The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the Church’s 2023-2024 area leadership assignments.
The area presidency changes will become effective Aug. 1.
The Church has 23 administrative areas — six that cover the United States and Canada and the remaining 17 outside of those two North American countries.
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles preside over all affairs of the Church.
The Church has 12 quorums of the Seventy. The First and Second quorums are composed of General Authority Seventies, who have authority to serve anywhere in the world. The remaining 10 quorums are composed of Area Seventies. Under the direction of the Presidency of the Seventy, Area Seventies meet with and teach Church leaders, missionaries and members of the Church in local congregations. The work of each Area Seventy is generally limited to the area where he serves.
For each administrative area, a member of the Seventy is assigned by the First Presidency to serve as area president. Area presidencies work under the direction of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, with members of that quorum assigned to work with one or more areas.
Most members of area presidencies are General Authority Seventies, with some Area Seventies — there are four Area Seventies among the total 23 area presidents and 46 counselors.
Areas in the United States and Canada are administered from Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, as is the Middle East/Africa North Area. Other international areas are administered from area offices in those areas.
Africa Central — Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa South — Johannesburg, South Africa.
Africa West — Accra, Ghana.
Asia — Hong Kong.
Asia North — Tokyo, Japan.
Brazil — São Paulo, Brazil.
Caribbean — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Central America — Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Europe Central — Frankfurt, Germany.
Europe East — Moscow, Russia.
Europe North — London, England.
Mexico — Mexico City, Mexico.
Pacific — Auckland, New Zealand.
Philippines — Quezon City, Philippines.
South America Northwest — Lima, Peru.
South America South — Buenos Aires, Argentina.
At this time, Ukraine and Moldova are overseen by Elder Kyrylo Pokhylko, an Area Seventy, in his role as an assistant to the Europe North Area presidency.