Tuesday, August 4, 2009

California Oakland/San Francisco Mission

California Oakland/San Francisco Mission (combined 1 July 2009)

Missionary Site(s)

LDS Mission Network (Oakland)

LDS Mission Network (San Francisco)

Dear Elder--Elder Justin Haslam 2009-2011

Dear Elder--Elder Taylor Rushing 2009-2011

MissionSite.Net--Elder Keith Allred 2009-2011

Mission Site.Net--Sister Alyssa Apodaca 2007-2009

MissionSite.Net--Elder Brandon Bergquist 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Ryan Dyches 2009-2001

MissionSite.Net--Elder Cory Pettit 2010-2012

MissionSite.Net-Elder Alex Rockwood 2010-2012

MissionSite.Net--Elder Taylor Rushing 2009-2011

MissionSite.Net--Elder Kyle Skousen 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Brandon Smith 2010-2012

LDSMissions.com--Elder D. Bruce Andrus 1967-1969

LDSMissions.com--Sister Tiffany Argo 2000-2001

LDSMissions.com--Elder John Atwood 1973-1975

LDSMissions.com--Elder Rommel Bagsic 1998-2000

LDSMissions.com--Elder Aukai Borges 1997-1999

LDSMissions.com--Elder Christopher Breivik 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Keaka Brown 1997-1999

LDSMissions.com--Elder Raymond Bullen 1983-1985

LDSMissions.com--Sister Gloria Campuzano 1995-1996

LDSMissions.com--Sister Michelle Rugh-Carter 1997

LDSMissions.com--Elder Chris Case 1998-2000

LDSMissions.com--Elder Matthew Casto 1990-1992

LDSMissions.com--Elder Ryan Chipman 1995-1997

LDSMissions.com--Elder Matthew Cummer 2001-2003

LDSMissions.com--Elder Pierre-R. Dartiguenave 1991-1993

LDSMissions.com--Elder Ariel Duris 1995-1997

Sam Eidam 2001-2003

LDSMissions.com--Elder William Ellis 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Elder Ralph Faneus 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Sister Kathrin Anderson-Folau 1994-1995

LDSMissions.com--Elder David Gardner 1991-1992

LDSMissions.com--Sister Cecilia Tuliloa–Gay 1991-1992

LDSMissions.com--Elder Liliana Gomez 2002

LDSMissions.com--Sister Zoanne Gregory 1982-1983

LDSMissions.com--Elder Glen Griffin 1976-1977

LDSMissions.com--Sister Audrey Gutke 1998-1999

LDSMissions.com--Elder Russell Hair 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Van Hamilton 1973-1975

LDSMissions.com--Elder Darin Hancock 1995-1997

LDSMissions.com--Sister Robyn Infanger–Harris 2000-2001

LDSMissions.com--Elder Levi Hatch 2002-2004

LDSMissions.com--Elder Len Haurua 1987-1988

LDSMissions.com--Elder Santiagoh Hernández 1998-1999

LDSMissions.com--Elder Griffith Jones 2006-2008

LDSMissions.com--Elder Al Jorgensen 1989-1991

LDSMissions.com--Elder Shane Kaopua 1991-1993

LDSMissions.com--Elder Odell King 1986-1988

LDSMissions.com--Sister Linda Larsen Harris 1991-1992

LDSMissions.com--Sister Helen Lauaki 1994-1995

LDSMissions.com--Eldera Amoni Mafi

LDSMissions.com--Elder Alan Martinez 1977-1979

LDSMissions.com--Elder Bill McDaniel 1971-1973

Rodolfo Mejia 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Sister Rachel Nielsen 1996-1998

Raymond Purcell 1994-1997

LDSMissions.com--Elder Jaron Reay 1995-1997

LDSMissions.com--Sister Maricela Martinez–Roman 1983-1984

LDSMissions.com--Elder Thomas Scholzen 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Cason Smith 2002-2004

LDSMissions.com--Sister Kijiana Storey Setoki 1992-1994

LDSMissions.com--Elder Zachary Tolbert 2002-2004

LDSMissions.com--Sister Cecilia Tuliloa-Gay 1991-1992

LDSMissions.com--Sister Marcia Utiyama 2001-2003

LDSMissions.com--Elder Daniel Walker 1996-1998

Benjamin Weekes 2000-2002

LDSMissions.com--Elder David Welch 1969-1970


LDS Mission Network (Oakland)

