“Appointments,” Ensign, July 1987, 76


Temple Presidents

Milton W. Russon, of Bountiful, Utah, has been called to preside over the New Zealand Temple. His wife, Karlyn Chatfield Russon, will serve as matron. A mortician, President Russon has served as a regional representative, a stake president, a mission president, and a bishop. Sister Russon has served the Church as an officer and a teacher.

Mission Presidents

The First Presidency has announced the calling of additional new mission presidents to begin serving in 1987.

Kenneth Ray Barker, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a retired vice-president of a drugstore chain. He has served as a regional representative, a stake president, and a bishop. He will preside over the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission, accompanied by his wife, Jacquelin.

Douglas W. DeHaan, of Portland, Oregon, a director of government relations for a management corporation, has served as a regional representative, a temple worker, and a stake president. His wife, Barbara, will assist him in presiding over the Florida Jacksonville Mission.

Garth J. Wakefield, of Salt Lake City, will preside over the new Spain Bilbao Mission. He is employed by the Church’s International Physical Facilities Division. He has served as stake mission president, bishop’s counselor, and seminary teacher. His wife, Kay Lynn, will accompany him.