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New LDS Church Mission Presidents Announced for 2017

New LDS Church Mission Presidents Announced for 2017

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New mission president assignments have been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The 123 new presidents and their wives will assume their new positions in locations around the world in July 2017.

The announcements were made this week by the Church’s First Presidency. The mission presidents serve for three years. The following list has been provided by LDS.org.

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
AFRICA SOUTHEAST AREA
Republic of Congo Brazzaville Elie K. Monga To be announced
South Africa Cape Town Steven J. Merrill Thabo Lebethoa
South Africa Johannesburg Michael A. Dunn Dane O. Leavitt

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
AFRICA WEST AREA
Benin Cotonou Pierre-Paul Morin Martin Goury
Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan Marc Sahy To be announced
Ghana Accra David L. Heid Trevor T. Keyes
Ghana Cape Coast R. Scott Stevenson To be announced
Liberia Monrovia Arvid A. Carlson Doug Clark
Nigeria Port Harcourt Anthony M. Kaku Eugene N. Engmann

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
ASIA NORTH AREA
Japan Kobe Phillip K. Welch Shane D. Smoot
Japan Sapporo Hirofumi Nakatsuka Russell L. McClure
Japan Sendai Jeffrey R. Smith Osamu Sekiguchi
Korea Busan Kenneth S. Barrow Dong Hwan Jeong
Micronesia Guam John S. Zarbock To be announced

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
BRAZIL AREA
Brazil Brasilia Mark C. Lundgren Flávio A. Cooper
Brazil Florianopolis Ramilfo E. Silva Mauro Gonçalves
Brazil Fortaleza Gilberto Bonini Ribeiro Kent R. Chamberlain
Brazil Maceio Henrique Gomes Junior Mark W. Taylor
Brazil Manaus Rui B. Castro Jose Caetano de Morais
Brazil Recife Rory C. Bigelow Richard M. Houseman
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Marcos Cabral Júlio César Kern
Brazil Salvador David T. Lisonbee David W. Lazenby
Brazil São Paulo Interlagos Loren G. Dalton Kenneth D. Cordner
Brazil São Paulo North Timothy L. Farnes Edson D. G. Ribeiro
Brazil São Paulo South Phillip E. Broadbent Pedro Acosta
Brazil Vitoria David E. Young Junior Mazzagardi

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
CARIBBEAN AREA
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Ahmad S. Corbitt Bret G. Smith
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West James H. Nuckols Jose M. Santos
Puerto Rico San Juan K. Bruce Boucher To be announced

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
CENTRAL AMERICA AREA
El Salvador San Salvador East Bruno E. Vásquez Robles Favio Durán
El Salvador Santa Ana Ronald L. Spjut Clarence L. Kelley
Guatemala Guatemala City Central Melvin G. Markham Casey B. Cluff
Guatemala Guatemala City East David J. Crapo Stephen K. Christensen
Guatemala Guatemala City South E. J. Caffaro Lee M. Shumway
Guatemala Quetzaltenango Rick L. Smith Alirio Díaz
Honduras Tegucigalpa Kendle Bowler Stephen C. Chase

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
EUROPE AREA
Adriatic North David J. Grant David M. Melonakos
Adriatic South Louis Weidmann Brent D. Rawson
Alpine German-Speaking D. Brian Kohler Christopher S. Brown
Cape Verde Praia Robert P. Mathews Julio de Amo
England Manchester Mark D. Ulrich Stuart N. McReynolds
Finland Helsinki Wayne T. Watson Ilkka Aura
France Paris Frédéric J. Babin Paul J. Sorensen
Germany Frankfurt Ronald A. Stoddard Jake Boyer
România/Moldova Clark D. Ivory Kyle B. Hettinger
Sweden Stockholm James E. Beckstrand To be announced

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
EUROPE EAST AREA
Baltic David P. Harding Hal G. Anderson
Central Eurasian James A. Toronto Stephen R. Davis
Russia Novosibirsk Michael G. Williams Stephen E. Lamb
Russia St Petersburg Larry G. Childs Kirill Pokhil’ko
Ukraine Kyiv Kenneth B. Packer Edwin C. Kumferman

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
MÉXICO AREA
México México City Southeast E. Keith Stutznegger Lindsay K. Mann
México Oaxaca Lynn R. Madsen Felix Conde Beltrán
México Puebla South John M. Stellmon Jonathan Alcalá Ibañez
México Tijuana Jorge A. García Jesús Cepeda
México Torreón J. Alejandro Ramos Rivera Kent A. McBeth
México Tuxtla Gutiérrez Arley H. George Kevin V. Doman
México Veracruz Daniel Córdova Greg Palmer
México Xalapa Mathew C. Greer Mark A. Richey

