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New mission presidents by area for 2013

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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The calling of new mission presidents in the Church for 2013 has been announced by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. The new presidents and their predecessors are listed below.

Africa Southeast Area

Mission Current President New President
Angola Luanda New Mission Danny L. Merrill
Botswana Gaborone New Mission Merrill A. Wilson
DR Congo Kinshasa Brent L Jameson W. Bryce Cook
Kenya Nairobi Steven H. Broadbent Gary C. Hicken
South Africa Durban James C. Von Stetten John A. Zackrison
Uganda Kampala Eric C. Jackson Robert F. Chatfield
Zambia Lusaka Mikele R. Padovich Leif J. Erickson

Africa West Area

Mission Current President New President
Ghana Accra West New Mission Norman C. Hill
Liberia Monrovia New Mission Roger L. Kirkham
Nigeria Benin City New Mission Akingbade A. Ojo
Nigeria Enugu John K. Buah Freebody A. Mensah
Nigeria Lagos Edward K. B. Karkari Richard K. Ahadjie
Sierra Leone Freetown Richard P. Roggia David B. Ostlertd>

Asia Area

Mission Current President New President
India Bangalore Randy D. Funk David M. Berrett
Indonesia Jakarta George H. Groberg Christopher L. Donald
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Jay D. Clark Joseph P. Benson
Taiwan Taichung Clark T. Bishop Kurt L. Blickenstaff

Asia North Area

Mission Current President New President
Japan Nagoya Scott O. Baird Kazuhiko Yamashita
Japan Tokyo South New Mission Takashi Wada
Korea Daejeon Mark C. Furniss Yong-In S. Shin
Korea Seoul South New Mission Marshall R. Morrise

Brazil

Mission Current President New President
Brazil Curitiba Derek L. Cordon Anderson M. Monteiro
Brazil Curitiba South New Mission Leonel R. Fernandes
Brazil Fortaleza East New Mission Carlos Fusco
Brazil Goiania Ramon C. Prieto David Kuceki
Brazil Joao Pessoa Gordon J. Hall Izaias P. Nogueira
Brazil Juiz de Fora New Mission Luciano Cascardi
Brazil Londrina Eduardo L. M. Tavares C. Alberto de Genaro
Brazil Natal New Mission Saulo Soares
Brazil Piracicaba New Mission Kennedy F. Canuto
Brazil Ribeirao Preto Gilson R. Prieto Mauro T. Brum
Brazil Santa Maria Isaias D. Ribeiro Adalton P. Parrela
Brazil Santos New Mission Celso B. Cabral
Brazil Sao Paulo West New Mission Jose Luiz Del Guerso

Caribbean

Mission Current President New President
Jamaica Kingston T. Scott Hendricks Kevin G. Brown
Puerto Rico San Juan Jorge M. Alvarado P. Knox Smartt III

Central America Area

Mission Current President New President
El Salvador San Salvador East New Mission David L. Glazier
El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Realigned Mission Kai D. Hintze
Guatemala Coban New Mission John F. Curtiss
Guatemala Retalhuleu Jose E. Maravilla Johnny F. Ruiz
Honduras San Pedro Sula East Ronald L. Veirs Norman S. Klein
Honduras San Pedro Sula West New Mission James M. Dester
Nicaragua Managua North Carlos F. Arredondo Monsop Collado
Nicaragua Managua South Javier F. Monestel Bryan G. Russell
Panama Panama City Craig L. Ward Curtis Carmack

Europe Area

Mission Current President New President
Czech/Slovak David R. Irwin James W. McConkie III
England Leeds Jerel D. Lindley Graham Pilkington
Italy Milan David R. Wolfgramm Bruce L. Dibb
Italy Rome Thomas E. Kelly Michael Waddoups
Poland Warsaw Stanford W. Nielson Steven C Edgren

Europe East Area

Mission Current President New President
Armenia Yerevan Reese A. Carter J. Steven Carlson
Russia Moscow Stephen J. Sorenson Garry E. Borders
Russia Samara Ralph J. Sartori Michael L. Schwab
Russia Yekaterinburg E. Kent Rust Val J. Christensen
Ukraine L'viv New Mission Daniel E. Lattin

