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New Mission Presidents Called for 58 New Missions (plus many current ones)

With the creation of 58 new LDS missions worldworldwide,the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has called new mission presidents to head up those missions.  At the same time, many other mission presidents will be finishing up their terms this July.  This has necessitated the callings of 110 new mission presidents, who will all begin serving in July, 2013.  This is when the new LDS mission boundaries will also be in effect.

In general, most mission presidents are called for a term of three years.  This allows the Church to rotate through one third of their missions each year.  Many missionaries enjoy the blessing of serving under two different mission presidents, while others serve under the same president for their full mission.  It all depends on when the missionary enters the field.  Mission presidents nearly always start their service in July.

A mission president can greatly impact a missionary’s life and he and his wife work together to help the missionaries in their area succeed.  Included is the list from the church website that includes the name of the mission, the name current mission president, and the name of the newly called mission president for that particular mission.

 

AFRICA SOUTHEAST
Angola Luanda New Mission Merrill, Danny L.
Botswana Gaborone New Mission To Be Announced
DR Congo Kinshasa Jameson, Brent L. Cook, W. Bryce
Kenya Nairobi Broadbent, Steven H. To Be Announced
South Africa Durban Von Stetten, James C. Zackrison, John A.
Uganda Kampala Jackson, Eric C. Chatfield, Robert F.
Zambia Lusaka Padovich, Mikele R. Erickson, Leif J.

 

AFRICA WEST
Ghana Accra West New Mission Hill, Norman C.
Liberia Monrovia New Mission Kirkham, Roger L.
Nigeria Benin City New Mission Ojo, Akingbade A.
Nigeria Enugu Buah, John K. Mensah, Freebody A.
Nigeria Lagos Karkari, Edward K.B. Ahadjie, Richard K.
Sierra Leone Freetown Roggia, Richard P. To Be Announced

 

ASIA
India Bangalore Funk, Randy D. Berrett, David M.
Indonesia Jakarta Groberg, George H. Donald, Christopher L.
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Clark, Jay T. Benson, Jsopeh P.
Taiwan Taichung Bishop, Clark T. Blickenstaff, Kurt L.

 

ASIA NORTH
Japan Nagoya Baird, Scott O. Yamashita, Kazuhiko
Japan Tokyo South New Mission Wada, Takashi
Korea Daejeon Furniss, Mark C. Shin, Yong-In S.
Korea Seoul South New Mission Morrise, Marshall R.

 

BRAZIL
Brazil Curitiba Cordon, Derek L. To Be Announced
Brazil Curitiba South New Mission Fernandes, Leonel R.
Brazil Fortaleza East New Mission Fusco, Carlos
Brazil Goiânia Prieto, Ramon C. Kuceki, David
Brazil João Pessoa Hall, Gordon J. Nogueira, Izaias P.
Brazil Juiz de Fora New Mission Cascardi, Luciano
Brazil Londrina Tavares, Eduardo L. M. Genaro, C. Alberto de
Brazil Natal New Mission Soares, Saulo
Brazil Piracicaba New Mission Canuto, Kennedy F.
Brazil Ribeirão Preto Prieto, Gilson R. Brum, Mauro T.
Brazil Santa Maria Ribeiro, Isaias D. Parrela, Adalton P.
Brazil Santos New Mission Cabral, Celso B.
Brazil São Paulo West New Mission Del Guerso, José Luiz

 

CARIBBEAN
Jamaica Kingston Hendricks, T. Scott Brown, Kevin G.
Puerto Rico San Juan Alvarado, Jorge M. Smartt III, P. Knox

 

CENTRAL AMERICA
El Salvador San Salvador East New Mission Glazier, David L.
El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Realigned Mission Hintze, Kai D.
Guatemala Cobán New Mission Curtiss, John F.
Guatemala Retalhuleu Maravilla, José E. Ruiz, Johnny F.
Honduras San Pedro Sula East Veirs, Ronald L. Klein, Norman S.
Honduras San Pedro Sula West New Mission To Be Announced
Nicaragua Managua North Arredondo, Carlos F. Collado, Monsop
Panamá Panamá City Ward, Craig L. Carmack, Curtis

 

EUROPE
Czech/Slovak Irwin, David R. McConkie III, James W.
England Leeds Lindley, Jerel D. Pilkington, Graham
Italy Milan Wolfgramm, David R. Dibb, Bruce L.
Italy Rome Kelly, Thomas E. Waddoups, Michael
Poland Warsaw Nielson, Stanford W. Edgren, Steven C

 

EUROPE EAST
Armenia Yerevan Carter, Reese A. Carlson, J. Steven
Russia Moscow Sorenson, Stephen J. Borders, Garry E.
Russia Samara Sartori, Ralph J. Schwab, Michael L.
Russia Yekaterinburg Rust, E. Kent Christensen, Val J.
Ukraine L’viv New Mission Lattin, Daniel E.

