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LDS Mission Presidents Announced for 2018

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LDS Mission Presidents Announced for 2018

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The First Presidency has called 111 new mission presidents, effective July 2018. They are expected to serve in the position for three year.  The names and areas of service of the new mission presidents and their companions are listed below. 

It was also reported today that the Church will adjust the number of missions from 421 to 407 and realign boundaries for 19 other missions, as well as creating five new missions, on July 1, 2018.

AFRICA SOUTHEAST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Republic of Congo Kinshasa Francois and Mireille Mukubu

Madagascar Antananarivo Cory L. and Elva M. Duckworth

Zimbabwe Bulawayo Jimmy Carter and Lindiwe Amanda Okot

Zimbabwe Harare Tasara and Shamiso Makasi

AFRICA WEST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro Kirk D. and Jacqueline D. Sherman

Ghana Kumasi Stephen C. and W. Rosely Webster

Nigeria Calabar Emmanuel A. and Adiza Nelson

Nigeria Ibadan Patrick and Elizabeth Appianti-Sarpong

ASIA AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Cambodia Phnom Penh John W. and LaCinda Lewis

China Hong Kong Dennis L. and May Phillips

India New Delhi Bradley R. and Danna L. Hansen

Singapore Greg P. and Sheila Mackay

Taiwan Taichung Bradley W. and Cynthia J. Card

Taiwan Taipei Michael L. and Shelley P. Peterson

Thailand Bangkok Todd Melvin and Noelle Green Hammond

Vietnam Hanoi Ross A. and Carrie A. Chiles

ASIA NORTH AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Japan Fukuoka Spencer F. and Jane Neubert Mack

Japan Nagoya Ronald M. and Teresa Judd

Japan Tokyo J. Kimo and Kaye D. Esplin

Korea Seoul Bradford G. and Ann W. Taylor

BRAZIL AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION 

Brazil Belém Mauro and Rosa Almeida

Brazil Belo Horizonte To be announced

Brazil Campinas John T. and Keri J. Marsh

Brazil Cuiabá Francisco D. N. and Evelina Granja

Brazil Porto Alegre North Dee Lon and Bonnie C. Jones

Brazil Porto Alegre South Fernando and Miriam Souza

Brazil Rio de Janeiro South Heltmar M. and Mariluce G. Gunça

Brazil Salvador South Michael C. and Marla P. Biddulph

Brazil São Paulo East Stephen D. and Lynne Miller

Brazil Teresina Adonai R. and Simone Cavalcanti Lago

CARIBBEAN AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION  

Barbados Bridgetown Alan L. and Elizabeth H. Fisher

Dominican Republic Santiago Michael B. and Amelia D. Cowan

Haiti Port-au-Prince Harold and Sabine Jules

Jamaica Kingston Fred A. and Lina O. Parker

Trinidad Port of Spain Kyle K. and Melanie Baird

CENTRAL AMERICA AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION  

Costa Rica San José East Denis José and Yadira E. Aguilar

Costa Rica San José West Gerardo E. and Ada Valladares

Honduras Comayagüela Marvin E. and Diana E. Mejía

EUROPE AREA

 MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Belgium/Netherlands Jo and Linda Buysse

Denmark Copenhagen Michael and Joan Olsen

England Birmingham David J. and Lisa A. Hughes

England London David W. and Deborah L. Checketts

France Lyon Christophe G. and Isabelle S. Giraud-Carrier

Germany BerlinTo be announced

Norway Oslo Wayne and Patrice Tew

Portugal Lisbon Brent D. and Joan W. Fillmore

Scotland/Ireland Mark A. and Denise R. Macdonald

Spain Barcelona Craig D. and Laurel E. Galli

Spain Madrid Philip K. and Cathy H. Bussey

EUROPE EAST AREA 

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Richard L. and Joni Wirthlin

IDAHO AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Idaho Pocatello Stephen M. and Heather Southward

