2016 Mission Presidents Called in Korea, Australia, New Zealand

Contributed By the Church News

  • 11 March 2016

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

Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission

Kim S. and Maria Rina Antenorcruz

Kim Sibala Antenorcruz, 52, and Maria Rina Allado Claravall Antenorcruz, two children, Batasan Hills 2nd Ward, Fairview Philippines Stake: Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission, succeeding President Alberto C. Bulseco and Sister Josefina G. Bulseco. Brother Antenorcruz serves as an MTC branch president and is a former stake president, bishop, and branch president. Owner, Fiberglass Custom Work Business. Born in Cebu City, Philippines, to Guillermo Jayme Antenorcruz and Alma Dael Sibala Antenorcruz.

Sister Antenorcruz serves with her husband at the MTC as a member of the Relief Society board and is a former stake Primary presidency counselor and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. Born in Ilagan, Philippines, to Feliciano Futad Claravall and Leonila Vitacion Allado Claravall.

Indiana Indianapolis Mission

Daryl H. and Vallorie Carlson

Daryl Henry Carlson, 64, and Vallorie Hobbs Carlson, five children, Pioneer Ward, Redlands California Stake: Indiana Indianapolis Mission, succeeding President Steven C. Cleveland and Sister Kip S. Cleveland. Brother Carlson is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the France Paris Mission. Self-employed attorney. Born in Salt Lake City to Floyd Martin Carlson and Elizabeth Jewel St. John.

Sister Carlson is a former stake Relief Society president; ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president; stake family relations instructor; and Young Women adviser. Born in Long Beach, California, to Raymond Leon Hobbs and LeNore Hafen Hobbs.

Uruguay Montevideo Mission

Mark D. and Annie Eddy

Mark David Eddy, 42, and Annette Allen Eddy, six children, Lindon 1st Ward, Lindon Utah Central Stake: Uruguay Montevideo Mission, succeeding President Stanley E. Cook and Sister Mary Cook. Brother Eddy is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission. Attorney. Born in Long Beach, California, to Richard Cleighton Eddy and Mary Louise Savage Eddy.

Sister Eddy serves as a Primary activity day leader and is a former ward Primary president, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, and Primary music leader. Born in Provo, Utah, to Hal J Allen and Connie Margaret Swenson Allen.

México Aguascalientes Mission

Francisco Javier and Kini Hernandez

Francisco Javier Hernández Rivero, 46, and Otilia Kini Casmo Marcelo de Hernández, five children, Juarez Ward, México City Tenayo Stake: México Aguascalientes Mission, succeeding President Juan Villarreal and Sister Ernestina Villarreal. Brother Hernández serves as a high councilor and is a former stake president, bishop, Especially for Youth regional director, and missionary in the México Monterrey Mission. Manager of training, México Missionary Training Center. Born in México City, México, to Francisco Hernández Soria and Lucia Rivero de Hernández.

Sister Hernández serves as a ward Primary president and is a former ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Young Women adviser, and missionary in the México Querétaro Mission. Born in México City, México, to Raymundo Marcelo and Maria de la Luz Sánchez.

Korea Daejeon Mission

John L. and Annette H. Madsen

John Leonard Madsen, 60, and Annette Haymond Madsen, four children, Yokota Military Ward, Tokyo Japan South Stake: Korea Daejeon Mission, succeeding President Yong-In S. Shin and Sister Hyo-Sun Shin. Brother Madsen serves as a stake president and is a former district president, branch president, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Korea Pusan Mission. Attorney, U.S. Air Force. Born in Salt Lake City to Carlos N Madsen and Margaret Lee Young Madsen.

Sister Madsen serves as a Primary teacher and is a former district Primary president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, temple ordinance worker, and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to David Ruel Haymond and Joan Haymond.

Czech/Slovak Mission

Jan and PavlÍna Pohoelický

Jan Pohořelický, 44, and Pavlína Miklová Pohořelická, three children, Třebíč Branch, Brno Czech District: Czech/Slovak Mission, succeeding President James W. McConkie III and Sister Laurel S. McConkie. Brother Pohořelický serves as a district counselor, assistant area auditor, and branch mission leader and is a former mission presidency counselor, district presidency counselor, branch president, and branch clerk. Managing director, RBA Technologies. Born in Pardubice, Czech Republic, to Jiří Pohořelický and Jana Pohořelická.

Sister Pohořelická serves as a district Relief Society president and is a former branch Relief Society president and branch Primary presidency counselor. Born in Nové Mĕsto Na Moravĕ, Czech Republic, to Pavel Mikla and Anna Jančová.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission

Larry D. and Gayle Shumard

Larry Dewayne Shumard, 60, and Gayle Elaine Johnson Shumard, four children, Fort Wayne 1st Ward, Fort Wayne Indiana Stake: Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission, succeeding President F. Brent Thomas and Sister Carolyn R. Thomas. Brother Shumard serves as a temple sealer and Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, stake mission president, high councilor, institute teacher, and missionary in the France/Switzerland Mission. Branch manager, ABC Supply. Born in Wichita, Kansas, to Thomas Sylvester Shumard and Betty Jean Kelly Shumard.

Sister Shumard serves as a temple worker and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, institute teacher, and stake activity committee member. Born in Pueblo, Colorado, to Harold Johnson and Marjorie Laveve Huffaker Johnson.

Tonga Nuku’alofa Mission

Sione and Moala Tuione

Sione Fifita Tuione, 43, and Moala Fe’aomoe Lupe Sika Tuione, five children, Thomas Road Ward, Auckland New Zealand Manukau Stake: Tonga Nuku’alofa Mission, succeeding President Leitoni M. Tupou and Sister Lori V. Tupou. Brother Tuione serves as a Primary teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, stake clerk, high councilor, elders quorum president, ward mission leader, and missionary in the New Zealand Wellington Mission. Self-employed finance business owner. Born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, to Sosaia Tuione and Otumotulalo Fonua Tuione.

Sister Tuione is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, Relief Society teacher, and nursery leader. Born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, to Viliami Lafu Sika and Fusipala ‘o Pangai Sika.