New stake presidents

New stakes

A new stake has been created from the Houston Texas East and Houston Texas stakes. The Houston Texas Summerwood Stake, which includes the Lake Houston YSA and West Lake Houston branches and Eagle Springs, Fall Creek, Galena Park (Spanish), Houston 7th (Spanish), Liberty, Pine Trails and Summerwood wards, was created by Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Seventy and Elders J. Romeo Villarreal and Stanley G. Nielsen, Area Seventies.

A new stake has been created from the Springville Utah YSA Stake. The Provo Utah YSA 19th Stake, which includes the East Bay YSA 1st, East Bay YSA 2nd, Hobble Creek YSA, Kolob YSA, Mapleton YSA 1st, Mapleton YSA 2nd, Slate Canyon YSA, Spring Creek YSA and Springville YSA wards, was created by Elder C. Scott Grow of the Seventy and Elder Von G Keetch, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Apia Samoa West and Upolu Samoa Falesi'u stakes. The Upolu Samoa Malie Stake, which includes the Levi Branch and Faleula Uta, Faleula, Malie 1st, Malie 2nd and Uiliata wards, was created by Elder F. Michael Watson of the Seventy and Elder Douglas W. Jessop, an Area Seventy.

HOUSTON TEXAS SUMMERWOOD STAKE: (June 3, 2012) President — James C. Banks, 52, assistant superintendent of technology at Barber Hill Independent School District; wife, Tammy Melin Flowers Banks. Counselors — Sean Wyatt DiVall, 35, client executive for IBM; wife, Carrie Mae Manion DiVall. Art Rascon, 50, reporter/anchor for ABC-TV; wife, Patti Thomas Rascon.

PROVO UTAH YSA 19TH STAKE: (Aug. 12, 2012) President — Richard Israel Heaton, 56, administrative director at the Missionary Training Center; wife, Valerie Andersen Heaton. Counselors — Jonathan Gilbert Sandberg, 42, professor at Brigham Young University; wife, Sharon Diane Jannelli Sandberg. Brian Paul Patterson, 37, seminary principal with Seminaries & Institutes; wife, Julie Larsen Patterson.

UPOLU SAMOA MALIE STAKE: (Aug. 5, 2012) President — Lyndon Chuking, 43, senior investment officer with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labor; wife, Sauimalace Malolo Chuking. Counselors — Siaunuua Tema Jr., 34, teacher; wife, Lorina Tufuga. Sikuava Ajawas, 38, vice principal; wife, Rowner Vaifae'e Fiso.

Stake reorganizations

APIA SAMOA WEST STAKE: (Aug. 5, 2012) President — Simon Vaoifi, 43, facilities manager; succeeding Palauni Aiolupotea Talataina; wife, Migao Vaoifi. Counselors — Malaki Tiaoa Magele, 51, supervisor; wife, Puletasi Maiaipule Magele. Junior Aki Su'a, 32, retail store clerk; wife, Fuatai Tuiletufuga Su'a.

BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA STAKE: (Aug. 19, 2012) President — Michael Louis Slezak, 53, enterprise account manager for Hewlett Packard; succeeding Ronald K. Harmon; wife, Laura Kay Wrighter Slezak. Counselors — Ryan Andrew Church, 33, business systems analyst for Multimedia Inc.; wife, Kathrine Elaine Thompson Church. David Barry Norris, 53, president of Norris Injury Lawyers; wife, Anne Babich Norris.

GUADALAJARA MEXICO BUGAMBILIAS STAKE: (June 24, 2012) President — Heriberto Munoz Garcia, 38, collection manager; succeeding Emilio Gomez Saturno; wife, Maricela Flores Garcia. Counselors — Adrian Ramirez Almaguer, 41, operations supervisor; wife, Elia Morales Aponte. Miguel Angel Navarro Hernandez, 42, business executive; wife, Teuhtli Citlalin Culin Gomez.

KENNEWICK WASHINGTON EAST STAKE: (Aug. 12, 2012) President — Kenneth Scott Call, 46, director/owner of Therapeutic Association; succeeding Brent R. Mickelsen; wife, Debra Kaye Marx Call. Counselors — Monte Melvin LaDow, 64, self-employed; wife, Lola Jean Sailor LaDow. Larry Brewster McClellan, 58, performance integration manager; wife, JoAnne Sauer McClellan.

MIAMI LAKES FLORIDA STAKE: (Aug. 19, 2012) President — James Nial Robinson II, 37, attorney/partner with White & Case, LLP; succeeding Albert H. Bension; wife, Lateshia R. Dallas Robinson. Counselors — Richard Perez Inza, 48, self-employed; wife, Maritza Rodriguez Inza. Lazaro P. Rodriguez, 65, self-employed; wife, Diana Lucy Galindo Rodriguez.

POCATELLO IDAHO WEST STAKE: (Aug. 18, 2012) President — Carl Brett Holm, 41, dentist; succeeding R. Mark Blanscett; wife, Ruby Elene Tolman Holm. Counselors — Russell L. Butler, 50, instructor at Idaho State University; wife, Shalee Pulley Butler. Kenneth Lynn Sparrow, 56, design drafter; wife, Tamara Kay Shappart Sparrow.

SANDY UTAH MOUNT JORDAN STAKE: (Aug. 12, 2012) President — Thomas Kelly Smith, 53, operation supervisor for Questar Gas; succeeding Scott A. Morrison; wife, Carolyn Haymore Smith. Counselors — Daniel Keith Greer, 45, chief financial officer for Spillman Technologies, Inc.; wife, Michelle Reed Greer. Michael George Maughan, 49, program manager; wife, Natalie Mae Mower Maughan.

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