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 are:
Edwin Clyde Biddulph, 63, Ammon 12th Ward, Idaho Falls Ammon Stake; stake president; former counselor in stake presidency, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president, elders quorum president and Cubmaster. Farmer, retired orthopedic surgeon. Born in Madison, Wis., to Clyde and Gwen Brugger Biddulph. Married Jeanne Merkley, four children.
A Primary pianist and ward organist, she is a former Relief Society president, counselor in Relief Society presidency, Young women president and Primary president. Born in Logan, Utah, to Joseph Clyde and Mozelle Winn Merkley.
John Devn Cornish, 51, Brockett Ward, Atlanta Georgia Stake; Area Authority Seventy; former stake president, bishop, high priests group leader and missionary. Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Oliver and Naomi Black Cornish. Married Elaine Simmons, six children.
A nursery leader, she is a former Relief Society president, Young Women president, ward and stake Primary president. Born in Bozeman, Mont., to Elbert Rulon and Vivian Olsen Simmons.
Hendrik Dorenbosch, 54, Lakeridge 5th Ward, Magna Utah South Stake; high priests group leader; former stake mission president, Young Men president, stake president, bishop, high councilor and missionary. Sales manager, Goodrich Floor Coverings. Born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, to Cornelis and Anna Drost Dorenbosch. Married Judith Rahel Cieslak, five children.
A counselor in stake Young Women presidency, she is a former counselor in the ward Young Women presidency, Relief Society president, Primary president, Relief Society teacher. Bank teller. Born in Bremen, Germany, to Hyrum Japheth and Ruth Magdalena Boden Cieslak.
Eduardo Gavarret Inzaurralde, 46, Morumbi Ward, Sao Paulo Brazil Stake; counselor in Brazil Missionary Training Center Branch presidency; former Area Authority Seventy, high councilor, regional representative, stake president, bishop and missionary. General manager of IVAX Corp. Born in Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay, to Juan Maria and Paulina Elsa Inzaurralde de Gavarret. Married Norma Beatriz Gorgoroso, three children.
A Relief Society teacher, she is a former Sunday School teacher, Relief Society enrichment leader, Relief Society president and Primary president. Born in Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay, to Nemesio Berto and Elsa Julia Martirena de Gorgoroso.
Per Gosta Malm, 54, Frankfurt International Ward, Kaiserslautern Germany Military Stake; high councilor; former high priests group leader, stake president, counselor in stake presidency, counselor in mission presidency, branch president and missionary. Director of Church Temporal Affairs for Europe/Africa Support Services. Born in Jnkping, Sweden, to Karl Gsta Ivar and Karin Anna-Greta Malm. Married Ingrid Agneta Karlsson, eight children.
A counselor in the Relief Society presidency, she is a former seminary teacher, stake Young Women president, counselor in stake Relief Society presidency, Relief Society teacher and Primary president. Born in Boras, Sweden, to Arne Helge and Anna Ragnhild Maria Karlsson.
Brian Lee Sellers, 61, Butler 12th Ward, Salt Lake Butler Stake; Sunday School teacher; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in bishopric and missionary. President and owner of Sellers Management & Development Co. Born in Manassa, Colo., to Glenn L and Flora Weston Sellers. Married Shirley Ashcroft, two children.
A ward activities committee chairman, she is a former counselor in the stake Relief Society presidency, ward Relief Society president, counselor in Young Women presidency, Primary president and Young Women president. Born in Preston, Idaho, to Henry Bert and Lucille Palmer Ashcroft.
LeRoy Robert Turner, 61, Lincoln Heights Ward, Salt Lake Granite Park Stake; Sunday School teacher; former stake president, stake clerk, high councilor, bishop, counselor in bishopric, elders quorum president and missionary. Chief, Administrative Services for the Bureau of Land Management. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to LeRoy Ernest and Ruth Irene Love Turner. Married Paula Lee Hardin, four children.
A Sunday School teacher, she is a former teacher improvement coordinator, Relief Society compassionate service leader, Relief Society president and teacher, and missionary. Junior high school library aide. Born in Hollywood, Calif., to J J and Pauline Beutler Hardin.
Luis Wajchman, 44, Unimev Ward, Maipu de Cuyo Argentina Stake; stake president; former counselor in mission presidency, counselor in stake presidency, bishop, high councilor and stake executive secretary. Coordinator of Church Educational System. Born in Mendoza, Argentina, to Jacobo Moises and Amalia Weidenbaum Wajchman. Married Laura Alicia Molto, four children.
A counselor in Relief Society presidency, she is a former institute instructor, seminary teacher and Relief Society president. Born in Mendoza, Argentina, to Jaime and Elba Regules Molto.