Four mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1.
Ronald W Asay, 58, Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission; Provo Canyon Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake; high priests group instructor and assistant ward mission leader; former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, high priests group leader, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Guatemala-El Salvador Mission. Interventional cardiologist, Central Utah Clinic. Born in Billings, Mont., to Chester Harris and Evelyn Waters Asay. Married Vicky Louise Lane, eight children.
A counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency and ward missionary, Sister Asay is a former ward Relief Society president and teacher, ward Primary president and teacher, member of a stake Relief Society board, visiting teaching coordinator and counselor in a ward Young Women presidency. Born in Portland, Ore., to Richard Orlin and Marie Louise Deserano Lane.
David Garcia Fernandes, 42, Brazil Joao Pessoa Mission; Passare Ward, Fortaleza Brazil South Stake; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, stake mission president and missionary in the Brazil Campinas Mission. Coordinator, Church Educational System. Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, to Carlos Alberto and Alba Fernandes Garcia. Married Liduina Maria Simao Tomaz, five children.
A family history center director, Sister Fernandes is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president and seminary teacher. Born in Sobral, Brazil, to Jose Tomaz Sobrinho and Maria Da Conceicao Simao.
Jesus Francisco Fuentes, 47, Mexico Mexico City West Mission; Valle de las Flores Ward, Saltillo Mexico Republica Stake; stake president; former counselor in a stake presidency, stake mission president, ward mission leader, elders quorum president and stake Sunday School president. Fiscal adviser. Born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, to Francisco Fuentes del Valle and Maria Jesus Corpus Beltran de Fuentes. Married Maria Petra Arellano Alvarado, five children.
A visiting teacher coordinator, Sister Fuentes is a former stake and ward Primary president, ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and Relief Society teacher. Born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, to Javier Arellano Rodriguez and Maria Alvarado Cervantes de Arellano.
Alejandro Anibal Mora, 55, Peru Trujillo Mission; Maranga Ward, Lima Peru Maranga Stake; bishop; former counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in the Peru Lima Central Mission presidency and missionary in the Peru Arequipa Mission. CES coordinator. Born in Lima, Peru, to Alejandro Mora Chavez and Luz Almira Arauco Fajardo de Chavez. Married Blanca Elena del Consuelo Arevalo Hidalgo, three children.
A counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency, Sister Mora is a former ward Relief Society and Primary president, seminary teacher and missionary in the Peru Lima North Mission. Born in Lima, Peru, to Antonio Arevalo Cerro and Blanca Hidalgo de Arevalo.