Seven mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1.
Richard Bryant Brady, 53, California Carlsbad Mission; Cascade 3rd Ward, Orem Utah Cascade Stake; ward Young Single Adult adviser; former stake president and counselor, bishop, high councilor and missionary in the Bolivia Mission. Executive vice president, Vantage Controls Inc. Born in Provo, Utah, to Bryant Lamar and Gladys Benson Brady. Married Janice Manwaring, three children.
A ward Young Single Adult adviser, Sister Brady is a former ward Relief Society humanitarian aid coordinator, compassionate service leader, and enrichment leader, ward Young Women president, counselor in ward Relief Society and Primary presidencies and a Primary teacher. Born in Vernal, Utah, to Verdon A and Rea Pope Manwaring.
Craig Palmer Burton, 55, Korea Seoul West Mission; Meadows Ward, Murray Utah South Stake; gospel doctrine teacher; former stake president and counselor, bishop and counselor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Korea Mission. Real estate development. Born in Murray, Utah, to Jacob Peart Burton Jr. and Myrl Palmer Burton. Married Linda Kjar, six children.
A member of the Primary General Board, Sister Burton is a former ward Primary president, counselor in ward Relief Society and Young Women presidencies, Relief Society teacher, Sunday School teacher and stake missionary. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Morris Ashton and Marjorie Castleton Kjar.
Ildefonso de Castro Deus, 43, Brazil Campinas Mission; Taruma Ward, Curitiba Brazil Taruma Stake; Area Seventy; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president and missionary in the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission. Director, Clear System Ltda. Born in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, to Enos de Castro Deus and Mathilde Felber. Married Tania Mara Manika, five children.
A counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency, Sister Castro is a former stake and ward Primary president, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, stake family history center director and ward Relief Society president. Born in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, to Jose Manika and Lucy Pires Batista.
Luiz Manoel Leal, 49, Brazil Londrina Mission; Rio Grande da Serra Ward, Ribeirao Pires Brazil Stake; counselor in the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission presidency; former bishop, stake and ward Young Men president, elders quorum president and missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. Director, Holld Meyer do Brasil. Born in Maua, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Manoel de Jesus and Rachel Lombardi Leal. Married Mirna Pizzirani, three children.
A counselor in the stake Primary presidency, Sister Leal is a former stake and ward Young Women president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in Mooca, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Preciliano and Alzira do Carmo Pizzirani.
Donald Hugh Livingstone, 64, DR Congo Kinshasa Mission; Riverside Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake; high priests group leader and temple ordinance worker; former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop and counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission. Professor of Business, Brigham Young University. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to Robert Donald and Merne Livingstone. Married Marsha Lou Thompson, eight children.
A ward Primary pianist and activity day leader, Sister Livingstone is a former stake Young Women president and counselor, stake and ward Relief Society president, Young Women adviser and Church service missionary at the Provo Missionary Training Center. Born in Warsaw, Ind., to William Howard and Ann Esplin Thompson.
Jeffrey Ted Simmons, 50, Canada Toronto West Mission; Monument Park 14th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake; stake Young Men president; former bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Italy Rome Mission. Principal, Bonneville Mortgage Co. Born in West Point, N.Y., to Ted Duane and Bonne Kay Hartvigsen Simmons. Married Diane Marie Price, four children.
A Primary achievement day leader, Sister Simmons is a former counselor in stake Young Women and Primary presidencies, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency and Primary teacher. Born in South Bend, Ind., to Albert Farrel and Maria Elson Price.
James Albert Toronto, 56, Italy Catania Mission; Pleasant View 6th Ward, Provo Utah Sharon East Stake; former teacher in Primary, Sunday School and priesthood quorums, and missionary in the Italy Mission. Faculty member at Brigham Young University. Born in Indio, Calif., to Robert Felt and Clara Rogers Toronto. Married Diane Gillett, two children.
Sister Toronto is a former gospel doctrine teacher, seminary teacher and leader in Primary, Young Women and Relief Society. Born in Burley, Idaho, to Joseph Andreas and Maida Ingram Gillett.