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New mission presidents

Three new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin service in July.
Published: Sunday, June 9, 2013

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Machel and Kyle R. Andersen

Kyle Raymond Andersen, 56, and Machel Fowers Andersen, four children, Mountain Ward, North Ogden Utah Coldwater Stake: Tennessee Nashville Mission. Brother Andersen currently serves as a priests quorum adviser and Gospel Essentials instructor and is a former high councilor, bishop, branch president, ward Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric, and ward mission leader. Retired director, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Royce Merlin and Helen Kaye Raymond Andersen.

Sister Andersen currently serves as a Gospel Essentials instructor and is a former stake Young Women president, secretary in a stake Young Women presidency, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, and ward Young Women adviser. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Leon Kent and Juanita Belle Fowers.

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Robert B. and KLynn Lochhead

Robert Bruce Lochhead, 60, and KLynn Walker Lochhead, six children, Moscow Ward, Moscow Russia Stake: Ukraine Donetsk Mission. Brother Lochhead is a former high councilor, stake institute teacher, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, ward Sunday School president, ward Gospel Doctrine teacher and missionary in the Germany North Mission. Area legal counsel, Corporation of the President. Born in St. Louis, Mo., to Angus Tulloch, Jr., and Matilda Evangeline Lochhead.

Sister Lochhead is a former stake music leader, ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, ward choir director, Primary music leader and service missionary (public relations). Born in Nampa, Idaho, to Wendell Holmes and Beth Packard Walker.

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Kathy and Gary D. Newsome

Gary Douglas Newsome, 55, and Kathy Lynn Compton Newsome, seven children, Vanderbilt Beach Ward, Fort Myers Florida Stake: Uruguay Montevideo Mission. Brother Newsome currently serves as a counselor in a stake presidency and is a former high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men advisor and missionary in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission. President and CEO, Health Management Associates. Born in Holden, W. Va., to Chester Lee and Elizabeth Lou Newsome.

Sister Newsome currently serves as a ward Relief Society president and is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and ward primary teacher. Born in Richlands, Va., to Stafford L. and Sarah Elizabeth Lawson Compton.