Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has recently received several new assignments following his service as the second counselor in the First Presidency.
After the passing of President Thomas S. Monson, President Russell M. Nelson was called as the succeeding president of the Church and called President Dallin H. Oaks as his first counselor and President Henry B. Eyring as his second counselor. After serving for nearly 10 years as the second counselor, Elder Uchtdorf returned to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles after the new First Presidency was organized. Thanking Elder Uchtdorf for his service in the First Presidency, President Nelson added Elder Uchtdorf "has already received numerous assignments to which he is uniquely qualified."
According to lds.org, those assignments include serving as a chair of the Missionary Executive Council, chair of the Correlation Executive Council, and becoming the primary contact for the Europe and Europe East Areas.
Elder Ucthdorf will "represent the Office of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve in his capacity as chair of the Missionary Executive Council, where he will direct the global operation of all missionary activities of the Church," according to lds.org. He will also review and approve all Church materials and products as part of his role as chair of the Correlation Executive Council. Elder Uchtdorf also has had experience serving in Church leadership roles in Europe prior to his calling as an apostle.
In a recent Facebook post, Elder Uchtdorf responded to his concerns about his assignments and responsibilities as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, sharing, "I know that God is in charge. HE is at the helm. HE wants us to serve wherever we are in this beautiful worldwide Church. No matter where we are on this planet and to whichever calling we are assigned, let us do our best to serve God and our fellowman."