Six new mission presidents have been called by the First Presidency. The mission presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1. The new mission presidents and where they will serve are:
Gutenberg G. Amorim, 38, Brazil Marilia Mission; Campina Grande Ward, Campina Grande Brazil Stake; stake president; former stake president's counselor, bishop, and elders quorum president; attorney/businessman; received law degree from Regional University of Ne; born in Campina Grande, Brazil, to Antonio Guedes and Maria de Lourdes Cabral Amorim; married Maria da Conceicao Neves dos Santos, two children. She is Relief Society president; former Relief Society president and counselor; received medical degree from Medical School of Campina Grande; born in Campina Grande, Brazil, to Fernando Pereira dos and Maria de Souza Neves Santos.Jose L. Blanco, 37, Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission; Valley Forge Ward, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake; stake Young Men president's counselor; former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president's counselor; systems engineer; received bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and master's degree in computer science from Penn State University; born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Ramon Anicasio and Alejandrina Blanco; married Tamara Draper, three children. She is a visiting teacher coordinator; former stake Primary president's counselor, Young Women president's counselor, and Primary president's counselor; received bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Oklahoma; born in Provo, Utah, to Henry Edward and Candace Ruth Barnes Draper.
P. LaMar Eyre, 55, Oregon Portland Mission; Union 17th Ward, Sandy Utah Cottonwood Creek Stake; high priest group instructor and Cubmaster; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop and counselor; division director for Salt Lake County Youth Services; received bachelor's degree in sociology from BYU and master's degree in social work from San Diego State University; born in Lyman, Wyo., to Preston E. and Liddie Pauline Bluemel Eyre; married Sharron Anne Osborn, nine children. She is a Cub Scout den leader; former stake Young Women secretary, Primary president, Young Women president and adviser, and Relief Society teacher; born in Lyman, Wyo., to John H. January and Beth Rollins Osborn.
John P. Livingstone, 44, Michigan Detroit Mission; Regina 1st Ward, Saskatoon Saskatchewan Stake; mission president's counselor and stake mission president; former mission president's counselor, high councilor, district president, bishop, and branch president; Church Educational System coordinator; received bachelor's degree in science from the University of Alberta, master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Regina, and a doctorate in counseling psychology from BYU; born in Edmonton, Alberta, to John William and Catherine Wilma MacDonald Wilson Livingstone; married Linda Jean Lowry, seven children. She is Relief Society president; former stake Primary president's counselor, Primary president's counselor, Young Women president's counselor and adviser, Primary chorister, and Sunday School teacher; attended the University of Alberta; born in Magrath, Alberta, to Henry Dale and Arlene Passey Lowry.
Jesus Nieves, 54, Puerto Rico San Juan Mission; Pontezuela Branch, San Juan Puerto Rico Mission; mission president's counselor; former regional representative, stake president and counselor, stake executive secretary, branch president, and branch executive secretary; Church construction department manager; received bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Puerto Rico; born in Puerto Rico to Jesus and Angelina Melendez Nieves; married Esmerida Lugo, four children. She is a visiting teacher coordinator; former Primary president and counselor, and Relief Society teacher; received bachelor's degree from Puerto Rico Junior College; born in Puerto Rico to Salvador and Elsa Colon Lugo.
Stephen A. West, 60, Texas San Antonio Mission; Potomac South Ward, Washington D.C. Stake; temple sealer; former member of the Church international advisory group, high councilor, bishop and counselor, seminary teacher, ward mission leader, branch president's counselor, Sunday School teacher, Temple Square guide, and missionary in the Northwestern States Mission; senior vice president and general counsel for Marriott International Inc.; received bachelor's degree in philosophy and law degree, both from the University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City to Allan Morrell and Ferne Page West; married Martha Alice Sears, three children. She is a member of the Church International Advisory group; former stake Young Women president's counselor, Relief Society president and homemaking leader, Primary president's counselor, and Relief Society teacher; received bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., to Gordon Heber and Elizabeth Wilson Sears.