See the Church’s new 2020 leadership assignments around the world

The First Presidency has announced the Church’s area leadership assignments for 2020-2021, effective Aug. 1. The changes affect the Presidency of the Seventy and area presidencies. 

Changes include a third area in Africa — with last summer’s announcement of the planned division of the existing Africa Southeast Area into the Africa South and new Africa Central areas. Also last year, Nairobi, Kenya, was designated as headquarters for the new Africa Central Area.

The division and area creation in Africa brings the total number of Church areas to 22 — six that span the United States and Canada, with 16 more outside those two countries.

Area presidencies direct the work of the Church in specific geographic locations. The presidencies for the North America and Utah areas are administered in Salt Lake City as is the presidency for the Middle East/Africa North Area. 

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Four of the 22 area presidencies remain intact from the current 2019-2020 year. The new assignments include eight new area presidents, with four of the outgoing presidents now assigned as counselors in other area presidencies.

Two of the area presidency counselors are Area Seventies living in their respective areas, and three other counselors are newly called General Authority Seventies who were sustained in April 2020 general conference.

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles acts under the direction of the First Presidency “to build up the church, and regulate all the affairs of the same in all nations. … 

“The Seventy are to act in the name of the Lord, under the direction of the Twelve … in building up the church and regulating all the affairs of the same in all nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 107:33-34).

The First Presidency 2020.
The First Presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2020.
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
The Presidency of the Seventy 2020.
The Presidency of the Seventy 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

2020-2021 Area Leadership

United States and Canada

North America Central area presidency 2020.
North America Central area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
North America Northeast area presidency 2020.
North America Northeast area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
North America Southeast area presidency 2020.
North America Southeast area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
North America Southwest area presidency 2020.
North America Southwest area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
North America West area presidency 2020.
North America West area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Utah area presidency 2020.
Utah area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Outside the United States and Canada

Africa Central area presidency 2020.
Africa Central area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Africa South area presidency 2020.
Africa South area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Africa West area presidency 2020.
Africa West area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Asia area presidency 2020.
Asia area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Asia North area presidency 2020.
Asia North area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Brazil area presidency 2020.
Brazil area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Caribbean area presidency 2020.
Caribbean area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Central America area presidency 2020.
Central America area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Europe area presidency 2020.
Europe area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Europe East area presidency 2020. *Elder Kyrylo Pokhylko is an Area Seventy.
Europe East area presidency 2020. *Elder Kyrylo Pokhylko is an Area Seventy. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Mexico area presidency 2020.
Mexico area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Middle East/ Africa North area presidency 2020. *Elder Jeffrey H. Singer is an Area Seventy.
Middle East/ Africa North area presidency 2020. *Elder Jeffrey H. Singer is an Area Seventy. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Pacific area presidency 2020.
Pacific area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Philippines area presidency 2020.
Philippines area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
South America Northwest area presidency 2020.
South America Northwest area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
South America South area presidency 2020.
South America South area presidency 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.