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New and Returning Mission Presidents: 1997

The First Presidency has announced the assignments of this year's new mission presidents. They will report to their missions about July 1, and generally serve for three years. This year, 99 new mission presidents and their wives have been called.

British Isles - 8 missions

Europe - 48 missions

Philippines/Micronesia - 13 missions

Asia - 20 missions

South Pacific - 13 missions

Africa - 11 missions

South America - 64 missions

Mexico/Central America - 30 missions

Caribbean - 7 missions

North America - 104 missions

Total Missions - 318


North America - 30

Mission New President Returning President

California Oakland Cecil Malcolm Warner Phil K. Smartt Jr

California San Fernando Maughn M. Pearson ** Steven E. Snow

California San Francisco Robert E. Sorenson, Jr. New mission

California Santa Rosa Gary C. Swensen Floyd H. Gowans

Canada Calgary O. Don Ostler ** Peter J. G. Berkhahn

Canada Halifax To be announced Bradley C. Miller

Canada Winnipeg R. Dean Layton ** Lorin J. Mendenhall

Florida Tampa Lloyd M. Munson Jeff J. Horn

Georgia Atlanta Richard W. Jones Monte N. Stewart

Idaho Pocatello Wilburn J. Brown Glenn R. Orr

Illinois Chicago South Dallas H. Bradford New mission

Maryland Baltimore Jay M. Smith, Jr. ** Bruce M. Ballard

Massachusetts Boston Dale B. Murphy Ranier F. Munns

Mississippi Jackson H. Earl Thomas Ernest W. Westover

Missouri Independence V. Daniel Rogers Ben E. Rawlings

Montana Billings H. Kay Chandler David C. Harvey

Nebraska Omaha To be announced Jack M. Bangerter

Nevada Las Vegas West Grant E. Starley New mission

New York New York South Dean W. Croft W. John Bailey III

New York Utica Robert R. Evans *** R. Noel Hatch

North Carolina Charlotte Ted M. Bair ** Kay B. Rasmussen

North Carolina Raleigh Max Explin ** Arnold Christensen

Oklahoma Tulsa Quade P. Hansen R. Clair Miles

South Dakota Rapid City John R. Reese Eugene W. Atkinson

Texas Houston South Brent K. Pratt New mission

Texas McAllen Robert G. Dyer ** C. Douglas Lyons

Utah Ogden Clifford Lloyd Jones ** Donald D. Salmon

Utah Provo Hugh S. Gregson Wayne M. Hancock

Washington D. C. South Arlen B. Crouch ** James Joseph Hamula

Washington Spokane Jeffrey L. Yarbrough Richard I. Heaton

Mexico and Central America - 7

Mission New President Returning President

Costa Rica San Jose Jose L. Gonzalez Boyd L. Cardon

Honduras Comayaguela Roberto Ocampo ** New mission

Mexico Hermosillo Rosendo Tiempos Francisco Javier Barron

Mexico Mexico City South Mario Leopoldo Carlos William R. Moss

Mexico Monterrey South Lee W. Crayk ** Mervin L. Gifford

Mexico Puebla Jose L. Rios Bud F. Grover

Mexico Tampico H. Aldridge Gillespie *** Lincoln R. Goodman

Africa - 4

Mission New President Returning President

Ghana Accra Larry Bodhaine Larry Bert Duke

Ivory Coast Abidjan Charles D. Martin * J. Thomas Kallunki

South Africa Durban R. Chris Fee *** H. Dwayne Stevenson

Zimbabwe Harare Frank D. Bagley William L. Hunter

Asia - 10

Mission New President Returning President

Cambodia Phnom Penh Leland D. White New mission

Hong Kong Tak Chung Stanley Wan ** John Malulani Aki, Jr.

