2005
New Mission Presidents Begin Service
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“New Mission Presidents Begin Service,” Liahona, July 2005, N3–N4

New Mission Presidents Begin Service

More than one-third of the missions worldwide will receive a new mission president this year. One hundred and twenty-two mission presidents will begin their new assignments on or around July 1. The total number of missions worldwide is now 339, the newest being the Mozambique Maputo Mission, which was created on January 1, 2005.

Mission

New President

Alaska Anchorage

Randy C. Lewis

Albania Tirana

Paul D. Clayton

Argentina Buenos Aires West

Alfonso Ramos

Argentina Mendoza

Juan C. Ávila

Argentina Resistencia

Donald V Shakespear

Argentina Rosario

Richard C. Hutchison

Argentina Salta

Israel Rubalcava

Arizona Phoenix

C. Scott Gill

Arizona Tucson

Douglas F. Higham

Arkansas Little Rock

Gary N. Batchelor

Baltic

Russell N. Watterson

Bolivia Cochabamba

Ronald E. Dalene

Brazil Brasília

Marcos A. Aidukaitis

Brazil Florianópolis

Lamonte J. Dansie Jr.

Brazil Fortaleza

Victor A. da Silva

Brazil Maceió

B. Bruce Muir

Brazil Manaus

Paulo H. Itinose

Brazil Recife

Mark B. Woodruff

Brazil Ribeirão Prêto

R. Blair Condie

Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Milton H. Brinton

Brazil Rio de Janeiro North

João L. Oppe

Brazil Salvador

Jarbas F. Souza

Brazil São Paulo Interlagos

Dale H. Bradford

Brazil São Paulo North

Michael J. Bertasso

Brazil São Paulo South

Jose A. Teixeira

California Anaheim

Randall G. Harmsen

California Arcadia

Stephen W. Owen

California Fresno

John C. Beck

California Riverside

Robert A. Ewer

California Roseville

Lee T. Perry

California Sacramento

R. Randall Huff

California San Diego

Robert N. Packer

California San Jose

Oscar W. McConkie III

California Ventura

Richard M. Ellsworth

Canada Montreal

Alain A. Petion

Canada Toronto East

Tad R. Callister

Canada Vancouver

Anthony W. Middleton Jr.

Chile Osorno

Carl R. Faulkner

Chile Santiago North

Kevin R. Duncan

Colombia Cali

Horacio J. Nieto

Colorado Colorado Springs

Robert S. Fotheringham

Colorado Denver North

W. Dea Montague Jr.

Connecticut Hartford

Van R. Johnson

Croatia Zagreb

Douglas L. Weight

Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East

Juan A. García

Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West

Larry K. Bair

Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa

William W. Maycock

Ecuador Guayaquil North

Randall L. Ridd

Ecuador Quito

José F. Lara

El Salvador San Salvador East

Ricky D. Jones

El Salvador San Salvador West

Robert D. Call

England Manchester

Theodore M. Jacobsen

Fiji Suva

Ian S. Ardern

Finland Helsinki

Phillip Estes

Florida Fort Lauderdale

Noel B. Reynolds

France Paris

Steven H. Pond

France Toulouse

J. Craig Merrell

Georgia Macon

R. Brent Evanson

Germany Frankfurt

K. Eugene Webb

Germany Munich/Austria

Holger D. Rakow

Guatemala Guatemala City Central

Hugo E. Martínez

Guatemala Guatemala City North

Thomas R. Coleman

Guatemala Guatemala City South

Ronald R. Bennion

Guatemala Quetzaltenango

César A. Morales

Honduras Tegucigalpa

Scott D. Farrell

Italy Catania

W. Bryan Colton

Ivory Coast Abidjan

Lindsay T. Dil

Japan Hiroshima

Akira Yafuso

Japan Sapporo

Yoshikazu Yokoyama

Japan Sendai

Asao Miyashita

Japan Tokyo South

Valten J. Tucker

Kentucky Louisville

Dennis C. Brimhall

Korea Busan

Pyung-Jong Song

Louisiana Baton Rouge

Douglas H. Patterson

Mexico Guadalajara

Gary L. Heaton

Mexico Mexico City North

Ricardo E. Castillo

Mexico Oaxaca

Jesús A. Ortiz

Mexico Puebla

J. Phil Freestone

Mexico Tijuana

Brian B. Carmack

Mexico Torreón

Richard J. Hogan

Mexico Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Clifford L. Whetten

Mexico Veracruz

Lester F. Johnson

Michigan Lansing

Dean C Edwards

Minnesota Minneapolis

R. Lloyd Smith

Missouri Independence

James L. Hacking

Mozambique Maputo

Lynn P. Wallace*

Nevada Las Vegas

John J. Wadsworth

New Jersey Morristown

Stephen K. Parkinson

New Zealand Auckland

Carl B. Cook

New Zealand Wellington

G. Michael Finnigan

Nigeria Port Harcourt

Edgar L. Stone

Ohio Columbus

Russell S. Gilliland

Oregon Eugene

Daniel B. Fugal

Oregon Portland

Van C. Gessel

Pennsylvania Harrisburg

Jerrald M Jensen

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

Jay K. Francis

Peru Lima East

Michael R Lindstrom

Philippines Angeles

Robert J. Stringham

Philippines Cebu

Leonard M Anderson

Philippines Davao

Moises M. Mabunga Jr.

Philippines Manila

David E. LeSueur

Philippines Olongapo

Craig A. Burtenshaw

Philippines San Pablo

Gerald E. Mortimer

Philippines Tacloban

Richard J. Trask

România Bucharest

John H. Ashby

Russia Yekaterinburg

Gregory A. Schwitzer

Samoa Apia

Paul B. Price

South Africa Cape Town

John C. Nelson

South Africa Johannesburg

James A. Bowden

South Carolina Columbia

Kenneth E. Brailsford

Sweden Stockholm

Jan Åke Karlsson

Tahiti Papeete

T. Marama Tarati

Tennessee Knoxville

Ronald S Godfrey

Tennessee Nashville

Mark O. Lords

Texas Dallas

Bart C. Warner

Texas Houston

Travis L. Steward

Texas Houston East

Michael S. Lake

Texas Lubbock

D. Brent Rose

Ukraine Donetsk

Dale E. Andersen

Ukraine Kiev

R. Kim Davis

Venezuela Caracas

Danilo A. Paredes

Washington Tacoma

Kevin W. Pearson

West Virginia Charleston

Joseph F. Cowley Jr.

* Began service on January 1, 2005, when mission was created.