2019 Senior Missionaries Called to Serve in Church History Sites

  • 20 November 2018

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  • Couples have been called to serve at the Mormon Trail Center, the Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Center, and other Church history sites.

The following eight couples have been called by the First Presidency to lead the work in various Church history sites. They will begin their service early next year.

Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego

Dantzelle and C. Bradford Allen

Carl Bradford Allen, 65, and Dantzelle Lewis Allen, eight children, Northbridge Ward, Washington Utah Buena Vista Stake: Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego, succeeding Elder Michael F. and Sister Lee Ann Hemingway. Brother Allen is an elders quorum instructor and a former mission and stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the Missouri Independence Mission. Born in Panguitch, Utah, to Clem Crosby Allen and Anna Colleen Beebe Allen.

Sister Allen serves as a Primary teacher and is a former mission financial secretary, stake and ward Young Women president, ward Primary presidency counselor, seminary teacher, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the Missouri Independence Mission. Born in Ajo, Arizona, to Malin Wilson Lewis and Myreel Smith Lewis.

Independence Visitors’ Center in Missouri

Russell R. and Michelle Cannon

Russell Rich Cannon, 64, and Michelle Hatch Cannon, six children, Amber Hills Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Desert Foothills Stake: Independence Visitors’ Center in Missouri, succeeding Elder George E. and Sister Kathryn M. Peterson. Brother Cannon serves as a temple sealer and is a former senior missionary in the Africa West Area, temple presidency counselor, bishop, ward Young Men president, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Australia Melbourne Mission. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Edwin Quayle Cannon and Janath Russell Cannon.

Sister Cannon is a former senior missionary in the Africa West Area, assistant to the temple matron, stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, and seminary teacher. Born in Glendale, California, to Dahl Hatch and Bethe Choate Hatch.

Cove Fort Historic Site in Utah

Lu Ann and John R. Falk

John Robert Falk, 68, and Lu Ann Rallison Falk, nine children, Stafford Ward, Lake Oswego Oregon Stake: Cove Fort Historic Site in Utah, succeeding Elder Richard W. and Sister Louise H. Crosby. Brother Falk serves as a Primary teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, ward mission leader, high councilor, and missionary in the North Germany Mission. Born in Tremonton, Utah, to Dewayne Holt Falk and Mary Barbara Falk.

Sister Falk also serves as Primary teacher and is a former ward Young Women president and camp director, ward missionary, and seminary teacher. Born in Logan, Utah, to Robert Eugene Rallison and Loraine Glenn Rallison.

Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Center in New Zealand

Eva L. and Barry G. Garlick

Barry Graham Garlick, 68, and Eva Lynn Black Garlick, five children, Highland 21st Ward, Highland Utah South Stake: Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Center in New Zealand. Brother Garlick is a former MTC branch president, bishop, high councilor, institute teacher, and missionary in the Australia South Mission. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, to Geoffrey Richard Garlick and April Clair Thompson Garlick.

Sister Garlick is a former branch missionary, ward Relief Society president, institute teacher, seminary teacher, family history consultant, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in St. George, Utah, to Allen Clarence Black and Genevieve Hardy Black.

Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission

Kevin D. and Janice Hyde

Kevin Daniel Hyde, 63, and Janice Eileen Felix Hyde, seven children, Meadows Ward, Thayne Wyoming Stake: Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission, succeeding President Lonny V. and Sister Carolyn L. Pace. Brother Hyde is a ward missionary and Sunday School teacher and is a former temple baptistry coordinator, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Arizona Tempe Mission. Born in Nyssa, Oregon, to Gale Woolf Hyde and Charlene Joy Holden Hyde.

Sister Hyde is a ward temple and family history consultant and a former temple baptistry coordinator, stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, and ward music director. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Richard Truman Felix and Ellen Litchfield Turner.

They were also called as mission president and companion.

Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center in Ohio

Jan and Daniel Isaac

Daniel J Isaac, 61, and Jan T Myrberg Isaac, five children, Batesville Ward, Erda Utah Stake: Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center in Ohio, succeeding Elder Gilbert M. and Sister Leslie G. Jennings. Brother Isaac is a former stake president, high councilor, bishopric counselor, ward mission leader, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the New York New York Mission. Born in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Bert Douglas Isaac and Afton La Reta Brockbank Isaac.

Sister Isaac is a former ward Young Women and Relief Society president, stake temple and family history consultant, ward Primary presidency counselor, and temple ordinance worker. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Edward Myrberg and Chloe Jane Thomas Myrberg.

Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters in Nebraska

Stephen L. and Collette Johnson

Stephen Lee Johnson, 67, and Collette Wiest Johnson, four children, Stonebridge Ward, St. George Utah Sunset Stake: Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters in Nebraska, succeeding Elder Randy C. and Sister Charlotte G. Russell. Brother Johnson is a ward mission leader and a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake and ward Young Men president, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Ohio-West Virginia Mission. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Leland Dewey Johnson and Marion Lucille Rushton Johnson.

Sister Johnson serves as a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and is a former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Young Women and Primary president, and ward missionary. Born at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, to Don Sanford Wiest and Margene Terry Wiest.

St. George Historic Sites in Utah

Connie M. and Jeffrey Morby

Charles Jeffery Morby, 72, and Connie McArthur Morby, six children, Bloomington 4th Ward, Bloomington Utah Stake: St. George Historic Sites in Utah. Brother Morby serves as a temple sealer and high councilor and is a former mission president in the Oregon Portland Mission, stake president, stake and ward Young Men president, bishop, and missionary in the Central States Mission. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Charles Alwyn Morby and Marian Smith Morby.

Sister Morby serves as a stake Primary president, served with her husband in the Oregon Portland Mission, and is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president; stake Young Women presidency counselor; and Sunday School teacher. Born in St. George, Utah, to LaRaine McArthur and Beaulah Killpack Belliston.