New stake presidents

Stake Reorganizations

AGUASCALIENTES MEXICO STAKE: (Oct. 18, 2009) President — Timoteo Cruz Marquez, 43, private secretary for Inegi, succeeding Juan Manuel Ortega Gonzalez; wife, Mariela Jerusha Unda Gongora. Counselors — Francisco Javier Rosales Marquez, 51, computer science teacher at SEP; wife, Elvia Rosas Perez. Juan Antonio Guevara Oliva, 50, account executive for Inbursa; wife, Rosa Elena Arteaga Morales.

ASUNCION PARAGUAY NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 18, 2009) President — Juan Emilio Escobar Schaerer, 47, manager for AAMMSUD, succeeding Gustavo Omar Galeano Franco; wife, Gladys Graciela Escobar Aquino Mendaro. Counselors — Gustavo Adolfo Marmol Gomez, 30, regional coordinator for CES; wife, Leticia Suarez Catania. Miguel Angel Diaz Zarate, 39, technical assistant for the Ministry of Health; wife, Graciela Chaparro Alvarez.

BILLINGS MONTANA STAKE: (Oct. 25, 2009) President — Spencer Elwood Zaugg, 43, dentist, succeeding K. Dale Getz; wife, Beverly Ann Burnett Zaugg. Counselors — Dale Wardell Williams, 42, chiropractor; wife, Danielle Rae Anderson Williams. Lyle Richard Knight, 63, president/CEO of First Interstate BancSystem; wife, Toril Bang Knight.

CENTERVILLE UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 18, 2009) President — Michael Brent Strong, 44, chief medical information officer for University of Utah, succeeding Gary B. Porter; wife, Cristin Connelly Strong. Counselors — Mark Ranck Alder, 51, owner of Alder Electric; wife, Beki D. Bright Alder. Shane Dee Smoot, 49, president/majority owner of NovaSource; wife, Stacey Ann Burns Smoot.

CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS STAKE: (Oct. 25, 2009) President — Bryan Randall Brown, 37, technology director for Calallen Independent School District, succeeding Arch Ratliff Jr.; wife, Julie Rebecca Swain Brown. Counselors — Devin Wade Johnson, 37, director of operations for Paramount Multiservices; wife, Ericka Matheson Johnson. Paul Andrew Osborne, 42, physical therapy director for Corpus Christi State School; wife, Jennifer Brannock Osborne.

FRANKLIN TENNESSEE STAKE: (Oct. 18, 2009) President — William P. Grayson, 48, executive director of St. Thomas Medical Group, succeeding Alan L. Soderquist; wife, Christine Ann Crater Grayson. Counselors — Paul Douglas Widman, 48, assistant director for Metro Nashville; wife, Cara Lee Evans Widman. David Scott Critchlow, 44, government relations at HCA; wife, Sarah Meyer Critchlow.

HOUSTON TEXAS EAST STAKE: (Oct. 25, 2009) President — James Cecil Banks, 49, assistant superintendant of technology for Barbers Hill ISD, succeeding Dennis P. Smith; wife, Tammy Melin Flowers Banks. Counselors — Eric Michael Howard, 37, vice president of sales and engineering for AmeriForge Group; wife, Michele Elizabeth Schacht Howard. Wyatt Sean DiVall, 33, client executive for IBM; wife, Carrie Mae Manion DiVall.

LARAMIE WYOMING STAKE: (Nov. 1, 2009) President — Kirk Samuel Dory, 41, self-employed paint contractor, succeeding Allen C. Turner; wife, Kristine E. Erickson Dory. Counselors — Alan Richard Buss, 44, associate professor at the University of Wyoming; wife, Rebecca Rae Osburn Buss. David James Heath, 46, project coordinator at the University of Wyoming; wife, Debbie Ann French Heath.

LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO STAKE: (Nov. 1, 2009) President — Jay Howard Robb, 49, owner of Heritage Assisted Living, succeeding Kelly W. Allred; wife, Julie Jarman Robb. Counselors — Kimberly Clayton Hakes, 60, senior vice president for Citizens Bank; wife, Melisa Diane McCuistion Hakes. Michael Lineer Wallace, 43, physical therapist for RJP Southwest Inc.; wife, Rebecca Marilyn Perry Wallace.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA MEADOWS STAKE: (Oct. 25, 2009) President — Nile Turnbow Leatham, 53, attorney/partner with Kolesar & Leatham, succeeding Gordon E. Bywater; wife, Melanie Webb Leatham. Counselors — David Reed Clayson, 51, attorney with Cisneros Clayson & Marias; wife, Suzanne Baird Clayson. Kevin Reed Leavitt, 53, quality manager for Certainteed Gypsum; wife, Karen Gillins Leavitt.

LIMA PERU PUENTE PIEDRA STAKE: (Sept. 20, 2009) President — Cesar Ernesto Aquije Lopez, 47, driver and businessman, succeeding Angel Herberth Alarcon Villar; wife, Hilda Garma Castillo. Counselors — Tonio Miguel Jara Cervantes, 53, sales manager; wife, Maria Luisa Rengifo Fernandez. Jose Ysmael Morales Rojas, 28, drywall installer; wife, Roxana Norma Garma Castillo.

LUBBOCK TEXAS STAKE: (Nov. 1, 2009) President — Sterling Taft Shumway, 48, professor at Texas Tech University, succeeding Lorum H. Stratton; wife, Valerie Vanderhoof Shumway. Counselors — Thomas G. Kimball, 39, assistant dean and associate professor at Texas Tech University; wife, Melissa Richins Kimball. Spencer Don McCombs, 31, owner and therapist at Levelland Physical Therapy; wife, Amanda Irene Birk McCombs.

MADISON WISCONSIN STAKE: (Nov. 1, 2009) President — Kenneth Carl Nelson, 61, service sales manager for Weir Minerals, succeeding Wayne G. Buchanan; wife, Mary Ann Munro Nelson. Counselors — Marcos Exequiel Cifuentes, 48, senior vice president of World Council of Credit Unions; wife, Jennifer Louise Sentz Cifuentes. Devin Brooke Johnson, 40, urologist for Dean Health; wife, Karin Maree Gates Johnson.

MESA ARIZONA MOUNTAIN VIEW STAKE: (Oct. 18, 2009) President — Michael Burke Cowan, 47, superintendent for Mesa Public Schools, succeeding Don A. Evans; wife, Amelia Dennis Cowan. Counselors — Randall Mark Bunker, 57, president/CEO of Bunker Family Funeral Homes; wife, Arlene Cameron Bunker. Walter Benson Wood, 52, owner of Wood Building and Development; wife, Lori Peterson Wood.

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