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New mission presidents by area for 2013

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The calling of new mission presidents in the Church for 2013 has been announced by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July. The new presidents and their predecessors are listed below.

Africa Southeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Angola LuandaNew MissionDanny L. Merrill
Botswana GaboroneNew MissionMerrill A. Wilson
DR Congo KinshasaBrent L JamesonW. Bryce Cook
Kenya NairobiSteven H. BroadbentGary C. Hicken
South Africa DurbanJames C. Von StettenJohn A. Zackrison
Uganda KampalaEric C. JacksonRobert F. Chatfield
Zambia LusakaMikele R. PadovichLeif J. Erickson

Africa West Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Ghana Accra WestNew MissionNorman C. Hill
Liberia MonroviaNew MissionRoger L. Kirkham
Nigeria Benin CityNew MissionAkingbade A. Ojo
Nigeria EnuguJohn K. BuahFreebody A. Mensah
Nigeria LagosEdward K. B. KarkariRichard K. Ahadjie
Sierra Leone FreetownRichard P. RoggiaDavid B. Ostlertd>

Asia Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
India BangaloreRandy D. FunkDavid M. Berrett
Indonesia JakartaGeorge H. GrobergChristopher L. Donald
Mongolia UlaanbaatarJay D. ClarkJoseph P. Benson
Taiwan TaichungClark T. BishopKurt L. Blickenstaff

Asia North Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Japan NagoyaScott O. BairdKazuhiko Yamashita
Japan Tokyo SouthNew MissionTakashi Wada
Korea DaejeonMark C. FurnissYong-In S. Shin
Korea Seoul SouthNew MissionMarshall R. Morrise

Brazil

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Brazil CuritibaDerek L. CordonAnderson M. Monteiro
Brazil Curitiba SouthNew MissionLeonel R. Fernandes
Brazil Fortaleza EastNew MissionCarlos Fusco
Brazil GoianiaRamon C. PrietoDavid Kuceki
Brazil Joao PessoaGordon J. HallIzaias P. Nogueira
Brazil Juiz de ForaNew MissionLuciano Cascardi
Brazil LondrinaEduardo L. M. TavaresC. Alberto de Genaro
Brazil NatalNew MissionSaulo Soares
Brazil PiracicabaNew MissionKennedy F. Canuto
Brazil Ribeirao PretoGilson R. PrietoMauro T. Brum
Brazil Santa MariaIsaias D. RibeiroAdalton P. Parrela
Brazil SantosNew MissionCelso B. Cabral
Brazil Sao Paulo WestNew MissionJose Luiz Del Guerso

Caribbean

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Jamaica KingstonT. Scott HendricksKevin G. Brown
Puerto Rico San JuanJorge M. AlvaradoP. Knox Smartt III

Central America Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
El Salvador San Salvador EastNew MissionDavid L. Glazier
El Salvador San Salvador West/BelizeRealigned MissionKai D. Hintze
Guatemala CobanNew MissionJohn F. Curtiss
Guatemala RetalhuleuJose E. MaravillaJohnny F. Ruiz
Honduras San Pedro Sula EastRonald L. VeirsNorman S. Klein
Honduras San Pedro Sula WestNew MissionJames M. Dester
Nicaragua Managua NorthCarlos F. ArredondoMonsop Collado
Nicaragua Managua SouthJavier F. MonestelBryan G. Russell
Panama Panama CityCraig L. WardCurtis Carmack

Europe Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Czech/SlovakDavid R. IrwinJames W. McConkie III
England LeedsJerel D. LindleyGraham Pilkington
Italy MilanDavid R. WolfgrammBruce L. Dibb
Italy RomeThomas E. KellyMichael Waddoups
Poland WarsawStanford W. NielsonSteven C Edgren

Europe East Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Armenia YerevanReese A. CarterJ. Steven Carlson
Russia MoscowStephen J. SorensonGarry E. Borders
Russia SamaraRalph J. SartoriMichael L. Schwab
Russia YekaterinburgE. Kent RustVal J. Christensen
Ukraine L'vivNew MissionDaniel E. Lattin

