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:
Rodney Beck Boynton, 56, Hillcrest 4th Ward, Orem Utah Hillcrest Stake; high councilor, former counselor in stake presidency, bishop and missionary in Italy. Associate director of David M. Kennedy Center at Brigham Young University. Born in Long Beach, Calif., to Harold Oscar and Carol Beck Boynton. Married Vicki Jeanne Greenall, seven children.
Serving in family record extraction, she is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in the ward Relief Society, Young Women camp director, Primary president, Relief Society instructor and Young Women adviser. Born in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Edward and Velma Amelia Hilbert Greenall.
Danny Brock, 47, Bountiful 41st Ward, Bountiful Utah Heights Stake; bishop, former Scoutmaster, counselor in bishopric, elders quorum president and missionary in New York City. Co-owner/vice president of operations and production of Aladdin Industries Inc. Born in Torrance, Calif., to Charles Horace and Bobbie Lou Veal Brock. Married Kelly Lynn Keate, three children.
A Sunday School teacher, she is a former Young Women president, counselor in Relief Society and Primary presidencies, and Primary chorister. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Clarence Albert Jr. and Edith Rowland Keate.
Dennis Lee Crockett, Sr., 52, Glacial Park Ward, Sandy Utah Granite View Stake; Scout committee chairman, ward organist, choir director, high priest group instructor, former bishop, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor and missionary in New Zealand. President/owner of Crockett Capital Management. Born in Stockton, Calif., to David Prather and Jennie Ida Cutler Crockett. Married Teri Lyn Green, five children.
An adviser in the Young Women, she is a former counselor in the stake Young Women presidency, stake Young Women activity coordinator; Primary chorister, activity committee chairman and Primary president. Born in San Francisco, Calif., to Charles Ronald and Frances Evelyn Haven Green.
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Davydik, 49, Minsk Branch, Minsk Belarus District; district president, former president of Minsk and Pushkinsky branches, and president of the Minsk Belarus District. President of ICPA Sophia for the Church. Born in Podorosk, Volkovysk, Grodna, Belarus, to Mikhail Fiodorovich and Leonora Vasilievna Cherniavskaya Davydik. Married Elena Yurievna Frolova, two children.
A Sunday School teacher, she is a former Primary president and counselor in the Relief Society presidency. Born in Bobruysk, Mogilev, Belarus, to Yury Rufovich and Susanna Mikhaylovna Chesnokova Frolov.
Brent Hansen Koyle, 59, Irmo Ward, West Columbia South Carolina Stake; Area Authority Seventy, former counselor in mission presidency, regional representative, stake president, regional welfare agent, bishop and missionary in Central States Mission. Retired administrator for state. Born in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Karl Jex and Lorna Hansen Koyle. Married Pamela Rae Bone, five children.
A ward missionary, she is a former gospel doctrine teacher, Relief Society teacher, stake Young Women president and ward Relief Society president. Born in Columbia, S. C., to Orson Grant and Geraldine Smith Bone.
Steven Shane Littlefield, 39, Vineyard 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake; high council, former bishop, counselor in elders quorum presidency, gospel doctrine teacher, ward mission leader, missionary in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission. Manager/director of training of the Provo Missionary Training Center. Born in Provo, Utah, to Steven Riggs and Ruth Bernice Tolman Littlefield. Married Amy Lucinda Clegg, six children.
A counselor in the stake Primary presidency, she is a former ward Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, gospel doctrine teacher, counselor in stake Relief Society presidency and missionary in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. Born in Soda Springs, Idaho, to Willard Grant and Zan Christensen Clegg.
Steven Cooley Smith, 58, Bristol Heights Ward, Meridian Idaho North Stake; ward mission leader, former missionary in the Europe East Area dealing with real estate, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Central German Mission. Partner/owner of real estate development company. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jay Myrven and Relia Cooley Smith. Married Rebecca Benson, four children.
A ward missionary, she is a former missionary in Europe East Area, Sunday School teacher, ward activities committee chairman, stake Young Women president, nursery leader and counselor in branch Young Women presidency. Born in Logan, Utah, to Valdo Dunkley and Ruth Watkins Benson.
William Tracy Watson, 44, Slate Canyon 6th Ward, Provo Utah Stake; bishop, former high councilor, institute instructor, counselor in bishopric, stake mission president, stake missionary, ward mission leader, Sunday School teacher and missionary in the Florida Tampa Mission. Director of development for Provo Missionary Training Center. Born in Cottonwood, Idaho, to John Blaine and Nadine Killian Watson. Married Gayelynn Truman, seven children.
A ward Relief Society teacher, she is a former nursery leader, gospel doctrine teacher, Primary chorister, music director and Primary teacher. Born in Las Vegas, Nev., to Ronald Alma and Sandra Jean Foster Truman.