LDS Church News

New stake presidents

Published: Monday, May 5 2014 8:54 a.m. MDT

NEW STAKE

A new stake has been created from the Upolu Samoa Aleisa, Upolu Samoa South and Upolu Samoa West stakes. The Upolu Samoa Tafuaupolu Stake, which includes the Faleaseela branch, Fasitootai, Lepale, Safaatoa, Satapuala and Vailuutai wards, was created by Elder O. Vincent Haleck of the Seventy.

UPOLU SAMOA TAFUAUPOLO STAKE: (Jan. 26, 2014) President — Harry Fa’afeu Finau, 39, supervisor at Samoa Service Center; wife, Elizabeth Leiluna Finau. Counselors — Faataui Sio Faleagafulu, 42, cook-chef; wife, Susitina Gasologa Suamili. Mahonri Moriancumer Sio, 34, postal officer; wife, Seepa Sio.

STAKE REORGANIZATIONS

ITABUNA BRAZIL STAKE: (March 9, 2014) President — Matheus Santiago Santos Silva, 36, lawyer at Santiago Consulting; succeeding Valdelson Sousa Santos; wife, Vildes Santana de Sa. Counselors — Flanio Santos Sousa, 36, coordinatior; wife, Vigria A. Sousa Kauu. Edeilton Alves de Jesus, 35, cop; wife, Ana Lucia de Jesus Santos.

PROVO UTAH YSA 14TH STAKE: (March 16, 2014) President — Jay Dean Clark, 67, ophthalmologist; succeeding T. Michael Ford; wife, Patricia Hoge Clark. Counselors — Michael D. Parry, 64, owner/president of Michael Parry Construction; wife, Debra Ruth McMaster Parry. Alan Laird Robins, 56, V.P. of operations at Bullfrog Spas; wife, Wendy Carter Robins.

PROVO UTAH YSA 15TH STAKE: (March 16, 2014) President — Curtis Floyd Swenson, executive director of BYU LDS Philanthropies; succeeding Terry B. Ball; wife, Valerie Pack Swenson. Counselors — Mark Allen Jarman, 58, director of training at the Provo Utah MTC; wife, Sylvia R. Simmons Jarman. Monte Angus Pierce, 58, CEO/owner of the Performance Edge Inc.; wife, Julie Ann Christensen Pierce.

PUERTO MONTT CHILE STAKE: (March 2, 2014) President — Sergio Rodrigo Vargas Barria, 37, manager at Aquachile; succeeding René Orlando Videla Riveros; wife, Andrea Ana Sanchez Maragaño. Counselors — Hernan Eduardo Cortes Jones, 51, works for a family business; wife, Paula Alessandra Alvarado Lagos. Miguel Angel Carcamo Vargas, 34, head of production at Aquachile; wife, Sandy Pamela Vega Benz.

QUEEN CREEK ARIZONA SOUTH STAKE: (March 16, 2014) President — Scott McElhaney, 46, owner of Desert Mobile Transport LLC; succeeding Larry M. Ray; wife, Heidi Marie Orr McElhaney. Counselors — David Worth Cluff, 48, general manager of TMC Landscape; wife, Jennifer Lynne Cluff. Larry Lagree Morris, 59, retired; wife, Darcine Jarvis Morris.

QUILLOTA CHILE STAKE: (Oct. 13, 2013) President — Patricio Eduardo Gómez Turner, 33, property administrator for Copijsud; succeeding Juan Carlos Olivares Rebolledo; wife, Cynthia Corina Cisternas Jimenez. Counselors — Pascual Raimundo Palma Navarro, 60, service pensioner; wife, Ximena Del Carmen Molina Oyarzon. Juvenal Del Tránsito Valencia Mellado, 48, supervisor at G. Ingenieria; wife, Margarita Múnoz Fernandez.

RIGBY IDAHO SOUTH STAKE: (March 23, 2014) President — George Hans Olaveson, 49, veterinarian; succeeding William L. Follett; wife, Rebecca Ann Broulim Olaveson. Counselors — Mark Stephen Bellows, 57, V.P. of Merrill Lynch; wife, Vicky Jene Walker Bellows. Dale Norman Allen, 61, self-owner, Mountain View Management; wife, Mauna Rae Kidd Allen.

SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA NORTH STAKE: (March 9, 2014) President — K. Wess Larson, 59, Sr. Legislative Advocate at CA State University; succeeding Gordon L. Treadway; wife, Marilee Ann Patterson Larson. Counselors — Scott Milton Sharp, 41, special agent with the FBI; wife, Kristina Chabries Sharp. Jonathan Virtucio Froude, 52, financial advisor; wife, Cecilia Andres Froude.