J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Profiles in Service


Since our last column, many Law Society members have accepted callings into significant church service. Thank you for your willingness to serve.  

First, several LDS attorneys have accepted calls as mission presidents:

Jack Donald Ward and Sharmon Oaks Ward have accepted a call to lead the California, Roseville Mission. Brother Ward is a partner at Reno & Zahn LLP. Mark Darwin Stubbs along with his wife Jan Green Stubbs will preside over the California, San Diego Mission. Brother Stubbs is a partner at Filmore Spencer Attorneys. Kyle Bruce Hettinger and Barbara Gay Ebert Hettinger will lead the Romania/Moldova Mission. Brother Hettinger is an attorney and partner at Perkins, Coie in Phoenix, Arizona. Jerry Ross Thompson. an attorney at Shim Law in Calgary Alberta, Canada and Jeanette Monteza Thompson will serve in the Republic of the Congo Grazzaville Mission. Sterling Arthur Brennan and Annette Lamb Brennan will lead the Michigan, Lansing Mission. Brother Brennan is a Partner at Macschoff Brennan in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Flavio Allegretti Cooper and Maria Lenor Rezoned Cooper will preside over the Campinas. Brazil Flamboyant Mission. Brother Cooper is a Federal Judge with the Brazilian Judiciary. Stephen Kohler Christensen along with his wife Marilyn Farr Christensen will serve as leaders of the Guatemala, Guatemala City East Mission. Brother Christensen is an attorney at Nelson Christensen Holingworth & Williams and is originally from Salt Lake City. Finally, Bart Powell Mackay and LuAnn Gilbert Mackay have been called to preside over the California, Fresno Mission. Brother Mackay is an attorney and owner of Mackay Ventures.  

Additionally, David Paul Olsen was called as president of the Toronto, Ontario temple and his wife Anne Elizabeth Heibein Olsen will serve as matron. Brother Olsen is a retired attorney from Ontario, Canada.

Several JRCLS Members have also accepted calls to serve in Stake Presidencies throughout the world:

First, Charles Frederick Harlow, an attorney, has been called as President of the San Leandro, California Stake. Matthew Jered Wiley, also an attorney, will serve as President of the Bountiful Utah Stone Creek Stake. In Guatemala City, Legal Advisor Vidal Roderick Santay Gramio will serve as a counselor in the Guatemala City, La Laguna Stake. Legal Advisor Marroquin Orellana will also serve as a counselor in the Guatemala City, Montserrat Stake. In Nevada, attorney Steven Bradley Scow will serve as a counselor in the Henderson, Nevada Anthem Hills Stake.  Matthew Lee Larsen, an attorney, will serve as a counselor in the Lenexa, Kansas Stake. In Rochester, New York, Tate L. Tischner, also a lawyer will serve as president of the Rochester, New York Stake. Michael Earl Dailey, vice president and general counsel at Air Liquide will serve as a counselor in the Houston Texas, Bear Creek Stake. District Attorney Douglas Robert Marteeny will serve as a counselor in the Lebanon, Oregon Stake. In Arizona, attorney David Lawrence Johnson will serve as a counselor in the Mesa, Arizona, Salt River Stake.  Last but not least, in Canada, Kevin Lloyd Zemp will serve as a counselor in the Calgary, Alberta Confederation Park Stake. Brother Zemp is the managing attorney of the Zemp Law Group.  

It is great to see so many LDS attorneys dedicating their time and effort to church service. As always, if you would like to highlight a JRCLS member (for service within or outside the church) in this section please contact the Media Committee.

By Amber Brown, Media Committee


Posted: May 31, 2017

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