Menu
Archives

6 called to Second Quorum of Seventy

3 Area Authority Seventies also are called, sustained

Six new members were called to serve in the Second Quorum of the Seventy during the Saturday afternoon session of LDS General Conference.

Three new Area Authority Seventies were also sustained.

New members of the Seventy are: Elder Adhemar Damiani, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Elder Stephen B. Oveson, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Elder David R. Stone, Windermere, Fla.; Elder H. Bruce Stucki, St. George; Elder Richard H. Winkel, Provo; and Elder Robert S. Wood, Middletown, R.I.

Sustained as Area Authority Seventies were: Elder Benjamin De Hoyos, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico; Elder Pedro J. Penha, Cariacica, Brazil; and Elder Steven E. Snow, Washington, Utah.

Members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy have the responsibility for administering the work of the church worldwide under the direction of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve. Some also have executive assignments in church departments. They are called to serve over a period of about five years.

Elder Damiani, 59, is currently second counselor in the Brazil South Area Presidency.

He's retired as owner and partner of SEDA Tecnologia, a data processing company, and also held executive and managerial positions with some international banks and corporations in Brazil.

He has been an Area Authority Seventy and a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. He's also a former bishop and counselor in a stake presidency.

Elder Oveson, 62, is currently serving as president of the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission. Prior to that service, he was president and owner of Suite Thinking Inc., a hotel development and management company.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and has served in a variety of church positions, including bishop and stake high councilor.

Elder Stone, 62, is serving as president of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission. He is a retired international business executive who held senior management positions with such companies as Black & Decker and Gillette.

His church service includes stake high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and regional representative.

Elder Stucki, 61, is serving as president of the England Manchester Mission. He was previously an executive in food distribution and real estate. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah.

He has served as a bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, regional representative and an area authority.

Elder Winkel, 56, is the retired owner and president of Beaver Lumber of Arcata. He earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

His past church callings include bishop, stake high councilor, stake president and mission president.

Elder Wood, 62, has been an Area Authority Seventy and a member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy since 1998. He is also dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the U.S. Naval War College.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford and master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. He's a broadly published specialist in national security policy and international affairs. His past church service includes bishop, stake president and regional representative.

Area Authority Seventies have the following assignments:

Elder De Hoyos, 46, is called to the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy and will serve in the Mexico South Area; Pedro J. Penha, 40, is called to the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy and will serve in the Brazil South Area; and Steven E. Snow, 49, is called to the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy and will serve in the Utah South Area.

Newsletters
Subscribe for free and get daily or weekly updates straight to your inbox
The three things you need to know everyday
Highlights from the last week to keep you informed