Five new stakes have been created in Chile, Japan, and Philippines, and in Utah.
The Andalien Chile Baquedano Stake, which includes the Camilo Henriquez, Chillancito, Collao, Treinta De Octubre, and Villa Nonguen wards, and the Cabrero Branch, has been created by Elder Dallas N. Archibald of the Seventy.The Gapan Philippines Stake, which includes the Cabiao, Gapan 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and San Miguel wards, and the Jaen, San Ildefonso, and Santo Cristo branches, has been created by Elder Sheldon F. Child of the Seventy.
The San Jose Philippines Stake, which includes the Lupao, Rizal 1st and 2nd, and San Jose 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards, has been created by Elder Duane B. Gerrard of the Seventy.
The Yokohama Japan South Stake, which includes the Asahi, Kamakura, Kamiooka, Hodogaya, and Totsuka wards, and the Yokosuka branch, has been created by Elder Rex D. Pinegar of the Seventy.
The West Jordan Utah Copper Hills Stake, which includes the Copper Hills 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th wards, and Copper Hills 3rd Branch has been created by Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy.
Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Chile, Japan, and Philippines, and in Oregon and Utah.
ANDALIEN CHILE BAQUEDANO STAKE: (May 17, 1998) Created from the Andalien Chile Stake. President – Hernan D. Ferreira P., 30, manager of Segundo Ferreira; wife, Jacqueline Elizabeth Del Pino C. de Ferreira. Counselors – Jaime Puchi C., 45, maintenance supervisor for Church area office; wife, Laura Dora Alvarez J. de Puchi. Hernan Elisardo Benavides H., 37, self-employed contractor; wife, Viviana Lissolettz Ferrada E. de Benavides.
GAPAN PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 17, 1998) Created from the Gapan Philippines District. President – Roger Young Salvador, 32, owner and manager of own business; wife, Leni Bermai Terano Salvador. Counselors – Marcelino Aquino Delara, 39, driver; wife, Cristina Bernardo Natividad Delara. Jaime Rio Gabriel, 48, businessman; wife, Laura Del Rosario Cagayanan Gabriel.
SAN JOSE PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 10, 1998) Created from the San Jose Philippines District. President – Gavino Penales Apao Jr., 36, maintenance supervisor for Church area office; wife, Consolacion Milagros Cuenta Gabuat Apao. Counselors – Romeo Almeron Campos, 32, government teacher; wife, Olivia Pante Salamanca Campos. Danilo Mangaser Armadillo, 34, sales consultant for E. Excel International and part-time custodian; wife, Cynthia Salamanca Pante Armadillo.
YOKOHAMA JAPAN SOUTH STAKE: (April 26, 1998) Created from the Yokohama Japan Stake. President – Seiji Saijo, 51, acupuncturator and physician; wife, Mariko Suzuki Saijo. Counselors – Yuji Noda, 47, works in overseas design and sales for Narasaki Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.; wife, Kazuko Nakamura Noda. Kenichi Sagara, 61, self-employed; wife, Mayumi Mizumura Sagara.
WEST JORDAN UTAH COPPER HILLS STAKE: (June 7, 1998) Created from the West Jordan Utah Welby Stake. President – David Russell Murray, 44, partner in Ideal Homes & Development and owner of David R. Murray Construction Co.; wife, Karen Mae Lisonbee Murray. Counselors – Douglas Keith Davies, 40, director of software engineering for Artel Video Systems Inc.; wife, Barbara Sue Kimber Davies. Craig E. Judd, 36, assistant controller for Zero Corporation; wife, Denise Lamoreaux Judd.
ANDALIEN CHILE STAKE: (May 17, 1998) President – Juan Armando Urra Gomez, retained. Counselors – Oscar N. Torres Yanez, retained. Ricardo Silva M., 43, self-employed contractor; wife, Ana Maria Campos B. de Silva.
BEAVERTON OREGON STAKE: (June 7, 1998) President – Myron Glenn Child, 58, vice president of operations for Columbia Management; succeeding Robert Lee Fulkerson; wife, Gearldine Margarette Tribe Child. Counselors – Don Marshall Goodrich, retained. John Allan Chambers, retained.
COYHAIQUE CHILE STAKE: (June 14, 1998) President – Hugo Segundo Gomez G., 34, head of city planning and beautification for city of Coyhaique; succeeding Federico Sanchez Guaitiao; wife, Mariela Cecilia Bravo F. de Gomez. Counselors – Pierre Alex Batarce L., 38, military officer; wife, Blanca Correa C. de Batarce. Wilson Vargas E., 39, custodian with Church area office; wife, Maria Isabel Bello C. de Vargas.
MAKATI PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 24, 1998) President – Raul Edgardo A. Vicencio, 40, general manager; succeeding Julio Gacha Gaviloa; wife, Teodora Collado Vicencio. Counselors – Manuel C. Papa, 52, self-employed general manager,; wife, Josefina C. Sajulga Papa. Archimedes Gonzales Cortez, 28, legislative staff officer for the Philippines Senate; wife, Anita Remegio Tingson Cortez.
WEST JORDAN UTAH WELBY STAKE: (June 7, 1998) President – Melvin Leo Gardner, 49, human resource manager for Meetinghouse Facilities; succeeding Andrew M. Allison; wife, Marelle Denise Miner Gardner. Counselors – Dan Lee Dahlgren, 49, city manager for city of West Jordan; wife, Brenda Lou Berrett Dahlgren. Kim "L" Jensen, 53, senior vice president of customer service for First Security Bank; wife, Patsy Raye Hall Jensen.
YOKOHAMA JAPAN STAKE: (April 26, 1998) President – Dai Endou, retained. Counselors – Toshio Miyauchi, retained. Mitsuyasu Taguchi, 53, advisor for Nisseki Fudosan; wife, Hitomi Nakasono Taguchi.