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Church Announces New Mission Presidents in Russia, Philippines, Mexico & More

From Mexico to Russia and Peru to the Philippines, learn more about the new mission presidents called by the First Presidency.

The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service later this year.

México Puebla South Mission

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Jonathan Alcalá Ibañez, 42, and Adoración Robledo de Alcalá, four children, Espartaco Ward, México City Churubusco Stake: México Puebla South Mission, succeeding President John M. Stellmon and Sister Donna Stellmon. Brother Alcalá serves in the stake presidency and is a former bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, ward mission leader, institute teacher, and missionary in the México Tijuana Mission. Supervisor of organizational development, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in México City, México, to Román Alcalá Aguayo and Elvira Ibañez de Alcalá.

Sister Alcalá serves as a Primary teacher and ward Relief Society presidency counselor and is a former stake Young Women president, ward young single adult adviser, and seminary teacher. Born in México City, México, to Fernando Guillermo Robledo and Adoración Fuentes de Robledo.

Perú Chiclayo Mission

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Winsor Balderrama Sejas, 40, and Rocio Maribel Quiñones de Balderrama, four children, Siglo XX (20th Century) Ward, Cochabamba Bolivia Jaihuayco Stake: Perú Chiclayo Mission, succeeding President Mark L. Williams and Sister Dianna Williams. Brother Balderrama serves as an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, bishop, stake Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Bolivia La Paz Mission. Architect and owner, Vitrocom Architects. Born in Arani, Bolivia, to Apolinar Balderrama and Constantina Sejas de Balderrama.

Sister Balderrama serves as a Relief Society teacher and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, and Primary teacher. Born in Villazon, Bolivia, to Desiderio Quiñones and Ana Urbelinda Vargas de Quiñones.

California Riverside Mission

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Darrel Levi Hammon, 60, and Joanne Louise Boltz Hammon, two children, Hobble Creek 12th Ward, Springville Utah Hobble Creek Stake: California Riverside Mission, succeeding President John H. Mullen and Sister Jana Mullen. Brother Hammon is a young single adult bishop and a former bishop, ward mission leader, area welfare specialist in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic MTC presidency counselor, and missionary in the Chile Concepción Mission. Associate vice president, Utah Valley University. Born in Hamilton, Montana, to Dean W. Hammon and Barbara Barnes Hammon.

Sister Hammon is a Relief Society adviser and a former stake Young Women president, stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, Young Women camp director, and area welfare specialist in the Caribbean. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Luke J. Boltz and Wilma Andersen Boltz.

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