Four new stakes have been created in Argentina, Brazil, Arizona and Utah.
The La Rioja Argentina Stake, which includes the Ambato, Ancasti, Catamarca, La Rioja and Los Incas wards, and the Antartida, La Quebrada, Parque Chacabuco, Universidad and Valle Viejo branches, has been created by Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Seventy.
The Queen Creek Arizona East Stake, which includes the Castlegate, Copper Basin, Ironwood, Johnson Ranch, Rittenhouse, San Tan Heights and Skyline wards, and the Queen Creek (Spanish) Branch, has been created by Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve.
The Sorocaba Brazil Santana Stake, which includes the Carol, Paineiras, Parque das Laranjeiras, Progresso and Santana wards, and the Eden Branch, has been created by Elder Charles Didier of the Presidency of the Seventy.
The Syracuse Utah Bluff Stake, which includes the Canterbury Park, Country Crossing, Homestead, Huckleberry, Meadows and Syracuse 1st wards, and the Bluff (Young Single Adult) Branch, has been created by Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Seventy.
New stake presidents
LA RIOJA ARGENTINA STAKE: (Oct. 17, 2004) Created from the La Rioja Argentina District. President Hugo Manuel Pavon, 39, division chief and business owner; wife, Gladys Mirta Loza de Pavon. Counselors Carlos Andres Quintana Godoy, 51, free-lance technical assessor; wife, Margarita Beatriz Sepulveda Zalazar de Quintana. Luis Maria Isidro Valdez, 38, commercial associate manager; wife, Angelica del Valle Ovejero de Valdez.
QUEEN CREEK ARIZONA EAST STAKE: (Oct. 31, 2004) Created from the Queen Creek Arizona Stake. President Brian Val Solomon, 46, director of construction at Basha's; wife, Michelle Joy Gilliland Solomon. Counselors Alyn Michael McClure, 56, veterinarian; wife, Brenda Barney McClure. Ernest Roy Lawes, 58, auctioneer; wife, Shari Renee Hansen Lawes.
SOROCABA BRAZIL SANTANA STAKE: (Oct. 17, 2004) Created from the Sorocaba Brazil Stake and the Sorocaba Brazil Trujillo Stake. President Carlos Alberto de Genaro, 38, business owner; wife, Andreia Espelho Genaro. Counselors Francisco Carlos Bittencourt Sobreira, 40, manager at High Protection Company; wife, Marta Junot de Maria Sobreira. Ricardo Lopes de Mendona, 32, administrative official for the government of Sao Paulo; wife, Sandra Maria Lopes Sampaio de Mendona.
SYRACUSE UTAH BLUFF STAKE: (Oct. 31, 2004) Created from the Syracuse Utah West Stake. President David Lawrence Cook Jr., 46, general manager at R.C. Willey; wife, Teresa Mecham Cook. Counselors Norman David Wilcox, 64, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Joy Wilhelmsen Wilcox. James Kelly Hansen, 53, registered representative of Washington Square Securities Inc.; wife, Sandra Jean Turner Hansen.
ALAJUELA COSTA RICA STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President Rodolfo Jose Meza Sibaja, 60, professor of geography and history; succeeding Francisco Alfaro Fernandez; wife, Noemy Cambronero Murillo de Meza. Counselors Marvin de Jesus Brenes Hay, 43, sales representative; wife, Maria Elena Castillo Segura de Brenes. Alejandro Enrique Alfaro Chacon, 35, manager; wife, Diana Maria Mora Villalobos de Alfaro.
COLON PANAMA STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President Cesar Augusto Ceballos Garcia, 32, electrician; succeeding Eugenio Antonio Rodriguez Jacobs; wife, Elizabeth Esther Sayas de Ceballos. Counselors Andre Jacobo Baldonado Melbourne, 30, teacher; wife, Vera del Carmen Segura Ortega de Baldonado. Daniel Angel Vega Delgado, 38, taxi driver; wife, Roxana de Gracia Vega.
HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIFORNIA NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President Melvin Gerald Markham, 54, dentist; succeeding Robert Marshall Tanner; wife, Susan Alma Wahlen Markham. Counselors Anderson Lark Washburn, 47, attorney; wife, Delores Lavonne Trembath Washburn. Randy Dallin John, 49, director; wife, Darla Larei Palmer John.
IGUALA MEXICO STAKE: (Oct. 17, 2004) President Julio Cesar Avalos Rayo, 41, contractor; succeeding Alberto Saucedo Roa; wife, Norma Hernandez Olivares de Avalos. Counselors Delfino Santamaria Perez, 37, sales representative; wife, Virginia Maxinez Miranda de Santamaria. Jose Antonio Ibarra Trinidad, 33, self-employed; wife, Blanca Lucia Franco Cardenas de Ibarra.
KINGWOOD TEXAS STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President Allen Lewis Paulsen, 49, systems manager at ExxonMobil; succeeding Robert Paul Mathews; wife, Sara Kaye Taysom Paulsen. Counselors Ernest Kent Richter, 48, human resources manager at ExxonMobil; wife, Jane Ann VanderStek Richter. James Cecil Banks, 44, executive director of technology at Barbers Hill; wife, Tammy Melin Flowers Banks.
MENAN IDAHO STAKE: (Oct. 17, 2004) President Alan Charles Batt, 52, president of Batt Construction Inc.; succeeding Myron Irvin Hancock; wife, Mildred Furness Batt. Counselors Clifford Alden Beesley, 53, senior credit officer at Farm Credit Services; wife, Carol Ann Smith Beesley. Jerald Dallas Raymond, 49, rancher; wife, Cheri Lin Clark Raymond.
MONTERREY MEXICO MORELOS STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President Jaime Gutierrez Coronado, 43, manager; succeeding Guillermo Ibarra Lucio; wife, Myrna Rebeca Rubalcava Gallegos de Gutierrez. Counselors Carlos Rafael Merino Dominguez, 49, self-employed; wife, Adriana Ibarra Lucio de Merino. Oscar Javier Tellez Corona, 34, business owner; wife Alejandra Melina Lucio Alvarado de Tellez.