Juan A. Uceda was born in Lima, Peru on July 10, 1953. He married Maria Isabel Bendezú in March 1979. They are the parents of five children.
He was educated in Peru. He enrolled at José Carlos Mariátegui Institute in Lima, where he studied accounting and public relations. He also studied business administration at the Centro Andino de G.E. Institute. He is a graduate of San Luis Gonzaga University, where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
Since joining the Church in 1972, he has served in numerous callings, including full-time missionary in the Lima Peru Mission, stake Sunday School presidency, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, president of the Lima Peru North Mission (1992–1995), and Area Seventy.
Elder Juan A. Uceda was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on April 1, 2017. He served previously as a counselor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency (2010–2013), President of the South America Northwest Area (2013–2016), Assistant Executive Director to the Missionary Department, Area Assistant to the North America Southeast Area, and President of the Central America Area (2017–2020). He also served with the North America Southwest Area and assisted Elder Neil L. Andersen in supervising the Philippines and Pacific Areas. He is currently serving as an Assistant Executive Director to the Temple Department.
He worked in the Church Educational System as area director for Peru and Bolivia. He left Peru in 2003 to move to New Jersey to assist his father with their family business.