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New stake presidents

Published: Saturday, July 19 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT

STAKE REORGANIZATIONS

ABIDJAN IVORY COAST NORTH STAKE: (June 1, 2014) President —Tonga Jean Claude Sai, 40, ship planner manager; succeeding Marcel Guei; wife, Dorothee Tonga Sai Gnorba. Counselors — Koffi Guillaume N’guessan, 41, agent tech; wife, Elise Tah. Arséne Sylvain Meyibo, 30, head of studies; wife, Kouakou Ahou Eloise Karamoko.

ALPHAVILLE BRAZIL STAKE: (June 8, 2014) President — Acelino Jose Alves, 55, landscaper; succeeding Paulo C. Amorim; wife, Maria de Soledad Conceição Alves. Counselors — Elzimar Gouvêa Albuquerque, 40, general commercial director at Abril Educacao; wife, Anna Rebeca Ampie Albuquerque. Alcides Castro de Souza, 32, supply analyst at Azul Brazilian Airlines; wife, Luana Paula Villant Farias de Souza.

BARRANQUILLA COLOMBIA EL CARMEN STAKE: (May 24, 2014) President — Yeeri Zhivago Giltoro, 45, security manager; succeeding Marco Fidel Sierra Lora; wife, Myriam Miranda Romero. Counselors — Rafael Antonio Banos Barrios, 51, administrator; wife, Feliciana Ester Del Duca Osorio. Luis Enrique Jimenez López, 39, operation and maintenance engineer; wife, Lisis Maria Bonett Arrietta.

BENNION UTAH STAKE: (June 15, 2014) President — Chad Brett Stewart, 38, Director of Marketing at Alpha Graphics, Inc.; succeeding Alan D. Rindlisbacher; wife, Jennifer Anne Weed Stewart. Counselors — David James Despain, 55, software developer for the Church; wife, Christine Ensign Despain. Brent Cardon Calder, 58, database administrator at the Church; wife, Ann Collard Calder.

BRASILIA BRAZIL NORTH STAKE: (June 1, 2014) President — Christian Philip Klein, 39, proprietor at Klein Idiomas; succeeding Alexandre Machado Vasconcelos; wife, Veronica Burman da Silva Klein. Counselors — Mosiah de Caldas Torgan, 28, lawyer; wife, Thaisa Silva de Lima Torgan. Wendel de Jesus Luz, 37, director at Subway; wife, Girleide Suarez Luz.

CARDIFF WALES STAKE: (May 11, 2014) President — Jared Somerville, 33, senior research engineer; succeeding Andrew R. Dearden; wife, Amy Cheryl Slade Somerville. Counselors — David Byron Jones, 50, self-employed; wife, Tracey Ann Maria Hall Jones. Jason David Spragg, 47, account executive at Global Forwarding; wife, Jennifer Patricia Herbert Spragg.

CHESAPEAKE VIRGINIA STAKE: (June 15, 2014) President — Stuart Sloat Barton, 55, senior principal analyst at General Dynamics; succeeding Michael M. Dudley; wife, Anne Marie Jones Sloat. Counselors — Ronald Rex Bennion, 58, owner of Always Best Care Senior Services; wife, Debra Jean Weekes Bennion. Jeffrey Don Jacobson, 57, dentist; wife, Anne Christensen Jacobson.