Meet the New Area Seventies Sustained at April 2018 General Conference

  • 18 April 2018

Church members sustained 55 new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Annual General Conference on March 31.

Church members sustained 55 new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Annual General Conference on March 31.

Richard K. Ahadjie, 63, Adenta, Ghana; managing director, Rema-Alma Co. Ltd.; currently serving as a sealer in the Accra Ghana Temple; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife, Emelia; six children.

Richard K. Ahadjie

Alberto A. Álvarez, 57, Lecheria, Venezuela; currently serving as president of the Venezuela Barcelona Mission; former bishop, district presidency member, mission presidency member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Aurora; three children.

Alberto A. Álvarez

Duane D. Bell, 46, East London, South Africa; sales representative, Space Television; currently serving as institute teacher; former bishop, bishopric member, branch presidency member, district mission president, and stake president; wife, Jocelyn; four children.

Duane D. Bell

Glenn Burgess, 53, Glen Eden, New Zealand; police officer, New Zealand Police Service; currently serving as institute teacher; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife, Tracey Fay; three children.

Glenn Burgess

Víctor R. Calderón, 57, Medellin, Colombia; currently serving as president of the Colombia Medellin Mission; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife, Patricia; two children.

Víctor R. Calderón

Ariel E. Chaparro, 50, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina; recently released as president of the Argentina Salta Mission; former bishop, mission presidency member, mission president, and stake president; wife, Ana Scazzina; five children.

Ariel E. Chaparro

Daniel Córdova, 50, Monterrey, Mexico; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; currently serving as high priests group leader; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Teresa; two children.

Daniel Córdova

John N. Craig, 58, Calgary, Canada; currently serving as president of the Canada Winnipeg Mission; former bishop, high councilor, and stake president; wife, Carol; seven children.

John N. Craig

Michael Cziesla, 45, Griesheim, Germany; attorney (senior partner), McDermott Will & Emery; currently serving as president of the Frankfurt Germany Stake; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife, Margret Anne; five children.

Michael Cziesla

William H. Davis, 61, Latte Heights, Guam; real estate supervisor, Guam International Real Estate Office; currently serving as national director of public affairs for the Federated States of Micronesia National Public Affairs Council; former branch president, district president, and mission presidency member; wife, Wanda; four children.

William H. Davis

Richard J. DeVries, 62, St Joseph, Michigan; regional president, Chemical Bank, South Region; currently serving as ward Sunday School president; former bishop, bishopric member, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Dyana; six children.

Richard J. DeVries

Kylar G. Dominguez, 48, Tlalnepantla, Mexico; insurance agent, GNP; currently serving as a Sunday School teacher; former bishop, branch president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Claudia; three children.

Kylar G. Dominguez

Sean Douglas, 53, The Woodlands, Texas; executive vice president/chief financial officer, Huntsman Corporation; currently serving as stake missionary preparation teacher; former bishop, bishopric member, and mission president; wife, Ann; four children.

Sean Douglas

Michael A. Dunn, 60, Salt Lake City, Utah; general manager, BYU Broadcasting; recently released as president of the South Africa Johannesburg Mission; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife, Linda; three children.

Michael A. Dunn

Kenneth J. Firmage, 51, Star, Idaho; senior director of national accounts, PetIQ; currently serving as president of the Star Idaho Stake; former bishop and bishopric member; wife, Sonja; four children.

Kenneth J. Firmage

Edgar Flores, 56, Puebla, Mexico; employment resource center manager, Puebla, Mexico; currently serving as Sunday School teacher; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Gabriela; four children.

Edgar Flores

Silvio Flores, 56, Tampico, Mexico; executive, Tiendas Autoservicio; currently serving as president of the Tampico México Chairel Stake; former branch president and stake presidency member; wife, Sandra; three children.

Silvio Flores

Saulo G. Franco, 47, Navarrete, Spain; research director, Resins and Polymer Department, Barpimo S. A.; currently serving as president of the Vitoria Spain Stake; former branch president and high councilor; wife, Kátia Cristina; three children.

