New stake presidencies

Three new stakes have been created in Alberta, and in Arizona, and Utah.

The Calgary Alberta Foothills Stake, which includes the Calgary 14th, High River, Oakridge, Okotoks 1st and 2nd, Shawnessy, and Somerset wards, has been created by Elder David E. Sorensen of the Seventy.

The Payson Arizona Stake, which includes the Manzanita, Mogollon, Pine, and Ponderosa wards, and Christopher Creek, and Tonto Basin branches, has been created by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Seventy.

The Pleasant Grove Utah Garden Stake, which includes the Garden 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th wards, has been created by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Brazil, Peru, Arkansas, California, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.


CALGARY ALBERTA FOOTHILLS STAKE: (Dec. 5, 1999) Created from the Calgary Alberta and Calgary Alberta South Stakes. President — John N. Craig, 40, attorney and partner of Bennett Jones law firm; wife, Carol Rayner Craig. Counselors — David R. Whitsitt, 46, senior human resources adviser for Petro-Canada; wife, Greta Anne Berg Whitsitt. Cameron Lee Olson, 46, partner and owner of insurance brokerage company; wife, Valerie Jean Coad Olson.

PAYSON ARIZONA STAKE: (April 9, 2000) Created from the Camp Verde Arizona Stake. President — J. Fred Hollobaugh, 48, president and manager of Sun Painting Co.; wife, Alyce Ann Clingingsmith Hollobaugh. Counselors — Darrell Wayne Floyd, 52, mail carrier for U. S. Post Office; wife, Marie L. Dillon Floyd. Kenny Joe Evans, 54, president of Western Ag Insurance; wife, Linda Ann Trejo Evans.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH GARDEN STAKE: (April 9, 2000) Created from the Pleasant Grove Utah Timpanogos Stake. President — Rex Lewis Barrington, 44, assistant director of BYU Performing Arts Management; wife, Dixie Porter Barrington. Counselors — Ronald Jay Mabey, 49, telecommunication specialist for Central Office Consultants; wife, Suzanne Demas Mabey. Bryce King Homer, 56, commercial appraiser for Free & Associates; wife, Wanda Lorraine Baker Homer.


BALTIMORE MARYLAND STAKE: (March 19, 2000) President — Dean M. Rueckert, 55, psychiatric social worker for Sterling Medical; succeeding Owen Lee Fletcher; wife, Inger Margareta Martensson Rueckert. Counselors — Scott K. Stephenson, 43, agent/owner of insurance company; wife, Vickie Lynn Carter Stephenson. Raul Enrique Braun, 41, insurance agent for State Farm; wife, Sani-Dee Michie Keahi Kekauoha Braun.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY 11TH STAKE: (March 19, 2000) President — M. Gawain Wells, 57, director of the Comprehensive Clinic and BYU professor; succeeding Wesley Ray Burr; wife, Gayle Lorraine Jensen Wells. Counselors — Donald T. Nelson, 65, retired investment officer at BYU; wife, Elaine Duke Nelson. M. Reid Call, 55, marketing business consultant for Waxic; wife, Becky Anne Russell Call.

CUZCO PERU STAKE: (March 19, 2000) President — Carlos Dario Jesus Mendizabal P., 38, zone supervisor for Church area office; succeeding Ruben Andia Rojas; wife, Maria Dolores Chacon R. de Mendizabal. Counselors — Ricardo Hipolito Quispe P., 29, sales representative for Dimexa; wife, Noemi Janith Aparicio H. de Quispe. Edwin Laura C., 29, custodian for Church Area office; wife, Yeni Montanez G. de Laura.

FORT SMITH ARKANSAS STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2000) President — Virgil M. Christensen, 51, self-employed farmer and rancher; succeeding Robert W. Pommerville; wife, Lucy Darlene Flake Christensen. Counselors — D. Ross Eagar, 32, computer programmer for Arkansas Best Freight; wife, Alison Lori Gardner Eager. Bobby D. Avance, 43, plumber for Economy Plumbing; wife, Deborah Ann Bryner Avance.

FRANKLIN TENNESSEE STAKE: (April 9, 2000) President — Alan L. Soderquist, 48, president and chief executive officer for Gerassist Inc.; succeeding Byron L. Smith; wife, Linda Louise Payne Soderquist. Counselors — Thomas E. Allen, 51, supply management director for Nortel Networks; wife, Kristine Brailsford Allen. David R. Watson, retained.