 

IDAHO
Idaho Boise Cannon, Kent H. Winder, John
Idaho Nampa New Mission Cannon, Stuart B.
Idaho Twin Falls New Mission Curtis, Glen R.
MEXICO
México Aguascalientes Del Valle, Karim Villarreal, Juan
México Cancún New Mission Kirkham Jr., Dale B.
México Chihuahua Angulo, Gerardo Chávez, Ulises
México Ciudad Juarez New Mission Derbez, Rodolfo
México Ciudad Obregón New Mission To Be Announced
México Culiacán Cantu, Rolando Velez, Jesús
México Mérida Salinas, Netzahualcoyotl Garcia, Sergio A.
México México City Chalco New Mission Crickmore, Jerald D.
México México City East Hicken, Robert H. Anaya, Sergio M.
México México City Northwest Tervort, Tom R. Hall, Brad H
México México City West Villarreal, Carlos Whitehead, George F.
México Monterrey East Walker, Alan R. Bird, Larry C.
México Pachuca New Mission Egbert, Andrew E.
México Querétaro New Mission Mejorada, Javier L.
México Reynosa New Mission Morales, Abelardo
México Saltillo New Mission To Be Announced
México Villahermosa Castañeda, Nicolas Morales, Israel G.

 

NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL
Canada Edmonton Campbell, Chris W. Manion, Larry G.
Colorado Denver South Maynes, Alan R. Murdock, J Blake
Colorado Fort Collins New Mission Brown, Kelly W.
Illinois Chicago Realigned Mission Woodbury, Paul S.
Illinois Chicago West New Mission Fenn, Jerry D.
Iowa Des Moines Jergensen, Dirk O. Jensen, John R.
Kansas Wichita New Mission Bell, Michael L.
Missouri St. Louis Clark, Stephen D. Morgan, Thomas W.
Wisconsin Milwaukee Jones, Timothy M. Cutler, Raymond A.

 

NORTH AMERICA NORTHEAST
Canada Montreal Cannon, Nelson C. Patrick, Victor P.
Indiana Indianapolis Collins, Kent H. Cleveland, Steven C.
Michigan Detroit Holmes, Douglas D. Gerber, Nolan D.
New Hampshire Manchester Wilkey, David L. Stoker, Philip M.
New York Rochester Christianson, Jack R. Francis, Arthur R.
Ohio Cincinnati New Mission Porter, John P.
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Schaefermeyer, William A. To Be Announced
Virginia Chesapeake New Mission Baker, Alan J.
Virginia Richmond Perry, James C. Wilson, E. Bradley
Washington DC North Matsumori, James R. Cooke, Peter S.

 

NORTH AMERICA NORTHWEST
Oregon Salem New Mission Samuelian, Michael R.
Washington Everett Wilson, D. Keith Bonham, Mark
Washington Federal Way New Mission Eaton, Robert I.
Washington Kennewick Greer, Leonard D. Ware, Boyd S.
Washington Seattle Larkin, Todd S Choi, Yoon Hwan
Washington Vancouver New Mission Taylor, Derlin C

 

NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST
Alabama Birmingham Holzapfel, Richard N. Hanks, Richard D.
Florida Jacksonville Barry, James W. Craig, Paul W.
Florida Orlando Hall, Garth V. Berry, Michael J.
Florida Tallahassee Jensen, Dale H. Smith, Bradley J.
Florida Tampa Summerhays, Bruce P. Cusick, Mark D.
Georgia Macon New Mission To Be Announced

 

NORTH AMERICA SOUTHWEST
Arizona Gilbert Nattress, K. Brett Merrill, Danny L.
Arizona Mesa Ellsworth, R. Spence Jenkins, Kirk L.
Arizona Scottsdale New Mission Sweeney, Karl R..
Arizona Tempe Howes, Dean L. Toone, James L.
Nevada Las Vegas West Black, Jerry B. Ahlander, Michael B.
New Mexico Albuquerque Miller, Wayne K. Miller, Steven J.
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Taylor, Nolan S. Walkenhorst, Stewart R.
Texas Fort Worth Sagers, Joseph M. Ames, Rodney A.
Texas McAllen Trayner, Stephen J. Maluenda, Fernando
Texas San Antonio Jones, Stephen E. Slaughter, James E.

