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New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced the call of eight more mission presidents. The new presidents and their wives will be assigned to a specific mission later and will begin their service about July 1. Those called are:

William C. Bollard, 38, Irvine 1st Ward, Irvine California Stake; mission president's counselor, former stake president's counselor, bishop's counselor, branch president, and Young Men president; served in Argentina Rosario Mission, 1974-76; attorney; earned bachelor's degree from BYU and juris doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law; born in Van Nuys, Calif., a son of Charles S. and Marilyn J. Martyn Bollard; married Christy L. Wells, four children. She is a Young Women president, former Relief Society and Primary teacher, Young Women adviser, and den leader; attended BYU; born in Los Angeles, Calif., a daughter of Charles W. and Tressie L. Marx Wells.Stephen G. Boyden, 52, Yale 2nd Ward, Salt Lake Bonneville Stake; stake president's counselor, former stake mission president's counselor, bishop's counselor, high priests group leader, ward Young Men president, Sunday School teacher, teachers quorum adviser, and Scoutmaster; assistant Utah attorney general, earned bachelor's degree and juris doctorate from the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of John Sterling and Orpha Sweeten Boyden; married Patricia Shumway, six children. She is a stake Young Women president, former stake Relief Society president's counselor, LDSSA adviser, Young Women and Primary president, Relief Society teacher, ward organist, and Blazer Scout leader; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Utah; born in Tremonton, Utah, a daughter of Jack and Mildred Lund Shumway.

Ralph G. Degn, 52, River Heights 3rd Ward, Providence Utah Stake; bishop, former bishop and counselor, stake and ward organist, Sunday School teacher, and Varsity Scout coach; served in Brazil Mission, 1960-63; retired founder and chief executive officer of display fireworks manufacturing company; earned bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and master's degree from Georgetown University; born in Logan, Utah, a son of Wilford Bennie and Iris Swapp Degn; married Mary Ann Daynes, eight children. She is a former stake camp and sports director, Relief Society president's counselor and teacher, Young Women president's counselor, Sunday School and Primary teacher, and cultural arts specialist; attended the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Wilford W. and Antoinette Ivins Wilson Daynes.

Gilberto Laparra, 47, Jardines Ward, Guatemala City Guatemala Central Stake; mission president's counselor, former mission president's executive secretary, stake president, stake Young Men president, branch president's counselor, and high priests group leader; real estate manager for the Church; attended Education Musical Magisterio; born in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, a son of Buenaventura Antonio and Amparo Clementina Martinez Pinajel Laparra; married Amanda de Jesus Veliz Jimenez, four children. She is a stake Relief Society president's counselor, former stake Young Women president, temple worker, and ward Young Women president; commercial secretary; attended Superior School of Commerce; born in Puerto Barrios, Izabal, Guatemala, a daughter of Francisco and Teresa Guillermina Jimenez Veliz.

Arlo R. Nelson, 64, Oakridge 1st Ward, Farmington Utah Oakridge Stake; Sunday School teacher, former stake missionary, bishop and counselor, ward clerk, high priests group leader, assistant and instructor, priests quorum adviser, and Sunday School teacher; served in New England Mission, 1956-58; retired planning consultant; earned bachelor's degree from Utah State University and master's degree from BYU; born in Driggs, Idaho, a son of James Clarence and Viola Agnes Thompson Nelson; married Karen Webb, six children. She is a Relief Society teacher, former General Church Writing Committee member, stake missionary, stake Blazer leader, Relief Society president's counselor and teacher, Young Women president, counselor and adviser, seminary teacher, and Sunday School teacher; assistant principal and teacher; earned bachelor's degree from BYU and master's degree from Utah State University; born in Monroe, Utah, a daughter of Glyde and Christie Ilene Morrison Webb.

Karl T. Pope, 55, Edgemont 21st Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont South Stake; Missionary Training Center branch president, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward executive secretary, elders quorum president and counselor, and teacher development director; served in Northern Far East Mission, 1957-60; BYU professor of theater; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU, and doctorate from Wayne State University; born in Vernal, Utah, a son of Lloyd Theodore and Oris Powell Pope; married Connie Lundell, seven children. She is a stake athletic director and Young Women adviser, former Relief Society president's counselor, secretary and teacher, district Primary president, ward Primary president, counselor and teacher; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Vernal, Utah, a daughter of Harold M and Sarah Ruth Hart Lundell.

Carlos C. Revillo, 53, General Santos 2nd Branch, General Santos Philippines District; mission president's counselor, former district president and counselor, district mission president, district high councilor, and branch president; unit manager for life insurance company; earned associate degree from Central Mindanao Colleges; born in General Santos, Philippines, a son of Panfilo N. and Luciana C. Broniola Revillo; married Amparo Garcia, six children. She is a Sunday School teacher, former district Relief Society president, district and branch Primary president, seminary teacher, and Sunday School teacher; earned bachelor's degree from the Notre Dame of Dadiangas College; born in Tupi, Philippines, a daughter of Sixto Palcony and Feliza Esquivel Rivera Garcia.

J. Moreira Silva, 38, Santo Andre 1st Ward, Santo Andre Brazil Stake; stake president, former regional public communications director, stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor; company president; earned degree from Methodist University; born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a son of Miguel Moreira and Maura Ferreira Silva; married Vanerlene Mello Oliveira, two children. She is a Relief Society teacher, former Young Women adviser and Primary president; born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a daughter of Alfredo Teixeira and Emilia da Fonte Mello Oliveira.

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