Six new mission presidents have been called by the First Presidency. They and their wives will begin their service about July 1. The new mission presidents and where they will serve are:
David R. Calvert, 59, Jamaica Kingston Mission; Plum Creek Valley Ward, Willow Creek Colorado Stake; counselor in the Colorado Denver South Mission presidency; former executive secretary to mission presidency, temple ordinance worker, counselor in stake presidency, bishop, Young Men president, and seminary teacher; attorney; received bachelor's degree from BYU and law degree from Denver University; born in Greenville, Utah, to William Ross and LaPreal Atkin Calvert; married Phyllis Kay Moody, six children. She is stake music director/cultural arts specialist; former member of stake Relief Society board, stake music director and organist, Relief Society president and teacher, counselor in Young Women presidency, Relief Society board member, music director and organist; attended BYU, BYU-Hawaii and Metro State College; born in Sutherland, Utah, to Marvin Juel and Marie Ethyl Thurmon Moody.Leobardo Espinosa, 42, Brazil Sao Paulo East Mission; La Estancia Ward, Guadalajara Mexico Union Stake; regional representative; former stake president and counselor, bishop, ward clerk, and branch president; assistant director of financing; received master's degree from Division of Higher Education; born in Actopan Hgo, Mexico, to Leobardo Sagaon and Nancy Bautista Saenz Espinosa; married Hortensia Ramirez, four children. She is Primary president; former counselor in stake Primary presidency, counselor in stake Young Women presidency, counselor in stake Relief Society presidency, Relief Society president and counselor; received bachelor's degree from National School of the Americas; born in Mexico City to Salvador Garcia and Carmen Alamilla Aguilar Ramirez.
Roberto Mazal, 51, Colombia Bogota North Mission; Vincente Lopez Ward, Buenos Aires Argentina North Stake; former director of public relations for South America, regional representative, stake president, high councilor, and bishop; area representative for the Office of the Assessor in Buenos Aires; received doctorate from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and law degree from University of Buenos Aires-Argentina; born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Jose and Flida Nuthes Mazal; married Zulma Elsa Gaudino, four children. She is ward activities director; former Relief Society president and counselor, Young Women president, and seminary teacher; attended University of the Republic of Uruguay; born in Lavalleja, Uruguay, to Santiago and Maria Petrona Cesar Gaudino.
William R. Moss, 50, Mexico Mexico City South Mission; Price 7th Ward, Price Utah Stake; Gospel Doctrine teacher; former high councilor, stake mission president, stake Sunday School president, bishop, Sunday School teacher, high priests group leader, and Explorer adviser for Lake Bonneville BSA Council; Church Educational System area director; received bachelor's degree from Weber State University, and master's degree and doctorate from BYU; born in Monahans, Texas, to Neal Marion and Myrtle Wright Moss; married Athleen Johnson, six children. She is a counselor in the Young Women presidency; former stake Primary nursery leader, Young Women president, counselor in Primary presidency, organist, Primary teacher, Relief Society pianist, and Laurel adviser; attended BYU; born in Ogden, Utah, to Ralph Grange Jr. and Athleen Foulger Johnson.
Pedro J. Penha, 35, Brazil Belem Mission; Cariacica Ward, Vitoria Brazil Stake; stake president; former counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, stake mission president, counselor in district presidency, branch president and counselor, served in the Brazil Porto Alegre Mission; Church Educational System regional coordinator; received associate degrees from Federal University of Espirito Santo and Cenecista College; born in Petropolis, Brazil, to Alcidea da Cruz Penha; married Sonia Tepedino, four children. She is a Primary teacher; former stake Young Women president and counselor, counselor in district Relief Society presidency, counselor in Primary presidency, Young Women president and counselor; received associate degree from Marista School and attended Facuidade de Vicosa; born in Tres Rios, Brazil, to Jose Carlos and Ivanete Da Silva Tepedino.
Andres R. Ramos, 37, Guatemala Guatemala City North Mission; Jardines Ward, Guatemala City Guatemala Central Stake; stake president; former counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and counselor; area director of physical facilities for the Church; received engineering degree from University of San Carlos; born in Guatemala to Mario Rolando and Maria Gicela Giron Ramos; married Rosa Castellanos, two children. She is former stake Young Women president, stake Primary president, Relief Society president, Young Women president, Primary president, and music director; born in Guatemala to Gabriel and Rosa Rodriquez Castellanos.