The First Quorum of the Seventy

Marcos A. Aidukaitis

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 48. Former Area Seventy in Brazil Area, president of Brazil Brasilia Mission and stake president. Was partner at MAV Distribution. Received bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from BYU, master's degree of business administration from BYU's Marriott School of Management. Born Aug. 30, 1959, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Antony and Maria Dittrich Aidukaitis. Wife, Luisa Englert Aidukaitis; parents of five children.


Carlos H. Amado

Carlos H. Amado
Carlos H. Amado

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 1989, at age 44; called to the First Quorum of the Seventy June 6, 1992, and sustained Oct. 3, 1992. Former president of the Guatemala Guatemala City Mission, where he was assigned to reopen the El Salvador San Salvador Mission, chairman of the Guatemala City Temple Committee, regional representative, stake president and counselor, bishop, and branch president. Received degree from the Technical Vocational Institute of Guatemala City; former technical draftsman, and later, area director for the Church Educational System. Born Sept. 25, 1944, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to Carlos and Rosario Funes de Amado. Wife, Mayavel Pineda Amado; parents of five children.


Mervyn B. Arnold

Mervyn B. Arnold
Mervyn B. Arnold

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2003, at age 54; sustained to First Quorum of the Seventy April 4, 2009.Former president of the Costa Rica San Jose Mission, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor and bishop. Received bachelor's degree in business and master's degree in public administration, both from BYU. Founder and co-owner of a building and development company. Following retirement from business, became director of Training and Field Services in the Church Missionary Department. Born July 19, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John E.S. and Jasmine Bennion Arnold. Wife, Devonna Kress Arnold; parents of six children.


David S. Baxter

David S. Baxter
David S. Baxter Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2006, at age 51. Former Area Seventy and second counselor in the Europe West Area presidency, mission president's counselor, stake president and bishop. Received bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Wales; was senior executive for British Telecom. Born Feb. 7, 1955, in Stirling, Scotland, to Allan D. and Ellen S. Steel Baxter. Wife, Dianne Lewars Baxter; parents of four children.


Shayne M. Bowen

Shayne M. Bowen
Shayne M. Bowen Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2006, at age 51. Former Area Seventy in the Idaho Area, president of Spain Barcelona Mission, stake president, high councilor, bishop, high priests group instructor, and elders quorum president. Received bachelor's degree in English from BYU, chartered underwriter and chartered financial consultant from American College; was owner of an insurance agency. Born Aug. 29, 1954, in Rigby, Idaho, to Lyle and Jacqueline Neeley Bowen. Wife, Lynette Mortensen Bowen; parents of seven children.


Gerald Causse

Gerald Causse
Gerald Causse Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 44. Former Area Seventy in Europe West Area, stake president and counselor, and high priests group leader. Was general manager for Pomona, France's largest food distributor. Received equivalent of a master's degree in business administration from ESSEC Business School in Paris with emphasis in finance and marketing. Served in military in a NATO Agency. Born May 20, 1963, in Bordeaux, France, to Jean and Marie Blanche Bonnet Causse. Wife, Valerie Badin Causse; parents of five children.


Yoon Hwan Choi

Yoon Hwan Choi
Yoon Hwan Choi

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 4, 2009, at age 51. Former Area Seventy in the Asia North Area, stake president and counselor, high councilor, mission president's counselor, stake mission president, bishop and counselor and temple ordinance worker. Received bachelor's degree in business information management from BYU-Hawaii, master's degree in business information systems and education from Utah State University. Formerly, regional manager for temporal affairs for the Church in Korea. Was staff sergeant in South Korean Army. Born May 18, 1957, in Seoul, Korea, to Dong Hun and Jeong Soon Lee Choi. Wife, Bon Kyung Koo Choi; parents of three children.


