First Presidency Calls 8 New Mission Presidents to Serve in Papua New Guinea, Dominican Republic + More

From Papua New Guinea to the Dominican Republic and Germany to Australia, learn more about the mission presidents and their wives called by the First Presidency who will begin their service in July. 

Raul Barrón Ahumada, 43, and Brenda Merit Hinojosa de Barrón, five children, Bosque Ward, Gómez Palacio México Stake: México Puebla North Mission, succeeding President Eric W. Nelson and Sister Deborah L. Nelson. Brother Barrón is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, ward executive secretary, seminary teacher and missionary in the México México City North Mission. Born in Tampico, Tamaupilas, México, to Lazaro Barrón Sanchez and Sabina Ahumada de Barrón.

Sister Barrón serves as a ward temple and family history consultant and is a former stake Young Women president, ward Primary president and missionary in the México México City South Mission. Born in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaupilas, México, to Pedro Hinojosa Zuñiga and Martha Imelda de Hinojosa Flores.

Michael Burke Cowan, 55, and Amelia D. Cowan, four children, Groves Ward, Mesa Arizona Mountain View Stake: Dominican Republic Santiago Mission, succeeding President Lorenzo A. Castillo and Sister Jenny Elizabeth Castillo. Brother Cowan is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishop, high councilor, elders quorum president and missionary in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mission. Born in Los Angeles, California, to William Burke Cowan and Charlotte Arlene Cain Cowan.

Sister Cowan is a former temple ordinance worker, stake Primary presidency counselor, ward Young Women and Relief Society president, gospel doctrine teacher and stake family history consultant. Born in Roosevelt, Utah, to Danniel Stewart Dennis and Joyce R. Dennis.

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