1987
    Appointments
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “Appointments,” Ensign, Apr. 1987, 76–77

    Appointments

    Mission Presidents

    The First Presidency has announced the callings of twenty-five new mission presidents. The new mission presidents and their wives will receive their specific assignments at a later date.

    Carlos Ernesto Aguero, a native Argentine, is an institute of religion director in the Church Educational System. He has served as a stake president’s counselor and assistant stake clerk. He will serve with his wife, Nilda Elisabeth Minardo de Aguero.

    David H. Asay is a native of Lovell, Wyoming. A self-employed veterinarian, he has served the Church as a stake president and stake high councilor. His wife, Charlotte Frances Asay, will accompany him.

    Dean A. Barnes is a corporation general manager. The Long Beach, California, native is currently serving the Church as a stake president. His wife, LaNore Leavitt Barnes, will assist him in his new assignment.

    Thomas E. Brown, a native of Ogden, Utah, is manager of satellite and support services for the Church, as well as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has served as a bishop and stake president. His wife, Marilyn Ruth Jensen Brown, will assist him in his missionary responsibilities.

    Gary J. Coleman is associate director of the Church’s Institute of Religion in Ogden, Utah. He is a native of Wenatchee, Washington, and has served the Church as a bishop and as a counselor in a mission presidency. He is married to Judith Rene England Coleman.

    Clinton L. Cutler, a native of Midvale, Utah, recently retired as director of marketing operations for a telephone company. He has served as a regional representative, bishop, and stake president. Accompanying him in his mission assignment will be his wife, Carma Nielsen Cutler.

    Polisi Fitisemanu, a native of Samoa, is a coordinator for the Church Educational System in New Zealand. He now serves as a counselor in a stake presidency. His wife, Julie, will accompany him on his assignment.

    George S. Goble, a retired telephone company employee, is a native of Nephi, Utah. He is a former bishop and currently serves as a temple sealer and ordinance worker. He will be accompanied by his wife, Joan Buckwalter Goble.

    Franklin Henriquez has been director of temporal affairs for the Church in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. A native of El Salvador, President Henriquez has served as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. Norma Angelica Henriquez is his wife.

    James T. Johnson, a retired employee of the U.S. Diplomatic Service, is a native of Lewistown, Montana. He has served as a temple recorder and sealer, bishop, stake high councilor, and Sunday School president. He is married to LaJean Van Orden Johnson.

    Max M. Kimball, Sr., of Cedartown, Georgia, is president of a nursing home consulting firm. He has served as a stake high councilor, branch president, and stake president’s counselor. He will be assisted in his calling by his wife, Deborah Irene Lewis Kimball.

    Robert D. Manning is a retired airline pilot. A native of Salt Lake City, he has served on a stake high council and in a stake Sunday School presidency. His wife, Elinor Emily Quillinan Manning, will assist him in the mission field.

    Alfredo Miron Martinez, a native of Veracruz, Mexico, is a personnel manager for the Church Educational System in Mexico. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. He is married to Amada C. Vera de Miron Martinez.

    M. Jim Matsumori, a native of Murray, Utah, is a retired farmer and businessman. He has served the Church as a bishop and stake high councilor. He is married to Mary Tetsumi Iwata Matsumori.

    McKinley M. Oswald, of Salt Lake City, is president of a real estate development company. He has served as a bishop and stake president. His wife, Leslie Anne James Oswald, will accompany him.

    Herschel N. Pedersen, a native of Granger, Utah, is a retired steel company employee. He has served as a bishop, regional representative, and stake mission president. He is married to Shirley Falslev Pedersen.

    Guillermo Ricardo Pitarch, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, owns his own business. He has served as a mission president’s counselor and institute of religion instructor. His wife, Patricia Monica Meijome de Pitarch, will assist him.

    Leonard Ramirez Rivas, of Juarez, Mexico, is manager of curriculum at the Church’s missionary training center in Mexico City. He has served as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. His wife is Rosa Maria Lugo de Ramirez Rivas.

    Gordon W. Romney, a Salt Lake City business executive, is a native of El Paso, Texas. He has served as a bishop and stake high councilor. He is married to Victoria Wilkinson Romney.

    Howard G. Schmidt, Colonia Juarez, Mexico, is a cattle rancher. He has served the Church as a bishop, branch president, and stake high councilor. Assisting him will be his wife, Rea Lu Brown Schmidt.

    Gerald L. Scott is a retired president of a national food company’s bakery division. A native of Blackfoot, Idaho, he has served the Church as a stake president and regional representative. He is married to Betty Endres Scott.

    Farrell M. Smith is a self-employed businessman. The Los Angeles, California, native has served the Church as a stake president, bishop, and stake high councilor. He is married to Sandra Rose Bang Smith.

    Rueben Joseph (R. J.) Snow is president of a construction company. A native of Cedar City, Utah, he has served as a bishop’s counselor and branch president. His wife, Marilyn Melville Snow, will accompany him.

    Harrell G. Fallis, a native of Wheeler, Texas, is a real estate agent in San Bernardino, California. He has served as a bishop’s counselor and stake high councilor. His wife is Beverly Edith Mortimer Fallis.

    Gerald N. Wray, a native of Rupert, Idaho, is director of administrative services for the Temple Department of the Church. He has served as a bishop, stake president, and member of the Young Men General Board. His wife is Rhea Moss Wray.