News Release

New Mission President Called to Serve in Australia Sydney South Mission


Helena College Dean and CEO Daniel Bingham and his wife Donna Jean Anderson will leave Helena College in June to serve as Mission President and companion for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Australia Sydney South Mission.

He will direct the work of 170 missionaries who herald from countriess all over the world.

Beyond his leadership at Helena College University of Montana for the past 12 years, Daniel Bingham serves as a stake (Diocese) volunteer leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Helena region. For the past five years, he managed 3,300 members in 10 different units and many missionaries. He also has served in a variety of volunteer capacities, working with young missionaries, youth and adults.

As a young missionary himself he served a mission for the Church in the Australia Melbourne Mission, so Australia will not be unfamiliar to him.

Each of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 300-plus Mission Presidents supervise and train hundreds of the 70,000 missionaries assigned to a specific geographic area. Most Mission Presidents and their wives serve for three consecutive years.

Well over one million missionaries have served missions since the Church was organized in 1830. The mission presidents who lead them have a heavy responsibility in directing the work of individual missionaries.

Donna Bingham currently serves as a counsellor in the ward (congregation) Young Women presidency, and has also previously served as a volunteer leader in many capacities including teaching and leading youth and children.

President and Sister Bingham will begin their service in July 2017.

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