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New mission presidents

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

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Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

R. Larry and Joy Brough

Rulon Larry Brough, 64, and Estella Joy Brough, four children, Enoch Utah 1st Ward, Enoch Utah Stake: Kentucky Louisville Mission, succeeding President W. Richards Woodbury and Sister Rebecca B. Woodbury. Brother Brough serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former stake president, bishop, branch president, counselor in a ward Young Men presidency, Scout leader, stake mission president and missionary in the England South Mission. Retired U.S. Air Force pilot, partner MSCAerospace. Born in Payson, Utah, to Ernest Rulon and Arta Alena Brough.

Sister Brough serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, counselor in a branch Primary presidency and Primary teacher. Born in Cedar City, Utah, to Norman Jones and Loleen Naegle Grimshaw.

Loren G. and Annette N. Dalton

Loren Grant Dalton, 52, and Annette Nielsen Dalton, four children, Placentia 2nd Ward, Placentia California Stake: Brazil São Paulo Interlagos Mission, succeeding President R. Pacheco Pinho and Sister Beatriz P. Pinho. Brother Dalton is a former counselor in a mission presidency, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo South Mission. Co-owner, Meds in Motion Pharmacy. Born in Harbor City, Calif., to Leonard Franklynn Dalton and Davida Payne.

Sister Dalton serves as a counselor in a ward Young Women presidency and is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, nursery leader and Primary music leader. Born in Brigham City, Utah, to Farrell Spackman Nielsen and Coleen Andersen.

Henrique and Maria Aparecida Gomes

Henrique Gomes Jr., 58, and Maria Aparecida Pereira da Silva Gomes, three children, Votorantim Ward, Sorocaba Brazil Barcelona Stake: Brazil Maceio Mission, succeeding President Mauricio G. Gonzaga and Sister Claudia S. Gonzaga. Brother Gomes serves as a high councilor and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo North Mission. Property manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Henrique and Rosa Virgínio Gomes.

Sister Gomes serves as a Sunday School teacher and Church-service missionary and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, family history center director, and seminary teacher. Born in Guarujá, Brazil, to Alberto and Ivanete Pereira da Silva.

Alma A. and Rodrigo Obeso

Rodrigo Obeso, 58, and Alma A. González Florez Obeso, four children, Bella Vista Ward, Mexicali Mexico Stake: Chile Osorno Mission, succeeding President John E. Rappleye and Sister Nancy Rappleye. Brother Obeso serves as a bishop and is a former Area Seventy, stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in a bishopric and missionary in the Mexico Mexico City Mission. Owner, air conditioning company. Born in Guasave Sinaloa, Mexico, to Jose Ramon Obeso Perez and Ignacia Buelna Beltran.

Sister Obeso is a former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, seminary teacher and missionary in the Mexico Mexico City Mission. Born in Mexicali, Baja California, to Jesus González Moreno and Manuela Florez Almenara.

LuAnn E. and Douglas M. Richardson

Douglas Milo Richardson, 63, and LuAnn Ebert Richardson, four children, Red Cliffs 8th Ward, St. George Utah Red Cliffs Stake: Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission, succeeding President Donald E. Anderson and Sister Janet Anderson. Brother Richardson serves as a bishop and is a former high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake mission president, counselor in a bishopric and missionary in the Brazil North Mission. Director, Strategic Partner Alliance, Western Digital Corporation. Born in Arlington, Va., to Acel Wayne Richardson and Vivian Carol Lee.

Sister Richardson serves as a counselor in a special needs Young Women presidency and is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency and Primary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Richard Wayne Ebert and Geraldine McCullough.

Wayne T. and Luana Watson

Wayne Thomas Watson, 59, and Luana Allred Watson, six children, Heatheridge 5th Ward, Orem Utah Heatheridge Stake: Finland Helsinki Mission, succeeding President Douglas M. Rawlins and Sister Rhea Rawlings. Brother Watson serves as a branch president at the Provo Missionary Training Center and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, counselor in a branch presidency, high priests group leader, ward Young Men adviser and missionary in the Finland Mission. Assistant vice president, electronic clinical information management and chief nursing information officer, Intermountain Healthcare. Born in Heber, Utah, to Nyle Thomas and Marva Young Watson.

Sister Watson serves with her husband at the Provo MTC and is a former stake camp director, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women adviser, ward music director, Relief Society instructor and Primary teacher. Born in Heber, Utah, to Lorin Ernest Allred and Mildred Joy Defa Allred Clark.

Francisco J. and Veronica Zanni

Francisco Javier Zanni, 43, and Verónica Morales de Zanni, seven children, Retiro Ward, San Juan Argentina Chimbas Stake: Argentina Rosario Mission, succeeding President Hugo L. Giuliani and Sister Adriana M. Giuliani. Brother Zanni serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Argentina Trelew Mission. Production manager, Group Zanni SA. Born in Carlos Casares, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Osvaldo Enrique Zanni and Leonor Ester Carballo.

Sister Zanni serves as a seminary teacher and is a former ward Young Women president, branch Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, institute teacher, gospel doctrine teacher and Young Women adviser. Born in San Juan, Argentina.