Saulo G. Franco

Carlos A. Genaro, 51, Sorocaba, Brazil; contractor, self-employed; currently serving as high councilor; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Andréia Espelho; two children.

Carlos A. Genaro

Mark A. Gilmour, 42, Romsey, England; director, Portfolio Strategy-Mobile, Ciena Ltd; currently serving as a ward young single adult adviser; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife, Lisa Ann; four children.

Mark A. Gilmour

Sergio A. Gómez, 53, Buenos Aires, Argentina; temple recorder, Buenos Aires Argentina Temple; currently serving in the presidency of the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission; former bishop, branch president, district presidency member, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife, Alejandra Maria; six children.

Sergio A. Gómez

Roberto Gonzalez, 48, Fraijanes, Guatemala; director, Funval-Fundet Latin America; currently serving as institute teacher; former branch president, high councilor, mission presidency member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Lilian; six children.

Roberto Gonzalez

Virgilio Gonzalez, 43, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico; attorney; currently serving as president of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez México Mactumatzá Stake; former bishopric member and stake presidency member; wife, Cristina; three children.

Virgilio Gonzalez

Spencer R. Griffin, 63, Billings, Montana; owner, Auto Auction of Montana; currently serving as Sunday School teacher; former bishop, branch president, mission presidency member, mission president, and stake president; wife, Jeannie; six children.

Spencer R. Griffin

Matthew S. Harding, 55, Raleigh, North Carolina; general counsel, Trail Creek Investments; currently serving as president of the Raleigh North Carolina Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake mission president; wife, Reneé Dawn; two children.

Matthew S. Harding

David J. Harris, 64, Siloam Springs, Arkansas; director, quality assurance, Simmon Foods, Inc.; currently serving as patriarch of the Springdale Arkansas Stake; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Lisa; four children.

David J. Harris

Kevin J. Hathaway, 43, Idaho Falls, Idaho; CEO, Touchstone Medical Corporation; currently serving as president of the Idaho Falls North Stake; former bishop and bishopric member; wife, Kali; six children.

Kevin J. Hathaway

Richard Holzapfel, 63, Salt Lake City, Utah; senior manager, Missionary Department; recently released as president of the Provo Utah YSA 1st Stake; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife, Jeni; five children.

Richard Holzapfel

Eustache Ilunga, 44, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; service center manager, LDS Church; currently serving as president of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Stake; wife, Mamie; four children.

Eustache Ilunga

Okechukwu I. Imo, 46, Tema, Ghana; area physical facilities manager, Africa West Area Physical Facilities Management Office; currently serving as stake temple and family history consultant; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife, Ogechi Adaku Mayjoy; four children.

Okechukwu I. Imo

Peter M. Johnson, 51, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; associate professor, University of Alabama; currently serving as president of the Bessemer Alabama Stake; former bishopric member; wife, Stephanie; four children.

Peter M. Johnson

Michael D. Jones, 53, Arvada, Colorado; owner/chairman of board, Sonsio Inc.; currently serving as public affairs director; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife, Kay; eight children.

Michael D. Jones

Pungwe S. Kongolo, 53, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo; assistant director, General Hospital/Ministry of Health; currently serving as a high councilor; former bishop and stake president; wife, Séraphine; two children.

Pungwe S. Kongolo

George Kenneth G. Lee, 45, Pasig City, Philippines; area welfare assistant manager, Philippines Area; currently serving as high priests group leader; former mission presidency member and stake presidency member; wife, Angelica; three children.

George Kenneth G. Lee

Aretemio C. Maligon, 54, San Pablo City, Philippines; area physical facilities manager, Church Physical Facilities Department; currently serving as president of the San Pablo Philippines Stake; former bishop, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife, Arlene; four children.

Aretemio C. Maligon

Edgar A. Mantilla, 58, Medellin, Colombia; regional coordinator, CES; currently serving as Sunday School president; former bishop, bishopric member, branch president, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Claudia; four children.

