New stake presidents

Four new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Brisbane Australia Stake. The Brisbane Australia Cleveland Stake, which includes the Camp Hill, Capalaba, Cleveland, Holland Park and Manly wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy and Elders Andrew O'Riordan and Jeffrey Cummings, Area Seventies.

A new stake has been created from the Freetown Sierra Leone District. The Freetown Sierra Leone Stake, which includes the Belliar, Congo Cross, Dwarzak, Freetown, Goderich, Hill Station, Lumley and Mount Aureol wards, was created by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy and Elder Freebody Mensah, Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the La Paz Bolivia Miraflores and La Paz Bolivia Sopocachi stakes. The La Paz Bolivia Copacabana Stake, which includes the Armonia, Burgaleta, Copacabana, Pampahasi, Salome, San Antonio and Sion wards, was created by Elder W. Christopher Waddell of the Seventy and Elder Rene Cabrera, Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Manaus Brazil Cidade Nova and Manaus Brazil Samauma stakes. The Manaus Brazil Guarany Stake, which includes the Campo Dourado, Canarana, Cidade Nova, Guarany, Monte Sinai and Riacho Doce wards, was created by Elder Claudio R.M. Costa of the Seventy and Elder Moroni B. Torgan, Area Seventy.

BRISBANE AUSTRALIA CLEVELAND STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Dale Campbell Maurer, 49, budget manager for the Department of Education; wife, Leanne Grace Dunlop Maurer. Counselors — Anthony James Poole, 46, chief executive officer; wife, Angelina Rose Ward Poole. Nathaneal David Green, 40, owner of Strategix Training Group; wife, Rebekah Robinson Green.

FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE STAKE: (Dec. 2, 2012) President — Patrick Swarray Jr., 37, businessman; wife, Sebatu Swarray. Counselors — Abibu S. Charles, 38, Seminaries & Institutes coordinator; wife, Aminata Ngaima Charles. Kong Theophilus Minah, 34, banker; wife, Selina Monica Minah.

LA PAZ BOLIVIA COPACABANA STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Omar Pacheco Sanchez, 49, sales consultant; wife, Marianela Ximena Gonzales Rocabado. Counselors — Arce Alcides Chino Flores, 47, technician at Empresa Cristembo; wife, Miriam Francisca Mamani Tola. Alejandro Perez Rodriguez, 52, attorney; wife, Sandra Patricia Sevilla Albarracin.

MANAUS BRAZIL GUARANY STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2012) President — Mario Alberto Almeida Silva, 48, general administrator; wife, Lolanda Oliveira de Almeida. Counselors — Raimundo De Castro Cordovil, 41, logistics manager; wife, Terezinha Pedrosa Marques. Walter Flores Braga, 52, accountant; wife, Maria Lilene Da Costa Braga.

Stake reorganizations

BRISBANE AUSTRALIA CENTENARY STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Adam Nathan Hannant, 40, director/partner at BTACS; succeeding Esben S. Strodl; wife, Laura Soberanas Hannant. Counselors — Willie Numia Ing, 44, quality adviser with ATO; wife, Narie Fuailelagi Savai'inaea Ing. Temoanaroa Andre Taimana, 42, director; wife, Elena Helen Simona Taimana.

BRISBANE AUSTRALIA STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Esben Stig Strodl, 44, psychologist/senior lecturer for QUT; succeeding Dale C. Maurer; wife, Jennifer Grace Pryor Strodl. Counselors — Brian Jon Adams, 42, director of Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University;wife, Carolyn Ann Gilbert Adams. Bradley Craig Smith, 44, builder; wife, Kym Maree Wilson Smith.

CIUDAD DE MEXICO LA PERLA STAKE: (Nov. 25, 2012) President — Daniel Huerta Duran, 35, coordinator for the Mexico City Mexico Temple; succeeding Enrique Tavera Hernandez; wife, Vanessa Chavez Cabrera. Counselors — Miguel Angel R. Ramirez, 40, accountant; wife, Lilia Andrea Moreno Gomez. Roman Gurdello Gonzalez, 58, coordinator with Mexico City Metro; wife, Silvia Castro Ruiz.

EIGHT MILE PLAINS AUSTRALIA STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Asa Smibert, 30, Seminaries & Institutes coordinator; succeeding Keith P. Walker; wife, Karen Joy Allen Smibert. Counselors — Mark Raymond Gibson, 39, civil engineer; wife, Amy Lee Gibson. Neil Douglas Munro, 57, self-employed; wife, Sandra Garland Munro.

EKET NIGERIA STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Ossom Essien Okono, 39, head of practice at Dangnoso Services; succeeding Mbong Afaha Mbong; wife, Ime Nelson Uso. Counselors — Richard Moses Itauma, 43, security; wife, Dorothy Afaha Mbong. Chidi B. Owor, 37, dispatcher; wife, Victoria Lidosen Victor.

HARRISVILLE UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2012) President — Jason Louis Langeveld, 41, product manager for Market Star; succeeding Bradley J. Allen; wife, Jamie Lynn West Langeveld. Counselors — Jason D. Brown, 41, Seminaries & Institutes coordinator; wife, Sandy Leigh Jenkins Brown. Kyle Jade Knighton, 50, program manager for Autoliv ASP; wife, Gerilynn McDougal Knighton.

ITU BRAZIL STAKE: (Oct. 28, 2012) President — Fernando Posse Caparroz, 45, director at Triedro; succeeding Helio Araujo dos Santos; wife, Rosana Samugaro. Counselors — Alex Bittencourt Canaveze, 35, care coordinator; wife, MiLena Aparecida Dias Cruz. Cleber Tikara Muramatsu, 34, chief administrator; wife, Fabricca Orfila Ikeda Muramatsu.

LIMA PERU LIMATAMBO STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — David Esteban Tirado Sanchez, 51, employed by FamilySearch; succeeding Eriberto Agapito Arosta Arce; wife, Hilda Victoria Neyra Reategui. Counselors — Jorge Luis Ramos Leon, 48, administrator for Banco Hipotecario; wife, Antonia Gonzalez Palomino. Victor Manuel Espinoza Sanchez, 33, resident physician; wife, Sandra Ramirez Mound.

MANAUS BRAZIL CIDADE NOVA STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Moroni Perreira Silva, 34, manager; succeeding Mario Alberto Almeida Silva; wife, Oderleia Xavier Barreiros Silva. Counselors — Raimundo Mota Mendonca, 52, employed by Nokia; wife, Shirlene Rodriguez Mendonca. Robson Franca Alexandre, 37, administrator at Hotel Safari; wife, Cristiane Freitas Pires Alexandre.

PLAIN CITY UTAH STAKE: (Dec. 2, 2012) President — Phillip F. Meyer, 54, corporate recruiter for TD Williamson; succeeding Steven P. Griffin; wife, Lorna Jenkins Meyer. Counselors — Judd Ellis Cook, 37, director of business development for Questar; wife, Shalee Venable Cook. Mark Rogers Spencer, 45, assistant to area director with Seminaries & Institutes; wife, Laura Nelson Spencer.

PORTO PORTUGAL NORTE STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2012) President — Armande de Yesus Albuquerque Neiva, 44, entrepreneur; succeeding Carlos Manuel Marques Marinho; wife, Susana Maria Fernandes Da Silva Albuquerque Neiva. Counselors — Yose Alberto L. Carueiro, 51, coordinator; wife, Augusta Maye V. Ribeiro Carueiro. Jaime Ricardo G. Oliveira Azevedo, 32, entrepreneur; wife, Silvia Patricia Da Silva Branda?Fonseca Azevedo.

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