Craig C. Christensen

Craig C. Christensen
Craig C. Christensen Credit:

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy Oct. 5, 2002, at age 46; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008. Former Area Authority Seventy, president of the Mexico Mexico City East Mission from 1995-98, high councilor, bishop and missionary in Chile. Received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Washington; real estate developer and franchised automobile dealer. Born March 18, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Sheron Glen and Colleen Cloward Christensen. Wife, Debora Bliss Jones Christensen, parents of four children.


Gary J. Coleman

Gary J. Coleman
Gary J. Coleman Credit:

Called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy June 6, 1992, at age 50, and sustained Oct. 3, 1992; sustained to First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 1997. Former president of the California Arcadia Mission, counselor to two mission presidents, stake president's counselor, and bishop. Was associate director and instructor at Weber State University Institute of Religion. Received bachelor's degree in physical education from Washington State University, master's degree and doctorate from BYU in counseling and guidance. Born Sept. 18, 1941, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Benton Joseph and Evalin Barrett Coleman. Wife, Judith Renee England Coleman; parents of six children.


Lawrence E. Corbridge

Lawrence E. Corbridge
Lawrence E. Corbridge Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 58. Former president of the Chile Santiago North Mission, stake president, high councilor and bishop. Was partner and senior attorney in Salt Lake City law firm. Received bachelor's degree in business management and finance from BYU, and juris doctorate from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Born April 6, 1949, in Moscow, Idaho, to Ivan and Agnes Howe Corbridge. Wife, Jacquelyn Gayle Shamo Corbridge; parents of five children.


Benjamin De Hoyos

Benjamin De Hoyos
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Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 51. Former Area Seventy in the Mexico South Area, president of Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor, and branch president. Received bachelor's degree in education from Normal Superior Benavente, master's degree in business management from Chapultepec University. Was Church Educational System director of Mexico South Area. Born Feb. 20, 1953 in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, to Alfredo and Sara Estrada de De Hoyos. Wife, Evelia Genesta De Hoyos; parents of six children.


John B. Dickson

John B. Dickson
John B. Dickson Credit:

Called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy June 6, 1992, at age 48, and sustained Oct. 3, 1992. Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 1995. Former president of the Mexico Mexico City North Mission, stake president, and stake president's counselor. Was vice president of sawmill and timber company. Received bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in business administration. Born July 12, 1943, in Tacoma, Wash., to John H. and Helen Baird Dickson. Wife, Delores Jones Dickson; parents of eight children.


Kevin R. Duncan

Kevin R. Duncan
Kevin R. Duncan

David F. Evans

David F. Evans
David F. Evans Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 53. Former president of Japan Nagoya Mission, stake president and counselor, bishop and bishop's counselor, stake Young Men president and elders quorum president. Received bachelor's degree in community health education from the University of Utah and juris doctorate from BYU. Was partner and practicing attorney with Durham, Jones and Pinegar law firm, and an executive in investment banking business. Born Aug. 11, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to David C. and Joy Frewin Evans. Wife, Mary Dee Shepherd Evans; parents of eight children.


Enrique R. Falabella

Enrique R. Falabella
Enrique R. Falabella

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2007, at age 56. Former Area Seventy in the Central America Area, regional representative, stake president, bishop and stake mission president. Received degree in agronomy from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and studied marketing at the University of Costa Rica. Formerly agronomical engineer for Bayer. Born May 9, 1950, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to Udine and Leonor Arellano Falabella. Wife, Blanca Lidia Sanchez Falabella; parents of five children.


Eduardo Gavarret

Eduardo Gavarret
Eduardo Gavarret Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 51. Former president of Paraguay Asuncion Mission, Area Authority Seventy, regional representative, stake president and bishop. Former employment included pharmaceutical sales and management in several South American countries. Graduated from the Escuela Superior de Administracion Empresas in business administration, and received master of business administration degree in marketing from Instituto Nacional de Pos-graduacao in Brazil. Born May 11, 1956, in Minas, Uruguay, to Juan and Elsa Inzaurralde Gaverret. Wife, Norma Gorgorso Gavarrei; parents of three children.


