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:

Arnold Christensen, 57, North Carolina Raleigh Mission; Hillcrest 7th Ward, Sandy Utah Hillcrest Stake; former stake president and counselor, bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, Explorer adviser, and Sunday School teacher; Utah State Senate president and president of electrical company; attended the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City to Walter A. and Joyce Pierce Christensen; married Necia Ann Larsen, four children. She is former counselor in Young Women presidency, Beehive teacher, sports director, Primary secretary, Sunday School secretary, Relief Society secretary, Scout committee member; born in Elsinore, Utah, to Lloyd T. and Pauline Nielsen Larsen.W. Robert Coleman, 62, Portugal Lisbon South Mission; Crescent 13th Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake; high priests instructor; former member of bi-regional communications council, stake Sunday School president, stake employment specialist, high priests and seventies group leader, served in Uruguay-Paraguay Mission, 1953-55; management consultant; received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City to Weldon Sylvester and Selma Elvira Petersen Coleman; married Marilyn Lila Wagstaff, three children. She is a Primary teacher; former stake Primary president and counselor, stake Relief Society board member, Primary president, and counselor in Relief Society presidency; attended the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City to Robert Thomas and Ruth Mae Jackson Wagstaff.

Rowland E. Elvidge, 57, England Bristol Mission; St. Albans Ward, St. Albans England Stake; counselor in England London Mission; former stake president, stake mission president, stake Young Men president, stake Sunday School president, bishop, branch president, and area Scout chairman; business consultant; received degree from Stevenage College; born in Sedgefield, England, to Edward and Elizabeth Dodds Elvidge; married Barbara Joyce Harbon, six children. She is Young Women president; former stake Primary president, Relief Society president, organist, chorister, seminary teacher, institute teacher, and chairman of the London LDS Choir; born in Doncaster, England, to Herbert and Maud Prince Harbon.

Jong-Chul Jun, 53, Korea Seoul Mission; Bul Kwang Ward, Seoul Korea North Stake; high councilor; former counselor in Korea Seoul Mission, counselor in stake presidency, district president, branch president, and YMMIA president; Seoul Korea Temple recorder; attended Chung Ang University; born in Seoul, Korea, to Choong-Seon and Yeong-Hee Han Jun; married Yeong-Shim Cha, four children. She is a counselor in the Relief Society presidency; former counselor in stake Relief Society presidency and ward Relief Society president; received nursing degree from Korea University; born in Seoul, Korea, to Yong-Tae and Moo-Duk Lee Cha.

Neil V. Lamont, 43, Ukraine Kiev Mission; Leavenworth (Kan.) 3rd Ward, Liberty Missouri Stake; high councilor; former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, counselor in elders quorum presidency; Sunday School president, counselor in Young Men presidency, Scoutmaster; Army lieutenant colonel; received bachelor's degree from BYU and master's degree from Naval post-graduate school; born in Greybull, Wyo., to Neil Varney and June McIntosh Henderson Lamont; married Sylva Mae Smith, six children. She is a seminary teacher; former Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in Young Women presidency, Primary president and counselor, Sunday School, Primary and Relief Society teacher; attended BYU and Northwest Community College; born in Greybull, Wyo., to Metz N. and Thelma Smith.

Sanford S. Walker, 66, Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission; Mueller Park 1st Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake; Sunday School teacher; former counselor in Colorado/New Mexico Mission, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and counselor, high priests group leader and assistant, Young Men president, and Sunday School president, served in Brazil Mission, 1947-49; vice president-sales for Intermountain Health Corp. Health Plans, Inc.; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in American Fork, Utah, to Joseph Sanford and Helen Augusta Smith Walker; married Elma Lois Buttars, seven children. She is former stake Relief Society secretary, ward Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in Primary presidency, counselor in YWMIA presidency, and Relief Society teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Cedarville, Idaho, to Benjamin Charles and Laura Suzannah Griffiths Buttars.

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