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL AREA
Colorado Colorado Springs Dennis E. Rehm Daniel K. Stevenson
Colorado Denver North Brent M Mendenhall Henry Scott Savage
Minnesota Minneapolis Stephen W. Forbes Carey S. Barney
Missouri Independence Randy J. Vest Adams J. Love

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA NORTHEAST AREA
Michigan Lansing Michael V. Jacobsen Sterling A. Brennan
New Jersey Morristown Paul S. Taggart Paul W. Hess
Ohio Columbus O. Nolan Daines Val T. Stratford
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Bradley K. Johnson Steven C. Bednar
West Virginia Charleston Paul W. Salisbury Michael J. Lindhardt

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA
Alaska Anchorage Eldon R. Robinson Lance D. Toone
Canada Vancouver Ronald P. Burt Chi Hong (Sam) Wong
Oregon Eugene H. Jeff Russell Dale S. Orton
Oregon Portland Craig B. Ballard Jonathan W. Bullen
Washington Tacoma John D. Blatter L. Scott Leishman

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST AREA
Arkansas Little Rock Taniela B. Wakolo Norman E. Hansen
Florida Fort Lauderdale Douglas M. Richardson Jerryl L. Garns
Georgia Atlanta North John E. Bennion Scott C. Marsh
Kentucky Louisville R. Larry Brough Daniel R. Hughes
Louisiana Baton Rouge Reed H. Hansen Ross Varner
South Carolina Columbia Judd A. Turner Weston R. Innes
Tennessee Knoxville Steven P. Griffin David J. Pickett

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA SOUTHWEST AREA
Arizona Phoenix Spencer Griffin Sean F. D. Collins
Arizona Tucson David Passey Eric L. Browning
Nevada Las Vegas D. Jack Snow Richard G. Youngblood
Texas Dallas Brian K. Taylor John C. Dalton
Texas Houston Mark A. Mortensen Jordan P. Peterson
Texas Houston East Dennis Drake Spencer C. Hewlett
Texas Lubbock David Heap David G. Hales

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
NORTH AMERICA WEST AREA
California Anaheim Steven W. Taggart David R. Golden
California Arcadia Moisés Villanueva David S. Wells
California Fresno Jeffrey D. Clark Bart P. Mackay
California Riverside John H. Mullen Darrel L. Hammon
California Roseville Michael F. Marston Jack D. Ward
California Sacramento Bruce D. Jardine Scott L. Hymas
California San Diego Jonathan S. Schmitt Mark D. Stubbs
California San Jose Glen D. Mella M. Truman Hunt
California Ventura Dell C. Felix David H. Nakken

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
PACIFIC AREA
Australia Sydney South Darrell K. Back To be announced
Fiji Suva LaMar L. Layton John R. Higgins
New Zealand Auckland Frederick K. Balli Jr. J. Alan Walker
New Zealand Wellington Roger C. Hudson Newman N. Soloai
Tahiti Papeete Pierre Bize Steven R. Fox

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
PHILIPPINES AREA
Philippines Angeles Scott B. Clark Robert C. Johnson
Philippines Cebu Terry C. McCurdy Abenir V. Pajaro
Philippines Davao Efren M. Lamoglia Pedro U. Adduru
Philippines Manila Creg D. Ostler Michael J. Fermanis
Philippines Olongapo Dennis V. Dahle Ruel E. Lacanienta
Philippines Quezon City North Kim C. Bertin Stewart F. Hughes
Philippines San Pablo Bart A. Mangum Douglas K. Davies
Philippines Tacloban Wayne E. Maurer Eduardo M. Argana

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
SOUTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA
Bolivia Cochabamba Mark W. Hansen Enrique Montoya Quiroz
Colombia Cali Sergio Prícoli Ray P. Whitesides
Ecuador Guayaquil North William J. Riggins Ángel H. Alarcón
Ecuador Quito Roger G. Christensen Steven C. Barlow
Perú Chiclayo Mark L. Williams Winsor Balderrama Sejas
Perú Lima East John W. Boswell III Daniel Puerta Amato
Venezuela Caracas Fernando Vivas Calderón Mario G. Rengel

 

MISSION                                   CURRENT PRESIDENT     NEW PRESIDENT
SOUTH AMERICA SOUTH AREA
Argentina Buenos Aires West David P. Robertson Enrique Resek
Argentina Mendoza Kevin R. Goates Fernando E. Panzacchi
Argentina Resistencia Rodolfo C. Franco Alejandro S. Patanía
Argentina Rosario Francisco J. Zanni Steven G. Allred
Argentina Salta Ariel Chaparro Juan L. Orquera
Chile Santiago North Rene O. Videla Riveros Jeffrey D. Meservy

 

UTAH SALT LAKE CITY AREA
Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Warren G. Tate TBA

 

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