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“Area Presidency Assignments,” Ensign, August 2018

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Area Presidency Assignments

North American Areas Now Overseen by Area Presidencies

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

Andersen, Wilford W.

Wilford W. Andersen

President

Nielsen, S. Gifford

S. Gifford Nielsen

First Counselor

Taylor, Brian K.

Brian K. Taylor

Second Counselor

North America Northeast

Bennett, Randall K.

Randall K. Bennett

President

Hamilton, Kevin S.

Kevin S. Hamilton

First Counselor

Haynie, Allen D.

Allen D. Haynie

Second Counselor

North America Northwest/West

Pearson, Kevin W.

Kevin W. Pearson

President

Whiting, Scott D.

Scott D. Whiting

First Counselor

Klebingat, Jorg

Jörg Klebingat

Second Counselor

North America Southeast

Costa, Claudio R. M.

Claudio R. M. Costa

President

Bowen, Shayne M.

Shayne M. Bowen

First Counselor

Stanfill, Vern P.

Vern P. Stanfill

Second Counselor

North America Southwest

Robbins, Lynn G.

Lynn G. Robbins

President

Pieper, Paul B.

Paul B. Pieper

First Counselor

Ochoa, Adrian

Adrián Ochoa

Second Counselor

Utah

Christensen, Craig C.

Craig C. Christensen

President

Curtis, LeGrand R. Jr.

LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.

First Counselor

Funk, Randy D.

Randy D. Funk

Second Counselor

Outside United States and Canada

Africa Southeast

Palmer, S. Mark

S. Mark Palmer

President

Sitati, Joseph W.

Joseph W. Sitati

First Counselor

Koch, Joni L.

Joni L. Koch

Second Counselor

Africa West

Nash, Marcus B.

Marcus B. Nash

President

Kacher, Larry S.

Larry S. Kacher

First Counselor

Dube, Edward

Edward Dube

Second Counselor

Asia

Evans, David F.

David F. Evans

President

Meurs, Peter F.

Peter F. Meurs

First Counselor

Elder David P. Homer Official Portrait

David P. Homer

Second Counselor

Asia North

Choi, Yoon Hwan

Yoon Hwan Choi

President

Yamashita, Kazuhiko

Kazuhiko Yamashita

First Counselor

Elder Takashi Wada Official Portrait

Takashi Wada

Second Counselor

Brazil

Aidukaitis, Marcos A.

Marcos A. Aidukaitis

President

Bassett, W. Mark

W. Mark Bassett

First Counselor

Parrella, Adilson de Paula

Adilson de Paula Parrella

Second Counselor

Caribbean

Gonzalez, Walter F.

Walter F. González

President

Alonso, Jose L.

Jose L. Alonso

First Counselor

Gavarret, Eduardo

Eduardo Gavarret

Second Counselor

Central America

Uceda, Juan A.

Juan A. Uceda

President

Zeballos, Jorge F.

Jorge F. Zeballos

First Counselor

Cordon, Valeri V.

Valeri V. Cordón

Second Counselor

Europe

Paul V. Johnson

Paul V. Johnson

President

Sabin, Gary B.

Gary B. Sabin

First Counselor

De Feo, Massimo

Massimo De Feo

Second Counselor

Europe East

Martino, James B.

James B. Martino

President

Golden, Christoffel Jr.

Christoffel Golden

First Counselor

Samaykin, Alexey V.

Alexey V. Samaykin*

Second Counselor

Mexico

Valenzuela, Arnulfo

Arnulfo Valenzuela

President

Pino, Rafael D.

Rafael E. Pino

First Counselor

Pingree, John C. Jr.

John C. Pingree Jr.

Second Counselor

Middle East/Africa North

Administered from Church headquarters

Andersen, Wilford W.

Wilford W. Andersen

Perkins, Anthony D.

Anthony D. Perkins

Pacific

Haleck, O. Vincent

O. Vincent Haleck

President

Ardern, Ian S.

Ian S. Ardern

First Counselor

Nattress, K. Brett

K. Brett Nattress

Second Counselor

Philippines

Schmutz, Evan A.

Evan A. Schmutz

President

Teh, Michael John U.

Michael John U. Teh

First Counselor

Taniela B. Wakolo

Taniela B. Wakolo

Second Counselor

South America Northwest

Falabella, Enrique R.

Enrique R. Falabella

President

Montoya, Hugo

Hugo Montoya

First Counselor

Elder Mathias Held Official Portrait

Mathias Held

Second Counselor

South America South

De Hoyos, Benjamin

Benjamín De Hoyos

President

Bragg, Mark A.

Mark A. Bragg

First Counselor

Elder Juan Pablo Villar Official Portrait

Juan Pablo Villar

Second Counselor