New 2017 Mission Presidents Called to Serve in Mexico, U.S., Venezuela, and More
Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July of 2017.
Hal Gary Anderson, 58, and Julie Ann Birrell Anderson, six children, Bloomington 7th Ward, St. George Utah Southgate Stake: Baltic Mission, succeeding President David P. Harding and Sister Kaylene Harding. Brother Anderson is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, stake youth family history coordinator, Scoutmaster, and missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. Chief executive officer, Soltis Investment Advisors, LLC. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to Allen Gary Anderson and Sara Annette Dean Anderson.
Sister Anderson is a former stake and ward Young Women president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary president, and Primary music leader. Born in Salt Lake City to Joe Raymond Birrell and Betty Lou Dyson Birrell.
México Torreón Mission
Anthony Edward Berrett, 59, and Janell Venable Berrett, six children, Indian Hills Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake: México Torreón Mission, succeeding President J. Alejandro Ramos Rivera and Sister Rosario Fernández de Ramos. Brother and Sister Berrett currently serve in the Spain Barcelona Mission. Brother Berrett is a former bishop, stake mission president, ward executive secretary, high priests group leader, and missionary in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission. Retired audit partner, KPMG. Born in Sausalito, California, to Ralph Edward Berrett and Aimee Haroldine Vincent Berrett.
Sister Berrett is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president; stake seminary supervisor; ward Primary music leader; and seminary teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Wayne LeRoy Venable and Ona Beus Venable Hadley.
México Oaxaca Mission
Felix Conde Beltrán, 55, and Elda Alicia Frias de Conde, three children, La Ribera Ward, México City Camarones Stake: México Oaxaca Mission, succeeding President Lynn R. Madsen and Sister Diane Madsen. Brother Conde is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, and missionary in the México Mérida Mission. Manager, LDS Family Services. Born in México City, México, to Felix Conde Rossier and Valentina Beltran Fernández.
Sister Conde is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, stake Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, seminary teacher, and ward pianist. Born in Mérida, México, to Oziel Frias Alonso and Gilda Maria Escamilla Varela.
Arkansas Little Rock Mission
Norman Edward Hansen, 57, and Karen Keysor Hansen, five children, Chehalis Ward, Centralia Washington Stake: Arkansas Little Rock Mission, succeeding President Taniela B. Wakolo and Sister Anita H. Wakolo. Brother Hansen serves as a Scoutmaster and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, stake mission president, and missionary in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. Area field manager, Darigold. Born in Rupert, Idaho, to Vernon Anderson Hansen and Emma Josephine Baker Hansen.
Sister Hansen is a former stake and ward Primary president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, stake public affairs committee member, achievement day leader, and Cub Scout leader. Born in Glendale, California, to James Brian Keysor and Rachel Patricia Keysor Wait.
Kentucky Louisville Mission
Daniel Robert Hughes, 58, and Charla Kaye Young Hughes, five children, Nampa 7th Ward, Nampa Idaho South Stake: Kentucky Louisville Mission, succeeding President R. Larry Brough and Sister Joy Brough. Brother Hughes serves as an assistant high priests group leader and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president, branch Young Men president, and Scoutmaster. Branch manager, Idaho Independent Bank. Born in Nampa, Idaho, to Robert Wayne Hughes and Mary Agnes Hughes.
Sister Hughes is a former ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, Young Women adviser, Gospel Doctrine teacher, branch Primary teacher, and Relief Society teacher. Born in Caldwell, Idaho, to Charles Read Young and Katherine Amanda Young.
West Virginia Charleston Mission
Michael James Lindhardt, 50, and Cami Lynn Newton Lindhardt, four children, Manti 10th Ward, Manti Utah Stake: West Virginia Charleston Mission, succeeding President Paul W. Salisbury and Sister Lisa Salisbury. Brother Lindhardt serves as a ward Young Men president and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. Institute instructor. Born in Preston, Idaho, to Sherman James Lindhardt and Mary Jean Baird Lindhardt.
Sister Lindhardt serves as a nursery leader and is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president, ward Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Hyrum James Newton and Sherry Larrene Buhler Newton.
Venezuela Caracas Mission
Mario Grateror Rengel Zamora, 50, and Miriam Ivon Rodriguez de Rengel, two children, Las Quintas Ward, Valencia Venezuela Los Sauces Stake: Venezuela Caracas Mission, succeeding President Fernando Vivas Calderón and Sister Dariana Zambrano de Vivas. Brother Rengel serves as a high councilor and is a former mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, bishop, and missionary in the Venezuela Maracaibo Mission. Regional director, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in San Felix, Venezuela, to Aníbal de Jesus Rengel and Ana Dolores Zamora.
Sister Rengel serves as a stake Primary presidency counselor and is a former ward Young Women president, seminary and institute teacher, and Primary teacher. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Adolfo Antonio Rodriguez Vasquez and Aniceta Palacios.
California Arcadia Mission
David Stephen Wells, 58, and Annette Pinnock Wells, three children, Cottonwood 14th Ward, Salt Lake Big Cottonwood Stake: California Arcadia Mission, succeeding President Moisés Villanueva and Sister Leticia Ávalos de Villanueva. Brother Wells is a former stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Spain Madrid Mission. Director, International Insurance Programs, AmTrust Financial. Born in Asuncion, Paraguay. Son of Robert Earl Wells and Helen Walser Wells.
Sister Wells is a former stake and ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Hugh Wallace Pinnock and Anne Hawkins Pinnock.