Stanford P. Darger, senior vice president of marketing at Valley Bank and Trust Co., has retired from the bank to accept a call to serve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe.

Darger will be executive secretary of the LDS Church's Europe Area headquartered in Frankfurt, West Germany.The University of Utah graduate was the former manager of the Downtown Retail Merchant's Association. He served for 10 years in the state House of Representatives, and was executive vice president of the Downtown Planning Association.

He started working for Valley Bank in 1973 and became manager of the marketing department with responsibility for advertising, promotion, business development, sales training and new accounts.