A new stake has been created from the Auckland New Zealand Manurewa and Auckland New Zealand Papkura stakes. The Auckland New Zealand Otara Stake, which includes the Hillar, Otahuhu, Otara 1st, Otara 2nd, Otara 3rd and Wymondley wards, was created by Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy and Elder Michael Roberts, an Area Seventy.
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND OTARA STAKE: (Feb. 23, 2013) President — Sione Paru Fangunameimoana Pulu, 40, leading hand at Hydestor Manufacturing; wife, Nicky Wanona Vera To'o. Counselors — Tavita Tavita Tauti, 52, painter; wife, Fetu Timu Tauti. Tevita Fetu'u, 42, foreman at B&W Construction; wife, Manuia Leung-wo Fetu'u.
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND MANUREWA STAKE: (Feb. 24, 2013) President — Michael John Edwards, 41, manager at Ziera Shoes; succeeding Mark E. Green; wife, Elsie Mika Edwards. Counselors — Rex Stanley Kennerley, 69, director; wife, Myrle Doreen Kelcher. Samuel Jay Harold Schwenke, 60, ramp agent for Skycare Airline Services; wife, Sandra Lily Eniata Schwenke.
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND PAPAKURA STAKE: (Feb. 24, 2013) President — Toni Micah Elkington, 34, director at Crown Technical Services; succeeding David T. Onekawa; wife, Zowie Fabia Mitchell Elkington. Counselors — Ngatai Adrian Smith, 61, manager of religious education for Seminaries and Institutes; wife, Tweetie Luana Calles Smith. Upulasi Tupa'i, 47, area member and statistical records manager for the Church; wife, Cecilia Rosina Schwalger Tupa'i.
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND TAMAKI STAKE: (Feb. 24, 2013) President — Faaeteete Ualotu Lavea, 44, managing director at Golden Construction; succeeding Sione Paku Fangunameimoana Pulu; wife, Utuiamalie Fulumu'a Lavea. Counselors — Kaisala Falesi'i, 51, senior project manager for the Church; wife, Elenoa Naomi Falesi'i. 'Ofa Atonio Pahulu, 51, storeman at Henry Brook, ltd.; wife, FaPiola Taukaielaia.
BARQUISIMETO VENEZUELA STAKE: (March 3, 2013) President — Hernan de Jesus Peña Peña, 42, coordinator with Seminaries and Institutes; succeeding David Alfonso Davila Mercades; wife, Caripa Arianna Margarita Marquez. Counselors — Jose Antonio Hidalgo Manrique, 45, bakery owner; wife, Yasmin Quintero B. Mileidi. Ildemaro Antonio Ferrer Ramos, 44, general sales manager of Natures Sunshine Products; wife, Hilyd Cristina Davila Mercades.
PERTH AUSTRALIA NORTH COAST STAKE: (March 3, 2013) President — Neil C. Brodie, 59, chiropractor; succeeding Justin J. Richard; wife, Fiona Bronwyn Marjorie Glendenning. Counselors — Mark James Stratford, 50, managing director of Riverstone Construction; wife, Jacqueline Kim Zimoch Stratford. Shannon Thomas Crooks, 37, occupational health technician; wife, Mary Yuet Crooks.
REXBURG IDAHO MARRIED STUDENT 3RD STAKE: (March 2, 2013) President — Michael Merrill Packer, 47, physician; succeeding Terry W. Call; wife, Shannon Lynne Hanks Packer. Counselors — Jeffery Spencer Nebeker, 54, vice president at CRI Advantage; wife, Tamela Sue Bowman Nebeker. Kent LaVar Bradley, 53, market manager; wife, Jeri Ann Harris Bradley.
SALT LAKE ENSIGN STAKE: (March 3, 2013) President — Lew Wallace Cramer, 63, chief executive officer of World Trade Center Utah; succeeding Lynn J. Ames; wife, Barbara Welch Cramer. Counselors — Raymond Joseph Heagany III, 63, performance improvement manager for LDS Family Services; wife, Arleigh Maureen Howard Heagany. Guy Joseph Foutz, 41, investment risk officer at Utah Retirement Systems; wife, Jennifer Wilkins Foutz.
SALT LAKE LIBERTY STAKE: (Feb. 24, 2013) President — David J. McLean, 55, vice president executive compensation at Wells Fargo & Company; succeeding Ross L. Wentworth; wife, Stacey Jo Twitchell McLean. Counselors — Ted Warren Roper, 74, retired; wife, Mary Dana Hart Roper. Aaron Michael Gaudin, 37, regional recruiting manager at Xerox; wife, Candace Lou Akes Gaudin.
SANDY UTAH CRESCENT RIDGE STAKE: (Feb. 24, 2013) President — James Brett Davies, 55, president/owner of IDeACOM; succeeding Curtis B. Dahl; wife, Michelle Payzant Davies. Counselors — Charles Kendall VanWagoner, 64, sales manager at McKeggen Drug; wife, Pamela June Edwards. Brian Israel Merrill, 51, chief executive officer at Western River Expedition; wife, Dena Lynn George Merrill.
SANTIAGO PHILIPPINES STAKE: (March 10, 2013) President — Roberto Claro Busania, 41, agriculture center chief; succeeding Emiliano M. Capitulo; wife, Maria Jenelyn Agner Miranda Busania. Counselors — Darwin Serrano Cauilan, 42, high school teacher; wife, Michelle Perfecto Cauilan. Gaudencio Parica Supan, 39, sales representative; wife, Charito Lagat Tabunar Supan.
SAO CARLOS BRAZIL STAKE: (Feb. 3, 2013) President — Joel Nascimento Ramos, 51, retired; succeeding Breno Antonio de Oliveira; wife, Marlene Maria Da Silva Ramos. Counselors — Pedro Oliveira Neto, 44, mechanic; wife, Raquel Aparecida Da Costa Oliveira. Marcos Paulo Avila, 39, secretary; wife, Celia De Souza Falcao Avila.
SAO PAULO BRAZIL PENHA STAKE: (Feb. 3, 2013) President — Ricardo Augusto Faria de Souza, 31, entrepreneur; succeeding Ciro Schmeil; wife, Leonara Manhaes de Souza. Counselors — Wendel de Paula Soares, 35, entrepreneur; wife, Camilla de Paula Moreno. Wellington Dias Honorio, 44, manager; wife, Andrea Machado Honorio.
TACNA PERU STAKE: (Feb. 3, 2013) President — Luis Enrique Salazar Ramos, 35, computer technician; succeeding Rodolfo Alagon Jauregui; wife, Magnolia Elena Melchor Quispe. Counselors — Alexandri Elvis Salinas Carrillo, 42, contractor; wife, Lourdes Elizabeth Davila Zeballos. Martin Poma Huallpa, 43, taxi driver; wife, Vilma Flores Lupaca.