From Zimbabwe to Canada and Belgium to South Korea, learn more about the mission presidents and their wives called by the First Presidency who will begin their service in July.
Johan August Buysse, 62, and Berlinde Simonne Achiel Buysse-Vergauwen, four children, St. Niklaas Ward, Antwerp Belgium Stake: Belgium/Netherlands Mission, succeeding President Robert L. Bunnell and Sister Jann W. Bunnell. Brother Buysse serves as a patriarch and is a former stake president, bishop, branch president, stake public affairs director, district president and ward mission leader. Born in Lokeren, Belgium, to Eduard Buysse and Agnes Devriendt.
Sister Vergauwen serves as stake Primary president and is a former ward and district Young Women president, institute teacher, ward Relief Society president and seminary teacher. Born in St. Niklaas, Belgium, to Jozef Vergauwen and Francine Van Eynde.
Gregorio Enrique Casillas Bueno, 42, and Alma Angelina Obeso de Casillas, three children, Los Olivos Ward, Tijuana México Insurgentes Stake: México México City South Mission, succeeding President D. Bryan Mecham and Sister Katrina Mecham. Brother Casillas serves as a bishopric counselor and is a former stake president, bishop, ward Young Men president and missionary in the México Tampico Mission. Born in Tijuana, México, to Gregorio Casillas Diaz and Maria Ascension Bueno de Casillas.
Sister Casillas serves as a seminary teacher and is a former branch Young Women and Primary president, and ward Relief Society president. Born in Mexicali, México, to Rodrigo Obeso Buelna and Alma Angelina Gonzalez Flores.