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New mission presidents

New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced the calling of four more mission presidents. They and their wives will begin their service about July 1. They are:

Walter L. Ames, 44, assigned to the Japan Nagoya Mission; Tokyo English 2nd Ward, Tokyo South Stake; high councilor, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, Sunday School teacher; president of Monitor Company in Japan; received bachelor's degree from BYU, Ph.D. from University of Michigan and juris doctorate from Harvard Law School; born in Long Beach, Calif., a son of Bill Chester and Frances Armor Ames; married Evelyn Hinton; six children. She is a Relief Society counselor, former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president and teacher, homemaking leader, nursery coordinator, Young Women president, seminary teacher, activities committee co-chairman; received bachelor's degree from BYU, master's degree from Eastern Michigan University; born in Cedar City, Utah, a daughter of Delmer and Juanita Brooksby Hinton.E. Jerald Haws, 55, assigned to the Spain Barcelona Mission; Santa Barbara 2nd Ward, Santa Barbara California Stake; former stake president, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, branch president's counselor, seminary teacher; served in Central America mission, 1956-58; senior law partner; received bachelor's degree from University of California at Santa Barbara and juris doctorate from University of California at Berkeley; born in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of Karl Nelbert and Wanda Edna Tremelling Haws; married Joan Haws; five children. She has served in various teaching and leadership responsibilities in the auxiliaries, as an early morning seminary teacher and choir director; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Mark Allen Jarman, 35, assigned to the new Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission; Sunday School teacher, former bishop's counselor, Young Men president, finance clerk, elder's quorum president; served in Chile Concepcion Mission, 1975-77; director of training at Missionary Training Center; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Harlingen, Texas, a son of Boyd Orson and Lois Kathrine Conger Jarman; married Sylvia Ruth Simmons; four children. She is a Primary counselor, former Cub Scout den leader, Relief Society teacher and counselor, nursery coordinator, Primary teacher and counselor, instructor for the sisters' personal development program at the Missionary Training Center; registered dietitian; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Paul Alphonzo and Virginia Larsen Simmons.

Manfred H. Schutze, 50, assigned to the Germany Berlin Mission; Bernburg Branch, Leipzig Germany Stake; stake president, former district president, branch president and counselor, district Young Men counselor, Sunday School teacher; CES coordinator for Church; received language/ teacher degree from University of Leipzig; born in Leippa, Germany, a son of Hermann and Else Martha Himpel Winkler Schutze; married Inga Heinritz; three children. She is a Primary counselor, former district and branch Primary president, Relief Society counselor and teacher, Primary teacher and organist; language/teacher degree from University of Leipzig; born in Meiningen, Germany, a daughter of Martin Richard and Elisabeth Schmidt Heinritz.

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