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New Area Seventies

The following were sustained to the Third through Eighth Quorums of the Seventy during the 182nd Annual General Conference on March 31.

Third Quorumof the Seventy:

Detlef H. Alder, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Detlef H. Alder, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Detlef H. Adler, 53, Bielefeld, Germany; CEO, Seidensticker Group; former stake president, bishop, and high councilor; wife: Jutta Helga Verena, four children.

Elder Edward Dube, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Edward Dube, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Edward Dube, 49, Harare, Zimbabwe; currently serving as president of the Zimbabwe Harare Mission; former branch president, district president, mission presidency member and stake president; wife: Naume Dube, four children.

Elder Yuriy A. Gushchin, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Yuriy A. Gushchin, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Yuriy A. Gushchin, 57, Novosibirsk, Russia; mission driver and materials management director, Europe East Area; former area Family History adviser for the Europe East Area, branch president, and district president; wife: Natal'ya Gushchin, two children.

Elder Clifford T. Herbertson, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Clifford T. Herbertson, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Clifford T. Herbertson, 48, North Benfleet, United Kingdom; founding partner, Paradigm Global Partners; former stake president, bishop, stake president's counselor and stake president; wife: Julie, three children.

Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Aniefiok Udo Inyon, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Aniefiok Udo Inyon, 56, Uyo, Nigeria; university lecturer, University of Uyo; former stake president, bishop, and branch presidency member; wife: Nse-Obong Aniefiok, five children.

Elder L. Jean Claude Mabaya, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder L. Jean Claude Mabaya, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

L. Jean Claude Mabaya, 51, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; marketing manager, NGO, TIFIE; former stake president, bishop, branch president, stake president's counselor; wife: Mimie Mabaya, four children.

Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Adeyinka A. Ojediran, 44, Lagos, Nigeria; SNR-Psc budget coordinator, Shell Nigeria E & P Company; former mission president's counselor, bishop, branch president, and stake president; wife: Olufunmilayo Ojediran, one child.

Elder Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah, Third Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah, Third Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah, 45, Tema, Ghana; area welfare manager, Office of the Presiding Bishopric; former stake president and stake president's counselor; wife: Regina Yirenya-Tawiah, four children.

Fourth Quorumof the Seventy:

Elder Angel H. Alarcon, Forth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Angel H. Alarcon, Forth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Angel H. Alarcon, 44, Lima, Peru; Church employee, manager engineering services; former stake president, bishopric member, and stake presidency member; wife: Rosa Luz, four children.

Elder Hernando Camargo, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Hernando Camargo, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Hernando Camargo, 48, Bogota, Colombia; CEO, Hernando Camargo Pedraza Sas Construction; former high councilor, branch president, mission president, and stake mission president; wife: Claudia Ines, four children.

Elder Angel A. Duarte, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Angel A. Duarte, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Ángel A. Duarte, 48, La Libertad, El Salvador; pediatrician, private pediatrics practice in San Salvador; former stake president, bishop, and high councilor; wife: Silvia Esperanza Ayala, two children.

Elder Moroni Gaona, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Moroni Gaona, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Moroni Gaona, 50, Mexico City, Mexico; private practice, Social Security Hospital; former bishop, stake president's counselor, and stake president; wife: Irma Leticia, two children.

Elder Taylor G. Godoy, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Taylor G. Godoy, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Taylor G. Godoy, 43, Lima, Peru; Area director, Church Seminaries and Institutes; former stake president, bishop, high councilor, and mission president's counselor; wife: Carol Godoy, two children.

Elder Alejandro Lopez, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Alejandro Lopez, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Alejandro Lopez, 48, Guatemala City, Guatemala; temple engineer, Gutemala City Guatemala Temple; former stake young single adult adviser, bishop, branch president, and mission president; wife: Emna Lopez, four children.

Elder Adonay S. Obando, Forth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Adonay S. Obando, Forth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Adonay S. Obando, 45, Mexico City, Mexico; director, Bayer-Crop Science; former stake president's counselor, bishop, and bishop's counselor; wife: Maria Eugenia Lobo Delgado, three children.

Elder Jared R. Ocampo, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Jared R. Ocampo, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Jared R. Ocampo, 37, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; mechatronics and industrial engineering researcher, UNITEC; former stake president and high councilor; wife: Jessica Rosibel, four children.

Elder  Jesus A. Ortiz, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Jesus A. Ortiz, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Jesus A. Ortiz, 47, Jalisco, Mexico; institute director, Church Seminaries and Institutes; former bishop, high councilor, mission president's counselor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Olga Ortiz, three children.

Elder Abraham E. Quero, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Abraham E. Quero, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Abraham E. Quero, 55, Caracas, Venezuela; recorder, Caracas Venezuela Temple; former bishop, mission president, stake president's counselor, and stake president; wife: Alirica Quero, three children.

Elder Jorge L. Saldivar, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Jorge L. Saldivar, Fourth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Jorge L. Saldívar, 47, Tampico, Mexico; industrial safety director, Posco Mexico; former assistant area auditor, high councilor and stake president; wife: Iliana Elizabeth Saldívar, three children.

Fifth Quorum

of the Seventy:

Elder Aley K. Auna Jr. of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Aley K. Auna Jr. of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Aley K. Auna Jr., 57, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; judge, State of Hawaii; former stake president, bishop, high councilor and stake president's counselor; wife: Danelle Auna, six children.

Elder Mark W. Bassett, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Mark W. Bassett, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

W. Mark Bassett, 45, Sacramento, Calif.; CFO, West Coast Auto Auctions; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Angela Bassett, five children.

Elder Robert M. Call, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Robert M. Call, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Robert M. Call, 60, Tacoma, Wash.; real estate broker, Coldwell Banker Bain; former stake president, bishop, bishop's counselor, and stake president's counselor; wife: Heather Call, five children.

