Nine new visitors center directors called

The First Presidency has called new directors of nine of the Church's visitors' centers around the world. The new leaders and their wives will be trained at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, Feb. 9-14, and will begin their two-year terms of service following their training.

The new directors and their wives and assignments are: Duane and Donalee Andersen Beazer, Arizona Temple Visitors' Center; Bevan Boyd and Alice Jeanne Everett Blake, Idaho Falls Temple Visitors' Center; Charles Robert and Frances Lee Dain Canfield, Hill Cumorah Visitors' Center/Historic Site; Eldon LeRoy and Janet Wiegel Fletcher, Mormon Trails Center at Historic Winter Quarters; Jay B and Elaine Mayhew Horrocks, Liberty Jail Visitors' Center/Historic Site; Dale Lorrin and Mava Margaret McAffee Russon, Oakland Temple Visitors' Center; Glen LeRoy and Marian Jean Garrett Slight, New Zealand Temple Visitors' Center; Nile Alma and Charlene Wight Sorenson, Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center; Rex Nelson and Beth Prestwich Terry, Mexico City Temple Visitors' Center.

  • Duane Beazer, 64, and his wife, Donalee Andersen Beazer, are members of the Mesa 28th Ward, Mesa North Stake. Elder and Sister Beazer were full-time missionaries in the Illinois Peoria Mission at the time of his call. He is a former president of the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor, ward mission leader, Young Men adviser, and missionary. He worked in a variety of engineering and management positions until his retirement.

Sister Beazer has served as a companion to her husband in Oklahoma, as ward and stake Relief Society president, stake Relief Society board member, nursery leader, and in various teaching positions.

  • Bevan Boyd Blake, 69, and his wife, Alice Jeanne Everett Blake, are members of the Maplewood 2nd Ward, Houston Texas South Stake. A stake missionary, he is a former stake president and counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake executive secretary, and missionary. He worked as chemist for the Shell Oil Co. until his retirement.

Sister Blake is the stake family records extraction director, and has been a meetinghouse librarian, ward organist, stake Relief Society board member, and a teacher in Relief Society and Primary.

  • Charles Robert Canfield, 61, and his wife, Frances Lee Dain Canfield, are members of the Bountiful 11th Ward, Bountiful Utah East Stake. He is a temple sealer, and a former president of the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, stake president and counselor, Scoutmaster, ward clerk, auxiliary leader, and teacher. He had a career in banking and served on a senate staff until 1995.

Sister Canfield is a Sunday School teacher, and has served as a temple matron, temple worker, gospel doctrine teacher, auxiliary leader, and teacher.

  • Eldon LeRoy Fletcher, 59, and his wife, Janet Wiegel Fletcher, are members of the Midvale East 4th Ward, Midvale Utah East Stake. Elder Fletcher is a gospel doctrine teacher, a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high councilor, Scout leader, and Young Men adviser. He owned and operated his own businesses.

Sister Fletcher is ward music chairman, and she has served as a ward Relief Society president and counselor, activities chairman, visiting teacher board member, homemaking leader, and stake Young Women counselor.

  • Jay B Horrocks, 66, and his wife, Elaine Mayhew Horrocks, are members of the Monument Park 9th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake. Elder Horrocks is serving in the stake family history center, and is a former bishop and counselor, high councilor, stake executive secretary, high priests group leader, and elders quorum president. He was president of the Beneficial Life Insurance Co.

Sister Horrocks is a hostess in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and worker in the stake family history center. She has served as a hostess at the Church Office and Relief Society buildings, Relief Society secretary, Primary president, and teacher.

  • Dale Lorrin Russon, 70, and his wife, Mava Margaret McAffee Russon, are members of the Monument Park 3rd Ward, Salt Lake Foothill Stake. He is an assistant high priests group leader. He is a former president of the California Oakland Mission, bishop, high councilor, Sunday School teacher, Young Men adviser, and host at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. He is an owner of the Russon Brothers Mortuaries.

Sister Russon is a hostess at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and has been a hostess at the Church Office Building, Primary president and counselor, Relief Society homemaking leader, teacher, and companion to her husband in California.

  • Glen LeRoy Slight, 68, and his wife, Marian Jean Garrett Slight, are members of the Cottonwood 16th Ward, Salt Lake Big Cottonwood Stake. He a gospel doctrine teacher and a former president of the Peru Lima South Mission, bishop and counselor, high councilor, high priests group leader, and member of the General Activities Committee. He is a former teacher in the Salt Lake and Granite School Districts.

Sister Slight is a Relief Society president, and has served as a stake Relief Society president, stake missionary, Primary teacher, Scout leader, and companion to her husband in Peru.

  • Nile Alma Sorenson, 70, and his wife, Charlene Wight Sorenson, are members of the Carbon Canyon Ward, Chino California Stake. He was recently released as a counselor in the Los Angeles Temple presidency, and is the former LDS director of public affairs for Orange County, Calif., former president of the Colorado Denver Mission, regional representative, stake president, stake executive secretary, bishop, high councilor, and branch president. He was a career Air Force officer, who later worked as the director of information systems and services for the Hunt-Wesson Foods and Beatrice Food Industry.

Sister Sorenson was serving as an assistant matron in the Los Angeles Temple at the time of her call, and has served as a temple worker, stake and ward Relief Society president, Young Women adviser, teacher, and with her husband in Colorado.

  • Rex Nelson Terry, 70, and his wife, Beth Prestwich, are members of the Porterville 3rd Ward, Visalia California Stake. Elder Terry is a temple sealer and high councilor, and a former president of the Nicaragua Managua and Argentina Missions, former president of the Buenos Aires Argentina Missionary Training Center, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, and missionary. He is a former teacher in the Fullerton School District.

Sister Terry is a Relief Society president, and has served as a seminary teacher, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, and with her husband when he presided over two missions and a missionary training center.