The First Presidency has called six new Missionary Training Center presidents and their wives, who will serve with them. They will begin service about Jan. 1, 2009.
Boyd Louis Cardon, 66, Mexico Missionary Training Center; Evergreen Ward, Rexburg Idaho Center Stake; temple ordinance worker and area family history adviser; former president of the Costa Rica San Jose Mission, area executive secretary, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop and missionary in the Uruguay Mission. Retired math professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Ricks College. Born in Allison, N.M., to Joseph Phillip and Anna Marie Rothlisberger Cardon. Married Terri Le Horrock.
A temple ordinance worker and area family history adviser, Sister Cardon served with her husband in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission and is a former assistant area executive secretary, and ward Relief Society president and teacher. Born in Pocatello, Idaho to Raymond John and Ruth Elaine Damron Horrocks.
Thomas Edward Cavanaugh, 57, Colombia Missionary Training Center; Seminole Ward, St. Petersburg Florida Stake; counselor in the stake presidency; former president of the Colombia Barranquilla Mission, bishop, high priest group leader and missionary in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission. Retired chiropractic physician and management consultant. Born in East Chicago, Ind., to Edward Boniface and Elizabeth Jo Schaffer Cavanaugh. Married Colleen Jamison.
Sister Cavanaugh served with her husband in the Colombia Barranquilla Mission and is a former stake and ward Relief Society president and seminary teacher. Born in Van Nuys, California to Nolan Keller and Ida Mae Jamison.
Terry Raymond Clegg, 61, England Missionary Training Center, Farmington 8th Ward, Farmington Utah North Stake; sealer in the Bountiful Utah Temple; former president of the England Manchester Mission, member of the Young Men General Board, high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, and missionary in the Central British Mission. Partner in a consulting company. Born in Park City, Utah, to James Raymond and Edythe Grace Johnson Clegg. Married Melodee Larsen.
Music director in the ward Relief Society and a family history consultant, Sister Clegg served with her husband in the England Manchester Mission and is a former counselor in stake and ward Primary presidencies, ward Relief Society president, and Cub Scout leader. Born in Van Nuys, Calif., to Glen C and LaJune Irene Sorenson Larsen, raised by Earl J. and Mabel L. Michaelson.
Thomas Glen Hendricks, 64, Dominican Republic Missionary Training Center; Buena Vista (Spanish) Ward, Bakersfield California South Stake; temple ordinance worker, ward family history consultant and Cub Scout leader; former president of the Costa Rica San Jose Mission, bishop, branch president, ward mission leader and missionary in the Central American Mission. Retired elementary school principal. Born in Whittier, Calif., to Glen Montrose and Barbara Dean Jones Hendricks. Married Susan Kate Jones.
A temple ordinance worker, ward family history consultant, Primary Activity Day leader and ward pianist, Sister Hendricks served with her husband in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission and is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president. Born in Fresno, Calif., to Herbert Jones Jr. and Wanda Elaine Curtis Jones.
Robert John Kennerley, 67, Philippines Missionary Training Center; Lynfield Ward, Auckland New Zealand Mt. Roskill Stake; counselor in the stake presidency; former president of the Philippines Quezon City West Mission, counselor in the New Zealand Auckland Mission presidency, stake president, missionary with his family in the Phillipines Mission and missionary in the Samoa Mission. Retired travel agency managing director. Born in Auckland, New Zealand to Eric James and Evelyn Hilda Kennerley. Married Taimi Salanoa.
A ward Relief Society president, Sister Kennerley served with her husband in the Philippines Quezon City Mission, with her family in the Philippines Mission, and is a former stake Young Women president and seminary teacher. Born in Vaimoso, Samoa, to Iosa and Siiae Salanoa.
Ralph Warren Smith, 63, Provo Missionary Training Center; Mount Mahogany 1st Ward, Pleasant Grove Utah Mount Mahogany Stake; counselor in a district presidency at the Provo Missionary Training Center; former president of the Utah Provo Mission, stake president, temple ordinance worker, bishop and missionary in the New England States Mission. Retired assistant secretary, Department of Social and Health Services for the state of Washington. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ralph Warren and Ireta Payne Smith. Married Elizabeth Ann Rothey.
A part-time missionary at the Provo Missionary Training Center, Sister Smith served with her husband in the Utah Provo Mission and as a CES missionary in the Mexico Monterrey East Mission. She is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in ward Primary and Young Women presidencies and temple ordinance worker. Born in McKeesport, Pa., to Allan Dean and Elizabeth Nmi Pollak Rothey.