Idaho

Mission Current President New President
Idaho Boise Kent H. Cannon John Winder
Idaho Nampa New Mission Stuart B. Cannon
Idaho Twin Falls New Mission Glen R. Curtis

Mexico Area

Mission Current President New President
Mexico Aguascalientes Karim Del Valle Juan Villarreal
Mexico Cancun New Mission Dale B. Kirkham Jr.
Mexico Chihuahua Gerardo Angulo Ulises Chavez
Mexico Ciudad Juarez New Mission Rodolfo Derbez
Mexico Ciudad Obregon New Mission Mauricio Munive
Mexico Culiacan Rolando Cantu Jesus Velez
Mexico Merida Netzahualcoyotl Salinas Sergio A. Garcia
Mexico Mexico City Chalco New Mission Jerald D. Crickmore
Mexico Mexico City East Robert H Hicken Sergio M. Anaya
Mexico Mexico City Northwest Tom R. Tervort Brad H Hall
Mexico Mexico City West Carlos Villarreal George F. Whitehead
Mexico Monterrey East Alan R. Walker Larry C. Bird
Mexico Pachuca New Mission Andrew E. Egbert
Mexico Queretaro New Mission Javier L. Mejorada
Mexico Reynosa New Mission Abelardo Morales
Mexico Saltillo New Mission To Be Announced
Mexico Villahermosa Nicolas Castaneda Israel G. Morales

North America Central Area

Mission Current President New President
Canada Edmonton Chris W. Campbell Larry G. Manion
Colorado Denver South Alan R. Maynes J Blake Murdock
Colorado Fort Collins New Mission Kelly W. Brown
Illinois Chicago Realigned Mission Paul S. Woodbury
Illinois Chicago West New Mission Jerry D. Fenn
Iowa Des Moines Dirk O. Jergensen John R. Jensen
Kansas Wichita New Mission Michael L. Bell
Missouri St. Louis Stephen D. Clark Thomas W. Morgan
Wisconsin Milwaukee Timothy M. Jones Raymond A. Cutler

North America Northeast Area

Mission Current President New President
Canada Montreal Nelson C. Cannon Victor P. Patrick
Indiana Indianapolis Kent H. Collins Steven C. Cleveland
Michigan Detroit Douglas D. Holmes Nolan D. Gerber
New Hampshire Manchester David L. Wilkey Philip M. Stoker
New York Rochester Jack R. Christianson Arthur R. Francis
Ohio Cincinnati New Mission John P. Porter
Pennsylvania Philadelphia William A. Schaefermeyer T. Gary Anderson
Virginia Chesapeake New Mission Alan J. Baker
Virginia Richmond James C. Perry E. Bradley Wilson
Washington DC North James R. Matsumori Peter S. Cooke

North America Northwest Area

Mission Current President New President
Oregon Salem New Mission Michael R. Samuelian
Washington Everett D. Keith Wilson Mark Bonham
Washington Federal Way New Mission Robert I. Eaton
Washington Kennewick Leonard D. Greer Boyd S. Ware
Washington Seattle Todd S Larkin Yoon Hwan Choi
Washington Vancouver New Mission Derlin C Taylor

North America Southeast Area

Mission Current President New President
Alabama Birmingham Richard N. Holzapfel Richard D. Hanks
Florida Jacksonville James W. Barry Paul W. Craig
Florida Orlando Garth V. Hall Michael J. Berry
Florida Tallahassee Dale H. Jensen Bradley J. Smith
Florida Tampa Bruce P. Summerhays Mark D. Cusick
Georgia Macon New Mission Brent T. Cottle

North America Southwest Area

Mission Current President New President
Arizona Gilbert New Mission K. Brett Nattress
Arizona Mesa R. Spence Ellsworth Kirk L. Jenkins
Arizona Scottsdale New Mission Karl R. Sweeney
Arizona Tempe Dean L. Howes James L. Toone
Nevada Las Vegas West Jerry B. Black Michael B. Ahlander
New Mexico Albuquerque Wayne K. Miller Steven J. Miller
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Nolan S. Taylor Stewart R. Walkenhorst
Texas Fort Worth Joseph M. Sagers Rodney A. Ames
Texas McAllen Stephen J. Trayner Fernando Maluenda
Texas San Antonio Stephen E. Jones James E. Slaughter

