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The First Presidency has announced the calls of five more mission presidents. The new presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1. Those called are:

M. Greg Gollaher, 42, Brazil Recife Mission; Sao Paulo International Branch, Sao Paulo Brazil Taboao Stake; Young Men president, former high councilor, stake mission president, bishop's counselor, branch president, elders quorum president, and high priests group leader; served in South Africa Mission, 1969-71; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah; executive manager of finance for Ford Motor Company; born in Logan, Utah, a son of Max Gilbert and Fern Condie Gollaher; married Jill S. Long, seven children. She is a Brazil area camp director and Primary president's counselor, former Relief Society president and teacher, Young Women president and adviser, Primary president and counselor, and activities committee chairman; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Darld James Jr. and Carol Elaine Christensen Long.Arne L. Hedberg, 58, Sweden Stockholm Mission; Orebro Branch, Stockholm Sweden Stake; regional representative, former stake president, district president and counselor, branch president, and Young Men president; served in Sweden Mission, 1956-57; attended the University of Goeteborg; Church Educational System area director; born in Goeteborg, Sweden, a son of August and Connie Theresia Hedlund Hedberg; married Gunnel V. Gustafsson, three children. She is a music and choir leader and an institute instructor, former stake drama and choir director, stake missionary, branch Relief Society president, and Young Women president; attended the University of Goeteborg; self- employed local history author; born in Orebro, Sweden, a daughter of Harry Karl and Marta Axelina Hellstrom Gustafsson.

Parley L. Howell, 60, New York New York North Mission; Byrd Springs Ward, Huntsville Alabama Stake; ward mission leader, Sunday School teacher, and ward chorister, former region welfare agent, stake president, stake clerk, seminary teacher, ward mission leader, and high priests group leader; served in Los Angeles California Mission, 1954-56; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Washington; engineering manager; born in Clifton, Idaho, a son of William Noel and Cloe Leona Andersen Howell; married Velma A. Wilhite, five children. She is a Young Women adviser, former stake Primary president's counselor, Relief Society president and counselor, ward Primary president, Young Adult adviser, Young Women adviser, and Junior Sunday School coordinator; born in San Bernardino, Calif., a daughter of Edward E. and Kittie Belle Linder Wilhite.

Stephen A. Kwaw, 52, Nigeria Lagos Mission; Cape Coast 2nd Ward, Cape Coast Ghana Stake; high councilor, former mission president's counselor, district president, high councilor, elders quorum president and secretary; earned degrees from School of Administration Achimota and North London Polytechnic; accounts manager; born in Half Assini, Ghana, a son of Albert Stephen and Elizabeth Soma Hamilton Kwaw; married Elizabeth Dadson, one child. She is a stake Relief Society president, former district Relief Society president, branch Relief Society president and counselor, and Primary teacher; earned registered nurse certificate from the Nurses Training College in Accra and attended the Midwifery Training School in Leeds, England; self employed managing proprietress; born in Winneba, Ghana, a daughter of Wonderful and Sarah Aryee Dadson.

Lynn M. Paulson, 58, Colorado Denver North Mission; Ogden 43rd Ward, Ogden Utah East Stake; Sunday School teacher, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and missionary, bishop and counselor, Sunday School president, elders quorum president and counselor, Young Men adviser, and Primary teacher; served in North Central States Mission, 1956-58; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; Church Educational System institute instructor; born in Provo, Utah, a son of Ford Mauritz and Deane Marrott Paulson; married Nola Carlisle, four children. She is a Relief Society president, former stake Relief Society president and counselor, ward Relief Society president's counselor and secretary, Young Women president's counselor and adviser, Primary president and teacher, and magazine representative; earned bachelor's degree from BYU; public relations secretary; born in Alpine, Utah, a daughter of Paul Sheppard and Alice Whitby Carlisle.

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