From South Africa to Peru and Chile to Spain, the First Presidency has called seven new MTC presidents and their wives to serve in MTCs around the world.
South Africa Missionary Training Center
Andre Cornelius Bester, 66, and Joy Elizabeth Lomax Bester, five children, Roodepoort Ward, Roodeport South Africa Stake: South Africa Missionary Training Center, succeeding President Stephen K. Ashton and Sister Wendy Ashton. Brother Bester serves as a patriarch and is a former president of the Zimbabwe Harare Mission, MTC presidency counselor, stake president, bishop and missionary in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, to Peter Herman Bester and Joyce Mary Mills Bester.
Sister Bester served with her husband in the Zimbabwe Harare Mission and South Africa Missionary Training Center and is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president, ward music director and seminary teacher. Born in Widnes, Lancashire, England, to Roy Malcolm Lomax and Teresa Follon Lomax.
Chile Missionary Training Center
Brian Bartley Carmack, 61, and Leslie Kay Porter Carmack, four children, Foxhill Ward, North Salt Lake Utah Stake: Chile Missionary Training Center, succeeding President Richard B. Brady and Sister Janice Brady. Brother Carmack serves in a ward Young Men presidency and is a former president of the México Tijuana Mission, stake president, stake presidency counselor and missionary in the Chile Mission. Born in Salt Lake City to Harold Don Carmack and Beverly Jean Bartley Carmack.
Sister Carmack serves as a Sunday School teacher. She previously served with her husband in the México Tijuana Mission and is a former counselor in stake Relief Society and ward Young Women presidencies. Born in Salt Lake City to Nolan Bud Porter and Helen Hackwell Porter.