New 2016 Mission Presidents Called to Areas Including Uruguay, Canada, and Chile
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Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission
Eric Mitchell Adams, 62, and Cheri Lynn Wiscombe Adams, five children, Fossil Creek Ward, Loveland Colorado Stake: El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission, succeeding President Kai D. Hintze and Sister Diane Hintze. Brother Adams serves as a high councilor and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishopric counselor, high priests group instructor, temple ordinance worker, and missionary in the Argentina North Mission. Market president commercial lending, Wells Fargo Bank Corp. Born in Rexburg, Idaho, to Richard Norman Adams and Nelda Holm Adams.
Sister Adams is a former ward Primary president; ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidency counselor; ward missionary; and Primary teacher. Born in Vernal, Utah, to Arthur Clark Wiscombe and Doris Joy Myers Wiscombe.
Dunstan George Bernard Tiwayi Chadambuka, 45, and Pertunia Mudarikwa Chadambuka, two children, Mutare Branch, Mutare Zimbabwe District: Botswana/Namibia Mission, succeeding President Merrill A. Wilson and Sister LouJean Wilson. Brother Chadambuka serves as a district councilor and is a former mission presidency counselor, district president, branch president, and elders quorum president. Business owner, construction and hardware company. Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, to Phenius Irimayi Chadambuka and Sarah Matiza Chadambuka.
Sister Chadambuka serves as a branch Young Women president and is a former district Relief Society president and counselor and branch Relief Society president. Born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, to Tongai Colbert Masunda Mudarikwa and Rosewita Chikamhi Mudarikwa.
New Mexico Albuquerque Mission
Timothy Bruce Guffey, 62, and Kandis Marie Bender Guffey, eight children, West Chester Ward, Cincinnati Ohio North Stake: New Mexico Albuquerque Mission, succeeding President Steven J. Miller and Sister Joni Miller. Brother Guffey is a mission presidency counselor and is a former stake president, bishop, assistant director of public affairs, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Germany Duesseldorf Mission. Retired patent manager. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, to David Leon Guffey and Mary Alice Sparks Guffey.
Sister Guffey serves as a temple ordinance worker and Primary teacher and is a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president and counselor, and Cub Scout leader. Born in Lima, Ohio, to Harold Vaughn Bender and Melba Jane Allen Bender.
Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission
Fábio Lacerda, 38, and Tatiane Samara Alves Lacerda, two children, São Bernardo 5th Ward, São Bernardo Brazil Stake: Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission, succeeding President Luciano Cascardi and Sister Inês S. Cascardi. Brother Lacerda is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, and missionary in the Brazil Florianopolis Mission. Institute director, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to José Aciro Lacerda and Ana Maria Martins.
Sister Lacerda is a former ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor, and institute teacher. Born in São Caetano, Brazil, to José Alves Filho and Maria Aparecida Alves.
Chile Concepción South Mission
Richard Dennis May, 64, and Pamela Ree Ashton May, four children, Altadena Branch, Birmingham Alabama Stake: Chile Concepción South Mission, succeeding President L. Lothaire Bluth and Sister Connie W. Bluth. Brother May serves as a temple sealer and is a former Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, elders quorum president, and missionary in the México North Mission. Immunologist and manager of Cell Biology and Immunology, Southern Research Institute. Born in Santa Monica, California, to Frederick Brown May and Ardith Giles May.
Sister May serves as a stake Relief Society presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker and is a former ward Young Women and Primary president, seminary and institute teacher, and missionary in the Spain Madrid Mission. Born in Oxnard, California, to Jed L Ashton and Norma Jean Thomassen Ashton.
Uruguay Montevideo West Mission
Ryan Kirk Olsen, 41, and Julie Darrington Olsen, four children, Monument Park 1st Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake: Uruguay Montevideo West Mission, succeeding President Thomas A. Smith and Sister Rebecca Smith. Brother Olsen serves as a ward Young Men presidency counselor and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, and missionary in the Argentina Resistencia Mission. Area president, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Born in Provo, Utah, to George Kirk Olsen and Cathy Tuttle Olsen.
Sister Olsen serves as a ward Primary president and is a former stake and ward Young Women presidency counselor, Relief Society and Primary teacher, and missionary in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission. Born in Newport Beach, California, to Bruce Bodily Darrington and Wendy Louise Cuff Darrington.
Canada Toronto Mission
Jeffrey Lane Shields, 63, and Patricia Hawkins Shields, seven children, Colonial Hills Ward, Salt Lake Hillside Stake; Canada Toronto Mission, succeeding President Weatherford T. Clayton and Sister Lisa T. Clayton. Brother Shields serves as a YSA stake president and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake and ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Japan East Mission. Attorney, Callister, Nebeker & McCullough. Born in Salt Lake City to Leland Grant Shields and Anna Louine Brown Shields.
Sister Shields serves as a stake young single adult adviser and is a former stake Primary president, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, Cub Scout leader, and nursery leader. Born in Melbourne, Florida, to David Henry Hawkins and Vela Washburn Hawkins.
Taiwan Taichung Mission
Michael John Uy Teh, 50, and Grace May Weedon Teh, three children, Moss Hill Ward, Bountiful Utah Central Stake: Taiwan Taichung Mission, succeeding President Kurt L. Blickenstaff and Sister Catherine Blickenstaff. Elder Teh serves as a General Authority Seventy and is a former mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, stake high councilor, bishop, and missionary in the Philippines Davao Mission. Retired temple recorder. Born in Davao City, Philippines, to Martin Yap Teh and Norma Lu Uy.
Sister Teh is a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, teacher improvement coordinator, and missionary in the Philippines Manila Mission. Born in Manila, Philippines, to Luis Tañas Weedon and Milagros Medroso Madjos.