Seven mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1.
Victor Manuel Cardenas, 58, Mexico Merida Mission; Mira Azul Ward, Mexico City Tepalcapa Stake; counselor in the Mexico Mexico City North Mission presidency; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, branch president and missionary in the Mexico North Mission. Owner of Corporacion de Alta Tecnologia en Medicina Integral. Born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, to Reynaldo Cardenas Savori and Alicia Lopez Zazueta de Cardenas. Married Aurora Ibarra Herrera, seven children.
A ward Relief Society family storage adviser, Sister Cardenas is a former ward Young Women president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, temple ordinance worker, seminary teacher and enrichment leader. Born in El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico, to Gustavo Ibarra Montijo and Aurora Herrera Ayala Ibarra.
George Steven Laney, 54, Utah Salt Lake City South Mission; Ontario 4th Ward, Ontario Oregon Stake; Area Seventy; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, branch president, counselor in the Georgia Atlanta Mission presidency, multi-stake public affairs director and missionary in the Indiana-Michigan Mission. President, Triwood Corp. Born in Lehi, Utah, to George C. and Relva Larsen Laney. Married Linda Christensen, six children.
A counselor in the ward Young Women presidency, Sister Laney is a former counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, stake Young Women secretary, ward music chairman, Primary teacher and branch Primary president. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Winn Lamar and Ina Claire Theobald Christensen.
Gary Fred Miller, 59, Texas McAllen Mission; Snow Canyon 5th Ward, St. George Utah Snow Canyon Stake; gospel doctrine teacher; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission. Chairman and CEO of Milgro Newcastle. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Glen E. and Vivian Seibold Miller. Married Farrelyn Bell, eight children.
A counselor in the ward Relief Society presidency, Sister Miller is a former counselor in a ward Primary presidency, Young Women adviser, Relief Society teacher and Primary pianist. Born in Preston, Idaho, to James Farrell and Fae Jensen Bell.
Carlos Atilio Perez, 57, Peru Lima North Mission; Montevideo 13th Ward, Montevideo Uruguay North Stake; Area Seventy; former stake president, bishop, counselor in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission presidency, assistant stake clerk and ward Young Men president. Regional Assistant for the Church. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Julio Federico Perez Deposito and Libia Blanca Basso Berchot de Perez. Married Raquel Beatriz Massia, five children.
A stake Relief Society president, Sister Perez is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward pianist and counselor in a ward Primary presidency. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Juan Pedro and Elvira Elena Taro Massia.
Gregory Van Robbins, 51, Ohio Cincinnati Mission; Woodview Ward, Kearns Utah West Stake; stake clerk; former bishop and counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, high priests group leader and missionary in the France Mission. Institute director, Church Educational System. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Edward Keith and Pieternella Van Tussenbroek Robbins. Married Alicia Lynne Clawson, four children.
A Relief Society teacher, Sister Robbins is a former stake and ward Young Women president, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, Relief Society teacher and Young Women adviser. Born in Hawthorne, Calif., to John Charles and Gwen Loreene Schoenfeld Clawson.
William Howard Taylor, 63, Kenya Nairobi Mission; Osgood Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho Eagle Rock Stake; high councilor; former bishop, stake and ward Young Men president, stake executive secretary, gospel doctrine teacher and missionary in the East Central States Mission. Retired president, Howard Taylor & Sons. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Howard Field and Margaret Boyce Taylor. Married Genevieve Ann Pieper, nine children.
A temple ordinance worker and stake Relief Society adviser, Sister Taylor is a former counselor in stake Relief Society and Primary presidencies, ward Relief Society president and counselor, ward Primary president and teacher and Young Women adviser. Born in Rigby, Idaho, to Henry W and Mary Olsen Pieper.
Juan Amando Urra, 49, Chile Antofagasta Mission; Santa Sabina Ward, Concepcion Chile Andalie Stake; counselor in the Chile Concepcion Mission presidency; former stake president and counselor, bishop and missionary in the Chile Santiago South Mission. Business owner. Born in Concepcion, Chile, to Orlando Urra Vera and Luisa Gomez Munoz Urra. Married Soledad Patricia Perez Gallardo, five children.
A ward Relief Society president, Sister Urra is a former seminary teacher, institute teacher, gospel doctrine teacher and missionary in the Chile Santiago South Mission. Born in Temuco, Chile, to Rufino Perez Flores and Aurora Eliana Gallardo Lopez.