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New mission presidents

Eight new mission presidents have been called by the First Presidency. The mission presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1. Their assignments will be announced later. Here are their names and biographical information:

Carol and Eldon Daniel Bowen

Eldon Daniel Bowen, 65, Pocatello 1st Ward, Pocatello Idaho Highland Stake; recently returned with his wife from missionary service to Southeast Asia Area, former Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher, stake president and counselor, high councilor and bishop; retired president/CEO of Bowen Petroleum, received bachelor's degree in accounting from Utah State University; born in Burley, Idaho, to Daniel and Ida Eliza Tueller Bowen; married Carol Maree James; five children. She served as a missionary with husband, former ward organist, stake and ward Relief Society president; studied business at Boise Junior College; born in Logan, Utah, to David Wilmer and Irva Price James.

Lynette and Shayne Martell Bowen

Shayne Martell Bowen, 45, Brentwood Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho West Stake; high priests group instructor; former stake president, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and counselor, Varsity Scout leader, and missionary in Chile Santiago Mission; owner of Bowen Insurance Inc.; received bachelor's degree in English at BYU and certifications as chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant at American College; born in Rigby, Idaho, to Lyle and Jacqueline Neeley Bowen; married Lynette Mortensen; seven children. She is a ward Young Women president; former ward music chairman, choir director, Cub Scout den leader, nursery leader, Relief Society spiritual living teacher, member of ward Primary presidency, member of stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president; received bachelor's degree in elementary education from BYU; born in Ashton, Idaho, to Max Christian and Bonnie Jean Schwendiman Mortensen.

Rex Otto and Alice Carlson

Rex Otto Carlson; 53, Vancouver 3rd Ward, Vancouver Washington Stake; high councilor; former Varsity Scout leader, stake president's counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, and missionary in Korean Mission; salesman with West Coast Beauty Supply; received MBA degree from Arizona State University; born in Burley, Idaho, to Earl H. and Leona Peterson Carlson; married Alice Pearl Gatliff; five children. She is a Primary teacher; former counselor in ward Relief Society and Young Women presidencies, Relief Society instructor, ward Primary president and counselor; sales clerk at West Coast Beauty Supply; attended BYU and Arizona State university; born in Salado, Texas, to Monta Garfield and Ada May Brownfield Gatliff.

Judith and Keith Reid Edwards

Keith Reid Edwards, 57, Frenchman Hills Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Central Stake; regional welfare agent and temple ordinance worker; former seminary teacher, stake president and counselor, and bishop and counselor; attorney; received juris doctorate from University of Utah; born in Las Vegas, Nev., to Elbert Bird and Mary Veon Edwards; married Judith Lee Higgins; seven children. She is a counselor in stake Relief Society presidency and temple ordinance worker; former stake missionary, counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, ward family history consultant, counselor in ward Young Women presidency, and Primary teacher; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Las Vegas, Nev., to Clark Worthen and Mary Lee Higgins.

Herbert James and Sue Pressler

Herbert James Pressler, 43, Oakhurst Ward, Sydney Australia Hebersham Stake; stake president; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop's counselor, and ward mission leader, sales consultant for NSW insulation; born in Adelaide, Australia, to Harry and Erica Marie Heinrich Koglin; married Sue Marie Leach; three children. She is a seminary teacher; former Primary teacher, stake Young Women secretary, Relief Society spiritual living teacher, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president and counselor; secretary at Temp-Rite Insulation; born in Adelaide, Australia, to Kenneth Ross and Gloria Marie McDougall Leach.

Jennifer and Martin Reed Slater

Martin Reed Slater, 44, Torrance 2nd Ward, Torrance California North Stake; seminary teacher; former priests quorum adviser, stake president and counselor, bishop, ward Young Men president, and missionary in Thailand Bangkok Mission; president and owner of First Water Investments, attorney; received juris doctorate at BYU; born in Lynwood, Calif., to George Richard Slater and Ferris Lee Pearce Slater-Owens; married Jennifer Sue Frazier, three children. She is a counselor in ward Young Women presidency, former Primary teacher, secretary in stake Young Women presidency, ward Scout committee member, counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, Cub Scout den leader, and ward activities committee chairman; owner of real estate management company; attended El Camino College; born in Santa Monica, Calif., to Lorne L. and Georgia Lynn Lipe Frazier.

Helen and John Roger Stone

John Roger Stone; 58, Westchester Ward, New York New York Stake; mission president's counselor; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; founder and president of Markstown Investment Management; received doctorate in economics at Cornell University; born in El Paso, Texas, to Orville Jackson and Bathena Perkins Stone; married Helen Marie Bartlett; five children. She works in the mission office of the New York New York North Mission; former ward Relief Society president, stake Relief Society president, ward Primary president and counselor, counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, and branch Young Women president; teacher of nutrition and food science at Cornell University; received master's degree in Nutrition and food science at BYU; born in Plainfield, N.J., to Jeffrey Hobart and Erma Worley Bartlett.

Randy Woodbury and Linda Wilkinson

Randy Woodbury Wilkinson, 55, St. George 16th Ward, St. George Utah East Stake; stake president; former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, bishop, branch president's counselor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Scottish Mission; president and owner of Wilkinsion Electric Inc.; received MBA at BYU; born in Cedar City, Utah, to Kay Williams and Lail Woodbury Wilkinson; married Linda Kae Neilson; six children. She is a ward public affairs director, former Relief Society spiritual living teacher, ward Young Women president, Relief Society home management teacher, stake girls camp director, counselor in Young Women presidency, and Primary Merrie Miss teacher; received associate degree at Dixie College; born in St. George, Utah, to Peter Taylor and Isabell Prisbrey Neilson.

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