New stake presidents


Four new stakes have been created.

A new stake has been created from the Fort Smith Arkansas, Springdale Arkansas, Tulsa Oklahoma East and Tulsa Oklahoma stakes. The Bartlesville Oklahoma Stake, which includes the Pawhuska and Skiatook branches and Bartlesville 1st, Bartlesville 2nd, Bartlesville 3rd, Claremore, Cleveland, Elm Creek, Independence, Owasso and Ranch Creek wards, was created by Elder Allan F. Packer of the Seventy and Elder Michael L. Southward, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Orlando Florida Stake. The Lake Mary Florida Stake, which includes College Park YSA, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford and Tuskawilla wards, was created by Elder Don R. Clarke of the Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Lubbock Texas and Roswell New Mexico stakes. The Lubbock Texas North Stake, which includes the El Llano, Plainview and Quaker Heights branches and the Clovis, Frenship Mesa, Heritage, Portales and Shadow Hills wards, was created by Elder Michael John Teh of the Seventy and Elder J. Romeo Villarreal, an Area Seventy.

A new stake has been created from the Houston Texas North, Klein Texas and Spring Texas stakes. The Woodlands Texas Stake, which includes the College Park, Glen Loch, Magnolia 2nd, Montgomery, Sam Houston YSA 1st, Spring, The Woodlands 1st and The Woodlands 2nd wards, was created by Elder Gregory Schwitzer of the Seventy and Elder Michael L. Southward, an Area Seventy.

BARTLESVILLE OKLAHOMA STAKE: (Nov. 2, 2014) President — Matthew Lane Bell, 38, managing director of SRS, LLC; wife, Jennifer Dawn Gentry Bell. Counselors — Craig Thompson Barker, 61, director of Phillips 66; wife, Maurine Pearl Later Barker. Gary Michael Mawby, 49, supply chain vice president at BAMA Co.; wife, Monique Renee Payne Mawby.

LAKE MARY FLORIDA STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President — Brent Richins Holladay, 60, chief deputy clerk/chief information officer at the Lake County Clerk of Courts; wife, Dana Vorwaller Holladay. Counselors — Kenneth Howard Roberson, 49, senior vice president, client advisor at Seaside National; wife, Tiffany L. Nagel Roberson. John Davis Amos, 53, engineering director at Siemens; wife, Michelle Evette Wright Amos.

LUBBOCK TEXAS NORTH STAKE: (Sept. 14, 2014) President — Thomas Griff Kimball, 44, associate professor at Texas Tech University; wife, Melissa Richins Kimball. Counselors — Jeffrey Heber Cluff, 43, attorney; wife, Nicole Yardley Cluff. George M. Chappell, 38, president of Southwest Cheese Co.; wife, Holly Marie Malmgren Chappell.

THE WOODLANDS TEXAS STAKE: (Nov. 10, 2014) President — Ernest Kent Richter, 58, human resource manager at ExxonMobil; wife, Jane Ann VanderStek Richter. Counselors — Howard Lloyd Stutz, 53, general manager at Anadarko Petroleum Co.; wife, Lee Ann Trapp Stutz. Alton Craig Sorensen, 48, oil and gas manager at Brenntag; wife, Melanie Graff Sorensen.


CLEARFIELD UTAH NORTH STAKE: (Dec. 7, 2014) President — Hal Daniel Gardner, 45, co-owner of Oil-Well, Inc.; succeeding Grant E. Johnson; wife, Deanna Lyn Hadfield Gardner. Counselors — Douglas Wayne Carter, 50, data operations supervisor with the U.S. Air Force; wife, Pamela Kaye Carpenter Carter. Karl Louis Anderson, 52, vice president of operations at RC Willey; wife, Lesle Pratt Anderson.

DECLO IDAHO STAKE: (Nov. 22, 2014) President — Jeffrey Craig Johnson, 56, farmer; succeeding Gary B. Harper; wife, Jeanette Spencer Johnson. Counselors — Jared Chapman Johnson, 52, dentist; wife, Nanette Beck Johnson. Neil M. Harper, 56, president of River Valley Manufacturing; wife, Laura Dedrickson Harper.

