Two new stakes have been created, one in France and the other in Arizona.
The Queen Creek Arizona Stake, which includes the Chandler Heights, Desert Wells, Ironwood, Johnson Ranch, Ocotillo and Skyline wards and the Queen Creek (Spanish) branch, has been created by Elder H. Bruce Stucki of the Seventy.
The Toulouse France Stake, which includes the Carcassonne, Montpellier, Nimes, Perpignan, Toulouse Capitole and Toulouse Concorde wards and the Albi, Beziers, Montauban, Rodez and Tarbes branches, has been created by Elder Wayne S. Peterson of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Brazil, England, Finland, France and the Philippines, and in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.
QUEEN CREEK ARIZONA STAKE: (Oct. 27, 2002) Created from the Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake. President Russell L. Richardson, 49, owner of Arizona Commercial Refrigeration; wife, Sheila Celeste Stanford Richardson. Counselors Danny R. Riggs, 59, owner of Riggs Bros. Farms; wife, Karin Jane Kerby Riggs. Rod M. Matheson, 58, lawyer at Gibson, Matheson, Lallis & Friedlander; wife, Norma Lee McInerney Matheson.
TOULOUSE FRANCE STAKE: (Sept. 22, 2002) Created from the Carassonne France District. President Jean-Paul E. Guerinot, 56, sales representative for IBMFrance; wife, Marie-Jose Camille Renee Arnaud Guerinot. Counselors Jose Serrano-Ortega, 47, chef; wife, Antonietta Milone Serrano-Ortega. Jean-Paul Perez, 50, pastry chef; wife, Daniele Charlotte Marie Therese Joly Perez.
BORDEAUX FRANCE STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President Bernard Hau TranCong, 51, engineer for G. Euro Consultants; succeeding Jacquie Simonet; wife, Maud Foucher Tran-Cong. Counselors Olivier Pierre Seube, 43, music teacher; wife, Bernadette Olympe Paulette Nautre Seube. Jean-Luc Verrieras, 41, receiving supervisor for Connex Bordeaux; wife, Nadia Dubain Verrieras.
CAGAYAN DE ORO PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President Romelo C. Concepcion, 32, self-employed farmer; succeeding Pedro M. Bahian; wife, Maria Christina Itchon Concepcion. Counselors Eduardo A. Dela Cruz, 33, self-employed; wife, Preciosa Enerio Ladao Dela Cruz. Norman C. Insong, 39, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Barbara Ann Fabre Perez Insong.
COLUMBIA MISSOURI STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President Michael J. Reall, 52, coordinator for Church Educational System; succeeding John C. Jorgensen; wife, Shela Mae Clark Reall. Counselors James R. Layton, 46, state solicitor for Missouri Attorney General; wife, Cynthia Rose Hepp Layton. Rodney C. Smith, 51, vice president of policyholder services for Missouri Employers Mutual; wife, Karen Ann Blomquist Smith.
DANVILLE CALIFORNIA STAKE: (May 20, 2001) President Steven C. Edgren, 51, vice president of Goldman Sachs; succeeding Larry Y. Wilson; wife, Martha Susan Roark Edgren. Counselors Richard S. Kopf, 56, managing director of Fremont Group; wife, Doreen Heiner Kopf. Michael L. Peterson, 39, vice president of Merrill Lynch; wife, Shelley Pinegar Peterson.
DULUTH MINNESOTA STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2002) President Howard Eugene Pihlaja, 67, retired chief pilot for Northwest Airlines; succeeding John G. Hancock; wife, Gabriele Anneliese Schroeder Pihlaja. Counselors Richard Alan Davis, 41, professor at University of Minnesota Duluth; wife, Elsie Velasco Davis. James Joseph Denny, 46, cytotechnologist at St. Luke's Hospital; wife, Beth Carlyle Bradley Denny.
FRESNO CALIFORNIA NORTH STAKE: (May 20, 2001) President Jon Morgan Parker, 46, vice president of James G. Parker Insurance Association; succeeding Larry Ray Lawrence; wife, Jenny Lyn Cleveland Parker. Counselors Sherman Kent Sowby, 52, professor at California State University-Fresno; wife, Karen Harline Sowby. Michael James Clason, 46, self-employed contractor; wife, Vicki Irene Anthony Clason.
HELSINKI FINLAND STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President Ismo Uljas Maatta, 50, area manager and member of management group; succeeding Sven Olof Eklund; wife, Erja Sisko Birgitta Hamalainen Maatta. Counselors Juha Pekka Lehtinen, 46, general manager of Lucent Finland; wife, Ulla Katriina Vusitaco Lehtinen. Timo Tapani Koponen, 41, multi-language supervisor for Church area office; wife, Sirkka Marjatta Antikainen Koponen.
HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY STAKE: (Oct. 20, 2002) President Donald Arthur Moore, 51, dentist for U.S. Army; succeeding Michael A. Richardson; wife, Sylvia Sidney Butler Moore. Counselors Mark Delmar Miller, 47, oral and maxillofacial surgeon; wife, Charlotte Greenwell Miller. Lorin Clay Boggs, 44, district conservationist for USDA-NRCS; wife, Frances Lynne Swavely Boggs.
PLYMOUTH ENGLAND STAKE: (Oct. 20, 2002) President Ian Gordon Jolliffe, 44, management director for GIG PLC; succeeding David Robert Irwin; wife, Nichola Claire Goodsell Jolliffe. Counselors Paul David Martin, 49, pensions secretariat manager for Western Power Distribution; wife, Linda Mary Cave Martin. Dale F. Page, 50, owner of West Coast Leasing; wife, Julie Lorraine Manning Page.
LINCOLN NEBRASKA STAKE: (May 20, 2001) President Arnold J. Bateman, 56, assistant vice chancellor for University of Nebraska; succeeding F. Greg Burton; wife, Terry Diane Madsen Bateman. Counselors Wayne K. Miller II, 53, business consultant for W. Miller & Co.; wife, Sherrie Allen Miller. Richard Bischoff, 35, associate professor at University of Nebraska; wife, Jennifer Ann Murphy Bischoff.
LIVERPOOL ENGLAND STAKE: (March 18, 2001) President David James Hoare, 38, group finance manager for TAJ Harrison; succeeding Raymond William Turner; wife, Karen Lesley Schofield Hoare. Counselors Ian David McKie, 48, teacher at Merchant Taylors School; wife, Julie Catherine Holland McKie. Craig Spencer Oliver, 26, trainee solicitor for Berrymans Lace Mawer; wife, Nicola Lindsey Arrowsmith Oliver.
MARINGA BRAZIL STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President Mauricio da Gloria Gonzaga, 37, manager for Cocaman; succeeding Dirceu Freire; wife, Claudia Sceppa Gonzaga. Counselors Jose Adalberto Firmino Boh Da Silva, 57, self-employed plastic artisan; wife, Maria Aparecida Milani Da Silva. Marcos Orfila Ikeda, 33, owner of Victoria Commodities; wife, Mara da Gloria Gonzaga de Ikeda.
ST. LOUIS MISSOURI SOUTH STAKE: (Oct. 20, 2002) President David K. Sylvester, 41, sales manager for St. Louis Gutter & Siding Inc.; succeeding Dennis R. Elder; wife, Myra Del-Carmen Medina Sylvester. Counselors Donald L. Wallace, 57, self-employed real estate broker; wife, Diane L. Defford Wallace. Flint E. Finlinson, 43, president of Propaganda Inc.; wife, Freda Jo Patton Finlinson.
SHOW LOW ARIZONA STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2002) President Michael Don Seaman, 50, business manager for Show Low Schools; succeeding Jay John Waite; wife, Kimberly Lewis Seaman. Counselors Gary Marvin Perkins, 48, engineer for Motorola; wife, Darlene Rawlins Perkins. Joel Ace Weeks, 48, community services director for City of Show Low; wife, Diane Louise Sandorf Weeks.
SOUTH WEBER UTAH STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President David G. Crittenden, 48, controller for Sinclair Oil Corp.; succeeding Donald Jack Keyes; wife, Renske Jane Haslam Crittenden. Counselors Michael D. Farr, 40, owner and manager of Asael Farr & Sons Co.; wife, Cindy Lynn Chambers Farr. Dallas H. Buckway Jr., 39, president of Carpetmart Inc.; wife, Shirlene Gailey Buckway.
VILLAHERMOSA MEXICO STAKE: (April 15, 2001) President Carlos Federico Reyes M., 58, state coordinator for secretary of health; succeeding Rodolfo Salas Garcia; wife, Rosa Maria Cuesta M. de Reyes. Counselors Jesus Alfonso Ortiz T., 36, regional coordinator for educational and cultural society; wife, Olya Lidia Ochoa M. de Ortiz. Jose Fernando Chiu J., 44, teacher; wife, Maria del Carmen Pola C. de Chiu.
VILLAHERMOSA MEXICO GAVI- OTAS STAKE: (April 22, 2001) President Jose Fidel Lopez P., 47, assistant manager of Rural Credit Bank; succeeding Alfredo Anieres Ortega. Counselors Guillermo Jimenez C., 35, business representative for Corfuerte S.A.; wife, Magaly Leon L. de Jimenez. Francisco Indalecio Muiz L., 29, surveyor for Pemex; wife, Maria Elena Rincon A. de Muiz.
YUMA ARIZONA STAKE: (May 6, 2001) President David K. Nelson, 53, general manager for Royal Medjool Date Farm; succeeding Stephen W. Lundgreen; wife, Elizabeth Ann Power Nelson. Counselors Rodney Ray Nelson, 50, self-employed family marriage counselor; wife, Marsha Lee Hanson Nelson. Stephen H. Spencer, 46, optometrist; wife, Wendy Butler Spencer.