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First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Serve in U.S., Baltic States, Mexico, and More

From the Baltic states to the United States and Mexico to Venezuela, learn more about the eight new mission presidents and their wives called by the First Presidency who will begin their service in July 2017.

Baltic Mission

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Hal Gary Anderson, 58, and Julie Ann Birrell Anderson, six children, Bloomington 7th Ward, St. George Utah Southgate Stake: Baltic Mission, succeeding President David P. Harding and Sister Kaylene Harding. Brother Anderson is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, gospel doctrine teacher, stake youth family history coordinator, Scoutmaster, and missionary in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. Chief executive officer, Soltis Investment Advisors, LLC. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to Allen Gary Anderson and Sara Annette Dean Anderson.

Sister Anderson is a former stake and ward Young Women president, stake Young Women presidency counselor, ward Primary president, and Primary music leader. Born in Salt Lake City to Joe Raymond Birrell and Betty Lou Dyson Birrell.

México Torreón Mission

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Anthony Edward Berrett, 59, and Janell Venable Berrett, six children, Indian Hills Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake: México Torreón Mission, succeeding President J. Alejandro Ramos Rivera and Sister Rosario Fernández de Ramos. Brother and Sister Berrett currently serve in the Spain Barcelona Mission. Brother Berrett is a former bishop, stake mission president, ward executive secretary, high priests group leader, and missionary in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission. Retired audit partner, KPMG. Born in Sausalito, California, to Ralph Edward Berrett and Aimee Haroldine Vincent Berrett.

Sister Berrett is a former ward Relief Society, Young Women and Primary president, stake seminary supervisor, ward Primary music leader, and seminary teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Wayne LeRoy Venable and Ona Beus Venable Hadley.

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