GREEN BAY WISCONSIN STAKE: (March 19, 2000) President — David O. Peterson, 46, assistant professor of anesthesiology at Michigan State University and anesthesiology department chairman at Marquette General Hospital; succeeding Ronald S. Godfrey; wife, Yvonne Stacey Peterson. Counselors — Gregory L. Krehbiel, 48, transmission system operator for Wisconsin Public Service Corp.; wife, Mary M. Gallant Krehbiel. John R. Biolo, 53, high school teacher; wife, Julie Rae Hennig Biolo.

LA VERKIN UTAH STAKE: (March 12, 2000) President — David Hans Jeppson, 64, retired executive vice president and member of board for Intermountain Health Care Inc.; succeeding Kerry Thell Gubler; wife, June Almond Jeppson. Counselors — Kelly Bruce Wilson, 51, manager of waterworks department for Scholzen Products Co.; wife, Glena DeMille Wilson. Dennis Curtis, 58, assistant field manager for Bureau of Land Management; wife, Judy VanValkenburg Curtis.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH TIMPANOGOS STAKE: (April 9, 2000) President — Scott Howard Anderson, 45, manager of construction for Church Welfare Services/Deseret Industries.; succeeding Rex Lewis Barrington; wife, Helen Gayle Ivey Anderson. Counselors — Thomas J. Monson, retained. Steven G. Allred, 41, owner and manager of Allred's Ace Hardware; wife, Mitzie Kay Medeiros Allred.

RENTON WASHINGTON NORTH STAKE: (March 12, 2000) President — Alan Roy Dance, 47, president of LKD Aerospace; succeeding Robert B. Merrell; wife, Julienne Nash Dance. Counselors — John Scott Bowen, 52, president and radiologist of Valley Radiologists Inc.; wife, Annette Paxman Bowen. Brent Alan Palmer, 47, senior vice president of Bank of America/Seafirst; wife, Karen Sue Testi Palmer.

SAN LEANDRO CALIFORNIA STAKE: (March 19, 2000) President — R. Randall Ribeirea, 43, vice president and general manager for Direct Sales Floors; succeeding Jay Douglas Pimentel; wife, Jill Rallison Ribeira. Counselors — Michael D. Danielson, 48, office manager for Clyde Robin Seed Co.; wife, Dolly (Marsha Ann) Gilbert Danielson. Eric W. Nelson, 46, podiatrist; wife, Deborah Lee Carter Nelson.

SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (March 12, 2000) President — David W. Magnusson, 47, attorney for Haws, Record, Williford & Magnusson; succeeding David H. Payne; wife, Aliece Harms Magnusson. Counselors — Gary R. Ricks Sr., 62, attorney and owner of Ricks & Associates; wife, Florence Christie Ricks. Lawrence Guy Hixon, 61, vice president of corporate reporting for Tenet Healthcare Corp.; wife, Maurgen Kay Farrer Hixon.

SOROCABA BRAZIL STAKE: (March 12, 2000) President — Gilson Roberto C. Prieto, 44, owner of Prieto Graphics; succeeding Mauro de Almeida; wife, Maria Claudete Gimenes Prieto. Counselors — Elizer Fernando Rocha, 29, artist; wife, Monica de Carvalho Rocha. Julio Cesar Barbosa, 43, sales manager for Huyck Brasil; wife, Telma Regina Barbosa.

TOLEDO OHIO STAKE: (March 12, 2000) President — Wayne C. Terry, 41, audit leader for Owens Corning; succeeding Donald R. Ice Jr.; wife, Karma Lynn Call Terry. Counselors — William A. Griffioen, retained. R. A. (Bud) Williams, 65, area president for KeyBank; wife, Donna Lusk Williams.

WALNUT CALIFORNIA STAKE: (March 12, 2000) President — Richard K. Harder, 54, senior training consultant for Employers Group; succeeding Kenneth S. Stewart; wife, Sharyn Elma Wilkins Harder. Counselors — Gaylord P. Patten, 61, professor for Cal Poly of Pomona; wife, Colleen Grace Higginson Patten. Douglas W. Andrews, 41, attorney; wife, Kathleen Swensen Andrews.

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