Church Calls New Member of Sunday School General Presidency
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- Brian K. Ashton has been called to serve in the Sunday School general presidency.
The Church announced a reorganization in the Sunday School general presidency on June 12, 2015.
Tad R. Callister will continue as the general president, Devin G. Durrant (currently the second counselor) will now be the first counselor, and Brian K. Ashton will replace John S. Tanner as second counselor. Brother Tanner was recently appointed president of Brigham Young University–Hawaii. (See story.)
Brother Ashton is completing his service as president of the Texas Houston South Mission, where he has served with his wife, Melinda Earl Ashton, since July of 2012. The Ashtons are the parents of six children.
Brother Ashton received a bachelor of arts degree from Brigham Young University and a master of business administration degree from Harvard University. He has worked as a business manager, as an executive, and as a board member at various companies since 1998.