New Area Leadership Assignments
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“New Area Leadership Assignments,” Ensign, Aug. 2004, 76–77

New Area Leadership Assignments

The First Presidency has announced changes in assignments for area leadership. The changes are effective beginning 15 August 2004.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have completed assignments as Presidents of the Philippines and Chile Areas respectively. Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will serve as President of the Europe Central Area.

Areas in the United States and Canada will now be supervised by the Presidency of the Seventy, under the direction of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. While the entire Presidency is responsible for overseeing the work in the 11 affected areas, each member of the Presidency has been assigned specific areas.

All members of Area Presidencies belong to the First or Second Quorum of the Seventy unless otherwise noted.

Presidency of the Seventy: Earl C. Tingey: 1. North America East, 2. North America Northeast; D. Todd Christofferson: 3. North America Southeast; David E. Sorensen: 4. North America Northwest, 5. North America West; Charles Didier: 6. North America Southwest; Dieter F. Uchtdorf: 7. North America Central; Merrill J. Bateman: 8. Utah North, 9. Utah Salt Lake City, 10. Utah South; John H. Groberg: 11. Idaho

12. Mexico North: Robert J. Whetten, President; Ned B. Roueché, First Counselor; Jorge A. Rojas*, Second Counselor

13. Mexico South: Craig C. Christensen, President; Clate W. Mask Jr., First Counselor; Benjamin De Hoyos*, Second Counselor

14. Central America: Spencer V. Jones, President; W. Douglas Shumway, First Counselor; E. Israel Pérez*, Second Counselor

15. South America North: Claudio R. M. Costa, President; Walter F. González, First Counselor; Roberto García*, Second Counselor

16. South America West: Carlos H. Amado, President; James M. Dunn, First Counselor; Willy F. Zuzunaga*, Second Counselor

17. Brazil North: Robert R. Steuer, President; Mervyn B. Arnold, First Counselor; Pedro J. Penha*, Second Counselor

18. Brazil South: Neil L. Andersen, President; Adhemar Damiani, First Counselor; Paulo R. Grahl*, Second Counselor

19. Chile: Francisco J. Viñas, President; Carl B. Pratt, First Counselor; Oscar W. Chavez*, Second Counselor

20. South America South: L. Whitney Clayton, President; Lynn G. Robbins, First Counselor; Carlos E. Agüero*, Second Counselor

21. Europe West: Harold G. Hillam, President; Gerald N. Lund, First Counselor; David S. Baxter*, Second Counselor

22. Europe Central: L. Tom Perry**, President; Bruce C. Hafen, First Counselor; W. Craig Zwick, Second Counselor

23. Europe East: Dennis B. Neuenschwander, President; Robert F. Orton, First Counselor; Wayne S. Peterson, Second Counselor

24. Africa West: Sheldon F. Child, President; H. Ross Workman, First Counselor; R. Conrad Schultz, Second Counselor

25. Africa Southeast: Steven E. Snow, President; Christoffel Golden Jr., First Counselor; William W. Parmley, Second Counselor

26. Asia: John B. Dickson, President; Daryl H. Garn, First Counselor; D. Allen Andersen*, Second Counselor

27. Asia North: Yoshihiko Kikuchi, President; William R. Walker, First Counselor; Won Yong Ko*, Second Counselor

28. Philippines: Richard J. Maynes, President; D. Rex Gerratt, First Counselor; David R. Stone, Second Counselor

29. Australia/New Zealand: Kenneth Johnson, President; John M. Madsen, First Counselor; Lindsay T. Dil*, Second Counselor

30. Pacific Islands: Robert K. Dellenbach, President; Dennis E. Simmons, First Counselor; Spencer J. Condie, Second Counselor

  • Area Authority Seventy

  • Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles