New Mission Presidents to Begin Serving in July of 2014

  • 28 February 2014

Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Tahiti Papeete Mission

Pierre F.and Brigitte D. F. Bize

Pierre François Bize, 57, and Brigitte D. Ferrandes Bize, five children, Westwood 1st Ward, Los Angeles California Stake, succeeding President Benjamin T. Sinjoux and Sister Tarita Sinjoux. Brother Bize is a former counselor in a stake presidency, district president, bishop, branch president, counselor in a bishopric, stake mission president, and missionary in the France Paris Mission. Former president and CEO, CSE Insurance Group. Born in Constantine, Algeria, to Jean Germain Bize and Josette Chauliac Bize.

Sister Bize is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, and Relief Society instructor. Born in Chéragas, Algeria, to Louis Adrien Ferrandes and Simone Villemin.

Guatemala Guatemala City East Mission

David J. and Teresa L. Crapo

David John Crapo, 54, and Teresa Lynn Crapo, four children, Mueller Park 10th Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake, succeeding President Edward D. Watts and Sister Lorie P. Watts. Brother Crapo serves as a Scout leader and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high councilor, Sunday School teacher, and missionary in the Mexico Veracruz Mission. Attorney, Crapo|Smith PLLC. Born in Provo, Utah, to Terry Lavelle Crapo and Valeria Hatch Crapo.

Sister Crapo is a former stake Young Women sports director, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, Relief Society instructor, and Sunday School and Primary teacher. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Max Lee Call and Cecilia Ruth Rutter Call.

Mexico Tijuana Mission

Jorge A. and Amparo Soto de García

Jorge A. García Licona, 58, and Amparo Soto de García, three children, República Ward, Saltillo Mexico República Stake, succeeding President Armando Carreón Rivera and Sister Monica Romero de Carreón. Brother García is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, and high priests group leader. Logistics coordinator, Mahle Sistemas de Filtración. Born in Santa Clara, Mexico, to Abraham García Ledesma and Benita Licona Amaro.

Sister García is a former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women president, counselor in a stake Primary presidency, ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, and counselor in a ward Primary presidency. Born in Atotonilco de Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico, to José Guadalupe Soto Estrada and Rosa Pérez León.

Philippines Tacloban Mission

Wayne E. and Tracy E. Maurer

Wayne Edward Maurer, 56, and Tracy Ellen Maurer, four children, Takapuna Ward, Auckland New Zealand Harbour Stake, succeeding President Jose V. Andaya and Sister Yolanda B. Andaya. Brother Maurer is a former counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in a bishopric, counselor in a ward Young Men presidency, and missionary in the Philippines Manila Mission. Area director, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, to Arthur Edward Maurer and Janice Beth Campbell Maurer.

Sister Maurer serves as a seminary teacher and is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in ward Relief Society and Primary presidencies, and missionary in the Australia Perth Mission. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to Maxwell Allan Maine and Judith Mary Vicars-Foote.

Benin Cotonou Mission

Pierre-Paul and Colette R. Morin

Pierre-Paul Morin, 61, and Colette R. Morin, nine children, Sainte-Foy Branch, Longueuil Québec Stake, succeeding President Robert F. Weed and Sister Rebecca H. Weed. Brother Morin serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in a mission presidency, district president, branch president, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Belgium Brussels Mission. Financial planner, National Bank of Canada. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Jean-Jacques Morin and Gisèle Picard Morin.

Sister Morin serves as a counselor in a stake Primary presidency and is a former branch Primary president, branch Relief Society president, Sunday School teacher, and institute teacher. Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, to Georges-Henri Riverin and Thérèse Boivin Riverin.

Alaska Anchorage Mission

Eldon R. and Jan S. Robinson

Eldon Ray Robinson, 62, and Jan Smith Robinson, five children, Laketown Ward, Paris Idaho Stake, succeeding President Jon Beesley and Sister Evona Beesley. Brother Robinson serves as a temple ordinance worker and young single adult adviser and is a former bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, ward clerk, and missionary in the New York Hill Cumorah Mission. Retired Bear Lake State Park manager, Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Born in Montpelier, Idaho, to Clayton Heber Robinson and Elgie Miriam Moss Robinson.

Sister Robinson serves as a temple ordinance worker and young single adult adviser and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, and Cub Scout leader. Born in Montpelier, Idaho, to Leo LeGrand Smith and Dora Lee Passey Smith.

Texas Dallas Mission

Brian K. and Jill F. Taylor

Brian King Taylor, 49, and Jill Featherstone Taylor, seven children, Mueller Park 10th Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake, succeeding President Devin G. Durrant and Sister Julie M. Durrant. Brother Taylor is a former stake president, high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, ward Young Men president, institute teacher, and missionary in the Spain Sevilla Mission. CEO and founder of FATPOT Technologies. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Lowell Moon Taylor and Marie King Taylor.

Sister Taylor is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, ward Primary teacher, institute teacher, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Vaughn J. Featherstone and Merlene Miner Featherstone.

Russia Novosibirsk Mission

Michael G. and Joyce M. Williams

Michael George Williams, 61, and Joyce Marie Williams, seven children, Broomfield 1st Ward, Boulder Colorado Stake, succeeding President Daniel Bay Gibbons and Sister Julie G. Gibbons. Brother Williams is a former stake president, stake mission president, high councilor, bishop, district president, branch president, and missionary in the Hong Kong Mission. Senior director, CenturyLink. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Buster Talmage Williams and Joyce Sherwood Wilson Williams.

Sister Williams is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Relief Society president, stake family history indexing director, Cub Scout leader, and institute teacher. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Don Lamb Nielsen and Lawana B. Beckstead Nielsen.