Church News and Events

New Mission Presidents Begin Service

  • 2 May 2011

The Church announced the names of 126 new mission presidents earlier this year. The majority will begin their three-year calling, accompanied by their wives, in July 2011.

  • Alaska Anchorage

    N. Warren Clark

  • Albania Tirana

    Andrew M. Ford

  • Alpine German-Speaking

    Richard L. Miles

  • Argentina Buenos Aires West

    Douglas B. Carter

  • Argentina Mendoza

    Sergio E. Avila

  • Argentina Resistencia

    Raymond S. Heyman

  • Argentina Rosario

    Hugo L. Giuliani

  • Argentina Salta

    Juan J. Levrino

  • Arizona Phoenix

    R. Scott Taylor

  • Arizona Tucson

    Roger E. Killpack

  • Arkansas Little Rock

    Daniel Bay Gibbons

  • Baltic

    Jeffrey G. Boswell

  • Benin Cotonou

    Robert F. Weed

  • Bolivia Cochabamba

    Dan L. Dyer

  • Brazil Brasilia

    Helcio L. Gaertner

  • Brazil Florianopolis

    J. Joel Fernandes

  • Brazil Fortaleza

    Francisco A. Souza

  • Brazil Maceió

    Mauricio G. Gonzaga

  • Brazil Manaus

    H. Moroni Klein

  • Brazil Recife

    Rubens C. Lanius

  • Brazil Rio de Janeiro

    Geraldo Lima

  • Brazil Salvador

    James W. Hart

  • Brazil São Paulo Interlagos

    R. Pacheco Pinho

  • Brazil São Paulo North

    Marcus H. Martins

  • Brazil São Paulo South

    John S. Tanner

  • Brazil Vitória

    J. Araújo Bezerra

  • California Anaheim

    Bradford C Bowen

  • California Arcadia

    Jorge T. Becerra

  • California Fresno

    Larry Gelwix

  • California Riverside

    Paul F. Smart

  • California Roseville

    John G. Weston

  • California Sacramento

    H. Benson Lewis

  • California San Diego

    Paul N. Clayton

  • California San Jose

    W. Lincoln Watkins

  • California Ventura

    Fernando R. Castro

  • Canada Vancouver

    Karl M. Tilleman

  • Cape Verde Praia

    Roberto F. Oliveira

  • Chile Concepción South

    Osvaldo Martinez Carreño

  • Chile Osorno

    John E. Rappleye

  • Chile Santiago North

    Fred D. Essig

  • Colombia Cali

    Jonathan M. Prince

  • Colorado Colorado Springs

    J. Patrick Anderson

  • Colorado Denver North

    Jerry M. Toombs

  • Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan

    Z. Dominique Dekaye

  • Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa

    Brent L Jameson

  • Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East

    Heriberto Hernandez

  • Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West

    Raul Rodriguez Morel

  • Ecuador Guayaquil North

    Lizardo H. Amaya

  • Ecuador Quito

    Bruce E. Ghent

  • El Salvador San Salvador

    David L. Glazier

  • El Salvador Santa Ana/Belize

    I. Poloski Cordon

  • England Manchester

    Robert I. Preston

  • Fiji Suva

    Kenneth D. Klingler

  • Finland Helsinki

    Douglas M. Rawlings

  • Florida Fort Lauderdale

    Donald E. Anderson

  • France Paris

    Franck Poznanski

  • Georgia Atlanta North

    Mark A. Wolfert

  • Germany Frankfurt

    Lehi K. Schwartz

  • Ghana Accra

    Daniel K Judd

  • Ghana Cape Coast

    Jeffrey L. Shulz

  • Guatemala Guatemala City Central

    M. Joseph Brough

  • Guatemala Guatemala City North

    Edward D. Watts

  • Guatemala Guatemala City South

    Larry Stay

  • Guatemala Quetzaltenango

    Lewis Bautista

  • Honduras Tegucigalpa

    Carlos A. Hernandez

  • Japan Kobe

    Richard G. Zinke

  • Japan Sapporo

    Eric C. Evans

  • Japan Sendai

    Gary D. Rasmussen

  • Kentucky Louisville

    W. Richards Woodbury

  • Korea Busan

    Lynn A. Gilbert

  • Louisiana Baton Rouge

    Jim M. Wall

  • Mexico Mexico City North

    J. Dana Call

  • Mexico Mexico City Southeast

    Raymundo Morales Barrera

  • Mexico Oaxaca

    Enrique Leyva Jimenez

  • Mexico Puebla

    Robert C. Reeves

  • Mexico Tijuana

    Armando Carreón Rivera

  • Mexico Torreón

    David Flores Villaseñor

  • Mexico Tuxtla Gutiérrez

    Juan G. Cardenas Tamayo

  • Mexico Veracruz

    Carlos W. Treviño

  • Michigan Lansing

    Stephen H. Hess

  • Micronesia Guam

    Stephen F. Mecham

  • Minnesota Minneapolis

    Jordan W. Clements

  • Missouri Independence

    Donald J. Keyes

  • Nevada Las Vegas

    Michael A. Neider

  • New Jersey Morristown

    Jon M. Jeppson

  • New Zealand Auckland

    Paul N. Lekias

  • New Zealand Wellington

    Michael L. Kezerian

  • Nigeria Lagos

    Edward K. B. Karkari

  • Nigeria Port Harcourt

    Philip K. Xaxagbe

  • Ohio Columbus

    Robert T. Nilsen

  • Oregon Eugene

    Mark A. Young

  • Oregon Portland

    C. Jeffery Morby

  • Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

    Clinton D Topham

  • Peru Chiclayo

    Eduardo C. Risso

  • Peru Lima East

    Nelson Ardila Vásquez

  • Philippines Angeles

    David C. Martino

  • Philippines Cebu

    Evan A. Schmutz

  • Philippines Davao

    Ferdinand Pangan

  • Philippines Manila

    Lyle J. Stucki

  • Philippines Olongapo

    Roberto B. Querido

  • Philippines Quezon City North

    Dennis R. Sperry

  • Philippines San Pablo

    George E. Peterson

  • Philippines Tacloban

    Jose V. Andaya

  • Romania Bucharest

    Ned C. Hill

  • Russia Novosibirsk

    Steven M. Petersen

  • Russia St. Petersburg

    Jon Beesley

  • Russia Yekaterinburg

    E. Kent Rust

  • Samoa Apia

    Johnny L. Leota

  • Slovenia/Croatia

    Edward B. Rowe

  • South Africa Cape Town

    Mark I. Wood

  • South Africa Johannesburg

    S. Craig Omer

  • South Carolina Columbia

    Monte Holm

  • Sweden Stockholm

    Gregory J. Newell

  • Tahiti Papeete

    Benjamin T. Sinjoux

  • Tennessee Knoxville

    Richard A. Irion

  • Tennessee Nashville

    William L. McKee

  • Texas Dallas

    Devin G. Durrant

  • Texas Houston

    John C. Pingree

  • Texas Houston East

    Thomas J. Crawford

  • Texas Lubbock

    Arnold R. Augustin

  • Ukraine Donetsk

    Vladimir Campero

  • Ukraine Kyiv

    Jörg Klebingat

  • Venezuela Caracas

    Vianey R. Villamizar

  • Washington Tacoma

    Douglas W. Weaver

  • West Virginia Charleston

    Bruce G. Pitt

  • Zambia Lusaka

    Mikele R. Padovich