New mission presidents
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Fourteen new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
Thomas Gary Anderson, 57, and Pamela Leatham Smith Anderson, three children, Hyrum 1st Ward, Hyrum Utah North Stake: Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. Brother Anderson is a former stake president, stake Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission. Vice president of global development, Biotix, Inc. Born in Logan, Utah, to Thomas Farrell and Mary Gloria Petersen Anderson.
Sister Anderson is a former counselor in stake and ward Relief Society presidencies, ward Young Women president, counselor in ward Young Women and Primary presidencies and Sunday School teacher. Born in Logan, Utah, to John William and Evelyn Leatham Smith.
John F. Curtiss, 67, and Beatriz Arce Curtiss, three children, Fraijanes Guatemela Ward, Guatemala Ciudad Stake: Guatemala Cobán Mission. Brother Curtiss is an area executive secretary and missionary, and former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, Sunday School teacher and area welfare specialist. Retired civil engineering program manager with CH2M HILL in domestic and international assignments. Born in Baltimore, Md., to Foster Smith Curtiss and Beulah Hembrook.
Sister Curtiss serves as a missionary and secretary to an area presidency, and is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency, ward and branch Relief Society president, counselor in a ward and branch Relief Society presidency, Sunday School teacher, seminary teacher, activities committee chairman, Relief Society and Primary teacher. Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to Enrique Arce and Graciela Barillas.
John Christian Eberhardt, 65, and Sandra Jo Dedekind Eberhardt, four sons, Northridge Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake: Utah Salt Lake City East Mission. Brother Eberhardt is a high priests group leader and former high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men president and gospel doctrine teacher. Former CEO, Redman Van and Storage. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Fredrick and Margaret Rosella Smith Eberhardt.
Sister Eberhardt is a Young Women adviser and former Young Women general board member, stake Young Women president and counselor, ward Young Women and Relief Society president. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kenneth Louis and Helen Darlene Christensen Dedekind.
Andrew Earl Egbert, 46, and Salli Kae Kane Egbert, three children, Quail Ridge Ward, Washington Utah Buena Vista Stake: México Pachuca Mission. Brother Egbert is a stake president and former elders quorum president and counselor, ward mission leader and missionary in the Colombia Cali Mission. Captain, Southwest Airlines, and co-founder/CEO of Homestretch Geothermal. Born in Elko, Nev., to Farnes G and Delores Elizabeth Egbert.
Sister Egbert serves as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, Relief Society enrichment leader, Primary nursery leader and Cub Scout leader. Born in Elko, Nev., to William Thomas and Marie Kane.
Nolan Dee Gerber, 58, and Beverly Jean Pyper Gerber, seven children, Mountain View 3rd Ward, West Jordan Utah Mountain View Stake: Michigan Detroit Mission. Brother Gerber is a gospel doctrine teacher and former bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake Young Men president and missionary in the Canada Vancouver Mission. Institute instructor, Church Educational System. Born in Logan, Utah, to Rulon Joseph and Betty Lou Haltiner Gerber.
Sister Gerber, a counselor in a stake Primary presidency, is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, Relief Society teacher and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Ernest George and Blanche Ethel Talbot Pyper.
Dale Bruce Kirkham Jr., 59, and Jill Hoggan Kirkham, four children, Highland 2nd Ward, Pocatello Idaho Highland Stake: México Cancún Mission. Brother Kirkham, a counselor in a mission presidency, is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, Scoutmaster, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Mexico North Mission. Commercial real estate developer. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Dale Bruce and Bodell Smith Kirkham.
Sister Kirkham, a Church-service missionary, is a former stake Young Women and Primary president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president and CES missionary/institute teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Glen Allen and Le Rae Christensen Hoggan.
Daniel Edward Lattin, 62, and Christine Lence Lattin, five children, Northridge Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake: Ukraine L'viv Mission. Brother Lattin, a stake Sunday School president and temple ordinance worker, is a former stake president, bishop, branch president and counselor in the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission presidency. Retired ophthalmologist. Born in Denver, Colo., to John Ellis and Emma Viola Jeppson Lattin.
Sister Lattin serves as ward librarian and temple ordinance worker. She served with her husband in the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission and is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, Sunday School and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Robert Garner and Catherine Rigby Burton Lence.