Elder Gene R. Chidester, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Gene R. Chidester, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Gene R. Chidester, 63, North Salt Lake, Utah; president, Evince International; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, mission president, and stake president's counselor; wife: Robyn Chidester, five children.

Elder Ralph L. Dewsnup, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Ralph L. Dewsnup, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Ralph L. Dewsnup, 64, Salt Lake City, Utah; attorney, Dewsnup, King & Olsen; stake patriarch; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Mary C. Dewsnup, five children.

Elder Richard K. Hansen, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Richard K. Hansen, Fifth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Richard K. Hansen, 57, Portland, Ore.; attorney and partner, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC; former stake president, bishop, high councilor and mission president; wife: Cindy L. Hansen, three children.

Sixth Quorum

of the Seventy:

Elder Todd B. Hansen, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Todd B. Hansen, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Todd B. Hansen, 56, Gilbert, Ariz.; owner, sales consultant; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake mission president; wife: Sharon, four children.

Elder Alvin F. Meredith III, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Alvin F. Meredith III, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Alvin F. Meredith III, 41, Nashville, Tenn.; vice president, Asurion; mission president's counselor, bishop, bishop's counselor, and stake president; wife: Jennifer Edgin Meredith, six children.

Elder Fred A. Parker, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Fred A. Parker, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Fred A. Parker, 51, Union City, Ga.; database administrator, Atlanta Housing Authority; former stake president, bishop, branch president, and stake president's counselor; wife: Lina O. Parker, five children.

Elder Robert C. Rhien, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Robert C. Rhien, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Robert C. Rhien, 60, Farmington, N.M.; physician, San Juan Regional Medical Center; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Rebecca Rhien, four children.

Elder Gordon H. Smith, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Gordon H. Smith, Sixth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Gordon H. Smith, 59, Bethesda, Md., president and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters; former high councilor and bishop; wife: Sharon Smith, three children.

Seventh Quorum

of the Seventy:

Elder Joaquin E. Costa, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Joaquin E. Costa, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Joaquin E. Costa, 47, Buenos Aires, Argentina; economist consultant, Notus Group SA; former service missionary for EFY, bishop, and stake president's counselor; wife: Renee Costa; four children.

Elder Francisco D. N. Granja, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Francisco D. N. Granja, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Francisco D. N. Granja, 56, Recife, Brazil; doctor, Servidores Do Estado Hospital; former bishop, branch president, stake president's counselor, and stake president; wife: Evelina Granja, three children.

Elder Luiz M. Leal, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Luiz M. Leal, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Luiz M. Leal, 54, Sao Paulo, Brazil; director, Easy Clean of Brazil; area auditor in the Brazil Area; former bishop, mission presidency member, and mission president; wife: Mirna P. Leal, three children.

Elder Jorge Luis Romeu, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Jorge Luis Romeu, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Jorge Luis Romeu, 43, Rio Negro, Argentina; distribution manager, Materials Management Department, Office of the Presiding Bishopric; former high councilor, bishop and stake president; wife: Marina E. Romeu, five children.

Elder Alin Spannaus, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Alin Spannaus, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Alin Spannaus, 51, Pilar, Argentina; president of the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission; former bishop, stake president's counselor, and stake president; wife: Andrea Veronica Spannaus, two children.

Elder Moroni B. Torgan, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Moroni B. Torgan, Seventh Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Moroni B. Torgan, 55, Brasilia, Brazil; president of the Portugal Lisbon Mission; former bishop, mission presidency member, stake president's counselor, and stake president; wife: Rosa Torgan, two children.

Eighth Quorum

of the Seventy:

Pedro U. Adduru, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy.
Pedro U. Adduru, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Pedro U. Adduru, 54, Metro Manila, Philippines; manager, Pace Electro Systems Inc.; former stake president, bishop, bishop's counselor, mission presidency member, and district president; wife: Carmela Adduru, four children.

Elder Andrew M. O'Riordan, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Andrew M. O'Riordan, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Andrew M. O'Riordan, 45, Main Ridge, Australia; owner, construction business; former stake president and bishop; wife: Helen O'Riordan, four children.

Elder Siu Hong Pon, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Siu Hong Pon, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Siu Hong Pon, 53, Hong Kong, China; area controller, Corporation of the Presiding Bishopric; former director of the Hong Kong Public Affairs Council, bishop, branch president, and stake president; wife: Cindy Pon, four children.

Steven L. Toronto, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy.
Steven L. Toronto, Eighth Quorum of the Seventy. Photo: IRI

Steven L. Toronto, 55, Beijing, China; general counsel, National Basketball Association China; former district president, bishop's counselor, branch president's counselor, district president, and high councilor; wife: Barbara Colleen Toronto, five children.


Quorums of the Seventy

The First and Second Quorums of the Seventy are set apart as full-time General Authorities for the Church, and give up their own employment to serve full-time wherever they are assigned.

Members of the Third through the Eighth Quorums of the Seventy, known also as Area Seventies, perform many of the same duties as leaders in the First and Second Quorums of the Seventy but they continue to maintain their employment and serve in the areas where they live. The third through eighth quorums are assigned by geographical area and, as the Church continues to grow, so do the number of Quorums of the Seventy.

Listed below are the areas the specific quorums cover:

Third: Europe, Europe East, Africa West, Africa Southeast

Fourth: Mexico, Central America, South America Northwest, Caribbean

Fifth: Idaho, Utah North, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah South, North America Northwest, North America West

Sixth: North America Central, North America Northeast, North America Southeast, North America Southwest

Seventh: Brazil, Chile, South America South

Eighth: Asia, Asia North, Pacific, Philippines

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