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New Area Leaders Assigned


“New Area Leaders Assigned,” Ensign, August 2017

News of the Church

New Area Leaders Assigned

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Ensign Magazine, 2017/08 Aug

The First Presidency has announced changes in area leadership assignments, effective on August 1, 2017.

The Seventy are called by revelation, under the direction of the First Presidency, to assist the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in their ministry throughout the world. The Presidency of the Seventy and Area Presidencies preside over geographic areas, and area leaders travel within their assigned area to teach and encourage local leaders and members of the Church.

During Christ’s mortal ministry, He called the Seventy, instructed them in a manner similar to the Twelve Apostles, and sent them out “before his face,” explaining that those who heard their voices would hear His voice (see Matthew 10:1, 16–17; Luke 10).

United States and Canada

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Clayton, L. Whitney

L. Whitney Clayton

Assists in all areas

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Christensen, Craig C.

Craig C. Christensen

Utah North

Utah Salt Lake City

Utah South

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Soares, Ulisses

Ulisses Soares

Idaho

North America Central

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Robbins, Lynn G.

Lynn G. Robbins

North America Southeast

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Gong, Gerrit W.

Gerrit W. Gong

North America Northeast

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Uceda, Juan A.

Juan A. Uceda

North America Southwest

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Kearon, Patrick

Patrick Kearon

North America Northwest

North America West

Africa Southeast

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Hamilton, Kevin S.

Kevin S. Hamilton

President

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Palmer, S. Mark

S. Mark Palmer

First Counselor

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Koch, Joni L.

Joni L. Koch

Second Counselor

Africa West

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Vinson, Terence M.

Terence M. Vinson

President

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Nash, Marcus B.

Marcus B. Nash

First Counselor

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Kacher, Larry S.

Larry S. Kacher

Second Counselor

Asia

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Funk, Randy D.

Randy D. Funk

President

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Evans, David F.

David F. Evans

First Counselor

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Meurs, Peter F.

Peter F. Meurs

Second Counselor

Asia North

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Gay, Robert C.

Robert C. Gay

President

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Yamashita, Kazuhiko

Kazuhiko Yamashita

First Counselor

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Choi, Yoon Hwan

Yoon Hwan Choi

Second Counselor

Brazil

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Aidukaitis, Marcos A.

Marcos A. Aidukaitis

President

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Bassett, W. Mark

W. Mark Bassett

First Counselor

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Costa, Joaquin E.

Joaquin E. Costa

Second Counselor

Caribbean

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Gonzalez, Walter F.

Walter F. González

President

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Zivic, Claudio D.

Claudio D. Zivic

First Counselor

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Alonso, Jose L.

Jose L. Alonso

Second Counselor

Central America

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Ochoa, Adrian

Adrián Ochoa

President

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Zeballos, Jorge F.

Jorge F. Zeballos

First Counselor

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Cordon, Valeri V.

Valeri V. Cordón

Second Counselor

Europe

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Paul V. Johnson

Paul V. Johnson

President

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Sabin, Gary B.

Gary B. Sabin

First Counselor

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De Feo, Massimo

Massimo De Feo

Second Counselor

Europe East

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Martino, James B.

James B. Martino

President

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Golden, Christoffel Jr.

Christoffel Golden

First Counselor

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Samaykin, Alexey V.

Alexey V. Samaykin*

Second Counselor

Mexico

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Pieper, Paul B.

Paul B. Pieper

President

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Valenzuela, Arnulfo

Arnulfo Valenzuela

First Counselor

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Pino, Rafael D.

Rafael E. Pino

Second Counselor

Middle East/Africa North

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Andersen, Wilford W.

Wilford W. Andersen

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Perkins, Anthony D.

Anthony D. Perkins

Administered from Church headquarters

Pacific

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Haleck, O. Vincent

O. Vincent Haleck

President

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Cardon, Craig A.

Craig A. Cardon

First Counselor

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Ardern, Ian S.

Ian S. Ardern

Second Counselor

Philippines

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Bowen, Shayne M.

Shayne M. Bowen

President

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Haynie, Allen D.

Allen D. Haynie

First Counselor

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Schmutz, Evan A.

Evan A. Schmutz

Second Counselor

South America Northwest

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Godoy, Carlos A.

Carlos A. Godoy

President

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Falabella, Enrique R.

Enrique R. Falabella

First Counselor

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Montoya, Hugo

Hugo Montoya

Second Counselor

South America South

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Teixeira, Jose A.

José A. Teixeira

President

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Packer, Allan F.

Allan F. Packer

First Counselor

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Bragg, Mark A.

Mark A. Bragg

Second Counselor

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