The Sao Paulo Brazil Cotia Stake, which includes the Ibiuna Branch, Caucaia do Alto 1st, Caucaia do Alto 2nd, Cotia 1st, Cotia 2nd, Granja Viana, Jardim Arpoador and Vargem Grande wards, has been created by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL COTIA STAKE: (Sept. 6, 2009) Created from Sao Paulo Brazil Raposo Tavares and Sao Paulo Brazil stakes. President — Andre Sant'Ana, 30, commercial consultant for Progeta Di Madeira Ltda; wife, Carla Lucia Correa. Counselors — Jose Carlow Pacovski, 60, associate at Compass Consultoria; wife, Lucimar Lossano Pacovski. Nagibe Rosti, Jr., 38, director for Genesis School; wife, Luciane Tereza Frasseto Rosti.
ASAHIKAWA JAPAN STAKE: (Sept. 13, 2009) President — Kazuya Sakuraba, 46, vice president and head teacher at Furano Junior High, succeeding Sato Ryoze; wife, Chizuyo Nishijima. Counselors — Yoshiaki Minamide, 51, high school teacher for Shibetso School District; wife, Iwahana Yumiko. Michiyuki Sakuma, 39, teacher for Sapporo School District; wife, Akiko Sakuma.
BACOLOD PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Sept. 6, 2009) President — Benjamin Seville Candari Jr., 64, attorney for the Department of Justice, succeeding Joel B. Macariola; wife, Azucena Malacad Chua Candari. Counselors — Ricardo de los Reyes Cobing, 47, seminary and institute coordinator; wife, Manolita Pahamotang Ruiz Cobing. Joemarie Pajaro Vargas, Jr., 38, sales manager for Goldshine Pharmaceuticals; wife, Amelita Bullanday Cascolan Vargas.
BAGO PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Aug. 2, 2009) President — Ramon Quinciano Gabuan Aldea III, 40, jail officer/custodial for the city jail, succeeding Danilo C. De Los Santos; wife, Ramila Tamayo Espende Aldea. Counselors — Duane Gonzaga Jemino, 37, instructor at Bago City College; wife, Jarezha Navarra Placer Jemino. Rogelio Tupino Pampliega, 45, quartermaster; wife, Judith Mulas De Los Santos Pampliega.
HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI STAKE: (Sept. 13, 2009) President — Kevin Blair Pack, 44, chief executive officer for Megagate Broadband, succeeding Howard George Stevens; wife, Cindy Alice Abel Pack. Counselors — John August Heim, 50, senior mechanic for the Church; wife, Denita Eloise Barnhurst Heim. Stanford Gentry Gwin, 40, vice president over network services for Megagate Broadband; wife, Kristi Renea Dennee Gwin.
HURRICANE UTAH WEST STAKE: (Sept. 13, 2009) President — Jason Al Gubler, 49, owner of Valley Insurance, succeeding Danny G. Campbell; wife, Colleen Barney Gubler. Counselors — David Merlin Hirschi, 44, seminary principal/teacher; wife, Dixie Lynn Johnstun Hirschi. Dustin Floyd Dayley, 33, teacher for Washington County; wife, Traquel Rae Jones Dayley.
NEIAFU VAVA'U TONGA NORTH STAKE: (Aug. 30, 2009) President — Ofa K. Veni, 45, seminary teacher, succeeding Tevita K. Tukufuka; wife, Matelita Veni. Counselors — Alipate Mafi Feinga, 45, groundsman; wife, Mele Maulu Feinga. Michael Halaufia, 39, bus driver; wife, Savelina 'Ofa Halaufia.
ORMOC PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Aug. 30, 2009) President — Marcelo Manto Chiong, 41, manager/proprietor for Ammon Builders & Technical Services, succeeding Reynaldo Salego Delante; wife, Ruby Ann Abunda Publico Chiong. Counselors — Celestino To-ong dela Calsada, Jr., 49, school teacher for Baybay National High School; wife, Nenita Ibanez Galenzoga dela Calsada. Elmer Palacio Cabintoy, 40, time keeper for ISE; wife, Letecia Malinao Redoloza Cabintoy.
PAPANTLA MEXICO STAKE: (Aug. 30, 2009) President — Sergio Bastian Lopez, 45, general medical worker for Health Services of Veracruz, succeeding Romulo Marin Fernandez; wife, Maria del Carmen Rodriguez Jimenez. Counselors — Jose Lehi Sanchez Ramirez, 30, merchant of repairs for Propietario; wife, Claudia Azucena Cruz Munoz. Gerardo Adrian Garcia Romero, 55, proprietary; wife, Marisa Martinz Hernandez.
PAYSON UTAH WEST STAKE: (Sept. 13, 2009) President — Edwin Everette Ballard, 51, owner of Western States Mechanical, succeeding Stanford C. Sainsbury; wife, Mary Jane Porter Ballard. Counselors — Calvin Lewis Workman, 56, general contractor; wife, Kathryn Susan Burnett Workman. David Ryan Morley, 44, owner of Zions Builders; wife, Shannon Lee Merrell Morley.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL NORTH STAKE: (Sept. 6, 2009) President — Cesar Agusto Seiguer Milder, 52, insurance worker for Bamerindus Seguradors, succeeding Johannes Ayres Castellano; wife, Maureen Daisy de Paula Milder. Counselors — Marcelo Leite Silveira, 55, file coordinator; wife, Marisa Buono. Mauro Costa Loureiro, 46, owner of Loureiro & Associates; wife, Roseli Moura.