Eight new mission presidents, called by the First Presidency, have been announced. They will begin their service about July 1.
Paulo C. de Amorim, 41, Portugal Lisbon Mission; Barveri Ward, Barueri Brazil Stake; Area Authority Seventy; former counselor in stake presidency, bishop and missionary. Partner in Chez Financial Corp. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Athos M. de and Maria Alice F. de Amorim. Married Doris V. Fraga, five children.
A counselor in Primary presidency, she is a former counselor in Relief Society presidency and Young Women president. Born in Vitoria, Brazil, to Pedro and Helia Pereira Fraga.
Colin Horton Bricknell, 57, Idaho Pocatello Mission; Durban Ward, Roodepoort South Africa Stake; high priests group leader; former high councilor, counselor in mission presidency, institute teacher, stake president and bishop. Human resource manager for Nationwide Airlines. Born in East London, South Africa, to Ivor Leslie and Winifred Rose Bricknell. Married Jennifer Elizabeth Fitchet, five children.
A stake Primary president, she is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Sunday School teacher and nursery leader. Born in Springs, South Africa, to David Dennis Byrnes and Elizabeth Fitchet.
Kenneth Gordon Hutchins, 61, Florida Tampa Mission; Northborough Ward, Boston Massachusetts Stake; stake president; former counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, stake Young Men president and counselor in bishopric. Chief of police for Northborough, Mass. Born in Norwood, Mass., to Kenneth Gordon and Sadie Alice Hill Hutchins. Married Priscilla Marion Glass, six children.
An institute teacher and Sunday School teacher, she is a former gospel doctrine teacher, Relief Society president and Young Women president. Distribution coordinator for the Church. Born in Attleborough, Mass., to Richard Irving and Grace Scott Glass.
Steven Jay Lund, 49, Georgia Atlanta Mission; Edgemont 8th Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake; counselor in BYU 13th Stake presidency; former bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, stake missionary and missionary. President/CEO NuSkin Enterprises. Born in Mesa, Ariz., to Jay Norman and Roy Ellen Openshaw Lund. Married Kalleen Kirk, four children.
A ward Young Women president, she is a former Primary president, Sunday School teacher, visiting teacher coordinator, cultural arts specialist and Relief Society teacher. Born in Tooele, Utah, to Don Lewis and Margene Barrus Kirk.
Melvin Jones Marion, 65, Canada Winnipeg Mission; Sunset Hills Ward, Victorville California Stake; teacher development instructor; former stake missionary, Young Men adviser, branch president, bishop, high councilor and missionary. Owner of various businesses. Born in Mount Airy, N.C., to John William and Emma Victoria Jones Marion. Married Denise Bascom, eight children.
A Primary teacher and Relief Society enrichment leader, she is former nursery leader, stake missionary, Relief Society teacher, organist, Young Women president and Primary president. Born in Huntington Park, Calif., to Earl Wesley and Eunice Nadine Diffey Bascom.
Marco Antonio Rais, 42, Brazil Belo Horizonte East Mission; Porto Alegre 2nd Ward, Florianopolis Brazil Stake; stake Young Men president; former counselor in stake presidency, counselor in mission presidency, counselor in bishopric, stake/district president, bishop and missionary. Institute director for Church. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Jose Douglas and Eneida Siqueira Rais. Married Maria Inez Soller, six children.
A stake Young Women president, she is a former stake choir director, patriarch scribe, ward Primary president, seminary teacher and Relief Society president. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Sidney and Helena de Freitas Soller.
Spencer Lund Weston, 46, Peru Lima Central Mission; Cameron Park Ward, El Dorado California Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former Young Men adviser, stake mission president, bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader, Young Men president and missionary. Partner of Weston & Tuttle, CPA. Born in Encino, Calif., to Floyd E. and Sherlia M. Lund Weston. Married Rebecca Elizabeth Mildenhall, five children.
A Young Women president, she is a former Primary teacher, counselor in Young Women presidency, Primary achievement day leader, stake missionary, Young Women adviser and counselor in Primary presidency. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Clark J. and Ruth Tremayne Richan Mildenhall.
Claudio Daniel Zivic, 54, Spain Bilbao Mission; Haedo Ward, Buenos Aires Argentina West Stake; high councilor; former Area Authority and counselor in Area presidency, regional representative, counselor in stake presidency, bishop and elders quorum president. Married Dina Noemi Alvarez, five children.
A seminary teacher, she is a former counselor in ward Relief Society presidency, stake Primary president, ward Primary president, organist and counselor in stake Primary presidency.