Summarized by Jennifer Livingston
General Authority Was High School Star
(Most valuable player)
Fremont CA Argus 10Apr00 N2
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA -- In the fall of 1959, Rich Winkel and his
younger brother McKay "Mac" Winkel led the Logan High School football
team to a league championship victory against Washington Union High
School. The situation was unique, in that the Winkels had played for
Washington Union the year previous, but were now attending Logan due
to school boundary reorganization. That year, Rich served as captain
and was named Most Valuable Player for the both the football team and
the basketball team.
Speaking of the championship game, Rich reflected,
"That night stands out so vividly in my memory. Mac,
a sophomore quarterback, and I were among the few on
the new team with experience. The crowd was stunned
when Logan won 13 to 6."
Rich later served a two-year LDS mission in Chile and
spent a semester abroad studying in Spain. He
received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young
University, and his Master's degree from Pepperdine
University. Rich married Karen Hart in 1966. The two
have 9 children.
The Winkel family made several moves, and eventually
settled down in Eureka, CA in 1983. Rich was called
as stake president of the area from Crescent City to
Garberville, where he continued to manage the family
lumber mill until he was called as mission president
of the Madrid, Spain mission in 1994.
Rich Winkel is currently a member of the Second Quorum
of the Seventy. His duties include church
administration in California and Hawaii.