The First Presidency has announced the calling of four new mission presidents. They and their wives will assume their positions around July 1. They are:
James F. Cobb, 47, assigned to the Switzerland Geneva Mission; Broomhall 2nd Ward, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake; high councilor, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, ward mission leader, seminary teacher, and ward Young Men president; served in the Franco Belgian Mission, 1963-66; owner and president of real estate development and construction company; received bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU; born in Washington, D.C., a son of Francis Henry and Louise Carter Cobb; married Christine Roberts; three children. She is a Primary teacher, former Relief Society homemaking counselor, ward librarian, stake Relief Society secretary, Sunday School teacher, Mia Maid adviser, ward Young Women president, stake missionary, and genealogy library volunteer; former community college librarian and substitute teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Los Angeles, Calif., a daughter of James Eugene and Martha Helen McClung Walton Roberts.
Pierre H. Euvrard, 41, assigned to the Mascarene Islands Mission; Nogent Ward, Paris France Stake; bishop, former temple worker, executive secretary to mission president, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop's counselor; served in the Italy Mission, 1969-71; assistant area Church Educational System director; received master's degree from the University of Paris at Sorbonne; born in Saint Mande, France, a son of Paul and Janine Wagenknecht Euvrard; married Christiane Odette Ducatel. She is a Cub Scout den mother and Primary teacher, former gospel doctrine teacher, ward Young Women president, counselor in stake Young Women presidency, Young Adult vice president and temple worker; former genealogy microfilm operator; graduated from a junior college; born in Argentevil, France, a daughter of Robert Fernand and Huguette Andree Louise Richard Ducatel.
Richard C. Knudson, 57, assigned to the Brazil Brasilia Mission; Holladay 24th Ward, Salt Lake Holladay North Stake; bishop's counselor, former high priests group instructor, deacons quorum adviser, assistant Scoutmaster, and substitute gospel doctrine teacher; served a mission to Brazil, 1954-57; realty broker and former U.S. Air Force officer and pilot; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Earl John and Leona Mary Bassett Knudson; married Bonnie Lou Thometz; five children. She is a stake librarian, former ward librarian, ward Relief Society board member, ward and stake Primary board member, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, and counselor in stake YWMIA presidency; born in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of Albert Peter and Verda Agusta Helgeson Thometz.
Wayne W. Probst, 61, assigned to the Idaho Pocatello Mission; Midway 3rd Ward, Midway Utah Stake; stake president, former high councilor, stake mission president's counselor, stake Sunday School superintendent, bishop, elders quorum president, and ward Young Men president; served in the North Central States Mission, 1949-51; farmer and rancher, and owner of agriculture and rural appraisal business, received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Heber City, Utah, a son of Joseph Ernest and Garnet Watkins Probst; married Audrey Mary Hicken; six children. She is a former Relief Society teacher, Primary organist, stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president, and ward Young Women adviser; former school teacher; received bachelor's degree from BYU; born in Heber City, Utah, a daughter of Irwin Todd and Ruby Price Hicken.