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New Presidency of the Seventy leadership assignments

Elder Carl B. Cook (left) and Elder Marcus B. Nash (right) of the Presidency of the Seventy.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced two changes to the Presidency of the Seventy. Elder Carl B. Cook (a member of the presidency since 2018) is now Senior President, and Elder Marcus B. Nash has been appointed to the presidency.

These new assignments fill the vacancy created by Elder Patrick Kearon’s call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in December 2023. Elder Kearon had served as Senior President of the Presidency of the Seventy since 2020. …

Elder Carl B. Cook

Elder Cook, a native of Ogden, Utah, has served as a General Authority Seventy since 2011. His assignments prior to the Presidency of the Seventy included time in the Africa Southeast Area Presidency. Elder Cook graduated with degrees from Weber State College and Utah State University. Prior to his call to the Seventy, he worked in commercial real estate development. He and his wife, Lynette, are the parents of five children. …

Elder Marcus B. Nash

Elder Nash has been a General Authority Seventy since 2006. He has served as President of the South America West, South America Northwest, and the Africa West Areas and as an assistant in the North America Northeast and North America Southeast Areas. He has also served as an Assistant Executive Director in the Church History and Correlation Departments, Executive Director of the Correlation Department, and as a member of the Boundary and Leadership Change Committee.

You can read more about each of these Church leaders on Newsroom here.

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