New mission president

The First Presidency has announced the call of James L. Shurtleff to serve as president of the Spain Malaga Mission. The new president and his wife, Sandra, began their service on Sept. 10, succeeding Pres. and Sister David C. Heslington, who returned home for health reasons.

James L. Shurtleff, 63, Willow Creek 3rd Ward, Sandy Utah Willowcreek Stake; former mission president, temple ordinance worker, high councilor, bishop and counselor; former school principal; earned bachelor's degree from BYU and master's degree and doctorate from the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of James Henry and Arvilla Wallace Shurtleff; married Sandra Wilcock, four children. She is a former stake Relief Society president's counselor, Sunday School teacher, and Primary inservice leader; former teacher; earned bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and has also attended the University of Utah; born in Cowley, Wyo., a daughter of Vernile Eyre and Ola Dickson Wilcock.

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