Biography: President Porter was president of the Salt Lake Cottonwood Heights Stake when he was called as mission president at age 42. He had received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and was an
executive in the Century 21 Porter and Co. Before that, Pres. Porter served as a missionary in the Northern Far East Mission, from 1957 until 1960.
Activities: We have received two recent reports on the Porters:
4/27/1: President Porter is in "semi-retirement," having moved his residential development company to Arizona about 10 years ago. Sister Porter mentioned that she and President Porter returned to Kobe for the first time about a year ago, and visited the Kobe Mission Home, and many of their old friends & local church leaders. As with many of us, she was sad to hear of the closing of the Kobe Mission. (Source: E-mail from Brad Goodwin [firstname.lastname@example.org], 27 April 2001.)
5/21/1: J.R. "Russ" Lovell (JRLovell@aol.com) tells of "working with Elder Porter as a member of a Stake Presidency here in Texas. Elder Porter is serving as an Area Authority Seventy in the North America Southwest Area. He was assigned to our stake to help us soon after his call and came often to our Member Missionary Correlation Council meetings that he chaired. It was great to talk to him about Japan and our service there and our service in this area. He is a great leader and I am glad I had the chance to work with him." (J.R. Lovell served in the Japan Central Mission beginning in June 1971.)
12/3/1: President Porter has been called as the president of the Japan Tokyo Mission Training Center.