Church Calls New Mission Presidents
May 1981

“Church Calls New Mission Presidents,” Ensign, May 1981, 109–10

Church Calls New Mission Presidents

Sixty-seven mission presidents, called during the spring, have received assignments. They are:

Lyle J. Cooper, 43, of Sandy, Utah, assistant commissioner of LDS Social Services, to California Ventura Mission.

C. Jay Larson, 51, of Salt Lake City, mechanical engineer, to Tahiti Papeete Mission.

Wayne B. Lynn, 51, of Bountiful, Utah, director of curriculum planning and development for the Church’s Curriculum Department, to Arizona Holbrook Mission.

Robert J. Martin, 53, of Bountiful, Utah, president of Western Refining Company and executive vice president of Western Oil Marketing Company, to Hawaii Honolulu Mission.

Ernest L. Olson, 64, of Provo, Utah, director of BYU Press, to Sweden Stockholm Mission.

John C. Riches, Jr., 54, of Murray, Utah, president and general manager of Beacon Metals, Inc., to South Carolina Columbia Mission.

Warren B. Davis, 52, of Salt Lake City, president of Coordinated Professional Programs, Inc., to England Leeds Mission.

Wendell H. Hall, 57, of Provo, Utah, professor of Spanish at Brigham Young University, to Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission.

R. Carl Harris, Jr., 40, of Payson, Utah, associate professor of education at Brigham Young University, to Samoa Apia Mission.

R. Bay Hutchings, 63, of Sacramento, California, recently retired after thirty-four years as a physician and surgeon, to France Toulouse Mission.

J. Blythe Moyes, 56, of Salt Lake City, personnel and office manager of Publishers Press, to California San Jose Mission.

Sam K. Shimabukuro, 55, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii state labor department, to Japan Sendai Mission.

Gary L. Bunker, 46, of Provo, Utah, BYU psychology professor, to Belgium Antwerp Mission.

John R. Carmack, 49, partner in a Los Angeles law firm, to Idaho Boise Mission.

Richard C. Crockett, a physician in San Leandro, California, to France Paris Mission.

Ryuichi Inoue, 37, of Tokyo, executive secretary to Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi of the First Quorum of the Seventy, to Japan Tokyo South Mission.

E. Arnold Isaacson, 51, of Salt Lake City, medical consultant with the Utah State Health Department, to Finland Helsinki Mission.

Ronald R. Jensen, 47, of Salt Lake City, partner in a real estate firm, to Denmark Copenhagen Mission.

Ronald K. Lindsay, 46, real estate and management business in Los Altos, California, to Kentucky Louisville Mission.

Charles M. Grant, 49, of Rexburg, Idaho, director of athletics at Ricks College, to California Anaheim Mission.

Dale Inkley, 38, of Bountiful, Utah, executive vice president of a photo and audio company, to Ecuador Guayaquil Mission.

Gary Jardine, 41, an attorney in East Wenatchee, Washington, to Nevada Las Vegas Mission.

Julius B. Papa, 71, of Oroville, California, retired from his work with a gas and electric company, to Alaska Anchorage Mission.

Danilo Talanskas, 30, of São Paulo, Brazil, a manager for Church offices in Brazil, to Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission.

C. Vorris Tenney, 59, of El Cajon, California, an electronics engineer, to Arkansas Little Rock Mission.

Robert K. Dellenbach, 43, of Salt Lake City, co-owner and president of a pension administration service, to Germany Dusseldorf Mission.

Joseph H. Groberg, 38, of Idaho Falls, an attorney, to Lima Peru South Mission.

Bryce B. Orton, 56, of Provo, Utah, a professor of accounting at the BYU Graduate School of Management, to New York Rochester Mission.

Andrew W. Peterson, 33, of Salt Lake City, a dentist, to Mexico Merida Mission.

Darrell F. Smith, 54, of Mesa, Arizona, an attorney, to England Birmingham Mission.

Rulon E. Rasmussen, 57, of Phoenix, Arizona, in the life insurance business, to Colorado Denver Mission.

Val Kent Parke, 50, of Hailey, Idaho, in the petroleum, tires, and farm implement business, to Arizona Tempe Mission.

