The First Presidency has called new directors for five visitors centers located near temples, and directors of two historic sites. The new leaders and their wives will be trained at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, Feb. 9-13, and will begin their two-year terms of service following their training.
The new directors and their wives and assignments are: Hermanis and Catherine Helen Berends, New Zealand Visitors Center; F. Wayne and Marjorie Ann Greene Chamberlain, Los Angeles Visitors Center; Truman F. and Marilyn Jackson Clawson, Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters; Roberto and Martha Anzaldua de Leon, Mexico City Temple Visitors Center; Gayle D. and Patsy Jane Shepard Heckel, Liberty Jail Historic Site; Dale R. and Naoma Fuller Shumway, Arizona Temple Visitors Center; and Ray H. and Arlene Clatyon Stucki, Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center.Hermanis Berends, 65, was born in Arnhem, Netherlands, to Matthias and Elizabeth Maria Berends. He married Catherine Helen Barnett, and they are the parents of eight children. They are members of the Paraparaumu Ward, Porirua New Zealand Stake. Brother Berends has served as president of the Wellington New Zealand Stake, missionary in the New Zealand Temple, stake patriarch, bishop and bishop's counselor. He operated Herman's Confectionary and has worked as an area and field pump maintenance supervisor, fitter and turner, and technical services corporal in the Dutch army.
Sister Berends was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Malcolm Clyve and Audry Amy Phillips Barnett. She has served as a missionary in the New Zealand Temple, counselor in the stake Relief Society presidency, and ward Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, and Sunday School teacher.
F. Wayne Chamberlain, 60, was born in Salt Lake City to Royal Reward and Farel Emma Knudson Chamberlain. He married Marjorie Ann Greene, and they are the parents of five children. They are members of the Northridge Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake. Brother Chamberlain is a former regional representative, president of the Canada Calgary Mission, Sunday School general board member, bishop, stake mission president's counselor and high councilor. He has been a senior vice president of Franklin Covey, president of Murdock Travel, president and founder of Chuck-a-Rama Buffet, and a marketing analyst for Ford Motor Company.
Sister Chamberlain was born in Spokane, Wash., to Alva Dunford and Ruth Beach Greene. She has served as Relief Society president and counselor, gospel doctrine instructor, companion to her husband in Canada, and Relief Society board member.
Truman F. Clawson, 69, was born in Salt Lake City to Chester Young and Esther Fox Clawson. He married Marilyn Jackson, and they are the parents of eight children. They are members of the Mt. Olympus 5th Ward, Salt Lake Mount Olympus Stake. Brother Clawson is a former bishop, bishop's counselor, high councilor, family history consultant and high priests group leader. He owned Clawson Travel Service and worked as director of development at California Institute of Technology, assistant to the president at the University of Alaska, and executive director of the alumni association of the University of Utah.
Sister Clawson was born in Salt Lake City to Junius Martell and Margaret Romney Jackson. She has served as Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president's counselor, stake Young Women leader, and Primary president.
Roberto de Leon Perales, 67, was born in Ciudad Reynosa, Mexico, to Eleuterio De Leon and Maria de Jesus Perales Aguilar. He married Martha Anzaldua, and they are the parents of six children. They are members of the Tampico Ward, Tampico Mexico Bosque Stake. Brother de Leon is a former president and counselor in the Madero Mexico Stake presidency, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop and bishop's counselor. He owned a furniture and hardware store and has worked as manager of an ice factory and grocery store.
Sister de Leon was born in Rio Bravo, Tampico, Mexico, to Manuel and Francisca Anzaldua Trevino. She has served as president and counselor in the ward and stake Relief Society.
Gayle D. Heckel, 64, was born in Dale, Ind., to Herbert Darrel and Ruby Marie Phillips Heckel. He married Patsy Jane Shepard, and they are the parents of five children. They are members of the Pleasant View 3rd Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake. Brother Heckel is a former president of the Utah Salt Lake City North Mission, president of the Montgomery Alabama Stake, and stake president's counselor. He has been a professor of history at Utah Valley State College, a professor at Brigham Young University, assistant to the president of Salt Lake Community College, and career officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Sister Heckel was born in Graham, Texas, to William Thurston and Joe Geaslin Shepard. She has served as Relief Society president, Relief Society homemaking leader, ward librarian, and as a companion to her husband in the Utah mission.
Dale R. Shumway, 62, was born in Taylor, Ariz., to Vivien Rex and Elizabeth Solomon Shumway. He married Naoma Fuller, and they are the parents of five children. They are members of the Tempe 4th Ward, Tempe Arizona Stake. Brother Shumway is a former president of the New York Rochester Mission, regional representative, mission president's counselor, high councilor and bishop. The former mayor of the city of Tempe, he is an attorney and was Arizona assistant attorney general and a cotton gin manager.
Sister Shumway was born in Thatcher, Ariz., to Reuben Walter and Ama Taylor Fuller. She has served as a temple worker, board member and counselor in the presidency of the Relief Society, and companion to her husband in New York.
Ray H. Stucki, 69, was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Jacob and Mary Ann Butikofer Stucki. He married Arlene Clayton, and they are the parents of five children. They are members of the Coltman 1st Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho East Stake. Brother Stucki is a temple sealer and officiator, former bishop and counselor, stake Young Men president, high councilor and high priests group leader. He has worked as a full-time farmer.
Sister Stucki was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Wilford Henton and Harriet Anna Hill Clayton. She has served as Relief Society president, Young Women president, Primary accompanist, choir director, temple worker and ward organist.