1987
Appointments
Footnotes
Theme

“Appointments,” Ensign, May 1987, 109–11

Appointments

Temple Presidents

Elder F. Enzio Busche of the First Quorum of the Seventy has been called as president of the nearly completed Frankfurt Germany Temple. His wife, Jutta Baum Busche, will serve as matron. President Busche has been a General Authority of the Church since 1977. He is a native of Germany, and he and his wife joined the Church there in 1958.

Regional Representatives

Lubbock Texas and Oklahoma City Oklahoma regions, Charles M. Alexander, general contractor, former mission president, stake high councilor.

Paysandu Uruguay and Rivera Uruguay regions, Hugo W. Arostegui, hospital administrator, former stake president.

Davao Philippines Region, Ananias Panganiban Bala, area manager, former stake president.

Spanish Fork Utah and Payson Utah regions, Ralph O. Bradley, company owner, former stake president, mission president.

Brigham Young University Second Region, Monte J. Brough, asset manager, former bishop and mission president and former executive secretary to an area presidency.

Manti Utah and Fillmore Utah regions, C. Max Caldwell, university professor, former mission president, counselor in a stake presidency.

Price Utah, Castle Dale Utah, and Moab Utah regions, Lyle J. Cooper, area manager for LDS Social Services, former stake president, stake patriarch.

Long Beach California and Los Angeles California regions, Vern Orvel Curtis, chairman and president of a restaurant company, former counselor in a stake presidency.

Santa Barbara California and San Fernando Valley California regions, Wilford Lynn Dredge, city manager, former stake president.

Charlotte North Carolina and Raleigh North Carolina regions, Alvie Ransom Evans, Sr., real estate developer, former stake president.

Las Vegas Nevada North and Las Vegas Nevada East regions, W. Darrell Foote, university professor, former stake president.

Guadalajara Mexico and San Luis Potosi Mexico regions, Gustavo Ramos Godinez, school administrator, former stake president.

Anaheim California and Santa Ana California regions, William Richard Gould, utility company chairman, former stake president.

Orem Utah West and Orem Utah South regions, L. Dale Hawks, company vice-president, former mission president, stake president.

Provo Utah Edgemont and Provo Utah North regions, Niles W. Herrod, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, former stake president.

San Bernardino California and Riverside California regions, Gerald B. Iba, radiologist, former stake president.

Richfield Utah and Panguitch Utah regions, John Anderson Larsen, high school principal, former mission president, stake president.

Kaohsiung Taiwan and Taipei Taiwan regions, Ch’un Hau Liu, temple recorder, former stake president.

Joao Pessoa Brazil Region, Jose Orlando Lemos, banker, former stake president.

Flagstaff Arizona and St. Johns Arizona regions, John H. Lyons, attorney, former stake president.

Osaka Japan and Nagoya Japan regions, Haruyoshi Nakamura, company director, former stake president.

Cottonwood Utah and Murray Utah regions, Dale George Newbold, communications company division director, former stake president.

Austin Texas, Corpus Christi Texas, and San Antonio Texas regions, Alfred Ray Otte, association senior vice-president and controller, former stake president.

American Fork Utah and Timpanogos Utah regions, F. David Stanley, construction company vice-president, former stake president.

Mission Presidents

The First Presidency has called additional new mission presidents to begin serving in 1987.

Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, is a native of Japan and has served as a General Authority of the Church since 1977. He will preside over the Hawaii Honolulu Mission. He has served in the Utah North Area presidency and as a managing director in the Temple Department. He has been a stake president and branch president. Toshiko, his wife, will assist him in his new assignment.

Howard K. Barlow, an insurance and tax planning executive and a native of Tremonton, Utah, will preside over the Idaho Boise Mission. He has served as a bishop, stake president’s counselor, and regional welfare agent. He will be accompanied by his wife, Dell-Marie.

Bernard J. Barnes, a native of Seattle, Washington, is a senior partner in a law firm. He has served as a bishop and stake president. He will preside over the Michigan Lansing Mission. His wife, Frances, will accompany him.

Harry Blundell, a retired power company president, is a native of Salt Lake City. He will preside over the California Fresno Mission. President Blundell has served as a bishop and a member of a stake presidency. He will be accompanied by his wife, Beverly.

Richard Christensen was reared in Payson, Utah, and is an executive of a securities firm. He has served as a bishop and stake high councilor. He will preside over the New York Rochester Mission, accompanied by his wife, Diane.

Robert E. Coates, a Phoenix, Arizona, native, is director of operations at a major airport. President Coates will preside over the Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission. He has served as a bishop, branch president, and district president. Dorothy, his wife, will accompany him.

Andrew J. Day II, a native of Huntington Park, California, is a retired businessman who has recently been working for the Church’s Temple Department. He will preside over the Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission, accompanied by his wife, Lorraine.

Nelson de Genaro, a native of Brazil, is in the book and toy business. He will preside over the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission. President de Genaro has served as a stake president and regional representative. His wife, Irani, will accompany him.

Leo L. Douglas, a Salt Lake City native and a distributing firm owner, has been called to preside over the California San Jose Mission. He has served as a bishop and stake high councilor. Barbara, his wife, will accompany him in the mission field.

Dale L. Dransfield, a retired businessman and a native of Ogden, Utah, will preside over the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission. He has served as a stake president’s counselor and mission president’s counselor. He will be accompanied in the mission field by his wife, Peggy.

