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New stake presidents

Stake reorganizations

McLEAN VIRGINIA STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Jack Noel Gerard, 47, president and CEO of National Mining Association; succeeding Kent Winterton Colton; wife, Claudette Neff Gerard. Counselors — Stephen Kent Greenhalgh, 50, consultant; wife, Dorothy Ann Minor Greenhalgh. Eugene Hale Goodsell, 52, vice president and controller at Capreit; wife, Lynda Lee Jackson Goodsell.

MEXICO CITY TACUBAYA STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Ismael Hernandez Lima, 42, self-employed; succeeding Hernando Sanchez Saldivar; wife, Beatris Montserrat Benitez Guzman de Hernandez. Counselors — Salvador Arrieta Hernandez, 40, maintenance technician; wife, Esther Judith Avila Martinez de Arrieta. Antonio Negrete Sanjuanico, 42, gardener; wife, Magali Ortiz Lopez de Negrete.

MOUNT PLEASANT UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Feb. 27, 2005) President — Gary Elliot Arnoldson, 54, controller at Snow College; succeeding Warren Lynn Benincosa; wife, Leslie Ilene Shelley Arnoldson. Counselors — David Bryan Mecham, 46, bakery manager and business partner at Terrel's Country Bakery; wife, Katrina Marie Gurley Mecham. Michael Shane Ricks, 41, national director of sales for Central Utah Communication; wife, Maria Miyuki Christensen Ricks.

PLEASANT GROVE UTAH NORTH FIELD STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Mark David Ringger, 53, CES employee; succeeding Daniel Boyd Fugal; wife, Jill Taylor Ringger. Counselors — William Brian Woahn, 48, president and CEO of DriveSafety Inc.; wife, Heidi Woodfield Woahn. David Anderson Miles, 40, assistant director at BYU; wife, Cindy Buxton Miles.

SALT LAKE HUNTER WEST STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2005) President — Robert Earl McDaniel, 37, principal of Granite Park Middle School; succeeding John Neal Groll; wife, Joyelle Julia Goodwin McDaniel. Counselors — David William Brown, 51, attorney; wife, Cindy Louise Riley Brown. Kevin Ward Gifford, 40, regional sales director for Trustmark Insurance Co.; wife, Elizabeth Sanders Gifford.

SOWETO SOUTH AFRICA STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Talakufa Jackson Mkhabela, 44, area physical facilities manager for the Church; succeeding Robert Eppel; wife, Dorah Mjujwa Mkhabela. Counselors — Khumbulani Desmond Mdletshe, retained. Neil Garnet Atkins, 56, investment manager at Ingwe Coal Corp.; wife, Ineke Adolfina Briede Atkins.

SUNSET UTAH STAKE: (Feb. 20, 2005) President — Kent Parker Smith, 48, database administrator at Oracle; succeeding Ferris M Kunz Jr.; wife, Diane Cheshire Smith. Counselors — Rondo H Erickson, 60, retired associate professor at Weber State University; wife, Mary Carol Ward Erickson. Keith Leon Jeffery, 58, senior maintenance at ATK Thiokol; wife, Doreen Fry Jeffery.

TACNA PERU ARIAS ARAGUEZ STAKE: (Jan. 30, 2005) President — Fernando Isaac Espinoza Canaza, 39, employee of Electro Sur; succeeding Calixto Vilca Mamani; wife, Rosa Bertha Flores Navarro de Espinoza. Counselors — Manuel Paulino Mitacc Guetierrez, 61, supervisor of the police; wife, Nicanora Maguera Gomez de Mitacc. Jorge Flores Balcona, retained.

TAYTAY PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Jerry Relox Cuary, 40, country sales manager for Samsung Electronics; succeeding Ramon Dela Cruz Rodriguez; wife, Gloria Nueva Odicta Cuary. Counselors — Gil Pulumbarit Santillan, retained. Ralphie Aquino Presa, 38, records specialist for the Church; wife, Irmalyn Alippudin Candelaria Presa.

ZACAPA GUATEMALA STAKE: (Feb. 13, 2005) President — Oscar Leonel Paiz del Cid, 45, administrative trainer; succeeding Boris Andrei Cordon Orellana; wife, Ana Beatriz Villeda Espino Paiz. Counselors — Sergio Alejandro Avila Pedroza, 39, computer technician; wife, Gilda Lizbeth Flores de Avila. Jose Erik Leonel Rodriguez Diaz, 48, typist; wife, Blanca Estela Morales de Rodriguez.

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