News Release

Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference

Three General Authority Seventies Released

President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency announced the following changes to Church leadership at the Saturday afternoon session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

                                                    Presidency of the Seventy

The First Presidency announced May 1, 2017, that Elder Juan A. Uceda and Elder Patrick Kearon would serve in the Church’s Presidency of the Seventy, effective August 1, 2017. The leaders succeeded Elder Donald L. Hallstrom and Elder Richard J. Maynes, who began new assignments in August.

President Eyring presented these changes Saturday afternoon for a formal sustaining vote.

                                                  General Authority Seventies

The following General Authority Seventies were released and given emeritus status:

Stanley G. Ellis

Larry R. Lawrence

W. Craig Zwick

                                                        Area Seventies

The following Area Seventies were released:

Pedro U. Adduru

Detlef H. Adler

Angel H. Alarcon

Winsor Balderrama

Robert M. Call

Christopher Charles

Gene R. Chidester

Ralph L. Dewsnup

Ángel A. Duarte

Peter F. Evans

Francisco D. N. Granja

Yuriy A. Gushchin

Clifford T. Herbertson

Aniefiok Udo Inyon

Luiz M. Leal

Alejandro Lopez

L. Jean Claude Mabaya

Declan O. Madu

Alexander T. Mestre

Jared R. Ocampo

Andrew M. O'Riordan

Jesús A. Ortiz

Abenir V. Pajaro

Siu Hong Pon

Robert C. Rhien

Jorge Luis Romeu

Jorge L. Saldívar

Ciro Schmeil

Alin Spannaus

Moroni B. Torgan

Steven L. Toronto

Ricardo Valladares

And the following individual was called as an Area Seventy:

Torben Engbjerg

Related resource: Coverage and News Media Resources from the 187th Semiannual General Conference

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