2016 Mission Presidents Called to Lead Missions in Texas, Mexico, Brazil
Brazil Goiânia Mission
José Francisco Bührer, 40, and Sandra Cristina Bonetti Brasil Bührer, two children, São José dos Pinhais Ward, São José dos Pinhais Brazil Stake: Brazil Goiânia Mission, succeeding President David Kuceki and Sister Adelaide Kuceki. Brother Bührer is a former district president, district presidency counselor, stake clerk, bishop, ward executive secretary, and missionary in the Brazil Belém Mission. Finance controller, Serra Bonita Seeds. Born in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil, to José Holando Bührer and Antônia Maria Elias Bührer.
Sister Bührer is a former stake, ward, and branch Young Women president; district Relief Society presidency counselor; ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor; and assistant director of public affairs. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Elir Francisco Brasil and Maria da Penha Bonetti Brasil.
México México City Northwest Mission
Daniel D. De Leon, 55, and Evelia L. De Leon, three children, Nampa 16th Ward, Nampa Idaho North Stake: México México City Northwest Mission, succeeding President Brad H Hall and Sister Andrea Hall. Brother De Leon is a former stake mission president, stake executive secretary, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, stake Sunday School president, and missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission. Owner, RMJ Solutions. Born in Moses Lake, Washington, to Eligio De Leon and Catalina Cuevas De Leon.
Sister De Leon serves as a patriarch scribe and is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Primary presidency counselor, and missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. Born in El Moral, México, to Manuel López and Elva López.
Georgia Macon Mission
Roger Antonio Grayson, 64, and Verda Denise Furlough Grayson, four children, Monroe Ward, Monroe Louisiana Stake: Georgia Macon Mission, succeeding President Brent T Cottle and Sister Joyce L. Cottle. Brother Grayson serves as a ward clerk and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, elders quorum presidency counselor, and ward mission leader. Retired pharmacist. Born in New York City, New York, to Roger Grayson and Jacqueline Grayson.
Sister Grayson serves as a stake Relief Society presidency counselor and is a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Young women president, and seminary and institute teacher. Born in Oceanside, California, to Andrew Furlough and Juanita Furlough.
Philippines Cauayan Mission
Carlton Russell Hiatt, 56, and Sulet Smith Hiatt, seven children, Bonners Ferry 1st Ward, Sandpoint Idaho Stake: Philippines Cauayan Mission, succeeding President George R. Rahlf and Sister Lori Rahlf. Brother and Sister Hiatt recently served as a senior missionary couple. Brother Hiatt serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor, and bishop. Retired business owner. Born in Portland, Oregon, to Charles Russell Rutherford and Betty Lou Willard Rutherford Hardeggar.
Sister Hiatt serves as a ward Sunday School teacher and is a former stake Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, seminary teacher, and stake missionary. Born in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Eldon Conrad Smith and Hetty Marjorie Pentz Smith.
California Bakersfield Mission
Tim Welker Layton, 61, and Nancy Starley Layton, five children, Hillside Ward, Alpine Utah North Stake: California Bakersfield Mission, succeeding President James M. Wilson and Sister Jan Wilson. Brother Layton is a former young single adult stake president, bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, elders quorum president, Ethnic Outreach area committee member, and missionary in the Andes Peru Mission. Managing director, Sorenson Capital. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Max Curtis Layton and Elizabeth Welker Layton.
Sister Layton is a former stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, ward music chairman, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and seminary teacher. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to James Ross Starley and Madelyn Ione Mathews Starley.
Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission
Pablo Cesar Moreno Hortua, 44, and Libia Esperanza Mayorga de Moreno, three children, Suba Ward, Bogotá Colombia Suba Stake: Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission, succeeding President Maxsimo C. Torres and Sister Blanca Torres. Brother Moreno is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, district presidency counselor, bishopric counselor, ward mission leader, and elders quorum president. Assistant engineer, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, to José Alfonso Moreno Naranjo and Milena Hortua Álvarez de Moreno.
Sister Moreno serves as a seminary teacher and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, branch Primary president, and seminary teacher. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, to Jorge Edilberto Mayorga and Graciela Sánchez Rodríguez de Mayorga.
Texas San Antonio Mission
Todd Baldwin Polley, 57, and DoraLea Stapley Polley, six children, Coronado Ward, Tucson Arizona North Stake: Texas San Antonio Mission, succeeding President James E. Slaughter and Sister Lisa Slaughter. Brother Polley is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, district presidency counselor, bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, and missionary in the Spain Madrid Mission. Retired special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Born in Tucson, Arizona, to Alan Knight Polley and Sharon Kay Brewington Polley.
Sister Polley is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, seminary teacher, Primary teacher, and Relief Society compassionate service leader. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Richard Del Stapley and Irma Dawn Richardson Stapley.
Ohio Cincinnati Mission
Morgan Tim Welch, 61, and Michele Allridge Welch, five children, Lake Creek 2nd Ward, Heber City Utah East Stake: Ohio Cincinnati Mission, succeeding President John P. Porter and Sister Connie W. Porter. Brother Welch is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, MTC branch presidency counselor, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Michigan Lansing Mission. Vice president of sales, Won-Door Corporation. Born in Lehi, Utah, to Raymond Dean Welch and Joan Evans Welch.
Sister Welch served with her husband in an MTC branch and is a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, Gospel Doctrine and Relief Society teacher, Young Women adviser, and ward organist. Born in American Fork, Utah, to Lee Raymond Allridge and Muriel Allred Allridge.