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New mission presidents

Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.

Maria Cristina and Gilberto Bonini

Gilberto Bonini Ribeiro, 57, and Maria Cristina Borges Ribeiro, five children, Progresso Ward, Sorocaba Brazil Santana Stake: Brazil Fortaleza Mission, succeeding President Francisco A. Souza and Sister Elaine M. Souza. Brother Bonini served with his wife as a missionary in the Mozambique Maputo Mission, and currently serves as an institute teacher. He is a former counselor in a mission presidency, stake executive secretary, stake Young Men president and branch president. Fireman/chief, São Paulo Fire Department. Born in Itapetininga, São Paulo, Brazil, to Accácio Marques and Clélia Bonini Ribeiro.

Sister Bonini is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, branch Relief Society president, family history center director and seminary teacher. Born in Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil, to Alexandre Moreno and Therezinha Rodrigues Borges.

Roger G. and Christine C. Christensen

Roger Glen Christensen, 60, and Christine Cecilia Christensen, 11 children, Highland 3rd Ward, South Jordan Utah Highland Stake: Ecuador Quito Mission, succeeding President Bruce E. Ghent and Sister Kathryn Ghent. Brother Christensen is a former stake president, branch president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, counselor in a bishopric and missionary in the Ecuador Quito Mission. Assistant to the commissioner, Church Educational System. Born in Salt Lake City to Sheron Glen Christensen and Colleen Cloward Christensen.

Sister Christensen is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women president and counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Simon Lind Baker and Marjorie Cecilia Lewis Baker.

Sheralyn and Dennis V. Dahle

Dennis VaNon Dahle, 56, and Sheralyn Kress Dahle, seven children, Cedar Hollow 6th Ward, Lehi Utah Cedar Hollow Stake: Philippines Olongapo Mission, succeeding President Roberto B. Querido and Sister Elsie V. Querido. Brother Dahle serves as a stake president and is a former high councilor, bishop, gospel doctrine teacher, stake missionary and missionary in the Japan Sendai Mission. Attorney at Snow, Christensen & Martineau. Born in Logan, Utah, to VaNon Dahle and Arlene Gibbs Moss Dahle.

Sister Dahle serves as a seminary teacher and is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and institute teacher. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Paul Eugene Kress and Gayle Taysom Kress.

LaDawn and Larry W. Gibbons

Larry Wayne Gibbons, 71, and LaDawn Anderson Gibbons, two children, Allen 1st Ward, Allen Texas Stake: Illinois Nauvoo Mission, succeeding President Richard A. Hunter and Sister Nan G. Hunter. Elder Gibbons serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, Area Seventy, regional representative, stake president, counselor in a stake presidency and missionary in the Netherlands Mission. Vice President of Research and Development, Cooper Institute. Born in Logan, Utah, to Andrew H Gibbons and Lola Heaton Gibbons.

Sister Gibbons serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake Young Women president, counselor in stake Primary and Young Women presidencies, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, and temple ordinance worker. Born in Preston, Idaho, to Glen Dixon Anderson and Lillus Hortense Andersen Anderson.

David and Beth Passey

David Gordon Passey, 47, and Natalie Elizabeth Passey, five children, Denton 1st Ward, Denton Texas Stake: Arizona Tucson Mission, succeeding President Roger E. Killpack and Sister Barbara P. Killpack. Brother Passey serves as a counselor in a mission presidency and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high councilor and missionary in the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission. Deputy regional administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Born in Canoga Park, Calif., to Gordon Lemar Passey and Betty Sue Passey.

Sister Passey serves as a ward Young Women president and institute teacher and is a former counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in Washington, D.C., to Richard Lewis Penrod and Lydia Ellen Penrod.

Rosario and J. Alejandro Ramos

Jorge Alejandro Ramos Rivera, 57, and Maria del Rosario Fernández de Ramos, five children, Universidad Ward, Puebla Mexico Valsequillo Stake: Mexico Torreon Mission, succeeding President David Flores Villaseñor and Sister Claudia Vázquez de Flores. Brother Ramos is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, branch president, high councilor and missionary in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission. Director of institutes in Puebla, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Eduardo Ramos Ramirez and Elva Rivera Guazo.

Sister Ramos serves as a counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency and ward Sunday School teacher. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Juan Fernández and Ines Perea Estrada.

Patricia V. and Ren O. Videla

René Orlando Videla Riveros, 58, and Patricia Verónica Álvarez de Videla, two children, Imperial Ward, Puerto Montt Chile Stake: Chile Santiago North Mission, succeeding President Fred D. Essig and Sister Mary Ann Essig. Brother Videla serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and branch president. Facilities manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Santiago, Chile, to Sergio René Videla and Ester Riveros.

Sister Videla serves as a ward Young Women president and is a former Sunday School, seminary, and institute teacher. Born in Santiago, Chile, to Manuel Segundo Álvarez and Yolanda Valenzuela.

Esther M. and Louis Weidmann

Louis Weidmann, 60, and Esther Margaret Lauener-Weidmann, five children, Solothurn Ward, Bern Switzerland Stake: Adriatic South Mission, succeeding President Andrew M. Ford and Sister Juliet F. Ford. Brother Weidmann is a former Area Seventy, stake president, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop, ward executive secretary and missionary in the Germany Frankfurt Mission. President, MCM MedSys Ltd. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, to Arthur Weidmann and Maria Antonia Untersander.

Sister Weidmann is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and branch Young Women president. Born in Riverside, Calif., to Wilhelm Friedrich Lauener and Helene Kaufmann.