Robert W. Ferrell
Robert W. Ferrell and his wife, Lori Ann Ferrell, were called as president and companion, respectively, of the Peru Lima Central Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They will begin their service in July 2021. As a young man he served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission. His wife served as a missionary in the Peru Trujillo Mission.
He has been a speaker and presenter to young single adults and on issues related to them on the Leading Saints podcast and BYU Education Week.
Ferrell was born in Mountain View, California and grew up in the California Bay Area. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University and his doctorate degree in dental surgery from the University of Louisville. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. He is an Ogden area periodontist. He and his wife are parents of nine children.
The Ferrell family created "The James Ferrell Foundation,” in honor of Robert's father who passed away over 30 years ago. “The foundation is built upon principles of providing international opportunities to serve, developing educational experiences for families and lifting families out of poverty in third-world countries by building local family businesses. The Ferrell's have been blessed to serve in countries from the South Pacific to Africa.”