2020
Leadership Changes Announced
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Leadership Changes Announced

During the October 2020 general conference, a new member of the Presidency of the Seventy, a new General Authority Seventy, a new member of the Presiding Bishopric, and four new Area Seventies were announced.

Elder Brent H. Nielson was sustained as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, following the release of Elder L. Whitney Clayton, who was granted emeritus status. Elder Patrick Kearon now serves as Senior President of the Seventy, the position formerly held by Elder Clayton.

Elder Dean M. Davies was sustained as a General Authority Seventy, following his release as First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. Bishop W. Christopher Waddell was sustained to replace Elder Davies as the First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, and Bishop L. Todd Budge, who was released as a General Authority Seventy, was sustained as Second Counselor (the position formerly held by Bishop Waddell).

Elder Enrique Falabella and Elder Richard J. Maynes were also released as General Authority Seventies and granted emeritus status.

Biographies of selected leaders are found starting on this page. The release of 47 Area Seventies and the callings of four Area Seventies were also announced (see page 30).