Two new stakes have been created in Venezuela and Utah.
The Guarenas Venezuela Stake, which includes the Guarenas, Guatire, La Rosa, Las Clavellinas, Las Terrazas and Trapichito stakes, has been created by Elder Robert J. Whetten of the Seventy.
The Highland Utah West Stake, which includes the Highland 1st, 6th, 10th, 14th, 16th, 19th and 20th wards, has been created by Elder John H. Groberg of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Alberta, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Peru, Samoa and Venezuela, and in Utah.
GUARENAS VENEZUELA STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2001) Created from the Caracas Venezuela and Caracas Venezuela Palo Verde Stakes. President Edgar Lopez D., 44, finance manager for Church area office; wife, Rosa Elisa Hernandez de Lopez. Counselors Fernando Felipe Coloma R., 37, sales representative for Giulliaird; wife, Patricia Esther Jo Chang de Coloma. Antonio Jose Santafe D., 40, refrigeration technician; wife, Rosa Elena Bonalde G. de Santafe.
HIGHLAND UTAH WEST STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2001) Created from the Highland Utah and Highland Utah East Stakes. President Larry M. Gibson, 54, executive vice president and chief technical officer for Henry Scheen Corp.; wife, Shirley Barton Gibson. Counselors Richard R. Sudweeks, 61, professor at BYU; wife, Ethel Josephine Shurtliff Sudweeks. Bradley R. Barker, 42, accountant for Merrill Title and operations officer for Trilogy Studios; wife, Sheri LaWayne Wood Barker.
CALGARY ALBERTA SOUTH STAKE: (Dec. 2, 2001) President Richard Bowler Carter, 56, president and owner of Sunrich Contracting LTD; succeeding Donald Sverre Hansen; wife, Carolyn Jean Johnson Carter. Counselors Courtney Allen Brown, 54, self-employed in accounting and finance; wife, Laurel Christine Sherwood Brown. Bruce B. Cahoon, 57, information technician for IBM Canada; wife, Mary Muir MacAlpine Cahoon.
CARACAS VENEZUELA PALO VERDE STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2001) President Jaime Jose Acevedo H., 27, materials management supervisor for Church area office; succeeding Edgardo Angulo De La Pava; wife, Baptista Kanelis del Carmen Villacis B. de Acevedo. Counselors Martin Jose Vasguez F., 28, services administrator for Jantesa; wife, Ignaly Isabel Rivero M. de Vasquez. Juan Bautista Diaz M., 26, telecommunications systems security, Cambridge Telecommunications Representatives; wife, Andrea Isabel Puerto D. de Diaz.
COPENHAGEN DENMARK STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2001) President Jens Hjarup Andersen, 42, national sales manager for Walt Disney Company; succeeding Johan Stenholm Koch; wife, Susanne Dvus Christensen Andersen. Counselors Torben Engbjerg, 46, translation manager for LDS Temporal Affairs; wife, Anette Fisker Engbjerg. Torben Arnt Valgren, 37, adviser for Confederation of Danish Industries; wife, Victoria Emma Anne Jones Valgren.
FERNANDO DE LA MORA PARAGUAY STAKE: (Nov. 18, 2001) President Emilio Jose Aquino, 28, coordinator for Church Educational System; succeeding Ernesto Antonio Da Silva; wife, Elisa Agustina Aquino L. de Aquino. Counselors Jesus Manuel Grau R., 46, electromechanic assistant for Novex; wife, Juana Noemi Miranda G. de Grau. Hugo Andres Lugo J., 32, salesman for Rovipar; wife, Elena Evangelista Gimenez B. de Lugo.
HIGHLAND UTAH STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2001) President Craig E. Godwin, 56, area sales manager for Aventis Pharmaceuticals; succeeding Larry M. Gibson; wife, LaDawn Hamilton Godwin. Counselors Michael L. Cosgrave, 54, physician; wife, Cynthia Gunn Cosgrave. Boyd Allen Wilson, 54, engineering manager for Versar Inc.; wife, Susan Diane Rameson Wilson.
LIMA PERU LIMATAMBO STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2001) President Jorge Enrique Ivan Morales G., 52, assistant director for Church area office; succeeding Jorge Carlos Morales Nieto; wife, Flor Adela Alzamora A. de Morales. Counselors Plinio Miguel Leon D., 36, self-employed electrical technician; wife, Carmen Mercedes Lujan L. de Leon. Miguel Angel Hurtado B., 29, executive service for AFP Union Vida S.A.; wife, Fanny Elida Verano S. de Hurtado.
SANTIAGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SOUTH STAKE: (Nov. 11, 2001) President Jorge S. Dominguez, 35, accountant for Playtex Santiago; succeeding Oscar David Amparo Matos; wife, Jacqueline Ramos R. de Dominguez. Counselors Jose R. Mirabal P., 39, car painter for Hielo Bella Vista; wife, Rosmery Gomez C. de Mirabal. Julio C. Jimenez V., 35, finance manager for Calmon D.R.; wife, Brenda Iluminada Victoria de Jimenez.
UPOLU SAMOA SOUTH STAKE: (Nov. 4, 2001) President Enoka Kuka Ulinai, 37; succeeding Leti Saili; wife, Lualuai Tefata Afoafouvale Ulinai. Counselors Mataalii John Faiumu, 36, owner of John Pasina Store; wife, Diana Taafua Faiumu. Tapaga Taelega Faleafulugogo, retained.