New stake presidencies

Two new stakes, one in Chile and one in Utah, have been created.

Elder John H. Groberg of the First Quorum of the Seventy organized a new stake in San Fernando, Chile. The stake is the 50th stake in the country. (See related story in the Nov. 12 Church News.) Wards and branches in the new stake, which has a membership of 2,427 members, are: San Fernando 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th wards; Santa Cruz and Chimbarongo wards; Pero es Nada, Paniahue, Chepica, Peralitto, and Pichilemu branches.Elder Theodore M. Burton of the First Quorum of the Seventy presided at the creation of the South Weber Utah Stake in South Weber, Utah. The new stake has a membership of 2,612 members and consists of six wards: the Uintah 1st and 8th wards, and the South Weber 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th wards.

Elsewhere, stakes were reorganized in Boise and Mountain Home, Idaho; Bogota, Colombia; Chino, Calif.; Curico, Chile; Laie, Hawaii; Otavalo, Ecuador; Santo Andre, Brazil; and Seoul, Korea.

SOUTH WEBER UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 27, 1988) Created from the Ogden Utah Weber Stake. President - LeRoy Horace Poll, 65, retired, former stake president and counselor, patriarch, and temple sealer, married Venice Dorelyn Slater, seven children. Counselors - Donald Jack Keyes, 38, insurance company vice president, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Jacquelyn Kendall, four children; David Gary Crittenden, 36, oil corporation audit manager, former bishop, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Jane Haslam Renske, two children.

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