MÉXICO AREA 

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

México Cuernavaca Alejandro H. and Elisa Treviño

México Guadalajara Miguel A. and I. Patricia Reyes

México México City South Gregorio E. and Alma A. Casillas

México Puebla North Raúl and Brenda M. Barrón

México Tampico Russell A. and Kelly Robinson

NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Canada Calgary Stephen A. and Cindy Keung

Canada Winnipeg Craig K. and Merry G. Hitchcock

Illinois Nauvoo Mark J and Julianne Lusvardi*

Montana Billings Jared L. and Randa L. Larson

Nebraska Omaha James N. and Deborah Ence

North Dakota Bismarck Scott L. and Lori B. Howell

NORTH AMERICA NORTHEAST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Canada Halifax Richard A. and Gayle A. Low

Maryland Baltimore Thierry K. and Nathalie Sinda Mutombo

Massachusetts Boston Fotios and Virginia Mavromatis

New York New York City Craig and Gayle Teuscher

New York Utica Kyle A. and Kelli A. Vest

Washington DC South Steven G. and Toni B. Caplin

NORTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Washington Spokane Michael A. and Julie A. Thompson

Washington Yakima Tom K. and Margi C. Jackman

NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Georgia Atlanta Bret K. and Lisa K. Clayton

North Carolina Charlotte Detlef H. and Jutta H. V. Adler

North Carolina Raleigh Matthew S. and Paige B. Holland

NORTH AMERICA SOUTHWEST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION 

Arkansas Bentonville Jeff and Sara Strong

Nevada Reno Taylor G. and Carol Godoy

New Mexico Farmington Jeffrey J. and Jolene Ackerman

Texas Houston South Jeremy and Jenny Guthrie

NORTH AMERICA WEST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION 

California Oakland/San Francisco Paul M. and Maren J. Durham

California Santa Rosa Bradley J. and Lynne S. Bentley

PACIFIC AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Australia Adelaide Derek A. and Colleen C. Marquis

Australia Perth Paul R. and Andrea K. Bennallack

Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Finau and Lucy Hafoka

Samoa Apia Francis Arthur and Lanett Harmon Ho Ching

Vanuatu Port Vila J. Benoit and Diane Duquette

PHILIPPINES AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Philippines Bacolod Elmer and Leanell Sumagpao

Philippines Cabanatuan Ramon C. and Maria Fe Nobleza

Philippines Laoag Mark M. and Cathlene J. Peterson

Philippines Urdaneta Jose Antonio and Sariah Mia San Gabriel

SOUTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Bolivia La Paz El Alto Juan C. and Patricia Z. Borja

Colombia Bogota North Francisco and Beatriz Valim

Colombia Bogota South Rudy and Betsy Palhua

Colombia Medellin Armando and Dina Ceballos

Perú Lima Central Michael B. and Cristin C. Strong

Perú Lima South Mark A. and Kristin Richey

Perú Piura Jorge and Martha Vega

Perú Trujillo South Armando and Jessica Rebaza

Venezuela BarcelonaTo be announced

Venezuela Maracaibo Pedro E. and Magdalena I. Hernández

SOUTH AMERICA SOUTH AREA

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Argentina Bahía Blanca Robert W. and Katherine Ann Hymas

Argentina Buenos Aires East Daniel G. and Heidi N. Gifford

Argentina Neuquén Jorge R. and Iris S. Cardozo

Argentina Santa Fe Scott D. and Janice B. Hintze

Chile Santiago East W. Todd and Carrie Parrott Brotherson

Chile Viña del Mar Jorge L. and Marina E. Romeu

Paraguay Asunción Kimball R. and Christine E. Hansen

UTAH AREAS

MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT AND COMPANION

Utah Layton
(Renamed from the Utah Salt Lake City Mission)Robert M. and Heather A. Call

Utah Ogden Mark A. and Diane T. Hobbins

Utah Orem Gordon L. and Kristi Elizabeth Treadway

Utah Provo Andrew M. and Helen O’Riordan

Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Craig G. and Julia W. Fisher*

Utah Salt Lake City West Kent A. and Karen McBeth