New mission presidents

The callings of six new mission presidents have been announced by the First Presidency.

They will be assigned to specific missions later and, along with their wives, will assume their responsibilities about July 1. The new mission presidents are:Charlton Arnold Ferrin Jr., 63, Monument Park 13th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake; ward temple coordinator, former stake Young Men president, high councilor, member of bishopric, branch president, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, and gospel doctrine teacher; served leadership mission to Salt Lake Liberty Stake, 1985-1987; assistant to vice president for University Relations at University of Utah; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah in 1948; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Charlton Arnold and Ellen Copening Ferrin; married Ruth RoLayne Rasmussen; four children. She is a ward temple coordinator with her husband, former member of stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president and adviser, Primary president's counselor and teacher, member of Relief Society presidency; served leadership mission with husband to Salt Lake Liberty Stake, 1985-1987; born in Murray, Utah, a daughter of Leonal Eustus and Ruth Thompson Rasmussen.

Kenneth Albert Griffiths, 63, Butler 29th Ward, Salt Lake Butler Stake; member of Sunday School presidency, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president's counselor, gospel doctrine teacher, and Scoutmaster; works part-time at Utah Boys Ranch; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah in 1950, master's degree from Columbia University in 1952, and doctorate from University of Utah in 1967; born in Midvale, Utah, a son of John and Libbie Wimmer Griffiths; married Beryl Jones; five children. She is a stake Primary president's secretary and Primary organist, former stake Relief Society homemaking leader, Relief Society president and counselor, Primary president's counselor, ward choir director, ward organist, den mother, and Mia Maid teacher; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Joseph Oscar and Vella Ann Clarke Jones.

Melvin Salway Tagg, 60, Union 27th Ward, Sandy Utah Cottonwood Creek Stake; currently serving full-time mission in the Cook Islands, former stake patriarch, stake mission president, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, Seventies leader; served mission in New Zealand, 1948-1951; retired; received bachelor's degree from University of Alberta in 1955, master's degree from BYU in 1959, and doctorate from BYU in 1963, also did post-doctorate work at BYU and University of Calgary; born in Cardston, Alberta, a son of Robert Harold and Eva Ellen May Salway Tagg; married Wilma `C' Hansen; seven children. She is serving mission in Cook Islands with her husband, former Relief Society president and teacher, ward activity chairman, and institute teacher; born in Cardston, Alberta, a daughter of Wilford Martin and Alma Coombs Hansen.

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