Carlos A. Godoy

Carlos A. Godoy
Carlos A. Godoy Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 47. Former Area Seventy in the Brazil Area, president of Brazil Belem Mission, high councilor, bishop and regional welfare agent. Employed in various business positions before starting his own company as a business consultant in organizational change management. Received bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Pontificia Universidade Catolica and master's degree in organizational behavior from BYU. Served in Brazilian army. Born Feb. 4, 1961, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to Moacir and Ivone Poersch Godoy. Wife, Monica Soares Brandao Godoy; parents of four children.


Christoffel Golden Jr.

Christoffel Golden Jr.
Christoffel Golden Jr.

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2001, at age 48. Former Area Authority Seventy in the Africa Southeast Area, stake president and counselor, and bishop. Received bachelor's degree in political science and post graduate honors degree in international politics from the University of South Africa. After a long and varied business career, served as Church Educational System director for Africa Southeast Area. Born June 1, 1952, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Christoffel and Maria S. Oosthuisen Golden. Wife, Diane Norma Hulbert Golden; parents of four children.


Gerrit W. Gong

Gerrit W. Gong
Gerrit W. Gong

C. Scott Grow

C. Scott Grow
C. Scott Grow Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 56. Former Area Seventy in the North America Northwest and Idaho Areas, president of Uruguay Montevideo Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor Young Men president, and bishop's counselor. Received bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU. Worked at major accounting and business consulting firms before establishing his own accounting partnership. Born May 5, 1949, in Moscow, Idaho, to Cecil W. and Elsie Mae Lee Grow. Wife, Rhonda Lee Patten Grow; parents of eight children..


James J. Hamula

James J. Hamula
James J. Hamula Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 50. Former Area Seventy in the North America Southwest Area, president of the Washington D.C. South Mission, stake president and bishop. Was attorney and shareholder in an Arizona law firm. Received bachelor's and master's degrees in political science/philosophy from BYU, and juris doctorate from BYU. Born Nov. 20, 1957, in Long Beach, Calif., to Joseph Frank and Joyce Evelyn Jacobs Hamula. Wife, Joyce Anderson Hamula; parents of six children.


Keith K. Hilbig

Keith K. Hilbig
Keith K. Hilbig

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2001, at age 59; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2006. Former Area Authority Seventy, regional representative, president of Switzerland Zurich Mission, stake president, bishop, temple ordinance worker and Europe East and North America Northwest Area presidencies. Received bachelor's degree in European history from Princeton University and law degree from Duke University. Formerly international legal counsel for the Church in Europe. Born March 13, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Karl Herbert and Mildred Bower Hilbig. Wife, Susan Rae Logie Hilbig; parents of six children.


Richard G. Hinckley

Richard G. Hinckley
Richard G. Hinckley Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 63. Former temple sealer, president of Utah Salt Lake City Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop, and elder's quorum president. Received bachelor's degree in economics from University of Utah and MBA from Stanford University. Formerly executive and owner in private business ventures. Served in U.S. Army Reserve. Born May 2, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gordon B. and Marjorie Pay Hinckley. Wife, Jane Freed Hinckley; parents of four children.


Marlin K. Jensen

Marlin K. Jensen
Marlin K. Jensen

Church Historian and Recorder, was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 1989, at age 46; served in the Presidency of the Seventy from Aug. 15, 1998, to Aug. 15, 2001. Was general president of the Sunday School from Oct. 7, 2000, to Oct. 6, 2001. Former president of the New York Rochester Mission, regional representative, stake president, and bishop. Received bachelor's degree in German from Brigham Young University and juris doctorate from University of Utah; was attorney specializing in business and estate planning. Born May 18, 1942, in Ogden, Utah, to Keith G. and Lula Hill Jensen. Wife, Kathleen Bushnell Jensen; parents of eight children.


