New stake presidents

Three new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Accra Ghana Christiansborg and Accra Ghana McCarthy Hill stakes. The Accra Ghana Kaneshie Stake, which includes the Mamponse Branch and Dansoman, Kaneshie, Korie-Bu, Lartebiokorshie and Mataheko wards, was created by Elders Tad R. Callister and LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Accra Ghana Adenta and Accra Ghana Christiansborg stakes and the Asamankese Ghana District. The Accra Ghana Tesano Stake, which includes the Nsawam Branch and Alajo, New Town, North Ridge, Ofankor, Tantra Hills and Tesano wards, was created by Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Seventy and Elder Richard K. Ahadjie, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Surakarta Indonesia District. The Surakarta Indonesia Stake, which includes the Magelang Branch and Banjarsari, Jebres, Semarang, Solo 1st, Solo 2nd and Yogyakarta wards, was created by Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy and Elder Joshua Subandriyo, an Area Seventy.

ACCRA GHANA KANESHIE STAKE: (April 22, 2012) President — Isaac Kobina Mensah, 38, area construction manager for the Church; wife, Martha Tricia Ankai-Macaidoo Mensah. Counselors — Ignatius Kwamina Baidoo, 43, IT technician/manager for Adeigo Busilink Systems; wife, Adelaide Spio Ashun Baidoo. Edward Kofi Wallace, 38, supervisor at Standard Charter Bank; wife, Pascaline Gollys Wallace.

ACCRA GHANA TESANO STAKE: (April 22, 2012) President — Daniel Aniconu Abeo, 46, travel supervisor for the Church; wife, Evelyn Abla Dzikunu Abeo. Counselors — Titus Tawiah Tagoe, 47, analyst for the Church; wife, Dora Akuior Tagoe. Frederick Dei-Oppong, 37, area coordinator for the Perpetual Education Fund; wife, Nancy Otubga Acquah Dei-Oppong.

SURAKARTA INDONESIA STAKE: (April 29, 2012) President — Budi Susanto, 34, loan marketer for BFI Financial; wife, Istichomah Susanto. Counselors — Waluyo Budi Utomo, 54, food vendor; wife, Ida Irawati. Djoko Poernomo, 43, government official; wife, Dewi Suryaningrum.

Stake reorganizations

ACCRA GHANA KASOA STAKE: (April 22, 2012) President — Johnny Oman Baddoo, 37, senior financial analyst for the Church; succeeding Isaac Kobina Mensah; wife, Josephine Aku Dzineku Baddoo. Counselors — Joshua Akomdo, 39, management control auditor for the Church; wife, Yaa Akomdo. Alexander Tandoh, 41, placement specialist for the Church; wife, Phyllis Morrison Tandoh.

ACCRA GHANA CHRISTIANSBORG STAKE: (April 22, 2012) President — Anthony Quaisie, 41, managing director for Top-Con Interiors and Construction; wife, Emily Larnyoh Quaisie. Counselors — Nixon Ohemeng Agyare, 41, general manager; wife, Efna Prah Agyare. Alexander Kinesi Baidoo, 32, manager at Melextine Enterprises; wife, Ernestina Asabea Boadi Baidoo.

RIVER HEIGHTS UTAH STAKE: (May 6, 2012) President — Steven Lewis Barfuss, 49, research professor at Utah State University; succeeding W. Bryce Cook; wife, Kristina Bryner Barfuss. Counselors — Jace Bart Jergensen, 49, senior vice president at Icon Health & Fitness; wife, Jennifer Mcomber Jergensen. Stanley "Dee" Barrett, 49, area director for Seminaries & Institutes; wife, Aleece Corbridge Barrett.

SALINA CRUZ MEXICO STAKE: (April 22, 2012) President — Leonardo Vasquez Cruz, 45, professor; succeeding Adan Serrano Guzman; wife, Maria del Carmen Gutierrez Lopez. Counselors — Luis Castillo Gregorio, 41, watchmaker; wife, Francisca Cortes Vincente. Miguel Angel Flores Aquino, 35, merchant; wife, Jacquiline Vasquez Linares.

SALT LAKE PIONEER YSA STAKE: (April 14, 2012) President — Jeffrey Lane Shields, 56, attorney with Callister Nebeker & McCullough; succeeding Richard B. Kennersley; wife, Patricia Hawkins Shields. Counselors — Frederick Martin Barth, 52, owner/partner in Pentad Properties, Inc.; wife, Barbara Jo Call Barth. Rodney Clay Lantz, 55, marketing/sales director at Bio-Med Engineering, Inc.; wife, Ginger Van Wagenen Lantz.

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS EAST STAKE: (May 6, 2012) President — Don Kimball Larson, 49, key account manager; succeeding Daniel Verdejo; wife, Peggy Sue Ashbocker Larson. Counselors — Shawn Eric Vandenberg, 47, attorney; wife, Rachel Hollis Rodgers Vandenberg. Ryan Jean Addams, 38, pilot for Southwest Airlines; wife, Kristina Nummela Addams.

SEATTLE WASHINGTON NORTH STAKE: (April 29, 2012) President — Thomas Marvin Fairbanks, 56, chief executive officer; succeeding Thomas R. Olson; wife, Debra Ann Hardman Fairbanks. Counselors — Fred Werner Biehl, 59, claims representative; wife, Evelyn Piper Hummer Biehl. Michael Ray Smith, 44, managing director; wife, Beth Ann Hughes Smith.

SEATTLE WASHINGTON STAKE: (May 6, 2012) President — Richard C. Pedersen, 54, customer service representative; succeeding Phillip W. McMullin; wife, Robin Michelle Trotter Pedersen. Counselors — Job Andrew Bork, 37, regional operations manager; wife, Darcy Coombs Bork. Robert Martin Patricelli, 39, software developer; wife, Lea Lorraine Silk Patricelli.

TEMA GHANA STAKE: (April 22, 2012) President — Isaac Kofi Morrison, 34, area operations and maintenance manager; succeeding Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah; wife, Hannah Morrison. Counselors — Isaac Kwabena Abankwa, 48, business owner; wife, Charlotte Serwah Abankwa. Charles Kingsley Ajeigbe, 46, area IT project manager; wife, Adekemi Omojola Ajeigbe.

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