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Church Announces New Mission Presidents for 2017

The Church has announced 123 new mission president assignments, effective July 2017. The names of the current and new mission presidents by area are listed below. Biographies of each mission presidency couple will be published each month throughout 2017 on News.lds.org.

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
AFRICA SOUTHEAST AREA
Republic of Congo BrazzavilleElie K. MongaTo be announced
South Africa Cape TownSteven J. MerrillThabo Lebethoa
South Africa JohannesburgMichael A. DunnDane O. Leavitt
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
AFRICA WEST AREA
Benin CotonouPierre-Paul MorinMartin Goury
Cote d'Ivoire AbidjanMarc SahyTo be announced
Ghana AccraDavid L. HeidTrevor T. Keyes
Ghana Cape CoastR. Scott StevensonTo be announced
Liberia MonroviaArvid A. CarlsonDoug Clark
Nigeria Port HarcourtAnthony M. KakuEugene N. Engmann
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
ASIA NORTH AREA
Japan KobePhillip K. WelchShane D. Smoot
Japan SapporoHirofumi NakatsukaRussell L. McClure
Japan SendaiJeffrey R. SmithOsamu Sekiguchi
Korea BusanKenneth S. BarrowDong Hwan Jeong
Micronesia GuamJohn S. ZarbockTo be announced
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
BRAZIL AREA
Brazil BrasiliaMark C. LundgrenFlávio A. Cooper
Brazil FlorianopolisRamilfo E. SilvaMauro Gonçalves
Brazil FortalezaGilberto Bonini RibeiroKent R. Chamberlain
Brazil MaceioHenrique Gomes JuniorMark W. Taylor
Brazil ManausRui B. CastroJose Caetano de Morais
Brazil RecifeRory C. BigelowRichard M. Houseman
Brazil Rio de JaneiroMarcos CabralJúlio César Kern
Brazil SalvadorDavid T. LisonbeeDavid W. Lazenby
Brazil São Paulo InterlagosLoren G. DaltonKenneth D. Cordner
Brazil São Paulo NorthTimothy L. FarnesEdson D. G. Ribeiro
Brazil São Paulo SouthPhillip E. BroadbentPedro Acosta
Brazil VitoriaDavid E. YoungJunior Mazzagardi
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
CARIBBEAN AREA
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo EastAhmad S. CorbittBret G. Smith
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo WestJames H. NuckolsJose M. Santos
Puerto Rico San JuanK. Bruce BoucherTo be announced
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
CENTRAL AMERICA AREA
El Salvador San Salvador EastBruno E. Vásquez RoblesFavio Durán
El Salvador Santa AnaRonald L. SpjutClarence L. Kelley
Guatemala Guatemala City CentralMelvin G. MarkhamCasey B. Cluff
Guatemala Guatemala City EastDavid J. CrapoStephen K. Christensen
Guatemala Guatemala City SouthE. J. CaffaroLee M. Shumway
Guatemala QuetzaltenangoRick L. SmithAlirio Díaz
Honduras TegucigalpaKendle BowlerStephen C. Chase
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
EUROPE AREA
Adriatic NorthDavid J. GrantDavid M. Melonakos
Adriatic SouthLouis WeidmannBrent D. Rawson
Alpine German-SpeakingD. Brian KohlerChristopher S. Brown
Cape Verde PraiaRobert P. MathewsJulio de Amo
England ManchesterMark D. UlrichStuart N. McReynolds
Finland HelsinkiWayne T. WatsonIlkka Aura
France ParisFrédéric J. BabinPaul J. Sorensen
Germany FrankfurtRonald A. StoddardJake Boyer
România/MoldovaClark D. IvoryKyle B. Hettinger
Sweden StockholmJames E. BeckstrandTo be announced
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
EUROPE EAST AREA
BalticDavid P. HardingHal G. Anderson
Central EurasianJames A. TorontoStephen R. Davis
Russia NovosibirskMichael G. WilliamsStephen E. Lamb
Russia St PetersburgLarry G. ChildsKirill Pokhil’ko
Ukraine KyivKenneth B. PackerEdwin C. Kumferman
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
MÉXICO AREA
México México City SoutheastE. Keith StutzneggerLindsay K. Mann
México OaxacaLynn R. MadsenFelix Conde Beltrán
México Puebla SouthJohn M. StellmonJonathan Alcalá Ibañez
México TijuanaJorge A. GarcíaJesús Cepeda
México TorreónJ. Alejandro Ramos RiveraKent A. McBeth
México Tuxtla GutiérrezArley H. GeorgeKevin V. Doman
México VeracruzDaniel CórdovaGreg Palmer
México XalapaMathew C. GreerMark A. Richey
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL AREA
Colorado Colorado SpringsDennis E. RehmDaniel K. Stevenson
Colorado Denver NorthBrent M MendenhallHenry Scott Savage
Minnesota MinneapolisStephen W. ForbesCarey S. Barney
