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October 2019 General Conference

Leadership Changes Announced at October 2019 General Conference

Five new Area Seventies called

President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the following changes to Church leadership at the Saturday afternoon session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference.

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

The following Area Seventies were released:

  • Julio C. Acosta
  • Blake R. Alder
  • Alain L. Allard
  • Omar A. Alvarez
  • Taiichi Aoba
  • Carlos F. Arredondo
  • Aley K. Auna Jr.
  • Grant C. Bennett
  • Michael H. Bourne
  • Rómulo V. Cabrera
  • Wilson B. Calderón
  • Hernando Camargo
  • José C. F. Campos
  • Nicolás Castañeda
  • Walter Chatora
  • Zeno Chow
  • Robert J. Dudfield
  • J. Kevin Ence
  • Meliula M. Fata
  • K. Mark Frost
  • Claude R. Gamiette
  • Maurício G. Gonzaga
  • Leonard D. Greer
  • Jose L. Isaguirre
  • Tae Gul Jung
  • Sergio L. Krasnoselsky
  • Milan F. Kunz
  • Bryan R. Larsen
  • G. Kenneth Lee
  • Geraldo Lima
  • W. Jean-Pierre Lono
  • Khumbulani Mdletshe
  • Dale H. Munk
  • Norman R. Nemrow
  • Yutaka Onda
  • Wolfgang Pilz
  • Raimundo Pacheco De Pinho
  • Gennady N. Podvodov
  • Abraham E. Quero
  • Marco A. Rais
  • Steven K. Randall
  • Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza
  • Edwin A. Sexton
  • Raúl H. Spitale
  • C. Walter Treviño
  • 'Aisake K. Tukuafu
  • Juan A. Urra
  • Raul S. Villanueva
  • Leonard Woo

And the following men were called as Area Seventies:

Michel J. Carter, 65, Lac-Brome, Canada; retired; Montreal Quebec Temple president; former bishop, counselor in a bishopric, branch president, high councilor, counselor in a mission presidency, mission president and stake president. Wife, Danielle D.; five children.

Alfred Kyungu, 52, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Church Family History Manager; recently released as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission; former counselor in a bishopric, high councilor and counselor in a stake presidency. Wife, Lucie; three children.

R. Pepper Murray, 60, Bountiful, Utah; Orthopedic Surgeon, self-employed; Salt Lake Married Student 2nd Stake president; former bishop, high councilor and counselor in a stake presidency. Wife, Rachelle; three children.

Ryan K. Olsen , 44, Salt Lake City, Utah; Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Moreton & Company; recently released as president of the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission; former bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, stake mission president and stake president. Wife, Julie; four children.

Iotua Tune, 60, Taborio, Kiribati; MLS Coordinator, Presiding Bishopric Office, Temporal Affairs; first counselor of the Marshall Islands/Kiribati Mission presidency; former bishop, branch president, district president and stake president. Wife, Maii Toanimatang; seven children.

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