Two new stakes have been created.
Merida Mexico Chuburna Stake, which includes the Komchem and Progreso branches, and the Arboledas, Churburna, Francisco de Montejo, Pensiones, and Tanlum wards, has been created by Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Seventy.
St. George Utah Little Valley Stake, which includes the Little Valley 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and the Quail Valley wards, has been created by Elder Steven E. Snow of the Seventy.
New stake presidents
MERIDA MEXICO CHUBURNA STAKE: (Sept. 18, 2005) Created from the Merida Mexico Itzimna Stake. President Armando Carreon R., 37, CES employee; wife, Maria Monica Romero R. de Carreon. Counselors — Oscar Morales T., 40, self-employed; wife, Genny del S. Gonzalez R. de Morales. Candelario Fabian Fernandes E., 37, department director; wife, Sandra Careli Bojorquez C. de Fernandes.
ST. GEORGE UTAH LITTLE VALLEY STAKE: (Aug. 28, 2005) Created from the St. George Utah Washington Fields Stake. President Marshall Rowley Topham, 58, assistant superintendent at Washington County School District; wife, Nancy Ann Schmid Topham. Counselors — Jeffry Reed Ricks, 48, optometric physician; wife, Linda Kae Walker Ricks. Roger R. Davies, 51, dentist; wife, Sydne Stott Davies.
ALEGRETE BRAZIL STAKE: (June 05, 2005) President — Carlos Alberto da Silveira, 37, commercial sales representative; succeeding Fernando Dorneles Fonseca; wife, Rosa Am51; Elton Remelin Soares, 47, accountant; wife, Maria Beatriz Marques Soares. Ataliba do Prado Andrade, 34, administrative assistant; wife, Jussara Beatriz Lopez Gomes Andrade.
BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA STAKE: (Oct. 16, 2005) President — Danny Wade Frakes, 46, vice president of finances; succeeding Richard Arthur Adsero; wife, Kippy Lynn Dewey Frakes. Counselors — Guy Richard Schiessl, 48, division manager; wife, Karen Elizabeth Swanson Schiessl. Rhoderic Charles Greenhalgh, 43, contact center director; wife, Shannon Lynne Nelson Greenhalgh.
DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA STAKE: (Oct. 23, 2005) President — Laurin Walter Milton, 51, building contractor; succeeding Kerry Lamont Lee; wife, Melinda Jeanne Parish Milton. Counselors — Gary Ehpraim Hatch, 58, research toxicologist; wife, Gennis Gayle Collette Hatch. Keneth Mark Mullen, 45, assistant vice president of business and finances; wife, Lee Ann Pratt Mullen.
GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR PROSPERINA STAKE: (Sept. 18, 2005) President — Manuel Emerson Rodriguez C., 30, salesman; succeeding Joe Luis Vera Pispira; wife, Jazmin Mabel Laborde F. de Rodriguez. Counselors — Jorge Alberto Roman E., 37, electronic technician; wife, Gloria Goconda Canales T. de Roman. Fausto Ricardo Ramirez P., 34, inventory clerk; wife, Ketty Liliam Therghan T. de Ramirez.
KANAB UTAH KAIBAB STAKE: (Oct. 9, 2005) President — Matthew Marlin Brown, 47, self-employed; succeeding Fred Kirk Heaton; wife, Julie Anne Hatch Brown. Counselors — Glen Ray Grygla, 65, medical social worker; wife, Carolyn Heaton Grygla. Darin Dale Ott, 37, physician; wife, Rebecca Lyn Humphries Ott.
KLAMATH FALLS OREGON STAKE: (Oct. 9, 2005) President — Paul Riggs Stewart, 49, president and CEO of Merle West Medical Center; succeeding John Charles Voelkel; wife, Suzanne Jensen Stewart. Counselors — William Charles Guest III, 47, business president and CEO of Cascade Comprehensive Care; wife, Sue Petersen Guest. Brock Russell Stoner, 35, college professor at Oregon Institute of Technology; wife, Julie Rae McGee Stoner.
MAYAGUEZ PUERTO RICO STAKE: (Oct. 9, 2005) President — Sergio Fraticelli V., 31, police agent for the Puerto Rico Police Department; succeeding Ramon Antonio Rivera; wife, Yamile Padro N. de Fraticelli. Counselors — Melvin Omar Morales V., 27, internal security at the Aguadilla Airport; wife, Nara Soto B. de Morales. Alfredo Velez D., 42, owner of Website Development; wife, Iliana Rubalcava F. de Velez.