Seven new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin service about July 1.
J. Patrick Anderson, 61, and Cynthia Lenore McGregor Anderson, three children, Colorado Colorado Springs Mission; Kalamazoo 3rd Ward, Kalamazoo Michigan Stake. He serves as stake president and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake mission president, stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a bishopric and Young Men president. Retired vice president of Corporate Affairs, Stryker Corp. Born in Sun Valley, Idaho, to John Clinton and Mary Lou Keeffe Anderson.
Sister Anderson serves as a Relief Society secretary and compassionate service leader. She is a former Relief Society president, Relief Society teacher, Primary president and teacher, Young Women president, and Cub Scout den leader. Born in Boise, Idaho, to William Allen and Rachel Brown McGregor.
Eric Charles Evans, 58, and Lisa Lee Evans, four children, Japan Sapporo Mission; Tokyo 1st Branch, Tokyo Japan South District. He serves as a district president and is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high priest group leader and missionary in the Japan Tokyo Mission. Industrial partner, Ripplewood Holdings/RHJ International and former chairman and CEO, D&M Holdings Inc. Born in Montpelier, Idaho, to Joseph Eschler and Zelda Cook Evans.
Sister Evans serves as a branch choir and music director and is a former stake Young Women president, stake public affairs director, seminary teacher, Young Women president, activities committee chairman and road show director. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., to Robert Martin and Nila Stubbs Lee.
Johnny Lasagai Leota, 44, and Betty Tofia Leota, three children, Samoa Apia Mission; Quaker Hills Ward, Sydney Australia Hebersham Stake. He serves as a multi-stake public affairs cultural specialist and is a former stake president, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, ward Young Men president, gospel doctrine teacher, and missionary in the Australia Brisbane Mission. Human Resource Manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Apia, Samoa, to Malaki and Tailua To’omalatai Leota.
Sister Leota serves as a marriage and family relations instructor and as a seminary teacher. She is a former member of a stake activities committee, stake Young Women secretary, Relief Society teacher, member of an activities committee, and Faith in God leader. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, to Filipo and Utulafoa Masiasomua Tofia.
Roberto Florencio Oliveira, 54, and Eliana C. A. Oliveira, three children, Cape Verde Praia Mission; Bountiful 26th Ward, Bountiful Utah Stake. He is a high priest group leader and a former regional welfare representative, temple ordinance worker, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, branch president and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Quality assurance manager, WesTech Engineering. Born in Passos, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to Benedito Florencio and Lucinda Dias de Oliveira.
Sister Oliveira serves as a counselor in a stake Primary presidency and is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, Relief Society president and counselor and Young Women president. Born in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, to Saul Messias Oliveira and Elvira Martins C. Borges.
Marcus Helvecio Martins, 52, and Mirian Abelin Barbosa Martins, four children, Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission; Laie 1st Ward, Laie Hawaii North Stake. He is a former stake high councilor, bishop, temple ordinance worker, gospel doctrine teacher and missionary in the Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission. Professor and former chair of Religious Education, Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Helvecio and Ruda Tourinho de Assis Martins.
Sister Martins serves as a seminary teacher and as a records office assistant in the Laie Hawaii temple, and is a former stake Primary president, Relief Society president and counselor, counselor in a Young Women presidency, seminary teacher and missionary in the Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission. Born in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Manoel Leite and Gloria Ramos Barbosa.
W. Richards Woodbury Jr., 60, and Rebecca Barker Woodbury, five children, Kentucky Louisville Mission; Mount Olympus 4th Ward, Salt Lake Mount Olympus North Stake. He serves as a high priest group leader and temple ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. He is a former high councilor, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, assistant high priest group leader, Aaronic Priesthood adviser and missionary in the Japan West Mission. President, Woodbury Corp. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Wallace Richards and Beverley Clair Beesley Woodbury.
Sister Woodbury serves as a temple ordinance worker and as a ward and stake choir director and music chairman. She is a former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, stake Primary music leader, ward Primary president, counselor in a Young Women presidency, and Relief Society teacher. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Heber Bennion and Corinne Smith Barker.
Richard George Zinke, 59, and Janna Mosley Zinke, four children, Japan Kobe Mission; Laguna Niguel Ward, Laguna Niguel California Stake. He serves as a high councilor and as a temple ordinance worker. He is a former high councilor, bishop, high priest group leader, elders quorum president, Young Men president and missionary in the Japan West Mission. Owner, Pacifico Bindery, Inc. Born in Garden City, N.Y., to Donald and Lee Black Zinke.
Sister Zinke serves as a counselor in a Relief Society presidency and as a temple ordinance worker. She is a former stake Primary president, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, counselor in a stake Young Women presidency, Relief Society teacher and seminary teacher. Born in Mesa, Ariz., to Charles Benton and Margie Gay Driggs Mosley.