Seven mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1. Their mission assignments will be announced later.
Paul Sherman Beck, 55, Cherry Grove Ward, Cincinnati Ohio East Stake; high councilor; former stake president, counselor in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission presidency, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Samoan Mission. Global vice president Procter and Gamble. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Sherman Elias and Lois Mae Garfield Beck. Married Debra Lynne Russell, five children.
Sister Beck is a former stake Young Women president, stake missionary, counselor in stake and ward Relief Society presidencies, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, Sunday School teacher and Cub Scout leader. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Earl Russell Jr. and Nan Kathryn Brockbank Russell.
Bruce Richard Clark, 57, Country Park 3rd Ward, South Jordan Utah Country Park Stake; former bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake Young Men president and counselor, Aaronic priesthood adviser and missionary in the Southeast Mexican Mission. Retired healthcare executive. Born in Ashton, Idaho, to Richard J and Lylas Lavonne Bailey Clark. Married Glenys Lynn Randall, five children.
Sister Clark is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president and counselor, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency and member of the ward activities committee. Born in St. Joseph, Mo., to James Franklin and Madge Stickler Randall.
Marc Ducloux Jones, 56, Rocklin 2nd Ward, Rocklin California Stake; ward Sunday School teacher; former stake president, bishop and counselor, high councilor, stake young single adult adviser, ward mission leader and missionary in the France-Switzerland Mission. Senior examiner, Farm Credit Administration. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Eugene Charles and Beverly Kroll Jones. Married Beverly Crystal, four children.
A ward Young Women adviser, Sister Jones is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president, stake young single adult adviser, and seminary teacher. Born in American Fork, Utah, to Marion Bernell and Nellie Preston Strong Crystal.
Gary Leslie Neuder, 56, Victoria Island Ward, Lagos Nigeria Stake; ward Young Men president; former counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in a bishopric, branch president and high councilor. Petroleum geologist, Exxon Mobil Production Co. Born in Johnstown, Pa., to Lester and Stella Tilly Rys Neuder. Married Sherry Lee Poole, two children.
A ward Relief Society president, Sister Neuder is a former stake Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, ward Primary, Young Women and Relief Society president and seminary teacher. Born in Nicosia, Cypress, to Donald Ellis and Gertrude Josephine Ferrara Poole.
Mark James Pendleton, 54, Draper 10th Ward, Sandy Utah Hidden Valley Stake; stake single adult adviser; former stake president, bishop and counselor, high councilor, ward Young Men president, Scoutmaster and missionary in the California Oakland Mission. Owner, Mark J Pendleton Construction. Born in Spokane, Wash., to Kenneth Calvin and Virginia Woodward Sanders Pendleton. Married JoAnn Jordan, five children.
A stake single adult adviser, Sister Pendleton is a former counselor in stake and ward Primary presidencies, ward Young Women president and counselor, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and ward Relief Society teacher. Born in Tacoma, Wash., to Ivan Douglas and Jerrolyn Wood Jordan.
Stephen Darrow Richardson, 54, Novelty Hill Ward, Redmond Washington Stake; stake president; former bishop and counselor, high councilor, high priest group leader, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Brazil South Mission. Principal researcher, Microsoft Corp. Born in Evanston, Ill., to Sullivan Coral and Elva Clara Wunderli Richardson. Married Marianna Edwards, 12 children.
An institute and gospel doctrine teacher, Sister Richardson is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women adviser and ward missionary. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to Weston Eyring and Jaroldeen Asplund Edwards.
Michael William Thornock, 54, Grandview Ward, Yakima Washington Stake; seminary teacher; former bishop and counselor, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, CES Missionary in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission and missionary in the Colorado Mission. Property manager/landlord. Born in Prosser, Wash., to Dean Stewart and Lu Jean Robinson Thornock. Married Julie Marie Blumberg, five children.
A ward Primary teacher, Sister Thornock is a former ward Primary president, counselor in a stake Primary presidency, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, seminary teacher and CES Missionary in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission. Born in Spokane, Wash., to Ferris Clayton and Arleta Rose Ellis Blumberg.