General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Ulisses Soares

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Ulisses Soares was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018. He had been serving as a General Authority Seventy since April 2, 2005 and was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on January 6, 2013. He served previously as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area, President of the Brazil Area and as a counselor in the Brazil South Area.

Elder Soares received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and economics from the São Paulo Pontifical Catholic University, School of Economic Science in 1985 and later received a Master of Business Administration degree. He was an accountant and auditor for multinational corporations in Brazil and director for temporal affairs in the Church area office in São Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he was serving on a special assignment for the Presiding Bishopric of the Church in Salt Lake City.

Elder Soares has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, elders quorum president, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, stake executive secretary, regional welfare agent, stake president and president of the Portugal Porto Mission (2000–2003).

Ulisses Soares was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on October 2, 1958. He married Rosana Fernandes in October 1982. They are the parents of three children and three grandchildren.

General conference talks

Take Up Our CrossOctober 2019 General Conference

How Can I Understand?April 2019 General Conference

One in ChristOctober 2018 General Conference

Prophets Speak by the Power of the Holy SpiritApril 2018 General Conference

Confide in God UnwaveringlyApril 2017 General Conference

Yes, We Can and Will Win!April 2015 General Conference

Be Meek and Lowly of HeartOctober 2013 General Conference

Abide in the Lord’s Territory!April 2012 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Ulisses Soares

Full Name Ulisses Soares

October 2, 1958

Place of Birth São Paulo, Brazil

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