2018
Area Presidency Assignments


“Area Presidency Assignments,” Ensign, August 2018

News of the Church

Area Presidency Assignments

North American Areas Now Overseen by Area Presidencies

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Ensign Magazine, 2018/08 Aug

The First Presidency has announced that areas in the United States and Canada—previously overseen by members of the Presidency of the Seventy—will be administered by Area Presidencies. This change will be effective August 1.

“The creation of Area Presidencies for the United States and Canada is an important step forward,” said President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “It allows these Brethren to focus on the specific needs of each region, providing counsel and direction to regional and local leaders. It also gives the Presidency of the Seventy greater capacity to assist the Quorum of the Twelve in their work and fulfill other assignments.”

United States and Canada

Idaho/North America Central

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Andersen, Wilford W.

Wilford W. Andersen

President

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Nielsen, S. Gifford

S. Gifford Nielsen

First Counselor

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Taylor, Brian K.

Brian K. Taylor

Second Counselor

North America Northeast

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Bennett, Randall K.

Randall K. Bennett

President

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Hamilton, Kevin S.

Kevin S. Hamilton

First Counselor

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Haynie, Allen D.

Allen D. Haynie

Second Counselor

North America Northwest/West

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Pearson, Kevin W.

Kevin W. Pearson

President

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Whiting, Scott D.

Scott D. Whiting

First Counselor

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Klebingat, Jorg

Jörg Klebingat

Second Counselor

North America Southeast

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Costa, Claudio R. M.

Claudio R. M. Costa

President

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Bowen, Shayne M.

Shayne M. Bowen

First Counselor

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Stanfill, Vern P.

Vern P. Stanfill

Second Counselor

North America Southwest

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Robbins, Lynn G.

Lynn G. Robbins

President

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Pieper, Paul B.

Paul B. Pieper

First Counselor

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Ochoa, Adrian

Adrián Ochoa

Second Counselor

Utah

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Christensen, Craig C.

Craig C. Christensen

President

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Curtis, LeGrand R. Jr.

LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.

First Counselor

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Funk, Randy D.

Randy D. Funk

Second Counselor

Outside United States and Canada

Africa Southeast

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Palmer, S. Mark

S. Mark Palmer

President

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Sitati, Joseph W.

Joseph W. Sitati

First Counselor

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Koch, Joni L.

Joni L. Koch

Second Counselor

Africa West

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Nash, Marcus B.

Marcus B. Nash

President

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Kacher, Larry S.

Larry S. Kacher

First Counselor

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Dube, Edward

Edward Dube

Second Counselor

Asia

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Evans, David F.

David F. Evans

President

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Meurs, Peter F.

Peter F. Meurs

First Counselor

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Elder David P. Homer Official Portrait

David P. Homer

Second Counselor

Asia North

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Choi, Yoon Hwan

Yoon Hwan Choi

President

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Yamashita, Kazuhiko

Kazuhiko Yamashita

First Counselor

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Takashi Wada Official Portrait

Takashi Wada

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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Parrella, Adilson de Paula

Adilson de Paula Parrella

Second Counselor

Caribbean

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Gonzalez, Walter F.

Walter F. González

President

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Alonso, Jose L.

Jose L. Alonso

First Counselor

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Gavarret, Eduardo

Eduardo Gavarret

Second Counselor

Central America

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Uceda, Juan A.

Juan A. Uceda

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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Valenzuela, Arnulfo

Arnulfo Valenzuela

President

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Pino, Rafael D.

Rafael E. Pino

First Counselor

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Pingree, John C. Jr.

John C. Pingree Jr.

Second Counselor

Middle East/Africa North

Administered from Church headquarters

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Andersen, Wilford W.

Wilford W. Andersen

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Perkins, Anthony D.

Anthony D. Perkins

Pacific

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Haleck, O. Vincent

O. Vincent Haleck

President

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Ardern, Ian S.

Ian S. Ardern

First Counselor

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Nattress, K. Brett

K. Brett Nattress

Second Counselor

Philippines

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Schmutz, Evan A.

Evan A. Schmutz

President

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Teh, Michael John U.

Michael John U. Teh

First Counselor

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Taniela B. Wakolo

Taniela B. Wakolo

Second Counselor

South America Northwest

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Falabella, Enrique R.

Enrique R. Falabella

President

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Montoya, Hugo

Hugo Montoya

First Counselor

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Mathias Held Official Portrait

Mathias Held

Second Counselor

South America South

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De Hoyos, Benjamin

Benjamín De Hoyos

President

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Bragg, Mark A.

Mark A. Bragg

First Counselor

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Elder Juan Pablo Villar Official Portrait

Juan Pablo Villar

Second Counselor

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