Danny Lee Merrill, 59, and Pennie Post Merrill, six children, Clifton Ward, Duncan Arizona Stake: Angola Luanda Mission. Brother Merrill, an assistant ward clerk, temple ordinance worker and ward mission leader, is a former stake president, bishop, ward Young Men president, seminary teacher and missionary in the Brazil S? Paulo North Mission. Insurance agent. Born in Tucson, Ariz., to Glen Eugene and Lorina Merrill.
Sister Merrill, a ward Relief Society president and temple ordinance worker, is a former family history center director, counselor in stake and ward Young Women presidencies, ward Primary president and Sunday School teacher. Born in Benson, Ariz., to Howard O and Inez Post.
Izaias Pivato Nogueira, 59, and Diná Barbosa Nogueira, three children, Centro Ward, S? Jo? da Boa Vista Brazil Stake: Brazil Jo? Pessoa Mission. Brother Nogueira is a counselor in a bishopric and former temple president, counselor and sealer, counselor in a mission presidency, stake and district president, bishop and family history center director. Retired. Born in S? Jo? da Boa Vista, SP, Brazil, to Jo? Nogueira and Angelina Pivato Nogueira.
Sister Nogueira is a former temple matron, assistant to a temple matron, counselor in ward and stake Relief Society presidencies and Sunday School teacher. Born in Vargem Grande do Sul, SP, Brazil, to Antonio Barbosa Filho and Maria Bolonha Barbosa.
John Palmer Porter, 48, and Connie Raye Wilmot Porter, four children, Morgan 5th Ward, Morgan Utah Stake: Ohio Cincinnati Mission. Brother Porter, a stake president, is a former bishop, ward Young Men president, counselor in a stake mission presidency and missionary in the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. CEO/founder, Focus Services. Born in Boise, Idaho, to Lloyd Aldin and Shirley Faye Porter.
Sister Porter serves as a Primary pianist and is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women and Primary president, Sunday School teacher, family history consultant and family relations teacher. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to George Albert and Barbara Jean Wilmot.
Lynn Barry Reeder, 55, and Sharon Lorraina Munson Reeder, four children, Perry 6th Ward, Perry Utah Stake: Philippines Naga Mission. Brother Reeder, a ward missionary, is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake and ward Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the Hong Kong Mission. Owner and president, Brigham Distributing. Born in Brigham City, Utah, to Lynn Barrett and Carol Kathleen Woodard Reeder.
Sister Reeder serves as a ward missionary and is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Primary president and counselor in ward Primary, Relief Society and Young Women presidencies. Born in Brigham City, Utah, to Ernest Russell and Rita Alice Munson.
Brian Acel Richardson, 50, and Susan Doughty Richardson, three children, Alta View Ward, Sandy Utah Alta View Stake: Ecuador Quito North Mission. Brother Richardson is a counselor in a stake presidency and former bishop, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader and missionary in the Venezuela Caracas Mission. Senior manager, Finance Department, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Acel Wayne and Marjorie Thorson Richardson.
Sister Richardson, a Primary music leader, is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, Young Women adviser, Relief Society instructor, Primary activities day leader, ward choir accompanist and missionary in the Venezuela Caracas Mission. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., to William Herbert and Carolyn Powers Doughty.
Richard Lawrence Tanner, 62, and Janet Johnson Tanner, eight children, Brigham City 4th Ward, Brigham City Utah Stake: Philippines Cebu East Mission. Brother Tanner, a senior missionary in the Adriatic North Mission, is a former high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men president, gospel doctrine teacher and missionary in the Eastern States Mission. Retired. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Richard Stewart and Anna Dale Tanner.
Sister Tanner serves with her husband as a senior missionary in the Adriatic North Mission and is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, stake and ward Young Women camp director, ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, Primary teacher, Young Women adviser and humanitarian specialist on the USNS Comfort. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ray Clawson and Marian Johnson.
Boyd S. Ware, 60, and Linda Paxman Ware, three children, Draper 1st Ward, Draper Utah Stake: Washington Kennewick Mission. Brother Ware, a gospel doctrine teacher, is a former Church Curriculum Resource Committee member, stake president, bishop, stake executive secretary and missionary in the Japan Kobe Mission. Vice president of publishing, Deseret Book Company. Born in Murray, Utah, to Gerald Max and Ardelle Sanderson Ware.
Sister Ware serves as a temple ordinance worker and a ward Primary teacher, and is a former stake Primary secretary, Relief Society instructor, Young Women adviser, and counselor in a ward Primary presidency. Born in Payson, Utah, to Lamar Clarence and Mae Deon Goates Paxman.