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New Area Authority Seventies

Thirty-seven new Area Authority Seventies were sustained during the 173rd Annual General Conference April 5. Photos and biographies of four of them — D. Fraser Bullock, Stanley G. Ellis, G. Steven Laney and Jeffrey C. Swinton — were published Nov. 30, 2002. The remaining 33 are:

Luis G. Chaverri
Luis G. Chaverri

Luis G. Chaverri, 54, Guapiles, Costa Rica; accountant; counselor in the presidency of the Costa Rica San Jose Mission; former branch president, district president and stake president. Married Julieta Leon Vargas; three children.

Ronaldo da Costa
Ronaldo da Costa

Ronaldo da Costa, 48, Brasilia, Brazil; Church Educational System Coordinator; president of the Portugal Lisbon South Mission; former bishop, stake president's counselor and stake president. Married Cristiane Silva; four children.

Randy D. Funk
Randy D. Funk

Randy D. Funk, 50, Aurora, Colo.; attorney, Gorsuch Kirgis LLC; gospel doctrine teacher and district Scout commissioner; former bishop and stake president. Married Andrea Clyde; six children.

Jose A. Garcia
Jose A. Garcia

Jose A. Garcia, 57, Panama City, Panama; sales manager for silk and embroidery manufacturer; high councilor and member of the Panama City Temple Committee; former branch president, bishop, stake president, regional representative, and mission president. Married Romelia Gonzalez Gonzalez; four children.

Robert H. Garff
Robert H. Garff

Robert H. Garff, 60, Bountiful, Utah; CEO and Chairman, Garff Enterprises Inc.; gospel doctrine teacher; former bishop, stake president, mission president, and regional representative. Married Katharine Bagley; five children.

Julio G. Gaviola
Julio G. Gaviola

Julio G. Gaviola, 47, Manila, Philippines; area distribution manager for the Church; stake Sunday School president and institute teacher; former bishop, stake president and mission president. Married Teresita Tagalin; four children.

Francisco I. Gimenez
Francisco I. Gimenez

Francisco I. Gimenez, 51, Barcelona, Spain; manager, Eucisa; former district president, stake president and mission president. Married Margarita Borras Berges; one child.

Carlos A. Godoy
Carlos A. Godoy

Carlos A. Godoy, 42, Sao Paulo, Brazil; human resource director, ZF South America; branch president, Sao Paulo Brazil Missionary Training Center; former bishop, high councilor and mission president. Married Monica Brando; four children.

S. Horacio Guzman
S. Horacio Guzman

S. Horacio Guzman, 51, Guanajuato, Mexico; food sciences research specialist, INIFAP (governmental agency); Church-service missionary; former bishop, stake president, regional representative. Married Rosario Tovar; three children.

Yu Chen (Philip) Ho
Yu Chen (Philip) Ho

Yu Chen (Philip) Ho, 51, Taipei, Taiwan; vice president, human resources, ABIT Computer Corp.; counselor in the presidency of the Taiwan Taipei Mission, temple ordinance worker; former bishop and stake president. Married Mei Li.

Beaver T. Ho Ching
Beaver T. Ho Ching

Beaver T. Ho Ching, 56, Pago Pago, American Samoa; president and general manager, Ho Ching & Co.; president of the Pago Pago Samoa Central Stake; former bishop and stake presidency member. Married Judy Miller; seven children.

Robert Koch
Robert Koch

Robert Koch, 56, Zurich, Switzerland; manager, steel manufacturing company; president of the Zurich Switzerland Stake; former bishop and stake president's counselor. Married Myriam Susstrunk; five children.

Barry Lee
Barry Lee

Barry Lee, 58, Flagstaff Hill, Australia; manufacturing director, Cooper Standard-Automotive Australia Pty. Ltd.; former branch president, bishop and stake president. Married Pauline Ramsey; two children.

Miguel Lee
Miguel Lee

Miguel A. Lee, 47, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; temple engineer, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple; bishop; former stake president's counselor and stake president. Married Angelica Rufino Gomez; three children.

Kuen (Tony) Ling
Kuen (Tony) Ling

Kuen (Tony) Ling, 51, Hong Kong; area operations and maintenance manager for Church area office; stake president's counselor in the Hong Kong Tolo Harbour Stake; former branch president. Married Kam Wong; four children.

Lamont W. Moon,
Lamont W. Moon,

Lamont W. Moon, 62, Duchesne, Utah; sheep and cattle rancher; president of the Duchesne Utah Stake; former bishop and mission president. Married Gay Gillette; five children.

