New Visitors’ Center Directors
Eight new visitors’ center directors and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in January 2014.
Lester Merill Bryan Jr., 70, and Nancy Dianne Hubbard Bryan, five children, Snyderville Ward, Park City Utah Stake: Park City (Utah) Family Tree Center, succeeding Elder Ronald C. Jerman and Sister Shirley A. Jerman. Brother Bryan recently served as a guest-services missionary on Temple Square and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, and temple worker. Retired senior vice president and CIO, Union Pacific. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Lester Merill and Norma Marsing Bryan.
Sister Bryan recently served as a guest-services missionary on Temple Square and is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency; ward Young Women, Relief Society, and Primary president; ward missionary; and temple worker. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Oren David and Darlene Marie Spencer Hubbard.
Blaine Jay Bushman, 66, and Margene Bingham Bushman, eight children, Midland 1st Ward, Odessa Texas Stake: Mormon Handcart Historic Site (central Wyoming), succeeding Elder Lorin L. Moench and Sister Mary Moench. Brother and Sister Bushman recently served as senior missionaries in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission. Brother Bushman is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, and missionary in the Eastern Atlantic States Mission. Retired owner, Y’all Haul Trailers. Born in Winslow, Arizona, to Elwin Ewing and Genevieve Tanner Bushman.
Sister Bushman is a former stake Primary president, ward Relief Society president, counselor in ward Primary and Relief Society presidencies, and seminary teacher. Born in Vernal, Utah, to Victor Lester and Marjorie Olson Bingham.
Ross Alan Clark, 66, and Ana Luisa Gutierrez Clark, six children, Heritage Ward, Calgary Alberta Stake: Cove Fort (Utah) Historic Site, succeeding Elder H. Clark Christensen and Sister Kathleen F. Christensen. Brother and Sister Clark recently served as senior missionaries in the New York New York North Mission. Brother Clark is a former high councilor, bishop, stake executive secretary, and temple ordinance worker. Retired executive vice president and director, Kallisto Energy Corporation. Born in Redlands, California, to Henry Ward and Ethel Irene Webster Clark.
Sister Clark is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president, young single adult adviser, Scout leader, and temple ordinance worker. Born in Calexico, California, to Jose Luis Gutierrez and Aurora Gonzalez Gutierrez.
Brent Bates Cleverly, 64, and Lee Ann Sparks Cleverly, four children, Woods Cross 3rd Ward, Woods Cross Utah North Stake: St. George Utah Temple Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder Robert J. Watkins and Sister Pamela J. Watkins. Brother Cleverly serves as a sealer in the Bountiful Utah Temple and is a former stake president, bishop, stake institute instructor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and missionary in the England Southwest Mission. Retired information technology director, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah. Born in Salt Lake City to Marvin Nelson and Agnes Loraine Bates Cleverly.
Sister Cleverly is a former stake Relief Society president, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Truman Duane and Bonnie Lee Smellie Sparks.
Nathan Jay Crandall, 67, and Elizabeth George Crandall, six children, Brentwood Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho West Stake: Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters (Nebraska) Historic Site, succeeding Elder Dean B. Cleverly and Sister Claudia Cleverly. Brother Crandall recently served as a missionary in the New York Rochester Mission and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and missionary in the Sweden Stockholm Mission. Retired dentist. Born in Los Angeles to Gordon Edgar and Elene Matilda Clegg Crandall.
Sister Crandall served with her husband in the New York Rochester Mission and is a former ward Relief Society president, Young Women adviser, stake Young Women camp director, Sunday School teacher, and choir director. Born in Rigby, Idaho, to Hilmer Reynold and Donnetta Smith George.
John Emerson Fowler, 69, and Marie Spilsbury Fowler, six children, Crescent View Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake: Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder Harden R. Eyring and Sister Loi Anne Eyring. Brother Fowler serves as a sealer and ordinance worker in the Draper Utah Temple and is a former member of the Seventy, president of the Georgia Atlanta Mission, regional representative, stake president, and missionary in the Southern Australian Mission. Chief operating officer, Novarad Corporation. Born in Redding, California, to R. Walter and L. Manita Clayton Fowler.
Sister Fowler serves as an ordinance worker and assistant temple sealing coordinator in the Draper Utah Temple and served with her husband in the Georgia Atlanta Mission. She is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president and counselor in stake Relief Society and Primary presidencies. Born in Salt Lake City to Erwin Roswell and Josephine Callis Spilsbury.
John McKay Toronto, 67, and Carolyn Packer Toronto, seven children, Farmington 9th Ward, Farmington Utah South Stake: Independence (Missouri) Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder Douglas C. Brenchley and Sister Nanette T. Brenchley. Brother Toronto served as a Church-service missionary and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, Scoutmaster, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the Southwest Indian Mission. Senior vice president, Wells Fargo Bank. Born in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Joseph Young and Ila Christensen Toronto.
Sister Toronto is a former member of the Young Women general board, stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, and Relief Society president for the Davis County Jail. Born in Brigham City, Utah, to Leon Claron and Lou Jean Scoffield Packer.
William Woodrow Wynder, 66, and Carol Faragher Wynder, seven children, Cypress 1st Ward, Cypress California Stake: Historic Kirtland (Ohio) Visitors’ Center, succeeding Elder Robert E. Sorenson Jr. and Sister Marcia Sorenson. Brother Wynder is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop, and missionary in the Australia West Mission. Founding partner, Aleshire & Wynder, LLP. Born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, to Melvin W. and Fay Wood Wynder.
Sister Wynder is a former counselor in stake and ward Relief Society presidencies, ward Relief Society president, midsingle adult adviser, seminary teacher, and Sunday School teacher. Born in Reno, Nevada, to Jacob A. and Bettie Lou Hallam Faragher.