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First Presidency Calls 164 New Mission Leaders to Begin Serving in 2022

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The First Presidency has called 164 new mission presidents and companions; most will begin serving in July 2022. Graphic courtesy of Church News.Copyright 2022 Deseret News Publishing Company.

     
Updated September 9, 2022

2022 Mission Leadership Assignments


The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called 164 new mission presidents and companions; most will begin service in July. Their names and assignments are listed below. This includes the new Rwanda Kigali and Hawaii Laie missions. Links to the couples’ brief biographies will be added as they are published in the coming months.

Mission Areas

Africa Central Area

Mission President and Companion
Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Pierrot and Marie-Thérèse Bohimanga
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Aimé and Stéphanie Gamfina
Kenya Nairobi David and Stacie Sturt
Rwanda Kigali Christian and Mariam Mavinga
Uganda Kampala Philip and Barbara Mathemera

Africa South Area

Mission President and Companion
Angola Luanda Scott and Jenny Sykes
Botswana/Namibia Clint and Janette Walker
South Africa Durban Andrew and Charnell de Kock
Zambia Lusaka Ngqabutho F. and Faithful Moyo

Africa West Area

Mission President and Companion
Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan West R. Wade and London L. Litchfield
Ghana Accra West K. Erik and Renee M. Jacobsen
Ghana Cape Coast Christopher L. and Christine M. Morgan
Liberia Monrovia Jeffrey K. and Nancy Thomas
Nigeria Benin City Ignatius and Adelaide Baidoo
Nigeria Enugu Hesbon and Conslata Usi
Nigeria Lagos Mathias N. and Clemence Niambe
Nigeria Owerri Ike and Justina Ake
Sierra Leone Freetown James and Christy Jarvis

Asia Area

Mission President and Companion
India Bengaluru Peter and Kamalakshi Bushi
Singapore Taitama and Tanya Tolman

Asia North Area

Mission President and Companion
Korea Busan Seungjin and YoungOak Lim
Korea Seoul South Hashick Hong and Joonhye Park
Micronesia Guam Masaru and Megumi Okuda
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Nadmid B. and Mayumi Y. Namgur

Brazil Area

Mission President and Companion
Brazil Belém Paulo and Patricia Ribolla
Brazil Curitiba Samuel G. and Melissa K. Bikman
Brazil Curitiba South James A. and Patricia E. Snyder
Brazil Fortaleza East Nathan M. and Angela M. Tanner
Brazil Goiânia Brian D. and Kimberly R. Hancock
Brazil João Pessoa Steven D. and Brandie L. Boone
Brazil Londrina Odilon and Cristina Asevedo
Brazil Natal Allen C. and Cathy Ostergar
Brazil Piracicaba Scott P. and Natalie W. Card
Brazil Ribeirão Preto Rick and Laurie Denning
Brazil Salvador South Charles and Mila Martins
Brazil Santa Maria Kevin and Lori Whitaker
Brazil Santos To be announced
Brazil Sâo Paulo West David L. and Amy F. Hunt

Central America Area

Mission President and Companion
El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize C. Leroy and Kelly Breinholt
Guatemala Antigua Marc and Roxanne Probst
Guatemala Cobán Jorge and Araceli Alvarado
Guatemala Retalhuleu Rulon S. and Martha W. McKay
Honduras San Pedro Sula East Ronald J. and Kaye Ostler
Honduras San Pedro Sula West Mitchell C. and Mary Lou McClellan
Nicaragua Managua North Roger and Edith Perez
Panamá Panamá City Keith and Stephanie Forsberg

Europe Area

Mission President and Companion
Czech/Slovak Darrin M. and Sandi M. Skousen
England Leeds David V. and Jayne Clare
England Manchester K. Roy and Vanessa Tunnicliffe
Italy Milan Ritch N and Rebecca Wood
Italy Rome Timothy D. and Cindy S. Morris

Europe East Area

Mission President and Companion
Armenia/Georgia David and Laurea Stirling
Russia Moscow Adam and Heather West
Russia Rostov-na-Donu Aleksandr A. and Julia B. Drachyov
Russia St Petersburg Christopher L. and Trista S. Eastland
Russia Yekaterinburg Roman and Elena Nabatnikov

México Area

Mission President and Companion
México Aguascalientes Richie and Becky Webb
México Cancún Paul B. and Karen R. Anderson
México Chihuahua Rogelio and Ana Laura Osuna
México Ciudad Juárez Gaspar and Blanca E. Aguirre
México Culiacán V. Manuel and Rosa I. Alvarez
México Hermosillo Luis G. and Purisima Zapata
México Mérida Alejandro and Liliana Olguin
México México City Chalco Lenin and Cristina Cerón
México México City East Gregory L. and Shannon R. Staker
México México City North Brooks and Kimbrely Holtom
México México City Northwest Lynn W. and Jenny Robinson Burnham
México México City West Douglas E. and Mary Ann Grant
México Monterrey East J. Alberto and Silvia Estrada
México Monterrey West Jorge Ernesto and Araceli Blanco
México Pachuca Kris H. and Rochelle Wright
México Querétaro Gregory K. and Deborah E. Stapley
México Saltillo Joaquin and Elizabeth Caballero
México Villahermosa Pablo H. and Eunice Chavez

North America Central Area

Mission President and Companion
Canada Edmonton Jack and Julie Stott
Colorado Denver South Bradford C and Tandy Floyd
Colorado Fort Collins Paul R. and Heather W. Sandstrom
Idaho Boise Clark B. and Kari C. Maxwell
Idaho Idaho Falls Todd E. and Amber E. Becker
Illinois Chicago David A. and Rachelle R. Chase
Iowa Iowa City Denny and Nichole Barney
Kansas Wichita JayDee and Machelle Barr
Missouri St Louis Barrie L. and Julie J. McKay
Wisconsin Milwaukee David and Diane Hansen

