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2024 Mission Leadership Assignments Announced

New mission presidents and companions for 144 missions worldwide will begin serving in July

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New mission presidents and companions for 144 missions, including 36 new missions announced in November 2023, will begin their three-year service in July. Graphic courtesy of Church News.Copyright 2024 Deseret News Publishing Company.
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Updated February 23, 2024

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called new mission presidents and companions for 144 missions worldwide.

With the summer opening of 36 new missions announced in November 2023, the Church will have the most missions in its history — 450 missions worldwide.

The new leadership couples will begin their three-year service in July. Their names and assignments are listed below. Four couples will be announced later. Some missions are being renamed, which are also effective July 1.

President Carl D. Vance and Sister Emily Vance, who have been presiding over the Nevada Las Vegas Mission since July 2023, are being reassigned to the new Nevada Henderson Mission, where they will serve until July 2026. Leaders of the other 35 new missions are included below (noted with an asterisk).



Links to the couples’ brief biographies and photos will be added as they are published in the Church News in the coming months. This list can be found anytime at the bottom right of the Newsroom home page under Popular Topics.

Mission Areas

To jump directly to a specific area, click on the area’s name in the following bulleted list. You can also scroll through the areas listed at the end of this article.

Africa Central Area

Mission President and Companion
*Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa South Ephraim and Yolande Zola
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa West Justin K. and Christine Mukuna
*Democratic Republic of the Congo Kolwezi Sylvain and Séraphine Kongolo
*Kenya Nairobi East David T. and Lenise W. Onekawa

Africa South Area

Mission President and Companion
*Madagascar Antananarivo North Jason and Denna Kaopua
Mozambique Beira To be announced
Zimbabwe Bulawayo Vusimuzi N. and Keagile L. Msiza
Zimbabwe Harare Marc and Karen Davis

Africa West Area

Mission President and Companion
Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro Serge A. and Rosalyn A. Zadi
*Ghana Accra North Daren A. and Cami Lovell
Ghana Kumasi Alexander and Anita Boateng
*Ghana Takoradi Jacob and Janet Helland
*Nigeria Calabar David and Christine Oryang
Nigeria Ibadan Anthony and Emily Quaisie
*Nigeria Port Harcourt North Prince and Happiness Ebere
Nigeria Uyo Richard Paapa and Ida Dadzie
*Sierra Leone Bo Scott L and Kathy Wyatt

Asia Area

Mission President and Companion
*Cambodia Phnom Penh East Allen and Alisa Hicken
Cambodia Phnom Penh West David B. J. and Marsha Hoare
China Hong Kong David W. and Leslie J. Hill
India New Delhi Suresh and Pavani Ramakrishna
Indonesia Jakarta Ricky P. and Mery Mak
Taiwan Kaohsuing Bruce E. and Michelle Cummings
Taiwan Taipei Sean P. and Laura C. Whiteley
*Thailand Bangkok East Sarawut and Sasithorn Kanyaphan
Thailand Bangkok West Jeffrey G. and Christine Rich
Vietnam Hanoi Rob and Jami Howell

Asia North Area

Mission President and Companion
Japan Fukuoka Roderick and Lori Boss
Japan Nagoya Roger and Sara McConkie
*Japan Sendai Bryan L. and Kathy M. Ward
Japan Tokyo South Steven and Laurie Tueller
Korea Seoul Alma S. and Jeonghyee Kim


Brazil Area

Mission President and Companion
Brazil Belo Horizonte Adriano V. and Luciane Bonace Lopes Fernandes
Brazil Cuiabá Maicon Rodrigues de and Keila de Oliveira Pereira Freitas
Brazil Juiz de Fora Rob and SueLee Clarke
*Brazil Manaus South James E. and Wendy L. Taylor
Brazil Porto Alegre North Fabio Falcão and Adriana Lucas
Brazil Porto Alegre South Brandon S. and Wendy Jones
Brazil Rio de Janeiro South Curtis and Mary Oscarson
Brazil São Paulo East Helder F. and Silvemi Andrade
Brazil Teresina Greg and Raena Tonini

Caribbean Area

Mission President and Companion
Barbados Bridgetown Kent G. and Gabriella M. Burnham
Dominican Republic Santiago Dave and Jennie Brueck
*Dominican Republic Santo Domingo North Darold R. and Mayte Stroud
Guyana Georgetown Carl and Kimberly Van Gils
Haiti Port-au-Prince Fresnel and Nerlande Charles
Jamaica Kingston Royce and Trudy-Ann Britton

Central America Area

Mission President and Companion
Honduras Comayagüela Kyle J. and SueAnn Donaldson
Costa Rica San José East Scott and Elizabeth Kelley
Costa Rica San José West John Charles and Laurie Holley Maddux

Europe Central Area

Mission President and Companion
Belgium/Netherlands Marius H. and Natanya R. von Mollendorff
France Lyon Jason M. and Jennifer H. Soulier
Germany Berlin Ace and Angela Moyer
*Germany Hamburg Dirk and Anja Franz
Spain Madrid South Adonay S. and Maria Obando

Europe North Area

Mission President and Companion
Denmark Copenhagen Jamie and Judy Davidson
England Bristol Leland E. and Berny Mayall
England London Paul H. and Mona M. Sinclair
Norway Oslo Lisle C. and MaryAnn Updike
Portugal Lisbon Aaron and Genevieve Blackwelder
*Portugal Porto Estevan P. and Danielle A. Leal
Scotland/Ireland Gregory and Emily Randall

