Elder Hugo Montoya was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2015. At the time of his call, he had been serving as an Area Seventy and a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the Mexico Area. He served in the South America Northwest Area Presidency and in the North America Southeast Area Presidency. He also served at Church headquarters as Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department and as a member of the Boundary and Leadership Change Committee. He is currently serving as President of the Mexico Area.
Elder Montoya has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Mexico North Mission, stake missionary work leader, Young Men president, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, assistant area auditor, and area auditor for the Mexico Area.
Elder Montoya worked at a family grape vineyard from 1975 to 1992. He worked as an institute teacher for the Church Educational System from 1988 until 1992. He also worked with Xerox from 1996 to 2015. Elder Montoya and his wife were owners of a tortilla shop and several other family businesses from 1993 to 2011.
Hugo Montoya Monroy was born in Fresno, California. He married Maria del Carmen Balvastro in 1983. They are the parents of five children.