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New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced the call of six more mission presidents. The new presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1. Those called are:

John A. Ehanire, 58, assigned to the Nigeria Ilorin Mission; Benin 3rd Branch, Benin City Nigeria District; Sunday School president, former district president and counselor, and branch president's counselor; chief consultant of general medical practice at University of Benin Teaching Hospital; received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and diploma in tropical public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; born in Benin City, Nigeria, a son of Daniel Agbonkonkon and Esther Izeubokun Irabor Ehanire; married Jill Patricia Botham, three children. She is a district Relief Society president's secretary, former branch Relief Society president, and Primary teacher, received state enrolled nurse certificate from Alton General Hospital in Hampshire, England; born in East London, South Africa, a daughter of James Ernest and Sophia Jamieson Botham.Alan P. Johnson, 63, assigned to the Switzerland Zurich Mission; Danville 2nd Ward, Danville California Stake; counselor in Oakland Temple presidency and stake patriarch, former high councilor, bishop, and ward financial clerk; served in Swiss Austrian Mission, 1949-51; professor emeritus of accounting at California State University at Hayward; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU, master's degree from Indiana University, and doctorate from the University of Illinois; born in Provo, Utah, a son of Clair Whitney and Alice Packard Johnson; married Patsy Renee Pollard, seven children. She is assistant Oakland Temple matron and ward organist, former temple ordinance worker, stake Relief Society president and counselor, stake activation missionary leader, ward Relief Society president, Junior Sunday School coordinator, ward organist and choir director; received associate degree from Weber State College; born in Riverton, Utah, a daughter of Glenn Oscar and Ebba Eleanor Bills Pollard.

Gregorio A. Karganilla, 34, assigned to the Philippines Ilagan Mission; Makati 2nd Ward, Makati Philippines Stake; counselor in the Philippines Manila Mission, former high councilor, stake executive secretary, stake clerk, bishop and counselor, gospel doctrine teacher, and seminary teacher; served in Philippines Manila Mission, 1977-79; Church Educational System coordinator and institute director; received bachelor's degree from Adamson University; born in Manila, Philippines, a son of Domingo Enriquez and Cynthia Alba Araque Karganilla; married Ana Marie Zabat Canapi. She is a Primary president's counselor, former Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, Primary president, Young Women president, Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher; executive secretary for area president's office; received bachelor's degree from Philippine Women's University; born in Balintawak, Philippines, a daughter of Natalio Tamayao and Erlinda Oltiveros Zabat Canapi.

A. Heliton Lemos, 50, assigned to the Brazil Campinas Mission; Guabirotuba Ward, Curitiba Brazil Stake; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, stake Sunday School president, bishop and counselor; ophthalmologist and director of clinic; received medical degree from Rio de Janeiro Federal University; born in Recife, Brazil, a son of Manoel Gomes and Maria Jose da Silva Lemos; married Rosina de Alencar Lima, five children. She is a former stake Relief Society president and teacher, Primary president and teacher; received elementary education degree from Souza Marques School; born in Curitiba, Brazil, a daughter of Jairo de Alencar and Jorgina Ferreira da Silva Lima.

Robert W. Poll, 50, assigned to the Michigan Detroit Mission; Mountain Green Ward, Morgan Utah North Stake; gospel doctrine teacher, former stake president, high councilor, stake Young Men president, Scoutmaster, and bishop; served in British Mission, 1961-63; recreation vehicle sales manager; born in Ogden, Utah, a son of Verl Jaques and June Warner Poll; married Judith Montgomery, eight children. She is a Young Women president's counselor and family history extraction coordinator, former Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, and Young Women adviser; born in Huntsville, Utah, a daughter of Leland J. and Ellen Lucille Harrison Montgomery.

Calvin R. Stephens, 45, assigned to the California San Bernardino Mission; Milton 1st Ward, Morgan Utah North Stake; teacher development and gospel doctrine teacher, former stake president's counselor, stake mission president, stake Sunday School president's counselor, bishop and counselor, ward Young Men president, and gospel doctrine teacher; served in Central States Mission, 1965-67; manager of college curriculum for Church; received bachelor's degree from Weber State College and master's degree from BYU; born in Ogden, Utah, a son of Roy Samuel and Esther Randall Stephens; married Lynette Davis, four children. She is a Young Women president, former stake and ward Relief Society president's counselor, Primary chorister, nursery teacher, spiritual living teacher, Junior Sunday School coordinator, and Primary secretary; attended Weber State College; born in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Claude Joseph and Dorothy Ann DeVore Davis.