First Presidency announces 2021-2022 area leadership assignments

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes in the Church’s area leadership assignments, which will become effective on Aug. 1. The changes affect the Presidency of the Seventy and area presidencies. 

All members of area presidencies are General Authority Seventies or Area Seventies.

There are currently 22 areas in the Church — six that span the United States and Canada, with 16 more outside those two countries.

Beginning in 1984, the Church established areas to direct the work in geographic locations. The area presidencies for the United States and Canada will work from Church headquarters; area presidencies outside of the United States and Canada operate from area offices in each assigned area. The Church’s Middle East/Africa North Area is administered from headquarters.

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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, 2021.
The First Presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 2021.
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Presidency of the Seventy, Aug. 1, 2021.
The Presidency of the Seventy, Aug. 1, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2021-2022 Area Leadership

United States and Canada

North America Central Area presidency, 2021.
North America Central Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
North America Northeast Area presidency, 2021.
North America Northeast Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
North America Southeast Area presidency, 2021.
North America Southeast Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
North America Southwest Area presidency, 2021.
North America Southwest Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
North America West Area presidency, 2021.
North America West Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Utah Area presidency, 2021.
Utah Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Outside the United States and Canada

Africa Central Area presidency, 2021.
Africa Central Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Africa South Area presidency, 2021.
Africa South Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Africa West Area presidency, 2021.
Africa West Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Asia Area presidency, 2021.
Asia Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Asia North Area presidency, 2021.
Asia North Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Brazil Area presidency, 2021.
Brazil Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Caribbean Area presidency, 2021.
Caribbean Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Central America Area presidency, 2021.
Central America Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Europe Area presidency, 2021.
Europe Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Europe East Area presidency, 2021. *Elder Kyrylo Pokhylko is an Area Seventy.
Europe East Area presidency, 2021. *Elder Kyrylo Pokhylko is an Area Seventy. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mexico Area presidency, 2021.
Mexico Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Middle East/Africa North Area presidency, 2021. It is administered from Church headquarters. Elder Jeffrey H. Singer is an Area Seventy.
Middle East/Africa North Area presidency, 2021. It is administered from Church headquarters. Elder Jeffrey H. Singer is an Area Seventy. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pacific Area presidency, 2021.
Pacific Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Philippines Area presidency, 2021.
Philippines Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
South America Northwest Area presidency, 2021.
South America Northwest Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
South America South Area presidency, 2021.
South America South Area presidency, 2021. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints