2016 LDS Mission President Assignments

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced 170 new mission president assignments, effective July 2016. The Church has also announced the creation of three new missions.

Mission Areas

Africa Southeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Angola Luanda Danny L. Merrill Denelson Silva
Botswana/Namibia Merrill A. Wilson Dunstan G. B. T. Chadambuka
Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi F. Brent Thomas Larry D. Shumard
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi New Mission Alfred Kyungu
Kenya Nairobi Gary C. Hicken S. Ephraim Msane
South Africa Durban John A. Zackrison Kip G. Thompson
Uganda Kampala Robert F. Chatfield Stephen H. Collings
Zambia Lusaka Leif J. Erickson Inoke F. Kupu

Africa West Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan West Marcel Gueï David Hamand
Ghana Accra West Norman C. Hill Robert H. Simpson
Nigeria Benin City Akingbade A. Ojo Alexander A. Odume
Nigeria Enugu Freebody A. Mensah Francis O. Nmeribe
Nigeria Lagos Richard K. Ahadjie Cornelius O. Tay
Nigeria Owerri New Mission Solomon Ijoma Aliche

Asia Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
India Bangalore David M. Berrett Fred M. Mortensen
Indonesia Jakarta Christopher L. Donald Paul S. Rowley
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Joseph P. Benson Jeffrey C. Harper
Taiwan Taichung Kurt L. Blickenstaff Michael John U. Teh
Vietnam Hanoi New Mission Lewis Hassell

Asia North Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Japan Tokyo South Takashi Wada J Paul Warnick
Korea Daejeon Yong-In S. Shin John L. Madsen
Korea Seoul South Marshall R. Morrise Roger W. Turner

Brazil Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Brazil Curitiba Anderson M. Monteiro Douglas K. Hart
Brazil Curitiba South Leonel R. Fernandes B. Corey Cuvelier
Brazil Fortaleza East Carlos Fusco Ricardo C. Leite
Brazil Goiânia David Kuceki Francisco Bührer
Brazil João Pessoa Izaias P. Nogueira Xavier Dias
Brazil Juiz de Fora Luciano Cascardi Fábio Lacerda
Brazil Londrina C. Alberto Genaro Luiz Pereira
Brazil Natal Saulo Soares Eliseu Colleoni
Brazil Piracicaba Kennedy F. Canuto Howard K. Bangerter
Brazil Ribeirão Preto Mauro T. Brum Peter S. Scholz
Brazil Santa Maria Adalton P. Parrela Marcelo Louza
Brazil Santos Celso B. Cabral Carlos S. Obata
Brazil São Paulo West José Luiz Del Guerso Thomas W. Thomas

Caribbean Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Jamaica Kingston Kevin G. Brown Scott C. Pearson

Central America Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Kai D. Hintze Eric M. Adams
Guatemala Cobán John F. Curtiss Carlos A. Faundez Maureira
Guatemala Retalhuleu Johnny F. Ruiz Matthew M. Goodman
Honduras San Pedro Sula East Norman S. Klein Rex T. Carlisle Jr.
Honduras San Pedro Sula West James M. Dester Douglas R. Bush
Nicaragua Managua North Monsop Collado Sergio A. Poncio Alvarez
Nicaragua Managua South Bryan G. Russell Mark S. Brown
Panamá Panamá City Curtis Carmack William F. Current

Europe Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Czech/Slovak James W. McConkie III Pohořelický
England Leeds Graham Pilkington Martin J. Turvey
Italy Milan Bruce L. Dibb Kent J. Allen
Italy Rome Michael Waddoups Michael D. Pickerd
Poland Warsaw Steven C Edgren Mateusz Turek

Europe East Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Armenia Yerevan J. Steven Carlson Allen B. Bostrom
Russia Moscow Garry E. Borders Jeffrey D. McGhie
Russia Samara Michael L. Schwab S. Eric Ottesen
Russia Yekaterinburg Val J. Christensen Ray M. Beck

Idaho Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Idaho Boise John Winder Randall D. Bartlett
Idaho Nampa Stuart B. Cannon Paul D. Sorensen
Idaho Idaho Falls Glen R. Curtis Brent J. Nelson

México Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
México Aguascalientes Juan Villarreal Francisco J. Hernández Rivero
México Cancún Dale B. Kirkham Jr. Miguel A. Reynoso López
México Chihuahua Ulises Chávez Jose L. Montoya
México Ciudad Juárez Rodolfo Derbez J. Randall Owen
México Ciudad Obregón Mauricio Munive Lara Shaun S. Myers
México Culiacán Jesús Velez Carlos A. Gabaldón Royval
México Mérida Sergio A. Garcia Abel Ruiz Valadez
México México City Chalco Jerald D. Crickmore Francisco Zapata Orozco
México México City East Sergio M. Anaya Siegfried A. Naumann
México México City Northwest Brad H Hall Daniel D. De Leon
México México City West George F. Whitehead Carl D. Grossen
México Monterrey East Larry C. Bird Mark J. Maucotel
México Pachuca Andrew E. Egbert Jeff D. Kimball
México Querétaro Javier Mejorada Steven M. Williamson
México Reynosa Abelardo Morales Jorge Alejandro Regalado Campos
México Saltillo L. Fernando Rodriguez Kevin S. Cahoon
México Villahermosa Israel G. Morales Karl N. Haws

North America Central Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Canada Edmonton Larry G. Manion George C. Pattison
Colorado Denver South J Blake Murdock Kirk D. Gifford
Colorado Fort Collins Kelly W. Brown Sean S. McMurray
Illinois Chicago Paul S. Woodbury Evan G. Bingham
Iowa Des Moines John R. Jensen Briant Badger
Kansas Wichita Michael L. Bell Mitchell Dean McCuistion
Missouri St Louis Thomas W. Morgan Michael J. Bateman
Wisconsin Milwaukee Raymond A. Cutler Jack Ross Williams

North America Northeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Canada Montréal Victor P. Patrick Robert L. Phillips
Canada Toronto Mission Weatherford T. Clayton Jeffrey L. Shields
Indiana Indianapolis Steven C. Cleveland Daryl H. Carlson
Michigan Detroit Nolan D. Gerber Larry Cleveland
New Hampshire Manchester Philip M. Stoker Thomas J. Blair
New York Rochester Arthur R. Francis Zachary Evans
Ohio Cincinnati John P. Porter M. Tim Welch
Pennsylvania Philadelphia T. Gary Anderson Christopher L. Randall
Virginia Chesapeake Alan J. Baker Randall F. Weed
Virginia Richmond E. Bradley Wilson Corey B. Smith
Washington DC North Peter S. Cooke Stephen C. Johnson

North America Northwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Oregon Salem Michael R. Samuelian Paul Tateoka
Washington Everett Mark Bonham Michael S. Wilding
Washington Federal Way Robert I. Eaton Sterling A. Rasmussen
Washington Kennewick Boyd S. Ware Doneal L White
Washington Vancouver Derlin Taylor Dennis A. McAteer

North America Southeast Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Alabama Birmingham Richard D. Hanks Stanford C. Sainsbury
Florida Jacksonville Paul W. Craig Brent I. Lee
Florida Orlando Michael J. Berry David K. Clark
Florida Tallahassee Bradley J. Smith Clint W. Smith
Florida Tampa Mark D. Cusick Kendall J. Cooper
Georgia Macon Brent T Cottle Roger A. Grayson
Tennessee Nashville Kyle R. Andersen Jared W. Stone

North America Southwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Arizona Gilbert K. Brett Nattress Richard W. Wheeler
Arizona Mesa Kirk L. Jenkins Lonny E. Townsend
Arizona Scottsdale Karl R. Sweeney Marc B. Robinson
Arizona Tempe James L. Toone Spencer Christensen
Nevada Las Vegas West Michael B. Ahlander Martin N. Walker
New Mexico Albuquerque Steven J. Miller Timothy B. Guffey
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Stewart R. Walkenhorst Darren J. Mansell
Texas Fort Worth Rodney A. Ames Darrell G. Whitney
Texas McAllen Fernando Maluenda José S. Torres Caballero
Texas San Antonio James E. Slaughter Todd B. Polley

North America West Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
California Bakersfield James M. Wilson Tim W. Layton
California Carlsbad Hal C. Kendrick Glen B. Thomas
California Irvine Von D. Orgill Samuel W. Clark Jr.
California Long Beach Ryan M. Tew Brian P. Patterson
California Los Angeles David N Weidman Robert M. Haynie
California Rancho Cucamonga Bruce E. Hobbs Curtis G. Taylor
California Redlands Daniel J. Van Cott Sean R. Dixon
Hawaii Honolulu Stephen R. Warner James H. Bekker

Pacific Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Australia Brisbane Lon E. Henderson Mark E McSwain
Australia Melbourne Cory H. Maxwell Peter G. Vidmar
Marshall Islands Majuro Thomas L. Weir John F. Larkin
New Zealand Hamilton Charles A. Rudd Jeffrey D. Cummings
Papua New Guinea Lae Mark P. Peteru Sitiveni Fehoko
Tonga Nuku'alofa Leitoni M. Tupou Sione Tuione

Philippines Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Philippines Baguio Anthony John Balledos Dominic B. Bangal
Philippines Butuan Pastor B. Torres Avelino Santillan
Philippines Cagayan de Oro Alberto C. Bulseco Kim S. Antenorcruz
Philippines Cauayan George R. Rahlf C. Russell Hiatt
Philippines Cavite Douglas C. Tye Aaron B. Speirs
Philippines Cebu East Richard L. Tanner Rocky Kellett Maughan
Philippines Iloilo Jaime R. Aquino Hermenegildo Cruz
Philippines Legazpi Jovencio A. Guanzon Dale K. Kotter
Philippines Naga L. Barry Reeder Tomasito S. Zapanta
Philippines Quezon City Carlos Revillo David J. Koster

South America Northwest Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Bolivia La Paz Julián A. Palacio Fabian I. Vallejo
Bolivia Santa Cruz Jason A. Willard Luis Rodríguez Serrano
Bolivia Santa Cruz North Richard C. Zambrano Enrique Cabezas Gomez
Colombia Barranquilla Kent R. Searle John J. Gallego Infante
Ecuador Guayaquil South Maxsimo C. Torres Pablo Moreno Hortua
Ecuador Guayaquil West Jorge Dennis Rosendo Santos Camargo
Ecuador Quito North Brian A. Richardson Blake P. Murphy
Perú Arequipa Richard Zobrist Douglas R. Johnson
Perú Cusco Robert C. Harbertson Henry Herrera Linares
Perú Huancayo David Y. Henderson Edgar Silva Julian
Perú Iquitos Alejandro Gómez José Alfonso Li De La Cruz
Perú Lima North John R. Erickson Matthew R Godfrey
Perú Lima West Blake D. Archibald Colin C. Stauffer
Perú Trujillo North D. Kurt Marler William L. Marble
Venezuela Valencia Guillermo I. Guardia Ramon Ernesto Sarmiento Arcila

South America South Area

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Argentina Buenos Aires North David S. Ayre Robert T. Smith
Argentina Buenos Aires South Larry L Thurgood Alejandro Calquin Sepulveda
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mark F. Rogers Claudio Salerno
Argentina Córdoba Rubén V. Alliaud Pedro Fco. Correa Cardenas
Argentina Posadas Lee R. LaPierre Wenceslao H. Svec
Chile Antofagasta Craig L. Dalton David Ferreira
Chile Concepción Kent J. Arrington Nelson Catala
Chile Concepción South L. Lothaire Bluth Richard D. May
Chile Rancagua Thomas R. Warne Reed J. Harris
Chile Santiago South David L. Cook Douglas J. Gwilliam
Chile Santiago West Jose A. Barreiros Christopher G. Woodward
Paraguay Asunción North Garn H. McMullin Michael J. Evans
Uruguay Montevideo Stanley E. Cook Mark D. Eddy
Uruguay Montevideo West Thomas A. Smith Ryan K. Olsen

Utah Areas

MissionCurrent PresidentNew President
Utah Salt Lake City East John C. Eberhardt Brent J. Hillier
Utah Salt Lake City South Robert E. Chambers J. Christopher Lansing
Utah St. George John R. Center D. Zackary Smith