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Learn about the new leaders of these 5 Church Historic Sites — from Cove Fort to New Zealand

These couples have been called by the First Presidency to lead the work in various Church history sites

Kenneth Mays, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Mormon Trail Center at Winter Quarters in Omaha, Nebraska. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Historic Liberty Jail in Liberty, Missouri on Friday, May 28, 2021. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
The St. George Tabernacle is pictured in St. George, Utah, on Aug. 22, 2018. Not long after the establishment of St. George, Brigham Young directed settlers to construct a building where they could worship. The tabernacle was completed in 1876. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, tours the Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Center in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

The following couples have been called by the First Presidency to lead the work in various Church history sites. They will begin their service early next year.

Pamila Rae Hochstettler Balls and Martin Reed Balls | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Martin Reed Balls and Pamila Rae Hochstettler Balls, five children, Rhodes Valley 2nd Ward, Kamas Utah Stake: Cove Fort, succeeding President Dean Edwards and Sister Lana Edwards. Brother Balls is an elders quorum ministering secretary and a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, branch president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Alaskan Canadian Mission. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Fern Sorenson Balls and Frederick Lynn Balls.

Sister Balls is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and a former stake Primary president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, Young Women adviser and Primary teacher. She was born in Bluffton, Ohio, to Bessie Edwards Hochstettler and Francis Laverne Hochstettler.

Dennis William Fors and Linda Sue Goodrich Fors | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Dennis William Fors and Linda Sue Goodrich Fors, four children, La Canada 1st Ward, La Crescenta California Stake: Nebraska and Iowa Historic Sites, succeeding President Richard Bennett and Sister Patricia Bennett. Brother Fors is a California Arcadia Mission presidency counselor and a former high councilor, stake and ward Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the Guatemala and El Salvador Mission. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mary Lois Sims Fors and Allan Oscar Fors. 

Sister Fors is a stake JustServe coordinator and a former stake and ward Relief Society president and counselor, ward Young Women president and counselor, ward organist and choir director. She was born in Los Angeles, California, to Hilda Ann Charles Goodrich and Herbert Thompson Goodrich.

Ronald Scott Forsyth and Teri Lynn Janss Forsyth | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ronald Scott Forsyth and Teri Lynn Janss Forsyth, five children, Anthem 2nd Ward, Herriman Utah Anthem Stake: Missouri Historic Sites, succeeding President Glen Esplin and Sister Helen Esplin. Brother Forsyth is a high councilor and a former stake presidency counselor, stake Young Men president and missionary in the Belgium Antwerp Mission. He was born in Cardston, Alberta, to Elna Jean Campbell Forsyth and Garth Dean Forsyth. 

Sister Forsyth is a ward Relief Society president and a former family history missionary, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and early-morning seminary teacher. She was born in Boise, Idaho, to Dixie Lou Ransdell Janss and David Sloan Janss.

Pamela Jewett Nead and Thomas Ray Nead | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thomas Ray Nead and Pamela Jewett Nead, four children, Northbridge Ward, Washington Utah Buena Vista Stake: Southwest Utah Historic Sites, succeeding President Larry Gardner and Sister Carol Ann Gardner. Brother Nead is a ward missionary and a former stake president, mission preparation coordinator, teachers quorum adviser, Primary teacher and missionary in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission. He was born in White Salmon, Washington, to Patty Lou Thompson Nead and Elton Duane Nead. 

Sister Nead is a ward missionary and a former stake and ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, stake mission preparation coordinator and Primary teacher. She was born in Salt Lake City to Alice Moore Jewett and Willard George Jewett.

Ken Williams and Marilyn Williams | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

April Francis (Ken) Williams and Marilyn Williams, five children, Lake Rotoroa Ward, Hamilton Glenview New Zealand Stake: Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre, New Zealand, succeeding Elder Hori Turi Elkington and Sister Jo-Ena Adelle Elkington. Brother Williams is a stake patriarch and missionary at the Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre, and a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Hawaii Mission. He was born in Mangamuka, New Zealand, to Josephine and Aperira Williams. 

Sister Williams is a stake Relief Society president and missionary at the Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre, and a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Whangarei, New Zealand, and her parents are Bertha and Richard Dunn.

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