Daniel L. Johnson

Daniel L. Johnson
Daniel L. Johnson Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2006, at age 59. Former Area Seventy in the Mexico North Area, president of Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission, counselor to mission president and stake president, and bishop. Received bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from BYU; former executive in international companies, as well as holding Church and family farming positions throughout the United States and Latin America. Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, to Leroy and Rita Skousen Johnson. Wife, LeAnn Holman Johnson; parents of six children.


Paul V. Johnson

Paul V. Johnson
Paul V. Johnson Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 50. Former Area Seventy in the Utah Salt Lake City Area, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, and ward Young Men president. Received bachelor's degree in zoology and master's degree in counseling and guidance from BYU, and doctorate in instructional technology from Utah State University. Formerly Church Educational System administrator of Religious Education and Elementary and Secondary Education. Born June 24, 1954, in Gainesville, Fla., to Vere Hodges and Winifred Amacher Johnson. Wife, Leslie Jill Washburn Johnson; parents of nine children.


Patrick Kearon

Patrick Kearon
Patrick Kearon

Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Yoshihiko Kikuchi
Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy Oct. 1, 1977, at age 36; first native-born Japanese called as General Authority. Former president of Hawaii Honolulu Mission, Tokyo temple president, stake president and counselor to mission president; converted to the Church in 1955. Graduated from Asia University of Tokyo in business psychology and management; former regional sales manager over Japan for a cookware company, president of a Japanese food import company. Born July 25, 1941, to Hatsuo and Koyo Ideda Kikuchi in Hokkaido, Japan. Wife, Toshiko Koshiya Kikuchi; parents of four children.


Paul E. Koelliker

Paul E. Koelliker
Paul E. Koelliker Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 62. Former temple sealer, stake president, high councilor, bishop, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, and counselor in ward Young Men presidency. Received bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Utah. Formerly managing director of Church Temple Department, as well as working in senior managerial positions for the Church. Born March 12, 1943, in Pittsburg, Calif., to Edward Conrad and Lois Bernice Olson Koelliker. Wife, Freda Ann Neilson Koelliker; parents of seven children.


Erich W. Kopischke

Erich W. Kopischke
Erich W. Kopischke Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2007, at age 50. Former Area Seventy in the Europe Central Area, president of the Germany Berlin Mission, stake president, district president, high councilor, bishop's counselor and branch president. Served in German military, 1977-1978. Attended vocational school. Was Church Educational System coordinator in Germany, Born Oct. 20, 1956, in Elmshom, Germany, to Kurt and Helga Haupt Kopischke. Wife, Christiane Gluck Kopischke; parents of seven children



Richard J. Maynes

Richard J. Maynes
Richard J. Maynes Credit:

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 1997, at age 46; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2001. Former president of the Mexico Monterrey Mission. Received bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, and MBA degree from the American Graduate School of International Management. Was owner and president of Raymond Production Systems Inc. Born Oct. 29, 1950, in Berkeley, Calif., to Stan and Betty Maynes. Wife, Nancy J. Purrington Maynes; parents of four children.



Marcus B. Nash

Marcus B. Nash
Marcus B. Nash Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2006, at age 49. Former Area Seventy in the North America Northwest Area, stake president, bishop, Young Men president and elders quorum president. Received bachelor's degree in international relations and law degree, both from BYU. Was partner in a major law firm in Seattle, Wash. Born March 26, 1957, in Seattle, Wash., to Brent and Beverly Bell Nash. Wife, Shelley Hatch Nash; parents of five children.


Brent H. Nielson

Brent H. Nielson
Brent H. Nielson

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 4, 2009, at age 54. Former Area Seventy in the Idaho Area, chairman of the Twin Falls Temple committee, stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and ward Young Men president. Received bachelor's degree in English from BYU, juris doctorate from University of Utah. Formerly, attorney/partner in law firm in Idaho. Born Dec. 8, 1954, in Burley, Idaho, to Norman and Lucille Hatch Nielsen. Wife, Marcia Ann Bradford Nielson; parents of six children.


