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Learn about these 16 new mission leaders serving from Salt Lake to Sierra Leone

They will begin their service in July

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

Roderick and Lori Boss | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Roderick Boss, 65, and Lori Boss, seven children, Barrigada Ward, Barrigada Guam Stake: Japan Fukuoka Mission, succeeding President Shinjiro Hara and Sister Mayumi Hara. Brother Boss is a bishop and temple ordinance worker and former mission presidency counselor, stake Young Men president, bishopric counselor, Scoutmaster and missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission. He was born in Provo, Utah, to Karl Christian Boss and Amy Boss.

Sister Boss is a seminary teacher and temple ordinance worker and former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and Primary teacher. She was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon, to Murrel Kent Olsen and Leora Louise Melton.

Dave and Jennie Brueck | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Dave Brueck, 48, and Jennie Brueck, four children, Hobble Creek 6th Ward, Springville Utah Hobble Creek West Stake: Dominican Republic Santiago Mission, succeeding President Marcos Bretón and Sister Janet Bretón. Brother Brueck is a former missionary in the Chile Santiago South Mission. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Philip Robert Brueck and Linda Mae Brueck.

Sister Brueck is a former volunteer in the Provo Missionary Training Center. She was born in Portland, Oregon, to David Lester Funk and Jean Ruth Funk.

Kerry D. and Bonnie H. Calaway | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Kerry D. Calaway, 55, and Bonnie H. Calaway, four children, Snake River Ward, Pasco Washington Stake: Nebraska Omaha Mission, succeeding President Tom F. Bailey and Sister Michelle Bailey. Brother Calaway is a stake presidency counselor and former high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, bishopric counselor, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader and missionary in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. He was born in Pasco, Washington, to Val Richard Calaway and Jane Beverly Calaway.

Sister Calaway is a Sunday School teacher and former stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor and Primary music leader. She was born in Richland, Washington, to Paul Hatch and Cynthia Carol Hatch.

Ronald L. and Rebecca L. Craven | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ronald L. Craven, 65, and Rebecca L. Craven, five children, Park Ward, Centerville Utah North Stake: Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission, succeeding President Douglas D. Holmes and Sister Erin T. Holmes. Brother and Sister Craven previously served as a mission president and companion in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission. Brother Craven is a ward temple and family history leader and former stake presidency counselor, high councilor, stake clerk, stake executive secretary, institute teacher and missionary in the England London South Mission. He was born in Provo, Utah, to Rulon Gerald Craven and Donna Lee Craven.

Sister Craven is a ward temple and family history consultant and former Young Women general presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. She was born in Chardon, Ohio, to Corless Walter Mitchell and Linda Louise Mitchell.

Happiness and Prince Ebere | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Prince Ebere, 62, and Happiness Ebere, five children, Isiala Okpu 1st Ward, Aba Nigeria North Stake: Nigeria Port Harcourt North Mission. Brother Ebere is an elders quorum president and former stake president, district president, branch president, bishopric counselor, ward executive secretary, Sunday School teacher and temple ordinance worker. He was born in Amapu, Isiala Ngwa North, Abia Nigeria, to Obadiah Onyndimlazu Ebere and Julia Nnalu Atasie.

Sister Ebere is a stake Relief Society presidency counselor and former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, Sunday School teacher and seminary teacher. She was born in Mkpuka Amaise Ahaba, Nigeria, to Emmanuel E Emeonye and Nnebuihe Okwandu.

Cory and Karen Eckel | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Cory Eckel, 59, and Karen Eckel, three children, Clovercroft Ward, Nashville Tennessee Stake: Philippines Cabanatuan Mission, succeeding President Gregory D. Burton and Sister Caroline F. Burton. Brother Eckel is a mission presidency counselor and former high councilor, stake Sunday School president, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, ward executive secretary, Young Men adviser, Sunday School teacher and missionary in the Alaska Anchorage Mission. He was born in Landstuhl, Germany, to Paul Ralph Eckel and Sally Meta Eckel.

Sister Eckel is a stake Relief Society president and former stake public affairs director, stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary presidency counselor, Sunday School teacher and seminary teacher. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Jerry Norman Martin and Norma Jane Gentry Martin.

Todd R. and Amy P. Kerr | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Todd R. Kerr, 60, and Amy Kerr, six children, Northridge Ward, Mesa Arizona Hermosa Vista Stake: Washington Spokane Mission, succeeding President Christopher J. LeBaron and Sister Rebecca S. LeBaron. Brother Kerr is a former stake president, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, ward Sunday School president, Young Men adviser, ward missionary and missionary in the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to William Robert Kerr and Mary Ellen Kerr.

Sister Kerr is a former stake Young Women president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor, Young Women adviser, Primary teacher, Primary activities leader, nursery leader and Sunday School teacher. She was born in Mesa, Arizona, to William Bradford Perkinson and Pauline Perkinson.

Fabio Falcão and Adriana Lucas | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Fabio Falcão Lucas, 48, and Adriana Lucas, four children, Sumaré Ward, Sumaré Brazil Stake: Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission, succeeding President Mauricio A. Araújo and Sister Michele Araújo. Brother Lucas is a stake presidency counselor and former high councilor, stake temple and family history consultant, stake Young Men president, bishop, bishopric counselor, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, ward mission leader, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Brazil Recife South Mission. He was born in Limeira, Brazil, to João Lucas and Irene Falcão Lucas.

Sister Lucas is a missionary preparation specialist and Sunday school teacher and former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Primary presidency counselor, self-reliance group facilitator and temple ordinance worker. She was born in Americana, Brazil, to Devair Tresano and Edna Gutierrez Tresano.

