Leader Biography

Elder Ciro Schmeil

Elder Ciro Schmeil was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2020, at age 48. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a branch president. He served as an Area Seventy and a member of the Seventh Quorum of the Seventy in Brazil from 2013 to 2016 and a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Central Area from 2016 to 2017.


Elder Schmeil received a bachelor of arts degree in architectural studies from the University of Utah in 1995. In 2010 he received a master of business administration degree from Ohio University. He has worked in Walmart’s corporate office in several positions, including director of real estate and vice president. He has also worked as chief operating officer of Scopel and general manager of Cia City. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he had been working as head of real estate for JBS S.A.

Elder Schmeil has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Utah Ogden Mission, elders quorum president, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and branch president.

Ciro Schmeil was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, on April 16, 1971. He married Alessandra Machado Louza in 1994. They are the parents of two children.

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