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First Presidency Announces 8 New Mission Presidents


From Tahiti to Mozambique and Michigan to Ecuador, the First Presidency has called eight new mission presidents to serve around the world.

Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission

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Angel Herberth Alarcón Villar, 49, and Rosa Luz Zavala de Alarcón, four children, Pro Ward, Lima Perú Los Olivos Stake: Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission, succeeding President William J. Riggins and Sister Bonnie L. Riggins. Brother Alarcón serves as an Area Seventy and is a former stake president, stake presidency counselor, bishopric counselor, and stake Young Men presidency counselor. Area operations and maintenance manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop. Born in Huamanga, Peru, to Armando Alarcón Martinez and Eda Elba Villar Roca.

Sister Alarcón serves as a stake Primary presidency counselor and is a former ward Relief Society president, ward Sunday School teacher, and institute teacher. Born in Jauja, Peru, to Ramon Nonato Zavala Figueroa and Reyna Sierra Jurado.

Michigan Lansing Mission

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Sterling Arthur Brennan, 57, and Annette Lamb Brennan, five children, Santa Margarita Ward, Santa Margarita California Stake: Michigan Lansing Mission, succeeding President Michael V. Jacobsen and Sister Alice A. Jacobsen. Brother Brennan is a former stake president, mission presidency counselor, bishop, stake mission president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission. Partner, Maschoff Brennan. Born in Clovis, New Mexico, to Clifford Arthur Brennan and Stania Clarene Lott.

Sister Brennan serves in a ward Relief Society presidency and is a former ward Relief Society and Young Women president, ward Relief Society and Young Women presidency counselor, and ward missionary. Born in Mesa, Arizona, to John Clyde Lamb and Willa Dean Hamblin Lamb.

Brazil Brasilia Mission

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Flávio Allegretti Cooper, 61, and Maria Leonor Rezende Cooper, five children, Planalto Ward, Campinas Brazil Flamboyant Stake: Brazil Brasilia Mission, succeeding President Mark C. Lundgren and Sister Gerri L. Lundgren. Brother Cooper serves as an area temple and family history consultant and is a former Area Seventy, mission presidency counselor, stake president, bishop, and missionary in the Brazil Porto Alegre Mission. Federal judge, Brazilian Judiciary. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Gustavo Adolpho de Campos Cooper and Maria Thereza Allegretti Cooper.

Sister Cooper is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, and temple ordinance worker. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Hélio Da Silva Oliveira and Luiza Theresa Rezende Bompet.

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