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First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Serve in South Africa, England, U.S., and More

From Germany to South Africa and Brazil to England, learn more about the mission presidents and their wives called by the First Presidency in 2017.

Eight new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.

Alpine German-speaking Mission

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Christopher Shawn Brown, 53, and Laura Gale Scheidt Brown, five children, Prairie View Ward, Cheyenne Wyoming Stake: Alpine German-speaking Mission, succeeding President D. Brian Kohler and Sister Cheri C. Kohler. Brother Brown serves in a mission presidency and is a former bishop, high councilor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, Scoutmaster, and missionary in the Germany Munich Mission. President of Appraisals, Inc., self-employed. Born in Kalispell, Montana, to Douglas Mitchell Brown and Charlotte Dawn Shaw Brown.

Sister Brown serves as a seminary teacher and is a former stake and ward Primary president, ward Young Women president, and Primary music leader. Born in Fresno, California, to George Walter Scheidt and Janis Gale McGee Scheidt.

Arizona Phoenix Mission

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Sean Francis DeMille Collins, 50, and Kristin Poulson Collins, five children, Mountainville 4th Ward, Alpine Utah West Stake: Arizona Phoenix Mission, succeeding President Spencer Griffin and Sister Jeannie H. Griffin. Brother Collins is a former bishop, ward Young Men president, Primary teacher, and missionary in the Chile Concepcion Mission. Chief executive officer, Costa Vida and FatCats. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jeremiah Francis Collins and Jacqueline Phal McFall Jackels.

Sister Collins is a former ward Primary presidency counselor, Young Women adviser, and Relief Society, Primary, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Born in San Diego, California, to Jerald Francis Poulson and Dolores Jenene Fitch Poulson.

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