EL CENTRO CALIFORNIA IMPERIAL VALLEY STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President — Keith Robert Smith Sr., 63, teacher; succeeding Jimmie A. Sanders; wife, Lynn Burnette Smith. Counselors — David Lewis Despain, 71, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Sandra B. Bingham Despain. Jacinto Cruz Jiminez, 70, insurance agency owner; wife, Virginia Alicia Borgetti Armenta.

GRAHAM WASHINGTON STAKE: (Nov. 23, 2014) President — Daniel W. Wells, 38, doctor; succeeding John R. Almond; wife, Kirsten Ann Sorensen Wells. Counselors — Neil Bruce Gardner, 63, owner of Gardner Dental Lab; wife, Valerie Richards Gardner. Robert Timothy Jay, 51, chief financial officer at Lee Johnson Auto; wife, Sherri June Latvenas Jay.

GREENVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA EAST STAKE: (Nov. 23, 2014) President —Michael Ray McClellan, 44, succeeding J. Benoit Duquette; wife, Tasi Lynn Dever McClellan. Counselors — David William Coltrin, 40, product marketing senior director at Denny’s Inc.; wife, Lisa Stevens Coltrin. Bryan James Fore, 48, vice president at Fresenius; wife, Terry Lynn Christopher Fore.

KINGWOOD TEXAS STAKE: (Nov. 2, 2014) President — Lars Peter Neilson Jr., 57, vice president of marketing at Harbor America; succeeding Allen L. Paulsen; wife, Michelle Moffat Neilson. Counselors — Steven Vance Goodman, 49, North America energy leader at Egon Zehnder; wife, Leslie Andrea Xanos Goodman. Chin-Yo Lin, 45, professor at the University of Houston; wife, Heidi W. Doust Lin.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA REDROCK STAKE: (Nov. 16, 2014) President — Mitchell Carl McClellan, 53, broker at Southern Highland Realty; succeeding R. Jeffrey Parker; wife, Mary Lou Young McClellan. Counselors — John Thomas Steffan, 53, partner at Hutchison & Steffen; wife, Stephanie Heaton Steffen. Jon Sydney James, 59, podiatric surgeon; wife, Susan Lorraine Erickson James.

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President — Steven M. Rudd, 52, attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; succeeding Mark A. Bragg; wife, Jennifer Lew Fong Rudd. Counselors — Ian Anthony Puente, 40, general counsel at Samuel Goldwyn Films; wife, Melissa Devon Schneider Puente. Nephy Gerardo Nuñez, 50, manager at Alpine Signs; wife, Ismelda Madrid.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Nov. 16, 2014) PResident — Richard Cameron Walker, 62, real estate salesman with ReMax; succeeding Stephen J. Klenk; wife, Patricia Clinger Walker. Counselors — Paul Stephen Modrell, 61, sergeant in Los Angeles Police Department; wife, Lynda Ann Ashmore Modrell. Salvatore Emanuele Palilla, 56, owner of Santoro’s Sub Sandwich; wife, Penny Gay Jones Palilla.

ORLANDO FLORIDA STAKE: (Nov. 9, 2014) President — Robin Ray Smith, 57, manager of business development at AAR Airlift; succeeding Brent R. Holladay; wife, April Rebecca Conner Smith. Counselors — Michael Jason Hawkes, 52, pilot for Southwest Airlines; wife, Cynthia Denise Lodholm Hawkes. Kerry Clyde Tait, 36, insurance agent; wife, Stacy Jensen Tait.

REXBURG IDAHO SOUTH STAKE: (Nov. 23, 2014) President — William Bryan Teuscher, 55, civil engineer; succeeding Randall D. Sutton; wife, Nancy Lyn Clark Teuscher. Counselors — Darrell Selwyn Cheney, 66, insurance salesman; wife, Kathryn Harrop Cheney. Chris Morell Allison, 51, religion instructor at BYU-Idaho; wife, Rachelle DeAnne Barton Allison.

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