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First Presidency Calls 105 New Mission Leaders for 2021

Mission presidents and companions will begin serving in July

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The First Presidency has called 105 new mission presidents and companions. Their service will begin in July. Graphic courtesy of Church News.Copyright 2021 Deseret News Publishing Company
                                                      

      

2021 Mission Leadership Assignments


The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called 105 new mission presidents and companions who will begin service in July. This includes one new mission — the Mozambique Beira Mission. Click on the names of a couple to read their brief biographies.

Mission Areas

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 Kuonno 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 Shinjiro Hara Mayumi Hara
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 Gibran Zoccoli Margarete G. Zoccoli
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 Kirt W. Montague Sindy S. Montague
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 Ronald C. Nagtálon Faith R. Nagtálon
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 Rick W Johnson Angela J. Johnson
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 Justin R. Spencer Kristen V. Spencer

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