México Area

Mission President and Companion
México Cuernavaca Javier and Vicky Figueroa
México Guadalajara Fernando and Aurora Luna
*México Mexicali Ryan D. and Elena M. Robinson
México México City South David and JoLyn Day
*México Puebla East Itzcoatl and Clara Lozano
México Puebla North R. Clark and Shannon B. Tilley
México Tampico Elder E. and Marlene de Vásquez

North America Central Area

Mission President and Companion
Canada Calgary Peter H. and Heather H. Barth
Canada Winnipeg Warren and Kathy Barnes
Idaho Pocatello J.R. and Michelle H. Russell
Montana Billings Steve H. and Kathleen J. Pearson
*Montana Missoula Curtis and Tammy Johnson
Nebraska Omaha Kerry D. and Bonnie H. Calaway
North Dakota Bismarck Todd and Bronwyn Beckstead

North America Northeast Area

Mission President and Companion
Canada Montréal A. Craig and Melanie Sorensen
Massachusetts Boston Christian B. and Roxanne Risenmay
New York New York City Lance and Robyn Taylor
New York Syracuse Kory E. and Carolie Coleman
Ohio Cincinnati John W. and Ann Rasmussen
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Tanner and Erin Corbridge
Washington DC South James E and Jenessa Mac Pherson

North America Southeast Area

Mission President and Companion
Arkansas Bentonville Kevin J. and Kali Hathaway
Florida Orlando Frantz and Brandi Belot
*Florida Tallahassee Terry L. and Ellen D. Trusty
North Carolina Charlotte Craig J. and Tana C. Davis
*South Carolina Charleston Steven R. and Sabrina S. Lindsley

North America Southwest Area

Mission President and Companion
Nevada Las Vegas East Krist and Sheryl McFarland
Texas Houston South Randy and Char Garn
*Texas Dallas South Scott and Julie Tanner
New Mexico Farmington Aiveni and Sulieti Taufa
*Texas El Paso Steve and Margaret Willis

North America West Area

Mission President and Companion
California Los Angeles Lloyd D. and Karmel Newell
*California Modesto Ray and Cathy Carter
Washington Spokane Todd R. and Amy Kerr
Washington Yakima Mark and Heather Sheffield

Pacific Area

Mission President and Companion
Australia Adelaide To be announced
Australia Perth Aaron and Adele Wi Repa
Australia Sydney Carl and Rachelle Doane
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Glenn and Tracey Burgess
Samoa Apia Adney and Tina Reid
Vanuatu Port Vila Ben and Angie Ball

Philippines Area

Mission President and Companion
Philippines Bacolod Federico and Joy Mirasol de Dios
Philippines Butuan Ferdinand and Miriam Aileen Lantaca
Philippines Cabanatuan Cory and Karen Eckel
*Philippines Dumaguete Emmanuel G. and Gloria J. Reyes
*Philippines General Santos Raymond and Marylene Vicente
Philippines Iloilo Michael L. and Wendy Lyn Bressler
Philippines Laoag Brett and Lisa Palmer
*Philippines Tuguegarao Steven and Elizabeth Packer
Philippines Urdaneta Grant and Si Foster

South America Northwest Area

Mission President and Companion
Bolivia Cochabamba North Rafael Antonio and Fanny Jasmin Lopera
*Bolivia Cochabamba South Guillermo A. and Pati Alvarez
Bolivia La Paz El Alto Tito and Elsa Ibañez
Colombia Bogotá North Kimball A. and Brenda L. Palmer
Colombia Bogotá South Thomas C. and Rebecca Edwards Fredrick
Colombia Medellin Kevin and Stacie Lythgoe
*Ecuador Quito West Fernando P. and Janett Del Carpio
Perú Lima Central S. Ray and Sarah G. Peterson
*Perú Lima Northeast Gary A. and Carol L. Porter
Perú Lima South Bryce and Danielle Byers
Perú Piura Ryan and Lori Van Alfen
Perú Trujillo South Brice and Emily Chandler
Venezuela Barcelona Frank and Nohemi Reyes

South America South Area

Mission President and Companion
Argentina Bahía Blanca Ismael P. and Luciana M. Antuña
Argentina Buenos Aires East Chris and Leslie Doughty
Argentina Neuquén Arnaldo D. and Silvana Ullua
Argentina Santa Fe V. Daniel and Ana Lattaro
*Argentina Tucumán Cesar and Chira Hermosilla
*Chile La Serena Pace J. and Marilyn McConkie
Chile Santiago East Jason and Kelli Ellsworth
Chile Viña del Mar Bill and Kelly Trythall
Paraguay Asunción David A. and Inés Calderwood

Utah Area

Mission President and Companion
Utah Layton David and Marcie Lake
Utah Ogden Eelco and Jo-Ann Scheltinga
Utah Orem Frank and Nannette Shayne Nolden
Utah Provo Jason and Naomi Ellis
*Utah Salt Lake City East Steven G. and Tammy A. Potter
Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Ronald L. and Rebecca L. Craven
Utah Salt Lake City South Norm and J’Nette Mitchell
Utah Salt Lake City West David and Annita Watson
*Utah Saratoga Springs Edwin and Amy Cisneros
*Utah Spanish Fork Kerry B. and Alison C. Dickerson

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