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New regional representatives

STEVEN D. BENNION, 50, Rexburg 10th Ward, Rexburg Idaho East Stake; to serve the Burley Idaho, Rupert Idaho, and St. Anthony Idaho regions; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, assistant priests quorum adviser, and teachers quorum adviser; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, master's degree from Cornell University, and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin; president of Ricks College; born in Salt Lake City, Utah; married Marjorie Hopkins.

GRANT "R" BRIMHALL, 54, Thousand Oaks 4th Ward, Thousand Oaks California Stake; to serve the Bakersfield California and Santa Barbara California regions; former stake president, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, and ward Young Men president; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU, master's degree and doctorate from the University of Southern California; city manager of Thousand Oaks; born in Taylor, Ariz.; married Avis Marie Ardian.ROBERT H. GARFF, 49, North Canyon 4th Ward, Bountiful Utah North Canyon Stake; to serve the Syracuse Utah Region; former General Sunday School Board member, mission president, stake president, bishop, and elders quorum president; received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah; owner and general manager of auto dealership; born in Salt Lake City, Utah; married Katharine Bagley.

DARYL H. GARN, 53, Mesa 30th Ward, Mesa Arizona East Stake; to serve the Phoenix Arizona North and Phoenix Arizona West regions; former mission president's counselor, stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and priests quorum adviser; received bachelor's degree from Utah State University, doctor of dental surgery degree from Western Reserve University, and medical science degree from Temple University; orthodontist; born in Tremonton, Utah; married Irene Hall.

KARI JUHANI ASLAK HAIKKOLA, 55, Turku Ward, Tampere Finland Stake; to serve the Helsinki Finland and Oslo Norway regions; former mission president's counselor and stake president; received law degree from Turku University; board member of Nimery Oy; born in Helsinki, Finland; married Auli Anita Nurmi.

PAUL V. HINMAN, 46, Charleston 1st Ward, Charleston West Virginia Stake; to serve the Charleston West Virginia, Cincinnati Ohio, and Louisville Kentucky regions; former stake president, high councilor, bishop, ward executive secretary, elders quorum president, and Sunday School teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU and master's degree from the University of California; project scientist; born in Oregon City, Ore.; married Connie Louise Cresap.

MAX B. HOLBROOK, 63, Damascus Ward, Gresham Oregon South Stake; to serve the Eugene Oregon and Medford Oregon regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, Aaronic priesthood general secretary and instructor; received doctorate of dental medicine from the University of Oregon Dental School; dentist; born in Chesterfield, Idaho; married Theo Nora Mumford.

TONY C. KNUDSEN, 57, Albuquerque 5th Ward, Albuquerque New Mexico Stake; to serve the Blanding Utah, Farmington New Mexico, and Gallup New Mexico regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, seminary teacher, and Sunday School teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; retired partner in CPA firm; born in Fairview, Idaho; married Elizabeth Ann Powell.

D. BIRCH LARSEN, 66, Edinburg Ward, McAllen Texas Stake; to serve the Lisbon Portugal Region; former mission president and counselor, district council member, institute instructor, and gospel doctrine teacher; received bachelor's degree from the University of Utah; owner of pharmacy company; born in Monroe, Utah; married Melba Joan Parker.

SHIH-AN LIANG, 45, Taipei 2nd Ward, Taipei Taiwan West Stake; to serve the Kaohsiung Taiwan and Taipei Taiwan regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, assistant ward clerk, and Young Men president; received bachelor's degree from National Chung Hsing University and master's degree from Texas A & M University; professor at National Chung Hsing University; born in Taipei, Taiwan; married Hsiao-Yun Jen.

GARY S. MATSUDA, 41, Yokosuka Servicemen Branch, Servicemen-Honshu Japan District; to serve the Kyoto Japan Region; former district president and counselor, bishop's counselor, branch president, seventies president, stake missionary, and Sunday School teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; assistant regional director for Japan and Korea for Investigative Agency of the U.S. Navy; born in Chicago, Ill.; married Jodee Welchman.

WILLIAM W. PARMLEY, 56, Alamo 1st Ward, Danville California Stake; to serve the San Jose California and Menlo Park California regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and gospel doctrine teacher; received bachelor's degree from Harvard College and doctor of medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at University of California, San Francisco; born in Salt Lake City, Utah; married Shanna Lee Nielsen.

L. MARVIN PETERSON, 63, Boise 11th Ward, Boise Idaho North Stake; to serve the Nampa Idaho and Weiser Idaho regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and couselor, and elders quorum president; received bachelor's degree from BYU; automobile dealer; born in Boise, Idaho; married Jean Howard.

JESSE ELDRED STAY, 70, Huntington Beach 4th Ward, Huntington Beach California Stake; to serve the Los Angeles California Region; former Sunday School general board member, mission president, temple sealer, stake president, high councilor, bishop, and high priest's group leader; received bachelor's degree from the UCLA, and master's degree from George Washington University; retired director of Department of Media Production at BYU; born in Draper, Utah; married Helen Lela Valantine.

FRANK V. TRYTHALL, 44, Granite Bay 1st Ward, Roseville California Stake; to serve the Fair Oaks California and Roseville California regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, seminary teacher, and priests quorum adviser; received bachelor's degree from BYU; managing partner of CPA firm; born in Salt Lake City, Utah; married Nancy Lou Winkel.

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