New mission presidents

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

Thales "Tad" A. Derrick, 57, St. George 22nd Ward, St. George Utah Stake; area adviser to Church fraternity, former stake president and counselor, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, Senior Aaronic Priesthood coordinator, Venture Scout leader, and Explorer adviser; president of international travel company; received bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, master's degree from the University of Southern California; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Thales Matthew and Harriet Ann Clark Derrick; married Willa Nita Brooks, five children. She is a gospel doctrine teacher, former Relief Society president, counselor, and teacher, Young Women president, and Primary president's counselor; office manager of travel center; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in St. George, Utah, a daughter of William and Juanita Leone Leavitt Brooks.G. Robert DeWitt, 61, Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake; former high councilor, stake mission president's counselor, bishop's counselor, elders quorum president, assistant ward executive Secretary, ward activity co-chairman, and Sunday School teacher; divisional merchandise manager for ZCMI; received bachelor's degree from San Jose State University; born in Vallejo, Calif., a son of George Wheeler and Theresa J. Coppa DeWitt; married Lafern Jewell Oakley, two children. She is a ward activity chairman, former Relief Society secretary, Primary teacher, Young Women secretary and adviser, and Sunday School teacher; received bachelor's degree from San Jose State University; born in Los Angeles, Calif., a daughter of Lyman Henry and Nora Marie Gallo Oakley.

Marlin A. Fairbourn, 59, Crescent 1st Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent South Stake; Young Men general board member, former stake president, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president's counselor, deacon quorum adviser, Young Men president, and Sunday School president; assistant superintendent of Jordan School District; received bachelor's degree from Utah State University, did post-graduate work at BYU and the University of Utah; born in Crescent, Utah, a son of Alma and Ora Whitmore Fairbourn; married Regina Flammer, four children. She is a Relief Society president, former Relief Society teacher and organist, Primary inservice leader and organist, Young Marrieds adviser, Jr. Sunday School coordinator, and Young Women president; attended Utah State University; born in Snowflake, Ariz., a daughter of Hans and Arizona Gibbons Flammer.

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