Allan F. Packer

Allan F. Packer
Allan F. Packer Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 59. Former president of Spain Malaga Mission, member of Young Men general board, stake president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and Young Men president. Was in-field representative for the Church's Missionary Department and vice president of various companies. Received bachelor's degree in electronic engineering technology from BYU. Born July 7, 1948, in Brigham City, Utah, to Boyd K. and Donna Smith Packer. Wife, Terri Anne Bennett Packer; parents of eight children.


Kevin W. Pearson

Kevin W. Pearson
Kevin W. Pearson Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 51. Former president of Washington Tacoma Mission, bishop, bishop's counselor, elder's quorum president and Young Men president. Was CEO of a health care information company. Received bachelor's degree in finance from University of Utah, master's degree in business administration and corporate finance from Harvard Business School. Born April 10, 1957, to Wayne F. and Velda Labrum Pearson. Wife, June Langeland Pearson; parents of six children.


Anthony D. Perkins

Anthony D. Perkins
Anthony D. Perkins Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2006, at age 45. Former president of the Taiwan Taipei Mission, counselor in district presidency, branch president and elders quorum president. Received bachelor's degree in finance from BYU, MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and master's degree in international studies from University of Pennsylvania. Was senior partner in a management consulting firm. Born July 22, 1960, in Cortez, Colo., to Larry Lazelle and Sunny Kimballa Luther Perkins. Wife, Christine Abbott Perkins; parents of six children.


Paul B. Pieper

Paul B. Pieper
Paul B. Pieper Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 47. Former president of Russia St. Petersburg Mission, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor and branch president. Studied international relations at BYU, then received bachelor's degree in political science and juris doctorate, both from University of Utah. Was attorney and international development consultant. Born Oct. 7, 1957, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Dee M. and Norma Bowen Pieper. Wife, Melissa Tuttle Pieper; parents of six children.


Rafael E. Pino

Rafael E. Pino
Rafael E. Pino Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 52. Former Area Seventy in the South America North Area, president of the Argentina Rosario Mission, stake president, high councilor and bishop. Worked for the Church in a variety of capacities, including Member and Statistical Records Division and Temporal Affairs. Received a certificate in administration in Caracas, Venezuela. Born Oct. 27, 1955, in Valencia, Venezuela, to Arturo and Josefina Gimenez Pino. Wife, Patricia Monica Dassler Pino; parents of three children.


Bruce D. Porter

Bruce D. Porter
Bruce D. Porter

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 1995, at age 42; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2003. Former stake president's counselor, stake mission president, bishop and branch president. Was a professor of political science at BYU and former executive director of the U.S. Board for International Broadcasting; was research fellow at Harvard University, and served as a corporate analyst for the Northrop Corporation and a staff member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. Graduated from BYU and earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 18, 1952, to Lyle Kay and Wilma Holmes Porter. Wife, Susan Elizabeth Holland Porter; parents of four children.


Carl B. Pratt

Carl B. Pratt
Carl B. Pratt Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 1997, at age 55. Former area authority, mission president in Spain, regional representative, temple sealer, stake president's counselor, and bishop's counselor. Was law clerk in U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, attorney in private practice, and served 19 years as legal counsel for the Church in South America. Received bachelor's degree from University of Arizona, and juris doctorate from Arizona State University. Born Oct. 30, 1941, in Monterrey, Mexico, to Carl Barton and LaVern Whetten Pratt. Wife, Karen Ann Yeoman Pratt; parents of eight children..


Dale G.Renlund

Dale G. Renlund
Dale G. Renlund

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 4, 2009, at age 56. Former Area Seventy in the Utah Salt Lake City Area, stake president, high councilor, assistant high priest group leader, bishop, ward mission leader and Sunday School president. Received bachelor's degree in chemistry from University of Utah, doctorate in medicine from University of Utah, and training in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland, Baltimore. Formerly, cardiologist specializing in heart failure and heart transplantation. Born Nov. 13, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Mats Ake and Mariana Andersson Renlund. Wife, Ruth Lybbert Renlund; parents of one daughter.