North America West Area

Mission Current President New President
California Bakersfield New Mission James M. Wilson
California Carlsbad Bruce M. Cook Hal C. Kendrick
California Irvine New Mission Von D. Orgill
California Long Beach Ted F. Bubert Ryan M. Tew
California Los Angeles Stephen R. Baker David N Weidman
California Rancho Cucamonga New Mission Bruce E. Hobbs
California Redlands Craig E. Godwin Daniel J. Van Cott
Hawaii Honolulu John C. Dalton Stephen R. Warner

Pacific Area

Mission Current President New President
Australia Brisbane Fritjof F. Langeland Lon E. Henderson
Australia Melbourne Dennis R. Lifferth To Be Announced
Australia Sydney North New Mission Philip F. Howes
Australia Sydney South Realigned Mission Larry J. Lew
Marshall Islands Majuro Thomas H. Shaw Thomas L. Weir
New Zealand Hamilton New Mission Charles A. Rudd
Papua New Guinea Lae New Mission To Be Announced
Tonga Nuku'alofa 'Aisake K. Tukuafu Leitoni M. Tupou

Philippines Area

Mission Current President New President
Philippines Baguio Realigned Mission Anthony John Balledos
Philippines Butuan Mernard P. Donato Pastor B. Torres
Philippines Cagayan de Oro William A. Hernaez Alberto C. Bulseco
Philippines Cauayan Rodolfo A. Carlos George R. Rahlf
Philippines Cavite New Mission Douglas C. Tye
Philippines Cebu East New Mission Richard L. Tanner
Philippines Iloilo Ryan V. Pagaduan Jaime R. Aquino
Philippines Legaspi New Mission Jovencio A. Guanzon
Philippines Naga Ronald D. Bliesner L. Barry Reeder
Philippines Quezon City David W. DeLaMare Carlos Revillo
Philippines Urdaneta New Mission William J. Monahan

South America Northwest Area

Mission Current President New President
Bolivia La Paz Hector K. Quintanilla Julian A. Palacio
Bolivia Santa Cruz Fernando E. Calderon Jason A. Willard
Bolivia Santa Cruz North New Mission Richard C. Zambrano
Colombia Barranquilla Carlos A. Gaviria Kent R. Searle
Ecuador Guayaquil South Javier R. Montalti Maxsimo C Torres
Ecuador Guayaquil West New Mission Jorge Dennis
Ecuador Quito North New Mission Brian A. Richardson
Peru Arequipa Arturo Fernandez Richard Zobrist
Peru Cusco Wilson B. Calderon Robert C. Harbertson
Peru Huancayo New Mission David Y. Henderson
Peru Iquitos New Mission Alejandro Gomez
Peru Lima North Lawrence P. Blunck John R. Erickson
Peru Lima West J. Scott Dorius Blake D. Archibald
Peru Trujillo Terry D. Turk D. Kurt Marler
Venezuela Valencia Jorge G. Montoya Guillermo I. Guardia

South America South Area

Mission Current President New President
Argentina Buenos Aires North Richard M. Gulbrandsen David S. Ayre
Argentina Buenos Aires South Michael J Stapley Larry L Thurgood
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia New Mission Mark F. Rogers
Argentina Cordoba Alfredo L. Salas Ruben V. Alliaud
Argentina Posadas New Mission Lee R. LaPierre
Chile Antofagasta Leland E. Bruce Craig L. Dalton
Chile Concepcion Neall W. Humphrey Kent J. Arrington
Chile Rancagua James D. MacArthur Thomas R. Warne
Chile Santiago South New Mission David L. Cook
Chile Santiago West Richard W. King Jose A. Barreiros
Paraguay Asuncion North Horacio D. Madariaga Garn H. McMullin
Uruguay Montevideo West Ronald W. Heaton Thomas A. Smith

Utah Area

Mission Current President New President
Utah Salt Lake City East New Mission John C. Eberhardt

Utah Salt Lake City Area

Mission Current President New President
Utah Salt Lake City Bruce R Winn Stephen W. Hansen
Utah Salt Lake City South Bruce E. Miller Robert E. Chambers

Utah South Area

Mission Current President New President
Utah St. George Keith G. Leonard John R. Center