New stake presidents

Stake reorganizations

ABU DHABI STAKE: (Feb. 24, 2012) President — Robert Earl Bateman II, 53, director of graduate programs at American University of Sharjah; succeeding Donald V. Crosbie; wife, Candace Elaine Harper Bateman. Counselors — Robin Ray Smith, 54, chief operating officer for Horizon Flight Academy; wife, April Rebecca Conner Smith. Keith Ellis Merkley, 51, operations manager for ExxonMobil; wife, Janet Hanke Merkley.

DAVENPORT IOWA STAKE: (Feb. 26, 2012) President — Douglas P. Cropper, 52, president and chief executive officer of Genesis Health Systems; succeeding Eugene S Zirker; wife, Lynne Gorton Cropper. Counselors — James Harold Alexander, 55, division leader for John Deere; wife, Laurie Mae Hutchinson Alexander. Elijah Beckham Garner, 39, senior engineer of advanced technology development; wife, Pamela Michele Hassell Garner.

ELY NEVADA STAKE: (March 17, 2012) President — Douglas Dale Fullmer, 45, physical therapist; succeeding Sean D. Pitts; wife, Amy Lin Eversole Fullmer. Counselors — Jeffrey Bruce Willes, 49, chiropractic physician; wife, Penny Sue Haight Willes. Marc C. Tassell, 40, dentist; wife, Megan Jill Peterson Van Tassell.

GRESHAM OREGON STAKE: (March 11, 2012) President — Richard Wayne Craft, 53, internal medicine physician; succeeding John M. Brady; wife, Patricia Fowler Craft. Counselors — Ronald Wayde Linn, 53, teacher at David Douglas High School and Mount Hood Community College; wife, Dawnelle Greathouse Linn. Paul Joseph Riding, 60, regional manager at All American Hearing; wife, Terese Adams Riding.

HILO HAWAII STAKE: (Feb. 26, 2012) President — George Kaluna Kekauoha, 47, farmer; succeeding Roy G. Bauer; wife, Rhonda Lynn Tacuban Kekauoha. Counselors — Brent Dee Watson, 64, loan originator at RANLife, Inc.; wife, Shirley Wilmina Cox Watson. Larry Dexter Irvin, 53, athletic director at the University of Hawaii-Hilo; wife, Connie Rae Johnston Irvin.

LAIE HAWAII MARRIED STUDENT STAKE: (March 4, 2012) President — Puatuata Alfred Grace, 50, chief operating officer of the Polynesian Cultural Center; succeeding Arapata T. Meha; wife, Valerie Kealani Enos Grace. Counselors — David Chad Compton, 57, associate academic vice president at BYU-Hawaii; wife, Cynthia Diane Woolley Compton. Louis McRae Punini Prescott, 57, owner/operator of Louis' Car Clinic, LLC; wife, Cynthia Healiionapua Hubbell Prescott.

PROVO UTAH YSA 4TH STAKE: (March 11, 2012) President — Bruce B. Harper, 58, plant manager for the Corporation of the Presiding Bishopric; succeeding Tracy T. Ward; wife, Terri Walker Harper. Counselors — Jeff K. Bills, 58, president/chief executive officer of St. Mary's Health; wife, Leigh Ann Clark Bills. Eric Talbot Jensen, 46, law professor at Brigham Young University; wife, Francine Bench Jensen.

SALT LAKE CENTRAL STAKE: (March 14, 2012) President — Richard Blair McKeown, 65, president/chief executive officer of Leavitt Partners; succeeding Ted D. Adams; wife, Barbara Lou Badger McKeown. Counselors — Gary Michael Felt, 58, owner of Felt Lighting; wife, Deborah Kay Rogers Felt. Virgil Brent Merrill, 62, business owner; wife, Sara Jo Bate Merrill.

SPRINGFIELD OREGON STAKE: (March 4, 2012) President — Kyle Dean Ennis, 48, vice president of professional development at Avant Assessment; succeeding Corwin G. Lewis; wife, Maury Jennie Ennis. Counselors — Steven Leon Jones, 54, principal with Junction City School District; wife, Brenda Lee Sharp Jones. Kent Casey Westover, 38, owner of Destination Events; wife, Andrea D. Millar Westover.

TACOMA WASHINGTON STAKE: (Feb. 26, 2012) President — Gary Frederick Gessel, 59, president of Milgard Windows and Doors; succeeding Karl James Fields; wife, Debra Elizabeth Beyer Gessel. Counselors — Wilbert Lee Pogue Jr., 54, manager for Boeing Co.; wife, Rochelle Elizabeth Rhoten Pogue. Bryce Lamont Betteridge, 58, president/chief executive officer of SATECH, Inc.; wife, Heather June Hardy Betteridge.

TECALCO MEXICO STAKE: (Jan. 14, 2012) President — Amaro Gabriel Castro, 32, software developer; succeeding Elias Martinez Caoba; wife, Marta S. Borgel Castro. Counselors — Juan Martinez Hernandez, 34, clinical laboratory technician/teacher at the University Alzate de Ozumba; wife, Ana Bella Martinez Ruiz. Alejandro Merino DeoLarte, 59, merchant/farmer; wife, Gloria Toledano Amaro.

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