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New Young Men General Presidency and Other General Authorities Announced during April 2020 Conference

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calls of nine new General Authority Seventies and 58 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2020 general conference. He also announced a new Young Men General Presidency to replace Brother Stephen W. Owen, Brother Douglas D. Holmes and Brother M. Joseph Brough, who have served as a presidency for five years. Brother Steven J. Lund is the new president, with Brother Ahmad Corbitt and Brother Bradley (Brad) R. Wilcox as his counselors.

Below are links to biographical information for the new leaders:

New General Authority Seventies

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. They have authority to serve anywhere in the world, while the authority of Area Seventies is generally limited to the area where they serve.

Elder Jorge T. Becerra

Jorge Eduardo Torres Becerra, 57, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an investment adviser for Intermountain Financial Partners at the time of this call. He and his wife, Debbie Ilene Schneberger, are the parents of five children.

Elder Matthew S. Holland

Matthew Scott Holland, 53, was born in Provo, Utah. Elder Holland worked as an educator, including time as a university president. He was serving as president of the North Carolina Raleigh Mission at the time of this call. He and his wife, Paige Anita Bateman, are the parents of four children.

Elder William K. Jackson

William King Jackson, 64, was born in Washington, D.C. A medical doctor by profession, he was serving most recently as medical director of Valley Family Health Care. He and his wife, Ann Kesler, are the parents of eight children.

Elder Jeremy R. Jaggi

Jeremy Robert Jaggi, 47, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. A business professional, he most recently headed the west sales region of Alkermes Inc. and managed commercial real estate at HCA Investments LLC. He and his wife, Amy Anne Stewart, are the parents of four children.

Elder Kelly R. Johnson

Kelly Ray Johnson, 57, was born in Ogden, Utah. At the time of this call, he was a forensic accountant and partner for Norman, Townsend & Johnson, LLC. He and his wife Teressa Lynn Bartrum are the parents of five children.

Elder Thierry K. Mutombo

Thierry Kasuangi Mutombo, 44, was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. A business management graduate, he most recently worked as manager of the Church’s Family History Department in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He and his wife, Tshayi Nathalie Sinda, are the parents of six children.

Elder Adeyinka A. Ojediran

Adeyinka Ayodeji Ojediran, 52, was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has worked as a finance and administrative manager for the Quadrant Company, Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC and, most recently, for Shell Nigeria. He and his wife Olufunmilayo Omolola Akinbebije are the parents of one child.

Elder Ciro Schmeil

Ciro Schmeil, 48, was born in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. His business career has included time with Walmart’s corporate office, chief operating officer of Scopel, general manager of Cia City and, most recently, head of real estate for JBS S.A. He and his wife, Alessandra Machado Louza, are the parents of two children.

Elder Moisés Villanueva

Moisés Villanueva, 53, was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. At the time of this call, he was working as chief executive officer of SERTEXA. He and his wife, Leticia Ávalos Lozano, are the parents of three children.

New Young Men General Presidency

The Young Men presidency provides instruction and encouragement in living the gospel of Jesus Christ for male Church members ages 12 through 18. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help guide and support the young men of the Church.

Brother Steven J. Lund

Brother Steven J. Lund, 66, was raised in Santa Rosa and Long Beach, California. He is executive chairman of the board of directors of a Utah-based cosmetics company. He also serves as a regent of the Utah System of Higher Education. He and his wife, Kalleen, are the parents of four children and nine grandchildren.

Brother Ahmad Corbitt

Brother Ahmad S. Corbitt, 57, was born in Philadelphia. He currently works for the Church’s Missionary Department. He and his wife, Jayne, have six children and 11 grandchildren.

Brother Bradley R. Wilcox

Brother Bradley R. (Brad) Wilcox, 60, was born in Provo, Utah. He is currently a professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Deborah Gunnell, are parents of four children and eight grandchildren.

58 New Area Seventies

Jay D. Andersen, 47, Gilbert, Arizona; principal/director, Andersen Capital Partners; currently serving as stake Missionary Preparation teacher; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Cindy; seven children.

Faapito Auapaau, 47, American Samoa; Samoa multipack operations manager, Starkist Samoa Co.; currently serving as president of the Pago Pago Samoa Mapusaga Stake; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Irva; four children.

Frederick K. Balli Jr., 63, Centennial, Colorado; real estate investment, self-employed; currently serving as Sunday School teacher in the Centennial Ward; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Robyn; five children.

Kevin W. Birch, 56, Westerville, Ohio; regional assistant vice president, CNA Surety Corporation; currently serving as a mission leader in the Westerville Ward; former bishop and stake president; wife: Kimberly; two children.

John W. Boswell III, 57, Bountiful, Utah; director of finding, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as a member of the Utah Hispanic Initiative Committee; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Susan; five children.

J. Francisco Bührer, 44, Campinas, Brazil; chief financial officer, Grupo Sforza Holding; currently serving as high councilor; former bishop, district president, and mission president; wife: Sandra; two children.

Suchat Chaichana, 64, Bangkok, Thailand; managing director, ASEA REDOX (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; currently serving as president of the Bangkok Thailand Stake; former branch president, high councilor, mission presidency member, and stake presidency member; wife: Udomlak; three children.

