We are so excited to hear about the calls of Elder W. Mark Bassett, Elder Mark A. Bragg, Elder Weatherford T. Clayton, Elder Valeri V. Cordón, Elder Joaquin E. Costa, Elder Massimo De Feo, Elder Peter F. Meurs, Elder K. Brett Nattress, Elder S. Mark Palmer, Elder Gary B. Sabin, and Elder Evan A. Schmutz. Learn more about them at Mormon Newsroom.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calls of 11 new General Authority Seventies and 62 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2016 general conference.
General Authority Seventies serve in the Presidency of the Seventy, in Area Presidencies, and in other headquarters administrative functions. Under the direction of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, they travel frequently to meet with and teach Church leaders, missionaries, and members of the Church in local congregations.
General Authority Seventies have authority to serve anywhere in the world. Area Seventies' authority is generally limited to the area where they serve.