Another six new mission presidents have been announced by the First Presidency. Along with their wives, they will assume their responsibilities about July 1. Specific mission assignments will be announced later.
C. Steven Hatch, 68, Pleasant View 6th Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake; high priests group leader, former president of Belgium Brussels Mission, 1980-83; former mission president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, branch president, and Sunday School teacher; served in the French Mission, 1937-39; served with wife in the International Mission in the Mascarene Islands, 1985-86, and with wife in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission, 1986-87; medical doctor; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah, medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.; born in Heber City, Utah, a son of Henry Ray and Mary Leona Miles Hatch; married Margery Jane Doxey; eight children. She is a former stake Relief Society president and counselor, ward Relief Society president's counselor, stake Primary president, and ward Young Women president; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Graham Hayes and Leone Blanche Watson Doxey.
Michael H. Holmes, 46, Crescent 18th Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake; regional representative, former stake president, bishop and counselor, and assistant to Sunday School superintendent; builder and developer; born in Wichita, Kan., a son of John Harvey and Doris Catt Holmes; married Marian Roberts; 12 children. She is a ward Young Women president, former stake Relief Scoiety board member, ward Young Women president's counselor, and teacher in Relief Society and Young Women; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Boyd Elmo and Louise Fahrni Roberts.
Robert John Kennerley, 46, Auckland 3rd Ward, Auckland New Zealand Mt. Roskill Stake; stake president, former stake president's counselor, district president, and bishop; served in the Samoa Mission, 1962-64, and with wife in the Philippines Mission, 1973-74; travel agency managing director; born in Auckland, New Zealand, a son of Eric James and Evelyn Hilda Pearce Kennerley; married Taimi Salanoa; seven children. She is a Primary president's counselor, former seminary teacher, Relief Society chorister, and Primary teacher; born in Vaimosa, Western Samoa, a daughter of Iosa and Si'ae Vaiotu Salanoa.
Masataka Kitamura, 45, Takasaki Ward, Takasaki Japan Stake; stake president; former mission president's counselor, district president, ward executive secretary and branch president; director for church temporal affairs; born in Saga-Ken, Japan, a son of Takashi and Mitsuho Kitamura; married Shigeru Arai. She is a stake activities committee member and ward Relief Society teacher, former stake Young Women president, district Primary president, district Relief Society president, and ward librarian; born in Gunma-Ken, Japan, a daughter of Takeo and Kii Hyno Arai.
Giuseppe Pasta, 47, Monza Ward, Milan Italy Stake; bishop's counselor and temple worker, former stake president's counselor, district president and counselor; member and statistical records supervisor in Presiding Bishop's Office in Milan; born in Torino, Italy, and son of Giovanni and Ann Vianzone Pasta; married Madrilena Alberta Scaglietti; three children. She is a ward Relief Society president and temple worker; born in Modena, Italy, a daughter of Adelmo and Francesca Ferrari Scaglietti.
Paull H. Shin, 52, Meadowdale Ward, Lynnwood Washington Stake; Sunday School teacher, former district president, high councilor, and branch president; served in the Northern Far East Mission, 1956-58; professor at Shoreline College in Seattle, Wash.; received bachelor's degree from BYU, master's degree from University of Pittsburgh, and doctorate from University of Washington; born in Kyungkido, Korea; adopted son of W. Ray and Eloise S. Paull; married Donna June Skaggs; two children. She is a ward activities committee member, former stake missionary; former counselor in ward YWMIA, Young Women, and Relief Society; former teacher in ward auxiliaries; born in Carroll, Ohio, a daughter of Tharlie and Chloie Ethel Ferguson Skaggs.