President Dallin H. Oaks announced six new General Authority Seventies during the April 2022 general conference. The General Authority Seventies come from Brazil, Ghana, and the United States. Read about these Church leaders below.
New General Authority Seventies
Elder Eddy is a native of Long Beach, California. He has been serving as a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area. He was president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission from 2016 to 2019. Elder Eddy has degrees in communication and law from Brigham Young University. He has worked as an attorney and business executive. He and his wife, Annette, have six children.
Elder McConkie is from Salt Lake City, Utah. His most recent Church assignment was stake president. He was president of the Czech/Slovak Mission from 2013 to 2016. He has degrees in history (University of Utah) and law (The George Washington University Law School). He is a founder and director for the Wallace Toronto Foundation, a nonprofit providing assistance in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Elder McConkie and his wife, Laurel, have four children.
Elder Morrison was born in Takoradi, Ghana. He has been serving as president of the Ghana Cape Coast Mission. He has a bachelor’s degree in operations and project management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He also has a Master of Science in strategic management and leadership from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Elder Morrison has worked for the Church in various capacities since 2004. He and his wife, Hannah, have three children.
Elder Olsen is from Provo, Utah. He has been serving as a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area. He was president of the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission from 2016 to 2019. He has a degree in mass communication from the University of Utah. Elder Olsen worked most recently as area senior vice president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. He and his wife, Julie, have four children.
Elder Schmitt hails from Mesa, Arizona. His most recent Church service was in the Eleventh Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southwest Area. He was president of the California San Diego Mission from 2014 to 2017. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arizona. Elder Schmitt was assistant vice president of Arizona State University at the time of his call to be General Authority Seventy. He and his wife, Alexis, have four children.
Elder Silva is a native of Recife, Brazil. He was a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Brazil Area at the time of his call. He was president of the Angola Luanda Mission from 2016 to 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in data processing and worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Regina Maria de Carvalho, have two children.