Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

LDS Church announces new Mormon mission presidents

LDS Church News,

Published: Sat, Jan. 11 1:00 a.m. MST

 The LDS Church has assigned 122 new mission presidents to areas across the globe.

The LDS Church has assigned 122 new mission presidents to areas across the globe.

(Deseret News graphic)

The calling of new mission presidents in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2014 has been announced by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

The new presidents and their predecessors are listed below.

Africa Southeast Area

Mission Current President New President
Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Phillip W. McMullin F. Brent Thomas
South Africa Cape Town Mark I. Wood Steven J. Merrill
South Africa Johannesburg S. Craig Omer Michael A. Dunn

Africa West Area

Mission Current President New President
Benin Cotonou Robert F. Weed Pierre-Paul Morin
Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Z. Dominique Dekaye Marc Sahy
Ghana Accra Daniel K. Judd David L. Heid
Ghana Cape Coast Jeffrey L. Shulz R. Scott Stevenson
Nigeria Port Harcourt Philip K. Xaxagbe Anthony M. Kaku

Asia North Area

Mission Current President New President
Japan Kobe Richard G. Zinke Phillip K. Welch
Japan Sapporo Eric C. Evans Hirofumi Nakatsuka
Japan Sendai Gary D. Rasmussen Jeffrey R. Smith
Korea Busan Lynn A. Gilbert Kenneth S. Barrow
Micronesia Guam Stephen F. Mecham John S. Zarbock

Brazil Area

Mission Current President New President
Brazil Brasilia Helcio L. Gaertner Mark C. Lundgren
Brazil Florianopolis J. Joel Fernandes Ramilfo E. Silva
Brazil Fortaleza Francisco A. Souza Gilberto Bonini Ribeiro
Brazil Maceio Mauricio G. Gonzaga Henrique Gomes Junior
Brazil Manaus H. Moroni Klein Rui B. Castro
Brazil Recife Rubens C. Lanius Rory C. Bigelow
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Geraldo Lima Marcos Cabral
Brazil Salvador James W. Hart David T. Lisonbee
Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos R. Pacheco Pinho Loren G. Dalton
Brazil Sao Paulo North Marcus H. Martins Timothy L. Farnes
Brazil Sao Paulo South John S. Tanner Phillip E. Broadbent
Brazil Vitoria J. Araujo Bezerra David E. Young

Caribbean Area

Mission Current President New President
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Heriberto Hernandez Ahmad S. Corbitt
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Raul Rodriguez Morel James H. Nuckols

Central America Area

Mission Current President New President
El Salvador San Salvador East David L. Glazier Bruno E. Vasquez Robles
El Salvador Santa Ana I. Poloski Cordon Ronald L. Spjut
Guatemala Guatemala City Central M. Joseph Brough To Be Announced
Guatemala Guatemala City East Edward D. Watts David J. Crapo
Guatemala Guatemala City South Larry R. Stay E. J. Caffaro
Guatemala Quetzaltenango Lewis Bautista Rick L. Smith
Honduras Tegucigalpa Carlos A. Hernandez Kendle Bowler

Europe Area

Mission Current President New President
Adriatic North Edward B. Rowe David J. Grant
Adriatic South Andrew M. Ford Louis Weidmann
Alpine German-Speaking Richard L. Miles D. Brian Kohler
Cape Verde Praia Roberto F. Oliveira Robert P. Mathews
England Manchester Robert I. Preston Mark D. Ulrich
Finland Helsinki Douglas M. Rawlings Wayne T. Watson
France Paris Franck Poznanski Frederic J. Babin
Germany Frankfurt Lehi K. Schwartz Ronald A. Stoddard
Romania/Moldova Ned C. Hill Clark D. Ivory
Sweden Stockholm Gregory J. Newell James E. Beckstrand

Europe East Area

Mission Current President New President
Baltic Jeffrey G. Boswell David P. Harding
Russia Novosibirsk Daniel Bay Gibbons Michael G. Williams
Russia St. Petersburg N. Warren Clark Larry G. Childs
Ukraine Kyiv Jorg Klebingat Jeffrey D. McGhie

Mexico Area

Mission Current President New President
Mexico Mexico City North J. Dana Call Todd Titensor
Mexico Mexico City Southeast Raymundo Morales Barrera E. Keith Stutznegger
Mexico Oaxaca Enrique Leyva Jimenez Lynn R. Madsen
Mexico Puebla South Robert C. Reeves John M. Stellmon
Mexico Tijuana Armando Carreon Rivera Jorge A. Garcia Licona
Mexico Torreon David Flores Villasenor J. Alejandro Ramos Rivera
Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Juan G. Cardemas Tamayo Arley H. George
Mexico Veracruz Carlos W. Trevino Daniel Cordova Esparza

North America Central Area

Mission Current President New President
Colorado Colorado Springs J. Patrick Anderson Dennis E. Rehm
Colorado Denver North Jerry M. Toombs Brent M. Mendenhall
Minnesota Minneapolis Jordan W. Clements Stephen W. Forbes
Missouri Independence Donald J. Keyes Randy J. Vest

North America Northeast Area

Mission Current President New President
Canada Toronto Brent L. Scott Weatherford T. Clayton
Michigan Lansing Stephen H. Hess Michael V. Jacobsen
New Jersey Morristown Jon M. Jeppson Paul S. Taggart
Ohio Columbus Robert T. Nilsen Nolan Daines
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Clinton D. Topham Bradley K. Johnson
West Virginia Charleston Bruce G. Pitt Paul W. Salisbury

