Kezerian Mission President Assignments

Church Announces 2014 Mission President Assignments

The Church has announced the following new mission president assignments, effective in July 2014. The new presidents and their predecessors are listed by area below in this order: mission, current president, new president.

Africa Southeast 

Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi

Phillip W. McMullin

F. Brent Thomas

South Africa Cape Town

Mark L. Wood

Stephen J. Merrill
South Africa Johannesburg

S. Craig Omer

Michael A. Dunn

Africa west 

Benin Cotonou

Robert F. Weed

Pierre-Paul Morin

Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan

Z. Dominique Dekaye

Marc Sahy

Ghana Accra

Daniel K. Judd

David L. Heid

Ghana Cape Coast

Jeffrey L. Shulz

R. Scott Stevenson

Nigeria Port Harcourt

Phillip K. Xaxagbe

Anthony M. Kaku

Asia North

Japan KobeRichard G. ZinkePhillip K. Welch
Japan SopporoEric C. EvansHirofumi Nakatsuka
Japan SendaiGary D. RasmussenJeffrey R. Smith
Korea BusanLynn A. GilbertKennth S. Barrow
Micronesia GuamStephen F. MechamJohn S. Zarbock

Brazil 

Brazil Brasilia

Helcio L. Gaertner

Mark C. Lundgren

Brazil FlorianopolisJ. Joel FernandesRamilfo E. Silva
Brazil FortalezaFrancisco A. SouzaGilberto Bonini Ribeiro
Brazil MaceioMauricio G. GonzagaHenrique Gomes Junior
Brazil ManausH. Moroni KleinRui B. Castro
Brazil RecifeRubens C. LaniusRory C. Bigelow
Brazil Rio de JaneiroGeraldo LimaMarcos Cabral
Brazil SalvadorJames W. HartDavid T. Lisonbee
Brazil São Paulo Interlagos

R. Pacheco Pinho

Loren G. Dalton

Brazil São Paulo North

Marcus H. Martins

Timothy L. Farnes

Brazil São Paulo South

John S. Tanner

Phillip E. Broadbent

Brazil Vitoria

J. Araújo Bezerra

David E. Young

Caribbean

Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East

Heriberto Hernández

Ahmad S. Corbitt

Dominican Republic Santo Domingo WestRaul Rodriguez MorelJames H. Nuckols

Central America

El Salvador San Salvador East

David L. Glazier

Bruno E. Vásquez Robles

El Salvador Santa Ana

L. Poloski Cordon

Ronald L. Spjut

Guatemala Guatemala City Central

M. Joseph Brough

To Be Announced

Guatemala Guatemala City East

Edward D. Watts

David J. Crapo

Guatemala Guatemala City South

Larry R. Stay

E.J. Caffaro

Guatemala Quetzaltenango

Lewis Bautista

Rick L. Smith

Honduras Tegucigalpa

Carlos A. Hernández

Kendle Bowler

Europe 

Adriatic North

Edward B. Rowe

David J. Grant

Adriatic South

Andrew M. Ford

Louis Weidmann

Alpine German-Speaking

Richard L. Miles

Cape Verde Praia

Roberto F. Oliveira

Robert P. Mathews

England Manchester

Robert I. Preston

Mark D. Ulrich

Finland HelsinkiDouglas M. RawlingsWayne T. Watson
France ParisFranck PoznanskiFrédéric J. Babin
Germany FrankfurtLehi K. SchwartzRonald A. Stoddard
România/MoldovaNed C. HillClark D. Ivory
Sweden StockholmGregory J. NewellJames E. Beckstrand

Europe East

Baltic

Jeffrey G. Boswell

David P. Harding

Russia NovosibirskDaniel Bay Gibbons

Michael G. Williams

Russia St. Petersburg

N. Warren Clark

Larry G. Childs

Ukraine Kyiv

Jörg Klebingat

Jeffrey D. McGhie

MÉxico

México México City North

J. Dana Call

Todd Titensor

México City Southeast

Raymundo Morales Barrera

E. Keith Stutznegger

México Oaxaca

Enrique Leyva Jimenez

Lynn R. Madsen

México Puebla South

Robert C. Reeves

John M. Stellmon

México Tijuana

Armando Carreón Rivera

Jorge A. García Licona
México Torreón

David Flores Villaseñor

J. Alejandro Ramos Rivera

México Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Juan G. Cardenas Tamayo

