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Learn about the new leaders of these 16 missions — from Cambodia to Colombia

They will begin their service in July

The following mission presidents and companions have been called to serve by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Ismael P. and Luciana M Antuña
Ismael P. and Luciana M Antuña | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ismael P. Antuña, 47, and Luciana M. Torricella Antuña, three children, Parque Urquiza Ward, Rosario Argentina Stake: Argentina Bahía Blanca Mission, succeeding President Craig Marsden and Sister S. Elaine Marsden. Brother Antuña is a high councilor and institute teacher and a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, seminary teacher, FSY representative, Self-Reliance facilitator and missionary in the Argentina Neuquén Mission. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Fernando Mario Antuña and Ada Antuña.

Sister Torricella Antuña is an institute teacher and Relief Society teacher and a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Gospel Essentials teacher, Sunday School teacher and FSY representative. She was born in Cañada de Gomez, Argentina, to Raul Felix Torricella and Marden Cristina Torricella.

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Todd and Bronwyn Beckstead
Todd and Bronwyn Beckstead | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Todd Beckstead, 61, and Bronwyn Beckstead, seven children, Fruitvale Ward, Grand Junction Colorado Stake: North Dakota Bismarck Mission, succeeding President W. Bradley Camp and Sister Julia Camp. Elder and Sister Beckstead are serving as senior missionaries in the Arizona Tucson Mission. Elder Beckstead is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Samoa Apia Mission. He was raised in Kirtland, New Mexico, by his parents, Bruce Beckstead and Nona Beckstead.

Sister Beckstead is a former stake Young Women camp leader, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor and Relief Society activities coordinator. She was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, by her parents, Danny Davis and Karen Davis.

Amy and Edwin Cisneros
Amy and Edwin Cisneros | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Edwin Cisneros, 45, and Amy Cisneros, six children, Missouri City Ward, Houston Texas South Stake: Utah Saratoga Springs Mission. Brother Cisneros is a stake presidency counselor and former high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum presidency counselor, ward mission leader, Primary teacher and missionary in the Brazil Maceio Mission. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, to Victor Manuel Cisneros and Candida Machuca Cisneros.

Sister Cisneros is a ward Young Women secretary and a former ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society secretary, Primary teacher and missionary in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission. She was born in Falls Church, Virginia, to W. Ray Luce and Mary Kay Rogers Luce.

SueLee and Rob Clarke
SueLee and Rob Clarke | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Rob Clarke, 57, and SueLee Clarke, five children, Rigby 6th Ward, Rigby Idaho East Stake: Brazil Juiz de Fora Mission, succeeding President Marco Becegato and Sister Jacqueline Becegato. Brother Clarke is a stake president and former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo North Mission. He was born in Fontana, California, to Mark Sabey Clarke and Janet Clarke.

Sister Clarke is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and temple and family history consultant and former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Young Women camp director, Sunday School teacher and missionary in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission. She was born in Coalville, Utah, to Rolland D Peacock and Roxey Snow Peacock.

David and JoLyn Day
David and JoLyn Day | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

David Day, 62, and JoLyn Day, three children, Harrisville 5th Ward, Pleasant View Utah South Stake: México México City South Mission, succeeding President Dale N. Lyman and Sister Heather Lee Lyman. Brother and Sister Day previously served as interim mission president and companion and senior missionaries in the México Xalapa Mission. Brother Day is an adult religion class teacher and former mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, bishop, ward Young Men president, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Spain Barcelona Mission. He was born in Cedar City, Utah, to Franklin D. Day and Mary Day.

Sister Day is an adult religion class teacher and a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Larry V. Perkins and Dawn Perkins.

Kyle J. and SueAnn Donaldson
Kyle J. and SueAnn Donaldson | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Kyle J. Donaldson, 59, and SueAnn Donaldson, five children, Valley View Ward, Mesa Arizona Citrus Heights Stake: Honduras Comayagüela Mission, succeeding President Marco A. Baquedano and Sister Olga Baquedano. Brother Donaldson is a stake presidency counselor and former stake Young Men president, bishop, bishopric counselor, scoutmaster, seminary teacher and missionary in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, to James Stewart Donaldson and Johnette Donaldson.