Missouri IndependenceRandy J. VestAdams J. Love
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA NORTHEAST AREA
Michigan LansingMichael V. JacobsenSterling A. Brennan
New Jersey MorristownPaul S. TaggartPaul W. Hess
Ohio ColumbusO. Nolan DainesVal T. Stratford
Pennsylvania PittsburghBradley K. JohnsonSteven C. Bednar
West Virginia CharlestonPaul W. SalisburyMichael J. Lindhardt
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA
Alaska AnchorageEldon R. RobinsonLance D. Toone
Canada VancouverRonald P. BurtChi Hong (Sam) Wong
Oregon EugeneH. Jeff RussellDale S. Orton
Oregon PortlandCraig B. BallardJonathan W. Bullen
Washington TacomaJohn D. BlatterL. Scott Leishman
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST AREA
Arkansas Little RockTaniela B. WakoloNorman E. Hansen
Florida Fort LauderdaleDouglas M. RichardsonJerryl L. Garns
Georgia Atlanta NorthJohn E. BennionScott C. Marsh
Kentucky LouisvilleR. Larry BroughDaniel R. Hughes
Louisiana Baton RougeReed H. HansenRoss Varner
South Carolina ColumbiaJudd A. TurnerWeston R. Innes
Tennessee KnoxvilleSteven P. GriffinDavid J. Pickett
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA SOUTHWEST AREA
Arizona PhoenixSpencer GriffinSean F. D. Collins
Arizona TucsonDavid PasseyEric L. Browning
Nevada Las VegasD. Jack SnowRichard G. Youngblood
Texas DallasBrian K. TaylorJohn C. Dalton
Texas HoustonMark A. MortensenJordan P. Peterson
Texas Houston EastDennis DrakeSpencer C. Hewlett
Texas LubbockDavid HeapDavid G. Hales
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA WEST AREA
California AnaheimSteven W. TaggartDavid R. Golden
California ArcadiaMoisés VillanuevaDavid S. Wells
California FresnoJeffrey D. ClarkBart P. Mackay
California RiversideJohn H. MullenDarrel L. Hammon
California RosevilleMichael F. MarstonJack D. Ward
California SacramentoBruce D. JardineScott L. Hymas
California San DiegoJonathan S. SchmittMark D. Stubbs
California San JoseGlen D. MellaM. Truman Hunt
California VenturaDell C. FelixDavid H. Nakken
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
PACIFIC AREA
Australia Sydney SouthDarrell K. BackTo be announced
Fiji SuvaLaMar L. LaytonJohn R. Higgins
New Zealand AucklandFrederick K. Balli Jr.J. Alan Walker
New Zealand WellingtonRoger C. HudsonNewman N. Soloai
Tahiti PapeetePierre BizeSteven R. Fox
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
PHILIPPINES AREA
Philippines AngelesScott B. ClarkRobert C. Johnson
Philippines CebuTerry C. McCurdyAbenir V. Pajaro
Philippines DavaoEfren M. LamogliaPedro U. Adduru
Philippines ManilaCreg D. OstlerMichael J. Fermanis
Philippines OlongapoDennis V. DahleRuel E. Lacanienta
Philippines Quezon City NorthKim C. BertinStewart F. Hughes
Philippines San PabloBart A. MangumDouglas K. Davies
Philippines TaclobanWayne E. MaurerEduardo M. Argana
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
SOUTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA
Bolivia CochabambaMark W. HansenEnrique Montoya Quiroz
Colombia CaliSergio PrícoliRay P. Whitesides
Ecuador Guayaquil NorthWilliam J. RigginsÁngel H. Alarcón
Ecuador QuitoRoger G. ChristensenSteven C. Barlow
Perú ChiclayoMark L. WilliamsWinsor Balderrama Sejas
Perú Lima EastJohn W. Boswell IIIDaniel Puerta Amato
Venezuela CaracasFernando Vivas CalderónMario G. Rengel
MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
SOUTH AMERICA SOUTH AREA
Argentina Buenos Aires WestDavid P. RobertsonEnrique Resek
Argentina MendozaKevin R. GoatesFernando E. Panzacchi
Argentina ResistenciaRodolfo C. FrancoAlejandro S. Patanía
Argentina RosarioFrancisco J. ZanniSteven G. Allred
Argentina SaltaAriel ChaparroJuan L. Orquera
Chile Santiago NorthRene O. Videla RiverosJeffrey D. Meservy
UTAH SalT Lake City AREA
Utah Salt Lake City HeadquartersWarren G. TateTBA

Fourteen new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Kelly Wayne Brown, 58, and Sharon Gallier Brown, four children, Pendleton 2nd Ward, Walla Walla Washington Stake: Colorado Fort Collins Mission. Brother Brown, a stake president, is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, Scoutmaster and missionary in the Japan Tokyo Mission. President, Smith Frozen Foods, Inc. Born in Provo, Utah, to Glen Reed and Betty Ruth Ellison Brown.

