New Area Seventies Called during April 2016 General Conference

Contributed By the Church News

  • 22 April 2016

Members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sustain newly called leaders during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2016 general conference.

Church members sustained 62 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 186th Annual General Conference on April 2, 2016. Below are their photos with brief background information.

Elder P. David Agazzani

P. David Agazzani, 47, Córdoba, Argentina; owner, motorcycle dealership; former bishop, mission president, stake mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Maria Eugenia Agazzani, five children.

 

 

Elder Quilmer A. Agüero

Quilmer A. Agüero, 52, Lima, Peru; technical designer, Luz del Sur; former bishopric member, branch president, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Elizabeth Agüero, six children.

 

 

 

Elder René R. Alba

René R. Alba, 65, Marietta, Georgia; retired; former bishop, mission presidency member, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Kathie Alba, six children.

 

 

 

Elder Victorino A. Babida

Victorino A. Babida, 63, Manila, Philippines; president, Nutrimento Puro, Inc.; temple ordinance worker in the Manila Philippines Temple; former bishop, mission presidency member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Flocerfida Babida, four children.

 

 

Elder Steven R. Bangerter

Steven R. Bangerter, 54, Washington, Utah; owner, Bangerter Sheppard & Frazier; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Susan Bangerter, six children.

 

 

 

Elder Richard Baquiran

Richard Baquiran, 46, Quezon City, Philippines; Corelite Composite Corp; former bishop, high councilor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Ionie Baquiran; two children.

 

 

 

Elder Dong Chol Beh

Dong Chol Beh, 54, Obin-Ri, South Korea; CEO, Saturn Communications; former high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Park Soon Byung Beh, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Michael V. Beheshti

Michael V. Beheshti, 58, Little Rock, Arkansas; chief of radiology, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System; former bishop, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Karen Beheshti, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Matthieu Bennasar

Matthieu Bennasar, 42, Paris, France; principal, Beijaflore Management Consulting; former bishop, branch president, mission presidency member, and stake president; wife: Natacha Bennasar, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Hubermann Bien-Aimé

Hubermann Bien-Aimé, 49, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; facilities manager, Haiti, Corporation of the Presiding Bishopric; former bishop, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Maggy Bien-Aimé, one child.

 

 

 

Elder Kevin E. Calderwood

Kevin E. Calderwood, 55, Reston, Virginia; managing partner, Chocorua Capital; former bishop, mission president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Sydnee Calderwood, six children.

 

 

 

Elder Luis J. Camey

Luis J. Camey, 49, Boca del Monte, Guatemala; commercial manager, Laboratorio Farmaceutico; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Bertita Camey, two children.

 

 

 

Elder Matthew L. Carpenter

Matthew L. Carpenter, 56, Aurora, Colorado; managing director, Genesis Financial Services Fund; former bishop, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Shelly Carpenter, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Douglas B. Carter

Douglas B. Carter, 62, Eustis, Florida; executive VP sales, Xcel Media Group LLC; former bishop, branch president, mission president, and stake president; wife: Debbie Carter, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Aroldo B. Cavalcante

Aroldo B. Cavalcante, 45, Pernambuco, Brazil; attorney/managing partner, Barreto Cavalcante Advogados; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake president; wife: Christiana Cavalcante, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Luis C. Chaverri

Luis C. Chaverri, 42, Pococi, Costa Rica; owner/general manager, Valle del Sol School; former bishop, branch president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Anna Lauren Chaverri, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Ulises Chávez

Ulises Chávez, 45, Ciudad Juarez, México; institute director, Ciudad Juarez México CES Institute, Seminaries and Institutes; president of the México Chihuahua Mission; former high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Sonia Chávez, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Brent J. Christensen

Brent J. Christensen, 61, Salt Lake City, Utah; surgeon, Intermountain Healthcare; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Sharon Christensen, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Douglas L. Dance

Douglas L. Dance, 59, Midway, Utah; principal, Wasatch Mountain Development LLC; area executive secretary for the Idaho Area; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake mission president; wife: Nancy Dance, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Marc C. Davis

Marc C. Davis, 50, Poway, California; partner, Davis & Seiley Wealth Management; former bishop, bishopric member, and stake president; wife: Karen Davis, seven children.

 

 

 

Elder Alessandro Dini Ciacci

Alessandro Dini Ciacci, 38, Rome, Italy; Italian language supervisor, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop; former branch president, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Sara Ciacci, four children.

 

 

 

Elder J. Scott Dorius

J. Scott Dorius, 64, Turlock, California; partner, Triebsch Frampton Dorius and Lima; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Rebecca Dorius, two children.

