Mission President Assignments 2013

  From the Church News

  • 22 February 2013

The First Presidency has announced the new mission president assignments in the Church for 2013. They will begin their service in July. Some of the 347 existing missions around the world will be divided to form an additional 58 missions.

The Church has announced the following new mission president assignments, effective in July 2013. The new presidents and their predecessors are listed below in this order: mission, current president, new president.

Africa Southeast 
Angola Luanda
New Mission
Merrill, Danny L.
Botswana Gaborone
 
New Mission
To Be Announced
DR Congo Kinshasa
 
Jameson, Brent L.
Cook, W. Bryce
Kenya Nairobi
Broadbent, Steven H.
To Be Announced
South Africa Durban
Von Stetten, James C.
Zackrison, John A.
Uganda Kampala
Jackson, Eric C.
Chatfield, Robert F.
Zambia Lusaka
Padovich, Mikele R.
Erickson, Leif J.
Africa west 
Ghana Accra West
New Mission
Hill, Norman C.
Liberia Monrovia
New Mission
Kirkham, Roger L.
Nigeria Benin City
New Mission
Ojo, Akingbade A.
Nigeria Enugu
Buah, John K.
Mensah, Freebody A.
Nigeria Lagos
Adebayo, Charles A.
Ahadjie, Richard K.
Sierra Leone Freetown
Roggia, Richard P.
To Be Announced
Asia
India Bangalore
Funk, Randy D.
Berrett, David M.
Indonesia Jakarta
Groberg, George H.
Donald, Christopher L.
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Clark, Jay D.
Benson, Joseph P.
Taiwan Taichung
Bishop, Clark T.
Blickenstaff, Kurt L.
Asia North 
Japan Nagoya
Baird, Scott O.
Yamashita, Kazuhiko
Japan Tokyo South
New Mission
Wada, Takashi
Korea Daejeon
Furniss, Mark C.
Shin, Yong-In S.
Korea Seoul South
New Mission
Morrise, Marshall R.
Brazil 
Brazil Curitiba
Cordon, Derek L.
Monteiro, Anderson M.
Brazil Curitiba South
New Mission
Fernandes, Leonel R.
Brazil Fortaleza East
New Mission
Fusco, Carlos
Brazil Goiânia
Prieto, Ramon C.
Kuceki, David
Brazil João Pessoa
Hall, Gordon J.
Nogueira, Izaias P.
Brazil Juiz de Fora
New Mission
Cascardi, Luciano
Brazil Londrina
Tavares, Eduardo L. M.
Genaro, C. Alberto de
Brazil Natal
New Mission
Soares, Saulo
Brazil Piracicaba
New Mission
Canuto, Kennedy F.
Brazil Ribeirão Preto
Prieto, Gilson R.
Brum, Mauro T.
Brazil Santa Maria
Ribeiro, Isaias D.
Parrela, Adalton P.
Brazil Santos
New Mission
Cabral, Celso B.
Brazil São Paulo West
New Mission
Del Guerso, José Luiz
Caribbean
Jamaica Kingston
Hendricks, T. Scott
Brown, Kevin G.
Puerto Rico San Juan
Alvarado, Jorge M.
Smartt III, P. Knox
Central America
El Salvador San Salvador East
New Mission
Glazier, David L.
El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize
Realigned Mission
Hintze, Kai D.
Guatemala Cobán
New Mission
Curtiss, John F.
Guatemala Retalhuleu
Maravilla, José E.
Ruiz, Johnny F.
Honduras San Pedro Sula East
Veirs, Ronald L.
Klein, Norman S.
Honduras San Pedro Sula West
New Mission
To Be Announced
Nicaragua Managua South
Monestel, Javier F.
Russell, Bryan G.
Nicaragua Managua North
Arredondo, Carlos F.
Collado, Monsop
Panamá Panamá City
Ward, Craig L.
Carmack, Curtis
Europe 
Czech/Slovak
Irwin, David R.
McConkie III, James W.
England Leeds
Lindley, Jerel D.
Pilkington, Graham
Italy Milan
Wolfgramm, David R.
Dibb, Bruce L.
Italy Rome
Kelly, Thomas E.
Waddoups, Michael
Poland Warsaw
Nielson, Stanford W.
Edgren, Steven C.
Europe East
Armenia Yerevan
Carter, Reese A.
Carlson, J. Steven
Russia Moscow
Sorenson, Stephen J.
