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New mission presidents called to serve in Italy, New York and other missions around the world

Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

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Kent Jay Allen, 63, and Reneé Haugh Allen, four children, Kimberly 4th Ward, Kimberly Idaho Stake: Italy Milan Mission, succeeding President Bruce L. Dibb and Sister Colleen Dibb. Brother Allen serves as an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president and missionary in the Italy South Mission. Dentist, Pheasant Cove Dental. Born in Salmon, Idaho, to Jesse Lawrence Allen and Laura Ellen McQuade Allen.

Sister Allen serves as a ward music director and is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, Young Women adviser, stake missionary and Sunday School teacher. Born in Rigby, Idaho, to Leon Haugh and Sara Fullmer Haugh.

Douglas Richard Bush, 58, and L. Ann Mason Bush, three children, Wakefield Ward, Annandale Virginia Stake: Honduras San Pedro Sula West Mission, succeeding President James M. Dester and Sister Annette Dester. Brother Bush serves as a stake president and is a former bishop, elders quorum presidency counselor, seminary teacher and missionary in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission. Attorney, Arent Fox. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Wayne Bowen Bush and Evelyn Jeannine Anderson Bush.

Sister Bush serves as a Sunday School and Relief Society teacher and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Young Women president, seminary teacher and missionary in the California Fresno Mission. Born in Manchester, England, to Ronald Kent Mason and Sheila Robinson Mason.

Spencer Christensen, 53, and Carolyn Taylor Christensen, six children, Rolling Hills Ward, Centerville Utah Canyon View Stake: Arizona Tempe Mission, succeeding President James L. Toone and Sister Karin Toone. Brother Christensen is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission. Owner, Mr. Mac. Born in Bountiful, Utah, to Fred Macray Christensen and Joan Graham Christensen.

Sister Christensen serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, Relief Society compassionate service coordinator, and Young Women adviser. Born in Salt Lake City to David Smith Taylor and Lila Fay Cannaday Taylor.

Zachary Fay Evans, 48, and Melanie Ann Harris Evans, five children, Middleton 6th Ward, Middleton Idaho Stake: New York Rochester Mission, succeeding President Arthur R. Francis and Sister Shari Francis. Brother Evans serves as a stake president and is a former bishop, ward mission leader, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Arizona Phoenix Mission. Assistant to the area director, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Seattle, Washington, to Daniel Craig Evans and Kamilla Augustine Jackle Evans.

Sister Evans serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, Relief Society teacher, Young Women adviser, Primary music leader and nursery leader. Born in Portland, Oregon, to Lynn Reed Harris and Janice Lund Harris.

Darren John Mansell, 45, and Shilane Gray Mansell, four children, Hegessy Ward, Sandy Utah Granite Stake: Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission, succeeding President Stewart R. Walkenhorst and Sister Shannon Walkenhorst. Brother Mansell serves as a young single adult ward bishop and is a former high councilor, ward Young Men presidency counselor, elders quorum president and missionary in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission. Principal broker and owner, Mansell Real Estate. Born in Salt Lake City to Lloyd Alma Mansell and Margurite Vander Wouden Mansell.

Sister Mansell serves as a ward young single adult adviser and is a former Relief Society teacher, Young Women adviser and Primary pianist. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to William Mitchell Gray and Nancy Millsaps Gray.

Sterling Eric Ottesen, 60, and Elizabeth Anne Doughty Ottesen, five children, Lake Poway Ward, Poway California Stake: Russia Samara Mission, succeeding President Michael L. Schwab and Sister Jane M. Schwab. Brother Ottesen serves as an Area Seventy executive secretary and is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, seminary teacher and missionary in the Germany Duesseldorf Mission. General counsel, Excel Trust Inc. Born in Los Angeles, California, to Sterling E Ottesen and Carol Jean Clark Ottesen.

Sister Ottesen is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Primary presidency counselor, and seminary teacher. Born in Santa Monica, California, to William Herbert Doughty and Carolyn Powers Cushman Doughty.

Jorge Alejandro Regalado Campos, 53, and Norma Ramos Suarez de Regalado, three children, Hacienda Ward, México City Tecamac Stake: México Reynosa Mission, succeeding President Abelardo Morales and Sister Antonia de Morales. Brother Regalado serves as a bishop and is a former mission presidency counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, assistant public affairs director and missionary in the México Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mission. Retired physician and business owner. Born in México City, México, to Joaquin Regalado Rivera and Rosa Maria Campos de Regalado.

Sister Regalado serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, institute teacher and missionary in the México Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mission. Born in México City, México, to Pedro Ramos Sánchez and Antonia Suarez de Ramos.

Luis Rodríguez Serrano, 50, and Consuelo Abellán de Rodríguez, six children, Martorell Ward, Hospitalet Spain Stake: Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission, succeeding President Jason A. Willard and Sister Kimberly L. Willard. Brother Rodríguez serves as a bishop and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, branch president and missionary in the Spain Seville Mission. Coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes. Born in Aranjuez, Spain, to Valeriano Rodríguez Ortega and Carmen Serrano de Rodríguez.

Sister Rodríguez serves as a seminary teacher and Relief Society compassionate service coordinator and is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women and Primary president, branch Relief Society president and Sunday School teacher. Born in Barcelona, Spain, to José Abellán Calderón and Consuelo Meseguer de Abellán.

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