Two new stakes have been created.
A new stake has been created from the Hamilton New Zealand Glenview, Hamilton New Zealand and Temple View New Zealand stakes. The Hamilton New Zealand Rotokauri Stake, which includes the Raglan Branch and Bremworth, Dinsdale, Grandview, Hamilton (Tongan), Nawton and Tuhikaramea wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy and Elder David Thomson, an Area Seventy.
A new stake has been created from the Melbourne Australia Deer Park, Melbourne Australia Heidelberg and Melbourne Australia Wyndam stakes. The Melbourne Australia Craigieburn Stake, which includes the Seymour Branch and Bendigo, Craigieburn, Glenroy, Greenvale and Tullamarine wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy and Elder Andrew M. O'Riordan, an Area Seventy.
HAMILTON NEW ZEALAND ROTOKAURI STAKE: (Nov. 25, 2012) President — Todd James Miller, 38, physical education teacher; wife, Suzanne Jane Brocos Miller. Counselors — Christopher John Dawson, 46, senior planner with Bloxam, Burnett & Olliver; wife, Kara Lee Hutchison Dawson. Christophe Refa Simon, 49, delivery driver for Eastside Foods; wife, Pania Tiro Parker Simon.
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA CRAIGIEBURN STAKE: (Jan. 20, 2013) President — Clayton T. Williams, 40, cargo manager with Menzies Aviation; wife, Joanne Judd Williams. Counselors — Anthony Ronald Lawless, 37, managing director of construction company; wife, Bridey Tace Page Lawless. Ray Bernhardt David, 44, forklift driver with Omniblend; wife, Sarai Jane Autufuga David.
ACCRA GHANA KASO STAKE: (Jan. 6, 2013) President — Eugene N. Engmann, 52, temple recorder in the Accra Ghana Temple; succeeding Johnny Oman Baddoe; wife, Lily Eluah Andott-Kesson. Counselors — Joshua Akomdo, 39, management control auditor for the Church; wife, Yaa Opoku Yeboah Akomdo. Alexander Tandoh, 42, employment specialist for the Church; wife, Phyllis Morrison Tandoh.
ASHBURN VIRGINIA STAKE: (Jan. 20, 2013) President — Guy Morgan Hicks, 57, senior vice president of EADS North America; succeeding Lynn C. Chapman; wife, Susan Margaret Weggeland Hicks. Counselors — Peter Siegfried Scholz, 53, senior vice president of Duke Realty Corp.; wife, Laura Kathryn Gardineer Scholz. Brooks C. Holtom, 46, professor at Georgetown University; wife, Kimbrely Anne Wilhelm Holtom.
BESSEMER ALABAMA STAKE: (Jan. 13, 2013) President — Peter Matthew Johnson, 46, assistant professor at University of Alabama; succeeding Philander K. Smartt III; wife, Stephanie Lyn Chadwick Johnson. Counselors — Blair Gordon Ferguson, 43, sales manager at Johnson & Johnson; wife, Julienne DaNell Smith Ferguson. Barry Ramon Sadler Jr., 41, research project manager for American Cast Iron Pipe; wife, Antoinette Averett Sadler.