New 2017 Mission Presidents

Mission Presidents

The Africa West Area welcomes these six new Presidents:


Benin Cotonou Mission

Martin and Ruth Simone Goury

Dalebe Martin Goury, 53, and Ruth Simone Goury, four children, Lekki Ward, Lagos Nigeria Yaba Stake: Benin Cotonou Mission, succeeding President Pierre-Paul Morin and Sister Colette Morin. Brother Goury serves as a bishop and is a former bishop, branch president, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, and ward mission leader. Country operations manager, OneSubsea Services. Born in Yopoue, Ivory Coast, to Maurice Yoro Goury and Gaby Odette Goury.

Sister Goury serves in a ward Relief Society presidency and is a former stake and ward Relief Society president, ward Primary president, seminary teacher, and missionary in the England London South Mission. Born in Beverley, England, to Alan John Kennington and Myra Eva Kennington.


Cote d' Ivoire Abidijan Mission

Sabwe and Lilly Binene

Sabwe Binene, 47, and Lilly Kabumba Binene, four children, Kabusanga Ward, Luputa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake: Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan Mission, succeeding President Marc Sahy and Sister Akassiba M. Sahy.

Brother Binene serves as a stake president and is a former district president, seminary supervisor, and ward mission leader. Owner, private school. Born in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Benjamin Sabwe Katete and Mulaji Kabamba.

Sister Binene is a former branch Relief Society president and ward Relief Society teacher. Born in Likasi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Fortunat Binene Tshibembe and Justine Muadi Kabongo.


Ghana Accra Mission

Trevor T. and Colleen L. Keyes

Trevor Thomas Keyes, 56, and Colleen Linda Keyes, four children, Edenvale Ward, Bedfordview South Africa Stake: Ghana Accra Mission, succeeding President David L. Heid and Sister Delynn Heid. Brother Keyes is a former stake presidency counselor, branch president, bishopric counselor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. Partner, Calteaux & Partners Attorneys. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Raymond Callie Keyes and Florence Mavis Keyes.

Sister Keyes is a former ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, Sunday School teacher, and seminary teacher. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, to Allan Charles James and Eileen Catherine Thomson Little James.


Ghana Cape Coast Mission

Rodney H. and Melanie J. Hillam

Rodney Harold Hillam, 54, and Melanie Joyce Johnson Hillam, four children, Taylor View Ward, Idaho Falls Taylor Mountain Stake: Ghana Cape Coast Mission, succeeding President R. Scott Stevenson and Sister Marion Stevenson.

Brother Hillam serves in a stake presidency and is a former bishop, high councilor, Scoutmaster, and missionary in the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission. Self-employed orthodontist. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harold Gordon Hillam and Carol Lois Rasmussen Hillam.

Sister Hillam serves as a BYU–Idaho institute teacher and is a former stake Young Women presidency counselor, stake Young Women camp director, ward Young Women president, and missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City North Mission. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, to Grant Orton Johnson and Elmoyne Effie Johnson.


Liberia Monrovia Mission

Doug and Michelle Clark

Douglas Alan Clark, 62, and Michelle Thackeray Clark, five children, Allen 1st Ward, Allen Texas Stake: Liberia Monrovia Mission, succeeding President Arvid A. Carlson and Sister Kelly Carlson. Brother and Sister Clark recently served in the Africa West Area. Brother Clark is a former multistake public affairs director, area auditor, stake presidency counselor, seminary teacher, and missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. Retired marketing director with AT&T. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Alan C Clark and Janet Lee Ruppe Clark.

Sister Clark is a former stake and ward Young Women president, ward Primary president, ward Relief Society presidency counselor, and seminary teacher. Born in Ogden, Utah, to William Junior Thackeray and Elsie Jean Gale Thackeray.


Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission

Eugene N. and Lily E. Engmann

Eugene Nii Noi Engmann, 56, and Lily Eluah Andoh-Kesson Engmann, five children, New Gbawe Ward, Accra Ghana Kaneshie Stake: Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission, succeeding President Anthony M. Kaku and Sister Doe A. A. Kaku. Brother Engmann serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake president, bishop, high councilor, stake executive secretary, ward Young Men president, and missionary in the Ghana Accra Mission. Temple recorder, Accra Ghana Temple. Born in Accra, Ghana, to Emmanuel Nortey Engmann and Beatrice Ayikaako Thompson.

Sister Engmann serves as a ward Primary president and temple ordinance worker and is a former stake Primary secretary, ward Relief Society and Young Women president, and seminary teacher. Born in Cape Coast, Ghana, to Jacob Andoh-Kesson Sr. and Lily Eluah Micah.