First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Philippines, Sweden, and More

by | Apr. 21, 2017

Mormon Life

From the Philippines to Sweden and Argentina to the Republic of Congo, eight new mission presidents have been called to serve in missions around the world. 

Argentina Rosario Mission

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Steven G. Allred, 58, and Mitzie Kay Medeiros Allred, five children, Timpanogos 2nd Ward, Pleasant Grove Utah Timpanogos Stake: Argentina Rosario Mission, succeeding President Francisco J. Zanni and Sister Verónica Morales de Zanni. Brother Allred is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president and missionary in the Chile Santiago South Mission. Business owner, Ace Hardware. Born in Provo, Utah, to Gordon K. Allred and Maxine Gardner Allred.

Sister Allred is a former ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, ward missionary, Sunday School teacher and Relief Society teacher. Born in Madera, California, to Melvin Gordon Medeiros and Gladys Mitsuru Nakata.

Philippines San Pablo Mission

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Douglas Keith Davies, 59, and Barbara Sue Kimber Davies, four children, Copper Hills 2nd Ward, West Jordan Utah Copper Hills Stake: Philippines San Pablo Mission, succeeding President Bart A. Mangum and Sister Renae Mangum. Brother Davies serves as a ward Young Men president and is a former stake president, high councilor and missionary in the Florida Tampa Mission. Retired vice president of engineering. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Keith Ronald Davies and Patricia Ann Singleton Davies.

Sister Davies serves as a seminary teacher and is a former stake Relief Society secretary, ward Young Women president, Gospel Doctrine teacher, temple ordinance worker and missionary in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission. Born in Caldwell, Idaho, to Charles Junior Kimber and Leah Pettingill Kimber.

Philippines Manila Mission

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Michael John Fermanis, 54, and Raelinda Maxine Hemi Fermanis, seven children, Titahi Bay Ward, Porirua New Zealand Stake: Philippines Manila Mission, succeeding President Creg D. Ostler and Sister Sondra Ostler. Brother Fermanis serves as a bishop and is a former mission presidency counselor, stake president, stake presidency counselor, high councilor, institute teacher and missionary in the Australia Melbourne Mission. Registrar, Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Algy Fermanis and Ena Ellen Dinse Fermanis.

Sister Fermanis serves as a Primary teacher and is a former ward Primary president, ward Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, institute teacher and Sunday School teacher. Born in Taumaranui, New Zealand, to Apihai Hemi and Apikara Smith Hemi.

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