Jorge Rojas, 40, of Churubusco, Mexico, area manager of membership statistical records for the Church in Mexico, to Mexico Guadalajara Mission.

John R. Maestas, 38, of Orem, Utah, director of Multicultural Education at BYU, to Boliva La Paz Mission.

Wilford E. Smith, 64, of Provo, Utah, a BYU sociology professor, to Fiji Suva Mission.

O. James Klein, 36, of Alexandria, Virginia, general counsel for Gulledge, to Argentina Cordoba Mission.

Gail D. Van Tassell, 57, of Weiser, Idaho, a farmer and rancher, to Iowa Des Moines Mission.

Ralph G. Chalker of Los Angeles, California, senior technical adviser for energy systems for Rockwell International, to New Zealand Auckland Mission.

F. Doyle Child of Afton, Wyoming, owner of an airplane manufacturing company, to Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission.

Harold P. Christensen of Salt Lake City, professional engineer, to California Fresno Mission.

L. Dale Hanks, 52, of Salt Lake City, executive vice president and general manager of Brookfield Products, to Washington Seattle Mission.

John H. Hawkins, 39, of Glendale, California, with the Church Development Office in California, to Brazil São Paulo South Mission.

Isaias Lozano (Herrerra), 50, employed by the Church Educational System in Mexico, to Mexico Veracruz Mission.

Roue L. Hogan, III, 35, of Silver Spring, Maryland, president of Roue L. Hogan Associates, Ltd., to California Arcadia Mission.

Harold W. Hoopes, 65, of Provo, Utah, senior vice president of Deseret Federal Savings and Loan, to California Los Angeles Mission.

Luis A. Ramirez, 52, of Asuncion, Paraguay, an English translator after twenty-nine years in the military, to the Paraguay Asuncion Mission where he is now serving as a counselor in the mission presidency.

Donald W. Atkinson, 36, of Los Altos, California, vice president of an investment real estate firm, to Mexico Mexico City North Mission.

Darwin B. Christenson, 45, of Farmington, Utah, a tax specialist with the Church Financial Department, to Brazil São Paulo North Mission.

Julio E. Davila, 48, of Bogota, Colombia, Andes area director for the Church Educational System, to Colombia Cali Mission.

Merrill R. Dimick, 42, of Salt Lake City, national marketing director for Bonneville Productions, to Alabama Birmingham Mission.

Joseph F. Horne, Jr., 57, of Salt Lake City, president of Sharp Cars Inc., to Florida Tallahassee Mission.

John W. Porter, 63, of Fort Worth, Texas, a banker, rancher, and real estate dealer, to California Sacramento Mission.

J Malan Heslop of Salt Lake City, managing editor of the Deseret News, to Illinois Chicago North Mission.

D. Birch Larsen of Edinburg, Texas, pharmacist, to Spain Barcelona Mission.

Daniel H. Ludlow of Salt Lake City, director of teacher support services for LDS Church Educational System, to Australia Perth Mission.

K. Gunn McKay of Hunstville, Utah, former U.S. Congressman from Utah, to Scotland Edinburgh Mission.

Loren A. Stoddard of Salt Lake City, director of physical facilities for LDS Presiding Bishopric’s International Office, to Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission.

Curtis Wynder of Provo, Utah, director of residential housing at Brigham Young University, to Canada Montreal Mission.

No biographical information is available on the following brethren who have also been called: David H. Baroni of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Argentina Rosario Mission; Fernando Caballero of Santiago, Chile, to Chile Osorno Mission; V. Ross Ekins, Jr., of Salt Lake City, to Tennessee Nashville Mission; Harold G. Hillam of Idaho Falls, to Portugal Lisbon Mission; John G. Lahaderne of San Francisco, California, to Italy Catania Mission; Alfred Meijome of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission; Kenneth R. Metcalf of St. George, Utah, to Michigan Lansing Mission; and Byong Kyu Pak, of Kwang Ju, Korea, to the Korea Pusan Mission.

The president of the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission is yet to be announced. The New Zealand Wellington Mission will be consolidated with those in Christchurch and Auckland, and the Scotland Glasgow Mission will be consolidated with the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. Gerald B. Quinn will be transferred from the Paraguay Asuncion Mission to preside over the Texas San Antonio Mission.