New mission presidents

Credit: IRI
Credit: IRI
Credit: IRI
Credit: IRI

Four new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Arvid Alan Carlson, 62, and Kelly Lynn Lilly Carlson, five children, Wasatch Mountain Ward, Midway Utah Stake: Liberia Monrovia Mission. Brother Carlson serves as a young single adult adviser and is a former stake presidency counselor, district president, branch president, branch presidency counselor and missionary in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. Retired physician, United States State Department. Born in Oakes, North Dakota, to Carl Alvin Carlson and Gloria Mae Widmer Carlson.

Sister Carlson serves as a young single adult adviser and is a former district Primary president, ward Young Women president, branch Primary president and seminary teacher. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Morgan Eldon Lilly and Peggy Joyce Christy Lilly.

Kevin Harold Clawson, 58, and Toi Lyon Clawson, five children, Fairport Ward, Palmyra New York Stake: Sierra Leone Freetown Mission. Brother Clawson serves as a stake presidency counselor and is a former bishop, stake mission president, high priests group leader, area public affairs co-director and missionary in the France Paris Mission. President and chief executive officer, Reach the Children. Born in Landstuhl, Rhineland Pfalz, Germany, to Robert Marion Clawson Jr. and Elizabeth Silver Clawson.

Sister Clawson serves as a multi-stake public affairs director and is a former Hill Cumorah Pageant and area public affairs director, seminary teacher, and Primary music leader. Born in Salt Lake City to David Reed Lyon and Cherie Deanne Moss Lyon.

Brent Alan Palmer, 62, and Karen Sue Testi Palmer, five children, Mercer Island Ward, Bellevue Washington South Stake: California Modesto Mission. Brother Palmer serves as an area executive secretary and is a former stake presidency counselor, stake mission president, bishop, elders quorum president, ward mission leader and missionary in the New York Rochester Mission. Executive vice president and chief valuation officer, New Tower Trust Company. Born in Salt Lake City to Earl Harman Palmer and Shirley Ann Moscon Palmer.

Sister Palmer serves as a ward Primary worker and is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women and Primary president and ward missionary. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Testi and Shirley Mae Bock Testi.

John Stephen Rizley, 60, and Marilyn Marie Berg Rizley, four children, McDowell Mountain Ward, Scottsdale Arizona North Stake: Ukraine L’viv Mission, succeeding President Daniel E. Lattin and Sister Christine Lattin. Brother Rizley serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, seminary teacher and missionary in the Germany Hamburg Mission. Retired senior vice president and general manager, Cox Communications. Born in Covina, California, to John Henry Rizley and Beth Merrill Rizley.

Sister Rizley serves as a ward Relief Society teacher and is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president and seminary teacher. Born in Inglewood, California, to Alvin LeRoy Berg and LaRae Aleen Baird Berg.

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