Meet the New Area Seventies Sustained during April 2019 General Conference

  • 23 April 2019

Meet the new Area Seventies sustained in the April 2019 general conference.

Church members sustained 55 new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 189th Annual General Conference on April 6.

Elder Solomon I. Aliche, Area Seventy

Solomon I. Aliche, 53, Owerri, Nigeria; currently serving as president of the Nigeria Owerri Mission; former bishop and high councilor; wife: Victoria; six children.

Elder Guillermo A. Alvarez, Area Seventy

Guillermo A. Alvarez, 55, Guatemala City, Guatemala; head of quality, health, security, and environment, Bayer, Guatemala; currently serving as branch president in the Guatemala Missionary Training Center; former bishop and stake president; wife: Pati; four children.

Elder Daren R. Barney, Area Seventy

Daren R. Barney, 54, Ivins, Utah; attorney, partner, Barney McKenna & Olmstead, P.C.; currently serving as a ward Young Men presidency counselor; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife: RaeBeth; five children.

Elder Julius F. Barrientos, Area Seventy

Julius F. Barrientos, 56, Caloocan City, Philippines; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as a high councilor in the Novaliches Philippines Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, mission presidency member, mission president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Malou; no children.

Elder James H. Bekker, Area Seventy

James H. Bekker, 63; currently serving as president of the Hawaii Honolulu Mission; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake president; wife: Delsie; five children.

 

Elder Kevin G. Brown, Area Seventy

Kevin G. Brown, 42, Kingston, Jamaica; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as bishop of the Boulevard Ward; former branch presidency counselor, district presidency member, district president, mission presidency counselor, and mission president; wife: Nadine; five children.

Elder Mark S. Bryce, Area Seventy

Mark S. Bryce, 63, Central, Arizona; retired; currently serving as missionary in the California Carlsbad Seminaries and Institutes; former high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Cindy; seven children.

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Marcos Cabral, 60, Fortaleza, Brazil; Portuguese professor, Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú; currently serving as a Brazil Fortaleza East Mission presidency counselor; former bishop, branch presidency counselor, branch president, mission presidency counselor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Rita; two children.

Elder Dunsan G. B. T. Chadambuka, Area Seventy

Dunstan G. B. T. Chadambuka, 48, Pretoria, South Africa; currently serving as president of the Botswana/Namibia Mission; former branch president, district president, and mission presidency counselor; wife: Pertunia; four children.

Elder Alan C. K. Cheung, Area Seventy

Alan C. K. Cheung, 54, Shatin, Hong Kong; professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; currently serving as president of the Hong Kong China Tolo Harbour Stake; former bishop and bishopric counselor; wife: Tracy; four children.

Elder Christian C. Chigbundu, Area Seventy

Christian C. Chigbundu, 48, Ifako, Nigeria; board member, Afro-Lease (Africa Leasing); currently serving as president of the Lagos Nigeria Ikeja Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake president; wife: Felicia; eight children.

Elder Paul N. Clayton, Area Seventy

Paul N. Clayton, 64, Sandy, Utah; anesthesiologist; currently serving as a Sandy Utah Crescent Stake presidency counselor; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, and mission president; wife: Holly; six children.

Elder Karim Del Valle, Area Seventy

Karim Del Valle, 51, Querétaro, Mexico; Self-Reliance operations manager, Mexico Area; currently serving as high councilor in the Querétaro México Los Arcos Stake; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Rebeca; four children.

Elder Hiroyuki Domon, Area Seventy

Hiroyuki Domon, 51, Sapporo, Japan; president, Zennoa Japan LLC; recently released as president of the Sapporo Japan West Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Etsuko; three children.

Elder Mernard P. Donato, Area Seventy

Mernard P. Donato, 55, Cagayan, Philippines; facilities manager, Tuguegarao Philippines FM Group; currently serving as elders quorum president; former bishop, high councilor, mission presidency counselor, mission president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Gemma; five children.

Elder Mark D. Eddy, Area Seventy

Mark D. Eddy, 46; currently serving as president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Annie; six children.

Elder Zachary F. Evans, Area Seventy

Zachary F. Evans, 52; region director, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as president of the New York Rochester Mission; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake president; wife: Melanie; five children.

Elder Henry J. Eyring, Area Seventy

Henry J. Eyring, 55, Rexburg, Idaho; president, Brigham Young University–Idaho; currently serving as ward Sunday School teacher; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Kelly; five children.

