Two new stakes have been created in Utah.
The Provo Utah North Park Stake has been created by Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve. The new stake includes the North Park 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, and the Provo 3rd and 4th wards.The Snow College Utah 2nd Stake, which includes Snow College 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, and 13th wards, has been created by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve.
The name of Snow College Utah Stake has been changed to Snow College Utah 1st Stake. There were no changes in the stake presidency.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in California, Montana, South Dakota and Utah, and in Peru.
PROVO UTAH NORTH PARK STAKE: (April 21, 1996) Created from the Provo Utah Central Stake. President - Brent Alan Gines, 42, owner of wholesale meat company; wife, Caren Diane Crane Gines. Counselors - Kelly G. Reeves, 39, district representative for the Bureau of National Affairs Inc., Washington D.C.; wife, Tamera Ann Tuckett Reeves. Steven C. Sabins, 34, internal services account manager for Novell Inc.; wife, Allison Walch Sabins.
SNOW COLLEGE UTAH 2ND STAKE: (April 28, 1996) Created from Snow College Utah Stake. President - Richard Wheeler, 41, vice president of student affairs at Snow College; wife, Linda Nielson Wheeler. Counselors - A. Clyde Blauer, 57, professor of life sciences at Snow College; wife, Geaneen Whittle Blauer. Joseph F. Scholes Jr., 47, instructor at Ephraim Institute of Religion; wife, Lela Jean Mouritsen Scholes.
BOZEMAN MONTANA STAKE: (April 14, 1996) President - Rex C. Dahl, 55, professor, department head and assistant dean at Montana State University; succeeding Virgil L. Spencer; wife, Anna Adriana Hofman Dahl. Counselors - Gary R. Leonardson, retained. Parker O'Neal Leach, 60, executive vice president and general counsel for Frontier Family Restaurant; wife, Claudia Diane Nunley Leach.
HANFORD CALIFORNIA STAKE: (April 14, 1996) President - Terry W. Johnson, 50, president of Kings Cabinet Systems; succeeding El Ray Clarkson; wife, Vicki Lynn Davis Johnson. Counselors - Allan Lee Asplund, 53, superintendent of Corcoran Unified School District; wife, Diane Thurgood Asplund. J. Charles Taylor, 50, teacher at Hanford High School; wife, Lorena Cheryl Ashford Taylor.
LIMA PERU SAN FELIPE STAKE: (March 17, 1996) President - Gerardo Renulfo Villar Quevedo, retained. Counselors - Toribio Leandro Reyes V., 39, salesman and supplier of meat to restaurants; wife, Doris Teresa Condori P. Reyes. Secudnino Delgado A., 47, sales manager for Onara.
MURRAY UTAH PARKWAY STAKE: (March 17, 1996) President - Douglas C. Tye, 39, estimator for Ralph Tye & Sons Inc.; succeeding Dan Alan Anderson; wife, Dana Jean Deverick Tye. Counselors - James B. Fillmore, 49, manager of welfare services for Church; wife, Diana McGee Fillmore. Richard W. Goddard, 45, owner of Guthrie Bicycle; wife, Kathy Ann Jones Goddard.
PROVO UTAH CENTRAL STAKE: (April 14, 1996) President - Lewis K. Billings, retained. Counselors - David S. Ware, 41, office manager for Storehouse Markets; wife, Blanca Hortencia Guzman Ware. Ray Johnson, 46, self-employed; wife, Catherine Marie Palmer.
RAPID CITY SOUTH DAKOTA STAKE: (April 21, 1996) President - Richard W. Gough, 45, sales representative for Hilti Inc.; succeeding Robert Leroy Mitchell; wife, Pamela Jane Davis Gough. Counselors - Berlyn J. Cook, 60, national sales manager for Ridco Inc.; wife, Eleanor Randall Cook. Terry D. Hinkson, 40, on medical staff of Rapid City Emergency Services; wife, Sonya Kim Anderson Hinkson.
SANDY UTAH GRANITE VIEW STAKE: (April 21, 1996) President - Robert M. Egan, 47, vice president of operations at IBM; succeeding Alan Snelgrove Layton; wife, Kathryn White Egan. Counselors - Stephen K. Woodhouse, 55, president of LDS Business College; wife, Sytske Saskia Van Zyverden Woodhouse. D. Eric Ensign, 43, owner of commercial real estate firm; wife, Lisa MacCabe Ensign.