“Appointments,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 109
The First Presidency has announced the calling of 15 new Area Authorities to assist various Area Presidencies, bringing the total of Area Authorities to 133.
Following are the areas and number of new Area Authorities called: two in the Brazil Area, one in the Central America Area, three in the Chile Area, one in the Mexico South Area, one in the North America Northeast Area, one in the Pacific Area, one in the South America North Area, three in the South America South Area, one in the Utah North Area, and one in the Utah South Area.
Inasmuch as Area Authorities serve in specific ecclesiastical areas of the Church and speak many different languages, Church magazines that serve members in each specific area announce the names of the Area Authorities called there. Below are Area Authorities called in areas served by the Ensign:
J. Willard Marriott Jr. of Bethesda, Maryland, to serve in the North America Northeast Area; Victor D. Cave of West Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia, to serve in the Pacific Area; Jon M. Huntsman of Salt Lake City, Utah, to serve in the Utah North Area; and James G. Larkin of St. George, Utah, to serve in the Utah South Area.