The First Presidency has announced the calls of eight mission presidents. The mission presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1; their assignments will be announced later. The new mission presidents are:
Mark H. Barrow, 57, Woodinville 2nd Ward, Bothell Washington Stake; stake missionary; former stake president, high councilor, bishop, counselor to mission president, district president, temple worker; self-employed; received bachelor's degree in entomology from University of Arizona, studied Spanish at Thunderbird School; born in Tucson, Ariz., to Richard H. and Nora McRae Barrow; married Sandra Lee Rosholt, three children. She is a stake missionary and family history consultant, and has been a gospel doctrine teacher, Relief Society teacher, seminary teacher, stake Laurel adviser, and mission Primary president; a registered nurse employed by Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, she received her degree from St. Mary's Nursing College and studied at the University of Arizona and Bellevue Community College; born in Charleston, W. Va., to Thomas E. and Francis C. Rosholt.
Shirley D. Christensen, 60, president of Royal 1st (Spanish-speaking) Branch, Othello Washington Stake; former mission president's counselor, Young Men president, stake president's counselor, regional welfare agent, high councilor and bishop; farmer/orchardist; attended BYU; born in Preston, Idaho, to LaGrand and Blanche Noef Christensen, married Geniel Johnson, seven children, one deceased. She is a stake missionary and ward music director, and has been a Young Women president, Relief Society president, Relief Society teacher, Primary teacher and ward organist; attended BYU; born in Lynndyl, Utah, to Bert C. and Nina Ahlstrom Johnson.
T. Dean Christensen, 55, Bloomington 7th Ward, Bloomington Utah Stake; stake mission president; former bishop, high councilor, bishop's counselor, Young Men president, elders quorum presidency member, and district Scout chairman; real estate developer; received bachelor's degree from BYU in psychology and business; born in Delta, Utah, to Talmage and Shirley Webb Christensen; married Elaine Davis, five children. She is stake Relief Society president, former ward Relief Society president, Primary teacher, Young Women adviser, stake Relief Society president and Young Women president; graduated from Utah State University, former school teacher; born in Circleville, Utah to Wilford M. and Gaia Peterson Davis.
Dale E. Evanson, 56, Young Men president, Taber 2nd Ward, Taber Alberta Stake; former stake president, bishop, stake Young Men president, high councilor, Scoutmaster; farmer; received bachelor of science degree from BYU in zoology, graduate studies in animal physiology; born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to John E. and Rae Mendenhall Evanson; married Phyllis Belle Tanner, eight children. She is ward music chairman and choir director; former stake Young Women counselor, Cub leader, ward Young Women president and counselor, stake Relief Society president, Primary teacher; received degree from University of Alberta in elementary education, former school teacher; born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to James Henry Jr. and Hazel Belle Nielsen Tanner.
Keith N. Layton, 46, Burk Street Ward, Gilbert Arizona Stake; bishop; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president; served in Guatemala El Salvador Mission; farmer; received bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in agri-business managment; born in Mesa, Ariz., to LeRoy and Roberta Nash Layton; married Shauna Lea Gledhill, five children. She is a teacher in Relief Society; former stake Young Women secretary, ward Relief Society secretary, ward Young Women president and counselor and counselor in ward Primary presidency; cosmotologist; received license from Rose-Mar Beauty College and attended BYU majoring in interior design; born in Burbank, Calif., to Vernal Henry and Cleo Mae Smith Gledhill.
Juan Antonio Machuca, 52, Monterrey Mexico Mitras Stake; mission president's counselor; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, mission president's counselor and bishop; regional coordinator for Church Educational System; received bachelor's degree in educational psychology from Juarez Autonomous University of Tabasco; born in Santiago, Mexico, to Gregorio and Socorro Canas Machuca; married Isabel Santana, three children. She is counselor in stake Primary presidency; former ward Relief Society president, magazine representative and Relief Society teacher; school teacher; received teaching degree from Benemerito de las Americas; born in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, to Esperanza and Alberto Santana.
Philip Arlo Trost, 47, Lindon 15th Ward, Lindon Utah Stake; stake institute instructor; former stake president and counselor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in Brazil; bank executive vice president; received graduate degree from Pacific Coast School of Banking, bachelor's degrees in accounting and English from BYU; born in Rexburg, Idaho, to William Arlo and Norma Jean Lindsay Trost; married Janet Kay Peterson, five children. She is a stake Relief Society president; former stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president and counselor, family history instructor, Relief Society teacher and Young Women adviser; attended BYU, studying family history; born in Long Beach, Calif., to Rex and Ann Vidmar Peterson.
John Robert Wible, 66, bishop of Mar Vista Young Single Adult Ward, Whittier California Stake; former temple ordinance worker, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, elders quorum counselor, deacons adviser and Scoutmaster; physician and surgeon; received medical degree at California College of Medicine and bachelor's degree in pre-med and chemistry at BYU; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to George Robert and Magdalene Marie Helfman Wible; married Sally Joan Prior, five children. She serves with her husband in the Young Single Adult Ward; former temple ordinance worker, Relief Society teacher, stake missionary, seminary teacher, Young Women Laurel adviser, counselor and secretary in stake Primary presidency, Primary teacher, den mother, ward Primary president, and Sunday School teacher; former engineering firm secretary, attended BYU and Mt. San Antonio Junior College; born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Stanley Wayne and Marva Olson Prior.