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New mission presidents

Published: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009

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Seven mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1. Their mission assignments will be announced later.

Rashida M. and Christopher Charles

Christopher Charles, 58, and Rashida Mohammad Charles, two children, East Grinstead Ward, Crawley England Stake. Brother Charles is a counselor in the ward Young Men presidency and on the stake audit committee and is a former bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake clerk, high priest group leader, elders quorum president and stake missionary. Retired financial consultant. Born in London, England, to Haralambos and Eleni Stylianou Christodoulou. Sister Charles is a counselor in the stake Primary presidency and is a former seminary teacher, stake Young Women president, stake Primary president and stake missionary. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Jan and Davida Smith Ross Mohammad.

Claude R. and Delphine C. Gamiette

Claude Remy Gamiette, 40, and Delphine Claudine Ginette Chamoulaud Gamiette, five children, Lamentin Ward, Basse-Terre Guadeloupe Stake. Brother Gamiette is a counselor in the West Indies Mission presidency and is a former district president, branch president and counselor, branch mission leader and missionary in the Florida Jacksonville Mission. Coordinator, Church Educational System. Born in Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, to Sebastien Agnes Michel and Georges Arlette Nichse Montierre Gamiette. Sister Gamiette is a branch Young Women president and institute instructor and is a former branch Relief Society and Primary president, counselor in a branch Young Women presidency, ward Sunday School teacher and missionary in the Washington Seattle Mission. Born in Angouleme, France, to Patrice Raymond and Claudine Patricia Ginette Cheminade Chamoulaud.

Clark B. and Kathleen H. Hinckley

Clark Bryant Hinckley, 61, and Kathleen Hansen Hinckley, six children, Yale Ward, Salt Lake Bonne-ville Stake. Brother Hinckley is a stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and counselor and missionary in the North Argentine and France Paris Missions. Senior vice president, Zions Bancorporation. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gordon Bitner and Marjorie Pay Hinckley. Sister Hinckley is a volunteer in the temple and is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women president, counselor and adviser and ward Relief Society teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Evan Owen and Darlene Maye Housley Hansen.

Miguel Alfredo and Angelica R. Lee

Miguel Alfredo Lee, 53, and Angelica Enedina Rufino Gomez Lee, three children, Piantini Ward, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Independencia Stake. Brother Lee is an Area Seventy and is a former stake president and counselor, bishop, counselor in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mission presidency, stake mission president and elders quorum president. Temple engineer for the Church. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to Alfredo Antonio Lee and Luz Maria Bruno de Lee. Sister Lee is a temple ordinance worker and is a former visiting teaching supervisor, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, gospel essentials teacher and ward Relief Society teacher. Born in Moca, Dominican Republic, to Angel Generoso Rufino Collado and Ana Dolores Gomez Nu?z Rufino.

Ana Marcia and Cleto P. Oliveira

Cleto Pinheiro De Oliveira, 54, and Ana M?cia Peixoto Agra de Melo De Oliveira, three children, Torre? Ward, Recife Brazil Stake. Brother Oliveira is a bishop and is a former Area Seventy, stake president and counselor, bishop, and branch president. Temple recorder for the Church. Born in Caruaru, Brazil, to Celso Lins de Oliveira and Olindina Pinheiro Costa De Oliveira. Sister Oliveira is a ward Sunday School teacher and is a former counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, area public affairs director and marriage and family class instructor. Born in Recife, Brazil, to Jose Agra de Melo and Maria Josa Alves Peixoto de Melo.

Neil E. and Beverly A. Pitts

Neil Edward Pitts, 57, and Beverly Ann Warrick Pitts, four children, Canandaigua Ward, Palmyra New York Stake. Brother Pitts is an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, regional public affairs director and ward Young Men president. Retired as worldwide IT manager, Digital Division, Eastman Kodak Company. Born in Seneca Falls, New York, to Allen Burl and Lillian Wright Pitts. Sister Pitts is a ward Primary achievement day leader and medical facilities director for the Hill Cumorah Pageant and is a former ward Primary president, counselor in ward Relief Society, Primary and Young Women presidencies and Primary nursery leader. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Duane and Harriet Kemp Warrick.

Anita H. and Steven H. Satterfield

Steven Homer Satterfield, 60, and Anita Herd Satterfield, five children, Highland 9th Ward, Pocatello Idaho Highland Stake. Brother Satterfield is a high priest group leader and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the California South Mission. Broker/president, Satterfield Realty & Development. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Homer Stuart and Marguerite Jones Satterfield. Sister Satterfield is a former presenter at Education Week at Brigham Young University-Idaho, ward Young Women president, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward Young Women adviser, gospel doctrine teacher and institute instructor. Born in Logan, Utah, to William Knowles and Iva Lou Smith Herd.