Church Announces New Mission Presidents for 2019

Contributed By the Church News

  • 17 January 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 First Presidency has called 164 new mission presidents and companions who will begin service in July 2019. Their names and mission assignments are listed below.

Additionally, four newly created missions were announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 2, with 12 existing missions being realigned with neighboring missions. (See related story.) These changes will take place July 1, at which time the Church will have a total of 399 missions worldwide.


MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Angola LuandaLuis A. and Ruth Pinto
Botswana/NamibiaJeffrey J. and Susan G. Anderson
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa EastRion B. and Charlotte Needs
Democratic Republic of the Congo LubumbashiL. Jean Claude and Mimie Mabaya
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-MayiW. Jean-Pierre and Angel Lono
Kenya NairobiKhumbulani and Futhi Mdletshe
South Africa DurbanTim R. and Lori Lines
Uganda KampalaWalter and Diana Chatora
Zambia LusakaBrent and Laurie Whiting
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan WestDaniel W. and Betty Jo Lewis
Ghana Accra WestD. Corey and Melissa C. Sanders
Liberia MonroviaGary S. and Julie C. Price
Nigeria Benin CityDeclan O. and Stella Ihunna Madu
Nigeria EnuguAlbert and Melion Mutariswa
Nigeria LagosEmmanuel O. and Tina Elizabeth Udoh
Nigeria OwerriNtiedo M. and Gladys E. Silas
Sierra Leone FreetownNeil M and Laura Harper
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
India BengaluruTed A. and Karen K. Thomas
Mongolia UlaanbaatarA. David and Chimka Hansen
SingaporeLeonard and Rita Woo
Asia North Area
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Korea Seoul SouthNathan M. and Nicole N. Sargent
Micronesia GuamEric T. and Christina Hicks
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion 
Brazil BelémTo be announced
Brazil CuritibaSaul S. and Soraia Duarte
Brazil Curitiba SouthDavid N. and Teresa L. Oldham
Brazil Fortaleza EastJ. Scott and Shiree Parker Nixon
Brazil GoiâniaDaniel M. and Suzana C. G. Piros
Brazil João PessoaElzimar G. and Anna A. Albuquerque
Brazil Juiz de ForaPaulo C. and Nadia M. Loureiro
Brazil LondrinaBradley K. and Sherrel McKinnon
Brazil NatalEmilton and Aparecida Miranda
Brazil PiracicabaBruno V. and Luciene M. A. Barros
Brazil Ribeirão PretoCarlos E. and Rosa Santos
Brazil Salvador SouthJúlio C. and Cláudia F. Triumpho
Brazil Santa MariaJorge M. and Maria R. Becerra
Brazil SantosPaul M. and Sue Harman
Brazil São Paulo WestE. Brett and Amy Horsley
CENTRAL America Area
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion  
El Salvador San Salvador West/BelizeJ. Francisco and I. Lucrecia Dubón
Guatemala AntiguaTimothy L. and Paula A. Barney
Guatemala CobánBenjamin and Hilda Poóu
Guatemala RetalhuleuFrank B. and Linda Parker
Honduras San Pedro Sula EastEduardo R. and Ana Maria Mora
Honduras San Pedro Sula WestGustavo A. and Videlmina Cristales
Nicaragua Managua NorthRodrigo B. and Maritza Soto
Panamá Panamá CityGary B. and Jana L. Garrett
Europe AREA
 MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Czech/SlovakJacob G. and Tina M. Gehring
England LeedsM. Kirk and Sally Thomas Green
Italy MilanBart D. and Gail H. Browning
Italy RomeDonald E. and Rebecca Smith
Poland WarsawDavid L. and Stacy A. Chandler
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Armenia/GeorgiaPaul and Elodie Picard
Russia MoscowTo be announced
Russia Rostov-na-DonuNikolay and Yuliya Ustyuzhaninov
Russia YekaterinburgMaksim and Ol’ga Byrdin
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Idaho BoiseMartin J. and Louise L. Nygaard
Idaho Idaho FallsMatthew S. and Shannon R. Hurley
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
México AguascalientesJeffrey N. and Janeen D. Redd
México CancúnIsrael and Linda Marin
México ChihuahuaW. Michael and Roxanne W. Ingalls
México Ciudad JuárezRobert C. and Mary Ann Henke
México CuliacánVictor and Angelina Esparza
México HermosilloCarlos and Silvia Zepeda
México MéridaMaurice D. and Patrice Jones
México México City ChalcoMichael C. and Debbie Rush
México México City EastAdrian B. and Rita L. Parry
México México City NorthGary J. and Juanita Severson
México México City NorthwestChristopher L. and Sheryn L. Thomas
México México City WestW. David and Dodie Blake
México Monterrey EastJavier and Leticia Romero
México Monterrey WestJose L. and Iris Isaguirre
México PachucaArmando and Graciela Maldonado
México QuerétaroNoé and Corina Domínguez
México SaltilloAlan and Abish Meza
México VillahermosaClark and Jennifer Whitworth
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Canada EdmontonTimothy N. and Kristen L. Cowley
Colorado Denver SouthJohn H. and Janet L. Rees
