The callings of three new mission presidents have been announced by the First Presidency.
They will be assigned to specific missions later and, along with their wives, will assume their duties July 1. The mission presidents are:Anan Eldredge, 42, Anchorage 6th Ward, Anchorage Alaska Stake; in charge of missionary program for Asian refugees; former mission president's counselor, branch president, and elders quorum president; served mission to Thailand, 1968-70; translation supervisor and distribution manager for the church; received bachelor's degree in business management from California State University at Long Beach; born in Pichai, Thailand, a son of Louis M. and June Cottrell Eldredge; married Margaret Brown; four children. She is a librarian at a Church family history center and a ward Primary secretary; former first counselor, secretary and spiritual living teacher in ward Relief Society; born in Newcastle, England, a daughter of Henry and Margaret Ann Nesbitt Brown.
Blaine P. Jensen, 54, Farmington 15th Ward, Farmington Utah North Stake; first assistant to high priests group leader, former high councilor, district president, bishop, and branch president, servicemen's mission president in Vietnam from 1969-70, and temple officiator; served mission to Denmark, 1953-56; director of international physical facilities for Church; received bachelor's degree in history and poltical science from Utah State University, master's degree in educational psychology from BYU; born in Boise, Idaho, a son of Norris Parley and Lillian Loveland Jensen; married Clarice Talbot; four children. She is a ward Relief Society president, former teacher in ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary; former ward Relief Society president and counselor,; former ward Primary and Young Women president; and former ward Primary president's counselor; served in the Western Canadian Mission, 1954-56; born in Logan, Utah, a daughter of Wilburn Cherry and Mary Dunkley Talbot.
Conrad B. Jenson, 61, Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake; branch president's counselor; ward clerk, former ward executive secretary, high priests group leader, Scoutmaster, Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher, and YMMIA president's counselor; served in the Eastern States Mission, 1947-49; retired cardio-vascular surgeon; received bachelor's and medical degrees from University of Minnesota, doctorate from University of Minnesota, honorary professorhips from Shandong and Xian Medical Universities in People's Republic of China; born in Ogden, Utah, a son of Conrad Heber and Olive Christiana Belnap Jenson; married Anne Bennion; six children. She is a stake and ward Primary nursery leader, former YWMIA general board member, ward YWMIA president, stake Relief Society music director, teacher in ward Relief Society and Primary, ward organist and music director, ward choir director, and Sunday School teacher; served in the French Mission; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Kenneth Sharp and Bernice Peck Bennion.