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New mission presidents

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

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

Kenneth S. and Diane Barrow

Kenneth Scott Barrow, 54, and Diane Kay Barrow, five children, Sugar Land 2nd Ward, Houston Texas South Stake: Korea Busan Mission, succeeding President Lynn A. Gilbert and Sister Cindy B. Gilbert. Brother Barrow serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, Scout master, seminary teacher and missionary in the Korea Seoul Mission. Vice president and general counsel, Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Wylie Ratliff, Jr. and Rosalind Loretta Kelly Barrow.

Sister Barrow serves as a Church-service missionary and is a former ward Relief Society president, counselor in ward Young Women and Primary presidencies, Cub Scout leader and ward missionary. Born in Canton, Ohio, to Lawrence Allen and Carol May Kennington Reichenbach.

Marcos and Rita Cabral

Antônio Marcos Cabral de Sousa, 54, and Rita Maria Nascimento Cabral, two children, Mondubim Ward, Fortaleza Brasil Bom Sucesso Stake: Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, succeeding President Geraldo Lima and Sister Lúcia M. Lima. Brother Cabral serves as a bishop and is a former counselor in a mission presidency, stake president, bishop, branch president and elders quorum president. Professor, Secretaria de Educação do Estado Ceará-Seduc. Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, to Filomeno Alves Cabral and Francisca Cabral de Sousa.

Sister Cabral serves as a gospel principles teacher and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president and ward Primary president. Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, to José Fluripes and Antonia Maria do Nascimento.

Kevin R. and Dianne Goates

Kevin Robert Goates, 56, and Louise Dianne Kowallis Goates, four children, Hereford Ward, Sierra Vista Arizona Stake: Argentina Mendoza Mission, succeeding President Sergio E. Avila and Sister Claudia Navia de Avila. Brother Goates serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Bolivia La Paz/Santa Cruz Mission. Director, Unmanned Systems Integration Center, Northrop Grumman Corporation. Born in Palo Alto, Calif., to Richard Floyd Bird Goates and Marilyn Knowlden.

Sister Goates serves as a gospel doctrine teacher and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, institute teacher and missionary in the Colombia Bogota Mission. Born in Pasadena, Calif., to Otto Karl and Cleo Marie Kowallis.

David T. and Bianca P. Lisonbee

David Ted Lisonbee, 60, and Bianca Palmieri Lisonbee, five children, Windsor 6th Ward, Orem Utah Windsor Stake: Brazil Salvador Mission, succeeding President James W. Hart and Sister Laurel Hart. Brother Lisonbee served with his wife as a missionary in the Italy Milan Mission and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, Young Men adviser and missionary in the Brazil North Central Mission. CEO/founder, 4Life Research. Born in Ashland, Ore., to Alvin Lisonbee and Louise Mae Tenney.

Sister Lisonbee is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, gospel doctrine teacher, BYU institute teacher and Relief Society teacher. Born aboard a ship at sea to Antonio Fulvio Palmieri and Josephine Frances Lupo.

David P. and Juliana M. Robertson

David Paul Robertson, 52, and Juliana Marie Hendershot Robertson, seven children, La Molina Ward, Lima Peru La Molina Stake: Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, succeeding President Douglas B. Carter and Sister Debra A. Carter. Brother Robertson is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the Brazil Recife Mission. SANW area controller, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Raleigh, N.C., to John Arte and Helen Edith Waters Robertson.

Sister Robertson serves as a counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and seminary teacher. Born in La Mesa, Calif., to Robert Harold and Dina Cynthia Beltran Hendershot.

Ramilfo E. and Clia M. Silva

Ramilfo Evandro da Silva, 55, and Célia Maria Mastroto da Silva, three children, Árvore Grande Ward, Sorocaba Brazil Barcelona Stake: Brazil Florianopolis Mission, succeeding President J. Joel Fernandes and Sister Maristela Fernandes. Brother Silva serves as a counselor in a mission presidency and is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Brazil Recife Mission. Coordinator for LDS Seminaries and Institutes. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Ramilpho and Helenice Aparecida da Silva.

Sister Silva is a former stake Relief Society president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, seminary teacher and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo North Mission. Born in Botucatu, Brazil, to João Baptista and Apparecida Vernini Mastroto.

Gayle and Ronald L. Spjut

Ronald Lynn Spjut, 62, and Gayle Platt Spjut, six children, Northern Kentucky Ward, Cincinnati Ohio Stake: El Salvador Santa Ana Mission, succeeding President I. Poloski Cordon and Sister T. Lorena Espinoza de Cordon. Brother Spjut serves with his wife as a missionary in the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, Scout master and missionary in the Bolivia Mission. Business director (retired), Celanese Corporation. Born in Salt Lake City to Carl Melvin Spjut and Ruth Wakefield.

Sister Spjut is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. Born in Salt Lake City to James Lowell Platt and Barbara Goodwin.

David E. and Rae Lou Young

David Elmer Young, 60, and Rae Lou Wight Young, 10 children, Wandamere Ward, South Salt Lake Stake: Brazil Vitoria Mission, succeeding President J. Araújo Bezerra and Sister Zelia Bezerra. Brother Young is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the Brazil North Central Mission. Regional vice president, sales, Sequoia Group, Inc. Born in Van Nuys, Calif., to Frank Elmer and Eunice Hawker Young.

Sister Young is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and missionary in the Germany North Mission. Born in Salt Lake City to Ellery J and Ella Rae Wilson Wight.