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Meet the new Area Seventies sustained during April 2019 general conference


Meet the new Area Seventies sustained during April 2019 general conference

The First Presidency announced the calling of 10 new General Authority Seventies; a new Sunday School general presidency and 55 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference on April 6.

Following are a brief sketches of the newly called leaders.

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Solomon I. Aliche, 53, Owerri, Nigeria; currently serving as president of the Nigeria Owerri Mission; former bishop and high councilor; wife: Victoria; six children.

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Guillermo A. Alvarez, 55, Guatemala City, Guatemala; head of quality, health, security and environment, Bayer, Guatemala; currently serving as branch president in the Guatemala Missionary Training Center; former bishop and stake president; wife: Pati; four children.

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Daren R. Barney, 54, Ivins, Utah; attorney, partner, Barney McKenna & Olmstead, P.C.; currently serving as a ward Young Men presidency counselor; former bishopric member, high councilor and stake president; wife: RaeBeth; five children.

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Julius F. Barrientos, 56, Caloocan City, Philippines; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as a high councilor in the Novaliches Philippines Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, mission presidency member, mission president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Malou; no children.

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James H. Bekker, 63; currently serving as president of the Hawaii Honolulu Mission; former bishop, bishopric member and stake president; wife: Delsie; five children.

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Kevin G. Brown, 42, Kingston, Jamaica; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as bishop of the Boulevard Ward; former branch presidency counselor, district presidency member, district president, mission presidency counselor and mission president; wife: Nadine; five children.

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Mark S. Bryce, 63, Central, Arizona; retired; currently serving as missionary in the California Carlsbad Seminaries and Institutes; former high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president; wife: Cindy; seven children.

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Marcos Cabral, 60, Fortaleza, Brazil; Portuguese professor, Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú; currently serving as a Brazil Fortaleza East Mission presidency counselor; former bishop, branch presidency counselor, branch president, mission presidency counselor, mission president and stake president; wife: Rita; two children.

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Dunstan G. B. T. Chadambuka, 48, Pretoria, South Africa; currently serving as president of the Botswana/Namibia Mission; former branch president, district president and mission presidency counselor; wife: Pertunia; four children.

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Alan C. K. Cheung, 54, Shatin, Hong Kong; professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; currently serving as president of the Hong Kong China Tolo Harbour Stake; former bishop and bishopric counselor; wife: Tracy; four children.

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Christian C. Chigbundu, 48, Ifako, Nigeria; board member, Afro-Lease (Africa Leasing); currently serving as president of the Lagos Nigeria Ikeja Stake; former bishop, bishopric member and stake president; wife: Felicia; eight children.

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Paul N. Clayton, 64, Sandy, Utah; anesthesiologist; currently serving as a Sandy Utah Crescent Stake presidency counselor; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor and mission president; wife: Holly; six children.

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Karim Del Valle, 51, Querétaro, Mexico; Self-Reliance operations manager, Mexico Area; currently serving as high councilor in the Querétaro México Los Arcos Stake; former bishop, high councilor, mission president and stake president; wife: Rebeca; four children.

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Hiroyuki Domon, 51, Sapporo, Japan; president, Zennoa Japan LLC; recently released as president of the Sapporo Japan West Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake president; wife: Etsuko; three children.

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Mernard P. Donato, 55, Cagayan, Philippines; facilities manager, Tuguegarao Philippines FM Group; currently serving as elders quorum president; former bishop, high councilor, mission presidency counselor, mission president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Gemma; five children.

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Mark D. Eddy, 46; currently serving as president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Annie; six children.

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Zachary F. Evans, 52; region director, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as president of the New York Rochester Mission; former bishop, bishopric member and stake president; wife: Melanie; five children.

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Henry J. Eyring, 55, Rexburg, Idaho; president, Brigham Young University–Idaho; currently serving as ward Sunday School teacher; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, mission president and stake president; wife: Kelly; five children.

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Sapele Fa’alogo Jr., 57, Apia, Samoa; translation and consulting services contractor, self-employed; currently serving as bishop; former high councilor, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Fiona; five children.

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David L. Frischknecht, 63, Fruit Heights, Utah; currently serving as ward Sunday School teacher; former bishop, high councilor, mission president and stake president; wife: Nancy; five children.

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John J. Gallego, 46, Barranquilla, Colombia; currently serving as president of the Colombia Barranquilla Mission; former bishopric counselor, stake presidency member and stake president; wife: Patricia; two children.

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Efraín R. García, 51, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela; manager, Physical Facilities Department, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop; currently serving as ward temple and family history consultant; former bishopric counselor, branch president, district president, high councilor, mission presidency counselor and mission president; wife: Lilia; no children.

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Robert Gordon, 62, Bahrs Scrub, Australia; semi-retired; currently serving as an Area Seventy executive secretary; former bishop, district presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor, stake mission president and stake president; wife: Rose; four children.

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Mark A. Gottfredson, 61, Colleyville, Texas; partner, Bain & Company, Inc.; currently serving as president of the Colleyville Texas Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, mission president and stake mission president; wife: Christine; five children.

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Thomas Hänni, 45, Málaga, Spain; head of sales and business development, NTest Inc.; currently serving as president of the Granada Spain Stake; former bishopric counselor, mission presidency clerk and stake presidency counselor; wife: Eva María; five children.

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Michael J. Hess, 60, Malad, Idaho; president/chief operating officer, Hess Pumice Products; currently serving as a stake missionary preparation instructor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president and stake president; wife: Danece; five children.

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Glenn M. Holmes, 58, Benoni, South Africa; group general manager and founder, Technology Access Group (Pty) Ltd.; currently serving as president of the Benoni South Africa Stake; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, stake mission presidency counselor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Mandy; four children.

