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Meet the new Sunday School General Presidency

A new Sunday School general presidency was sustained on Saturday, April 6, In the opening general session of the April 2024 general conference.

Elder Paul V. Johnson—who moments earlier was announced to be released from his assignment in the Presidency of the Seventy and to be given emeritus status, effective Aug. 2024—was called as the new Sunday School general president.

Sustained as counselors in the new presidency were Chad H. Webb and Gabriel W. Reid.

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, presented the new Sunday School presidency and released the outgoing Sunday School presidency while conducting the sustainings of the Church’s general authorities and general officers. …

Paul V. Johnson (President)

Paul V. Johnson
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Elder Johnson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 2, 2005, and is currently serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy before receiving emeritus status on Aug. 1. Previous assignments include counselor in the Chile Area presidency and as the Europe Area president. He also served as the Commissioner of the Church Education System for nine years.

His previous Church callings include full-time missionary in the Norway Oslo Mission, elders quorum president, bishop, stake presidency counselor, and Area Seventy.

Elder Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977, a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978, and a Master of Education degree in 1982, all from Brigham Young University. He earned a Doctor of Education degree from Utah State University in 1989.

Paul Vere Johnson was born in Gainesville, Florida, on June 24, 1954. He married Jill Washburn in August 1976; they are the parents of nine children.

Chad H. Webb (First Counselor)

Chad H. Webb
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Brother Webb was raised in southeastern Idaho and currently lives in Layton, Utah. He and his wife, Kristi, have six children. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Since 2008, he has served as administrator of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Brother Webb was recently released as a stake president.

Gabriel W. Reid (Second Counselor)

Gabriel W. Reid
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Brother Reid was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He and his wife, Heather, have four children. Brother Reid played football for Brigham Young University and in the National Football League. He also owned a construction and environmental construction management company. Brother Reid is currently serving as president of the Australia Sydney Mission.

You can see this full announcement and read more about the outgoing Sunday School General Presidency on Church News.

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