Another six new mission presidents have been announced by the First Presidency. They will receive their assignments later and, with their wives, will assume their responsibilities about July 1.
John F. Grove Jr., 50, York 2nd Ward, York Pennsylvania Stake; recently released as regional representative, former stake president and counselor, high councilor, district president's counselor, and bishop; chairman, president and chief executive officer of graphic services corporation; attended York College of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School; born in York, Pa., a son of John Fahs and Julia A. Kraber Grove; married Teresa Ilene Klinger; three children. She is a Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher, former stake Relief Society president, ward YWMIA president, seminary teacher, and Sunday School teacher; born in Danville, Pa., a daughter of Allen Irving and Wilamina Barner Klinger.Cecil Scott Grow, 39, Meridian 14th Ward, Meridian Idaho South Stake; stake president's counselor, former executive secretary to regional representative, high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop's counselor; served in the Southeast Mexican Mission, 1967-69; certified public accountant; received bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU; born in Moscow, Idaho, a son of Cecil Wood and Elsie May Lee Grow; married Rhonda Lee Patten; eight children. She is Relief Society home and family education teacher, former counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, counselor in ward Primary presidency, ward Young Women president and counselor, and Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher; born in Salmon Idaho, a daughter of Grant Kidd and Margaret Irene Whiting Patten.
Karl F. Keeler, 51, Bountiful 32nd Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake; high priests group leader, former high councilor, district councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and ward Young Men president; served in the Danish mission, 1957-59; vice president of Church's Farm Management Co.; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Magrath, Alberta, a son of David Hutchinson and Afton Lovina Jensen Keeler; married Norma Lorraine Kenney; five children. She is a ward Relief Society president, former ward Primary president and counselor, district Relief Society president, and counselor in ward Relief Society presidency; born in Calgary, Alberta, a daughter of Donald Maben and Fredda Kerren Kenney.
Lowell L. Leishman, 55, Bountiful Utah Central stake; Young Adult Sunday School teacher, Salt Lake Temple sealer, former stake president's counselor, stake missionary, ward Young Men president, bishop and counselor, and Temple Square guide; board chairman of construction company and mortgage corporation; received bachelor's degree from Unviersity of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Mark B. and Florence Cragun Leishman; married Connie Geurts; seven children. She is a ward Young Women president, former counselor in ward and stake Primary, mother education leader in ward and stake Relief Society; and stake Young Adult leader; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Theodore Irving and Fayette Parking Geurts.
Wolfgang Paul, 47, Wetterau Ward, Frankfurt Germany Stake; stake president's counselor; former district president's counselor, stake Young Men president, bishop, and branch president; area personnel manager with Church Administration Office in Frankfurt; born in Munster, Germany, a son of Johann Ernst and Berta Starbaty Paul; married Helga Klappert; three children. She is a ward Relief Society president's counselor, former branch Relief Society president, stake Primary president, district Young Women president, and counselor in ward Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women presidencies; born in Neubrandenburg, Germany, a daughter of Gustav Adolf and Emma Bauer Klappert.
Dennis E. Peters, 38, Taylorsville 44th ward, Taylorsville Utah West Central Stake; bishop's counselor, former ward Young Men president, seventies group leader, ward clerk, and ward Young Men president; seved in the Mexico North Mission, 1969-71; partner in construction company; received bachelor's degree in economics and master of business administration degree from BYU; born in Glendale, Calif., a son of William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters; married Kathryn Lee Stout; six children. She is a ward Young Women president's counselor, former stake Primary president, Relief Society homemaking leader, and ward Primary president' counselor; born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Harold Hansen and Joan Ruth Smith Stout.