Two new mission presidents, called by the First Presidency, have been announced. The new leaders and their wives will begin service about July 1. Mission presidents' assignments were announced in the Feb. 26, 2005, issue of the Church News.
Raymond Brent Evanson, 55; Georgia Macon Mission; Malad 3rd Ward, Malad Idaho Stake; counselor in the stake Young Men presidency; former stake president, high councilor, bishop, ward mission leader and missionary in the Sweden Mission. CES institute director. Born in Taber, Alberta, to Ray Burnell and Myra Griffin Evanson. Married Dotty Ann Thorpe, four children.
A counselor in the ward Young Women presidency, Sister Evanson is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, ward missionary and Sunday School teacher. Born in Downey, Idaho, to Blair and Sharon Bloxham Thorpe.
Jose Augusto Teixeira da Silva, 45; Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission; Frankfurt International Ward, Kaiserslauten Military Stake; former Area Authority Seventy, stake president and counselor, district president and missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. Former international controller for the Church. Born in Vila Real, Portugal, to Fernando da Silva Alves and Benilde Coimbra Teixeira. Married Maria Filomena Lopes Teles Grilo, three children.
A Relief Society teacher, Sister Teixeira da Silva is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president, Primary teacher and missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, to Arnaldo Hernani and Eugenia do Carmo Lopes Teles Grilo.