Colorado Fort CollinsScott R and Heather Ann Palmer
Illinois ChicagoSteven D. and Heidi O. Shumway
Iowa Des MoinesDale A. and Valerie Sturm
Kansas WichitaVerne M. and Shawny Ernst
Missouri St. LouisT. Trevor and Jamie L. Bell
Wisconsin MilwaukeeSean B. and A. Joanne Murphy
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Canada TorontoClint W. and Cindy Ensign
Indiana IndianapolisJ. Drew and Linda Anderson Page
Michigan DetroitHoward N. and Lisa Sorensen
New Hampshire ManchesterGary E. and Bobbi Jo Beck
Ohio CincinnatiD. Eric and Lisa M. Ensign
Virginia RichmondD. Greg and Kimberly Droubay
Washington DC NorthReid L. and Shelly A. Neilson
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Canada VancouverG. Blake and Jana Lee Wahlen
Oregon SalemR. Scott and Sherry Ann Wilde
Washington EverettAley K. and Danelle L. Y. Auna
Washington KennewickEdward R. and Carolyn Rasmussen
Washington SeattleLarry K. and Laurie Beardall
Washington VancouverJ. Scott and Lori L. Featherstone
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Alabama BirminghamChad W and Melanie Allred
Florida JacksonvilleJames F. and Christine G. Wood
Florida OrlandoDarren and Leticia Ashcraft
Florida TampaDavid and Michelle Hollingsworth
Tennessee NashvilleRhys A. and Pam Weaver
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion 
Arizona GilbertGordon K. and Lynette A. Wright
Arizona MesaChase B. and Kelly S. Andrews
Arizona ScottsdaleBrian L. and Gina R. Cox
Arizona TempeMark B. and Sherrie K. Goaslind
Nevada Las Vegas WestCurtis D. and Diane Reese
New Mexico AlbuquerqueN. Edwin and Cheryl A. Weathersby
Oklahoma Oklahoma CityCraig H. and Shawna W. Christensen
Texas Fort WorthJeffery G. and Kristi Ann Chapman
Texas McAllenJared R. and Jessica Ocampo
Texas San AntonioJason J. and Stephanie L. Tveten
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion 
California BakersfieldJonathan G. and Sharon Jannelli Sandberg
California Newport BeachWeldon J. and Kathryn N. Reeves
California Los AngelesValeri V. and Glenda Cordón
California San Bernardino
(Renamed from the California Redlands Mission)
Marshall A. and Jill A. McKinnon
Hawaii HonoluluRobert B. and Joni N. Walker
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Australia BrisbaneJ. Kevin and Debbie Ence
Australia MelbourneMichael J and Tamara Houghton
Marshall Islands/KiribatiBoyd S and Laurie Foster
New Zealand HamiltonJeffrey D. and Tina Erekson
Papua New Guinea Lae’Isileli T. and Milika M. Fatani
Tonga Nuku'alofaHakeai V. and Seini Piutau
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Philippines AntipoloMark R. and Beki B. Alder
Philippines BaguioBradly and Christy Oldroyd
Philippines Cagayan de OroRogelio D. and Leah Montemayor
Philippines CauayanR. Kipp and Donna Craig
Philippines CaviteDarwin S. and Michelle P. Cauilan
Philippines Cebu EastKeith B. and Beverly W. Monroe
Philippines IloiloGiovanni P. and Nenette Pangan
Philippines LegazpiEmmanuel and Anabelle Abraham
Philippines NagaG. Kenneth and Angie A. Lee
Philippines Quezon CityTerry E. and Cyrrena Welch
South America Northwest Area
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Bolivia La PazRandol and Jenny E. Salazar
Bolivia Santa CruzScott M. and Marcia A. Stanford
Bolivia Santa Cruz NorthMatthew K. and Shannon Hawkins
Colombia BarranquillaM. Jeffrey and Nan J. Lemmon
Ecuador Guayaquil SouthAlan B. and Susan F. Tingey
Ecuador Guayaquil WestCraig S. and Kris Olson
Ecuador Quito NorthJorge Antonio and Moraima J. Chacón
Perú ArequipaRichard M. and Laurie N. Marsh
Perú CuscoFernando R. and Carol G. García
Perú HuancayoCarlos and Lilian M. Cabrera
Perú IquitosTroy G. and Jill L. Parker
Perú Lima NorthMeredith H. and Corinne S. Packard
Perú Lima WestAndres and Sandra Villegas
Perú LimatamboDaryl S. and Amy Glazier
Perú Trujillo NorthEdgar and Rocio Hinostroza
Venezuela ValenciaJohn N. and Maria Palma
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Argentina Buenos Aires NorthLeopoldo and Gabriela Zuñiga
Argentina Buenos Aires SouthMartín P. and Gabriela Fernández
Argentina Comodoro RivadaviaAdrián J. and Laura V. Camejo
Argentina CórdobaScott D. and Janice B. Hintze
Chile AntofagastaBryan R. and Jacqueline B. Larsen
Chile ConcepciónErnest K. and Jane Richter
Chile Concepción SouthH. Marcelo and Claudia Jaquelina Cardús
Chile OsornoRobert J. and Lynnette Meek
Chile RancaguaCarlos and Jeanette Vergara
Chile Santiago SouthTimothy R. and SanDee Cottrell
Chile Santiago WestJason J. and Cari Mitchell
Paraguay Asunción NorthRichard L. and Julie Ann Millett
Uruguay MontevideoFrancisco A. and Marcela I. Escobar
Uruguay Montevideo WestKeith M. and Lori B. Dunford
MISSION                                          NEW PRESIDENT and Companion
Utah Salt Lake CityDavid A. and Lisa Prier
Utah Salt Lake City SouthAlvin F. “Trip” and Jennifer E. Meredith
Utah St. GeorgeGeorge and Manao Kaluhiokalani