Profiles of the new General Authorities and the auxiliary presidencies' members will be published in succeeding editions. Biographies and photos of the new Area Seventies will be published next week.
Five men were called to the First Quorum of the Seventy, a new Relief Society general presidency, a counselor in the Young Women general presidency and 46 Area Seventies were called by the First Presidency and sustained at general conference.
Called as General Authorities were Elder Enrique R. Falabella, 56, of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala; Elder Erich W. Kopischke, 50, of Usingen, Germany; Elder Michael J. Teh, 41, of Angono, Rizal, Philippines; Elder Octaviano Tenorio, 64, of Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico; and Elder Claudio D. Zivic, 58, of Haedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Elder Falabella has served as an Area Seventy in the Central America Area and as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy, where he served as president of the Central America Area for two years. He has served as a full-time missionary in Central America, stake mission president, bishop, Regional Representative, and stake president.
He was educated in Guatemala, earning a degree in agronomy from the University of San Carlos. He later studied marketing at the University of Costa Rica and worked in the pharmaceutical industry prior to his call to full-time Church service. He was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and married Blanca Lidia Sanchez. They are the parents of five children.
Elder Kopischke was serving as an Area Seventy in the Europe Central Area when he was called to the First Quorum of Seventy. As an Area Seventy, he served as second counselor in the Europe Central Area Presidency. He served as bishop's counselor, branch president, high councilor, district president, stake president and president of the Germany Berlin Mission.
He worked in the insurance industry until he was appointed as area director for the Church Educational System. At the time of his call, he was a coordinator for the Church Educational System in Frankfurt, Germany. He was born in Elmshorn, Germany, and married Christiane Gluck. They are the parents of seven children.
Elder Teh was serving as an Area Seventy in the Philippines Area, and as second counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency, when he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy. He served as a full-time missionary in the Philippines Davao Mission, bishop's counselor, bishop, stake president's counselor, high councilor and mission president's counselor.
He received a bachelor's degree in business administration and majored in management at De La Salle University. At the time of his call to full-time Church service, he was employed as the recorder of the Manila Philippines Temple. He was born in Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Philippines, and married Grace May Weedon. They are the parents of three children.
Elder Tenorio served as an Area Seventy in the Mexico South Area and as second counselor in the Mexico South Area Presidency. He served as stake mission president, stake president's counselor, stake president, president of the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission and Regional Representative.
He was educated in Mexico, earning a certificate in accounting and business from the Academia Practica de Comercio. He worked in the petroleum and publishing industries before joining Church employment, where he served in a number of management assignments, including twice as recorder of the Mexico City Mexico Temple. He was born in Tilapan, Veracruz, Mexico, and is married to Rosa Elva Valenzuela Gonzalez. They are the parents of five children.
Elder Claudio D. Zivic has served as an Area Seventy in the South America South Area and as second counselor in the South America South Area Presidency. Elder Zivic also served as elders quorum president, institute teacher, bishop's counselor, bishop, stake high councilor, stake president's counselor, temple ordinance worker, Regional Representative and as president of the Spain Bilbao Mission.
He is a certified public accountant. He received an accounting degree from the University of Buenos Aires and worked in the manufacturing and marketing fields. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is married to Dina Noemi Alvarez. They are the parents of five children.