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New mission presidents

Published: Saturday, April 5 2014 1:35 a.m. MDT

Sister Merrill serves as a Church-service missionary and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, Cub Scout leader and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Safford, Ariz., to Bruce Alan Larson and Betty Jane Bryce Larson.

William James Riggins, 57, and Bonnie Lynn McKee Riggins, four children, Crest Haven Ward, Rexburg Idaho East Stake: Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission, succeeding President Lizardo H. Amaya and Sister Elsa M. Granados de Amaya. Brother Riggins serves as a ward missionary and stake institute instructor and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president and missionary in the Chile Santiago Mission. Professor, BYU–Idaho. Born in San Diego, Calif., to William Riggins and Esther Riggins.

Sister Riggins serves as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency and is a former counselor in stake Young Women and Primary presidencies, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and missionary in the Mexico Torreon Mission. Born in Henderson, Nev., to Kenneth McKee and Claire McKee.

Ronald Aaron Stoddard, 64, and Barbara Turner Stoddard, five children, Sunset Heights 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake: Germany Frankfurt Mission, succeeding President Lehi K. Schwartz and Sister Gudrun Schwartz. Brother Stoddard serves as an Area Seventy executive secretary and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president and missionary in the Central German Mission. Neonatologist and medical director, newborn intensive care unit, Intermountain Healthcare. Born in Provo, Utah, to Aaron Ray Stoddard and Lorayn Walker Stoddard.

Sister Stoddard is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, counselor in a ward Primary presidency and Cub Scout leader. Born in Provo, Utah, to Lloyd Edward Turner and LaVon Forsey Turner.

Randy Johnson Vest, 64, and Kristine Louise Varley Vest, five children, Colleyville Ward, Colleyville Texas Stake: Missouri Independence Mission, succeeding President Donald J. Keyes and Sister Jackie Keyes. Brother Vest is a former counselor in a temple presidency, counselor in a mission presidency, stake president, bishop, branch president and missionary in the Japan Okinawa Mission. Vice president and controller/CAO, Kimberly–Clark Corporation. Born in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Dean S. Vest and Emma Jean J. Vest.

Sister Vest is a former assistant to the temple matron, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, seminary teacher, institute teacher and temple ordinance worker. Born in Albany, Calif., to Charles Raymond Varley and Marilyn Ream Varley Hunt.