The first presidency has called eight new mission presidents to serve around the world, from Barbados to Denmark to Samoa.
Mauro de Almeida, 54, and Rosa Maria Rodrigues Almeida, three children, Jardim São Paulo Ward, Sorocaba Brazil Stake: Brazil Belém Mission, succeeding President Alexandre Stasevskas and Sister Lelia Stasevskas. Brother Almeida serves as a stake presidency counselor and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, branch president and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to João Baptista de Almeida and Maria Aparecida de Oliveira Almeida.
Sister Almeida serves as a stake Primary presidency counselor and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Young Women presidency counselor and seminary teacher. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, to Torildo Piccinin and Rosa Rodrigues.
Bret Kenneth Clayton, 56, and Lisa Klossner Clayton, three children, Northridge Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake: Georgia Atlanta Mission, succeeding President David A. Foote and Sister Christina Foote. Brother Clayton serves as a high priests group leader assistant and is a former bishop, stake Young Men presidency counselor, high councilor, bishopric counselor, Scoutmaster and missionary in the Colombia Bogota Mission. Born in Salt Lake City to Algene Kenneth Clayton and Ila Zimmerman.
Sister Clayton serves as a Primary teacher and is a former stake Primary president, ward Relief Society president and ward Young Women president. Born in Salt Lake City to Ernest John Klossner and Barbara Wendy Parkinson.