New Area Leadership Assignments

    “New Area Leadership Assignments,” Liahona, Oct. 2005, N1–N2

    New Area Leadership Assignments

    The First Presidency has announced changes in assignments for area leadership. The changes are effective beginning August 15, 2005.

    Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has completed an assignment as President of the Europe Central Area. Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Ronald A. Rasband have been called to serve in the Presidency of the Seventy.

    All members of Area Presidencies belong to the First or Second Quorum of the Seventy unless otherwise noted.

    Presidency of the Seventy: Earl C. Tingey: 1. North America East, 2. North America Northeast; D. Todd Christofferson: 3. North America Southeast; Charles Didier: 4. North America Southwest; Merrill J. Bateman: 5. Utah North, 6. Utah Salt Lake City, 7. Utah South; Robert C. Oaks: 8. North America Central; Neil L. Andersen: 9. Idaho; Ronald A. Rasband: 10. North America Northwest, 11. North America West

    12. Mexico North: Robert J. Whetten, President; C. Scott Grow, First Counselor; Jorge A. Rojas*, Second Counselor

    13. Mexico South: Craig C. Christensen, President; Clate W. Mask, First Counselor; Marco A. Cardenas*, Second Counselor

    14. Central America: Spencer V. Jones, President; W. Douglas Shumway, First Counselor; Jose E. Boza*, Second Counselor

    15. South America North: Claudio R. M. Costa, President; Benjamin De Hoyos, First Counselor; César A. Dávila*, Second Counselor

    16. South America West: Carlos H. Amado, President; James M. Dunn, First Counselor; Willy F. Zuzunaga*, Second Counselor

    17. Brazil North: Robert R. Steuer, President; Walter F. González, First Counselor; Pedro J. Penha*, Second Counselor

    18. Brazil South: Mervyn B. Arnold, President; Ulisses Soares, First Counselor; Paulo R. Grahl*, Second Counselor

    19. Chile: Francisco J. Viñas, President; Carl B. Pratt, First Counselor; Oscar W. Chavez*, Second Counselor

    20. South America South: L. Whitney Clayton, President; Lynn G. Robbins, First Counselor; Fernando D. Ortega*, Second Counselor

    21. Europe West: Gerald N. Lund, President; Kenneth Johnson, First Counselor; David S. Baxter*, Second Counselor

    22. Europe Central: Bruce C. Hafen, President; W. Craig Zwick, First Counselor; Wolfgang H. Paul, Second Counselor

    23. Europe East: Dennis B. Neuenschwander, President; Wayne S. Peterson, First Counselor; Paul B. Pieper, Second Counselor

    24. Africa West: Sheldon F. Child, President; Lowell M. Snow, First Counselor; Adesina J. Olukanni*, Second Counselor

    25. Africa Southeast: Christoffel Golden Jr., President; William W. Parmley, First Counselor; Allen P. Young*, Second Counselor

    26. Asia: Daryl H. Garn, President; Donald L. Hallstrom, First Counselor; D. Allen Andersen*, Second Counselor

    27. Asia North: William R. Walker, President; David F. Evans, First Counselor; Won Yong Ko, Second Counselor

    28. Philippines: Richard J. Maynes, President; D. Rex Gerratt, First Counselor; Remus G. Villarete*, Second Counselor

    29. Australia: David R. Stone, President; Paul K. Sybrowsky, First Counselor; John R. Gibson*, Second Counselor

    30. New Zealand/Pacific Islands: Spencer J. Condie, President; H. Bruce Stucki, First Counselor; Richard H. Winkel, Second Counselor