New mission presidents

Six new mission presidents have been called by the First Presidency. They and their wives will begin their service about July 1. The new mission presidents and where they will serve are:

R. Noel Hatch, 62, New York Utica Mission; Pasadena 2nd Ward, Pasadena California Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, priests quorum adviser, Sunday School president and teacher; attorney; received bachelor's degree from UCLA and law degree from Stanford University; born in Los Angeles, Calif., to John Roberts and Carma Marguerite Thatcher Hatch; married Sally Emmett, four children. She is Relief Society spiritual living teacher; former stake Relief Society board member, Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, counselor in Primary and Young Women presidencies, Laurel adviser, Primary teacher, and ward librarian; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Rochester, Minn., to John Lester and Erma Blood Emmett.Terry W. Johnson, 50, Germany Leipzig (Dresden) Mission; Las Cruces 2nd Ward, Las Cruces New Mexico Stake; stake mission president; former counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop; retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel; received bachelor's degree from BYU, and master's degree from University of Utah; born in Lovell, Wyo., to J. Van and Jacqueline Warren Johnson; married Dixie Burrup, four children. She is Relief Society homemaking counselor; former counselor in stake Relief Society presidency and in stake Primary presidency, stake family history librarian, Young Women president and counselor, Mia Maid adviser, Young Women camp director, Primary pianist, Junior Sunday School coordinator, chorister, and Cub Scout leader; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Malad, Idaho, to Percy Edward and Ora Hamilton Burrup.

Vladimir Siwachok, 58, Russia Rostov na Donu Mission; Ashton 3rd Ward, Ashton Idaho Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former stake Sunday School president, bishop, and Sunday School teacher; high school teacher; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Kazanka, Ukraine, to John and Oxsana Mechailuk Siwachok; married Charlene Berger, two children. She is stake Primary secretary and Relief Society teacher; former Young Women president, counselor in Primary presidency, Sunday School and Primary teacher, Cub Scout den leader, Relief Society secretary, and Beehive teacher; born in Santa Monica, Calif., to Bernard David and Margaret Beatrice Willis Berger.

Phil K. Smartt Jr., 50, California Oakland Mission; Brainerd Ward, Chattanooga Tennessee Stake; multi-region welfare agent; former stake president and counselor, bishop, Sunday School president, Young Men president, and counselor in branch presidency; owner of insurance company; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Philander Knox and Juanita Louise Fournier Smartt; married Gloria Dawn Rose, six children. She is a Relief Society teacher; former counselor in stake Relief Society presidency, Young Women president, Merrie Miss teacher, and Relief Society homemaking counselor; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Birmingham, Ala., to Fred and Sara Frances Limbaugh Lindsay Rose.

Monte N. Stewart, 44, Georgia Atlanta Mission; Palmyra Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Lakes Stake; ward executive secretary and Sunday School teacher; former high councilor, counselor in bishopric, Explorer adviser, seminary teacher, Scoutmaster, and Blazer B teacher; attorney; received bachelor's degree and law degree from BYU; born in St. George, Utah, to Neil and Velma Heaton Stewart; married Anne Lillywhite, 10 children. She is ward teacher development coordinator; former stake Young Women president's counselor, Young Women and Primary president, Relief Society teacher, librarian, and Primary teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Fullerton, Calif., to Justin Bryce and Alice Liberta Mitchell Lillywhite.

John Toth, 64, Hungary Budapest Mission; Cardston 6th Ward, Cardston Alberta Stake; temple ordinance worker; former high councilor, stake auditor, counselor in stake Sunday School presidency, bishop and counselor, and nursery leader; Canadian Pacific Railway engineman; born in Guernsey, Saskatchewan, to Mihaly and Maria Kerger Toth; married Zellah Catherine Byam, six children. She is a temple ordinance worker; former stake Young Women president, stake Relief Society board member, Primary president and counselor, Primary secretary and teacher, Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president and adviser, and nursery leader; born in Cold Lake, Alberta, to Kenneth Medford and Viola May Burgess Byam.

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