The first eight of the 1991 mission presidents have been called by the First Presidency. The new presidents and their wives will be assigned to a specific mission later and will assume their positions around July 1. They are:
Keith Clark Brimhall, 59, Alamo 1st Ward, Danville California Stake; first counselor in stake presidency, former bishop, high councilor, bishop's counselor, stake mission president; western district sales manager for Technical Coatings Co.; received bachelor's degree from San Jose State University; born in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of Ernest Lake and Margaret Pearl Clark Brimhall; married Janet Willson; four children; stake Relief Society counselor, former stake Relief Society secretary, board member, ward Relief Society counselor, homemaking leader, Sunday School teacher; received bachelor's degree from San Jose State University; born in San Jose, Calif., a daughter of Harold Orvis and Harriet Macomber Willson.
Larry Anson Call, 56, Afton 4th Ward, Afton Wyoming Stake; stake patriarch, former stake president, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president; served in Eastern States Mission, 1954-56; vice president of Maverik Country Stores; received bachelor's degree at University of Wyoming; born in Afton, Wyo., a son of Reuel Thomas and Verna Anson Call; married Kathleen Winters; five children. She is ward Relief Society president, former activities committee chair, Primary chorister, Relief Society teacher and pianist, Young Women president, chorister and nursery leader, Primary counselor and teacher; received bachelor's degree from University of Wyoming; born in Pinedale, Wyo., a daughter of E. Francis and Margaret Burton Winters.
Jess L. Christensen, 49, North Logan 1st Ward, North Logan Stake; president of Logan University First Stake, former stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishop, bishop's counselor, Sunday School teacher; served in Northern States Mission, 1960-62; director of Utah North area for Church Educational System, Logan Institute director; received bachelor's degree from Utah State University and master's degree from BYU; born in Afton, Wyo., a son of LeRoy and Ruby Baldwin Christensen; married Laurie Ann Palmer; nine children. She is spiritual living leader in the Relief Society, former homemaking leader, stake Relief Society board member, spiritual living leader, Primary president, Cub Scout leader; attended Utah State University; born in Farragut, Idaho, a daughter of Lawrence Robert and Juanita Jo Greer Mitchell Palmer.
Grant Gunnell, 64, Camino Ward, El Dorado California Stake; full-time missionary in Nigeria Aba Mission, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, stake executive secretary, stake missionary and stake mission president; owner/developer of Big O Tire Stores; attended Arizona State Teachers College; born in Howell, Utah, a son of Charles Brown and Myrtle Rebecca Cutler Gunnell; married Alice Petersen; three children. She is serving mission with her husband in the Nigeria Aba Mission, former Relief Society teacher, Young Women adviser, Relief Society counselor and Primary teacher; attended Lambson Business College and American River College; born in Ferron, Utah, a daughter of Wilford Christen and Lillian Foote Petersen.
Wayne Ace Millward, 54, Pocatello 38th Ward, Pocatello Idaho Stake; stake mission president, former high councilor, Sunday School teacher, Cubmaster, Primary music leader, ward mission leader, Scoutmaster, ward clerk, Young Men adviser; served mission in Brazil, 1956-59; FBI special agent; received two bachelor's degrees from Idaho State University and master's degree from Stanford University; born in Bancroft, Idaho, a son of George Otto and Elsie L. Whitworth Millward; married Ruth Ann Allingham; six children. She is a stake missionary, former Relief Society counselor and teacher, Sunday School teacher, Primary president, Young Women president, counselor and adviser, ward choir director, stake and ward drama director; instructional aide; served mission in Brazil, 1958-59; born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a daughter of Richard James and Ann Frances Ramus Allingham.
Michael Erin Nicholes, 50, Damascus Ward, Gresham Oregon Stake; Gospel Doctrine teacher, former bishopric counselor, high priest group leader, Young Men adviser, early morning seminary instructor, stake missionary; served mission in Korea, 1961-64; president of Mike Nicholes, Inc.; attended BYU and Michigan State University; born in Madison, Wis., a son of Henry Joseph and Hildegard Powter Nicholes; married Judith Lynne Brown; seven children. She is a Primary pianist, former Young Women adviser, Relief Society teacher, Primary president and counselor, Primary teacher and nursery leader, stake Primary counselor and secretary, stake Relief Society secretary; served mission to West Central States, 1960-62; general manager of Mike Nicholes, Inc.; attended BYU; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Donald Redford and Shirley Griener Johnson Brown.
Keith Christensen Nielsen, 47, Wasatch 6th Ward, Salt Lake Wasatch Stake; high councilor and stake Young Men president, former bishop and counselor, high priest group leader, Young Men counselor and adviser; served in Southern Australia Mission, 1962-64; president of Prime Telecommunications; received bachelor's degree and master's degree from University of Utah; born in Ephraim, Utah, a son of Maurice Soren and Audria Ardell Christensen Nielsen; married Beverly Cloward; three children. She is a Young Women basketball coach, former Relief Society counselor, Cub Scout den mother, Primary secretary, Young Women president and counselor, stake Young Women president; associate degree from Snow College, attended University of Utah; born in Moroni, Utah, a daughter of Donald Elliott and Amy LaVern Bulow Cloward.
Philip Cannon Pugsley, 50, Parleys 6th Ward, Salt Lake Parleys Stake; Blazer leader, former bishop and counselor, Young Men president, adviser and Scoutmaster; served in British Mission, 1962-64; lawyer; received bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Harry D. and Jeanne Cannon Pugsley; married Margaret Walton; six children. She is a stake Young Women president, former Relief Society teacher, Young Women president, counselor and adviser, stake Young Women presidency, Primary counselor; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Douglas Porter and Dora Norton Walton.