From Missouri to Honduras, from New Zealand to New Jersey, the First Presidency has called eight new mission presidents and their wives to serve in missions around the world.
The following new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
Cape Verde Praia Mission
Julio de Amo, 64, and Maria Cristina Cavalin de Amo, two children, Itatiaia Branch, Volta Redonda Brazil Stake: Cape Verde Praia Mission, succeeding President Robert P. Mathews and Sister Susan F. Mathews. Brother Amo serves in a branch presidency and is a former stake presidency counselor, district president, and branch president. Retired army general. Born in Rio Claro, Brazil, to Julio de Martins Amo and Alaide Chacur.
Sister Amo serves as a branch Young Women president and is a former ward and stake Young Women presidency counselor and ward Relief Society presidency counselor. Born in Canoas, Brazil, to Edmundo Cavalin and Olinda Javorsky.
Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission
Stephen Capps Chase, 52, and Trina Lu Davis Chase, four children, Butler Creek Ward, Cartersville Georgia Stake: Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission, succeeding President Kendle Bowler and Sister Robin L. Bowler. Brother Chase is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, bishopric counselor, stake Young Men president, and missionary in the Argentina Cordoba Mission. Cofounder and owner, iDrive Logistics. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Fred Dunn Chase and Patsy Capps Chase.
Sister Chase is a former stake Young Women secretary, ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, ward Primary secretary, Relief Society teacher, and Sunday School teacher. Born in St. George, Utah, to Thomas Nichols Davis and Helene Darlene Wall Davis.