First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to India, Brazil + More

by | Mar. 23, 2018

Mormon Life

From New York to Brazil and India to Minnesota, the First Presidency has called eight new mission presidents and their wives to serve in missions around the world. They will begin their service in July.

Denis José Aguilar Meglar, 43, and Yadira Estela Moncada de Aguilar, three children, Villas Mackay Branch, San Pedro Sula Honduras Stake: Costa Rica San José East Mission, succeeding President Randy H. Hayes and Sister Laura Hayes. Brother Aguilar serves as a stake presidency counselor and institute teacher and is a former mission presidency counselor, bishop and missionary in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to José Ines Aguilar Laines and Delfina Melgar Cano.

Sister Aguilar serves as stake Primary president and as a former ward Primary and Relief Society president, stake Young Women president and ward Primary presidency counselor. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to Roberto Moncada Alvarez and Iris Margarita Ponce Argeñal.

Kyle Kenneth Baird, 56, and Melanie Jenkins Baird, four children, Lake Creek 1st Ward, Heber City Utah East Stake: Trinidad Port of Spain Mission, succeeding President Gregory W. Egbert and Sister Lauri L. Egbert. Brother Baird serves as a young single adult adviser and is a former bishop, high councilor, Primary teacher and missionary in the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission. Born in Salt Lake City to Kenneth Bradley Baird and Marilyn Duffin Baird.

Sister Baird serves as a ward Relief Society president and is a former ward Young Women and Primary presidency counselor, Primary chorister, Young Women camp director and nursery leader. Born in Salt Lake City to Charles Junius Jenkins and Sharon Horner Jenkins.

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