“Changes in Seventy, Young Men, Sunday School,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 126–27
Changes in the Presidency of the Seventy previously announced in June 2001 were sustained by Church members during the Saturday afternoon session of conference. In addition, 9 members of the Seventy were released, 24 Area Authority Seventies were released, 3 new Area Authority Seventies were called, and the presidencies of the Sunday School and Young Men were reorganized.
Elder Charles Didier and Elder Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. were sustained as new members of the Presidency of the Seventy, replacing Elder L. Aldin Porter and Elder Marlin K. Jensen. Elder Porter was released and given emeritus status, and Elder Jensen was called in August 2001 to serve in the Europe Central Area Presidency.
Elder Samuelson was sustained as the new Sunday School general president, with Elder John H. Groberg and Elder Richard J. Maynes as counselors. Elder Jensen was released as Sunday School general president, with his counselors, Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder John H. Groberg.
Elder F. Melvin Hammond of the Seventy was sustained as the new Young Men general president, with Elder Glenn L. Pace and Elder Spencer J. Condie as counselors. Elder Robert K. Dellenbach, who had been serving as Young Men general president, was called to serve in the Pacific Islands Area Presidency in August. He was released at this conference with his counselor, Elders Hammond and Elder John M. Madsen.
Along with Elder Porter, Elder John K. Carmack, Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, Elder L. Lionel Kendrick, and Elder Rex D. Pinegar were released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and given emeritus status.
Also released as General Authorities were four members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy: Elder Richard E. Cook, Elder Wayne M. Hancock, Elder Richard B. Wirthlin, and Elder Ray H. Wood.