Elder Sapele Fa’alogo Jr., Area Seventy

Sapele Fa’alogo Jr., 57, Apia, Samoa; translation and consulting services contractor, self-employed; currently serving as bishop; former high councilor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Fiona; five children.

Elder David L. Frischknecht, Area Seventy

David L. Frischknecht, 63, Fruit Heights, Utah; currently serving as ward Sunday School teacher; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Nancy; five children.

Elder John J. Gallego, Area Seventy

John J. Gallego, 46, Barranquilla, Colombia; currently serving as president of the Colombia Barranquilla Mission; former bishopric counselor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Patricia; two children.

Elder Efraín R. García, Area Seventy

Efraín R. García, 51, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela; manager, Physical Facilities Department, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop; currently serving as ward temple and family history consultant; former bishopric counselor, branch president, district president, high councilor, mission presidency counselor, and mission president; wife: Lilia; no children.

Elder Robert Gordon, Area Seventy

Robert Gordon, 62, Bahrs Scrub, Australia; semi-retired; currently serving as an Area Seventy executive secretary; former bishop, district presidency counselor, mission presidency counselor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Rose; four children.

Elder Mark A. Gottfredson, Area Seventy

Mark A. Gottfredson, 61, Colleyville, Texas; partner, Bain & Company, Inc.; currently serving as president of the Colleyville Texas Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, mission president, and stake mission president; wife: Christine; five children.

Elder Thomas Hänni, Area Seventy

Thomas Hänni, 45, Málaga, Spain; head of sales and business development, NTest Inc.; currently serving as president of the Granada Spain Stake; former bishopric counselor, mission presidency clerk, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Eva María; five children.

Elder Michael J. Hess, Area Seventy

Michael J. Hess, 60, Malad, Idaho; president/chief operating officer, Hess Pumice Products; currently serving as a stake missionary preparation instructor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Danece; five children.

Elder Glenn M. Holmes, Area Seventy

Glenn M. Holmes, 58, Benoni, South Africa; group general manager and founder, Technology Access Group (Pty) Ltd.; currently serving as president of the Benoni South Africa Stake; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, stake mission presidency counselor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Mandy; four children.

Elder Richard S. Hutchins, Area Seventy

Richard S. Hutchins, 52, Gales Ferry, Connecticut; executive director, Research and Development, Pfizer Inc.; currently serving as president of the New London Connecticut Stake; former bishop, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Kelly; 10 children.

Elder Tito Ibañez, Area Seventy

Tito Ibañez, 54, Cochabamba, Bolivia; owner, glassware business; currently serving as an elders quorum presidency counselor; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Elsa; four children.

Elder Akinori Ito, Area Seventy

Akinori Ito, 52, Yokohama, Japan; manager, Japan Federation of Bar Associations; currently serving as national public affairs director; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Emi; five children.

Elder Jeremy R. Jaggi, Area Seventy

Jeremy R. Jaggi, 46, Mountain Green, Utah; managing director, HCA Investments LLC; currently serving as a stake missionary preparation instructor; former bishop, bishopric counselor, and mission president; wife: Amy; four children.

Elder Kelly R. Johnson, Area Seventy

Kelly R. Johnson, 56, Kaysville, Utah; forensic accountant/partner, Norman Townsend & Johnson; currently serving as a stake missionary preparation instructor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Terri; five children.

Elder Christopher Hyunsu Kim, Area Seventy

Christopher Hyunsu Kim, 53, Seoul, South Korea; president, Global Market, Unicity Inc.; currently serving as president of the Seoul Korea East Stake; former high councilor, stake mission president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Seongmi (Sue); four children.

Elder H. Moroni Klein, Area Seventy

H. Moroni Klein, 58, Porto Alegre, Brazil; institute director, Church Educational System; currently serving as stake Young Men president; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission presidency counselor, mission president, stake mission president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Ana; five children.

Elder ‘Inoke F. Kupu, Area Seventy

‘Inoke F. Kupu, 60; currently serving as president of the Zambia Lusaka Mission; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Moana; four children.

Elder Stephen Chee Kong Lai, Area Seventy

Stephen Chee Kong Lai, 61, Singapore, Singapore; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as a Singapore Mission presidency counselor; former district mission president, high councilor, stake mission presidency counselor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Valoy; three children.

Elder Victor D. Lattaro, Area Seventy

Victor D. Lattaro, 46, Montevideo, Uruguay; director, LABON SRL Químicos (self-employed); currently serving as president of the Montevideo Uruguay North Stake; former bishop; wife: Ana; three children.