Sister Donaldson is a stake YSA adviser and former stake Relief Society secretary, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Activity Days leader and Cub Scout leader. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Donald Bruce Allen and Jane R. Allen-Flake.

Luciane Bonace Lopes and Adriano V. Fernandes
Luciane Bonace Lopes and Adriano V. Fernandes | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Adriano V. Fernandes, 46, and Luciane Bonace Lopes Fernandes, three children, Vila Yara Ward, Osasco Brazil Stake: Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission, succeeding President Eldon R. Pfile and Sister Natalee Pfile. Brother and Sister Fernandes are senior missionaries in the Brazil Area. Brother Fernandes is an institute teacher and temple ordinance worker and former FSY representative, stake president, high councilor, bishop, seminary teacher and missionary in the Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission. He was born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, to José Júlio Fernandes and Darcy Guerreiro Lopes Fernandes.

Sister Fernandes is a former FSY representative, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, institute teacher and Primary teacher. She was born in Osasco, Brazil, to Nelson Lopes and Jandira Delgado Lopes.

David B. J. and Marsha Hoare
David B. J. and Marsha Hoare | Shannon White, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

David B. J. Hoare, 45, and Marsha Hoare, four children, Wantirna South Ward, Melbourne Australia Maroondah Stake: Cambodia Phnom Penh West Mission, succeeding President Veasna Neang and Sister Chanthy Thol. Brother Hoare is a Young Men adviser and seminary teacher and a former assistant director of public affairs, stake president, high councilor, stake clerk, stake executive secretary, bishop, bishopric counselor and missionary in the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission. He was born in Prahran, Australia, to David John Hoare and Susan Lorna Hoare.

Sister Hoare is a stake Relief Society president and a former ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Young Women presidency counselor, Primary music leader, Primary teacher,  nursery leader, seminary teacher and Sunday School teacher. She was born in Ivanhoe, Australia, to Keith Robert John Brooks and Laurel June Brooks.

Stacie and Kevin Lythgoe
Stacie and Kevin Lythgoe | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Kevin Lythgoe, 61, and Stacie Lythgoe, five children, Biltmore Ward, Phoenix Arizona East Stake: Colombia Medellin Mission, succeeding President Jairo E. Flórez and Sister Diana Flórez. Elder Lythgoe is an Area Seventy and former stake president, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, elders quorum presidency counselor, ward Young Men presidency counselor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, scoutmaster, seminary teacher and missionary in the Peru Arequipa Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to Boyd J Lythgoe and Dora Jean Lythgoe.

Sister Lythgoe is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and a former stake Young Women president, stake Primary president, stake music chair, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, YSA adviser, Primary music leader, Primary pianist, Sunday School teacher, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Relief Society teacher, seminary teacher, Cub Scout leader and missionary in the Venezuela Caracas Mission. She was raised in Salt Lake City by her parents, Joseph Andrew Barfuss and LaRue Barton Barfuss followed by Sarah Olsen Barfuss.

Leland E. and Berny Mayall
Leland E. and Berny Mayall | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Leland E. Mayall, 54, and Berny Mayall, five children, Oldham Ward, Ashton England Stake: England Bristol Mission, succeeding President Kevin E. Gallacher and Sister Janine D. Gallacher. Brother Mayall is a high councilor and stake Young Men president and a former mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, stake Young Men president, stake Young Men presidency counselor, bishop, elders quorum president and missionary in the Florida Jacksonville Mission. He was born in Oldham, England, to Martin Mayall and Emily Jean Mayall.

Sister Mayall is a Sunday School teacher and a former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Young Women presidency counselor and seminary teacher. She was born in Sheffield, England, to David Malcolm Simmonite and Marie Simmonite.

Steven and Elizabeth Packer
Steven and Elizabeth Packer | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Steven Packer, 54, and Elizabeth Packer, five children, Chubbuck 5th Ward, Chubbuck Idaho Stake: Philippines Tuguegarao Mission. Brother Packer is a mission presidency counselor and former stake president, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, high priests group leader, Sunday School teacher and missionary in the Peru Lima East Mission. He was born in Logan, Utah, to Bryce Bowen Packer and Valoy Buttars Packer.

