The first eight of this year's about 100 new mission presidents have been announced by the First Presidency. The mission presidents and their wives will begin their three-year terms of service about July 1. Their assignments will be announced later. The new mission presidents and their wives are:
Norman G. and Lou Ann M. Angus
Norman G. Angus, 65, Ballard North Ward, Roosevelt Utah East Stake; temple ordinance worker, Young Men presidency, former stake president and counselor, bishop and bishop's counselor; regional director of Utah Department of Human Services; received bachelor's degree from Utah State University and master's from the University of Utah; born in Ballard, Utah, to Leland M. and Minnie O. Lewis Angus; married Lou Ann Morrill, seven children. She is a temple ordinance worker, former Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president and adviser, Primary president and Sunday School teacher; attended Utah State University; born in Vernal, Utah, to Horace LeRoy and Clara E. Bartlett Morrill.
Ronald B. and Wanda W. Funk
Ronald Burton Funk, 55, American Fork 9th Ward, American Fork Utah East Stake; high priests group instructor and former stake president's counselor, stake mission president, high councilor, bishop, and ward mission leader; bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University; self-employed certified public accountant; born in Monterey Park, Calif., to Iven Verl and Mona Holladay Funk; married Wanda Lynne Walker, 10 children. She is a compassionate service leader, former stake and ward Relief Society president's counselor, Young Women president, Sunday School and Primary teacher; attended BYU; born in Denver, Colo., to Bernard Sanford and Wanda Arrowsmith Walker.
Michael J. and Mary Jean C. Glauser
Michael John Glauser, 47, Parleys 1st Ward, Salt Lake Parleys Stake; high councilor and former member of Church Pioneer Sesquicentennial Committee, bishop's counselor and Young Men president; self-employed business consultant; received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah, and Ph.D. from Purdue University; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Reed N. and Edith Rosetta Smith Glauser; married Mary Jean Curtis, five children. She is a Webelos leader and former Primary president and counselor, Relief Society instructor, and Webelos leader; received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Owen Keith and Betsy Holman Curtis.
LaDene N. and Boyd P. Hoglund
Boyd Park Hoglund, 63, Alpharetta Ward, Roswell Georgia Stake; temple ordinance worker and former mission president's counselor, tri-stake public affairs director, stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop; vice president of Health Services Software, bachelor's degree from BYU; born in American Fork, Utah, to Joseph Wilford and Catherine Sophia Park Hogland; married LaDene Dorothy Nash; four children. She is a temple ordinance worker and former stake Primary president, stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president, Young Women president; attended University of Utah and BYU; born in Murray, Utah, to Fred and Dorothea Elvera Larson Nash.
Joan W. and Jay L. Sitterud
Jay L. Sitterud, 52, Highland 7th Ward, Highland Utah East Stake; stake president's counselor, high councilor and bishop; field vice president of MONY group (Mutual of New York), bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Price, Utah, to J. LaVar and Donna Cox Sitterud; married Joan Goodall Wilkinson, six children. She is Relief Society president and former ward music chairman, choir director, Primary music leader and teacher; bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to John Victor and Margaret Johnstone Wilkinson.
John R. and Kathryn R. Smith
John Roger Smith, 62, Foxhill Ward, North Salt Lake Stake; former multi-region public affairs director and stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and bishop's counselor and is a lifetime Scouter; president, John Henry Smith Insurance; attended University of Utah; born in Washington, D. C., to John Henry and Sarah Jones Brown Smith; married Kathryn Robb, eight children. She is ward Relief Society president and former stake Young Women president, and ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president; born in Cedar City, Utah, to William Milton and Catherine Jones Robb.
Elizabeth Ann R. and Ralph W. Smith
Ralph Warren Smith, 54, Lacey 1st Ward, Lacey Washington Stake; former stake president and counselor, stake clerk, bishop and counselor; Assistant Secretary, Aging and Adult Services of Washington State; bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ralph Warren and Ireta Payne Smith; married Elizabeth Ann Rothey, six children. She is a temple ordinance worker and former Relief Society president and teacher, counselor in Young Women presidency, Primary teacher; attended Holyoak, Mass., Community College, and University of Maryland-Madrid, Spain, and South Puget Sound Community College; born in McKeesport, Pa., to Allen Dean and Elizabeth Pollak Rothey.
Thomas R. and Charlene B. Valletta
Thomas Roy Valletta, 49, Pleasant View 4th Ward, Pleasant View Utah Stake; high councilor, and former mission president's counselor, bishop's counselor, Young Men president and gospel doctrine teacher; manager of college curriculum for Church Educational System; bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU and doctorate from Northern Illinois University; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Angelo Dave and Norma Mastros Valletta; married Charlene Kyle Bordonaro, five children. She is a counselor in stake Young Women presidency and former Young Women and Primary president, counselor in Relief Society presidency; bachelor's degree, Western Michigan State University; born in Buffalo, N.Y., to Frank Thomas and Geraldine Phyllis Brotherston Bordonaro.