Sister Brown is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, secretary to a stake Young Women presidency, stake Young Women camp director, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, ward Relief Society teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Provo, Utah, to Monroe Glenn and Mignon Gallier.

Kennedy Fonseca Canuto, 40, and Regia Lucia Teixeira Canuto, two children, Noel Nutells Ward, Manaus Brazil Samaúma Stake: Brazil Piracicaba Mission. Brother Canuto, a stake president, is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, stake Young Men president and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Housing coordinator, Temple Department. Born in Manaus, AM, Brazil, to Andreilton Canuto and Maria de Fatima Martins Fonseca.

Sister Canuto serves as a seminary teacher and is a former ward Relief Society, Primary and Young Women president. Born in Manaus, AM, Brazil, to Raimundo Nonato Freire Teixeira and Luzia Bezerra Da Costa.

Brent T Cottle, 58, and Joyce Lorraine Anderson Cottle, five children, Oak Brook Ward, Logan Utah Stake: Georgia Macon Mission. Brother Cottle is a stake music chairman and Sunday School teacher and former stake president, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the Brazil S? Paulo North Mission. Assistant area director, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Merlin Walter Cottle and Veda Thompson.

Sister Cottle serves as a ward Relief Society president and is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, Primary music leader and Relief Society teacher. Born in Richfield, Utah, to George Milan Anderson and Anna Ruth Foisy.

Jorge Dennis, 55, and Jeannie Anette Herrin Dennis, four children, Parkway Branch (Spanish), North Salt Lake Utah Parkway Stake: Ecuador Guayaquil West Mission. Brother Dennis serves as a gospel doctrine teacher and a temple ordinance worker, and is a former counselor in a stake mission presidency, high councilor, stake missionary, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader, high priests group assistant and ward Young Men adviser. Owner/CEO, EnviroKleen, LLC. Born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, to Jesus and Elena Lauterio Dennis.

Sister Dennis serves as a counselor in a branch Young Women presidency and is a former secretary to a stake Relief Society presidency; stake missionary; ward Primary president, counselor in ward Primary, Relief Society and Young Women presidencies; Relief Society teacher and compassionate service leader. Born in Provo, Utah, to Curtis Lamar and Patricia Joanne Stewart Herrin.

Carlos Alberto de Genaro, 46, and Andréia Espelho de Genaro, two children, Sorocaba Santana Ward, Sorocaba Brazil Santana Stake: Brazil Londrina Mission. Brother Genaro, a stake president, is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Brazil Recife Mission. Contractor. Born in Sorocaba, Brazil, to Nelson de and Irani Alves de Genaro.

Sister Genaro serves as a stake Young Women president and is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women and ward Primary president. Born in Sorocaba, Brazil, to Irineu Espelho Prado and Terezinha Elisabete Develis Espelho.

Alejandro Gómez Moreno, 58, and Graciela Garcia Gómez, five children, Quetzalcoatl Ward, Puebla México Cholula Stake: Perú Iquitos Mission. Brother Gómez serves as a regional membership adviser and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Mexico Villahermosa Mission. Owner and sales manager, Strongator. Born in Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico, to Librado Antonio Gómez Moreno and Catalina Moreno Cuesta.

Sister Gómez serves as a Relief Society teacher and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and missionary in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission. Born in México City, México, to Luis Garcia Bonilla and Irene Gómez Gonzalez.

José Luiz Del Guerso, 53, and Rosane Braga Del Guerso, three children, Realengo Ward, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Madureira Stake: Brazil S? Paulo West Mission. Brother Del Guerso is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, and missionary in the Brazil S? Paulo South Mission. Lawyer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Antonio Del Guerso and Helena Moreira.

Sister Del Guerso serves as a stake Young Women president and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president and counselor in a ward Primary presidency. Born in Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil, to Ary Braga and Dilcea Wilmann.

Brad H Hall, 59, and Andrea Perkins Hall, four children, Woodruff 3rd Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho Ammon West Stake: México México City Northwest Mission. Brother Hall, a high councilor, is a former bishop, counselor in a bishopric, ward mission leader and missionary in the Argentina Mission. President, Brad Hall & Associates. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Zane Carroll and Maurine Hall.

