New 2017 Mission Presidents Called to Serve in Germany, Brazil, Chile, and More
Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
Germany Frankfurt Mission
Jacob LeGrand Boyer, 45, and Angela Christine Thew Boyer, four children, Holladay 14th Ward, Salt Lake Holladay South Stake: Germany Frankfurt Mission, succeeding President Ronald A. Stoddard and Sister Barbara Stoddard. Brother Boyer serves as a Young Men adviser and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Germany Frankfurt Mission. President and chief executive officer, The Boyer Company. Born in Salt Lake City to Harold Roger Boyer and Sara Rebecca Stohl Boyer.
Sister Boyer serves as a Primary teacher and is a former Gospel Doctrine teacher, Young Women adviser, activity day leader, and missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. Born in Milwaukie, Oregon, to Richard Edward Thew and Marie Louise Russ Thew.
Brazil Fortaleza Mission
Kent Ronald Chamberlain, 63, and Dianne Grace Duke Chamberlain, four children, The Woodlands 2nd Ward, The Woodlands Texas Stake: Brazil Fortaleza Mission, succeeding President Gilberto Bonini and Sister María Cristina Bonini. Brother Chamberlain is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, high priests group leader, Primary teacher, and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo Mission. Real estate agent, Keller Williams Realty. Born in American Fork, Utah, to Zenneth Kent Chamberlain and Alta Fern Dunsdon Chamberlain.
Sister Chamberlain is a former stake Young Women and Primary president, ward Young Women president, seminary and institute teacher, Sunday School teacher, and Primary teacher. Born in Toronto, Canada, to Marvin William Duke and Grace Matilda Kynoch Duke.
Liberia Monrovia Mission
Douglas Alan Clark, 62, and Michelle Thackeray Clark, five children, Allen 1st Ward, Allen Texas Stake: Liberia Monrovia Mission, succeeding President Arvid A. Carlson and Sister Kelly Carlson. Brother and Sister Clark recently served in the Africa West Area. Brother Clark is a former multistake public affairs director, area auditor, stake presidency counselor, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Retired marketing director with AT&T. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Alan C Clark and Janet Lee Ruppe Clark.
Sister Clark is a former stake and ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, and seminary teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to William Junior Thackeray and Elsie Jean Gale Thackeray.
Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission
Jerryl Lindsay Garns, 66, and Mary Lynn Shumway Garns, four children, Crosswinds 1st Ward, Spanish Fork Utah South Stake: Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission, succeeding President Douglas M. Richardson and Sister LuAnn E. Richardson. Brother Garns is a former Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Venezuela Mission. Faculty, Design Department, Brigham Young University. Born in Los Angeles, California, to Paul Lorrine Garns and Velda Lindsay Garns.
Sister Garns is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher. Born in Provo, Utah, to Ernest Widtsoe Shumway and Mary Diane Blackham Shumway.
Ghana Accra Mission
Trevor Thomas Keyes, 56, and Colleen Linda Keyes, four children, Edenvale Ward, Bedfordview South Africa Stake: Ghana Accra Mission, succeeding President David L. Heid and Sister Delynn Heid. Brother Keyes is a former stake presidency counselor, branch president, bishopric counselor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. Partner, Calteaux & Partners Attorneys. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Raymond Callie Keyes and Florence Mavis Keyes.
Sister Keyes is a former ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, to Allan Charles James and Eileen Catherine Thomson Little James.
Chile Santiago North Mission
Jeffrey DeMarr Meservy, 51, and Lorinda Mitchell Meservy, five children, Lindon 7th Ward, Lindon Utah Central Stake: Chile Santiago North Mission, succeeding President Rene O. Videla and Sister Patricia V. de Videla. Brother Meservy is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, high priests group instructor, and missionary in the Argentina Rosario Mission. Director, Taylorsville Institute of Religion. Born in Provo, Utah, to Jerry DeMarr Meservy and Nancy Ann Smith Meservy.
Sister Meservy is a former ward Primary president, ward Young Women and Relief Society presidency counselor, Relief Society compassionate service leader, Primary teacher, and Sunday School teacher. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Thomas Ralph Mitchell and Anna Naydean Covert Chambers.
Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission
Enrique Resek, 53, and Sandra E. Russo Resek, seven children, Highlands Ward, Kaysville Utah Haight Creek Stake: Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, succeeding President David P. Robertson and Sister Juliana Robertson. Brother Resek serves as a Primary teacher and is a former stake executive secretary, bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission. Regional translation manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Pergamino, Argentina, to Deolindo Antonio Resek and Susana Nelly Guereschi Resek.
Sister Resek serves as a Primary teacher and is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Primary president, and ward Young Women presidency counselor. Born in Santa Monica, California, to Mario Nuncio Russo and Clara Arasa Russo.
Colorado Colorado Springs Mission
Daniel Kent Stevenson, 57, and Ann Marie Elizabeth Karg Stevenson, five children, Rolling Ridge Ward, Chino California Stake: Colorado Colorado Springs Mission, succeeding President Dennis E. Rehm and Sister Naomi Rehm. Brother Stevenson serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, stake mission president, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Switzerland Zurich Mission. Tax director, Danaher Corporation. Born in Henderson, Nevada, to William Leon Stevenson and Winnie Nell Heywood Stevenson.
Sister Stevenson serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, and Cub Scout leader. Born in Fort Stewart, Georgia, to James Clifford Karg and Virginia Ann Mittelstaedt Karg.