STEPHEN RICKS, LES CAMPBELL, TERI BERGSTROM TAKE NEW POSITIONS; JOHN SORENSON RECOVERING
This month, Stephen D. Ricks joined John W. Welch and John L. Sorenson as members of the F.A.R.M.S. Board of Directors. Stephen has been an active, contributing F.A.R.M.S. researcher for several years. His dissertation, "A Lexicon of Inscriptional Qatabian" (an ancient South Arabian dialect), earned him his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. At Brigham Young University, he teaches Hebrew, Aramaic, Near Eastern mythologies, and a class on texts and temples. He brings great enthusiasm, dedication, and scholarship to this position with F.A.R.M.S., and is greatly appreciated.
Les Campbell, born in Shelley, Idaho, is with F.A.R.M.S. this year on a one-year professional development leave from the Church Educational System. Les is an avid Book of Mormon seminary teacher, father of five, and a bishop. He has long been a serious student of Book of Mormon scholarship. He will be involved with various research projects and presentations, with building Book of Mormon collections, and with masterminding day-to-day distribution efforts. His devoted work is extremely valuable and will go far to promote understanding and appreciation of the Book of Mormon.
Teri Bergstrom, our new bookkeeper and officer coordinator, comes from southern California after serving in the Florida Tallahassee Mission. "I love being involved with a group that is working for the benefit and knowledge of others."
We are sorely missing the steady input of John Sorenson this fall. He is recovering very satisfactorily from a heart attack he suffered in September. We wish him a complete and thorough recovery.