2019 Mission Presidents Called to Peru, Brazil, Philippines, and More

Contributed By the Church News

  • 25 February 2019

The First Presidency has called 164 new mission presidents and companions who will begin service in July 2019.  Image by Aaron Thorup, Deseret News.

The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July of 2019, with the exception of the Parkers who will begin serving in April. Biographies of other mission presidency couples will be published throughout 2019 on news.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. (See other published biographies.)

Chase B. and Kelly S. Andrews

Arizona Mesa Mission

Chase B. Andrews, 44, and Kelly S. Andrews, five children, Grandview 11th Ward, Provo Utah Grandview East Stake: Arizona Mesa Mission, succeeding President Lonny E. Townsend and Sister Lori Townsend. 

Brother Andrews is a stake president and a former high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, temple ordinance worker, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Venezuela Caracas East/Barcelona Mission. He was born in Tampa, Florida, to James Hoyt Andrews Sr. and Evelyn Estelle Andrews.

Sister Andrews is a Primary teacher and a former stake Young Women president, ward Primary president, Relief Society teacher, and ward music chairman. She was born in Newport, Rhode Island, to Calvin Russell Shipp and Laurie Anne Shipp.

Adrián J. and Laura V. Camejo

Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission

Adrián J. Camejo, 42, and Laura V. Camejo, one child, Alberdi Ward, Rosario Argentina North Stake: Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission, succeeding President Claudio Salerno and Sister Rosana Salerno. 

Brother Camejo is a bishop and a former stake presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor, high councilor, bishopric counselor, and missionary in the Argentina Rosario Mission. He was born in Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Julio Eliseo Camejo and Josefa Corso.

Sister Camejo is a seminary and institute teacher and a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president; Sunday School teacher; and missionary in the Argentina Rosario Mission. She was born in Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to José Enrique Sigal and Susana Elvira Suárez.

Edgar Hinostroza Cordova and Rocio Trujillo de Hinostroza

Perú Trujillo North Mission

Edgar Hinostroza Cordova, 47, and Rocio Trujillo de Hinostroza, three children, Valdivieso Ward, Lima Perú Condevilla Stake: Perú Trujillo North Mission, succeeding President William L. Marble and Sister Sandra Marble. 

Brother Hinostroza is a stake president and a former high councilor, bishop, stake Young Men president, and missionary in the Perú Lima North Mission. He was born in Lima, Perú, to Claudio Hinostroza Cuadros and Ricardina Cordova de Hinostroza.

Sister Hinostroza is a Primary teacher and a former stake Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor and ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. She was born in Lima, Peru, to Cirilo Trujillo Saenz and Luz Aurora Vincente Herencia.

W. Jean-Pierre and Angel Lono

Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission

W. Jean-Pierre Lono, 59, and Angel Lono, nine children, Kingasani 6th Ward, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Kimbanseke Stake: Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission, succeeding President Alfred Kyungu and Sister Lucie Kyungu. 

Brother Lono is an Area Seventy and a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, branch president, branch presidency counselor, and branch clerk. He was born in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sankuru originally), to Longandja Ohonge Pierre and Dikondja Walo Juliènne.

Sister Lono is a Relief Society teacher and a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president and branch Relief Society teacher. She was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Mfuni Raphael Muzenga and Ntumba Jeanne Kashala.

Nadia M. and Paulo C. Loureiro

Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission

Paulo C. Loureiro, 54, and Nadia M. Loureiro, four children, Aldeia da Serra Branch, Alphaville Brazil Stake: Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission, succeeding President Fábio Lacerda and Sister Tatiane Samara Alves Lacerda. 

Brother Loureiro is a branch presidency counselor and a former Area Seventy, stake president, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishop, Brazil MTC branch president, and missionary in the Brazil Recife Mission. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Mauro Rodrigues Loureiro and Thereza Pacheco Da Costa.

Sister Loureiro is a branch Relief Society president and a former ward Relief Society president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, public affairs director, and branch Primary president. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Telmo Miranda Da Silva and Marluzia Maria Leiros Da Silva.

Marshall A. and Jill A. McKinnon

California San Bernardino Mission

Marshall A. McKinnon, 53, and Jill A. McKinnon, six children, Kaysville 22nd Ward, Kaysville Utah East Stake: California San Bernardino Mission, succeeding President Sean R. Dixon and Sister Michelle Dixon. 

Brother McKinnon is a stake presidency counselor and a former bishop, stake executive secretary, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, Young Men adviser, and missionary in the México México City South Mission. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to John Gordon McKinnon and Lois Ann Boyer Lynn McKinnon.

