“Changes in Seventy Leadership,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 105
Church members sustained at general conference three new members to the Presidency of the Seventy: Elders D. Todd Christofferson, Marlin K. Jensen, and David E. Sorensen (see pp. 21, 56–57). The three vacancies in the Presidency of the Seventy were created by the release of Elder Monte J. Brough, who now serves as President of the North America Southeast Area and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and the releases of Elders W. Eugene Hansen and Jack H Goaslind, who were given emeritus status at conference. Continuing to serve in the Presidency of the Seventy are Elders L. Aldin Porter, Joe J. Christensen, Harold G. Hillam, and Earl C. Tingey.
In addition to Elders Hansen and Goaslind, Elders Ronald E. Poelman and James M. Paramore were given emeritus status during conference. Elder Paramore was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1977 and served in the Presidency of the Seventy from 1987 to 1993. Elder Goaslind was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1978 and recently served in the Presidency of the Seventy and as Young Men general president. Elder Poelman was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1978 and has served twice in the Sunday School general presidency. Elder Hansen was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989 and recently served in the Presidency of the Seventy.
Also sustained at conference was a change in the Sunday School general presidency. Elder Harold G. Hillam continues as Sunday School general president, with previous second counselor Elder Neil L. Andersen sustained as first counselor and Elder John H. Groberg sustained as second counselor. Previously serving as first counselor was Elder Glenn L. Pace, now serving in the Africa West Area Presidency.
With the release of Elder Jack H Goaslind as Young Men general president, Elder Robert K. Dellenbach, previously first counselor, was called as Young Men general president. The previous second counselor, Elder F. Melvin Hammond, was called as first counselor, and Elder John M. Madsen was called as second counselor.