Church Announces New Mission Presidents for 2017

  • 12 January 2017

The Church has announced 123 new mission president assignments, effective July 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