Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1.
Jens Hjarup Andersen, 50, and Susanne Duus Christensen Andersen, five children, Denmark Copenhagen Mission; Allerod Ward, Copenhagen Denmark Stake. Brother Andersen, stake president, is a former stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, stake mission president, ward mission leader and missionary in the England Bristol Mission. Coordinator, Church Educational System. Born in Helleruplund, Denmark, to Poul Borge and Kirsten Hjarup Andersen.
Sister Andersen is a counselor in a ward Primary presidency and a former ward Young Women president and counselor, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Helleruplund, Denmark, to Karl Johan Duus and Elisabeth Conradsen Christensen.
Lawrence Paul Blunck, 53, and Karen Janeece Hawman Blunck, four children, Peru Lima North Mission; Canby 2nd Ward, Oregon City Oregon Stake. Brother Blunck is ward Young Men president and a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a ward Young Men presidency and missionary in the Peru Lima Mission. Partner, Blunck & Walhood LLC. Born in Hood River, Ore., to Alfred Carl and Beverly Kay Garrett Blunck.
Sister Blunck serves as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency and is a former counselor in ward Young Women and Relief Society presidencies, seminary teacher and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in Sacramento, Calif., to Phillip Arthur and Grace Ardele Hawman.
David Wills DeLaMare, 53, and Kayla Harris DeLaMare, six children, Philippines Quezon City Mission; Westwood Heights 2nd Ward, Kearns Utah Stake. Brother DeLaMare is ward Young Men president and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor and missionary in the Philippines Manila Mission. Vice president, Mountain America Credit Union. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Donlon Philip and Ardith Kimball DeLaMare.
Sister DeLaMare is a ward Relief Society president and a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and ward Primary music leader. Born in Murray, Utah, to Norman Kendall and Diana Cutler Harris.
Richard Charles Neitzel Holzapfel, 55, and Jeni Carol Broberg Holzapfel, five children, Alabama Birmingham Mission; Hobble Creek 11th Ward, Springville Utah Hobble Creek Stake. Brother Holzapfel serves as ward Young Men president and is a former high councilor, bishop, stake mission president, gospel doctrine writing committee member and missionary in the Italy Milan Mission. Professor, Brigham Young University. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho; son of Robert William and Arleen McDaniel Holzapfel.
Sister Holzapfel serves as a ward Young Women adviser and is a former ward Primary president, ward Young Women president and counselor and Primary teacher. Born in Glendale, Calif., to Jack McLane and Susannah Speierman Broberg.
Neall Weston Humphrey, 61, and Leslie Diepenbrock Humphrey, four children, Chile Concepcion Mission; El Dorado Hills Ward, Folsom California Stake. Brother Humphrey is a stake marriage and family relations teacher and is a former stake Young Men president, high councilor, seminary teacher, bishop and missionary in the North Argentine Mission. President, Creative Concepts. Born in Sacramento, Calif., to Rufus William and Marie Weston Humphrey.
Sister Humphrey serves as a stake marriage and family relations teacher and is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, Sunday School teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Reno, Nev., to John Robert and Jessie Lucille Edgar Diepenbrock.
Jorge Gonzalo Montoya, 42, and Fatima Alexandra Urgiles Montoya, three children, Venezuela Valencia Mission; El Vergel Ward, Quito Ecuador Calderon Stake. Brother Montoya is a counselor in the Ecuador Quito Mission presidency and is a former stake president, counselor in a bishopric, stake secretary, high councilor and missionary in the Ecuador Guayaquil Mission. Country manager, for the Church. Born in Quito, Ecuador, to Jorge Anibal Montoya Garrido and Hipatia Cardenas Granja Montoya.
Sister Montoya is a ward Relief Society teacher and a former ward Young Women president and counselor, ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and seminary teacher. Born in Portoviejo, Ecuador, to Cesar Augusto Urgiles Miranda and Nelva Mariana Centeno Pita Urgiles.
Gary Lowell Packer, 59, and Paula Pearson Packer, five children, Democratic Republic of Congo Lubumbashi Mission; Compton Bench Ward, Farmington Utah North Stake. He serves as the executive secretary to the Area Presidency of the Africa Southeast Area and is a former temple missionary in the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, real estate missionary in the Africa Southeast Area, bishop, high councilor and missionary in the Franco-Belgian Mission. Retired corporate vice president and commercial department manager, First American Title Insurance Agency of Utah. Born in Brigham City, Utah, to Lowell Wight and Dorothy La Venna Marble Packer.
Sister Packer serves as the assistant executive secretary to the Area Presidency of the Africa Southeast Area and served with her husband in the Johannesburg South Africa Temple and Africa Southeast Area and is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency and ward Relief Society teacher. Born in Provo, Utah, to Glenn Laurentz and Ardith Amelia Hunsaker Pearson.