Idaho

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Idaho BoiseKent H. CannonJohn Winder
Idaho NampaNew MissionStuart B. Cannon
Idaho Twin FallsNew MissionGlen R. Curtis

Mexico Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Mexico AguascalientesKarim Del ValleJuan Villarreal
Mexico CancunNew MissionDale B. Kirkham Jr.
Mexico ChihuahuaGerardo AnguloUlises Chavez
Mexico Ciudad JuarezNew MissionRodolfo Derbez
Mexico Ciudad ObregonNew MissionMauricio Munive
Mexico CuliacanRolando CantuJesus Velez
Mexico MeridaNetzahualcoyotl SalinasSergio A. Garcia
Mexico Mexico City ChalcoNew MissionJerald D. Crickmore
Mexico Mexico City EastRobert H HickenSergio M. Anaya
Mexico Mexico City NorthwestTom R. TervortBrad H Hall
Mexico Mexico City WestCarlos VillarrealGeorge F. Whitehead
Mexico Monterrey EastAlan R. WalkerLarry C. Bird
Mexico PachucaNew MissionAndrew E. Egbert
Mexico QueretaroNew MissionJavier L. Mejorada
Mexico ReynosaNew MissionAbelardo Morales
Mexico SaltilloNew MissionTo Be Announced
Mexico VillahermosaNicolas CastanedaIsrael G. Morales

North America Central Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Canada EdmontonChris W. CampbellLarry G. Manion
Colorado Denver SouthAlan R. MaynesJ Blake Murdock
Colorado Fort CollinsNew MissionKelly W. Brown
Illinois ChicagoRealigned MissionPaul S. Woodbury
Illinois Chicago WestNew MissionJerry D. Fenn
Iowa Des MoinesDirk O. JergensenJohn R. Jensen
Kansas WichitaNew MissionMichael L. Bell
Missouri St. LouisStephen D. ClarkThomas W. Morgan
Wisconsin MilwaukeeTimothy M. JonesRaymond A. Cutler

North America Northeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Canada MontrealNelson C. CannonVictor P. Patrick
Indiana IndianapolisKent H. CollinsSteven C. Cleveland
Michigan DetroitDouglas D. HolmesNolan D. Gerber
New Hampshire ManchesterDavid L. WilkeyPhilip M. Stoker
New York RochesterJack R. ChristiansonArthur R. Francis
Ohio CincinnatiNew MissionJohn P. Porter
Pennsylvania PhiladelphiaWilliam A. SchaefermeyerT. Gary Anderson
Virginia ChesapeakeNew MissionAlan J. Baker
Virginia RichmondJames C. PerryE. Bradley Wilson
Washington DC NorthJames R. MatsumoriPeter S. Cooke

North America Northwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Oregon SalemNew MissionMichael R. Samuelian
Washington EverettD. Keith WilsonMark Bonham
Washington Federal WayNew MissionRobert I. Eaton
Washington KennewickLeonard D. GreerBoyd S. Ware
Washington SeattleTodd S LarkinYoon Hwan Choi
Washington VancouverNew MissionDerlin C Taylor

North America Southeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Alabama BirminghamRichard N. HolzapfelRichard D. Hanks
Florida JacksonvilleJames W. BarryPaul W. Craig
Florida OrlandoGarth V. HallMichael J. Berry
Florida TallahasseeDale H. JensenBradley J. Smith
Florida TampaBruce P. SummerhaysMark D. Cusick
Georgia MaconNew MissionBrent T. Cottle

North America Southwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Arizona GilbertNew MissionK. Brett Nattress
Arizona MesaR. Spence EllsworthKirk L. Jenkins
Arizona ScottsdaleNew MissionKarl R. Sweeney
Arizona TempeDean L. HowesJames L. Toone
Nevada Las Vegas WestJerry B. BlackMichael B. Ahlander
New Mexico AlbuquerqueWayne K. MillerSteven J. Miller
Oklahoma Oklahoma CityNolan S. TaylorStewart R. Walkenhorst
Texas Fort WorthJoseph M. SagersRodney A. Ames
Texas McAllenStephen J. TraynerFernando Maluenda
Texas San AntonioStephen E. JonesJames E. Slaughter

