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The First Presidency has announced changes in the Church’s area leadership assignments, which will become effective on August 1, 2019.

All members of Area Presidencies are General Authority Seventies or Area Seventies.

Download a chart of General Authorities and general officers of the Church.

The First Presidency also announced that seven areas in the United States and Canada will be combined into three areas.

Effective Aug. 1, the North America Northwest Area and the North America West will combine to become the North America West Area. The Idaho Area and North America Central Area will become the North America Central Area. And the Utah North Area, Utah Salt Lake City Area and the Utah South Area will combine to become the Utah Area.

With the changes, the Church will have 15 areas outside North America and 6 areas inside North America for a total of 21.

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/North Africa Area is administered from headquarters.

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles act 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
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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Presidency of the Seventy
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North America Central area presidency
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North America Northeast area presidency
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North America Southeast area presidency
North America Southeast area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
North America Southwest area presidency
North America Southwest area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
North America West area presidency
North America West area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Utah area presidency
Utah area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Africa Southeast area presidency
Africa Southeast area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Africa West area presidency
Africa West area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Asia area presidency
Asia area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Asia North area presidency
Asia North area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Brazil area presidency
Brazil area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Caribbean area presidency
Caribbean area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Central America area presidency
Central America area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Europe area presidency
Europe area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Europe East area presidency
Europe East area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Mexico area presidency
Mexico area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Middle East/Africa North area presidency
Middle East/Africa North area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Pacific area presidency
Pacific area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Philippines area presidency
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South America Northwest area presidency
South America Northwest area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
South America South area presidency
South America South area presidency Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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