Two new stakes have been created in Alberta, Canada, and in Utah.
The Edmonton Alberta North Stake, which includes the Barrhead, Castle Downs, Clareview, Fort McMurray, Londonderry, Mission Hill and Sturgeon wards and Athabasca, Edmonton 9th (Spanish), Lac La Biche, Slave Lake and St. Paul branches, has been created by Elder Dennis E. Simmons of the Seventy.
The Salt Lake Utah South (Tongan) Stake, which includes the Bennion 5th, Kearns 9th, Orem 8th, South Jordan 10th, Sunset 12th and Taylorsville 6th wards, has been created by Elder John H. Groberg of the Seventy.
Elsewhere stakes have been reorganized in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines, and in Oregon and Utah.
EDMONTON ALBERTA NORTH STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) Created from the Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon, Edmonton Alberta Millwoods and Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Stakes. President Brent A. Purnell, 38, self-employed engineer; wife, Lena Marie Murphy Purnell. Counselors J. Robert Van Bruggen, 47, self-employed rancher and businessman; wife, Frances Jean McCelland Van Bruggen. John K. Nelson, 38, senior structural engineer for Bantrel; wife, Katherine Joyce Burnham Nelson.
SALT LAKE UTAH SOUTH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) Created from the Salt Lake Utah (Tongan) Stake. President Molitika Paongo Va'ivaka, 45, assistant professor at Salt Lake Community College and math teacher at Utah Valley State College; wife, 'Atu K Mataele Va'ivaka. Counselors Semisi Folau Makai, 50, self-employed with Makai Contractor; wife, Cindy C. Carr Makai. Sione Ui Schaumkel, 43, personnel worker for Printing Center; wife, Kati Koula Taufa Schaumkel.
BOUNTIFUL UTAH STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President R. David McMillan, 41, compensation director for the Church; succeeding J. Roger Fluhman; wife, Brenda White McMillan. Counselors Read Robert Hellewell, 52, attorney and partner of Kirton & McConkie; wife, Gloria Karole Huggins Hellewell. David Harold Robbins, 52, product manager for Enterasys Networks; wife, Barbara Lane Graves Robbins.
EDMONTON ALBERTA MILLWOODS STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President Jack Daniel Nelson Payne, 44, owner of Classic Landscapes Ltd.; succeeding Don R. Sommerfeldt; wife, Barbara Jane Wilde Payne. Counselors Steven Kent Patterson, 41, dentist for SK Patterson Professional Corp. and director of continuing dental education for University of Alberta; wife, Shirley Ann Cunningham Patterson. Douglas Murray Stringham, 46, dentist; wife, Kathryn Jean Wilson Stringham.
MEXICO CITY MEXICO ZARAHEMLA STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) President Moroni Soriano A., 39, self-employed administrative manager; succeeding Guillermo Torres Saunders; wife, Ruth Martinez V. de Soriano. Counselors Abel Ruiz V., 41, human resource manager for Church Educational System; wife, Rocio Angel B. de Ruiz. Alvaro Serrato de la O, 39, teacher; wife, Claudia Esther Gosian M. de Serrato.
MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President Bradley C. Miller, 55, LDS Family Services director for Church area office; succeeding Alan B. Olson; wife, Nancy Diana Allen Miller. Counselors Steven C. Diaczun, 45, general manager for Real Estate News; wife, Penny Kathryn Welyki Diaczun. J. Roger St. Germain, 59, executive vice president and chief operations officer for TMI Learnix; wife, Nancy Anne Denison St. Germain.
NOVALICHES PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) President George J. Tobias, 43, project manager for Church area office; succeeding Nicodemus G. Reyes; wife, Helen Asturias Langrio Tobias. Counselors Edmund C. Silos, 46, sales engineer for Goteco Marketing Inc.; wife, Juanita Balonzo Alvarado Silos. Emmanuel Q. Reyes, 37, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Gloria Naredo Jornacion Reyes.
RECIFE BRAZIL STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President Herbert Otto Homolka, 43, Auditor for Caixa Federal Economics; succeeding Francisco Deocles NunesGranja; wife, Sonia Pereira P. Homolka. Counselors Antonio Jose Mendonca, 58, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Yone Guarany Mendonca. Jose Roberto Vazi, 37, coordinator for Church area office; wife, Edilene Pines de Godoy Vazi.
ROOSEVELT UTAH STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President Jason A. Willard, 32, seminary principal for Church Educational System; succeeding David R. Labrum; wife, Kimberly Lynn Herd Willard. Counselors Daniel E. Crozier, 47, self-employed contractor and rancher; wife, Jodie Lynn Nelson Crozier. Loyal Kaye Summers, 49, assistant principal for Duchesne School District; wife, Julie Marie Patterson Summers.
SALT LAKE UTAH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) President Semisi Havea Pau'u, 52, customer service for Delta Airlines; succeeding Molitika Paongo Va'ivaka; wife, Sela Tapu'osi Talakai Pau'u. Counselors Siosiua Po'oi Kioa, 50, owner of SQS; wife, Sanilaita Latu Kioa. Atieli Hafoka, 49, self-employed landscape contractor; wife, Monalisa S. Hafoka.
TOKYO JAPAN EAST STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President Yoshikazu Yokoyama, 55, president of US Company Gen Rad Inc.; succeeding Tasuke Hosoya; wife, Haruko Okawa Yokoyama. Counselors Yoshiaki Isa, 49, institute director for Church Educational System; wife, Reiko Yumoto Isa. Hiroya Tabuchi, 40, president of D. C. Group Inc.; wife, Tomiko Kudo Tabuchi.