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New stake presidents

Published: Saturday, Aug. 23 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, Aug. 22 2014 12:10 p.m. MDT

Stake Reorganizations

AREQUIPA PERU HUNTER STAKE: (June 15, 2014) President — Wilber Molero Soto, 30, succeeding Luis A. Tejada Chacon; public official for the District Municipality Uchumayo; wife, Brenda Juana Ramirez Flores. Counselors — Javier Julio Velarde Aragon, 52, plant supervisor; wife, Gina Jesus Alvarez Salazar. Efrain Edgardo Manchego Quispe, 43, quality control supervisor; wife, Letty Virginia Navarro Huancollo.

CENTRALIA WASHINGTON STAKE: (Aug. 10, 2014) President — Kenneth Don Smith, 64, retired; succeeding Norman E. Hansen; wife, Julie Ann Garvin Smith. Counselors — Joseph Simmons Alexander IV, 48, pharmaceutical salesman; wife, Holly Christine Van Quill Alexander. Viliami Pulu Hafoka, 46, sales associate at Water Doctor; wife, Brenda L. Dodge Hafoka.

COLON PANAMA STAKE: (May 10, 2014) President — Edgar Alberto Munoz Chavarria, 31, teacher at the Caribbean International School; wife, Yamileth Guadalupe Galvez Jaramillo. Counselors — Arturo Prendas Medina, 43, pipe fitter; wife, Jacinta Garzon Rodriguez. Arnaldo Alvaro Hernandez, 37, physical education professor with the Ministry of Education; wife, Yodalisa Paola Burgos Andreve.

CUAUTLA MEXICO ZAPATA STAKE: (July 27, 2014) President — Mauro Anaya Carranza, 42, merchant/business owner; succeeding Jose G. Zamora Portugal; wife, Maria de los Angeles Gomez Malacate. Counselors — Juan Martinez Ramirez, 57, sales representative; wife, Frine Arlene Diaz Cardoso. Jorge Antonio Perez Chavez, 42, auditor; wife, Ana Bertha Chavez Galicia.

KINGSLAND GEORGIA STAKE: (Aug. 10, 2014) President — Thorsten Bruce Bartling, 42, IT project manager with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; succeeding Mark D. McDonald; wife, Carli Meredith Isaacson Bartling. Counselors — David A. Heuett, 60, dentist; wife, Martha Diane Hill Heuett. Scott Eugene Mathis, 51, nurse practitioner; wife, Beverly Anne Wallcon Mathis.

LA PAZ BOLIVIA MIRAFLORES STAKE: (June 29, 2014) President — Yuri Guillen Henry, 53, crewmember with St. Kitts Mining; succeeding Javier Vasquez Luna; wife, Vanda Regina Da Silva. Counselors — Luis Bernardo Gonzalez Ramas, 46, institute director for the Church; wife, Marlene Alba Rodriguez. David Armando Mercado Montano, 56, photography correspondent for REUTERS; wife, Ada Norah Gonzalez Cardenas.