Elder Tarmo Lepp, Area Seventy

Tarmo Lepp, 50, Saue, Estonia; project manager, Eltel Networks; currently serving as president of the Tallinn Estonia District; former branch president, district president, and mission presidency counselor; wife: Reeli; two children.

Elder Itzcoatl Lozano, Area Seventy

Itzcoatl Lozano, 54, Mixquiahuala, Mexico; owner, Pasteles Clara and Franchise of Santa Clara Ice Cream Shop; currently serving as president of the Tezontepec México Stake; former bishop, branch president, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Clara; five children.

Elder Kevin Lythgoe, Area Seventy

Kevin Lythgoe, 57, Phoenix, Arizona; physician, Dignity Health; currently serving as bishop of the Paradise Foothills YSA Ward; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Stacie; five children.

Elder Edgar P. Montes, Area Seventy

Edgar P. Montes, 44, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico; owner, auto repair business; currently serving as audit committee chairman of the Guadalajara México Bugambilias Stake; former bishop, mission presidency counselor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Minerva; three children.

Elder S. Ephraim Msane, Area Seventy

S. Ephraim Msane, 56, Sandton, South Africa; retired; currently serving as president of the Kenya Nairobi Mission; former bishopric member, branch presidency counselor, district presidency counselor, high councilor, mission presidency counselor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Nomthi; three children.

Elder Luiz C. D. Queiroz, Area Seventy

Luiz C. D. Queiroz, 51, Manaus, Brazil; owner, Super Popular; currently serving as a counselor in the Brazil Manaus Mission presidency; former branch president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Andrea; four children.

Elder Ifanomezana Rasolondraibe, Area Seventy

Ifanomezana Rasolondraibe, 47, Ambohipo, Madagascar; physician, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget; currently serving as president of the Antananarivo Madagascar Manakambahiny Stake; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Keithy; three children.

Elder Eduardo D. Resek, Area Seventy

Eduardo D. Resek, 54, Santa Fe, Argentina; dentist, self-employed; currently serving as bishop of the Mayoraz Ward; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: María Alicia; one child.

Elder Tomás G. Román, Area Seventy

Tomás G. Román, 48, Gurabo, Puerto Rico; human resources department manager, Veterans Hospital of Puerto Rico; currently serving as high councilor in the Caguas Puerto Rico Stake; former bishop; wife: Yaritza; three children.

Elder Ramon E. Sarmiento, Area Seventy

Ramon E. Sarmiento, 58; retired; currently serving as president of the Venezuela Valencia Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Mery; no children.

Elder Jonathan S. Schmitt, Area Seventy

Jonathan S. Schmitt, 46, Gilbert, Arizona; assistant vice president, Arizona State University; currently serving as a stake Missionary Preparation instructor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Alexis; four children.

Elder Vai Sikahema, Area Seventy

Vai Sikahema, 56, Mt Laurel, New Jersey; News anchor, NBC 10 Philadelphia; currently serving as president of the Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, mission presidency counselor, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Keala; four children.

Elder Denelson Silva, Area Seventy

Denelson Silva, 53; currently serving as president of the Angola Luanda Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Regina Maria; two children.

Elder Luis Spina, Area Seventy

Luis Spina, 55, Mar del Plata, Argentina; manager, MDQ Química Garbey; currently serving as elders quorum president; former bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Laura; two children.

Elder Carlos G. Süffert, Area Seventy

Carlos G. Süffert, 54, Porto Alegre, Brazil; managing partner, SPM Engenharia; currently serving as president of the Porto Alegre Brazil Partenon Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, and high councilor; wife: Rosângela; three children.

Elder Voi R. Taeoalii, Area Seventy

Voi R. Taeoalii, 56, Kapolei, Hawaii; software integration consultant, self-employed; currently serving as an institute teacher in the Makakilo Hawaii Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Ronette; four children.

 

Elder Sergio R. Vargas, Area Seventy

Sergio R. Vargas, 42, Frutillar, Chile; operations and infrastructure manager, Ventisqueros; currently serving as president of the Puerto Montt Chile Stake; former branch president and high councilor; wife: Andrea; three children.

Elder Markus Zarse, Area Seventy

Markus Zarse, 54, Lüdenscheid, Germany; director of medical clinic cardiology and angiology, Lüdenscheid; currently serving as a stake Young Men presidency counselor; former bishop, branch president, and stake president; wife: Andrea; four children.