Learn More about Area Seventies Sustained in April Conference

Contributed By Sarah Jane Weaver, Church News associate editor

  • 30 April 2015

Church members sustained new Area Seventies during the Church 185th Annual General Conference. Following is biographical information on new Area Seventies that will serve in the Third, Fourth, and Seventh Quorums of the Seventy.

Third Quorum of the Seventy

Called to the Third Quorum of the Seventy are:

Elder Z. Dominique Dekaye

Z. Dominique Dekaye, 58, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; partner, director and cofounder of Management Consulting Resources International; former bishop, branch president’s counselor, mission president, and stake president; married to Nathalie Dekaye, four children.


Elder Daniel P. Hall

Daniel P. Hall, 45, Johannesburg, South Africa; country manager, Magic Software; former stake president, bishop, bishop’s counselor, and high councilor; married to Cherene Hall, four children.



Elder J. K. Chukwuemeka Igwe

J. K. Chukwuemeka Igwe, 47, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; CEO, Igwediebube Nigeria Ltd.; former stake president, bishop, and mission president’s counselor; married to Elizabeth Igwe, two children.




Elder Wolfgang Pilz

Wolfgang Pilz, 61, Darmstadt, Germany; physician, Kreiskrankenhaus Heppenheim; former bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Karin Pilz, five children.



Fourth Quorum of the Seventy

Called to the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy are:

Elder Armando Carreón

Armando Carreón, 46, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; CES coordinator, Mexico San Luis Potosi, Church Educational System; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, mission president, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Monica Carreón, four children.



Elder Joel Martinez

Joel Martinez, 47, Guadalupe, Mexico; Guerra Gomez Hernandez Lawyers; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Lupita Olguin de Martinez; four children.



Elder Helamán Montejo

Helamán Montejo, 38, Saltillo, Mexico; institute director, Church Educational System; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, and stake president’s counselor; married to María Montejo, three children.



Elder Nelson Ardila

Nelson Ardila, 48, Santander, Colombia; CES coordinator, Colombia Bucaramanga, Church Educational System; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake mission president’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Liliana Ardila, three children.



Elder Carlo M. Lezano

Carlo M. Lezano, 42, Santa Anita, Peru; managing director, Arequipa Group; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Ketty Lezano; three children.



Elder A. Fabio Moscoso Zapata

A. Fabio Moscoso, 45, Lima, Peru; manager of operational efficiency, Scotiabank; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, and stake president; married to Karina Moscoso; four children.




Elder Cesar E. Villar

Cesar E. Villar, 50, Lima, Peru; attorney; former bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Rocio Villar, five children.





Seventh Quorum of the Seventy

Called to the Seventh Quorum of the Seventy are:

Elder Sergio Luis Carboni

Sergio Luis Carboni, 55, João Pessoa, Brazil; regional director, Brazil North Area, Seminaries and Institutes; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, mission president, and stake president’s counselor; married to Edite Carboni, five children.



Elder Osvaldo R. Dias

Osvaldo R. Dias, 41, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; dental surgeon; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Ariane Dias, three children.




Elder Paschoal F. Fortunato

Paschoal F. Fortunato, 48, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; entrepreneur, Graphic Designer LTDA; mission president; former bishop, mission president’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Valeria Fortunato, three children.



Elder Edvaldo B. Pinto Jr.

Edvaldo B. Pinto Jr., 47, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; building and maintenance director, Federal Court; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, and stake president; married to Renata Pinto, three children.




Elder Carlos R. Toledo

Carlos R. Toledo, 51, Vinhedo, Brazil; human resources officer, Abril Educação; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, mission president, and stake president; married to Marcia Toledo, three children.




Elder Jose M. Batalla

Jose M. Batalla, 54, Buenos Aires, Argentina; self-employed in property administration; former stake president, bishop, and branch president; married to Valeria Batalla, four children.



Elder Patricio M. Giuffra

Patricio M. Giuffra, 52, Santiago, Chile; general manager, Arcotex S.A.; former bishop and stake president; married to Maria Eugenia Giuffra, four children.




Elder Juan Pablo Villar

Juan Pablo Villar, 45, Santiago, Chile; senior property specialist, Americas, Orica; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, and stake president; married to Carola Villar, three children.