Sister McKinnon is a Sunday School teacher and ward music director and a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and ward missionary. She was born in Salt Lake City to Larry Max Jenson and Sharlene Cutler Jenson.

Jason J. and Cari Mitchell

Chile Santiago West Mission

Jason J. Mitchell, 46, and Cari Mitchell, four children, Pleasant View 8th Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake: Chile Santiago West Mission, succeeding President Christopher G. Woodward and Sister Jennifer G. Woodward. 

Brother Mitchell is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, elders quorum presidency counselor, ward Young Men presidency counselor, Young Men adviser, and missionary in the California Ventura Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to John LeRoy Mitchell III and Jeannena Karan Neil Mitchell.

Sister Mitchell is a Primary music leader and a former ward Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, and missionary in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Carl William Bacon II and Christine Pyper Bacon.

Leah and Rogelio D. Montemayor Jr.

Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission

Rogelio D. Montemayor Jr., 51, and Leah Montemayor, four children, Valencia Ward, Dumaguete Philippines Stake: Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission, succeeding President Kim S. Antenorcruz and Sister Maria Rina C. Antenorcruz. 

Brother Montemayor is a stake presidency counselor and a former district presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor, bishop, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Philippines Manila/Naga Mission. He was born in Manila, Philippines, to Rogelio Dionisio Montemayor and Lourdes Sanga Dionisio.

Sister Montemayor is an institute teacher and a former ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president; ward Relief Society presidency counselor; Sunday School teacher; seminary teacher; and missionary in the Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission. She was born in Piddig Ilocos Norte, Philippines, to Segundo Agbayani and Editha Foronda Baraoidan Agbayani.

Martin J. and Louise L. Nygaard

Idaho Boise Mission

Martin J. Nygaard, 59, and Louise L. Nygaard, four children, Bloomington Hills 6th Ward, St. George Utah Bloomington Hills Stake: Idaho Boise Mission, succeeding President Randall D. Bartlett and Sister Diana Bartlett. 

Brother Nygaard is a former high councilor, bishop, Young Men special needs Mutual adviser, Primary music leader, elders quorum presidency counselor, and missionary in the Indonesia Jakarta Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to Richard Olaf Nygaard and Ellen Jackson Nygaard.

Sister Nygaard is a Primary music leader and a former ward Relief Society president; ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary presidency counselor; and missionary in the Germany Munich Mission. She was born in Salt Lake City to Merlin Rex Lybbert and Nola Lybbert.

Frank B. and Linda Parker

Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission

Frank B. Parker, 62, and Linda Parker, five children, Cordata Park Ward, Huntington Beach California Stake: Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission, succeeding President Matthew M. Goodman and Sister Kay A. Goodman. 

Brother Parker is a mission presidency counselor and temple ordinance worker and a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, and missionary in the Costa Rica San José Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to Richard Arnold Parker and Helen Barton Parker.

Sister Parker is a ward Primary presidency counselor and a former ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, and Young Women adviser. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Catherine Marie Kirby and Calvin Clarke Kirby.

Carlos and Rosa Santos

Brazil Ribeirão Preto Mission

Carlos Santos, 54, and Rosa Santos, three children, Poá Ward, São Paulo Brazil Itaquá Stake: Brazil Ribeirão Preto Mission, succeeding President Peter S. Scholz and Sister Laura G. Scholz. 

Brother Santos is a bishop and a former stake president, high councilor, ward Young Men president, ward Sunday School president, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Brazil Porto Alegre Mission. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Eduardo Alves Dos Santos and Maria Ignez Cardozo Santos.

Sister Santos is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and a former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and seminary teacher. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Gerson Ricardo Dos Santos and Maria Josefa de Jesus.

Steven D. and Heidi O. Shumway

Illinois Chicago Mission

Steven D. Shumway, 48, and Heidi O. Shumway, four children, Aspen Ward, White Mountain Arizona Stake: Illinois Chicago Mission, succeeding President Evan G. Bingham and Sister Amy Bingham. 

Brother Shumway is a stake missionary preparation teacher and a former stake president, bishop, bishopric counselor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. He was born in Springerville, Arizona, to Wilford Douglas Shumway and Dixie Ann Jarvis Shumway.

Sister Shumway is a ward Young Women president and a former Young Women adviser, Sunday School teacher, Primary teacher, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. She was born in Salt Lake City to Gary Edward O’Brien and Juanita Ann Hansen O’Brien.