Arley H. George

México Veracruz

Carlos W. Treviño

Daniel Córdova Esparza

north america Central 

Colorado Colorado Springs

J. Patrick Anderson

Dennis E. Rehm

Colorado Denver North

Jerry M. Toombs

Brent M Mendenhall

Minnesota Minneapolis

Jordan W. Clements

Missouri Independence

Donald J. Keyes

Randy J. Vest

North America Northeast 

Canada Toronto

Brent L. Scott

Weatherford T. Clayton

Michigan Lansing

Stephen H. Hess

Michael V. Jacobsen

New Jersey Morristown

Jon M. Jeppson

Ohio Columbus

Robert T. Nilsen

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

Clinton D Topham

Bradley K. Johnson

West Virginia Charleston

Bruce G. Pitt

Paul W. Salisbury

North America Northwest 

Alaska Anchorage

Jon Beesley

Eldon R. Robinson

Canada Vancouver

Karl M. Tilleman

Ronald P. Burt

Oregon Eugene

Mark A. Young

H. Jeff Russell

Oregon Portland

C. Jeffery Morby

Craig B. Ballard

Washington Tacoma

Douglas W. Weaver

John D. Blatter

North America Southeast 

Arkansas Little Rock

Steven M. Petersen

Taniela B. Wakolo

Florida Fort Lauderdale

Donald E. Anderson

Douglas M. Richardson

Georgia Atlanta North

Mark A. Wolfert

John E. Bennion

Kentucky Louisville

W. Richards Woodbury

R. Larry Brough

Louisiana Baton Rouge

Jim M. Wall

South Carolina Columbia

Monte Holm

Judd A. Turner

Tennessee KnoxvilleRichard A. IrionSteven P. Griffin

North America Southwest 

Arizona Phoenix

R. Scott Taylor

Spencer Griffin
Arizona Tucson

Roger E. Killpack

David Passey

Nevada Las Vegas

Michael A. Neider

D. Jack Snow

Texas Dallas

Devin G. Durrant

Brian K. Taylor

Texas Houston

John C. Pingree

Mark A. Mortensen

Texas Houston East

Thomas J. Crawford

Dennis Drake

Texas Lubbock

Arnold R. Augustin

David Heap

North America West 

California Anaheim

Bradford C. Bowen

Steven W. Taggart

California Arcadia

Jorge T. Becerra

Moisés Villanueva López

California Fresno

Larry Gelwix

Jeffrey D. Clark

California Riverside

Paul F. Smart

John H. Mullen

California Roseville

John G. Weston

Michael F. Marston

California Sacramento

H. Benson Lewis

Bruce D. Jardine

California San Diego

Paul N. Clayton

Jonathan S. Schmitt

California San Jose

W. Lincoln Watkins

Glen D. Mella

California VenturaFernando R. CastroDell C. Felix

Pacific 

Fiji SuvaKenneth D. Klingler

LaMar L. Layton

New Zealand Auckland

Paul N. Lekias

Frederick K. Balli Jr.

New Zealand Wellington

Michael L. Kezerian

Roger C. Hudson

Samoa Apia

Johnny L. Leota

Reed C. Tolman

Tahiti Papeete

Benjamin T. Sinjoux

Pierre Bize

Philippines 

Philippines Angeles

David C. Martino

Scott B. Clark

Philippines Cebu

Evan A. Schmutz

Terry C. McCurdy

Philippines Davao

Ferdinand Pangan

Efren M. Lamoglia

Philippines Manila

Lyle J. Stucki

Creg D. Ostler

Philippines Olongapo

Roberto B. Querido

Dennis V. Dahle

Philippines Quezon City North

Dennis R. Sperry

Kim C. Bertin

Philippines San Pablo

George E. Peterson

Bart A. Mangum

Philippines Tacloban

Jose V. Andaya

Wayne E. Maurer

South America Northwest 

Bolivia Cochabamba

Dan L. Dyer

Mark W. Hansen

Colombia Cali

Jonathan M. Prince

Sergio Prícoli

Ecuador Guayaquil North

Lizardo H. Amaya

William J. Riggins

Ecuador Quito

Bruce E. Ghent

Roger G. Christensen

Perú Chiclayo

Eduardo C. Risso

Mark L. Williams

Perú Lima East

Nelson Ardila Vásquez

John W. Boswell III

Venezuela Caracas

Vianey R. Villamizar

Fernando Vivas Calderón

South America South 

Argentina Buenos Aires West

Douglas B. Carter

David P. Robertson

Argentina Mendoza

Sergio E. Ávila

Kevin R. Goates

Argentina Resistencia

Raymond S. Heyman

Rodolfo C. Franco

Argentina Rosario

Hugo L. Giuliani

Francisco J. Zanni

Argentina Salta

Juan J. Levrino

Ariel Chaparro

Chile Concepción South

Osvaldo Martinez Carreño

L. Lothaire Bluth

Chile Osorno

John E. Rappleye

Chile Santiago North

Fred D. Essig

Rene O. Videla Riveros

Utah 

Utah Salt Lake City East

New Mission

Eberhardt, John C.

