Seven mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1, 2009. Their mission assignments will announced later.
Aaron Chavez, 43, and Araceli Flores de Chavez, five children, Roma Ward, Torreon Mexico Jardin Stake. Brother Chavez is a former stake president, counselor in the Mexico Chihuahua Mission presidency, bishop, Aaronic Priesthood adviser and missionary in the Mexico Mexico City South Mission. Institute director, Church Educational System. Born in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico, to Jose Dolores Chavez Quintana and Ana Maria Carpio de Chavez. Sister Chavez is a seminary teacher and former ward Young Women and Relief Society president, seminary teacher and Sunday School teacher. Born in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, to Luis Flores Perez and Naborina Villasenor.
John Jensen Chipman, 62, and Karen Russon Chipman, four children, Carmel Ward, Indianapolis Indiana North Stake. Elder Chipman is an Area Seventy and a former stake president and counselor, bishop and counselor, high councilor and missionary in the Mexico North Mission. Retired physician and medical adviser, Eli Lilly and Company. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Dean Whitaker and Phyllis G. Jensen Chipman. A ward Relief Society president, Sister Chipman is a former ward Primary president and counselor, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency, ward Young Women president and adviser and seminary teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Joseph Eugene and Ila May Maughan Russon.
Ernesto Antonio Da Silva, 46, and Mercedes Adriana Ojeda de Da Silva, three children, Las Residentas Ward, Fernando de la Mora Paraguay Stake. Brother Da Silva is an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, bishop, branch president and counselor and branch Young Men president. Regional manager, Church Administration Offices. Born in Bella Vista, Paraguay, to Eugenio and Berta V. de Da Silva. Sister Da Silva is a Relief Society teacher and a former branch Relief Society and Young Women president, seminary teacher and counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency. Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, to Vicente Ojeda Rolon and Lina Mercedes Leon Ojeda.
Manuel Antonio Flores, 38, and Melany Del Rosario Romero de Flores, three children, Ayutuxtepeque Ward, San Salvador El Salvador Cuzcatlan Stake. President Flores is a stake president and a former counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and missionary in the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission. Institute director, Church Educational System. Born in San Miguel, El Salvador, to Antonio Flores Guzman and Maria Julia Batres de Flores. Sister Flores is a Sunday School teacher and institute instructor and is a former counselor in stake Relief Society and Primary presidencies, ward Primary president and missionary in the El Salvador San Salvador East Mission. Born in Mejicanos, El Salvador, to Antonio Romero Velasquez and Elisa Concepcion Landos Castro.
Sergio Luis Krasnoselsky, 49, and Florencia Beatriz Maraude , five children, Versalles Ward, Buenos Aires Argentina Liniers Stake. Brother Krasnoselsky is a stake Young Men president and a former stake president, bishop, multi-stake public affairs director, counselor in the Argentina Rosario Mission presidency and missionary in the Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission. Area director in the South America South Area, Church Educational System. Born in Rosario, Argentina, to Marcos and Faustina Susana Diaz Krasnoselsky. Sister Krasnoselsky is a stake Young Women president and a former ward Young Women president, counselor in ward Relief Society and Primary presidencies, gospel doctrine teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Rosario, Argentina, to Olimpico Concepcion Maraude and Amanda Lola Calderari.
Richard Fred Smith, 58, and Jill Denise Anstead Smith, three children, Harvest Hills Ward, Rexburg Idaho East Stake. Brother Smith is a gospel doctrine teacher and a former stake president, bishop and counselor, area public affairs director and chairman of the Rexburg Idaho Temple open house/dedication committee. Attorney and farmer. Born in Rexburg, Idaho, to Eldon William and Helen Hillman Smith. Sister Smith is a nursery leader and a former ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society teacher and secretary, librarian and Primary teacher. Born in Eureka, California, to William Richard Anstead, Sr. and Carolyn Belle Frye Anstead.
Sergio Velez, 47, and Mireya Sanchez de Velez, three children, Anahuac Ward, Monterrey Mexico Anahuac Stake. Brother Velez is a stake president and a former stake president and counselor, counselor in the Mexico Mazatlan Mission presidency, counselor in a bishopric, and missionary in the Mexico Veracruz Mission. Institute director, Church Educational System. Born in Chichihualco, Guerrero, Mexico, to Luis Velez Alarcon and Guadalupe Chavez de Velez. Sister Velez is an institute instructor and a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, ward Primary president and seminary teacher. Born in Mexico D.F., Mexico, to Sergio Mario Sanchez Esparza and Aristea Matea Godinez Perez.