New Mission Presidents and Mission Leadership Assignments for 2023

Assignments for leadership couples include six new missions this year, bringing the Church’s total to 416 missions worldwide

The First Presidency has called new mission presidents and companions for 134 missions worldwide.

These couples will begin their three-year service in July. Their names and mission assignments are below. Five couples will be announced later.

The list includes assignments for the six new missions that begin this summer — five in Africa and one in Europe; with the additions, the Church will have 416 total missions.

The six are:

  • Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan North Mission
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Kananga Mission
  • Nigeria Aba Mission
  • Nigeria Abuja Mission
  • South Africa Pretoria Mission
  • România Bucharest Mission

Two missions in Europe have also been renamed. They are:

  • Adriatic South Mission to Albania Tirana Mission
  • Bulgaria/Central Eurasian Mission to Bulgaria/Greece Mission

The Church News will begin profiling new mission leadership couples in the coming weeks and months. See for links to information about the new mission leaders.

Read the complete list of new mission leaders for 2023 here

This article has been updated on March 29 with two updated mission names.

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