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Richard S. Hutchins, 52, Gales Ferry, Connecticut; executive director, Research and Development, Pfizer Inc.; currently serving as president of the New London Connecticut Stake; former bishop, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Kelly; 10 children.

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Tito Ibañez, 54, Cochabamba, Bolivia; owner, glassware business; currently serving as an elders quorum presidency counselor; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Elsa; four children.

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Akinori Ito, 52, Yokohama, Japan; manager, Japan Federation of Bar Associations; currently serving as national public affairs director; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and stake president; wife: Emi; five children.

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Jeremy R. Jaggi, 46, Mountain Green, Utah; managing director, HCA Investments LLC; currently serving as a stake missionary preparation instructor; former bishop, bishopric counselor and mission president; wife: Amy; four children.

Elder Kelly R. Johnson, General Authority Seventy

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Kelly R. Johnson, 56, Kaysville, Utah; forensic accountant/partner, Norman Townsend & Johnson; currently serving as a stake missionary preparation instructor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Terri; five children.

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Christopher Hyunsu Kim, 53, Seoul, South Korea; president, Global Market, Unicity Inc.; currently serving as president of the Seoul Korea East Stake; former high councilor, stake mission president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Seongmi (Sue); four children.

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H. Moroni Klein, 58, Porto Alegre, Brazil; institute director, Church Educational System; currently serving as stake Young Men president; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission presidency counselor, mission president, stake mission president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Ana; five children.

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‘Inoke F. Kupu, 60; currently serving as president of the Zambia Lusaka Mission; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Moana; four children.

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Stephen Chee Kong Lai, 61, Singapore, Singapore; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as a Singapore Mission presidency counselor; former district mission president, high councilor, stake mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Valoy; three children.

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Victor D. Lattaro, 46, Montevideo, Uruguay; director, LABON SRL Químicos (self-employed); currently serving as president of the Montevideo Uruguay North Stake; former bishop; wife: Ana; three children.

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Tarmo Lepp, 50, Saue, Estonia; project manager, Eltel Networks; currently serving as president of the Tallinn Estonia District; former branch president, district president and mission presidency counselor; wife: Reeli; two children.

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Itzcoatl Lozano, 54, Mixquiahuala, Mexico; owner, Pasteles Clara and Franchise of Santa Clara Ice Cream Shop; currently serving as president of the Tezontepec México Stake; former bishop, branch president and stake presidency counselor; wife: Clara; five children.

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Kevin Lythgoe, 57, Phoenix, Arizona; physician, Dignity Health; currently serving as bishop of the Paradise Foothills YSA Ward; former bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake president; wife: Stacie; five children.

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Edgar P. Montes, 44, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico; owner, auto repair business; currently serving as audit committee chairman of the Guadalajara México Bugambilias Stake; former bishop, mission presidency counselor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Minerva; three children.

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S. Ephraim Msane, 56, Sandton, South Africa; retired; currently serving as president of the Kenya Nairobi Mission; former bishopric member, branch presidency counselor, district presidency counselor, high councilor, mission presidency counselor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Nomthi; three children.

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Luiz C. D. Queiroz, 51, Manaus, Brazil; owner, Super Popular; currently serving as a counselor in the Brazil Manaus Mission presidency; former branch president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Andrea; four children.

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Ifanomezana Rasolondraibe, 47, Ambohipo, Madagascar; physician, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget; currently serving as president of the Antananarivo Madagascar Manakambahiny Stake; former bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Keithy; three children.

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Eduardo D. Resek, 54, Santa Fe, Argentina; dentist, self-employed; currently serving as bishop of the Mayoraz Ward; former bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake presidency counselor; wife: María Alicia; one child.

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Tomás G. Román, 48, Gurabo, Puerto Rico; human resources department manager, Veterans Hospital of Puerto Rico; currently serving as high councilor in the Caguas Puerto Rico Stake; former bishop; wife: Yaritza; four children.

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Ramon E. Sarmiento, 58; retired; currently serving as president of the Venezuela Valencia Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake president; wife: Mery; no children.

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Jonathan S. Schmitt, 46, Gilbert, Arizona; assistant vice president, Arizona State University; currently serving as a stake Missionary Preparation instructor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Alexis; four children.

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Vai Sikahema, 56, Mt Laurel, New Jersey; News anchor, NBC 10 Philadelphia; currently serving as president of the Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, mission presidency counselor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Keala; four children.

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Denelson Silva, 53; currently serving as president of the Angola Luanda Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Regina Maria; two children.

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Luis Spina, 55, Mar del Plata, Argentina; manager, MDQ Química Garbey; currently serving as elders quorum president; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Laura; two children.

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Carlos G. Süffert, 54, Porto Alegre, Brazil; managing partner, SPM Engenharia; currently serving as president of the Porto Alegre Brazil Partenon Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor and high councilor; wife: Rosângela; three children.

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Voi R. Taeoalii, 56, Kapolei, Hawaii; software integration consultant, self-employed; currently serving as an institute teacher in the Makakilo Hawaii Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, mission president and stake president; wife: Ronette; four children.

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Sergio R. Vargas, 42, Frutillar, Chile; operations and infrastructure manager, Ventisqueros; currently serving as president of the Puerto Montt Chile Stake; former branch president and high councilor; wife: Andrea; three children.

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Markus Zarse, 54, Lüdenscheid, Germany; director of medical clinic cardiology and angiology, Lüdenscheid; currently serving as a stake Young Men presidency counselor; former bishop, branch president and stake president; wife: Andrea; four children.

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