New family history mission president

Elder James M. Paramore, with his wife, Helen Heslington Paramore, has been called by the First Presidency to preside over the missionaries and volunteers in the Family History Department at Church Headquarters. They succeed Richard W. Winder and his wife, Barbara Woodhead Winder, who have served since 1999.

A General Authority emeritus, Elder Paramore, 73, served in the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1977 to 1998. He served in the Presidency of the Seventy from 1987 to 1993. He is a former executive secretary to the Quorum of the Twelve and president of the Franco-Belgian Mission, regional representative and stake president. Before being called to the Seventy, he was executive director of the Utah Committee on Children and Youth and a member of the board of directors of the National Committee on Children and Youth. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James F. and Ruth C. Martin Paramore. He and his wife are the parents of six children, five living.

Sister Paramore served with her husband when he presided over the Franco-Belgian Mission, supervising the auxiliaries and has served in the presidencies of the Primary, Young Women and Relief Society, and as a visiting teacher for many years. She was born in Milford, Utah, to Richard A. and Lucille Heslington.

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