News Release

Leadership Changes Announced at October 2018 General Conference

Seven General Authority Seventies released

President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency announced the following changes to Church leadership at the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

General Authority Seventies

The following General Authority Seventies were released and given emeritus status:

Mervyn B. Arnold
Craig A. Cardon
Larry J. Echo Hawk
C. Scott Grow
Allan F. Packer
Gregory A. Schwitzer
Claudio D. Zivic

And the following General Authority Seventy was sustained:

Brook P. Hales

Area Seventies

The following Area Seventies were released:

B. Sergio Antunes
Alan C. Batt
R. Randall Bluth
Hans T. Boom
Fernando E. Calderón
H. Marcelo Cardus
Paul R. Coward
Marion B. De Antuñano
Robert A. Dryden
Daniel F. Dunnigan
Jeffrey D. Erekson
Mervyn C. Giddey
João Roberto Grahl
Richard K. Hansen
Todd B. Hansen
Michael R. Jensen
Daniel W. Jones
Steven O. Laing
Axel H. Leimer
Tasara Makasi
Alvin F. Meredith III
Adonay S. Obando
Katsuyuki Otahara
Fred A. Parker
José C. Pineda
Gary S. Price
Miguel A. Reyes
Alfredo L. Salas
Netzahualcoyotl Salinas
Michael L. Southward
G. Lawrence Spackman
William H. Stoddard
Stephen E. Thompson
David J. Thomson
George J. Tobias
Jacques A. Van Reenen
Raul Edgardo A. Vicencio
Keith P. Walker
Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah

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