Utah SLC 

Utah Salt Lake City

Winn, Bruce R.

Hansen, Stephen W.

Utah Salt Lake City South

Miller, Bruce E.

Chambers, Robert E.

Church Announces New Mission Presidents for 2018

The First Presidency has called 111 new mission presidents, effective July 2018. They will serve three years.

The names of the new mission presidents and their companions are listed by area below. Biographies of each mission presidency couple will be published throughout 2018 on news.lds.org.

Mormon Newsroom reports today that in an effort to better fit the needs of each region of the world, the Church will adjust the number of its missions from 421 to 407, realigning the boundaries for 19 missions, as well as creating five new missions, on July 1, 2018. (See related story.)

AFRICA SOUTHEAST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Republic of Congo KinshasaFrancois and Mireille Mukubu
Madagascar AntananarivoCory L. and Elva M. Duckworth
Zimbabwe BulawayoJimmy Carter and Lindiwe Amanda Okot
Zimbabwe HarareTasara and Shamiso Makasi
AFRICA West AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Cote d'Ivoire YamoussoukroKirk D. and Jacqueline D. Sherman
Ghana KumasiStephen C. and W. Rosely Webster
Nigeria CalabarEmmanuel A. and Adiza Nelson
Nigeria IbadanPatrick and Elizabeth Appianti-Sarpong
ASIA AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Cambodia Phnom PenhJohn W. and LaCinda Lewis
China Hong KongDennis L. and May Phillips
India New DelhiBradley R. and Danna L. Hansen
SingaporeGreg P. and Sheila Mackay
Taiwan TaichungBradley W. and Cynthia J. Card
Taiwan TaipeiMichael L. and Shelley P. Peterson
Thailand BangkokTodd Melvin and Noelle Green Hammond
Vietnam HanoiRoss A. and Carrie A. Chiles
Asia North Area
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Japan FukuokaSpencer F. and Jane Neubert Mack
Japan NagoyaRonald M. and Teresa Judd
Japan TokyoJ. Kimo and Kaye D. Esplin
Korea SeoulBradford G. and Ann W. Taylor
BRAZIL AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion 
Brazil BelémMauro and Rosa Almeida
Brazil Belo HorizonteTo be announced
Brazil CampinasJohn T. and Keri J. Marsh
Brazil CuiabáFrancisco D. N. and Evelina Granja
Brazil Porto Alegre NorthDee Lon and Bonnie C. Jones
Brazil Porto Alegre SouthFernando and Miriam Souza
Brazil Rio de Janeiro SouthHeltmar M. and Mariluce G. Gunça
Brazil Salvador SouthMichael C. and Marla P. Biddulph
Brazil São Paulo EastStephen D. and Lynne Miller
Brazil TeresinaAdonai R. and Simone Cavalcanti Lago
CARIBBEAN AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion  
Barbados BridgetownAlan L. and Elizabeth H. Fisher
Dominican Republic SantiagoMichael B. and Amelia D. Cowan
Haiti Port-au-PrinceHarold and Sabine Jules
Jamaica KingstonFred A. and Lina O. Parker
Trinidad Port of SpainKyle K. and Melanie Baird
CENTRAL America Area
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion  
Costa Rica San José EastDenis José and Yadira E. Aguilar
Costa Rica San José WestGerardo E. and Ada Valladares
Honduras ComayagüelaMarvin E. and Diana E. Mejía
Europe AREA
 MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Belgium/NetherlandsJo and Linda Buysse
Denmark CopenhagenMichael and Joan Olsen
England BirminghamDavid J. and Lisa A. Hughes
England LondonDavid W. and Deborah L. Checketts
France LyonChristophe G. and Isabelle S. Giraud-Carrier
Germany BerlinTo be announced
Norway OsloWayne and Patrice Tew
Portugal LisbonBrent D. and Joan W. Fillmore
Scotland/IrelandMark A. and Denise R. Macdonald
Spain BarcelonaCraig D. and Laurel E. Galli
Spain MadridPhilip K. and Cathy H. Bussey
EUROPE EAST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Ukraine DnepropetrovskRichard L. and Joni Wirthlin
IdAHO AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Idaho PocatelloStephen M. and Heather Southward
MÉXICO AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
