The First Presidency has called five new directors of visitor centers or historic sites and their wives who will serve with them. They will begin service about Jan. 1, 2009.
David Walter Freeman, 64, Mormon Handcart Historic Sites; former bishop and counselor, high councilor, temple ordinance worker, missionary in the Mormon Handcart Historic Sites and missionary in the Denmark Mission. Farmer. Born in Prescott, Ariz., to Joseph Calvin and Dorothy Ray Freeman. Married Anita Kaye Davidson.
Sister Freeman served with her husband as a missionary in the Mormon Handcart Historic Sites and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and temple ordinance worker. Born in Rexburg, Idaho, to Lenold and Syble Lee Davidson.
Michael H. Holmes, 67, Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission; Dimple Dell Park Ward, Sandy Utah Granite View Stake; Area Seventy; former president of the Missouri Independence Mission, regional representative, stake president, bishop and gospel doctrine teacher. Retired general contractor. Born in Wichita, Kan., to John Harvey and Doris Catt Holmes. Married Marian Roberts.
Sister Holmes served with her husband in the Missouri Independence Mission and is a former stake and ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Primary teacher, temple receptionist and temple ordinance worker. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Boyd Elmo and Louise Fahrni Roberts.
Robert Coulson Rich, 64, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center; Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake; ward missionary; former bishop and counselor, high councilor, ward Sunday School teacher, ward executive secretary and missionary in the Austrian Mission. Advisory board, DSC Logistics and retired executive vice president, Master Lock Co. Born in Washington D.C., to Joseph Charles and Ruth Smith Rich. Married Mary Ruth Willey.
A ward missionary, Sister Rich is a former stake Primary president, president and counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and seminary teacher. Born in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Ivan Robison and Evelyn Bourne Willey.
Brian Cheever Swinton, 64, St. George Utah Temple Visitors Center; Great Falls Ward, McLean Virginia Stake; ward mission leader; former president of the Washington D.C. Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the British Mission. Principal and owner of Brian Swinton Associates. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Elden G. Miller and Venice C. McCall. Married Sue Annette Stayner.
A stake Relief Society president, Sister Swinton served with her husband in the Washington D.C. Mission and is a former ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Horace Burns and June Larsen Stayner.
Michael Clark Taylor, 61, Park City Family Tree Center; Jeremy Ward, Park City Utah Stake; high priest group secretary; former high councilor, ward mission leader, counselor in a bishopric, ward Young Men president and Scoutmaster. Co-Founder, Petrarch Capital LLC. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Trude Carl and Joan Clark Taylor. Married Mary Lynna Simpson.
A counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency, Sister Taylor is a former temple ordinance worker, ward Young Women president and nursery leader. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Robert Edward and Myrleen Henrie Simpson.