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Church Calls 18 New Stake Presidents

From Brazil to Utah and Hawaii to Peru, the Church has called 18 new stake presidents to serve in stakes around the world. 

Cuiabá Brazil Stake

(March 5, 2017) President — Francis Demetrius Mensch Da Silva, 32, financial administrator; succeeding Francisco Werner Kleim Moreira; wife, Regiane de Oliveira. Counselors — Wagner Pereira, 53, director, W. Pereira Accounting; wife, Rosana Moreira Andrade. Márcio Ojeda Torrilhas, 41, project overseer, MT Construction; wife, Edineida Andreia da Silva Torrilhas.

Cuiabá Brazil Industriário Stake

(March 12, 2017) President — Giovani Jesus de Carvalho, 32, business owner; succeeding Ivanecir da Silva Barboza; wife, Milene Gabriela Winck de Carvalho. Counselors — Devlin Ricardo da Silva Bezerra, 32, partner, Conrisa; wife, Karoline Fernandes Barbosa Bezerra. Paulo Roberto de Sousa Freitas Filho, 35, professor; wife, Elaine Lira Nascimento Freitas.

Delta Utah West Stake 

(Feb. 19, 2017) President — Fred W Tasker, 63, training technician, IPSC; succeeding Theodore R. Rempp; wife, Nancy Jo Throckmorton Tasker. Counselors — Daniel M Johnson, 63, farmer; wife, Lori Mae Cooley Johnson. Kevin Don Morris, 60, maintenance supervisor, Millard County; wife, Katherine Elizabeth Dafoe Morris.

Houston Texas Bear Creek Stake 

(Feb. 26, 2017) President — Scott H. Welch, 54, attorney; succeeding John W. Allen; wife, Laura Jean Lyon Welch. Counselors — David Ray Hansen, 66, senior vice president and chief administration officer, Westlake Chemical Corp.; wife, R. Lisa Lawrence Hansen. Michael Earl Dailey, 43, vice president and general counsel, Air Liquide; wife, Leah Vail Dailey.

Ivins Utah Stake

(Feb. 19, 2017) President — Kevin Martin Smith, 49, CEO, Tuacahn Center for the Arts; succeeding Daniel S. Robinson; wife, Rebecca Savage Smith. Counselors — Brett Trenton Muse, 51, physician; wife, Diane Wolfe Muse. Dennis Smith Mehr, 45, healthcare administrator, IHC Health Services; wife, Stacie Jo Harker Mehr.

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