Indonesia Jakarta Subandriyo Vern M. Tueller

Japan Fukuoka James A. McArthur L. Dwight Pincock

Japan Nagoya Kent J Diamond J. Reed Mackley

Japan Tokyo North Tadashi Komatsu ** Larry Odell Haslam

Korea Seoul Darryl W. Harris ** Jong Chul Jun

Singapore Nicholas P. Collins Carl D. Warren

Taiwan Taipei Michael G. Harris *** Richard B. Stamps

Thailand Bangkok Michael A. Goodman ** Troy L. Corriveau

Phillippines/Micronesia - 3

Mission New President Returning President

Philippines Bacolod Kent T. Evans George F. Snell

Philippines Baguio Bruce R. Christensen Roger L. Hiatt, Sr.

Philippines San Fernando Del B. Garner Allen C. Christensen

British Isles - 5

Mission New President Returning President

England Bristol Timothy L. Taggart Rowland E. Elvidge

England London O. Claron Alldredge, Jr. Donald H. Steele

England London South James L. Parkin ** Kay R. Whitmore

England Manchester H. Bruce Stucki H. Bryan Richards

Scotland Edinburgh Norman D. Clyde Joseph M. McPhie

Caribbean - 4

Mission New President Returning President

Dominican Republic Santiago Vicente I. Mederos Stanley K. Bramwell

Dominican Republic Santo

Domingo East J. William Moore Charles K. Hinds

Jamaica Kingston Eugene J. Moore David R. Calvert

West Indies Kenneth J. Mason Roy R. Valantine

South America - 22

Mission New President Returning President

Argentina Bahia Blanca Brian E. Schuck Ramon A. Alvarez

Argentina Buenos Aires West W. Fredrick Hall II Garry K. Moore

Brazil Belem Carlos Augusto Godoy ** Pedro J. Cruz Penha

Brazil Belo Horizonte Arlen D. Woffinden ** Expedicto J. Saraiva

Brazil Belo Horizonte East Dean R. Burgess Thomas P. Smith

Brazil Brasilia Scott W. Hadley Larry B. Hanks

Brazil Porto Alegre North Arlan W. Woodward ** Sanford S. Walker

Brazil Porto Alegre South Milton da Rocha Camargo James R. Palmer

Brazil Salvador South C. Daniel Litchford Marcos A. C. Prieto

Brazil Sao Paulo East Richard A. Walker Leobardo Espinosa

Chile Antofagasta Miguel F. Rojas Spencer V. Jones

Chile Santiago East D. Kelly Ogden New mission

Chile Vina del Mar E. Elwood Taylor Sr. James F. Killian

Colombia Bogota North Pedro Nel Cardona ** Roberto Mazal

Colombia Bogota South Francisco I. Gimenez Juan R. Fajardo

Peru Lima Central Juan A. Etchegaray Carlos A. Cuba

Peru Lima South Julio C. Alasia Mac Rey Call

Uruguay Montevideo Timothy M. Olson Lynn G. Robbins

Uruguay Montevideo West Kevin E. Monson New mission

Venezuela Barcelona Javier Ibanez ** Ned B. Roueche

Venezuela Maracaibo Gary Rex Wight ** Arthur L. Porter

Venezuela Valencia Omar A. Alvarez ** N. Gaylon Hopkins

European - 12

Mission New President Returning President

Belgium Brussels H. Ray Hart ** J. R. Eccles

Bulgaria Sofia Gary R. Stephens ** Edward M. Partridge

Germany Berlin August Schubert ** Walter e. Wunderlich

Germany Leipzig Reed L. Moss Terry W. Johnson

Portugal Lisbon South Allan T. Brinkerhoff *** Weldon Robert Coleman

Russia Moscow South G. Lowell Wright Jr. New mission

Russia Rostov na Donu Robert B. Schwartz Vladimir Siwachok

Spain Barcelona Clate W. Mask Jr. Donald P. Tenney

Spain Bilbao Derk W. Pelton Colin H. Miller

Spain Las Palmas Jorge A. Prieto H. Vern Payne

Spain Madrid Steven R. Shallenberger ** Richard H. Winkel

Switzerland Geneva Rex J. Allen Glen K Lund

Pacific - 2

Mission New President Returning President

Australia Sydney South Boyden E. Lee Leo P. Talbot

Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mosese F. Naeata John R. Gibson

  • Already serving

** Biographies to be published later

*** Biographies on page 5