New mission presidents

Fourteen new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Arthur Read Francis, 50, and Shari Rasmussen Francis, eight children, Yorba Linda 3rd Ward, Anaheim California East Stake: New York Rochester Mission. Brother Francis serves as a stake president and is a former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, seminary teacher, gospel doctrine teacher and missionary in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. Business owner, doctor of chiropractic. Born in Orange, Calif., to Samuel Boyd and Alicia Virginia Francis.

Sister Francis serves as a Cub Scout leader and is a former secretary in a ward Primary presidency, Primary teacher, Young Women adviser and Relief Society visiting teaching coordinator. Born in Anaheim, Calif., to Lloyd M and Sharon Rasmussen.

Kirk L. and Judy A. Jenkins
Kirk L. and Judy A. Jenkins

Kirk Lyman Jenkins, 55, and Judith Ann Ahlstrom Jenkins, six children, Meridian 5th Ward, Meridian Idaho South Stake: Arizona Mesa Mission. Brother Jenkins has served as a stake president, a counselor in two stake presidencies, stake Young Men president, bishop, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader and missionary in the Spain Madrid Mission. Dentist. Born in Concord, Calif., to Jack Edwin and Donna Leavitt Jenkins.

Sister Jenkins serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, counselor in a stake Primary presidency, ward Young Women president and Relief Society president and counselor in a ward Primary presidency. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Paul Wendell Ahlstrom Sr. and Betty Morley Ahlstrom.

Larry G. and Gail M. Manion
Larry G. and Gail M. Manion

Larry Glenn Manion, 61, and Gail Miskin Manion, five children, Colleyville Ward, Colleyville Texas Stake: Canada Edmonton Mission. Brother Manion serves as a counselor in a mission presidency and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, bishopric counselor, ward Young Men president, Scoutmaster and missionary in the West German (Frankfurt) Mission. Retired telecommunications executive and business owner. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Glenn Monroe and Lela Brown Manion.

Sister Manion serves as a ward music director, Cub Scout leader and temple ordinance worker. She is a former stake Young Women secretary, counselor in a stake Primary presidency, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, ward missionary and early-morning seminary teacher. Born in Dearborn, Mich., to Richard Belnap and Rebecca Parrish Miskin.

Freebody A. and Esther M. Mensah
Freebody A. and Esther M. Mensah

Freebody Acquah Mensah, 63, and Esther Myra Arkorful Mensah, four children, West Tanokrom Ward, Takoradi Ghana Stake: Nigeria Enugu Mission. Brother Mensah serves as an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, district president and branch president. Managing director, Faecon Ltd. Born in Cape Coast, Ghana, to Isaac K. Mensah and Josephine Eshun.

Sister Mensah is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor to a ward Relief Society presidency and institute teacher. Born in Kumasi, Ghana, to Justice Bassaw Arkorful and Sussana Idan.

Emma and Mauricio Munive
Emma and Mauricio Munive

Mauricio Munive Lara, 45, and Emma Chico Torres, three children, Piantini Ward, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Independencia Stake: México Ciudad Obregón Mission. Brother Munive serves as a counselor in a mission presidency and is a former high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, ward Young Men president and missionary in the México Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission. Finance manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in México City, México D.F., to Guillermo Munive Perez and Sara Lara Cortez.

Sister Munive serves as a ward Relief Society president and is a former stake Primary president, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, Sunday School teacher and missionary in the México Tuxlta Gutierrez Mission. Born in Leon, Guanajuato México, to Angel Chico Fonseca and Emma Torres Vega.

Rachelle and David B. Ostler
Rachelle and David B. Ostler

David Boyer Ostler, 55, and Rachelle Taylor Ostler, six children and two foster daughters, Chennai 1st Branch, Chennai India District: Sierra Leone Freetown Mission. Brother Ostler serves as a counselor in a branch Sunday School presidency and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, stake Young Men president, bishop, counselor in a mission presidency and missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission. Retired executive vice president, OptumInsight. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to O. Don and Barbara Boyer Ostler.

Sister Ostler serves as a counselor in a branch Primary presidency and is a former stake Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, seminary teacher and regional public affair committee member. Born in Eureka, Calif., to Noel Morgan and Eleanor Rae Croshaw Taylor.

Lori C. and George R. Rahlf
Lori C. and George R. Rahlf

George Rushton Rahlf, 57, and Lori Chaffin Rahlf, five children, Liberty Ward, Cincinnati Ohio North Stake: Philippines Cauayan Mission. Brother Rahlf serves as a counselor in a mission presidency and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, seventies group leader and missionary in the Germany Hamburg Mission. Manager, Product Supply Innovation, Procter and Gamble. Born in Glasgow, Mont., to Frank Robert and La Verne Rahlf.

Sister Rahlf serves as a ward Primary president and is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, stake missionary, seminary teacher and adult institute teacher. Born in Dillon, Mont., to Larry Melvin and Greta Mazell Chaffin.

