The First Presidency has called 105 new mission presidents and companions who will begin their service in July 2021. This includes one new mission — the Mozambique Beira Mission.
MISSION PRESIDENTS IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
During their service, each mission president of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that presides in one of the 400-plus missions around the world can be responsible for as many as 600 missionaries assigned to each specific geographic area. Most mission presidents and their wives serve for three consecutive years.
Many mission presidents serve outside the United States. Some mission presidents have little previous experience with the language or culture of their new assignment. Others may have served in the country as a
young missionary, but for most of them, assuming the role to guide a group of missionaries may seem overwhelming.
1 million missionaries have served missions since the Church was organized in 1830. The mission presidents who lead them have a heavy responsibility in directing the work of individual missionaries.
Newly called mission presidents come from all walks of life, from many geographic locations, from varied experiences in Church leadership and from diverse family compositions.
2021 MISSION LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS
( Source: The Church News)
Africa Central Area
Mission President Companion Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Patrick O. Mawongo Sampembi L. Mawongo Africa South Area
Mission President Companion Mozambique Beira Nilson J. Moraes Keila Moraes Zimbabwe Bulawayo William Coleman Philomina Coleman Zimbabwe Harare Gary T. Judd Julene Judd Africa West Area
Mission President Companion Cote d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro Steven L. Bodhaine Cheryl L. Bodhaine Ghana Kumasi Thomas L. Kunz LaDawn Kunz Nigeria Ibadan Frederick O. Akinbo Marian Akinbo Nigeria Uyo Daniel Abeo Evelyn Abeo Asia Area
Mission President Companion Cambodia Phnom Penh Veasna Neang Chanthy Thol China Hong Kong Hok On Chan Kwan Ying Chan India New Delhi Robert K. William Anne William Indonesia Jakarta Edwin Tandiman Christine D. Tandiman Taiwan Taichung Karl J. Fields Melanie A. Fields Taiwan Taipei Steve Shih Ning Yang Helene Mei Jyan Yang Thailand Bangkok Kelly T. Burgener Elizabeth W. Burgener Vietnam Hanoi Larry K. Hughes Janece Hughes Asia North Area
Mission President Companion Japan Fukuoka To be announced To be announced Japan Nagoya Richard M. Chidester Etsuko M. Chidester Japan Tokyo South Akihiro Node Yukie Node Korea Seoul Dong Chol Beh Soon Byung Park Brazil Area
Mission President Companion Brazil Belo Horizonte Eldon R. Pfile Natalee Pfile Brazil Cuiabá To be announced To be announced Brazil Porto Alegre North Mauricio A. Araújo Michele Y. Araújo Brazil Porto Alegre South Sandro Alex Silva Ana Rita Silva Brazil Rio de Janeiro South Aroldo B. Cavalcante Christiana Cavalcante Brazil São Paulo East Brad Kofford Rachelle Kofford Brazil Teresina Gregg A. Lindsey Darla M. Lindsey Caribbean Area
Mission President Companion Barbados Bridgetown Danford C. Bickmore Lisa Bickmore Dominican Republic Santiago Marcos Bretón Janet Bretón Haiti Port-au-Prince Géthro Nérosil Djénica Nérosil Jamaica Kingston Arnold O. Odonkor Sethrina Odonkor Trinidad Port of Spain Richard E. Lamprecht Barbara Lamprecht Central America Area
Mission President Companion Costa Rica San José East Andrew H. Johnson Diane Johnson Costa Rica San José West Shawn R. Cates Nadia Aguilar Cates Honduras Comayaguela Marco A. Baquedano Olga Baquedano Europe Area
Mission President Companion Belgium/Netherlands Daryl A. Watson Monic Watson Denmark Copenhagen Leif G. Mattsson Eva Ringheim Mattsson England Birmingham Kevin E. Gallacher Janine D. Gallacher England London Orville Thompson Heidi Thompson France Lyon Roland E. Léporé Amie L. Léporé Germany Berlin Christoph Menzel Mireille Menzel Norway Oslo Charles C. Clawson M’Recia Ritchie Clawson Portugal Lisbon Ronald Barcellos Karin Barcellos Scotland/Ireland James McCrudden Andrea McCrudden Spain Barcelona Juan Pablo Villar Carola Villar Spain Madrid Michael Hamilton Stephanie Hamilton Europe East Area