Michael T. Ringwood

Michael T. Ringwood
Michael T. Ringwood

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 4, 2009, at age 51. Former president of the Korea Seoul West Mission, stake president and counselor, bishop, elders quorum president and ward Young Men president. Received bachelor of arts degree in accounting from BYU; was member of board of advisers at BYU School of Accountancy. Formerly, executive for several corporations. Born Feb. 14, 1958, in Provo, Utah, to Howard Lee and Sharon Burt Ringwood. Wife, Rosalie Nelson Ringwood; parents of five children.


Lynn G. Robbins

Lynn G. Robbins
Lynn G. Robbins Credit:

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 1997, at age 44; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 2000. Former president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission, high councilor, bishop and bishop's counselor. Was co-founder and former senior vice president of Franklin Quest. Received bachelor's degree from Utah State University and master's degree from American Graduate School of International Management. Born Oct. 27, 1952, to Joshua Grant and Evelyn Reed Robbins; raised in Springville, Utah. Wife, Jan Neilson Robbins; parents of seven children.


Cecil O. Samuelson

Cecil O. Samuelson
Cecil O. Samuelson Credit:

President of BYU, was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy Oct. 1, 1994, at age 53; served in the Presidency of the Seventy from Aug. 15, 2001, to April 5, 2003. Former regional representative and stake president. Received bachelor's, master's and medical degrees from the University of Utah; served residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Was a physician and senior vice president of Intermountain Health Care, and former vice president of health services, professor of medicine and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. Born Aug. 1, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Cecil Osborn Sr. and Janet Brazier Mitchell Samuelson. Wife, Sharon Giauque Samuelson; parents of five children.


Joseph W.Sitati

Joseph W. Sitati
Joseph W. Sitati

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 4, 2009, at age 56. Former Area Seventy, president of the Nigeria Calabar Mission, stake president, mission president's counselor, district president and branch president. Received bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University of Nairobi and diploma in accounting and finance from Association of Certified Accountants. Formerly, Church's international director of Public Affairs in Africa. Born May 16, 1952, in Bungoma, Kenya, to Nathan Barasa and Lenah Naliaka Mwasme Sitati. Wife, Gladys Nangoni Sitati; parents of five children.


Ulisses Soares

Ulisses Soares
Ulisses Soares Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 2, 2005, at age 46. Former president of the Portugal Porto Mission, regional welfare agent, stake president, high councilor, stake executive secretary, bishop's counselor, and elders quorum president. Received bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Pontificia Catholic University, master's degree in business administration from National Institute of Post Graduate Study. Was director of temporal affairs for the Church in Brazil. Born Oct. 2, 1958, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Apparecido and Mercedes Carecho Soares. Wife, Rosana Fernandes Morgado Soares; parents of three children.


Gary E. Stevenson

Gary E. Stevenson
Gary E. Stevenson Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 52. Former president of the Japan Nagoya Mission, counselor in stake presidency, and bishop and counselor. Was chief operating officer of Icon Health and Fitness Inc. Received bachelor's degree in business administration from Utah State University. Served on BYU Marriott School of Business National Advisory Council and Utah State University Foundation Board. Born Aug. 6, 1955, in Ogden, Utah, to Evan Noel and Vera Jean Hall Stevenson. Wife, Lesa Jean Higley Stevenson; parents of four children.


Michael J. Teh

Michael J. Teh
Michael J. Teh Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2007, at age 41. Former Area Seventy in the Philippines Area, mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake clerk, bishop and bishop's counselor. Received bachelor's degree in business administration from De La Salle University in Manila. Was recorder at Manila Philippines Temple. Born June 25, 1965, in Davao City, Philippines, to Martin and Norma Uy Teh. Wife, Grace May Weedon Teh; parents of three children.


