A senior missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in Iowa after a car wreck on Christmas Day.

Craig L. Meyocks, 66, was serving at the Illinois Nauvoo Mission when the crash occurred, according to a church spokesman. Meyocks and his wife, Brenda Meyocks, are from Dammeron Valley, Utah, about 17 miles north of St. George.

Brenda Meyocks was injured in the crash but is expected to recover.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the Meyocks family and their loved ones and pray they will feel peace and support, particularly at this time of year. We also pray for the other individuals involved in this accident,” church spokesman Daniel Woodruff wrote in a statement.