First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Benin, Ecuador, and More

From Washington to Guatemala and Benin to Ecuador, the Church has called eight new mission presidents and their wives to serve in countries around the world. 

1. Ecuador Quito Mission

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Steven Chad Barlow, 48, and Christina Evans Barlow, five children, Mueller Park 7th Ward, Bountiful Utah Mueller Park Stake: Ecuador Quito Mission, succeeding President Roger G. Christensen and Sister Christine Christensen. Brother Barlow is a former stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission. Executive and co-founder, Health Catalyst. Born in Bountiful, Utah, to Jon Kay Barlow and Becky Christensen Barlow.

Sister Barlow is a former stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, and Primary chorister. Born in Salt Lake City to Richard Louis Evans Jr. and Tamara Ashby Evans.

2. Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission

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Alirio Baldemar Díaz Flores, 43, and Mirian Aydee Orellana de Díaz, three children, Bougambilias Ward, Quetzaltenango Guatemala West Stake: Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission, succeeding President Rick L. Smith and Sister Lynda Smith. Brother Díaz serves as a high councilor and is a former stake president, mission presidency counselor, bishop, missionary in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission, and temple recorder at the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple. Born in Chiquimula, Guatemala, to Alirio Díaz Rivera and Clara Rosa Flores Martinez.

Sister Díaz serves as a Relief Society compassionate service coordinator and is a former stake and ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Primary president, ward Young Women presidency counselor, and institute teacher. Born in Jalapa, Guatemala, to José Daniel Orellana Zeceña and Gladys Aydee Espina de Orellana.

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