Eight new mission presidents, called by the First Presidency, have been
announced. The new leaders and their wives will begin service about July 1.
Their assignments will be announced later. The new leaders and their wives
Shannon and Lowell Barber
Lowell Coy Barber, 56, Pasco
4th Ward, Pasco Washington Stake; Area Authority Seventy; former stake
president, bishop, counselor in bishopric, seminary teacher and missionary.
Attorney. Born in Tacoma, Wash., to David Keith and Gloria Louise Coy
Barber. Married Shannon Fielding
A Relief Society president, she is a former Primary president and
counselor in Relief Society presidency. Born in Powell, Wyo., to Marion
Orland and Faye Jackson Fielding.
Kenneth Russell Harris
Kenneth and Margrit Harris
, 51, Bear
Canyon Ward, Albuquerque New Mexico Stake; public affairs missionary in the
Philippines Area; former counselor in stake Sunday School presidency, high
councilor, counselor in bishopric and missionary in the North Germany
Hamburg Mission. Partner in private business. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah,
to James Kenneth and Emma Margaret Koller Harris. Married Margrit Lilly Fischbacher
, three children.
A public affairs missionary with her husband, she is a former stake
employment specialist, counselor in Relief Society and Primary presidencies
and missionary in the North Germany Hamburg Mission. Born in Rondebosch,
South Africa, to Ernst and Nelly Hiltpold Fischbacher.
Dean Condie Jensen
Margaret and Dean Jensen
, 57, Las Sendas
Ward, Mesa Arizona Salt River Stake; missionary in the Indonesia Jakarta
Mission; former stake executive secretary and clerk, stake Young Men
president, high councilor and bishop. President of Dean Jensen Construction
Co. Born in Boise, Idaho, to Weldon Tolman and Roma Condie Jensen. Married
Margaret Jean Hoopes
, seven children.
A missionary with her husband in the Indonesia Jakarta Mission, she is a
former counselor in the stake Young Women presidency, stake missionary,
ward Relief Society and Young Women president and gospel doctrine teacher.
Born in Safford, Ariz., to Grover Lamro and Margaret Elaine Russell
Ralph Joseph Marsh
Ralph and Judith Marsh
, 66, Bonneville 1st
Ward, Salt Lake Bonneville Stake; counselor in bishopric; former stake
Sunday School president, high councilor, Aaronic Priesthood adviser, gospel
doctrine teacher and missionary in the Swedish mission. Attorney. Born in
Salt Lake City, Utah, to Marion Thirl and Mary LaNore Elggren Marsh.
Married Judith Backman
, seven children.
A Relief Society teacher, she is a former Young Women president,
counselor in Relief Society presidency, Lambda Delta Sigma assistant area
adviser and Church Service missionary. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to
Robert LeGrand and Virginia Pickett Backman.
Paul Bowen Pieper
Melissa and Paul Pieper
, 46, Europe East
Area; branch president; former counselor in stake presidency, counselor in
stake Young Men presidency, high councilor, Primary teacher and missionary
in the Mexico Monterrey Mission. International development consultant. Born
in Pocatello, Idaho, to Dee Meyers and Norma Bowen Pieper. Married Melissa Tuttle
, six children.
A counselor in the ward Primary presidency, she is a former counselor in
the stake Primary presidency, Relief Society and Young Women president.
Born in Provo, Utah, to Albert Theodore and Marne Whitaker Tuttle.
Richard Farrell Raymond
Nancy and Richard Raymond
, 65, Edgewood
Ward, Mesa Arizona Kimball East Stake; stake president; former stake Young
Men president, high councilor, bishop, high priests group leader and Sunday
School teacher. Partner in an insurance firm. Born in Alhambra, Calif., to
William Goodwin Jr. and Bertha May Gerrard Raymond. Married Nancy Kleven
, 10 children.
A stake humanitarian leader, she is a former counselor in Relief Society
presidency, Young Women adviser and nursery leader. Born in Salt Lake City,
Utah, to Cornelius Adolf and Hilda Evelyn Larson Kleven.
Brent LaMar Top
Brent and Wendy Top
, 50, Battle Creek 9th
Ward, Pleasant Grove Utah East Stake; high councilor; former counselor in
stake presidency, bishop, high priests group leader and missionary in the
Denmark Copenhagen Mission. Professor of Church history and doctrine at
BYU. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Norman and Alta Mary Cleverley Top.
Married Wendy Lee Cope
, four children.
A Sunday School teacher, she is a former Relief Society and Primary
president, counselor in Young Women presidency and seminary teacher. Born
in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Ralph Palmer Jr. and Rhea Heileson Cope.
Glenn Fred Yost Jr.
Susan and G. Fred Yost
, 56, Bancroft 1st
Ward, Grace Idaho Stake; missionary in the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission
former stake president, stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop
and elders quorum president. Certified public accountant. Born in Soda
Springs, Idaho, to Glenn Fred and Frances Carter Yost. Married Susan Cosper
, five children.
A missionary with her husband in the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission,
she is a former stake Primary president and counselor in Young Women
presidency, Relief Society and Young Women president and Sunday School
teacher. Born in Whitefish, Mont., to John Coston and Melva Butler Cosper.