Kent R. and Marilyn M. Searle
Kent R. and Marilyn M. Searle

Kent Roland Searle, 60, and Marilyn Mitchell Searle, four children, View 2nd Ward, Oakley Idaho Stake: Colombia Barranquilla Mission. Brother Searle serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, stake organist, ward mission leader and missionary in the Argentina North Mission. Farmer. Born in Burley, Idaho, to Raymond Clayson and Sharol Joy Searle.

Sister Searle serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Blazer leader, Primary pianist and ward activity chairman. Born in Burley, Idaho, to Howard Cecil and Reva Banner Mitchell.

James E. and Lisa F. Slaughter
James E. and Lisa F. Slaughter

James Edward Slaughter, 47, and Lisa Francis Slaughter, four children, Brimhall Ward, Bakersfield California Stake: Texas San Antonio Mission. Brother Slaughter has served as a counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake Sunday School president, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, seminary teacher, institute instructor and missionary in the México México City North Mission. Dentist, James E. Slaughter, DMD Inc. Born in Delano, Calif., to Nicholas R and Detra Lynn Vogler Slaughter.

Sister Slaughter is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Primary president, ward missionary, ward organist, nursery leader, gospel doctrine teacher, ward gospel principles teacher and missionary in the Taiwan Taichung Mission. Born in Santa Ana, Calif., to Paul Edwin and Rosemarie Francis.

Derlin and Nancy Taylor
Derlin and Nancy Taylor

Derlin C Taylor, 61, and Nancy Clark Taylor, five children, Unity 1st Ward, Burley Idaho Stake: Washington Vancouver Mission. Brother Taylor serves as a ward Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, branch president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Scotland Mission. Owner/president, Derlin Taylor & Associates. Born in Burley, Idaho, to Cloyd Derlin and Maxine P Taylor.

Sister Taylor serves as a Primary teacher and temple ordinance worker and is a former stake Young Women president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women president and ward Relief Society president. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Stephen W and Bernice Swallow Clark.

Blanca T. and Maxsimo C Torres
Blanca T. and Maxsimo C Torres

Maxsimo C Torres, 53, and Blanca Teresa Santamarina Torres, six children, El Llano Branch, Roswell New Mexico Stake: Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission. Brother Torres serves as a counselor in a mission presidency and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake auditor, bishop, counselor in a branch presidency and missionary in the Colombia Bogota Mission. Chief medical officer, La Casa Family Health Center. Born in Salinas, Calif., to Domingo and Julia C Torres.

Sister Torres serves as a stake and ward YSA adviser, and is a former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, seminary teacher and missionary in the California Los Angeles Mission. Born in Matanzas, Cuba, to Everardo and Matalide Labandera Santamarina.

Daniel J. and Emily Morrey Van Cott
Daniel J. and Emily Morrey Van Cott

Daniel Joseph Van Cott, 44, and Emily Morrey Van Cott, five children, Suncrest 5th Ward, Orem Utah Suncrest Stake: California Redlands Mission. Brother Van Cott serves as a bishop and is a former counselor in a bishopric, ward missionary, Primary teacher and missionary in the Costa Rica San José Mission. Business owner, real estate and development, and owner/manager of an online school. Born in Salem, Ore., to John Frank and Trudy Eilene Van Cott.

Sister Van Cott serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake Young Women president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, stake and ward Primary music leader, stake public relations representative, nursery leader and Primary teacher. Born in Provo, Utah, to Charles Michael and Aleith Anne Morrey.

James M. and Jan Wilson
James M. and Jan Wilson

James Michael Wilson, 61, and Jan Carter Wilson, six children, Cedar 13th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake: California Bakersfield Mission. Brother Wilson has served as an assistant area auditor, stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Argentina South Mission. CPA/manager, Hinton Burdick, PLLC. Born in Monticello, Utah, to Heber Reed and Helen Mar Wilson.

Sister Wilson serves as a counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and is a former ward Primary president, ward Young Women president, Primary teacher and counselor in a stake Young Women presidency. Born in Cedar City, Utah, to Calvin Wesley and Bonnie Gae Black Carter.

Paul S. and Katy Marie Woodbury
Paul S. and Katy Marie Woodbury

Paul Stoddard Woodbury, 56, and Kathleen Marie Peterson Woodbury, five children, Grandview Ward, Parker Colorado Stake: Illinois Chicago Mission. Brother Woodbury served as a counselor in a stake presidency and is a former bishop, YSA branch president, ward mission leader and missionary in the Austria Vienna Mission. Chief learning officer and senior vice president of human resources, TIAA-CREF. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank Alan and Fern Stoddard Woodbury.

Sister Woodbury serves as an institute teacher and is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, stake Young Women camp leader, ward choir director, Relief Society teacher, ward public affairs representative and nursery leader. Born in Lancaster, Calif., to Gordon Richard Peterson and Voneta Arlene Miner.