First Presidency Calls 8 New Visitors' Center Directors for 2017

Eight new visitors' center directors have been called to serve by the First Presidency to places all over the country. Here is a little bit of background of each director and where they have been called to serve. 

Pennsylvania Priesthood Restoration Site

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Kenneth Carlyle Abney, 69, and Marilyn Weed Abney have five children and are from the Crosswinds 1st Ward, Spanish Fork Utah South Stake. They will be serving at the Priesthood Restoration Site (in Pennsylvania) succeeding Elder Kyle B. Walker and Sister Beverly Walker. Brother Abney is a former bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president, ward Young Men presidency counselor, and served in the German Mission. He is a retired botanist and was born in Mesa, Arizona, to Wilbur Kenneth Abney and Tenna Louise Turley Heap.

Sister Abney serves as a Relief Society teacher and is a former stake and ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Floyd Barg Weed and Deaun Moulton Weed.

Park City Family Tree Center

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Douglas Lamont Andersen, 76, and Janet Cox Andersen have five children and are from the Bitner Ranch Ward, Park City Utah Stake. They will be serving at the Park City Family Tree Center, succeeding Elder L. Merill Bryan and Sister Nancy Bryan. Brother and Sister Andersen previously served a mission in the Asia Area. He is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, regional executive secretary, and high councilor. He is the retired chief executive officer and president of Allied Insurance Co. Brother Andersen was born in Hyrum, Utah, to Eugene Delos Andersen and Juliet Josephine Albretsen.

Sister Andersen is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake and ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Relief Society compassionate service leader, and Primary teacher. She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to DeLaun E. Cox and Marjorie J. Richards.

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