Edgar A. Mantilla

Lincoln P. Martins, 38, Campinas, Brazil; CEO, Sforza Grupo; currently serving as president of the Campinas Brazil Castelo Stake; former bishop; wife, Bianca Marcelina; six children.

Lincoln P. Martins

Clement M. Matswagothata, 38, Gaborone, Botswana; general manager, Barloworld Motor; currently serving as president of the Gaborone Botswana Stake; former bishop and bishopric member; wife, Busisiwe Novelty; three children.

Clement M. Matswagothata

Carl R. Maurer, 58, Moorooka, Australia; self-reliance services manager, Australia Adelaide/Brisbane/Perth Self-Reliance Services Region; recently released as president of the Australia Perth Mission; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake mission president, and stake president; wife, Karen; six children.

Carl R. Maurer

Daniel S. Mehr II, 63, Highland, Utah; retired; currently serving as president of a Provo MTC district; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and mission president; wife, Rebecca; six children.

Daniel S. Mehr II

Glen D. Mella, 60, Orem, Utah; chief executive officer, Axcend; recently released as president of the California San Jose Mission; former bishop, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife, Elizabeth; eight children.

Glen D. Mella

Isaac K. Morrison, 40, Tema, Ghana; area materials management manager, Africa West Area; currently serving as president of the Ashaiman Ghana Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Hannah; three children.

Isaac K. Morrison

Yutaka Nagatomo, 65, Miyakonojo, Japan; currently serving in the presidency of the Kagoshima Japan District; former branch president, district president, and mission presidency member; wife: Eiko.

Yutaka Nagatomo

Allistair B. Odgers, 62, Rangiora, New Zealand; counselor, R13 Trust; currently serving as stake institute teacher; former bishop, bishopric member, district president, mission president, and stake president; wife, Noeline; four children.

Allistair B. Odgers

R. Jeffrey Parker, 62, Firle, Australia; currently serving as president of the Australia Adelaide Mission; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife, Lisa; four children.

R. Jeffrey Parker

Victor P. Patrick, 60, Tampa, Florida; retired; currently serving as assistant public affairs director; former bishop, bishopric member, mission president, and stake president; wife, Elizabeth; eight children.

Victor P. Patrick

Denis E. Pineda, 41, Villa Nueva, Guatemala; sales representative, Importación Imercadeo; currently serving as president of the Linda Vista Guatemala Stake; former bishop, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife, Glenda; three children.

Denis E. Pineda

Henrique S. Simplicio, 54, Fortaleza, Brazil; self-reliance services manager, Self-Reliance Services; currently serving as president of the Fortaleza Brazil Stake; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife, Ester; three children.

Henrique S. Simplicio

Jeffrey H. Singer, 53, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; professor, American University of Sharjah; currently serving as president of the Abu Dhabi Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, and high councilor; wife, Sandy; seven children.

Jeffrey H. Singer

Michael L. Staheli, 60, Smithfield, Utah; business owner, TFI Holdings Inc.; currently serving as president of the Smithfield Utah North Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife, Linda; seven children.

Michael L. Staheli

Djarot Subiantoro, 58, Tangerang, Indonesia; chairman, Indonet; currently serving as president of the Jakarta Indonesia Stake; former branch president, district presidency member, and mission presidency member; wife, Julinda; four children.

Djarot Subiantoro

Jeffrey K. Wetzel, 59, Salt Lake City, Utah; president, Wetzel Enterprises; currently serving as president of the Salt Lake Monument Park Stake; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife, Molly; four children.

Jeffrey K. Wetzel

Michael S. Wilstead, 60, St. George, Utah; consultant, self-employed; currently serving as priests quorum adviser; former branch president, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife, Denise; four children.

Michael S. Wilstead

Helmut Wondra, 45, Vienna, Austria; manager, Freelance (music events, choir tours); currently serving as president of the Vienna Austria Stake; former bishop and bishopric member; wife, Julia; two children.

Helmut Wondra

David L. Wright, 56, Central Point, Oregon; vice president/owner, All-Ways Trucking Inc.; currently serving as Sunday School teacher; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake mission president, and stake president; wife, Cynthia; six children.

David L. Wright