Sister Packer is a Church service missionary and former stake Relief Society presidency secretary, stake temple and family history consultant, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency secretary. Gospel Doctrine teacher and nursery leader. She was born in Ogden, Utah, to Ronald Wesley DeVries and Diane H DeVries.

Brett and Lisa Palmer
Brett and Lisa Palmer | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Brett Palmer, 55, and Lisa Palmer, five children, South Jordan 2nd Ward, South Jordan Utah Stake: Philippines Laoag Mission, succeeding President Richard C. Baquiran and Sister Ma. Ionie T. Baquiran. Brother Palmer is a Primary activity leader and temple ordinance worker and a former bishop, bishopric counselor, ward Young Men president, scoutmaster, ward mission leader, ward Young Men presidency counselor, Young Men adviser and missionary in the Spain Las Palmas Mission. He was born in Arcadia, California, to Edward Dalton Palmer and Marilyn Ballard Palmer.

Sister Palmer is a Primary activity leader and a former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Young Women camp director, Primary music leader, Sunday School teacher, Primary teacher, ward family history consultant and missionary in the Brazil Curitiba Mission. She was born in Salt Lake City to Peter Lester Belliston and Karen Rose Peterson Belliston.

Tammy A and Steven G Potter
Tammy A and Steven G Potter | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Steven G. Potter, 60, and Tammy A. Potter, two children, Flat Creek Ward, Newnan Georgia Stake: Utah Salt Lake City East Mission. Brother Potter is an elders quorum president and a former mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men president, elders quorum teacher, Young Men adviser and missionary in the Texas Dallas/Fort Worth Mission. He was born in Fort Hood, Texas, to Glenn Ross Potter and Mary Ann Potter. 

Sister Potter is a stake communication director and a former stake Young Women president, stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Gospel Doctrine teacher and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Decatur, Georgia, to Roger W. Ash and Brandy V. Tuck.

Elder E. and Marlene de Vásquez
Elder E. and Marlene de Vásquez | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder E. Vásquez, 52, and Marlene de Vásquez, five children, Calvario Ward, Huehuetenango Guatemala Calvario Stake: México Tampico Mission, succeeding President René Romay and Sister Gabriela Romay Limon. Brother Vásquez is an area executive secretary, area temple and family history adviser and temple ordinance worker, and former stake president, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake Young Men presidency counselor, stake employment specialist, bishop, bishopric counselor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Guatemala Guatemala City South Mission. He was born in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, to Hipolito Vásquez Gomez and Zoila Esperanza García Agustín de Vásquez.

Sister Vásquez is an area temple and family history adviser and temple ordinance worker and a former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor, Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher, seminary teacher, Relief Society assistant activity coordinator and ward employment specialist. She was born in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, to Margarito Sosa Cardona and Olga Maria Rivas Rivas de Sosa.

Marius H. and Natalya R. von Mollendorff
Marius H. and Natalya R. von Mollendorff | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Marius H. von Mollendorff, 53, and Natanya R. von Mollendorff, five children: Belgium/Netherlands Mission, succeeding President Daryl A. Watson and Sister Monic Watson. Brother von Mollendorff is a high councilor and stake Young Men president and a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, YSA adviser and missionary in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. He was born in Malmesbury, South Africa, to Joseph William von Mollendorff and Valerie Ruth von Mollendorff.

Sister von Mollendorff is a stake Young Women president and a former stake Primary presidency counselor, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. She was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to George Herbert Cooper and Marianna Cooper.

Serge A. and Rosalyn A. Zadi
Serge A. and Rosalyn A. Zadi | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Serge A. Zadi, 36, and Rosalyn A. Zadi, three children, Mamprobi Ward, Accra Ghana Laterbiokorshie Stake: Cote d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro Mission, succeeding President Steven L. Bodhaine and Sister Cheryl L. Bodhaine. Brother Zadi is a MTC branch president and high councilor and a former MTC presidency counselor, stake Young Men president, bishop, bishopric counselor, Young Men adviser and missionary in the Ghana Accra Mission. He was born in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to Jean-Marie Zadi and Cyprienne Maka Trey Epse Zadi.

Sister Zadi is a ward activity committee chair and a former MTC Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and ward Relief Society presidency counselor. She was born in Accra, Ghana, to Isaac Cophy Adjaottor and Doris Deedei Aryeetey.

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