New mission presidents

The First Presidency has announced the calling of 10 new mission presidents. They will be assigned to specific missions later and, along with their wives, will assume their positions around July 1. The mission presidents are:

O. Douglas Alston, 62, Lethbridge 4th Ward, Lethbridge Alberta Stake; stake president's counselor, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and gospel doctrine teacher; retired educator; earned bachelor's and master's degree from Utah State University and educator degree from University of Alberta; born in Magrath, Alberta, a son of Joseph William and Norma Goddard Woolley Alston; married Marian Janet Turner; six children. She is Relief Society inservice leader, former Primary president's counselor and secretary, Relief Society president's counselor, Sunday School teacher, Relief Society teacher, and Young Women sports director; served in Western Canada Mission, 1954-56; born in Magrath, Alberta, a daughter of George Frederick and Thelma Naylor Turner.Luis Afredo Amado F., 39, Guatemala 8th Ward, Guatemala City Guatemala Stake; high councilor and institute teacher, former stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, and temple sealer; served in Washington Spanish Mission, 1972-74; temple recorder and certified translator; born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, a son of Carlos and Rosario Albertina Funes Amado; married Ruth Nohemi Gamez P.; four children. She is Relief Society president, former Young Women president and counselor, Primary president, Jr. Sunday School coordinator, seminary teacher, and Primary teacher; born in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, a daughter of Franco Javier and Josefina Perez Gamez P.

Ralph Dean Chipman, 39, Bryan Ward, Salt Lake Sugar House Stake; bishop, former high councilor, stake Young Single Interest chairman, financial clerk, elders quorum president's counselor, Sunday School president's counselor and Sunday School teacher; served in Brazil Central Mission, 1970-72; certified public accountant; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Dean Whitaker and Phyllis Gene Jensen Chipman; married Colleen Sorensen; three children. She is visiting teacher, former Primary president, Relief Society teacher, visiting teaching supervisor, Young Single Interest activities chairperson, Sunday School teacher, and ward chorister; served mini-mission in Uruguay and Paraguay; born in Alhambra, Calif., a daughter of Asael Taylor and Ida Lorene Mason Sorensen.

David Lee Frischknect, 34, Fruit Heights 4th Ward, Fruit Heights Utah Stake; Young Men president, former bishop's counselor, gospel doctrine teacher, elders quorum president, and Scoutmaster; served in Guatemala City Guatemala Mission, 1974-76; Church translation department manager; earned bachelor's degree from BYU and master's degree from University of Utah; born in Petersburg, Va., a son of Clair Elden and Jean Miller Frischknect; married Nancy Hamilton; five children. She is Relief Society president's counselor, former Primary president's counselor, Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, and Relief Society inservice leader; born in Whittier, Calif., a daughter of Earl Hodges and Colleen Ruth Page Hamilton.

Clyde Glen Harper, 59, Emerson 2nd Ward, Paul Idaho Stake; high priests group leader, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, YMMIA president, Explorer adviser, and served mission in Fiji, 1987-88; farmer; born in Rupert, Idaho, a son of Leslie Thomas and Ida Broadhead Harper; married Vonda Merrill; six children. She is Sunday School teacher, former stake Primary president, ward Young Women president, Relief Society president and counselor, Relief Society teacher, Primary teacher, and organist; served mission in Fiji, 1987-88; born in Paul, Idaho, a daughter of John Cardon and Dora Crawforth Merrill.

Ronald Dee Jamison, 59, Edgemont 11th Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont South Stake; activities committee chairman, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward clerk, high priests group leader, deacon and teachers quorum advisers, assistant Scoutmaster, and elders quorum president; served in Mexican and Central American Missions, 1951-53; mathematics professor at BYU; earned bachelor's from BYU and doctorate from University of Utah; born in Venice, Calif., a son of Clarence Edward and Kate Shaw Jamison; married Mary Ann Wood; four children. She is activities committee co-chairwoman, former stake Relief Society president and counselor, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president's counselor, Webelos leader, den leader, and Young Women adviser; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Merrill Edward and Edna May Hepworth Wood.

Charles Parkinson Lloyd, 61, Salt Lake 4th Ward, Salt Lake Liberty Stake; stake president, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, district president, branch president, ward elders quorum president, deacons and priests quorum adviser, and seminary teacher; served mission in New Zealand, 1948-49; retired educator; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Utah, earned doctorate from University of Southern California; born in Ogden, Utah, a son of Charles Parkinson and Oa Jacobs Lloyd; married Alta Agnes Rasmussen; four children. She is stake Primary inservice leader, former stake Primary president, Young Women president's counselor, ward and branch YWMIA president, Relief Society president and counselor, and ward chorister; served in Canadian Mission, 1953-54; born in Sublett, Idaho, a daughter of Niels Alma and Ivie Grace Neddo Rasmussen.

John Lewis Taylor, 56, East Mill Creek 16th Ward, Salt Lake East Mill Creek North Stake; high councilor and temple sealer, former stake mission president, high councilor, chairman for priesthood and curriculum writing committees, bishop, Young Men president and counselor; served mission in Finland, 1954-57; instructor at Salt Lake University of Utah Institute of Religion; earned bachelor's degree from University of Utah, master's and doctorate degrees from BYU; born in Montpelier, Idaho, a son of John Whitaker and Grace Bernice Lewis Taylor; married Jon Margaret Lee; seven children. She is Relief Society president, former stake Primary president's counselor, ward Relief Society president, Primary president, Young Women president's counselor, and gospel doctrine teacher; born in Price, Utah, a daughter of J. Bracken and Margaret Draper Lee.

Jorge Washington Ventura, 42, Montevideo 15th Ward, Montevideo Uruguay West Stake; regional representative, former stake president, high councilor, bishop's counselor, and seminary teacher; Church Educational System country director; earned bachelor's degree and did graduate study; born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a son of Alfredo and Luisa F. Adela Brignoli Ventura L.; married Lilian Fernandez O.; three children. She is stake Young Women president, former ward Primary president, Relief Society president, and seminary teacher; born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a daughter of Jaime and Alba Occhiuzzi Fernandez.

Serge Ballif Woodruff, 60, La Crescenta 1st Ward, La Crescenta California Stake; seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker, former stake president's counselor, bishop, gospel doctrine teacher, and priests quorum adviser; served in Eastern States Mission, 1949-51; financial consultant; earned bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Wilford Owen and Evelyn Ballif Woodruff; married Marilyn Martin; five children. She is temple ordinance worker, former stake camp director, ward Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president, Relief Society teacher, Primary teacher, Young Women teacher, and Sunday School teacher; born in Alameda, Calif., a daughter of Samuel Charles P. and Ruth Wright Martin.