North America Northeast Area

Mission President and Companion
Canada Toronto Rulon F. and Linda Stacey
Indiana Indianapolis Gary M. and Melissa W. Riding
Michigan Detroit Joseph E. and JoEllen Dalton Johnson
New Hampshire Manchester Steven T. and Anne Hayden
Virginia Richmond Mark A. and Cary Hutchison
Washington DC North Todd P. and Heather Clarke
West Virginia Charleston David G. and René M. Lindahl

North America Southeast Area

Mission President and Companion
Alabama Birmingham Joel B. and Rose K. Chibota
Florida Jacksonville Kenneth P. and Mary Elbert
Florida Orlando Ciro and Alessandra Schmeil
Florida Tampa Robert T. and Susanne B. Gardiner
Georgia Atlanta Ozani Farias and Giovanna Farias
Tennessee Nashville
York and Jennifer Galland

North America Southwest Area

Mission President and Companion
Arizona Gilbert Brian J. and Jaclyn Hansbrow
Arizona Mesa David L. and Barbara J. Stapleton
Arizona Tempe Michael R. and Amy Phelps
Nevada Las Vegas West Bruce T. and Keri P. Nielsen
New Mexico Albuquerque Jeff and Kathy Edwards
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Ross N. and Leslie Hugues
Texas Fort Worth Jarom L. and Jamie Joy John
Texas McAllen Pedro X. and Sariah Larreal
Texas San Antonio Steven H. and Jennifer C. Fitzgerald

North America West Area

Mission President and Companion
California Bakersfield Blair H. and Vicky L. Burton
California Newport Beach Mark and Shauna Carter
California San Bernardino Marcus and Jennie Pinnock
California San Diego Norman L. and Armenay Merritt
Canada Vancouver Brian D. and Dawn Anne Gill
Hawaii Honolulu Barton S. and Anne Sloat
Hawaii Laie Sidney J. and Stephanie R. Bassett*
Oregon Salem Dale M. and Jackie L. Phillips
Washington Everett Dan and Shannon Oakes
Washington Kennewick John and Corey Quereto
Washington Seattle Raymond L. and Sara Henderson
Washington Vancouver Gary L. and Penny F. Mann

*Began service in January 2022

Pacific Area

Mission President and Companion
Australia Brisbane C. Tum and Jamie L. Vongsawad
Australia Melbourne Paul J. and Nadene F. Thomas
Marshall Islands/Kiribati John A. and Megan Kendall
New Zealand Hamilton Jeffery and Fiona Nikoia
Papua New Guinea Lae Charles W. and Uinise Hosea
Tonga Nuku’alofa Richard and ‘Ofa P. Kaufusi

Philippines Area

Mission President and Companion
Philippines Antipolo James Gilwell O. and Cynthia Fantone
Philippines Baguio Gordon N. and Dixie Wilson
Philippines Cagayan de Oro Stephen F. and Catherine G. Notarte
Philippines Cauayan Ricardo D. and Manolita P. Cobing
Philippines Cavite R. Lind and Cressida Stapley
Philippines Cebu East Ermelindo and Annabelle Q. Casinillo
Philippines Legazpi William T. and Carol Ann Whitworth
Philippines Naga Paul S. and Nancy Hansen
Philippines Quezon City Bryan and Carla Willets

South America Northwest Area

Mission President and Companion
Bolivia La Paz Fabian A. and Mirna Curaba Bottari
Bolivia Santa Cruz Victor and Miriam Spitale
Bolivia Santa Cruz North Franklin and Cecibel Toral
Colombia Barranquilla Juan Carlos and Alba Medina
Ecuador Guayaquil South Ronald A. and Heidi Barker
Ecuador Guayaquil West Adan and Claudia Suárez
Ecuador Quito North Sandino and Lupita Roman
Perú Arequipa David S. and Lisa B. Chipman
Perú Cusco J. Stuart and Maren C. Bunderson
Perú Huancayo Paul E. and Lisbett Higueros
Perú Iquitos Mark E and Karen F. Hopkin
Perú Lima North Neal T. and Christina L. Manly
Perú Lima West David and Sucely Falabella
Perú Limatambo Walter and Elizabeth Plumb
Perú Trujillo North David P. and Maria B. Hiatt
Venezuela Valencia Gustavo R. and Gloridalba Leon

South America South Area

Mission President and Companion
Argentina Buenos Aires North Daniel O. and Linda Duffin
Argentina Buenos Aires South Alejandro A. and Maria Cecilia Queirolo
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Kevin G. and Stephanie R. Dickey
Argentina Córdoba Mauricio and Laura Zanni
Chile Antofagasta Wan-Liang and Marcela B. Wu
Chile Concepción Helgi and Karina Hukdhs
Chile Concepción South Jay T. and Melissa M. Jorgensen
Chile Osorno Cristian J. and Patricia Gervic
Chile Rancagua Scott Y. and Annelle Doxey
Chile Santiago South Jeff and Jodee Rosenlund
Chile Santiago West David Ernesto and Silvina E. Mouhsen
Paraguay Asunción North Wade G. and Stephanie K. Alleman
Uruguay Montevideo Stuart T. and Natalie C. Orgill
Uruguay Montevideo West Flint D and Kathryn Hollingsworth

Utah Area

Mission President and Companion
Utah Salt Lake City Christopher J. and Anne W. Condie
Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Douglas D. and Erin T. Holmes
Utah St. George Kevin D. and Sonja G. Staples

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