 

NORTH AMERICA WEST
California Bakersfield New Mission To Be Announced
California Carlsbad Cook, Bruce M. Kendrick, Hal C.
California Irvine New Mission Orgill, Von D.
California Long Beach Bubert, Ted F. Tew, Ryan M.
California Los Angeles Baker, Stephen R. Weidman, David N
California Rancho Cucamonga New Mission Hobbs, Bruce E.
California Redlands Godwin, Craig E. Van Cott, Daniel J.
Hawaii Honolulu Dalton, John C. Warner, Stephen R.

 

PACIFIC
Australia Brisbane Langeland, Fritjof F. Henderson, Lon E.
Australia Melbourne Lifferth, Dennis R. To Be Announced
Australia Sydney North New Mission Howes, Philip F.
Australia Sydney South Realigned Mission Lew, Larry J.
Marshall Islands Majuroa Shaw, Thomas H. Weir, Thomas L.
Angola Luanda New Mission Merrill, Danny L.
New Zealand Hamilton New Mission Rudd, Charles A.
Papua New Guinea Lae New Mission To Be Announced
Tonga Nuku’alofa Tukuafu, ‘Aisake K. Tupou, Leitoni M.

 

PHILIPPINES
Philippines Baguio Realigned Mission Balledos, Anthony John
Philippines Butuan Donato, Mernard P. Torres, Pastor B.
Philippines Cagayan de Oro Hernaez, William A. Bulseco, Alberto C.
Philippines Cauayan Carlos, Rodolfo A. Rahlf, George R.
Philippines Cavite New Mission Tye, Douglas C.
Philippines Cebu East New Mission Tanner, Richard L.
Philippines Iloilo Pagaduan, Ryan V. Aquino, Jaime R.
Philippines Legaspi New Mission Guanzon, Jovencio A.
Philippines Naga Bliesner, Ronald D. Reeder, L. Barry
Philippines Quezon City DeLaMare, David W. Revillo, Carlos
Philippines Urdaneta New Mission Monahan, William J.

 

SOUTH  AMERICA NORTHWEST
Bolivia La Paz Quintanilla, Hector K. Palacio, Julián A.
Bolivia Santa Cruz Calderon, Fernando E. Willard, Jason A.
Bolivia Santa Cruz North New Mission To Be Announced
Colombia Barranquilla Gaviria, Carlos A. Searle, Kent R.
Ecuador Guayaquil South Montalti, Javier R. Torres, Maxsimo C.
Ecuador Guayaquil West New Mission Dennis, Jorge
Ecuador Quito North New Mission Richardson, Brian A.
Perú Arequipa Fernández, Arturo Zobrist, Richard
Perú Cusco Calderon, Wilson B. Harbertson, Robert C.
Perú Huancayo New Mission Henderson, David Y.
Perú Iquitos New Mission Gómez, Alejandro
Perú Lima North Blunck, Lawrence P. Erickson, John R.
Perú Lima West Dorius, J. Scott Archibald, Blake D.
Perú Trujillo Turk, Terry D. Marler, D. Kurt
Venezuela Valencia Montoya, Jorge G. Guardia, Guillermo I.

 

SOUTH AMERICA SOUTH
Argentina Buenos Aires North Gulbrandsen, Richard M. Ayre, David S.
Argentina Buenos Aires South Stapley, Michael J Thurgood, Larry L
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia New Mission Rogers, Mark F.
Argentina Córdoba Salas, Alfredo L. Alliaud, Rubén V.
Argentina Posadas New Mission LaPierre, Lee R.
Chile Antofagasta Bruce, Leland E. Dalton, Craig L.
Chile Concepción Humphrey, Neall W. Arrington, Kent J.
Chile Rancagua MacArthur, James D. Warne, Thomas R..
Chile Santiago South New Mission Cook, David L.
Chile Santiago West King, Richard W. Barreiros, José A.
Paraguay Asunción North Madariaga, Horacio D. McMullin, Garn H.
Uruguay Montevideo West Heaton, Ronald W. Smith, Thomas A.

 

UTAH
Utah Salt Lake City East New Mission Eberhardt, John C.

 

UTAH SLC
Utah Salt Lake City Winn, Bruce R Hansen, Stephen W.
Utah Salt Lake City South Miller, Bruce E. Chambers, Robert E.

 

UTAH SOUTH
Utah St. George Leonard, Keith G. Center, John R.