General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Walter F. González

General Authority Seventy

Elder Walter F. González was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2001. He had previously served in the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy, beginning in April 1997, and as an Area Authority in the South America North Area since August 15, 1995. He previously served as President of the South America South Area, member of the Presidency of the Seventy, President of the South America West Area, President of the Brazil North Area, First Counselor in the Brazil North Area Presidency, First Counselor in the South America North Area Presidency, and President of the Caribbean Area. He is currently serving as Second Counselor of the Utah Area.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies at Indiana University and a technician’s certificate in business administration at CEMLAD Institute. His professional career led him to be director of the Church Educational System for the South America North Area. Prior to taking that position, he was a Church Educational System employee in several South American countries.

Since joining the Church at age 18, Elder González has served in numerous callings, including stake president, president of the Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission (1989–1992), area public affairs director, and regional representative.

Walter Fermin González was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on November 18, 1952. He married Zulma Anahir in February 1975. They are parents of four children.

General conference talks

The Savior’s TouchOctober 2019 General Conference

Learning with Our HeartsOctober 2012 General Conference

Followers of ChristApril 2011 General Conference

Becoming More Powerful Priesthood HoldersOctober 2009 General Conference

Today Is the TimeOctober 2007 General Conference

Writing Gospel Principles in Our HeartsOctober 2001 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Walter F. González

Full Name Walter F. González

November 18, 1952

Place of Birth Montevideo, Uruguay