Sunday, January 12, 2014

LDS Church announces new Mormon mission presidents


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

The new presidents and their predecessors are listed below:

Africa Southeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Democratic Republic of the Congo LubumbashiPhillip W. McMullinF. Brent Thomas
South Africa Cape TownMark I. WoodSteven J. Merrill
South Africa JohannesburgS. Craig OmerMichael A. Dunn

Africa West Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Benin CotonouRobert F. WeedPierre-Paul Morin
Cote d'Ivoire AbidjanZ. Dominique DekayeMarc Sahy
Ghana AccraDaniel K. JuddDavid L. Heid
Ghana Cape CoastJeffrey L. ShulzR. Scott Stevenson
Nigeria Port HarcourtPhilip K. XaxagbeAnthony M. Kaku

Asia North AreaAsia North Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Japan KobeRichard G. ZinkePhillip K. Welch
Japan SapporoEric C. EvansHirofumi Nakatsuka
Japan SendaiGary D. RasmussenJeffrey R. Smith
Korea BusanLynn A. GilbertKenneth S. Barrow
Micronesia GuamStephen F. MechamJohn S. Zarbock

Brazil Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Brazil BrasiliaHelcio L. GaertnerMark C. Lundgren
Brazil FlorianopolisJ. Joel FernandesRamilfo E. Silva
Brazil FortalezaFrancisco A. SouzaGilberto Bonini Ribeiro
Brazil MaceioMauricio G. GonzagaHenrique Gomes Junior
Brazil ManausH. Moroni KleinRui B. Castro
Brazil RecifeRubens C. LaniusRory C. Bigelow
Brazil Rio de JaneiroGeraldo LimaMarcos Cabral
Brazil SalvadorJames W. HartDavid T. Lisonbee
Brazil Sao Paulo InterlagosR. Pacheco PinhoLoren G. Dalton
Brazil Sao Paulo NorthMarcus H. MartinsTimothy L. Farnes
Brazil Sao Paulo SouthJohn S. TannerPhillip E. Broadbent
Brazil VitoriaJ. Araujo BezerraDavid E. Young

Caribbean Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo EastHeriberto HernandezAhmad S. Corbitt
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo WestRaul Rodriguez MorelJames H. Nuckols

Central America Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
El Salvador San Salvador EastDavid L. GlazierBruno E. Vasquez Robles
El Salvador Santa AnaI. Poloski CordonRonald L. Spjut
Guatemala Guatemala City CentralM. Joseph BroughTo Be Announced
Guatemala Guatemala City EastEdward D. WattsDavid J. Crapo
Guatemala Guatemala City SouthLarry R. StayE. J. Caffaro
Guatemala QuetzaltenangoLewis BautistaRick L. Smith
Honduras TegucigalpaCarlos A. HernandezKendle Bowler

Europe Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Adriatic NorthEdward B. RoweDavid J. Grant
Adriatic SouthAndrew M. FordLouis Weidmann
Alpine German-SpeakingRichard L. MilesD. Brian Kohler
Cape Verde PraiaRoberto F. OliveiraRobert P. Mathews
England ManchesterRobert I. PrestonMark D. Ulrich
Finland HelsinkiDouglas M. RawlingsWayne T. Watson
France ParisFranck PoznanskiFrederic J. Babin
Germany FrankfurtLehi K. SchwartzRonald A. Stoddard
Romania/MoldovaNed C. HillClark D. Ivory
Sweden StockholmGregory J. NewellJames E. Beckstrand

Europe East Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
BalticJeffrey G. BoswellDavid P. Harding
Russia NovosibirskDaniel Bay GibbonsMichael G. Williams
Russia St. PetersburgN. Warren ClarkLarry G. Childs
Ukraine KyivJorg KlebingatJeffrey D. McGhie

Mexico Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Mexico Mexico City NorthJ. Dana CallTodd Titensor
Mexico Mexico City SoutheastRaymundo Morales BarreraE. Keith Stutznegger
Mexico OaxacaEnrique Leyva JimenezLynn R. Madsen
Mexico Puebla SouthRobert C. ReevesJohn M. Stellmon
Mexico TijuanaArmando Carreon RiveraJorge A. Garcia Licona
Mexico TorreonDavid Flores VillasenorJ. Alejandro Ramos Rivera
Mexico Tuxtla GutierrezJuan G. Cardemas TamayoArley H. George
Mexico VeracruzCarlos W. TrevinoDaniel Cordova Esparza

