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New stake presidents

New stakes have been created in the Republic of Congo and in Texas.

The Brazzaville Republic of Congo Stake, which includes the BaCongo, Diata, Kinsoundi, Makelekele, Mfilou and Mikalou wards and the Guynemer and Massa branches, has been created by Elder Steven S. Snow of the Seventy.

The Klein Texas Stake, which includes the Champions, Inwood, Klein, Kleinwood, Magnolia, Sam Houston (YSA) and Spring Creek wards, has been created by Elder Stephen B. Oveson of the Seventy.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Arizona, Texas and Utah.

BRAZZAVILLE REPUBLIC OF CONGO STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) Created from the Brazzaville Republic of Congo District. President — Jean Patrice Milembolo, 50, journalist; wife, Pelagie Milembolo. Counselors — Achile Simplice Mboko, 29, substitute teacher; wife, Alexandrine Dorea Gandou Mboko. Luc Faustin Avalamo, 40, stage director; wife, Felicite Mouyah Avalamo.

KLEIN TEXAS STAKE: (Nov. 2, 2003) Created from the Cypress Texas, Houston Texas North and Katy Texas stakes. President — Paul Kent Oscarson, 57, regional vice president of Foley's Department Store; wife, Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson. Counselors — Brent Dee Rawson, 47, business services manager at Exxon Mobil; wife, Nena Helene Newell Rawson. Thomas Lawrence Kunz, 46, global finance manager at Shell Chemicals; wife, LaDawn Ogden Kunz.

CYPRESS TEXAS STAKE: (Nov. 2, 2003) President — Stirling David Pack Jr., 55, adjunct professor at Tomball College; succeeding Albert Edwyn Haines III; wife, Maureen Mayo Pack. Counselors — Kevin Kuhre Meier, 46, finance manager at Shell Oil; wife, Tracy Jean Thomas Meier. James Elton Cribbs Jr., 47, vice president and senior controller at Transwestern Commercial Services; wife, Judie Marie Quinn Cribbs.

MAGNA UTAH SOUTH STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — James Christian Oveson, 49, CPA at Mantyla McReynolds; succeeding Berne Steven Broadbent; wife, Marilyn Pearson Oveson. Counselors — Paul Duff Astin, 43, alarm coordinator for the Sandy City Police; wife, Dorothy Ann Bills Astin. Shane Garrett Johanson, 33, principal owner of RJ Developers; wife, Monica Anderson Johanson.

MESA ARIZONA LEHI STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — Craig Morley Ahlstrom, 47, president and CEO of Farnsworth Development; succeeding Alvin Ray Fulkerson; wife, Amy Farnsworth Ahlstrom. Counselors — Sterling Keith Clouse, 53, partner at Poulsen & Clouse; wife, Margo Flake Clouse. Robert William Klepinger, 45, partner at Glenwood Development; wife, Leann Bracken Klepinger.

OREM UTAH HILLCREST STAKE: (Nov. 2, 2003) President — Ralph Byron Olsen, 53, family therapist; succeeding Vernon Albert Marks; wife, Annette Barker Olsen. Counselors — Evan Antone Schmutz, 49, attorney/partner at Hill Johnson & Schmutz; wife, Cindy Lee Sims Schmutz. Michael Lee Kezerian, 47, international manager at UPS; wife, Sandra Lee Peterson Kezerian.

ROCHESTER NEW YORK STAKE: (Oct. 12, 2003) President — Blaine Evan VanDenBerghe, 49, chemical engineer; succeeding Neil Edward Pitts; wife, Kaye Burch VanDenBerghe. Counselors — Bayard Sherwood Davis, 53, project planning manager at Xerox; wife, Sharon Jane Comella Davis. Frank John Wozniak, senior attorney editor at West, a Thompson Co.; wife, K. Lynne Terry Wozniak.

ROSEBURG OREGON STAKE: (Oct. 26, 2003) President — Harold Owen Foutz, 36, controller at Roseburg Forest Products; succeeding Thales Haskell Smith Jr.; wife, Susan Cay Schultz Foutz. Counselors — Clemens Robert Singer, 60, loan officer; wife, Rita Lynne McMinn Singer. Jon Edward Hopkins, 51, real estate investor and cattle rancher; wife, Andria Folsom Hopkins.

SALT LAKE EMIGRATION STAKE: (Oct. 26, 2003) President — David Frewin Evans, 52, attorney/partner at Snell & Wilmer; succeeding Richard Glen Horne; wife, Mary Dee Shepherd Evans. Counselors — David Michael Stewart, 64, leadership consultant; wife, Betty Louise Sine Stewart. Craig Worthington Mecham, 62, owner/partner of Mecham Management; wife, Marianne Kelly Mecham.

SALT LAKE ENSIGN STAKE: (Oct. 26, 2003) President — Lynn J. Ames, 45, CPA at Ernst & Young; succeeding Robert William Edwards; wife, Rebecca Sue Bennett Ames. Counselors — Brent Carter Davis, 52, commercial mortgage banker; wife, Kathryn Jane Grover Davis. Richard Call Terry, 50, attorney; wife, Karen Weixler Terry.

YORKTOWN NEW YORK STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2003) President — Gary Lewis Crittenden, 50, CFO at American Express; succeeding Daniel William Jones; wife, Catherine Jean Cox Crittenden. Counselors — David Wayne Checketts, 48, chairman of Sports Capital Partners; wife, Deborah Lynn Leishman Checketts. Adriano Feliciano Lopes, 51, quality controller at Arnold Baker; wife, Teresinha Constancio Lopes.

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