Borders, Garry E.
Russia Samara
Sartori, Ralph J.
Schwab, Michael L.
Russia Yekaterinburg
Rust, E. Kent
Christensen, Val J.
Ukraine L'viv
New Mission
Lattin, Daniel E.
Idaho 
Idaho Boise
Cannon, Kent H.
Winder, John
Idaho Nampa
New Mission
Cannon, Stuart B.
Idaho Twin Falls
New Mission
Curtis, Glen R.
Mexico
México Aguascalientes
Del Valle, Karim
Villarreal, Juan
México Cancún
New Mission
Kirkham Jr., Dale B.
México Chihuahua
Angulo, Gerardo
Chávez, Ulises
México Ciudad Juarez
New Mission
Derbez, Rodolfo
México Ciudad Obregón
New Mission
To Be Announced
México Culiacán
Cantu, Rolando
Velez, Jesús
México Mérida
Salinas, Netzahualcoyotl
Garcia, Sergio A.
México México City Chalco
New Mission
Crickmore, Jerald D.
México México City East
Hicken, Robert H.
Anaya, Sergio M.
México México City Northwest
Tervort, Tom R.
Hall, Brad H.
México México City West
Villarreal, Carlos
Whitehead, George F.
México Monterrey East
Walker, Alan R.
Bird, Larry C.
México Pachuca
New Mission
Egbert, Andrew E.
México Querétaro
New Mission
Mejorada, Javier L.
México Reynosa
New Mission
Morales, Abelardo
México Saltillo
New Mission
To Be Announced
México Villahermosa
Castañeda, Nicolas
Morales, Israel G.
north america Central 
Canada Edmonton
Campbell, Chris W.
Manion, Larry G.
Colorado Denver South
Maynes, Alan R.
Murdock, J. Blake
Colorado Fort Collins
New Mission
Brown, Kelly W.
Illinois Chicago
Realigned Mission
Woodbury, Paul S.
Illinois Chicago West
New Mission
Fenn, Jerry D.
Iowa Des Moines
Jergensen, Dirk O.
Jensen, John R.
Kansas Wichita
New Mission
Bell, Michael L.
Missouri St. Louis
Clark, Stephen D.
Morgan, Thomas W.
Wisconsin Milwaukee
Jones, Timothy M.
Cutler, Raymond A.
North America Northeast 
Canada Montreal
Cannon, Nelson C.
Patrick, Victor P.
Indiana Indianapolis
Collins, Kent H.
Cleveland, Steven C.
Michigan Detroit
Holmes, Douglas D.
Gerber, Nolan D.
New Hampshire Manchester
Wilkey, David L.
Stoker, Philip M.
New York Rochester
Christianson, Jack R.
Francis, Arthur R.
Ohio Cincinnati
New Mission
Porter, John P.
Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Schaefermeyer, William A.
To Be Announced
Virginia Chesapeake
New Mission
Baker, Alan J.
Virginia Richmond
Perry, James C.
Wilson, E. Bradley
Washington DC North
Matsumori, James R.
Cooke, Peter S.
North America Northwest 
Oregon Salem
New Mission
Samuelian, Michael R.
Washington Everett
Wilson, D. Keith
Bonham, Mark
Washington Federal Way
New Mission
Eaton, Robert I.
Washington Kennewick
Greer, Leonard D.
Ware, Boyd S.
Washington Seattle
Larkin, Todd S
Choi, Yoon Hwan
Washington Vancouver
New Mission
Taylor, Derlin C
North America Southeast 
Alabama Birmingham
Holzapfel, Richard N.
Hanks, Richard D.
Florida Jacksonville
Barry, James W.
Craig, Paul W.
Florida Orlando
Hall, Garth V.
Berry, Michael J.
Florida Tallahassee
Jensen, Dale H.
Smith, Bradley J.
Florida Tampa
Summerhays, Bruce P.
Cusick, Mark D.
Georgia Macon
New Mission
To Be Announced
North America Southwest 
Arizona Gilbert
New Mission
Nattress, K. Brett
Arizona Mesa
Ellsworth, R. Spence
Jenkins, Kirk L.
Arizona Scottsdale
New Mission
Sweeney, Karl R.
Arizona Tempe
Howes, Dean L.
Toone, James L.
Nevada Las Vegas West
Black, Jerry B.
Ahlander, Michael B.
New Mexico Albuquerque
Miller, Wayne K.
Miller, Steven J.
Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Taylor, Nolan S.
Walkenhorst, Stewart R.
Texas Fort Worth
Sagers, Joseph M.
Ames, Rodney A.
