New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced the call of eight 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:

Hugo W. Arostegui, 49, Pueblo Nuevo Ward, Rivera Uruguay Stake; regional representative, former stake president, mission president's counselor, bishop, and institute instructor; hospital administrator; earned hospital administration degree from the Ministry of Public Health; born in Cerro Largo, Uruguay, a son of Martin and Maria Esther Aristimuno Arostegui; married Elbia Viega Gonzalez, four children. She is a stake Relief Society president, former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, Sunday School teacher, and seminary instructor; teacher; earned teaching degree from the Magisterial Institute and pre-school specialization degree from the Superior Magisterial Institute; born in Rivera, Uruguay, a daughter of Pascual and Dedima Gonzalez Viega.Lawrence A. Haines, 64, Mapleton 1st Ward, Mapleton Utah Stake; former high councilor, bishop's counselor, branch president, Sunday School president, and gospel doctrine teacher; chairman of the board for automatic control valve company; earned associate degree from Northeastern University; born in Boston, Mass., a son of William Lawrence and Doris Alma Snyder Haines; married Priscilla June Blake, nine children. She is a family history consultant, former Relief Society president's counselor, district missionary, family history committee member, Young Women president's counselor and secretary; earned bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Boston, Mass., a daughter of Clarence Dodge and Lauretta Dolliver Blake.

Jerry H. Houck, 53, Rockville Ward, Washington D.C. Stake; stake president's counselor, former high councilor, stake mission president, stake Sunday School president, bishop's counselor, and gospel doctrine teacher; served in Central States Mission, 1960-62; Church Educational System coordinator; earned bachelor's degree from Utah State University, master's degree from BYU, and doctorate from University of Colorado; born in St. Louis, Mo., a son of Louis J. Houck and Thelma C. Herbert Henking; married Wendy Francom, four children. She is a stake Young Women president's counselor, former stake camp director, Relief Society teacher, Young Women president, counselor, and sports director, Primary president and pianist; special education instructional assistant; attended Utah State University and Montgomery College; born in Fort Wayne, Ind., a daughter of Mark Virgil and Virginia Helen Stoler Francom.

Jose M. Jimenez, 45, Las Mercedes Ward; Caracas Venezuela Stake; regional representative, former regional representative, mission president's counselor, stake patriarch, stake president, district president, and branch president; regional manager for temporal affairs for the Church; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico; born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a son of Hector M. and Irma Villarini Jimenez; married Daisy Colon, four children. She is a Sunday School teacher and genealogy name extractor, former stake and ward Young Women president's counselor, Relief Society inservice leader, district Primary president, ward Primary president, teacher development instructor, and gospel doctrine teacher; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico and degree in medical technology from the School of Medicine of Puerto Rico; born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a daughter of Felipe and Francisca Morales Colon.

Rene Loli, 43, Santa Patricia Branch, Lima Peru Vitarte Stake; regional representative, former temple sealer, stake president and counselor, bishop's counselor, and branch president's counselor; president and general manager of construction company; attended the University Inca Garcilazo de la Vega; born in Ayachucho, Peru, a son of Emiliano and Domitila Parra Loli; married Consuelo Alva, two children. She is a Relief Society president's counselor, former Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, Young Women president, and Primary president; attended the University of San Martin de Porres; born in Chachapoyas, Peru, a daughter of Beltran and Maria Dolores Mori Alva.

Ronald A. Meeks, 48, Sunnyside 2nd Ward, Idaho Falls South Stake; bishop, former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, high priests group leader, priests quorum adviser, and Scoutmaster; served in Brazil South Mission, 1964-66; resident and agent in charge of Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy; earned bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Hayward, Calif., a son of Alton Cois and Irma Nancy Nooner Meeks; married Marilyn Bryant, five children. She is a Relief Society teacher and ward organist, former stake Young Women president and counselor, Relief Society president's counselor, ward Young Women president, counselor and adviser, Primary president, secretary and teacher; attended BYU; born in Freeport, Ill., a daughter of Wayne Higbee and Sylvia Adams Bryant.

Donald M. Peck, 62, Union 27th Ward, Sandy Cottonwood Creek Stake; ward teacher trainer, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop and counselor; served in Netherlands Mission, 1953-55; University of Utah professor of mathematics education; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah and doctorate from Arizona State University; born in Midvale, Utah, a son of Donald Melvin Sr. and Twila Gagon Peck; married Marylyn Lucille Moore, four children. She is a visiting teaching supervisor, former stake Relief Society secretary, spiritual living teacher, ward Relief Society president's counselor, and Young Women president; secretary to Jordan River temple president; attended BYU; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of James David and Bessie Lucille Flynn Moore.

John R. Peterson, 63, Phoenix 35th Ward, Phoenix Arizona North Stake; regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, stake Sunday School superintendent, bishop, Aaronic Priesthood adviser, Young Men president's counselor, and Sunday School teacher; served in Western Canada Mission, 1949-51; dentist; earned bachelor's degree from BYU, and dental degree from the Univesity of Washington School of Dentistry; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Harold Anton and Juna Sidora Tye Peterson; married Marcia Jorgensen, four children. She is a family record extractor, former stake Relief Society compassionate service leader, ward Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, and gospel doctrine teacher; attended BYU; born in Murray, Utah, a daughter of Henry Charles and Agnes Ruth Goodman Jorgensen.

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