New regional representatives

Trevor Alan Beatson, 53, Rotorua 1st Ward, Rotorua New Zealand Stake; to serve the Hamilton New Zealand Region; former stake president, high councilor, bishop, ward executive secretary, and elders quorum president; studied criminal law and criminology at Auckland University and Victoria University; district commander of New Zealand police; born in Kaitma, New Zealand, a son of Alan Garth and Jessie Wright Beatson, married Lorna Kay Phillips.

Blair Shields Bennett, 45, Sherwood Park 1st Ward, Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon Stake; to serve the Alberta/Cardston-Lethbridge regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and gospel doctrine teacher; received degree in dentistry from the University of Alberta; dentist; born in Edmonton, Alberta, a son of Harold Enniss and Dora B. Shields Bennett; married Mary Jane E. Christie.Justo P. Casablanca, 43, Trujillo Alto Ward, San Juan Puerto Rico Stake; to serve the Dominican Republic Region; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president; received degree in management and accounting from the University of Puerto Rico; assistant manager of Federal Aviation Administration in San Juan; born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a son of Pausides Alejandro and Modesta Garcia Casablanca, married Lucy Rius.

Juan Carlos Castillo, 39, Huellen Ward, Santiago Chile Quinta Normal Stake; to serve the Concepcion Chile region; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and branch president; earned an engineering degree from University of Santa Maria and master's degree in business administration from BYU; chief of risk management; born in Ovalle, Chile, a son of Paul and Iris Cerda Castillo; married Luisa Milla.

Ronald Tomlinson Halverson, 57, Shadow Valley Ward, Ogden Utah Weber Stake; to serve the Centerville Utah and Farmington Utah regions; former president of Norway Olso Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor; earned degree in political science and history from University of Utah; president of mechanical company; born in Ogden, Utah, a son of Marlowe and Hilda Tomlinson Halverson; married Linda Kay Jensen.

Barry Lee, 49, Marion Ward, Adelaide Australia Marion Stake, to serve the Adelaide Australia Region; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop, branch president, and ward clerk; received degree in industrial engineering from the University of South Australia; manufacturing director of company; born in Preston, England, a son of George Albert and Hilda Miller Lee; married Pauline Joy Ramsey.

Francis Armstrong Madsen Jr., 63, McLean 2nd Ward, McLean Virginia Stake; to serve the Cleveland Ohio and Cumorah New York regions; former president of Massachusetts Boston Mission, counselor to two mission presidents, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and counselor, stake missionary, and bishop; received bachelor's degree in business, law degree, and master of business administration degree, all from the University of Utah; investments consultant; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Francis Armstrong and Elen Louise Wallace Madsen, married Constance Clayton.

Grant Elggren Marsh, 60, Littleton 5th Ward, Littleton Colorado Stake; to serve the Wichita Kansas, Colorado Springs Colorado, and Pueblo Colorado regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president; received degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah; president of company; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Marion Thirl and Mary Lenore Elggren Marsh, married Linda Ann Buehner.

Ronaldo Juan Walker, 39, Rama Universitaria Ward, Tucuman Argentina Stake; to serve the Tucuman Argentina Region; former mission president's counselor, stake president, and stake mission president; imports merchant; born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a son of Juan Adrian and Maria Diaz Walker, married Maria Emilia Rossini Farias.

Duane Bowring Welling, 64, Mueller Park 3rd Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake; to serve the Brigham City Utah and Tremonton Utah regions; former president of Iowa Des Moines Mission, multi-region welfare agent, stake president, and bishop; earned a juris doctorate in law from the University of Utah; general counsel for Zions First National Bank; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Darrel L. and Bertha Bowring Welling; married Carla Iverson.

Robert Stephen Wood, 57, Newport Ward, Hingham Massachusetts Stake; to serve the Augusta Maine and Boston Massachusetts regions; former stake president, high councilor, and bishop; earned a bachelor's degree in history/humanities from Stanford University, and master's and doctoral degrees in political science from Harvard University; dean at Center for Naval Warfare Studies at U.S. Naval War College; born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, a son of John Albert and Blanche Pearl Jenkins Wood; married Dixie Leigh Jones.