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New mission presidents

Published: Monday, May 5 2014 8:56 a.m. MDT

Kendle and Robin L. Bowler

IRI

Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. With the exception of Elder and Sister Zwick, who will begin their service immediately, these couples will begin serving in July.

Elder W. Craig Zwick, 66, and Sister Jan Zwick, four children, Parleys 3rd Ward, Salt Lake Parleys Stake: Puerto Rico San Juan Mission, succeeding President P. Knox Smartt III and Sister Heather S. Smartt. Elder Zwick is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and is a former president of the Brazil, Brazil South, and North America Northeast areas, counselor in the Europe West and Europe Central Area Presidencies, president of the Chile Santiago South Mission and missionary in the North Argentina Mission. Former president and chief executive officer, Zwick Construction Company. Born in Salt Lake City to William Evert Zwick Jr. and Audrey McDonough Zwick.

Sister Zwick served with her husband in the Chile Santiago South Mission and is a former member of the Young Women general board, stake Young Women president, counselor in a stake Primary presidency and counselor in a ward Young Women presidency. Born in Price, Utah, to Sheldon Chris Johnson and Claire Faye Johnson.

Kendle Bowler, 58, and Robin Lynn Howell Bowler, four children, Meadow Valley Ward, Elko Nevada East Stake: Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission, succeeding President Carlos A. Hernández and Sister Ana Rivas de Hernández. Brother Bowler is a former stake president, bishop, stake Young Men president, elders quorum president and missionary in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission. Ranch owner. Raised in Gunlock, Utah, by parents Guy Wilson Bowler and Gertrude Jensen Bowler.

Sister Bowler serves as a counselor in a stake Young Women presidency and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president and counselor in a ward Young Women presidency. Born in Salt Lake City to Jerry Mads Howell and Patricia Ann Mollerup Howell.

Orson Nolan Daines, 54, and Donna Marie Jones Daines, seven children, Colleyville Ward, Colleyville Texas Stake: Ohio Columbus Mission, succeeding President Robert T. Nilsen and Sister Kathleen Zenger Nilsen. Brother Daines serves as an Area Seventy executive secretary and is a former high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission. Senior vice president, corporate strategy, AT&T. Born in Spokane, Washington, to Orson Alexander Daines and Marion Nelson Daines.

Sister Daines serves as a seminary teacher and is a former stake Primary president, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency. Born in Spokane, Washington, to John Roberts Jones and Flora Tiffany Jones.

Steven Paul Griffin, 48, and Cherie Nanette Mitton Griffin, seven children, Meadows Ward, Plain City Utah Stake: Tennessee Knoxville Mission, succeeding President Richard A. Irion and Sister Gloria Irion. Brother Griffin is a former stake president, bishop, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Washington Spokane Mission. President/owner, Sky Blue Industries, Inc. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Rulon Alton Griffin and LueDean Bingham Griffin.

Sister Griffin is a former ward Young Women president, ward Young Women adviser, ward Relief Society instructor and ward Primary teacher. Born in Carson City, Nevada, to Von Allen Mitton and Suzanne Elizabeth Mitton.

Lynn Richard Madsen, 54, and Diane Mathis Madsen, four children, Stonewood 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Stonewood Stake: Mexico Oaxaca Mission, succeeding President Enrique Leyva Jimenez and Sister Nelly M. Rodriguez de Leyva. Brother Madsen is a former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Chile Santiago South Mission. Owner, LDM Enterprises Broadcast Consulting. Born in Salt Lake City to Mark Alma Madsen and Janice Irene Stock Madsen.