Mission President Companion Ukraine Dnipro Aleksandr Cheban Nadezhda Cheban México Area
Mission President Companion México Cuernavaca Mario A. Reyes Kennya Reyes México Guadalajara Gerardo Alvarez Ana Laura Álvarez México México City South Dale N. Lyman Heather Lee Lyman México Puebla North Helamán Montejo Carmen Montejo México Tampico Rene Romay Gabriela Romay North America Central Area
Mission President Companion Canada Calgary Lance R. Davis Karen J. Davis Canada Winnipeg Brent D. Carr Lorri M. Carr Idaho Pocatello Scott Herrod Deanna Herrod Montana Billings Bret J. Wall Stacey Wall Nebraska Omaha Tom F. Bailey Michelle Bailey North Dakota Bismarck W. Bradley Camp Julia Camp North America Northeast Area
Mission President Companion Canada Montréal David S. Harkness Lisa L. Harkness Massachusetts Boston Brian M. Brough Tora Brough New York New York City Patrick H. Holmes Jennifer D. Holmes New York Syracuse Evan J. Gentry Sandi R. Gentry Pennsylvania Philadelphia Justin Harding Bridget Harding Washington DC South Bruce M. Crankshaw Lisa D. Crankshaw North America Southeast Area
Mission President Companion Arkansas Bentonville Richard E. Collins Theresa A. Collins North Carolina Charlotte Thaddeus M. Brown Raylene R. Brown North America Southwest Area
Mission President Companion New Mexico Farmington William McNabb Lisa McNabb Texas Houston South Matthew K. Richards Debra Fisher Richards North America West Area
Mission President Companion California Los Angeles John J. Egbert Mary P. Egbert California Oakland/San Francisco Darrin J. Kasteler Jennie Kasteler Washington Spokane Christopher J. LeBaron Rebecca S. LeBaron Washington Yakima Jeff M. Simpson Karen Z. Simpson Pacific Area
Mission President Companion Australia Adelaide Adolf J. Johansson Martha A. Johansson Australia Perth Michael J. Stone Sharon Stone Australia Sydney Gabriel W. Reid Heather Reid Papua New Guinea Port Moresby T. Elini Kinikini Eusenia Kinikini Samoa Apia M. Fred Purcell Kylene Purcell Vanuatu Port Vila Mark J. Messick Jean W. Messick Philippines Area
Mission President Companion Philippines Bacolod Joel B. Macariola Jo-ann N. Macariola Philippines Butuan Danilo Baligod Elizabeth Baligod Philippines Cabanatuan Gregory D. Burton Caroline F. Burton Philippines Laoag Richard C. Baquiran Ma. Ionie T. Baquiran Philippines Urdaneta Ricard G. Manáhan Jesel P. Manáhan South America Northwest Area
Mission President Companion Bolivia La Paz El Alto Faustino Ziga Leticia Ziga Colombia Bogotá North Carlo M. Lezano Ketty Lezano Colombia Bogotá South Angel A. Aguiar Isabel Aguiar Colombia Medellin Jairo E. Florez Diana Flórez Perú Lima Central Robert W. Ferrell Lori Ann Ferrell Perú Lima South Ray Holt Jackie L. Holt Perú Piura Carlos Salinas Mónica M. Salinas Perú Trujillo South Theodore W. Parsons Kathryn H. Parsons Venezuela Barcelona Alexys Uriepero Dominga Uriepero South America South Area
Mission President Companion Argentina Bahia Blanca Craig Marsden S. Elaine Marsden Argentina Buenos Aires East Luis A. Ferrizo Natalia Ferrizo Argentina Neuquén Steven E. Pennington Rachel Pennington Argentina Santa Fe Terry M. Slezak Kristie L. Slezak Chile Santiago East Matthew L. Bohn Jamie L. Bohn Chile Santiago North Phil W. Simpson Trudi K. Simpson Chile Viña del Mar Juan C. Barros Maria Barros Paraguay Asunción Antonio F. Faúndez Andrea L. Faúndez Utah Area
Mission President Companion Utah Layton To be announced To be announced Utah Ogden Richard Holley Betsey Holley Utah Orem James E. Evanson Jody K. Evanson Utah Provo Todd L. Hendrickson Rebecca A. Hendrickson Utah Salt Lake City West To be announced To be announced