Jose A. Teixeira

Jose A. Teixeira
Jose A. Teixeira Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 47. Former Area Seventy in Portugal, president of Brazil Sao Paulo South Mission, stake president and counselor, bishop's counselor, district president, and high priest group leader. Former area finance manager and later international controller for the Church in Europe and Africa. Attended IAT Technical Improvement Institute in Lisbon, Portugal. Served in the Portuguese Air Force. Born Feb. 24, 1961, in Vila Real, Portugal, to Fernando and Benilde Teixeira. Wife, Maria Filomena Lopes Teles Grilo Teixeira; parents of three children.


Octaviano Tenorio

Octaviano Tenorio
Octaviano Tenorio

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2007, at age 64. Former Area Seventy in the Mexico South Area, president of the Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission, regional representative, stake president, stake president's counselor and branch president. Received certificate in finance from the Academia Practica de Comercio. Former Mexico City Mexico Temple recorder. Born Oct. 31, 1942, in Tilapan, Veracruz, Mexico, to Octaviano and Flora Dominguez Tenorio. Wife, Rosa Elva ValenzuelaTenorio; parents of five children.


Juan A. Uceda

Juan A. Uceda
Juan A. Uceda

Francisco J. Vinas

Francisco J. Vinas
Francisco J. Vinas Credit:

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 6, 1996, at age 49; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 1998. Former Area Authority Seventy in the Europe West Area, president of Argentina Salta Mission, regional representative, stake president, counselor, bishop, and branch president. Was Church Educational System director and coordinator for Uruguay and Spain. Born Dec. 28, 1946, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Rafael and Sacramento Serrano de Vinas. Wife, Cristina Helenas Gaminara de Vinas; parents of three children.


William R. Walker

William R. Walker
William R. Walker Credit:

Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 6, 2002, at age 57; sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008. Former president of the Japan Tokyo South Mission, stake president and bishop. Received bachelor's degree in international relations from Brigham Young University. Formerly held a number of executive positions in investment banking and other business fields. Born May 25, 1944, to J. Harris and Beth Russell Walker; raised in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. Wife, Vicki Van Wagenen Walker; parents of five children.


F. Michael Watson

F. Michael Watson
F. Michael Watson Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 65. Former sealer in Bountiful Utah Temple, stake president, stake mission president, bishop, branch president, and elders quorum president. Served as assistant secretary and secretary to the First Presidency, assistant secretary and secretary to the Quorum of the Twelve. Received bachelor's degree in business and office administration from Utah State University. Served three years in U.S. Army. Born March 9, 1943, in Spring City, Utah, to Frank C. and Genniel Baxter Watson. Wife, Jolene Mann Watson; parents of 12 children.


Jorge F. Zeballos

Jorge F. Zeballos
Jorge F. Zeballos Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 2008, at age 52. Former Area Seventy, president of Chile Concepcion Mission, regional representative, stake president and bishop. Former mining engineer and manager of corporate affairs of large Chilean mining company. Receive bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Santa Maria University, master's degree in business administration from BYU. Born July 19, 1955, in Ovalle, Chile, to Alberto and Ines Zeballos. Wife, Carmen Gloria Valenzuela Zeballos; parents of five children.


Claudio D. Zivic

Claudio D. Zivic
Claudio D. Zivic Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 2007, at age 58. Former Area Seventy in the South America South Area, president of the Spain Bilbao Mission, regional representative, temple ordinance worker, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and bishop's counselor. Received a degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires. Was CPA, working in manufacturing and marketing fields. Born Dec. 19, 1948, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Sergio Zivic and Eleonora Zalewski de Zivic. Wife, Dina Noemi Alvarez Zivic; parents of five children.


W. Craig Zwick

W. Craig Zwick
W. Craig Zwick Credit:

Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 1995, at age 47. Former president of the Chile Santiago South Mission, stake Young Men president, stake mission president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor. Was executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, former building contractor. Received bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Utah. Born June 30, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to William E. and Audrey McDonough Zwick. Wife, Janet Johnson Zwick; parents of four children.