New stake presidencies

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Seventy has created the Salina Cruz Mexico Stake, which includes the Linda Vista, Salina Cruz, San Blas, and Tehuantepec wards, and the Jalapa, Miguelito, and Morro Mazatan branches.

The Valparaiso Oriente Chile Stake, which includes the Casablanca, O'Higgins Alto, O'Higgins, Placilla, Rodelillo, and San Roque wards, has been created by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, also of the Seventy.Elsewhere, stakes were reorganized in Mexico and Chile, and in Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Washington, and Utah.

New stakes

SALINA CRUZ MEXICO STAKE: (Feb. 9, 1995) Created from the Juchitan Mexico and Mexico Oaxaca stakes. President – Jose Ceferino Castillo Cupil, 43, merchant, former mission president's counselor, district president and counselor, district clerk, and branch clerk, married Maria Luisa Morales Parra. Counselors – Adan Serrano Guzman, 37, school teacher, former stake president's counselor, bishop, and branch president, married Idacia Pinon Garcia; Ramon Realivasquez Pinon, 52, diesel mechanic and merchant, former high councilor, district councilor, Young Men president, and branch president, married Crispina Valdiviezo Vasquez.

VALPARAISO ORIENTE CHILE STAKE: (Jan. 22, 1995) Created from the Valparaiso Chile Stake. President – Sergio Ignacio Padovani Torres, 47, employed by Church Educational System, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and stake clerk, married Elizabeth Patricia Iturra Petit. Counselors – Jose Eduardo Torres Ponce, 45, general contractor, former high councilor and bishop, married Aurora Del Carmen Jahnsen Rojas; Richard Roger Spichiger Noack, 26, manager of supermarket, former stake president's counselor, bishop's counselor, Young Men president, and branch president and counselor, married Jacqueline Devas Mercedes Donoso Lopez.

Stake reorganizations

AUGUSTA GEORGIA STAKE: (Feb. 19, 1995) President – Lloyd Almond South, 51, engineering technician for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; succeeding Stephen D. Posey; former stake president's counselor, stake clerk, bishop and counselor, ward clerk, and Young Men president, married Ruby Ann Trubey. Counselors – Richard Cary Tuckfield, 43, manager of applied statistics group for Westinghouse, former high councilor, stake mission president, stake executive secretary, stake Young Men president, and bishop and counselor, married Beth Pearson; Timothy Kermit Tippett, 30, optometrist, former stake president's counselor, bishop's counselor, Young Men president and counselor, and branch president, married Denise Evans.

BOTHELL WASHINGTON STAKE: (Feb. 5, 1995) President – Douglas Reed Clement, 53, president of Fry/Clement Agency; succeeding Mark Harding Barrow; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and executive secretary, married Karen Lynn Frome. Counselors – Timothy Daniel Baxter, 41, chief financial officer and vice president of Overlake Hospital Medical Center, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, executive secretary, and elders quorum president, married LuAnn Meredith; David Homer Longhurst, 37, senior manager for Ernst & Young, former high councilor, stake Young Men president's counselor, bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, and ward Young Men president, married Christine Annette Thrap.

CHICAGO HEIGHTS ILLINOIS STAKE: (Jan. 22, 1995) President – Douglas J. Fredin, 41, self-employed home builder and land developer; succeeding Rodger Carl Lerohl; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and elders quorum president, married Barbara Ellen Zugenbuehler. Counselors – A. Clair Jensen, 48, temple engineer for the Church, former high councilor, bishop, executive secretary, high priests group leader, and elders quorum president, married Josephine Angelina Angel; S. Kent Holt, 43, director of new projects and marketing for CPC International, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, branch president's counselor, and Scoutmaster, married JoLynn Stratton.

ENOCH UTAH STAKE: (Feb. 19, 1995) President – Robert A. Rasmussen, 43, accountant for Five County Association of Governments; succeeding Amos Burnell Hunt; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, and Scoutmaster, married Brenda Joy Stubbs. Counselors – Robert Browning Platt, 38, civil engineer/land surveyor and owner of Platt & Platt, Inc., former high councilor, stake mission president, and bishop's counselor, married Bobbi Jean Worthington; William Howard Thorley, 42, teacher for Iron County School District, former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop's counselor, deacons quorum adviser and Scoutmaster, married Janet Smith.

FARMINGTON NEW MEXICO STAKE: (Feb. 5, 1995) President – Robert C. Rhien, 43, physician; succeeding Major Wallis Graham; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, high priests group leader, ward Young Men president, and Scoutmaster, married Rebecca Ann Taylor. Counselors – Bruce A. Buchanan, 51, owner and president of Buchanan Consultants, Ltd., former high councilor, stake mission president, bishop's counselor, Young Men president and counselor, Sunday School teacher, and Scoutmaster, married Ruth Rasmussen; Dennis P. Culler, 42, United Parcel Service driver, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president, married Diana Walker.

HEBER CITY UTAH EAST STAKE: (Jan. 15, 1995) President – Dean C. Edwards, 47, branch manager for First Security Bank; succeeding Michael "J" Moulton; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, and Scoutmaster, married Lana Argyle. Counselors – William Jay McNaughton, 52, rancher, former high councilor, and bishop, married Georgeann Hickman; Bryan Grant Mahoney, 41, carpenter for BYU, former stake president's counselor, stake seventies president, bishop, Young Men president, Sunday School president, and Scoutmaster, married Deanna Poulter.

JUCHITAN MEXICO STAKE: (Feb. 5, 1995) President – Gerardo Castellanos Alcazar, retained. Counselors – Cipriano Vazquez Guzman, 34, meat and vegetable merchant, former bishop, ward mission leader, and branch president's counselor, married Angela Martinez Lopez; Roman Arenas Ulloa, 34, upholsterer, former district president and counselor, district Young Men president, elders quorum president, and branch president and counselor, married Domitila Vicente Morales.

TACOMA WASHINGTON STAKE: (Feb. 12, 1995) President – James W. Dewey, 51, elementary school principal; succeeding Kent J. Stepan; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president's counselor, bishop, and seminary teacher, married Jane Marie Spence. Counselors – Karl J. Fields, 37, assistant professor at University of Puget Sound, former bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, Young Men president, and teachers quorum adviser, married Melanie Ann Merrill; R. Floyd Rowe, 46, senior technical analyst for Frank Russell Co., former high councilor, bishop and counselor, executive secretary, elders quorum president, and Sunday School teacher, married BeverLee Jean Booher.

VALPARAISO CHILE STAKE: (Jan. 22, 1995) President – Dante Sanguineti Molina, retained. Counselors – Pedro David Ramirez Araya 32, school teacher, former district president's counselor, stake clerk, elders quorum president, and branch president's counselor, married Elizabeth Cecilia Morales Osorio; Mauricio Esteban Lamartine Aguila, 28, administrator for Esval S.A., former stake activities committee, bishop, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Paola Andrea Sanguineti Cordova.