New stake presidencies

Two new stakes have been created in Alberta, Canada, and in Utah.

The Edmonton Alberta North Stake, which includes the Barrhead, Castle Downs, Clareview, Fort McMurray, Londonderry, Mission Hill and Sturgeon wards and Athabasca, Edmonton 9th (Spanish), Lac La Biche, Slave Lake and St. Paul branches, has been created by Elder Dennis E. Simmons of the Seventy.

The Salt Lake Utah South (Tongan) Stake, which includes the Bennion 5th, Kearns 9th, Orem 8th, South Jordan 10th, Sunset 12th and Taylorsville 6th wards, has been created by Elder John H. Groberg of the Seventy.

Elsewhere stakes have been reorganized in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines, and in Oregon and Utah.



(Sept. 9, 2001) Created from the Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon, Edmonton Alberta Millwoods and Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Stakes. President — Brent A. Purnell, 38, self-employed engineer; wife, Lena Marie Murphy Purnell. Counselors — J. Robert Van Bruggen, 47, self-employed rancher and businessman; wife, Frances Jean McCelland Van Bruggen. John K. Nelson, 38, senior structural engineer for Bantrel; wife, Katherine Joyce Burnham Nelson.

SALT LAKE UTAH SOUTH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) Created from the Salt Lake Utah (Tongan) Stake. President — Molitika Paongo Va'ivaka, 45, assistant professor at Salt Lake Community College and math teacher at Utah Valley State College; wife, 'Atu K Mataele Va'ivaka. Counselors — Semisi Folau Makai, 50, self-employed with Makai Contractor; wife, Cindy C. Carr Makai. Sione Ui Schaumkel, 43, personnel worker for Printing Center; wife, Kati Koula Taufa Schaumkel.



(Sept. 16, 2001) President — R. David McMillan, 41, compensation director for the Church; succeeding J. Roger Fluhman; wife, Brenda White McMillan. Counselors — Read Robert Hellewell, 52, attorney and partner of Kirton & McConkie; wife, Gloria Karole Huggins Hellewell. David Harold Robbins, 52, product manager for Enterasys Networks; wife, Barbara Lane Graves Robbins.


(Sept. 16, 2001) President — Jack Daniel Nelson Payne, 44, owner of Classic Landscapes Ltd.; succeeding Don R. Sommerfeldt; wife, Barbara Jane Wilde Payne. Counselors — Steven Kent Patterson, 41, dentist for SK Patterson Professional Corp. and director of continuing dental education for University of Alberta; wife, Shirley Ann Cunningham Patterson. Douglas Murray Stringham, 46, dentist; wife, Kathryn Jean Wilson Stringham.

MEXICO CITY MEXICO ZARAHEMLA STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) President — Moroni Soriano A., 39, self-employed administrative manager; succeeding Guillermo Torres Saunders; wife, Ruth Martinez V. de Soriano. Counselors — Abel Ruiz V., 41, human resource manager for Church Educational System; wife, Rocio Angel B. de Ruiz. Alvaro Serrato de la O, 39, teacher; wife, Claudia Esther Gosian M. de Serrato.

MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President — Bradley C. Miller, 55, LDS Family Services director for Church area office; succeeding Alan B. Olson; wife, Nancy Diana Allen Miller. Counselors — Steven C. Diaczun, 45, general manager for Real Estate News; wife, Penny Kathryn Welyki Diaczun. J. Roger St. Germain, 59, executive vice president and chief operations officer for TMI Learnix; wife, Nancy Anne Denison St. Germain.

NOVALICHES PHILIPPINES STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) President — George J. Tobias, 43, project manager for Church area office; succeeding Nicodemus G. Reyes; wife, Helen Asturias Langrio Tobias. Counselors — Edmund C. Silos, 46, sales engineer for Goteco Marketing Inc.; wife, Juanita Balonzo Alvarado Silos. Emmanuel Q. Reyes, 37, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Gloria Naredo Jornacion Reyes.

RECIFE BRAZIL STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President — Herbert Otto Homolka, 43, Auditor for Caixa Federal Economics; succeeding Francisco Deocles NunesGranja; wife, Sonia Pereira P. Homolka. Counselors — Antonio Jose Mendonca, 58, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Yone Guarany Mendonca. Jose Roberto Vazi, 37, coordinator for Church area office; wife, Edilene Pines de Godoy Vazi.

ROOSEVELT UTAH STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President — Jason A. Willard, 32, seminary principal for Church Educational System; succeeding David R. Labrum; wife, Kimberly Lynn Herd Willard. Counselors — Daniel E. Crozier, 47, self-employed contractor and rancher; wife, Jodie Lynn Nelson Crozier. Loyal Kaye Summers, 49, assistant principal for Duchesne School District; wife, Julie Marie Patterson Summers.

SALT LAKE UTAH (TONGAN) STAKE: (Sept. 9, 2001) President — Semisi Havea Pau'u, 52, customer service for Delta Airlines; succeeding Molitika Paongo Va'ivaka; wife, Sela Tapu'osi Talakai Pau'u. Counselors — Siosiua Po'oi Kioa, 50, owner of SQS; wife, Sanilaita Latu Kioa. Atieli Hafoka, 49, self-employed landscape contractor; wife, Monalisa S. Hafoka.

TOKYO JAPAN EAST STAKE: (Sept. 16, 2001) President — Yoshikazu Yokoyama, 55, president of US Company Gen Rad Inc.; succeeding Tasuke Hosoya; wife, Haruko Okawa Yokoyama. Counselors — Yoshiaki Isa, 49, institute director for Church Educational System; wife, Reiko Yumoto Isa. Hiroya Tabuchi, 40, president of D. C. Group Inc.; wife, Tomiko Kudo Tabuchi.