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New mission presidents

New Mission Presidents 2011

Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin service about July 1.

Liliana and Nelson Ardila
Liliana and Nelson Ardila

Nelson Ardila Vásquez, 44, and Liliana Yulieth Duran Rojas, three children, Peru Lima East Mission; Real de Minas Ward, Bucaramanga Colombia Terrazas Stake. Brother Ardila serves as a stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake executive secretary, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Colombia Cali Mission. Coordinator, seminaries and institutes of religion. Born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, to Carlos Ardila Hernández and Ruth Vásquez Joya.

Sister Ardila serves as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency and is a former seminary teacher, Relief Society teacher, Sunday School teacher, and counselor in a Young Women presidency. Born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, to Apolinar Duran and Maria Yada Rojas.

claudia and Sergio E. Avila
claudia and Sergio E. Avila

Sergio Edgardo Avila, 47, and Claudia Elízabeth Navia, five children, Argentina Mendoza Mission; Ciudad Evita 1st Ward, Buenos Aires Argentina Aldo Bonzi Stake. Brother Avila serves as an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, stake Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric, counselor in a branch presidency, Young Men president and missionary in the Argentina Rosario Mission. Business manager, Inducon Contenedores Flexibles SRL. Born in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Juan Carlos Avila and Herminia Concepción Bonina de Avila.

Sister Avila serves as a Young Women president and as a Primary chorister. She is a former counselor in a Relief Society presidency, gospel doctrine teacher, counselor in a Primary presidency, seminary teacher, counselor in a Young Women presidency and teacher development instructor. Born in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Carlos Alberto Navia and Berta Gladys Borredá.

Julie A. and Jordan W. Clements
Julie A. and Jordan W. Clements

Jordan Woodruff Clements, 54, and Julie Ann Fife Clements, five children, Minnesota Minneapolis Mission; Cottonwood 11th Ward, Salt Lake Cottonwood Stake. Brother Clements serves as a bishop in a student ward and is a former high councilor, bishop, gospel doctrine teacher, ward Primary teacher, missionary preparation teacher and missionary in the Switzerland Zurich Mission. Partner of a private equity investment firm. Born in Palo Alto, Calif., to Blaine Snow and Jacquelyn Woodruff Clements.

Sister Clements serves as a temple preparation and family relations teacher. She is a former stake Primary music leader, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, counselor in a ward Young Women presidency, choir director, counselor in a Relief Society presidency, and counselor in a Primary presidency. Born in San Mateo, Calif., to Paul William and Velda Petersen Fife.

Steven M. and Polly Petersen
Steven M. and Polly Petersen

Steven Merrill Petersen, 54, and Pauline Grange Petersen, seven children, Russia Novosibirsk Mission; Hilliard Ward, Evanston Wyoming South Stake. Brother Petersen serves as an area public affairs council member in the Utah North Area and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, ward mission leader and missionary in the Switzerland Zurich Mission. Chairman and president, Petersen, Inc. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Denis Merrill and Taunya Maris Yearsley Petersen.

Sister Petersen serves as an area public affairs council member and is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency, Relief Society president, Primary president, Young Women president and Relief Society teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Raymond Ralph and Maxine Hardy Grange.

Nancy and John E. Rappleye
Nancy and John E. Rappleye

John Edwin Rappleye, 60, and Nancy Lee Humpherys Rappleye, three children, Chile Osorno Mission; Red Cliffs 6th Ward, St. George Utah Red Cliffs Stake. Brother Rappleye is a former counselor in the Venezuela Valencia and Tennessee Nashville missions, high councilor, institute teacher, district president and missionary in the Brazil South Mission. Retired general manager, Bridgestone/Firestone. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, to John Drew and Marjorie May Bingham Rappleye.

Sister Rappleye is a former stake Young Women president, stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, counselor in a Young Women presidency and Primary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Boyd Von Nordeck and Joan Eliza Smith Humpherys.

Tarita and Benjamin T. Sinjoux
Tarita and Benjamin T. Sinjoux

Benjamin Tauraa Sinjoux, 57, and Tarita Alexandre Sinjoux, three children, Tahiti Papeete Mission; Pamatai Ward, Faaa Tahiti Stake. Brother Sinjoux serves as an executive secretary in the Pacific Area and is a former counselor in the Tahiti Papeete Mission, sealer in the Tahiti Papeete Temple, stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, and missionary in the Canada Montreal Mission. Service Center Manager, Corp. of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Papeete, Tahiti, to Alphonse and Riorita Hauata Sinjoux.

Sister Sinjoux serves as a ward Relief Society teacher and is a former stake Young Women president, stake Primary president, stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society teacher, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, and branch Relief Society president. Born in Papeete, Tahiti, to Roger and Rachel Hurahutia Alexandre.

Vianey R. and Maria I. Villamizar
Vianey R. and Maria I. Villamizar

Vianey Roman Villamizar, 56, and Maria-Ines Villamizar, three children, Venezuela Caracas Mission; Spring Creek 13th Ward, Springville Utah Spring Creek Stake. Brother Villamizar serves as a ward membership clerk and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, branch president, high priest group leader assistant, counselor in the Venezuela Caracas Mission and missionary in the Venezuela Caracas Mission. Faculty, Brigham Young University. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Jose Rosario Villamizar and Gladys Efigenia Gonzalez de Villamizar.

Sister Villamizar serves as a visiting teaching supervisor and is a former Young Women president, Young Women adviser, Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher, and Relief Society teacher. Born in Santiago, Chile, to Joel Hernando Valenzuela and Maria Eusebia Munoz.