Alexander A. Odume
Alexander A. Odume

Alexander A. Odume, 46, Benin City, Nigeria; supervisor, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund; recently released as president of the Benin City Nigeria East Stake, and former branch president and district president. Married Theresa Nwaokolo; eight children.

Adesina J. Olukanni
Adesina J. Olukanni

Adesina J. Olukanni, 46, Ikeja, Nigeria; head of information technology department, West African Portland Cement; president of the Lagos Nigeria Stake; former branch president and district president. Married Folashade John.

Fernando D. Ortega
Fernando D. Ortega

Fernando D. Ortega, 51, Buenos Aires, Argentina; human resource manager for Church area office; high councilor in the Buenos Aires Argentina Escobar Stake; former branch president, district president, stake president and mission president. Married Irma Endstorfer; seven children.

Antonio R. Oyola
Antonio R. Oyola

Antonio R. Oyola, 46, La Paz, Bolivia; CES instructor; high councilor, La Paz Bolivia Miraflores Stake; former bishop, stake president's counselor, stake president and mission president. Married Sonia Jimenez Pimentel; six children.

Adilson de Paula Parrella
Adilson de Paula Parrella

Adilson de Paula Parrella, 40, Sao Paulo, Brazil; managing director, Kodak Polychrome Graphics; recently released from the presidency of the Sao Paulo Brazil Taboao Stake; former branch president and bishop. Married Elaine Finholdt; four children.

Luigi S. Peloni
Luigi S. Peloni

Luigi S. Peloni, 50, Verona, Italy; manager of residential building department, AGEC; high councilor, Venice Italy Stake; former branch president, district presidency member and stake president. Married Adele Buzzacchi; one child.

Rafael E. Pino
Rafael E. Pino

Rafael E. Pino, 47, Miranda, Venezuela; employment resource services manager for Church area office; counselor in the presidency of the Venezuela Caracas Mission; former bishop, stake president, and mission president. Married Patricia Villa Dassler; three children.

Gelson Pizzirani
Gelson Pizzirani

Gelson Pizzirani, 51, Sao Paulo, Brazil; chief information officer, TAM (Brazilian Airlines); counselor in branch presidency at the Sao Paulo Missionary Training Center and former branch president, bishop, stake president's counselor and stake president. Married Mirian da Silva Sule; four children.

Gerold Roth
Gerold Roth

Gerold Roth, 53, Mondsee, Austria; self-employed businessman in real estate, computers, and a plant manager; president of the Salzburg Austria Stake; former bishop and stake president's counselor. Married Gertraud Schmidinger; six children.

A. Kim Smith
A. Kim Smith

A. Kim Smith, 49, Short Hills, N.J.; vice president, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; president of the Scotch Plains New Jersey Stake; former bishopric member and high councilor. Married Julie Brown; four children.

W. Blake Sonne
W. Blake Sonne

W. Blake Sonne, 60, Orlando, Fla.; retired business executive; president of the Orlando Florida South Stake; former bishop and stake president's counselor. Married Kay Bickmore; five children.

Ronald A. Stone
Ronald A. Stone

Ronald A. Stone, 59, Midway, Utah; staff, Provo Missionary Training Center; former bishop, stake president and mission president. Married Robyn Pugmire; six children.

Subandriyo
Subandriyo

Subandriyo, 44, Jakarta, Indonesia; service center manager for Church area office; president of the Jakarta South Branch; former district president's counselor and mission president. Married Steffi Hetarihon; four children.

Donald P. Tenney
Donald P. Tenney

Donald P. Tenney, 62, El Cajon, Calif.; partner, Tenney, Wade & Seidlinger (CPA Firm); sealer in the San Diego California Temple; former bishop, stake president's counselor and mission president. Married Terry Milne; ten children.

Jose L. Torres
Jose L. Torres

Jose L. Torres, 43, Mexico City, Mexico; director, Member and Statistical Records for area office; stake executive secretary of the Mexico City Mexico Cuatepec Stake; former bishop, stake president's counselor and mission president. Married Rosaura Guzman Luqueo; three children.

Pita R. Vamanrav
Pita R. Vamanrav

Pita R. Vamanrav, 58, Nuku'alofa, Tonga; self-employed contractor; president of the Nuku'alofa Tonga Central Stake; former bishop, high councilor, and stake president's counselor. Married Seini Pasi; six children.

Perry M. Webb
Perry M. Webb

Perry M. Webb, 53, Farmington, N. M.; president & general manager, Webb Automotive Group; stake missionary preparation class teacher; former bishop, stake president's counselor and mission president. Married Cindi Turner; eight children.

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