LDS Mission Network (San Francisco)

Dear Elder--Elder Taylor Rushing

Dear Elder--Elder Justin Haslam

MissionSite.Net--Elder Keith Allred

MissionSite.Net--Sister Alyssa Apodaca

MissionSite.Net--Elder Ryan Dyches

MissionSite.Net--Elder Kyle Skousen


LDS Mission Network (Oakland)

LDS Mission Network (San Francisco)

“New Mission Presidents Begin Service Worldwide,” (David Gary Wade) Ensign, July 2009, 78–79

“New Mission Presidents Begin Service,” (David Gary Wade) Liahona, July 2009, N6–N7

"General Authorities released after long service," (former mission president Wayne S. Peterson Released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy called as president Nauvoo Illinois Temple) Church News [Saturday, 13 October 2007].

"New Temple Presidents," (former mission president Wayne Skeen Peterson called as president Nauvoo Illinois Temple) Church News [Saturday, 15 September 2007].

"New Temple Presidents," (former mission president Wayne Skeen Peterson called to be president Nauvoo Illinois Temple) Church News [Saturday, 15 September 2007].

"New Mission Presidents," (James Clayton Beck) Church News [Saturday, 4 March 2006].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (
new mission president James C. Beck, former mission president Robert L. Bauman) Church News [Saturday, 4 March 2006].

“New Mission Presidents Receive Assignments,” (James C. Beck) Ensign, June 2006, 72–74

“New Mission Presidents Now in Place,” (James C. Beck) Liahona, Aug. 2006, N4–N5

"Obituaries--Lindsay R. Curtis," (former mission president 1977-1980) Church News [Saturday, 14 January 2006].

"New Area Leadership," (former mission president Wayne S. Peterson called first counselor Europe East Area) Church News [Saturday, 18 June 2005].

"New Mission Presidents for 105 Missions," (new mission president Robert L. Bauman, former mission president Richard J. DeVries) Church News [Saturday, 8 March 2003].

"New Mission Presidents," (Robert Lewis Bauman) Church News [Saturday, 8 February 2003].

"New Temple Presidents," (former mission president Cecil Malcolm Warner called as president Toronto Ontario Temple) Church News [Saturday, 19 October 2002].

“Elder Wayne S. Peterson Of the Seventy,” Ensign, May 2001, 107

"Elder Wayne S. Peterson Biography," (former mission president 1985-1988 called Quorum of Seventy) Church News [Saturday, 26 May 2001].

Sarah Jane Weaver, "New General Authority: Sacred Grove assurance became his guidepost in a life of faith, service," (former mission president Wayne S. Peterson called to Quorum of the Seventy) Church News [Saturday, 26 May 2001].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president Richard James DeVries, former mission president Cecil Malcolm Warner) Church News [Saturday, 11 March 2000].

"New Mission Presidents," (Richard James DeVries) Church News [Saturday, 4 March 2000].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents: 1997," (new mission president Cecil Malcolm Warner, Phil K. Smartt Jr.) Church News [Saturday, 15 March 1997].

"New Mission Presidents," (C. Malcolm Warner) Church News [Saturday, 8 February 1997].

"Nine new visitors center directors called," (former mission president Dale Lorrin Russon called as Oakland Temple Visitors' Center) Church News [Saturday, 20 January 1996].

"Church News: Deaths," (Wilbur Wallace Cox, 81, served as president of the California Oakland Mission from 1968-1971) Church News [Saturday, 28 May 1994].

"New Mission Presidents," (Phil K. Smartt Jr.) Church News [Saturday, 16 April 1994].

"New Mission Presidents," (W. Garth Andrus, who began his service on Sept. 17, 1993 succeeds President Robert A. Madsen, who was released for health reasons.) Church News [Saturday, 6 November 1993].

“Latter-day Saints Join Efforts after Oakland Fire,” Ensign, Jan. 1992, 75–76

William E. Homer, Julie Dockstader, and Kjirstin Youngberg, “Californians Count Blessings Amid Quake Losses,” Ensign, Jan. 1990, 76–78

"Assignments announced for new mission presidents," (new mission president Wayne S. Peterson, former mission president Conrad B. Jenson) Church News [Saturday, 19 March 1988].

"Six men are called to preside over missions," (O. Ken Earl called to replace Charles R. Hansen who died of a heart attack) Church News [Saturday, 27 February 1983].

“Mission Presidents, Assignments Announced,” (O. Ken Earl began Feb. 1983) Ensign, May 1983, 92

"Mission President Assignments Announced," (new mission president O. Ken Earl, former mission president Charles R. Hansen) Church News [Saturday, 10 April 1983].

“Nine New Missions Formed, Fifty Mission Presidents Called,” (Lindsay R. Curtis) Ensign, Aug. 1977, 76–77


Elder Matthew E. Christensen 2010-2012

Sister Lacey Ellen Essig 2010-2012

Elder Brady Johnson 2009-2011 

G'Pa and G'Ma Heaton 2009-2010

Josie the Missionary (Sister Joslyn Rebecca Olsen, 2010-2012)

LDS Church Growth (Saturday, 2 May 2009) The California San Francisco Mission will be combined with the California Oakland Mission and renamed the California Oakland/San Francisco Mission. The area around San Francisco has seen very little growth in terms of new congregations created. However mission leaders report throughout California that missionary work is going as strong as ever despite opposition for the Church's support of Proposition 8 last year. For the first time in several years, membership in California actually increased from the previous year some 6,000 members, indicating that this is likely the result of fewer members moving to other states and possibly an increase in convert baptisms.


"New Mission Presidents," (former missionary Mark James Pendleton called as president of the California Roseville Mission) Church News [Saturday, 19 January 2008].

"38 new Area Seventies called, 37 are released," (former missionary Rene Cabrera released as Seventy) Church News [Saturday, 9 April 2005].

Tolifili Fa, "A Tongan celebration," (mentions President Jerald L. Wagstaff and California Oakland Mission) Church News [Saturday, 15 October 2005].

"Where They Served: Players and Their Missions," (former missionary Nate Janes) Church News [Saturday, 21 February 2004].

“The Impact of Couple Missionaries,” (Malcolm and Helen Warner) Ensign, Apr 2003, 60–63

"Obituaries--Leonora Fern Bench Cox," (who served with her husband, Wilbur Wallace Cox, when he served as president of the California Oakland Mission from 1968-1971) Church News [Saturday, 21 December 2002].

"New Temple Presidents," (former mission president C. Malcolm Warner called to be president Toronto Ontario Temple) Church News [Saturday, 5 October 2002].

"'An evening with Gladys Knight'," (mentions President Richard DeVries of the California Oakland Mission) Church News [Saturday, 30 December 2000].

R. Scott Lloyd, "Second Temple Adds to Tennessee Peace," (mentions Philander Knox Smartt, Jr., a former stake president from Chattanooga who presided over the California Oakland Mission from 1994-1997) Church News [Saturday, 27 May 2000].

Ana Gabriel, "Family Roots Emphasized," (mentions President C. Malcolm Warner) Church News [Saturday, 6 March 1999].

Ana Gabriel, "Food Donated to County Needy," Church News [Saturday, 6 February 1999].

Ana Gabriel, "'LDS Day at Giants' draws some 5,000," (sponsored by missions) Church News [Saturday, 5 September 1998].

"New Mission Presidents," (former mission counselor David C. Hoopes called as president Chile Santiago South Mission) Church News [Saturday, 14 March 1998].

Ana Gabriel, "Performers share talent, gospel in Oakland pageant," (mission president C. Malcolm Warner discusses missionary booths) Church News [Saturday, 8 August 1998].

"Virginia Rushton Paulk Obituary," (former missionary 1974) Deseret News [3 October 1997].

"Lights of the season," (mentions C. Malcolm Warner) Church News [Saturday, 20 December 1997].

"Fourth Quorum of the Seventy," (former missionary Rene Juan Cabrera called South America North Area) Church News [Saturday, 12 April 1997].

"Church to create eight new missions," (The new California San Francisco Mission will be created from a division of three missions, the California Oakland, California San Jose and California Santa Rosa.) Church News [Saturday, 1 March 1997].

"First Presidency announces new area authorities," (former missionary Rene Juan Cabrera) Church News [Saturday, 23 March 1996].

Elder D. Wayne Dick and Elder Eric T. Martin, "How to help young people want to dress modestly and with dignity--The Law of Chastity," Church News [Saturday, 20 January 1996].

Gary Zavoral, " Revere the Lord, Says Pro Football MVP," (missionary fireside organized by President Phil K. Smartt) Church News [Saturday, 30 December 1995].