James E. and Jenessa Mac Pherson | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

James E Mac Pherson, 47, and Jenessa Mac Pherson, seven children, Meadows 7th Ward, Draper Utah Meadows Stake: Washington DC South Mission, succeeding President Bruce M. Crankshaw and Sister Lisa D. Crankshaw. Brother Mac Pherson is a stake president and temple ordinance worker and former stake presidency counselor, bishop, ward mission leader, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to Bradford Earl Mac Pherson and Marilee Christensen.

Sister Mac Pherson is a Young Women adviser and temple ordinance worker and former ward Primary president, Relief Society enrichment committee leader, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Sunday School teacher, ward missionary and missionary in the Michigan Detroit Mission. She was born in Salt Lake City to Elder Ronald A. Rasband and Sister Melanie Rasband.

Pace J. and Marilyn McConkie | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Pace J. McConkie, 63, and Marilyn M. McConkie, four children, Spa Creek Branch (Spanish), Annapolis Maryland Stake: Chile La Serena Mission. Brother McConkie is a branch president and former mission presidency counselor, stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, ward mission leader and missionary in the New Zealand Auckland Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to Oscar Walter McConkie and Judith Stoddard McConkie.

Sister McConkie is a temple ordinance worker, branch Primary president and music leader, and former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, branch Relief Society presidency counselor and Gospel Doctrine teacher. She was born in Salt Lake City to Theodore G “Bud” Mahas and Barbara Sorensen Mahas.

Suresh and Pavani Ramakrishna | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Suresh Ramakrishna, 44, and Pavani Ramakrishna, two children, Ramamurthy Nagar Ward, Bengaluru India Stake: India New Delhi Mission, succeeding President Robert K. William and Sister Anne William. Brother Ramakrishna is an elders quorum president and former stake president, district presidency counselor, high councilor, branch president and missionary in the India Bangalore Mission. He was born in Bangalore, India, to Ramakrishna M. and Nagaveni G.

Sister Ramakrishna is a ward Young Women president and seminary teacher and former stake Young Women president, stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, institute teacher and ward family history consultant. She was born in Hyderabad, India, to Prabhakar Rao Koneti and Padma C.

John and Ann Rasmussen | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

John W. Rasmussen, 64, and Ann C. Rasmussen, seven children, Meadows 6th Ward, Draper Utah Meadows Stake: Ohio Cincinnati Mission, succeeding President Douglas P. McGuire and Sister Kelly E. McGuire. Brother Rasmussen is a temple ordinance worker and former stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishop, bishopric counselor, elders quorum president, Gospel Doctrine teacher and missionary in the Sweden Stockholm Mission. He was born in Salt Lake City to William Dean Rasmussen and Melba Luvern Rasmussen.

Sister Rasmussen is a temple service missionary and temple ordinance worker, and former stake self-reliance specialist, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women presidency counselor, ward Young Women camp director, Relief Society service coordinator, Activity Days leader, Cub Scout leader, Primary teacher, Relief Society pianist, Relief Society teacher and ward self-reliance specialist. She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to John William Clinger and Arlene Hanson Clinger.

Jeffrey G. and Christine Rich | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Jeffrey G. Rich, 55, and Christine Rich, six children, Orchard Hills Ward, American Fork Utah West Stake: Thailand Bangkok West Mission, succeeding President Kelly T. Burgener and Sister Elizabeth W. Burgener. Brother Rich is a Sunday School teacher and institute teacher and former stake president, bishop, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Thailand Bangkok Mission. He was born in Logan, Utah, to Larry Grant Rich and Dorothy Nye Rich.

Sister Rich is a Sunday School teacher and institute teacher and former ward Young Women president, ward Primary president and Relief Society teacher. She was born in Missoula, Montana, to Jerry Thomas Waddoups and Carolyn Gibb Waddoups.

Greg and Raena Tonini | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Greg Tonini, 57, and Raena Tonini, four children, MacGregor Ward, Houston Texas Stake: Brazil Teresina Mission, succeeding President Gregg A. Lindsey and Sister Darla M. Lindsey. Brother Tonini is a ward mission leader and former stake presidency counselor, bishop, elders quorum president, Scoutmaster, seminary teacher and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo North Mission. He was born in Lakenheath, England, to Daryl Edward Tonini and Shirley May Hancock Tonini.

Sister Tonini is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Sunday School teacher, seminary teacher, institute teacher, ward organist, Primary music leader, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Brazil São Paulo North Mission. She was born in Provo, Utah, to Ianthus Barlow Romney Jr. and Alita Romney.

David and Annita Watson | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

David R. Watson, 64, and Annita H. Watson, two children, Old Hickory Ward, Nashville Tennessee Stake: Utah Salt Lake City West Mission, succeeding President Justin R. Spencer and Sister Kristen V. Spencer. Brother Watson is a stake addiction recovery specialist and temple ordinance worker and former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, ward Young Men president, seminary teacher and missionary in the Canada Montreal Mission. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Dale S. Watson and Bonnitta R. Dunne.

Sister Watson is a stake addiction recovery specialist and stake temple and family history consultant and former stake Relief Society secretary, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Argentina Cordoba Mission. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Roger Lew Hiatt Sr. and Nancy Beamer Hiatt.

Scott and Kathy Wyatt | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Scott L Wyatt, 62, and Kathy Wyatt, four children, Providence 5th Ward, Providence Utah South Stake: Sierra Leone Bo Mission. Brother Wyatt is a bishop and former high councilor, YSA bishop, bishopric counselor, Scoutmaster and missionary in the Australia Sydney Mission. He was born in Logan, Utah, to Clair Leon Wyatt and Carolyn Wyatt.

Sister Wyatt is a ward Relief Society presidency counselor and former stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, Primary music leader, Sunday School teacher and ward YSA adviser. She was born in Logan, Utah, to David Ross Willmore and Patricia Willmore.

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