Juan Castro Duque, a native of Chile, is a real estate manager for the Church. President Castro Duque will preside over the Chile Osorno Mission. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. His wife, Gracia, will accompany him in his new assignment.

Dale L. Gardner, a native of Deweyville, Utah, is a director of a college activities center. He has served as a bishop and stake president. He will preside over the Kentucky Louisville Mission, accompanied by his wife, JoAnne.

Robert H. Garff, a native of Salt Lake City, is president and general manager of an automobile dealership. He has served as a bishop and stake president. His wife, Katharine, will accompany him as he presides over the England Coventry Mission.

Arnold B. Gilbert, a physician, is a native of Yost, Utah. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. President Gilbert will preside over the Ohio Columbus Mission. Janet, his wife, will accompany him in his new responsibilities.

George F. Hilton is an eye surgeon from Lafayette, California. He has served the Church as a branch president and stake high councilor. Accompanied by his wife, Yvonne, President Hilton will preside over the Tahiti Papeete Mission.

Gareth B. Homer is a retired electrical engineer and a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has served as a bishop and stake president’s counselor. He is presiding over the Michigan Dearborn Mission, accompanied by his wife, Maurine.

Jovencio Cabezas Ilagan is a data processing manager in the Philippines. He has served as a bishop, branch president, and regional representative. Zenaida, his wife, will accompany him as he presides over the Philippines Davao Mission.

Lawrence H. Lee, a native of Santaquin, Utah, recently retired as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of a major airline company. He has served as a bishop and stake high councilor. He and his wife, Marjorie, have been serving as missionaries in London. She will accompany him in his new assignment as president of the England Leeds Mission.

Tomas F. Lindheimer, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been serving as director of temporal affairs for the Church in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. President Lindheimer will preside over the Argentina Cordoba Mission. He has served as a bishop and stake president. He will be accompanied by his wife, Pilar.

Mario A. Lopez, a native of Guatemala, is employed in the Central America area office of the Church. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. He will preside over the Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission, accompanied by his wife, Frida.

T. Dean McCook, president and owner of a boiler and pump company, has been called to preside over the Portugal Lisbon Mission. He is a native of Tempe, Arizona. He has served as a ward executive secretary and stake high councilor. His wife, Jolinda, will accompany him in the mission field.

Steven R. Mecham, a Salt Lake City native, is assistant superintendent of a county school system. He has served as a bishop and stake high councilor. President Mecham will preside over the Finland Helsinki Mission. His wife, Donna, will accompany him.

Samuel Lara Del Moral, a native of Mexico, is a businessman in Mexico City. He has served as a stake president and stake high councilor. President Lara, accompanied by his wife, Lydia, will preside over the Mexico Mazatlan Mission.

Yasuo Niiyama, a native of Japan, is a self-employed businessman. He has served as a branch president and stake president. Accompanied by his wife, Tomiko, he will preside over the Japan Sendai Mission.

Servando Rojas Ornelas, a native of Mexico and a bank officer, will preside over the Mexico Mexico City North Mission. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. His wife, Blanca, will accompany him in his new calling.

Mark A. Peterson, a Brigham Young University professor, is a native of West Jordan, Utah. He has served the Church as a bishop and stake high councilor. Accompanied by his wife, Randy, he will preside over the Korea Pusan Mission.

James E. Rasband, a native of Washington, D.C., is a physician. He has served as a bishop and stake high councilor. President Rasband will preside over the Canada Montreal Mission. His wife, Ester, will accompany him.

C. Elliott Richards, a native of Salt Lake City, is a pediatrician. He has served as a bishop, stake high councilor, and Temple Square guide. His wife, Margaret, will accompany him in his new assignment as president of the Philippines Cebu East Mission.

Jorge Leano Rodriguez is a native of Bolivia and a retired bank executive. He has served as a regional representative and as a stake, district, and branch president. He will preside over the Colombia Cali Mission, accompanied by his wife, Zorka.

Elmo B. Shirts is a retired educator and a native of Longview, Washington. He has served as a bishop, branch president, and executive secretary to the Mexico/Central America Area presidency. He will preside over the California Los Angeles Mission, accompanied by his wife, Marla.

Glen L. Slight, a Salt Lake City native, is a high school teacher. He has served the Church as a bishop, stake high councilor, and member of the General Activities Committee. His wife, Marian, will accompany him in his new duties as president of the Peru Lima South Mission.

Reed C. Snow, a dentist, is a native of Fair Oaks, California. He has served as a bishop and stake president’s counselor. President Snow will preside over the South Africa Cape Town Mission. He will be accompanied by his wife, LaNae.

Gary Sorensen, a native of Hyrum, Utah, is a general contractor. He has served the Church as a bishop and counselor to a stake president. Assisted by his wife, Elayne, he will preside over the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mission.

Nile A. Sorenson, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a native of Heyburn, Idaho, has been called as president of the Colorado Denver Mission. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. He will be accompanied by his wife, Charlene.

John H. Tanner, a company president, is a native of Joseph City, Arizona. He has served as a stake high councilor and regional representative. His wife, Bobbie, will accompany him as he presides over the Florida Tallahassee Mission.

Gerald L. Thompson, a native of Brigham City, Utah, owns an insurance brokerage firm. He has served as a bishop and stake president. President Thompson will preside over the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission. He will be accompanied in his new assignment by his wife, Ann.

J. Ballard Washburn, a physician, is a native of Blanding, Utah. He has served as a stake president and regional representative. He will preside over the Arizona Phoenix Mission, accompanied by his wife, Barbara.