Texas McAllen
Trayner, Stephen J.
Maluenda, Fernando
Texas San Antonio
Jones, Stephen E.
Slaughter, James E.
North America West 
California Bakersfield
New Mission
To Be Announced
California Carlsbad
Cook, Bruce M.
Kendrick, Hal C.
California Irvine
New Mission
Orgill, Von D.
California Long Beach
Bubert, Ted F.
Tew, Ryan M.
California Los Angeles
Baker, Stephen R.
Weidman, David N.
California Rancho Cucamonga
New Mission
Hobbs, Bruce E.
California Redlands
Godwin, Craig E.
Van Cott, Daniel J.
Hawaii Honolulu
Dalton, John C.
Warner, Stephen R.
Pacific 
Australia Brisbane
Langeland, Fritjof F.
Henderson, Lon E.
Australia Melbourne
Lifferth, Dennis R.
To Be Announced
Australia Sydney North
New Mission
Howes, Philip F.
Australia Sydney South
Realigned Mission
Lew, Larry J.
Marshall Islands Majuro
Shaw, Thomas H.
Weir, Thomas L.
New Zealand Hamilton
New Mission
Rudd, Charles A.
Papua New Guinea Lae
New Mission
To Be Announced
Tonga Nuku'alofa
Tukuafu, 'Aisake K.
Tupou, Leitoni M.
Philippines 
Philippines Baguio
Realigned Mission
Balledos, Anthony John
Philippines Butuan
Donato, Mernard P.
Torres, Pastor B.
Philippines Cagayan de Oro
Hernaez, William A.
Bulseco, Alberto C.
Philippines Cauayan
Carlos, Rodolfo A.
Rahlf, George R.
Philippines Cavite
New Mission
Tye, Douglas C.
Philippines Cebu East
New Mission
Tanner, Richard L.
Philippines Iloilo
Pagaduan, Ryan V.
Aquino, Jaime R.
Philippines Legaspi
New Mission
Guanzon, Jovencio A.
Philippines Naga
Bliesner, Ronald D.
Reeder, L. Barry
Philippines Quezon City
DeLaMare, David W.
Revillo, Carlos
Philippines Urdaneta
New Mission
Monahan, William J.
South  America Northwest 
Bolivia La Paz
Quintanilla, Hector K.
Palacio, Julián A.
Bolivia Santa Cruz
Calderon, Fernando E.
Willard, Jason A.
Bolivia Santa Cruz North
New Mission
To Be Announced
Colombia Barranquilla
Gaviria, Carlos A.
Searle, Kent R.
Ecuador Guayaquil South
Montalti, Javier R.
Torres, Maxsimo C.
Ecuador Guayaquil West
New Mission
Dennis, Jorge
Ecuador Quito North
New Mission
Richardson, Brian A.
Perú Arequipa
Fernández, Arturo
Zobrist, Richard
Perú Cusco
Calderon, Wilson B.
Harbertson, Robert C.
Perú Huancayo
New Mission
Henderson, David Y.
Perú Iquitos
New Mission
Gómez, Alejandro
Perú Lima North
Blunck, Lawrence P.
Erickson, John R.
Perú Lima West
Dorius, J. Scott
Archibald, Blake D.
Perú Trujillo
Turk, Terry D.
Marler, D. Kurt
Venezuela Valencia
Montoya, Jorge G.
Guardia, Guillermo I.
South America South 
Argentina Buenos Aires North
Gulbrandsen, Richard M.
Ayre, David S.
Argentina Buenos Aires South
Stapley, Michael J.
Thurgood, Larry L.
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia
New Mission
Rogers, Mark F.
Argentina Córdoba
Salas, Alfredo L.
Alliaud, Rubén V.
Argentina Posadas
New Mission
LaPierre, Lee R.
Chile Antofagasta
Bruce, Leland E.
Dalton, Craig L.
Chile Concepción
Humphrey, Neall W.
Arrington, Kent J.
Chile Rancagua
MacArthur, James D.
Warne, Thomas R.
Chile Santiago South
New Mission
Cook, David L.
Chile Santiago West
King, Richard W.
Barreiros, José A.
Paraguay Asunción North
Madariaga, Horacio D.
McMullin, Garn H.
Uruguay Montevideo West
Heaton, Ronald W.
Smith, Thomas A.
Utah 
Utah Salt Lake City East
New Mission
Eberhardt, John C.
Utah SLC 
Utah Salt Lake City
Winn, Bruce R.
Hansen, Stephen W.
Utah Salt Lake City South
Miller, Bruce E.
Chambers, Robert E.
Utah South 
Utah St. George
Leonard, Keith G.
Center, John R.