August 1987

“Appointments,” Ensign, Aug. 1987, 79–80


Temple Presidents

Wayne M. Beck, executive secretary to the Church’s South America South Area Presidency, has been called to preside over the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple. His wife, Evelyn Moon Beck, will serve as matron. President Beck, a longtime resident of Bountiful, Utah, has been residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He retired several years ago after a long career with a department store chain. He served two missions in Brazil and has presided over the Brazilian Mission. The Becks are parents of five children.

Mission Presidents

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

Howard Jay Hassell, of San Antonio, Texas, is an orthopedic surgeon. He will preside over the Switzerland Geneva Mission. He has served as a bishop, branch president, and counselor to a mission president. He will be accompanied by his wife, Brenda Whitney Hassell.

R. Bay Hutchings, a retired physician from Sacramento, California, will preside over the Zaire Kinshasa Mission. He has previously served as a mission president in France and Switzerland, a bishop, and a stake president’s counselor. His wife, Jean, will accompany him.

Dennis Bramwell Neuenschwander, Centerville, Utah, an employee of the Church’s Genealogical Department, will preside over the Austria Vienna East Mission. He has served as a stake high councilor and as a counselor in a Young Men’s presidency. He will be accompanied in the mission field by his wife, LeAnn Clement Neuenschwander.

Lynn E. Thomsen, a realtor-developer now serving as president of the Illinois Nauvoo Mission, has been called to preside over the New Hampshire Manchester Mission. He is a longtime resident of southern California. President Thomsen has served as a stake high councilor, and in a bishopric. His wife, Joan Riley Thomsen, will assist him in his new assignment.