“I Believe in Christ,” (Sister Simone Ramsay) New Era, Dec 1995, 20

Ann Romick, "Pageant sweeps through time, giving message of the gospel," (President Phil K. Smartt of the California Oakland Mission noted that there were at least 100 investigators he knew of in the crowd on opening night.) Church News [Saturday, 22 July 1995].

Ann Romick, "Easter messages portrayed at Oakland Center," (mentions mission president Robert A. Madsen) Church News [Saturday, 8 May 1993].

Charlene R. Winters, "Gospel changes his life, builds self-esteem," (former missionary Dale Link served in Deaf Mission 1983-1985) Church News [Saturday, 3 April 1993].

“Comment,” (former missionary Ione D. Heaton) Ensign, Apr. 1993, 80

"New Mission Presidents," (former missionary Rene J. Cabrera called to be president Peru Lima East Mission) Church News [Saturday, 16 January 1993].

M.C. O'Bryant, "'Joyful means' of missionary work," (mentions mission president Robert A. Madsen) Church News [Saturday, 25 July 1992].

"Visitors center called 'eternal university'," (mentions president Robert A. Madsen) Church News [Saturday, 19 September 1992].

Robert L. Backman, “The Golden Years,” Ensign, Nov 1992, 13

Joan S. Hamblin, Jack Marshall and Pat Marshall, "Missionaries aid in aftermath of fire," Church News [Saturday, 2 November 1991].

“FYI: For Your Information--Three Presidents,” New Era, Nov 1990, 38–43

John L. Hart, "'Great Group' pitches in at disaster sites; wins praise for work," Church News [Saturday, 4 November 1989].

R. Scott Lloyd, "Zion's center has solid growth," (mentions missionary Elder Kritichod Kumpin from Laotian Branch) Church News [Saturday, 21 January 1989].

Lori Tippets, "Volleyball, Church work keep bishop on his toes," (conversion of Fred Hiapo) Church News [Saturday, 23 July 1988].

"President Benson's Visit Motivating," Church News [Saturday, 20 August 1988].

“Time for Each Other,” (former missionary Mary Ellen Rasmussen) Ensign, Dec 1987, 30

Robert S. Collins Weddings (former missionary) Deseret News [19 April 1986].

"Refugees Flock to Church," Church News [Saturday, 28 July 1985].

“FYI: For Your Information--Three Missionaries,” (former missionaries David and Stephen Smyth) New Era, Apr 1985, 40

“Statistical Report 1982--Prominent Members Who Passed Away Since Last April ,” (Charles R. Hansen, president of the California Oakland Mission) Ensign, May 1983, 20

John C. Haake Wedding (former missionary) Deseret News [22 June 1982].

David R. Mickel, “Before the Call,” (advice from Lindsay R. Curtis) New Era, Mar 1982, 14

Lindsay R. Curtis, “Questions and Answers--I have always been taught to pray, but often I don’t seem to get answers. I have faith and I think I’m worthy. What should I do?,” Tambuli, July 1980, 16–18

Lindsay R. Curtis, “I Have a Question--I have always been taught to pray, but often I don’t seem to get answers. I have faith and I think I’m worthy. What should I do? ,” Ensign, Jan. 1980, 49–50

Lindsay R. Curtis, “Find Time in Your Marriage,” Tambuli, Oct 1979, 8

Lindsay R. Curtis, “Find Time in Your Marriage,” Ensign, Mar 1979, 15

"Streets Pave Way for More Missionaries," (mentions former missionary Stephen Lemmon) Church News [Saturday, 16 September 1978].

“New Missions Bring Total to 160,” (The California San Jose Mission is being created by a division of the existing California Oakland Mission.) Ensign, July 1978, 76–77

Lindsay R. Curtis, “The High Cost of Inactivity,” Ensign, Mar 1978, 12

"No Flood Danger to Missionaries," Deseret News [Friday, 25 December 1964].

"Missionaries Laboring in the City of Oakland, California," Deseret News [Saturday, 11 March 1916].

LDS Mission Network (Oakland)

LDS Mission Network (San Francisco) 

Janelle Rose Phipps, "An open door to a friend's heart: Hymns help missionaries commune with a woman burdened by sorrows," Church News [Saturday, 25 November 2006].

"Former Oakland Raiders player able to take 'big step' on faith," (Burgess Owens) Church News [Saturday, 2 September 1989].

President Phil K. Smartt, "Missionary Moments: Fears Vanished," (Sister Min Lian Chan and Sister Joy Chan) Church News [Saturday, 5 April 1997].

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