New mission presidents
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Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service about July 1.
Fernando Enrique Calderon, 51, and Adriana Recalde Cevallos Calderon, three children, Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission; San Rafael Ward, Los Chillos Ecuador Stake. Brother Calderon is an Area Seventy and a former stake president and counselor, district president, branch president and high councilor. Owner, construction company. Born in Quito, Ecuador, to Luis Fernando Calderon Yanez and Ana Lucia Gallegos Murillo.
Sister Calderon is a former ward Primary president, ward Young Women president, seminary teacher, institute teacher and counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency. Born in Quito, Ecuador, to Carlos Recalde Gonzalez and Maria Cevallos.
Nicolas Castaneda, 42, and Blanca Estela Cepeda Castaneda, five children, Mexico Villahermosa Mission; Alamos Ward, Gomez Palacio Mexico Stake. Brother Castaneda serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in the Mexico Torreon Mission presidency, bishop and counselor, stake mission president and missionary in the Mexico Guadalajara Mission. Manager, family business. Born in Bermejillo, Mexico, to David Castaneda Pantoja and Tomasa Ruiz Munoz Castaneda.
Sister Castaneda is a former ward Primary president and counselor, counselor in ward Young Women and Relief Society presidencies and missionary in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission. Born in Torreon, Mexico, to Fausto Cepeda Hernandez and Jovita Santos Garza Cepeda.
John Scott Dorius, 58, and Rebecca Birchall Dorius, two children, Peru Lima West Mission; Turlock 2nd Ward, Turlock California Stake. Brother Dorius is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, stake mission president, stake Young Men president, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Andes-Peru Mission. Attorney, Triebsch & Frampton. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Byron and Mildred Badger Dorius.
Sister Dorius is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in stake and ward Young Women presidencies, ward Young Women president, seminary and institute teacher and temple ordinance worker. Born in Turlock, Calif., to Thomas Dargue and Lorna Crockett Birchall.
Robert Spence Ellsworth, 59, and Laurie Benson Ellsworth, seven children, Arizona Mesa Mission; Carey 2nd Ward, Carey Idaho Stake. Brother Ellsworth is a counselor in the Boise Idaho Mission presidency and a former stake president, bishop and missionary in the North Argentine Mission. Co-owner, Ellsworth and Company. Born in Globe, Ariz., to Maurice Chapman and Norma Owens Ellsworth.
Sister Ellsworth is a former stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary teacher and institute teacher. Born in Seattle, Wash., to Ezra Taft Benson Jr. and Mary Beth Wheeler Benson.
Jose Ernesto Maravilla, 43, and Susana Jeanette Hernandez Franco Maravilla, three children, Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission; Tezoatega Ward, Chinandega Nicaragua West Stake. Brother Maravilla is a former stake president, district president and branch president. General manager for Nicaragua, Cause for Hope. Born in Chinandega, Nicaragua, to Salvador Reyes and Eufemia del Socorro Avendano Maravilla.
Sister Maravilla is a former ward Relief Society president, seminary teacher and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in El Viejo, Chinandega, Nicaragua, to Ernesto Walberto Hernandez Rodriguez and Ana Maria Franco Chevez Hernandez.
Kris J Mecham, 56, and Stephanie Bessire Mecham, five children, Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission; Ashley Park Ward, Sandy Utah Granite South Stake. Brother Mecham serves as a gospel doctrine teacher and is a former bishop, stake executive secretary, high councilor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Scotland Mission. President and chief executive officer, Deseret First Credit Union. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Alvin John and Nina Anderson Mecham.
Sister Mecham serves as a ward family history consultant and is a former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, stake 25th anniversary history compiler and tri-stake family history center director. Born in Rupert, Idaho, to Duane Merrill and Carole Ann Cahoon Bessire.
Alan Roy Walker, 39, and Ines Sule Walker, Mexico Monterrey East Mission; Anahuac Ward, Mexico City Chapultepec Stake. Brother Walker is a counselor in the stake presidency and a former counselor in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission, high councilor, bishop and counselor and missionary in the Tennessee Nashville Mission. Area controller, Mexico Area, Corporation of the Presiding Bishopric. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Victor Adrian and Cristina Ofelia Sparrow Walker.
Sister Walker serves as a stake Primary president and is a former stake and ward Young Women president, seminary teacher and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in San Nicolas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Angel Jose and Edith Leonor Mondino Sule.