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Two brethren are sustained to the presidency of Seventy

Elder Rex D. Pinegar and Elder Carlos E. Asay were sustained Sept. 30 as members of the Presidency of the Seventy.

They succeed Elder Wm. Grant Bangerter, who was given emeritus status, and Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, called as president of the North America Northwest Area and as Sunday School general president.Elder Pinegar, 57, was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on Oct. 1, 1976. From 1972-1976, he served as a member of the First Council of the Seventy.

At the time he was sustained to the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder Pinegar was president of the North America Southeast Area and a counselor in the Young Men general presidency. He has been managing director of the Church Curriculum Department.

Before his call as a General Authority, Elder Pinegar was president of the Virginia-North Carolina Mission and served on the Sunday School general board. He was chairman of BYU's department of educational psychology.

He and his wife, Bonnie Lee Crabb Pinegar, are parents of a son and five daughters.

Elder Asay, 63, was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 3, 1976, and served in the quorum presidency from 1980-1986.

He most recently served as president of the Europe Area, with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. He has been an executive director of the Missionary Department, executive director of the Curriculum Department, editor of Church magazines, and president of the International Mission.

Earlier, Elder Asay served as president of the Texas North Mission and was a member of the Sunday School general board. He was a BYU professor of education and assistant dean at BYU-Hawaii.

He and his wife, Colleen Webb Asay, are parents of six sons and two daughters.

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