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New stake presidents

A new stake has been created in Nicaragua.

The Managua Nicaragua Universitaria Stake, which includes the Altagracia, Batahola, Loma Linda, Monserrat, San Juan and San Judas wards, and the Monte Fresco Branch, has been created by Elder W. Douglas Shumway of the Seventy.

New stake

MANAGUA NICARAGUA UNIVERSITARIA STAKE: (Jan. 30, 2005) Created from the Managua Nicaragua Stake and the Managua Nicaragua Bello Amanecer District. President — Pio Agustin Quintero, 45, operations manager for Four Group S.A.; wife, Gregoria del Carmen Sierra Quintero. Counselors — Cesar Augusto Navarro Perez, 44, CES coordinator; wife, Maria de la Concepcion Reyes Ramirez de Navarro. Bartolome Bayardo Zavala Luna, 42, auto mechanic; wife, Eleyda Maria Navas Rios de Zavala.

Stake reorganizations

BEDFORDVIEW SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2005) President — Robert Lewis O'Friel, 46, golf course architect; succeeding Neil Petrus Fourie; wife, Edith Katherina Luise Conrady O'Friel. Counselors — Trevor Thomas Keyes, retained. Teboho Bethuel Matsoso, 47, benefit manager at Coca-Cola; wife, Matselane Sophia Matsoso.

BELLEVUE WASHINGTON STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Philip Kevin Bussey, 48, vice president of regional affairs for Puget Sound Energy; succeeding Donald Eugene Pugh; wife, Cathy Hafen Bussey. Counselors — Kim Alexander Nelson, 52, counselor and author at Stillwater Associates; wife, Lois Ann Forbes Nelson. Mark Domenic Sanelli, 46, regional manager for Washington Mutual; wife, Leila Fay Campbell Sanelli.

BENNION HEIGHTS UTAH STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Dalmas Scott Maxfield, 49, senior vice president at Broken Arrow Inc.; succeeding Kenneth Leroy DuVall; wife, Jerri Lynn Groesbeck Maxfield. Counselors — Paul K Rothe, 56, manager at AT Security Systems; wife, Kristene Adele Beal Rothe. Russell Gary Sedgwick, 54, contract management employee at Priority Dispatch; wife, Kalynn Packer Sedgwick.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY 5TH (STUDENT SINGLE) STAKE: (Feb. 6, 2005) President — Steven Rhea Shallenberger, 54, president of ESI-Synergy Companies; succeeding Ned Cromar Hill; wife, Roxanne Humpherys Shallenberger. Counselors — M. Winston Egan, 62, chair of teacher education department at BYU; wife, Linda Lee Mangum Egan. Craig Blair Berry, 59, CEO of Ivie Technologies Inc.; wife, Julie Lee Betteridge Berry.

CHANDLER ARIZONA ALMA STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2005) President — Dennis Dean Danielson, 48, manufacturing manager at Intel; succeeding Rodney Dean Palmer; wife, Bonnie Brown Danielson. Counselors — Kayle Ellis Haws, 52, teacher for Mesa Public Schools; wife, Xiva Annette Whetten Haws. David Scott Benson, 38, vice president and commercial loan officer at National Bank of Arizona; wife, Cynthia Ann Jarvis Benson.

EL TIGRE VENEZUELA STAKE: (Jan. 16, 2005) President — Robert Rafael Lozada Ytanare, 33, manager; succeeding Alfredo Jose Rodriguez Carmona; wife, Giovanna del Valle Martines Meneses de Lozada. Counselors — Jesus Andres Colls Garcia, 34, self-employed; wife, Yuselis de los Angeles Manzano Martinez de Colls. Adelino Baptista Nobrega dos Santos, 43, special education teacher and administrator; wife, Maria Hernandez Moreno de Nobrega.

EUGENE OREGON SANTA CLARA STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2005) President — Iain Cryer, 43, insurance agent; succeeding Michael Lawrence Farr; wife, Mary Catherine Meyers Cryer. Counselors — Lawrence Harvey Rowley, 55, regional vice president for Dynea USA Inc.; wife, Lavon Marie Phelps Rowley. Dean Charles Peterson, 54, owner of a shoe store; wife, Dena Martin Peterson.

LEHI UTAH SOUTH STAKE: (Feb. 27, 2005) President — Randy Ralph Lefler, 51, vice president of sales for Midwest Distributing; succeeding James Earl Smith; wife, Lorelie Nordfors Lefler. Counselors — Randy Paul Hunt, 49, owner of Hunts Pest Control; wife, Lisa Jane Holcomb Hunt. Garry Ray Sampson, 63, judge; wife, Kay Stewart Sampson.

LIMA PERU CARABAYLLO STAKE: (Jan. 23, 2005) President — Alex Tito Porras Aguirre, 33, employee of Valvulas Industriales; succeeding Johnny Enrique Tunque Carrasco; wife, Carmen Emilia Giha Chavez de Porras. Counselors — Charlye Emilio Ramirez Saenz, 33, self-employed; wife, Rosa Maria Quiroz Miranda. Dario Humberto Montenegro Rios, 58, self-employed; wife, Teodora Amable Aybar de Montenegro.

LIVRAMENTO BRAZIL STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Victor Hugo Vargas, 55, chief administrator; succeeding Dirnei Goncalves Bermann; wife, Maria Terezinha Urdapilleta Lesina Vargas. Counselors — Agustin Basaldua Castro, 52, accountant; wife, Tanea Maria Morales Gonzales Castro. Alberico Izquierdo Trindade, 46, electrician; wife, Mariela Etel Leites Farias Trindade.

LOGAN UTAH UNIVERSITY 3RD (STUDENT SINGLE) STAKE: (Feb. 27, 2005) President — Brian Lee Lundberg, 56, dentist; succeeding Jeffrey R Burbank; wife, Marilyn Gutke Lundberg. Counselors — Morris Nelson Poole, 57, orthodontist; wife, Dixie Lou Smith Poole. Thomas Lee Willmore, 48, judge; wife, LuAnn Ellis Willmore.

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