North America West Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
California BakersfieldNew MissionJames M. Wilson
California CarlsbadBruce M. CookHal C. Kendrick
California IrvineNew MissionVon D. Orgill
California Long BeachTed F. BubertRyan M. Tew
California Los AngelesStephen R. BakerDavid N Weidman
California Rancho CucamongaNew MissionBruce E. Hobbs
California RedlandsCraig E. GodwinDaniel J. Van Cott
Hawaii HonoluluJohn C. DaltonStephen R. Warner

Pacific Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Australia BrisbaneFritjof F. LangelandLon E. Henderson
Australia MelbourneDennis R. LifferthTo Be Announced
Australia Sydney NorthNew MissionPhilip F. Howes
Australia Sydney SouthRealigned MissionLarry J. Lew
Marshall Islands MajuroThomas H. ShawThomas L. Weir
New Zealand HamiltonNew MissionCharles A. Rudd
Papua New Guinea LaeNew MissionTo Be Announced
Tonga Nuku'alofa'Aisake K. TukuafuLeitoni M. Tupou

Philippines Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Philippines BaguioRealigned MissionAnthony John Balledos
Philippines ButuanMernard P. DonatoPastor B. Torres
Philippines Cagayan de OroWilliam A. HernaezAlberto C. Bulseco
Philippines CauayanRodolfo A. CarlosGeorge R. Rahlf
Philippines CaviteNew MissionDouglas C. Tye
Philippines Cebu EastNew MissionRichard L. Tanner
Philippines IloiloRyan V. PagaduanJaime R. Aquino
Philippines LegaspiNew MissionJovencio A. Guanzon
Philippines NagaRonald D. BliesnerL. Barry Reeder
Philippines Quezon CityDavid W. DeLaMareCarlos Revillo
Philippines UrdanetaNew MissionWilliam J. Monahan

South America Northwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Bolivia La PazHector K. QuintanillaJulian A. Palacio
Bolivia Santa CruzFernando E. CalderonJason A. Willard
Bolivia Santa Cruz NorthNew MissionRichard C. Zambrano
Colombia BarranquillaCarlos A. GaviriaKent R. Searle
Ecuador Guayaquil SouthJavier R. MontaltiMaxsimo C Torres
Ecuador Guayaquil WestNew MissionJorge Dennis
Ecuador Quito NorthNew MissionBrian A. Richardson
Peru ArequipaArturo FernandezRichard Zobrist
Peru CuscoWilson B. CalderonRobert C. Harbertson
Peru HuancayoNew MissionDavid Y. Henderson
Peru IquitosNew MissionAlejandro Gomez
Peru Lima NorthLawrence P. BlunckJohn R. Erickson
Peru Lima WestJ. Scott DoriusBlake D. Archibald
Peru TrujilloTerry D. TurkD. Kurt Marler
Venezuela ValenciaJorge G. MontoyaGuillermo I. Guardia

South America South Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Argentina Buenos Aires NorthRichard M. GulbrandsenDavid S. Ayre
Argentina Buenos Aires SouthMichael J StapleyLarry L Thurgood
Argentina Comodoro RivadaviaNew MissionMark F. Rogers
Argentina CordobaAlfredo L. SalasRuben V. Alliaud
Argentina PosadasNew MissionLee R. LaPierre
Chile AntofagastaLeland E. BruceCraig L. Dalton
Chile ConcepcionNeall W. HumphreyKent J. Arrington
Chile RancaguaJames D. MacArthurThomas R. Warne
Chile Santiago SouthNew MissionDavid L. Cook
Chile Santiago WestRichard W. KingJose A. Barreiros
Paraguay Asuncion NorthHoracio D. MadariagaGarn H. McMullin
Uruguay Montevideo WestRonald W. HeatonThomas A. Smith

Utah Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Utah Salt Lake City EastNew MissionJohn C. Eberhardt

Utah Salt Lake City Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Utah Salt Lake CityBruce R WinnStephen W. Hansen
Utah Salt Lake City SouthBruce E. MillerRobert E. Chambers

Utah South Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Utah St. GeorgeKeith G. LeonardJohn R. Center