec. 2, 2007) President — John Romney Ward, 57, vice president, manager at Emerson Climate Tech., succeeding Glen Tracy Williams; wife, Terri Lin Hill Ward. Counselors — Ronald Alan Dibble, 59, division manager at Haverstick, Inc.; wife, Gloria Lynn Drees Dibble. Quinn J Coburn, 44, vice president, treasurer at NCR; wife, Denna Lynn Floyd Coburn.

FAIRFIELD CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Dec. 9, 2007) President — Richard F. Jergensen, 57, general dentist, succeeding Thomas Charles Clark; wife, D'lonna Michelle Burton Jergensen. Counselors — Ray Newell Kahler, 54, vice president at Earth Tech, Inc.; wife, Darcy Marie Cardon Kahler. Craig Lund Gillespie, 53, physician.

SAO JOSE BRAZIL STAKE: (Dec. 9, 2007) President — Eber Antonio Silveira Beck, 42, employed at Caixa Economica Federal, succeeding Carlos Cesar da Silveira; wife, Eliane Walter Beck. Counselors — Valmir Roque Marschall, 39, owner of Marschall Copiadoras; wife, Adriana Jovelina da Silveira Marschall. Joaquim Clayton Melo de Souza, 34, administrator at JCS Assoc. Ltd.; wife, Simone Eduarda Ouriques de Souza.

SALT LAKE GRANT STAKE: (Jan. 13, 2007) President — Gerald H. Burton, 54, administrative director at Salt Lake City Police Dept., succeeding Frands Dwight Marchant; wife, Glenda Kay Wilson Burton. Counselors — Dennis Ray Watson, 59, instructor-adjunct at Salt Lake Community College; wife, Julie Ann Chapman Watson. Kevin Bailey Hedin, 42, technical supervisor at Comcast; wife, Debra Ann Love Hedin.

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