North America Northwest Area

Mission Current President New President
Alaska Anchorage Jon Beesley Eldon R. Robinson
Canada Vancouver Karl M. Tilleman Ronald P. Burt
Oregon Eugene Mark A. Young H. Jeff Russell
Oregon Portland C. Jeffery Morby Craig B. Ballard
Washington Tacoma Douglas W. Weaver John D. Blatter

North America Southeast Area

Mission Current President New President
Arkansas Little Rock Steven M. Petersen Taniela B. Wakolo
Florida Fort Lauderdale Donald E. Anderson Douglas M. Richardson
Georgia Atlanta North Mark A. Wolfert John E. Bennion
Kentucky Louisville W. Richards Woodbury R. Larry Brough
Louisiana Baton Rouge Jim M. Wall Reed H. Hansen
South Carolina Columbia Monte Holm Judd A. Turner
Tennessee Knoxville Richard A. Irion Steven P. Griffin

North America Southwest Area

Mission Current President New President
Arizona Phoenix R. Scott Taylor Spencer Griffin
Arizona Tucson Roger E. Killpack David Passey
Nevada Las Vegas Michael A. Neider D. Jack Snow
Texas Dallas Devin G. Durrant Brian K. Taylor
Texas Houston John C. Pingree Mark A. Mortensen
Texas Houston East Thomas J. Crawford Dennis Drake
Texas Lubbock Arnold R. Augustin David Heap

North America West Area

Mission Current President New President
California Anaheim Bradford C Bowen Steven W. Taggart
California Arcadia Jorge T. Becerra Moises Villanueva Lopez
California Fresno Larry Gelwix Jeffrey D. Clark
California Riverside Paul F. Smart John H. Mullen
California Roseville John G. Weston Michael F. Marston
California Sacramento H. Benson Lewis Bruce D. Jardine
California San Diego Paul N. Clayton Johnathan S. Schmitt
California San Jose W. Lincoln Watkins Glen D. Mella
California Ventura Fernando R. Castro Dell C. Felix

Pacific Area

Mission Current President New President
Fiji Suva Kenneth D. Klingler LaMar L. Layton
New Zealand Auckland Paul N. Lekias Frederick K. Balli Jr.
New Zealand Wellington Michael L. Kezerian Roger C. Hudson
Samoa Apia Johnny L. Leota Reed C. Tolman
Tahiti Papeete Benjamin T. Sinjoux Pierre Bize

Philippines Area

Mission Current President New President
Philippines Angeles David C. Martino Scott B. Clark
Philippines Cebu Evan A. Schmutz Terry C. McCurdy
Philippines Davao Ferdinand Pangan Efren M. Lamoglia
Philippines Manila Lyle J. Stucki Creg D. Ostler
Philippines Olongapo Roberto B. Querido Dennis V. Dahle
Philippines Quezon City North Dennis R. Sperry Kim C. Bertin
Philippines San Pablo George E. Peterson Bart A. Mangum
Philippines Tacloban Jose V. Andaya Wayne E. Maurer

South America Northwest Area

Mission Current President New President
Bolivia Cochabamba Dan L. Dyer Mark W. Hansen
Colombia Cali Jonathan M. Prince Sergio Pricoli
Ecuador Guayaquil North Lizardo H. Amaya William J. Riggins
Ecuador Quito Bruce E. Ghent Roger G. Christensen
Peru Chiclayo Eduardo C. Risso Mark L. Williams
Peru Lima East Nelson Ardila Vasquez John W. Boswell III
Venezuela Caracas Vianey R. Villamizar Fernando Vivas Calderon

South America South Area

Mission Current President New President
Argentina Buenos Aires West Douglas B. Carter David P. Robertson
Argentina Mendoza Sergio E. Avila Kevin R. Goates
Argentina Resistencia Raymond S. Heyman Rodolfo C. Franco
Argentina Rosario Hugo L. Giuliani Francisco J. Zanni
Argentina Salta Juan J. Levrino Ariel Chaparro
Chile Concepcion South Osvaldo Martinez Carreno L. Lothaire Bluth
Chile Osorno John E. Rappleye Rodrigo Obeso
Chile Santiago North Fred D. Essig Rene O. Videla Riveros

Recommended
1. BYUalum
South Jordan, UT,
Jan. 11, 2014

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Mission: You are about to get outstanding leadership in Reed & Mary Anne Hansen. Reed was our Bishop in Boise a few years ago. He and his wife are such loving, kind, and wonderful leaders and friends. We were so excited when we heard about this call. Mary Anne is from the South and will feel right at home in their new setting. Lucky missionaries; lucky people in Louisiana mission!

2. ladyjane
Corona, CA,
Jan. 11, 2014

May the Lord be with all of them and bless them.

3. get her done
Bountiful, UT,
Jan. 11, 2014

Why so many, why all at the same time? Just wondering.

4. goatsrue
Cedar City, UT,
Jan. 11, 2014

Did Pres. David Passey (Arizona Tuscon mission) serve a mission in the Indianapolis Mission (1988-1990)?

Also, R. Larry Brough (Kentucky Louisville mission) is my former Stake President. He'll do great, and will serve the missionaries there very well.

5. ArizonaMormon
Mesa, AZ,
Jan. 11, 2014

Is it just me or is this earlier than normal?

It seems they usually start listing mission presidents in the Church News about this time of year and then announce the list in the spring a couple of months prior!

Either way, it's awesome. Always fun to see the list.