“Regional Representatives, Mission Presidents Called,” Ensign, Mar. 1978, 72–73
As the Church continues to grow and expand, more new Regional Representatives and Mission Presidents have received calls from the First Presidency.
Elder F. Enzio Busche of Dortmund, Germany, who was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on October 1, 1977, is now presiding over the Germany Munich Mission.
Ten new Regional Representatives have been called. Their assignments take them to the following regions: Juan Carlos Avila of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Nyle C. Brady of Manila, Philippines, to the Philippines; David Orin Dance of Seattle, Washington, will yet receive his specific assignment; Faaesea P. Mailo of Laie, Hawaii, to the Samoa region; Donald R. McArthur of Escondido, California, to the regions of Anaheim and Palm Springs, California; Douglas James Martin of Hamilton North, New Zealand, to Hamilton and Wellington, New Zealand; David E. Poulsen of Hong Kong, to Hong Kong and Taiwan; D. Carl Richards of Dallas, Texas, to San Antonio, Texas; Hans B. Ringger of Zurich, Switzerland, to Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany; and Lawrence E. Welling of Kaysville, Utah, to the regions of Custer and Shelley, Idaho.
Four others have received new callings as mission presidents: Kenneth R. Myers, transferred from the Germany Munich Mission is now president of the Austria Vienna Mission; Lester B. Whetten of Provo, Utah, is presiding over the Mexico Guadalajara Mission; Lueli Uiva Teo of Pago Pago, American Samoa, is president of the Samoa Apia Mission; and Joseph L. Bishop, currently president of Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, has been called to serve as a mission president upon release from his duties at Weber State College. He will begin serving in July.