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:

Paul H. Beckstrand, 54, Japan Sapporo Mission; Kaysville 15th Ward, Kaysville Utah Stake; Sunday School teacher; former high councilor, district president, high priests group leader, branch president, family record extraction coordinator, served in Northern Far East Mission, 1960-62; aerospace division manager; received bachelor's degree from BYU, master's degree from Ball State University, and attended BYU-Hawaii; born in Meadow, Utah, to Melvin H. and Virginia Hinckley Beckstrand; married Elaine Ellis, five children. She is ward organist; former stake Young Women president, counselor in district Primary presidency, Relief Society president and counselor, Relief Society teacher, Sunday School teacher, Primary teacher, served in Northern Far East Mission, 1961-63; received bachelor's degree from BYU and attended the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City to Owen William and Mary Lucile Clark Ellis.Carlos A. Cuba, 46, Peru Lima Central Mission; Central Ward, Lima Peru Central Stake; regional representative; former stake president and counselor, bishop, elders quorum president and counselor; purchasing manager for Church; born in Arequipa, Peru, to Victor and Armandina Quintana Cuba; married Maria Elvira Vallejo, five children. She is Young Women president; former temple worker, Young Women president, counselor in Relief Society presidency, and Sunday School teacher; born in Lima, Peru, to Jose and Nataliea Saavedra Vallejo.

Lincoln R. Goodman, 48, Mexico Tampico Mission; Silvergate Park Ward, Mesa Arizona Pueblo Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, elders quorum president, served in Argentina Mission; area director for Church Educational System; received doctorate from the University of Arizona; born in Safford, Ariz., to Paul Lincoln and Mary Geneal Smith Goodman; married Lorraine Craig, five children. She is a Primary teacher; former stake Young Women president, counselor in stake Primary presidency, member of stake Relief Society board, Young Women president, Relief Society teacher, counselor in Primary presidency, Primary inservice leader, Cub Scout den leader, and nursery leader; attended the University of Arizona; born in Tucson, Ariz., to James Ervin and Betty Vivian Sholes Craig.

Charles R. Hobbs, 63, Australia Melbourne Mission; Wasatch 7th Ward, Salt Lake Wasatch Stake; high priests teacher; former high councilor, stake Sunday School president, counselor in bishopric, mission leader, counselor in branch presidency, Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher, priests quorum adviser, served in Holland Mission, 1950-52; owner of bed and breakfast business; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU and doctorate from Columbia University; born in Logan, Utah, to Milo Purnel and Bertha Monson Skidmore Hobbs; married Nola Davis, three children. She is a former record extraction worker, Primary president, Young Women president, counselor in Relief Society presidency, Primary inservice leader, Primary teacher, served in North Central States Mission, 1947-49; attended Weber State Junior College and Utah State University; born in Preston, Idaho, to David Emanuel and Annie Nelson Davis.

Lorin J. Mendenhall, 62, Canada Winnipeg Mission; Welling Ward, Magrath Alberta Stake; Blazer leader and temple sealer; former counselor in stake presidency, stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, ward executive secretary, Scoutmaster, counselor in Sunday School presidency, served in Canadian Mission, 1951-53; retired high school guidance counselor; received bachelor's degree from the University of Alberta; born in Raymond, Alberta, to Thomas Tew and Nita Johnson Mendenhall; married Mildred Wilde, seven children. She is counselor in Relief Society presidency; former counselor in stake Young Women presidency, Young Women president, Laurel adviser, Beehive adviser, sports/camp director, counselor in Primary presidency, Primary teacher, Cub Scout den leader, and Relief Society teacher; attended the University of Alberta; born in Welling, Alberta, to Reed Leroy and Katie Glen Bullock Wilde.

Walter E. Wunderlich, 60, Germany Berlin Mission; Ashton Park Ward, Sacramento California East Stake; counselor in bishopric; former stake missionary, district president, executive secretary, Sunday School president, Sunday School teacher, ward mission leader, served in the Swiss-Austrian Mission, 1955-57; assistant attorney general for California; received associate degree from Pasadena City College, bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and law degree from Hastings College of the Law; born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Jean and Jane Burlingame Wunderlich; married Colleen Swainston, five children. She is a seminary teacher; former Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president, Mia Maid adviser, Laurel adviser, Primary president, Primary teacher, and Sunday School teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Preston, Idaho, to Heber Charles and Sylvia May Campbell Swainston.

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