Matthew R. Clarke, 59, Sandy, Utah; controller, BMW Financial Services; currently serving as president of the Sandy Utah Granite South Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and high councilor; wife: Janine; five children.

L. Guido Cristobal, 48, Chosica, Peru; manager of Membership and Statistical Records, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as president of the Lima Perú Campoy Stake; former bishopric member, branch president, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Marleny; four children.

Edmarc R. Dumas, 43, Talisay City, Philippines; assistant temple recorder for Cebu City Philippines Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as president of the Cebu City Philippines Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake presidency member; wife: Donna Dell; five children.

Carlos A. Gabaldón, 43, Toluca, Mexico; operations and maintenance manager of Mexico Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as elders quorum president in the Sauces Ward; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Ana Laura; four children.

M. Andrew Galt IV, 64, Suwanee, Georgia; retired; currently serving as president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and high councilor; wife: Karen; five children.

Clark G. Gilbert, 49, North Salt Lake, Utah; president, BYU–Pathway Worldwide; currently serving as Sunday School teacher in the Woodbriar Ward; former bishop and stake presidency member; wife: Christine; eight children.

Leonard D. Greer, 65, Gilbert, Arizona; attorney and shareholder, Raymond, Greer & Sassaman, P.C.; former mission president, stake president, bishop, ward Young Men president and missionary; wife: Julie; four children.

Vladislav Y. Gornostaev, 35, Moscow, Russia; video/sound producer, self-employed; currently serving as counselor in the Moscow Russia Stake presidency; former bishop; wife: Tatiana Andreevna; no children.

D. Martin Goury, 56, Lekki, Nigeria; currently serving as president of the Benin Cotonou Mission; former bishop, bishopric member, and branch president; wife: Ruth; four children.

Richard I. Heaton, 63, Provo, Utah; managing director of Priesthood and Family Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as Sunday School president in the Pleasant View 7th Ward; former bishop, branch president, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Valerie; nine children.

Broc C. Hiatt, 55, Mesa, Arizona; owner/partner, Cardon Hiatt Companies; currently serving as president of the Mesa Arizona Central Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Lori; six children.

David H. Huntsman, 52, Salt Lake City, Utah; president/chief operating officer, Huntsman Foundation; currently serving as Sunday School teacher in the St Mary’s Ward; former bishop and mission president; wife: Michelle; eight children.

Norman C. Insong, 58, Catalunan Grande, Philippines; Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as assistant area auditor of the Olongapo Coordinating Council; former bishop, branch president, district president, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Barbara; eight children.

Daniel Kabason, 48, Fafraha, Ghana; controller in the Africa West Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as counselor in the elders quorum presidency of the Adenta Second Ward; former bishop, bishopric member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Millicent Kane; one child.

Federico M. Kähnlein, 50, Cedar Hills, Utah; program manager, Evergreen Consulting Group; currently serving as activities coordinator in the Cedar Hills 16th Ward; former bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Sabrina; four children.

Jeffrey J. Kerr, 55, Chaska, Minnesota; executive vice president, U.S. Bank; currently serving as president of the Minneapolis Minnesota Stake; former bishop, high councilor, mission presidency member, and stake presidency member; wife: Deanna; three children.

Youngjoon Kwon, 49, Seoul, South Korea; professor, Seoul National University; currently serving as president of the Seoul Korea South Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and high councilor; wife: Yeonshin; four children.

David G. LaFrance, 51, Ontario, Canada; owner and principal, DGL Consulting; currently serving as president of the Oshawa Ontario Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake presidency member; wife: Lori Dawn; six children.

Ricardo C. Leite, 55, São Paulo, Brazil; founding partner, Cerqueira Leite Advogados Associados; currently serving as high councilor in the Dunas Stake; former bishop, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Cristiane; three children.

Marcelo Louza, 52, São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil; Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as branch president in the Brazil São Paulo MTC; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Andrea; two children.

Jose G. Manarin, 63, Marikina City, Philippines; real estate broker, self-employed; currently serving as president of the Marikina Philippines Stake; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Alice; seven children.

Jeremiah J. Morgan, 49, Kansas City, Missouri; deputy attorney general, State of Missouri; currently serving as public affairs specialist in the Missouri Independence Area Coordinating Council; former bishop, bishopric counselor member, branch president, high councilor, stake mission presidency member, and stake president; wife: Rebecca; five children.

Mark A. Mortensen, 51, Irvine, California; chief executive officer, Salus Homecare; currently serving as Missionary Preparation teacher in the Irvine California Stake; former bishopric member, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Kristina; six children.

Eduardo F. Ortega, 42, Huixquilucan, Mexico; real estate director, American Express; currently serving as elders quorum president in the Interlomas Ward; former bishop and stake presidency member; wife: Gabriela; three children.

Nathan D. Pace, 54, Medina, New York; attorney/partner, Mack & Pace; currently serving as president of the Buffalo New York Stake; former bishop and bishopric member; wife: Margaret; six children.

