The First Presidency has announced the calling of a large group of new mission presidents, some of whom will preside over new missions and others will replace presidents soon to return home.
Newly called presidents and their wives from outside the United States have been called to serve in their native countries. The presidents include: Abraham Lozano of Mexico City to the Mexico Villahermosa Mission, Angel Miguel Fernandez of Cordoba to the Argentina Rosario Mission, Saul Messias de Olivera of Santo Andre to the Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission, Helio de Roche Camargo of Sao Paulo to the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, Raymond Rene Baudin of Papeete to the Tahiti Papeete Mission, Leopoldo Larcher of Travagliato to the Italy Rome Mission, Hans-Juergen Saager of Bad Homburg to the Germany Duesseldorf Mission, and Hector R. Paredes of Chihuahua to the Mexico Veracruz Mission.
Brethren living outside the United States who will be serving in countries other than their own include: John Arthur Harris of Montevideo, Uruguay, to the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission; John Anthony Grinceri of Hamersley, West Australia, to the new Italy Bologna Mission; Kenneth Molony Palmer of Auckland, New Zealand, to the Fiji Suva Mission; and Derek A. Cuthbert of Nottingham, England, to the Scotland Edinburgh Mission.
The following presidents were called from the United States: Rex Cropper Reeve, Sr., of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the California Anaheim Mission; Stanford W. Bird of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the New Zealand Wellington Mission; Stephen B. Mahoney of Orem, Utah, to the Finland Helsinki Mission; E. LaMar Buckner of Ogden, Utah, to the California Sacramento Mission; Douglas Lane Callister of Glendale, California, to the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission; Grant R. Oscarson of Ballwin, Missouri, to the Sweden Stockholm Mission; John Langeland of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Norway Oslo Mission; President Ernest Eberhard, Jr., now presiding over the Idaho Pocatello Mission, to the Utah Salt Lake City Mission; Soren Franklin Cox of Provo, Utah, to the Singapore Mission; Ronald M. Patterson of Zionsville, Indiana, to the new Nevada Las Vegas Mission; Roger B. Beitler of Glendale, California, to the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission; Jay E. Jensen of Orem, Utah, to the Colombia Cali Mission; Douglas Allan Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the England London Mission; Isauro Gutierrez of Chula Vista, California, to the new Mexico Guadalajara Mission; Larry Hyde Brim of Mission Viejo, California, to the new Belgium Antwerp Mission; Neil Pratt Christenson of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Illinois Chicago Mission; Jack H. Goaslind, Jr., of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Arizona Tempe Mission; Virgil Jon Parker of Orem, Utah, to the Belgium Brussels Mission; Gerald B. Lambourne of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Colorado Denver Mission; Kenneth Wendel Godfrey of Ogden, Utah, to the new Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission; Eldon Jones Callister of Merced, California, to the England Birmingham Mission; Howard W. Barben of West Jordan, Utah, to the Alaska Anchorage Mission; Devere R. McAllister of Logan, Utah, to the Bolivia LaPaz Mission; L. Brent Goates of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the California Arcadia Mission; J. Martell Bird of Monterey Park, California, to preside over the Salt Lake Missionary Home; William W. Cannon of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Hawaii Honolulu Mission; Joel R. Garrett of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the California Los Angeles Mission; Roger Leo Hansen of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Denmark Copenhagen Mission; Reed A. Benson of Pleasant Grove, Utah, to the Kentucky Louisville Mission; Douglas Wayne Owens of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Canada Montreal Mission; William R. Bradford of McAllen, Texas, to the Chile Santiago Mission; Lester D. Haymore of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the new Chile Concepcion Mission; Erwin Emil Wirkus of Idaho Falls, Idaho, to the Austria Vienna Mission; Milton Allen Barlow of Chevy Chase, Maryland, to the New York Rochester Mission; John Mack Richards Covey of Provo, Utah, to the Australia Melbourne Mission; Sherman Merrill Crump of Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Idaho Pocatello Mission; Ronald L. Knighton of Centerville, Utah, to the South Carolina Columbia Mission; and Richard M. Richards of East Peoria, Illinois, to the Arkansas Little Rock Mission.