The First Presidency has called seven new Missionary Training Center presidents who will begin their service in January 2001.
The new leaders and their wives are Larry and Georgia Lee Hanks, E. Jerald and Joan Haws, Donald E. and Beverly P. Jacobson, Blaine P. and Clarice T. Jensen, Colin H. and Nancy J. Miller, Lowell M. and Marie K. Taylor, and David B. and Anne G. Wirthlin.
Georgia Lee and Larry B. Hanks
Larry Berkley Hanks, 60, Union 1st Ward, Sandy Utah Cottonwood Creek Stake; assigned to Brazil; is a former president of the Brazil Brasilia Mission, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, teacher development instructor and Young Men president. He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and master's degree from American College and was financial planner for MassMutual. He was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Victor and Marjorie Hanks. He married Georgia Lee Gammett. They are parents of seven children.
E. Jerald Haws, 65, Santa Barbara 2nd Ward, Santa Barbara California Stake; assigned to Spain; is a former mission president, stake president, high councilor, bishop, stake Young Men president and institute instructor. He received a bachelor's degree from University of California at Santa Barbara and Juris Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and was an attorney for Haws, Record, Williford and Magnusson. He was born Nov.5, 1935, in Bell, Calif., to Karl Nelbert and Wanda E. Tremelling Haws. He married Joan Haws. They are parents of five children.
Donald Evans Jacobson, 60, Yuma 9th Ward, Yuma Arizona Stake; assigned to Mexico; is a former mission president, stake president, patriarch, high councilor, bishop and counselor. He is president of The Jacobsen Companies. He was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Tucson, Ariz., to Carl Cecil and Helen Pearl Tanner Jacobson. He married Beverly Price. They are parents of six children.
Blaine Parley Jensen, 67, Pleasant View 5th Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake; assigned to England; has served as regional representative, mission president, counselor in stake presidency, temple sealer, bishop and humanitarian missionary. He received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University and master's degree from BYU. He is retired after serving as director of Administration of International Affairs for the Church. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army. He was born April 22, 1933, in Boise, Idaho, to Norris Parley and Lillian Loveland Jensen. He married Clarice Talbot. They are parents of four children.
Colin Harris Miller, 68, Bountiful 34th Ward, Bountiful Utah Heights Stake, assigned to Colombia; he has served as mission president, bishop, high councilor, high priest group leader and stake mission president. He is self-employed and has worked as vice president of Development Funding Corp. He earned a bachelor's degree from BYU. He was born Sept. 7, 1932, to Douglas and Annie Elizabeth Harris Miller. He married Nancy Josephine. They are parents of four children.
Lowell Moon Taylor, 69, Kaysville 8th Ward, Kaysville Utah Central Stake; assigned to Philippines; he has served as mission president, patriarch, high councilor and bishop. He was self-employed before retirement. He was also a salesman and supply officer in the U.S. Air Force. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. He was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nephi Welling and Drucilla Moon Taylor. He married Marie King. They are parents of five children.
David B. Wirthlin, 65, Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake, assigned to Provo; he has served as mission president, stake president, bishop, high councilor, gospel doctrine teacher and stake mission president. He was a hospital administrator for Intermountain Health Care before retirement. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and master's degree from the University of Minnesota. He was born Sept. 19, 1935, to Elder Joseph B. and Madeline Bitner Wirthlin. He married Anne Goalen. They are parents of six children.