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First Presidency announces 2021-2022 area leadership assignments

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President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency participate in the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, transmitted worldwide via technology on June 26, 2020.

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First Presidency announces 2021-2022 area leadership assignments

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President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency participate in the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, transmitted worldwide via technology on June 26, 2020.

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes in the Church’s area leadership assignments, which will become effective on Aug. 1. The changes affect the Presidency of the Seventy and area presidencies. 

All members of area presidencies are General Authority Seventies or Area Seventies.

There are currently 22 areas in the Church — six that span the United States and Canada, with 16 more outside those two countries.

Beginning in 1984, the Church established areas to direct the work in geographic locations. The area presidencies for the United States and Canada will work from Church headquarters; area presidencies outside of the United States and Canada operate from area offices in each assigned area. The Church’s Middle East/Africa North Area is administered from headquarters.

Download a PDF chart of the General Authorities and general officers of the Church

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles acts under the direction of the First Presidency “to build up the Church, and regulate all the affairs of the same in all nations. … 

“The Seventy are to act in the name of the Lord, under the direction of the Twelve … in building up the Church and regulating all the affairs of the same in all nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 107:33-34).

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The First Presidency 2021.

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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2021.

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The Presidency of the Seventy 2021.

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2021-2022 Area Leadership

United States and Canada

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North America Central area presidency 2021.

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North America Northeast area presidency 2021.

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North America Southeast area presidency 2021.

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North America Southwest area presidency 2021.

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North America West area presidency 2021.

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The Utah area presidency 2021.

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Outside the United States and Canada

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Africa Central area presidency 2021.

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Africa South area presidency 2021.

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Africa West area presidency 2021.

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Asia Area presidency, 2021.

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Asia North area presidency 2021.

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Brazil Area presidency, 2021.

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Caribbean area presidency 2021.

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Central America area presidency 2021.

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Europe area presidency 2021.

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Europe East Area presidency, 2021. *Elder Kyrylo Pokhylko is an Area Seventy.

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Mexico area presidency 2021.

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Middle East/Africa North area presidency 2021. It is administered from Church headquarters. Elder Jeffrey H. Singer is an area authority.

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Pacific area presidency 2021.

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Philippines area presidency 2021.

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South America Northwest area presidency 2021.

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South America South area presidency 2021.

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