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New mission presidents

Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin service about July 1.

José Araújo Bezerra, 58, and Raimunda Zelia Holanda Bezerra, two children, Brazil Vitoria Mission; Jardim América Ward, Fortaleza Brazil Montese Stake. He serves as a counselor in the Brazil Fortaleza Mission and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in a stake Young Men presidency, bishop and counselor in a bishopric. Manager, physical facilities, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Arneiroz, Brazil, to Francisco Lidio and Maria Araújo Bezerra.

Zelia H. and J. Araujo Bezerra
Zelia H. and J. Araujo Bezerra

Sister Bezerra serves as a stake Relief Society president and is a former stake Young Women president and camp director, institute teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Carins, Brazil, to Raimundo Holanda Sobrinho and Francisca Valgisa Guerra Holanda.

Herberto Moroni Klein, 51, and Ana Lucia Da Silva Klein, five children, Brazil Manaus Mission; Ipanema Ward, Porto Alegre Brazil Stake. He serves as a counselor in the Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, Young Men president and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Institute director. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Edmundo and Olga Carlota Dittrich Klein.

Ana Lucia S. and H. Moroni Klein
Ana Lucia S. and H. Moroni Klein

Sister Klein is a former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women president, Relief Society president, Young Women president, Relief Society teacher, Sunday School teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Florianopolis, Brazil, to Vicente Manoel and Auta de Paula Raimudo Da Silva.

Jon Mayer Jeppson, 63, and Bonnie Jo Bult Jeppson, six children, New Jersey Morristown Mission; Winder 6th Ward, Salt Lake Winder Stake. He serves as a patriarch and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, elders quorum president, counselor in an elders quorum presidency, member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and missionary in the New England Mission. Lawyer, Matheson Mortensen Olsen & Jeppson. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Edward Marlow and Elizabeth Taylor Jeppson.

Jon M. and Bonnie B. Jeppson
Jon M. and Bonnie B. Jeppson

Sister Jeppson serves as a patriarch scribe and is a former counselor in a stake Primary presidency, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, teacher development coordinator, counselor in a Relief Society presidency, Young Women president and counselor in a Primary presidency. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Keith Joseph and Mary Louise Gunn Bult.

Geraldo Diogo dos Santos Lima, 44, and Lúcia Maria Sampaio de Melo, three children, Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission; Monte Sinai Ward, Manaus Brazil Cidade Nova Stake. He is a former counselor in the Brazil Manaus Mission, stake president, stake executive secretary, multi-stake public affairs director, high councilor, bishop, executive secretary and seminary teacher. Manager, special projects, MANAUSTUR Fundacao Municipal de Turismo. Born in Santarém, Pará, Brazil, to Manoel de Jesus Lima and Neli Gomes dos Santos.

Geraldo S. and Lucia M. Lima
Geraldo S. and Lucia M. Lima

Sister Lima serves as a Relief Society and Sunday School teacher and is a former ordinance worker in the Caracas Venezuela Temple, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, stake Relief Society president, gospel essentials teacher, institute teacher, Young Women president and counselor in a Primary presidency. Born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, to Wilson Oliveira de Melo and Zildete Chagas Sampaio.

Osvaldo Elías Martínez Carreño, 42, and Adriana Paola Navia Guzman Martínez, three children, Chile Concepcion South Mission; Villa Obispo Ward, Los Angeles Chile North Stake. He serves as a bishop and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake executive secretary, high councilor and missionary in the Chile Santiago South Mission. Coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Born in Villarrica, Chile, to Juan Esmir Martínez Navarrete and Berta Natividad Carreño Alvear.

Osvaldo E. and Adriana G. Martinez
Osvaldo E. and Adriana G. Martinez

Sister Martínez serves as a counselor in a Primary presidency and is a former counselor in a Young Women presidency, counselor in a Relief Society presidency, Primary president and Primary teacher. Born in Quillota, Chile, to Desiderio del Rosario Navia Vicencio and Hilda Del Carmen Guzman Frez.

Bruce Garrett Pitt, 67, and Linda Rae Marshall Pitt, 11 children, West Virginia Charleston Mission; Centerville 20th Ward, Centerville Utah Canyon View Stake. He is a stake employment specialist and an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Utah Temple. He is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, seminary teacher and missionary in the North German Mission. Dentist. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Stanley Louis and Blanche Elizabeth Garrett Pitt.

Linda M. and Bruce G. Pitt
Linda M. and Bruce G. Pitt

Sister Pitt serves as a Primary teacher and as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Utah Temple. She is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, Relief Society president, Primary president, Young Women president and missionary in the Central German Mission. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Dean Y. and Ceola Purcell Marshall.

Robert Floyd Weed, 60, and Rebecca Jean Herrod Weed, six children, Benin Cotonou Mission; Fallon 4th Ward, Fallon Nevada South Stake. He serves as a Young Men president and as an ordinance worker in the Reno Nevada Temple. He is a former stake president, bishop, Young Men president, ward mission leader, Scoutmaster and missionary in the Franco-Belgian Mission. Dentist. Born in Wilmington, Del., to Mark Barg and Chloe Priday Weed.

Robert F. and Rebecca H. Weed
Robert F. and Rebecca H. Weed

Sister Weed serves as a stake Young Women president and as an ordinance worker in the Reno Nevada Temple. She is a former counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, stake Young Women camp director, Relief Society president and choir accompanist. Born in Brigham City, Utah, to J. T. Herrod and Lola Jean Nielson Herrod.

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