General Authorities

Elder Ulisses Soares

Presidency of the Seventy

Elder Ulisses Soares is currently serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy. He was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2005, at age 46. He has served as a counselor and President of the Brazil South Area and as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area.

Elder Soares received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and economics from the School of Economic Science-PUC in 1985. Later, he received an MBA from INPG. His professional career has included being an accountant and auditor for a multinational corporation in Brazil, and as the director of temporal affairs in the Church area office in São Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his call to be a General Authority, he was on a training assignment for Physical Facilities/Welfare Services for the Church in Salt Lake City.

During his many years of Church activity, he has been a full-time missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, elders quorum president, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake executive secretary, regional welfare agent, stake president, and president of the Portugal Porto Mission (2000-2003).

Ulisses Soares was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on October 2, 1958. He married Rosana Fernandes in 1982. They are the parents of three children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Be Meek and Lowly of HeartOctober 2013 General Conference

Abide in the Lord’s Territory!April 2012 General Conference

“Feed My Sheep”October 2005 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Ulisses Soares

Full Name Ulisses Soares

Born October 2, 1958

Place of Birth São Paulo, Brazil