México CuernavacaAlejandro H. and Elisa Treviño
México GuadalajaraMiguel A. and I. Patricia Reyes
México México City SouthGregorio E. and Alma A. Casillas
México Puebla NorthRaúl and Brenda M. Barrón
México TampicoRussell A. and Kelly Robinson
NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Canada CalgaryStephen A. and Cindy Keung
Canada WinnipegCraig K. and Merry G. Hitchcock
Illinois NauvooMark J and Julianne Lusvardi*
Montana BillingsJared L. and Randa L. Larson
Nebraska OmahaJames N. and Deborah Ence
North Dakota BismarckScott L. and Lori B. Howell
NORTH AMERICA NORTHEAST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Canada HalifaxRichard A. and Gayle A. Low
Maryland BaltimoreThierry K. and Nathalie Sinda Mutombo
Massachusetts BostonFotios and Virginia Mavromatis
New York New York City
(Renamed from the New York New York North Mission)
Craig and Gayle Teuscher
New York UticaKyle A. and Kelli A. Vest
Washington DC SouthSteven G. and Toni B. Caplin
NORTH AMERICA NORTHWEST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Washington SpokaneMichael A. and Julie A. Thompson
Washington YakimaTom K. and Margi C. Jackman
NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Georgia AtlantaBret K. and Lisa K. Clayton
North Carolina CharlotteDetlef H. and Jutta H. V. Adler
North Carolina RaleighMatthew S. and Paige B. Holland
NORTH AMERICA SOUTHWEST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion 
Arkansas BentonvilleJeff and Sara Strong
Nevada RenoTaylor G. and Carol Godoy
New Mexico FarmingtonJeffrey J. and Jolene Ackerman
Texas Houston SouthJeremy and Jenny Guthrie
NORTH AMERICA WEST AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion 
California Oakland/San FranciscoPaul M. and Maren J. Durham
California Santa RosaBradley J. and Lynne S. Bentley
PACIFIC AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Australia AdelaideDerek A. and Colleen C. Marquis
Australia PerthPaul R. and Andrea K. Bennallack
Papua New Guinea Port MoresbyFinau and Lucy Hafoka
Samoa ApiaFrancis Arthur and Lanett Harmon Ho Ching
Vanuatu Port VilaJ. Benoit and Diane Duquette
PHILIPPINES AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Philippines BacolodElmer and Leanell Sumagpao
Philippines CabanatuanRamon C. and Maria Fe Nobleza
Philippines LaoagMark M. and Cathlene J. Peterson
Philippines UrdanetaJose Antonio and Sariah Mia San Gabriel
South America Northwest Area
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Bolivia La Paz El AltoJuan C. and Patricia Z. Borja
Colombia Bogota NorthFrancisco and Beatriz Valim
Colombia Bogota SouthRudy and Betsy Palhua
Colombia MedellinArmando and Dina Ceballos
Perú Lima CentralMichael B. and Cristin C. Strong
Perú Lima SouthMark A. and Kristin Richey
Perú PiuraJorge and Martha Vega
Perú Trujillo SouthArmando and Jessica Rebaza
Venezuela BarcelonaTo be announced
Venezuela MaracaiboPedro E. and Magdalena I. Hernández
SOUTH AMERICA SOUTH AREA
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Argentina Bahía BlancaRobert W. and Katherine Ann Hymas
Argentina Buenos Aires EastDaniel G. and Heidi N. Gifford
Argentina NeuquénJorge R. and Iris S. Cardozo
Argentina Santa FeScott D. and Janice B. Hintze
Chile Santiago EastW. Todd and Carrie Parrott Brotherson
Chile Viña del MarJorge L. and Marina E. Romeu
Paraguay AsunciónKimball R. and Christine E. Hansen
UTAH AREAS
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Utah Layton
(Renamed from the Utah Salt Lake City Mission)
Robert M. and Heather A. Call
Utah OgdenMark A. and Diane T. Hobbins
Utah OremGordon L. and Kristi Elizabeth Treadway
Utah ProvoAndrew M. and Helen O’Riordan
Utah Salt Lake City Temple SquareCraig G. and Julia W. Fisher*
Utah Salt Lake City WestKent A. and Karen McBeth

*Began serving in January

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