North America Central Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Colorado Colorado SpringsJ. Patrick AndersonDennis E. Rehm
Colorado Denver NorthJerry M. ToombsBrent M. Mendenhall
Minnesota MinneapolisJordan W. ClementsStephen W. Forbes
Missouri IndependenceDonald J. KeyesRandy J. Vest

North America Northeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Canada TorontoBrent L. ScottWeatherford T. Clayton
Michigan LansingStephen H. HessMichael V. Jacobsen
New Jersey MorristownJon M. JeppsonPaul S. Taggart
Ohio ColumbusRobert T. NilsenNolan Daines
Pennsylvania PittsburghClinton D. TophamBradley K. Johnson
West Virginia CharlestonBruce G. PittPaul W. Salisbury

North America Northwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Alaska AnchorageJon BeesleyEldon R. Robinson
Canada VancouverKarl M. TillemanRonald P. Burt
Oregon EugeneMark A. YoungH. Jeff Russell
Oregon PortlandC. Jeffery MorbyCraig B. Ballard
Washington TacomaDouglas W. WeaverJohn D. Blatter

North America Southeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Arkansas Little RockSteven M. PetersenTaniela B. Wakolo
Florida Fort LauderdaleDonald E. AndersonDouglas M. Richardson
Georgia Atlanta NorthMark A. WolfertJohn E. Bennion
Kentucky LouisvilleW. Richards WoodburyR. Larry Brough
Louisiana Baton RougeJim M. WallReed H. Hansen
South Carolina ColumbiaMonte HolmJudd A. Turner
Tennessee KnoxvilleRichard A. IrionSteven P. Griffin

North America Southwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Arizona PhoenixR. Scott TaylorSpencer Griffin
Arizona TucsonRoger E. KillpackDavid Passey
Nevada Las VegasMichael A. NeiderD. Jack Snow
Texas DallasDevin G. DurrantBrian K. Taylor
Texas HoustonJohn C. PingreeMark A. Mortensen
Texas Houston EastThomas J. CrawfordDennis Drake
Texas LubbockArnold R. AugustinDavid Heap

North America West Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
California AnaheimBradford C BowenSteven W. Taggart
California ArcadiaJorge T. BecerraMoises Villanueva Lopez
California FresnoLarry GelwixJeffrey D. Clark
California RiversidePaul F. SmartJohn H. Mullen
California RosevilleJohn G. WestonMichael F. Marston
California SacramentoH. Benson LewisBruce D. Jardine
California San DiegoPaul N. ClaytonJohnathan S. Schmitt
California San JoseW. Lincoln WatkinsGlen D. Mella
California VenturaFernando R. CastroDell C. Felix

Pacific Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Fiji SuvaKenneth D. KlinglerLaMar L. Layton
New Zealand AucklandPaul N. LekiasFrederick K. Balli Jr.
New Zealand WellingtonMichael L. KezerianRoger C. Hudson
Samoa ApiaJohnny L. LeotaReed C. Tolman
Tahiti PapeeteBenjamin T. SinjouxPierre Bize

Philippines Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Philippines AngelesDavid C. MartinoScott B. Clark
Philippines CebuEvan A. SchmutzTerry C. McCurdy
Philippines DavaoFerdinand PanganEfren M. Lamoglia
Philippines ManilaLyle J. StuckiCreg D. Ostler
Philippines OlongapoRoberto B. QueridoDennis V. Dahle
Philippines Quezon City NorthDennis R. SperryKim C. Bertin
Philippines San PabloGeorge E. PetersonBart A. Mangum
Philippines TaclobanJose V. AndayaWayne E. Maurer

South America Northwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Bolivia CochabambaDan L. DyerMark W. Hansen
Colombia CaliJonathan M. PrinceSergio Pricoli
Ecuador Guayaquil NorthLizardo H. AmayaWilliam J. Riggins
Ecuador QuitoBruce E. GhentRoger G. Christensen
Peru ChiclayoEduardo C. RissoMark L. Williams
Peru Lima EastNelson Ardila VasquezJohn W. Boswell III
Venezuela CaracasVianey R. VillamizarFernando Vivas Calderon

South America South Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Argentina Buenos Aires WestDouglas B. CarterDavid P. Robertson
Argentina MendozaSergio E. AvilaKevin R. Goates
Argentina ResistenciaRaymond S. HeymanRodolfo C. Franco
Argentina RosarioHugo L. GiulianiFrancisco J. Zanni
Argentina SaltaJuan J. LevrinoAriel Chaparro
Chile Concepcion SouthOsvaldo Martinez CarrenoL. Lothaire Bluth
Chile OsornoJohn E. RappleyeRodrigo Obeso
Chile Santiago NorthFred D. EssigRene O. Videla Riveros

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