New stake presidents

Two new stakes have been created in Arizona and Idaho.

The Gilbert Arizona Higley Stake, which includes the Ashley Heights, Bella Vista, Chaparral, Fairview, Gateway, Higley and Summerfield wards, has been created by Elder W. Rolfe Kerr of the Seventy.

The Nampa Idaho North Stake, which includes the Nampa 1st, 3rd, 13th, 16th, 21st, 23rd and 29th (young single adult) wards, and the Nampa 14th (Spanish) Branch, has been created by Elder G. Steven Laney, Area Authority Seventy.

New Stake Presidents

GILBERT ARIZONA HIGLEY STAKE: (Oct. 31, 2004) Created from the Gilbert Arizona San Tan Stake and the Gilbert Arizona Greenfield Stake. President — Mark Dee Pugmire, 53, president of Highland Homes; wife, Laurel Wells Pugmire. Counselors — Roy Arthur Daniel, 48, self-employed; wife, Deanna Cope Daniel. Aaron Rodney Bradshaw, 52, self-employed contractor; wife, Donna Mae Barnett Bradshaw.

NAMPA IDAHO NORTH STAKE: (Nov. 7, 2004) Created from the Nampa Idaho Stake, Nampa Idaho East Stake and Nampa Idaho South Stake. President — Robert Allen Buchanan, 39, facilities manager for the Church; wife, Stephanie Thurston Buchanan. Counselors — Charles Leon Garner, 52, lobbyist for the Idaho Farm Bureau; wife, Christy Jo Hess Garner. Michael Bert Jensen, 48, in information technology process management at Albertson's; wife, Kit Denise Nickel Jensen.

Stake Reorganizations

GILBERT ARIZONA SAN TAN STAKE: (Oct. 31, 2004) President — Matthew Lamont Riggs, 38, attorney; succeeding Mark Dee Pugmire; wife, Dawna Rae South Riggs. Counselors — Don Mark Ballif, 48, information technology consultant; wife, Jill Haslam Ballif. James Edward Hauserman, 57, field tech manager for the Church; wife, Pamela Ann Rytkonen Hauserman.

MERIDIAN IDAHO NORTH STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President — Blake Ranck Alder, 45, managing director of Outlook Capital; succeeding Ronald Lee Clark; wife, Sheryl Ann Smith Alder. Counselors — Daniel Ray Cambron, 42, senior software engineer at Micron Technology; wife, Kirsten Smith Cambron. Steven H. Cannariato, 49, commercial real estate broker; wife, Dawn Rae Sproul Cannariato.

SAN FERNANDO CALIFORNIA (SPANISH) STAKE: (Oct. 31, 2004) President — Melvin Freddy Gomez, 45, firstline manager at IBM/Candle; succeeding Gustavo Giuria; wife, Marisol Urbina Gomez. Counselors — Jack Allen Bair, 56, account executive at Sander A. Kessler & Assoc.; wife, Elia Gallegos Bair. Luis Alonso Alas, 51, foreman at IEC; wife, Elba Cristina Melgar de Alas.

SAN NICOLAS ARGENTINA STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President — Roberto Mario Buron, 47, contractor for the Church; succeeding Ovidio Alberto Buron; wife, Dora Mercedes Cejas Buron. Counselors — Enrique Roberto Knudsen, 52, supervisor at SIDERAR; wife, Patricia del Carmen Falcon Knudsen. Juan Carlos Pons Yaez, 44, building foreman at Consorcio Rio; wife, Lidia Concepcion Rosales de Pons.

SAO JOAO DA BOA VISTA BRAZIL STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President — Alexandre Barbosa Nogueira, 28, consultant; succeeding Izaias Pivato Nogueira; wife, Giuliana Donaire Nogueira. Counselors — Lourival da Costa Araujo de Melo, 45; wife, Gilda Vieira da Costa Melo. Victor Manuel Afonso Seixas, 35, artisan apprentice; wife, Danielle Cristian Claudiano Seixas.

SEOUL KOREA STAKE: (Oct. 17, 2004) President — Dong Chol Beh, 42, director of IAC (eBay Korea); succeeding Oh Hee Keun; wife, Soon-Byung Park Beh. Counselors — Jeong Hun Heo, 47, patent examiner; wife, You Mi Lee Heo. Sung Ho Pak, 40, general manager at Hansol Eme; wife, Heui Soon Chung Pak.

SIOUX CITY IOWA STAKE: (Oct. 24, 2004) President — David Norman Faldmo, 39, physician assistant; succeeding Byron Jess Moulton; wife, Robin Hurst Faldmo. Counselors — Randolph Eugene Campbell, 43, computer science professor; wife, Mary Alice Salmon Campbell. Keith Moss Longhurst, 45, plant engineer at Interbake Foods; wife, Lynne Anne Rutter Longhurst.

SOROCABA BRAZIL TRUJILLO STAKE: (Oct. 17, 2004) President — Elizir Fernando Rocha, 33; succeeding Valdimir Fernandes Tasso; wife, Monica de Carvalho Rocha. Counselors — Wagner Toassa, 53, construction director; wife, Celia Arruda Pereira Toassa. Irineu Espelho Prado Jr., 32, business owner; wife, Daniela Espelho Correia Prado.

SYRACUSE UTAH WEST STAKE: (Oct. 31, 2004) President — Mark Allen Adams, 37, area sales manager; succeeding David Lawrence Cook Jr.; wife, Lee Anne Alexander Adams. Counselors — Jon Wayne Jepperson, 58, supervisory attorney; wife, Nancy Joan Barnard Jepperson. Dennis Sheridan Johnson, 51, electrical estimator; wife, Tancy Gay Hayes Johnson.

WASHINGTON TERRACE UTAH WEST STAKE: (Oct. 10, 2004) President — Jeff Montgomery Stephens, 44, assistant superintendent of Weber School District; succeeding Douglas Richey Hurst; wife, Leila Jean Nelson Stephens. Counselors — Jeffrey Lawrence Stimpson, 50, vice president of Browning; wife, Rebecca Ann Hunsaker Stimpson. John Herron Giles, 61, retired; wife, Sharon Louise Auble Giles.