Sister Hall serves as a stake Young Women president and is a former stake Relief Society adviser, ward Young Women president and ward Primary president. Born in Monticello, Utah, to Richard Corry and Eve Lynn Perkins.

Kai Day Hintze, 54, and Diane Mathews Hintze, five children, Lakeview Ward, Centerville Utah North Stake: El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission. Brother Hintze, a ward Young Men adviser, is a former stake president, counselor in a stake Young Men presidency, bishop's counselor, Scoutmaster and missionary in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission. Financial director, Commissioner of Church Education Department, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Roosevelt, Utah, to Lyle Sears Hintze and Nadine Day Hintze Bishop.

Sister Hintze serves as stake Young Women president and is a former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Young Women adviser and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Grant Malmberg Mathews and Peggy Maurine Olsen Matthews.

Roger Leslie Kirkham, 69, and Judy Ann Gowans Kirkham, five children, Valley View 7th Ward, Salt Lake Valley View Stake: Liberia Monrovia Mission. Brother Kirkham serves as a senior missionary in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake executive secretary, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop, elders quorum president, institute instructor and missionary in the Swiss Mission. Retired management consultant. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ralph Nathan Kirkham and Cora Mary Barkdull Kirkham Call.

Sister Kirkham serves with her husband as a senior missionary in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission and is a former Cub Scout leader, stake Primary president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, stake mission secretary, ward Relief Society president, gospel essentials teacher and missionary in Norway. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Albert Sherman and Grace Murdoch Gowans.

Anderson Machado Monteiro, 48, and Jacqueline Const?cia de Faria Monteiro, three children, Pampulha Ward, Belo Horizonte Brazil Pampulha Stake: Brazil Curitiba Mission. Brother Monteiro serves as an Area Seventy clerk, a Sunday School teacher and ward missionary and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, stake mission president, high councilor, bishop's counselor and missionary in the Brazil S? Paulo South Mission. Construction company owner. Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Arlindo ?gelo and Sonia Machado Monteiro.

Sister Monteiro serves as a ward missionary, ward music director, and ward Primary music leader. She is a former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, stake choir conductor, stake family history consultant and Sunday School teacher. Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Odilon and Cirene Silva de Faria.

Graham Pilkington, 56, and Jane Kathryn Lee Pilkington, three children, Manchester South Ward, Manchester England Stake: England Leeds Mission. Brother Pilkington is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in a mission presidency, high councilor, bishop's counselor, ward Young Men president and Sunday School teacher. Businessman and company director. Born in Manchester, England, to Edward and Fay Pilkington.

Sister Pilkington is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency; counselor in a stake Primary presidency; ward Relief Society, Primary and Young Women president, and counselor in a ward Young Women presidency. Born in Altrincham Cheshire, England, to Furniss William and Lettice Amelia Lee.

Karl Robert Sweeney, 59, and DeAnne Henrie Sweeney, five children, Mountain Point 1st Ward, Draper Utah Mountain Point Stake: Arizona Scottsdale Mission. Brother Sweeney serves as a ward temple preparation teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, branch president, Young Men assistant adviser and missionary in the Japan Kobe Mission. Retired. Born in Amarillo, Texas, to Rufus Robert Sweeney Jr. and Melba Nadine Minor Sweeney.

Sister Sweeney is a Church-service missionary and ward Primary teacher, and former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president and early-morning seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jed E and Dorothy Ann Whitney Henrie.

Richard Claudio Zambrano Pinto, 46, and Silvia Patricia Becerra Zeballos Zambrano, two children, Umacollo Ward, Arequipa Perú Umacollo Stake: Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission. Brother Zambrano, an Area Seventy, is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake mission president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Peru Lima East Mission. Coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Arequipa, Perú, to Victoriano Andres Zambrano Juarez and Ruth Rufina de Zambrano Pinto.

Sister Zambrano is a ward Young Women president and former stake Young Women president, ward Primary president, counselor in ward Young Women and ward Relief Society presidencies and ward Relief Society secretary. Born in Arequipa, Perú, to Raul Antonio Becerra Peñaloza and Regina Clorinda Zeballos Gamez.

Kelly W. and Sharon G. Brown

Kennedy F. and Regia Lucia Canuto

Brent T and Joyce L. Cottle

Jorge and J. Anette Dennis

C. Alberto and Andreia E. Genaro

Alejandro and Z. Graciela Gomez

Rosane and Jose Luiz Del Guerso

Andrea and Brad H Hall

Kai D. and Diane Hintze

Roger L. and Judy G. Kirkham

Jacqueline and Anderson M. Monteiro

Jane and Graham Pilkington

DeAnne and Karl R. Sweeney

Richard C. and Patricia Zambrano