Michael M. Packer, 54, Rexburg, Idaho; physician, self-employed (Seasons Family Medical); currently serving as president of the Rexburg Idaho East Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake presidency member; wife: Shannon; four children.

Omar I. Palacios, 48, Las Vegas, Nevada; managing partner/chief financial officer, Zephyr Partner Solutions; currently serving as counselor in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission presidency; former bishop, bishopric member, and high councilor; wife: Virginia; three children.

Jorge W. Pérez, 48, Chiguayante, Chile; temple recorder for Concepción Chile Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as counselor in the bishopric of the Chiguayante Ward; former bishop, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Graciela Agustina; five children.

Kyrylo Pokhylko, 44, Kyiv, Ukraine; currently serving as president of the Baltic Mission; former branch president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Elena; two children.

Sergio A. Poncio, 47, El Frutal, Guatemala; leader and member support coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as counselor in a branch presidency at the Guatemala City MTC; former bishop, mission president, and stake president; wife: Jessica; two children.

Arthur Rascon, 57, Houston, Texas; reporter/international correspondent, ABC-TV/Disney, Houston; currently serving as president of the Houston Texas Summerwood Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission presidency member, stake mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Patti; seven children

Miguel A. Reynoso, 57, Poza Rica de Hidalgo, Mexico; Seminaries and Institutes coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as bishop of the Veintisiete de Septiembre Ward; former bishopric member, branch president, high councilor, mission presidency member, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Gabriela; three children.

Gustavo G. Rezende, 38, Goiânia, Brazil; chief executive officer, GR Group; currently serving as president of the Goiânia Brazil Stake; former bishop and high councilor; wife: Natasha; three children.

Robert G. Rivarola, 53, Asunción, Paraguay; head of Presidential Medical Department, National Army of Paraguay; currently serving as coordinator of the Temple Open House and Rededication Committee for the Asunción Paraguay Temple; former stake presidency member and stake president; wife: Maria; three children.

Tonga J. Sai, 46, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; pilote import export, Abidjan Terminal Bollore of Abidjan Sea Port; currently serving as president of the Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire Niangon Central Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, branch presidency member, and high councilor; wife: Dorothee; five children.

Luciano Sankari, 44, Curitiba, Brazil; psychiatrist, Araucária; recently released as president of the Curitiba Brazil Novo Mundo Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake mission president; wife: Aline Mendes; three children.

Rosendo Santos, 61, Magdalena, Peru; institute director, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as high councilor in the Magdalena Stake; former bishop, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Maria del Rosario; four children.

Henry Savstrom, 44, Hachioji, Japan; human resource manager of the Asia North Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as president of the Machida Japan Stake; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Junko; five children.

J. Matthew Scott, 48, Chesterfield, Virginia; president/chief executive officer, Unified Health Group; currently serving as assistant clerk in the James River YSA Branch; former bishop, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Allyson; four children.

James E. Slaughter, 54, Bakersfield, California; dentist, self-employed; currently serving as service mission leader in the California Bakersfield Service Missionary Area; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Lisa; four children.

Robert T. Smith, 59, Salt Lake City, Utah; professor in the Church History and Doctrine Department, Brigham Young University; recently released as president of the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake mission president; wife: Kristine; eight children.

Ricardo A. Spencer, 40, Santiago, Chile; security sales executive, Micro Focus; currently serving as counselor in the Chile Santiago South Mission presidency; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Kriss; five children.

Colin C. Stauffer, 51, Heber City, Utah; managing director/partner/head of client services in Latin America, Portfolio Advisors; currently serving as deacons quorum adviser in the Timp Meadows Ward; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, stake mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Michelle; five children.

David C. Stewart, 50, Alberta, Canada; medical doctor, self-employed; currently serving as president of the Lethbridge Alberta East Stake; former bishop; wife: Karri Sue; four children.

Jared W. Stone, 49, Brentwood, Tennessee; investor, self-employed; currently serving as director of public affairs in the Nashville Tennessee Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Jani; six children.

Arlen M. Tumaliuan, 49, Santiago City, Philippines; facilities manager in the Philippines Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as president of the Santiago Philippines North Stake; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Juvy; three children.

Martin J. Turvey, 59, Radstock, England; chief executive officer, Nauvoo Capital Ltd; currently serving as elders quorum president; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Debra; six children.

Yan C. Vega, 47, Bogotá, Colombia; institute director, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as president of the Bogotá Colombia Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Inocencia; five children.

Paul B. Whippy, 59, Nasese, Fiji; retired; currently serving as counselor in the Fiji Suva Mission presidency; former bishop, branch presidency member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Olive; seven children.

Chad R. Wilkinson, 55, Saratoga Springs, Utah; associate administrator of Seminaries and Institutes, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; currently serving as Sunday School teacher in the Saratoga Springs Fourth Ward; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Allison; four children.

Dow R. Wilson, 61, Menlo Park, California; board member, U.S.-India Strategic Business Forum; currently serving as president of the Menlo Park California Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and high councilor; wife: Lynne; seven children.

The following Area Seventies were released:

Jorge T. Becerra
Mark S. Bryce
Jeremy R. Jaggi
Kelly R. Johnson
Adeyinka A. Ojediran
Moisés Villanueva

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