 

 

 

M. Dirk Driscoll

M. Dirk Driscoll, 61, American Falls, Idaho; owner/manager, Driscoll Brothers Farms, LLC & Driscoll Potatoes Inc.; former bishop, mission president, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Dayna Driscoll, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Antonio F. Faúndez

Antonio F. Faúndez, 48, San Bernardo, Chile; accountant; former bishop, mission presidency member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Andrea Faúndez, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Jose A. Fernández

Jose A. Fernández, 43, Tijuana, México; business owner, Industrial Equipment Maintenance Co.; former bishop, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Leticia Fernández, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Matias D. Fernandez

Matias D. Fernandez, 42, Santa Cruz, Argentina; facilities manager, Rio Gallegos Chile FM Group; former bishop, district president, mission presidency member, and stake president; wife: Vanina Ana Fernandez, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Candido Fortuna

Candido Fortuna, 47, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; area planning manager, Caribbean Temporal Affairs Office; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Rosa Fortuna, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Bruce E. Ghent

Bruce E. Ghent, 58, Manhattan Beach, California; semi-retired; former bishop, mission president, and stake president; wife: Kathryn Ghent, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Michael A. Gillenwater

Michael A. Gillenwater, 57, Sellersburg, Indiana; city attorney, City of Charlestown, Indiana; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Sandy Gillenwater, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Daniel G. Hamilton

Daniel G. Hamilton, 58, Sydney, Australia; CEO, Compass Capital Partners; former bishop, mission president, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Cyndee Hamilton, seven children.

 

 

 

Elder Mathias Held

Mathias Held, 55, Chia, Colombia; CEO, Daimler Colombia S.A.; former bishopric member and stake presidency member; wife: Irene Held, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Tom-Atle Herland

Tom-Atle Herland, 52, Oslo, Norway; managing partner, ManagementMill AS; former bishop, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Marit Herland, eight children.

 

 

 

Elder Raymond S. Heyman

Raymond S. Heyman, 60, Chandler, Arizona; Partner, Snell & Wilmer; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Diane Heyman, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Christophe Kawaya

Christophe Kawaya, 55, Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo; VP of training and admission, Bar Council of Kananga; former branch presidency member, branch president, district president, and stake president; wife: Souzane Kawaya, nine children.

 

 

 

Elder Todd S. Larkin

Todd S. Larkin, 57, Las Vegas, Nevada; retired; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Laura Larkin, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Pedro X. Larreal

Pedro X. Larreal, 39, México City, México; general manager, México and Dominican Republic, Nature Sunshine Products Inc.; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Sariah Larreal, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Juan J. Levrino

Juan J. Levrino, 46, Santa Fe, Argentina; Santa Fe CES coordinator, Church Educational System; former bishop, branch president, mission president, and stake president; wife: Monica Palancar de Levrino, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Felix A. Martinez

Felix A. Martinez, 59, Madero, México; area director assistant, Church Educational System; former bishop, branch president, mission president, and stake president; wife: Juanita Martinez, six children.

 

 

 

Elder Kevin K. Miskin

Kevin K. Miskin, 55, Yucaipa, California; principal engineer, Stantec Inc; former stake presidency member and stake president; wife: Robin Miskin, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Mark L. Pace

Mark L. Pace, 59, Holladay, Utah; project manager, Gardner Company; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Anne Marie Pace, seven children.

 

 

 

Elder Ryan V. Pagaduan

Ryan V. Pagaduan, 42, Quezon City, Philippines; area planning manager, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Cristina Pagaduan, two children.

 

 

 

Elder A. Moroni Pérez

A. Moroni Pérez, 46, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; general manager, Industrias Deseret; former branch president, high councilor, mission president, and stake president; wife: Claudia Pérez, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Carlos E. Perrotti

Carlos E. Perrotti, 53, São Paulo, Brazil; Caxingui Institute director, Church Educational System; former bishop, branch president, mission president, and stake presidency member; wife: Lilian Perrotti, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Mark P. Peteru

Mark P. Peteru, 57, Bidwill, Australia; senior manager, Corrective Services NSW; president of the Papua New Guinea Lae Mission; former bishop, branch president, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Ruta Peteru, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Alan T. Phillips

Alan T. Phillips, 45, London, England; company director, Bomont Capital Ltd; former bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Lindsey Phillips, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Thomas T. Priday

Thomas T. Priday, 61, Centennial, Colorado; manager, carrier management, Verizon; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Marva Priday, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Brian L. Rawson

Brian L. Rawson, 56, Wichita, Kansas; adjunct professor, Wichita State; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Linda Rawson, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Rene Romay

Rene Romay, 55, Jaltipan, México; manager, Lab Quality Control; former branch president, mission presidency member, and stake president; wife: Gabriela Romay, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Blake M. Roney

Blake M. Roney, 58, Provo, Utah; chairman, One Enterprises (private equity); former bishop, high councilor, mission president, Provo Temple open house and dedication committee member, and stake president; wife: Nancy Roney, eight children.

 

 

 

Elder Luis G. Ruiz

Luis G. Ruiz, 47, Colonia Juarez, México; owner, Kumon Mathematics Centers; former bishop, high councilor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Margarita Ruiz, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Maximo A. Saavedra Jr.

Maximo A. Saavedra Jr., 47, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines; consultant (part-time), Department of Pathology, Northern Mindanao Medical Center; former bishop, branch presidency member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Sue Celle Saavedra, two children.

 

 

 

Elder Pedro A. Sanhueza

Pedro A. Sanhueza, 53, Santiago, Chile; general manager, Geoaire Ambiental Ltda; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake presidency member; wife: Sara Sanhueza, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Eric J. Schmutz

Eric J. Schmutz, 56, Cedar City, Utah; president, State Bank of Southern Utah; former bishop, bishopric member, high councilor, and stake president; wife: Brenda Schmutz, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Benjamin Ming Tze Tai

Benjamin Ming Tze Tai, 43, Hong Kong, China; investment banker, Credit Suisse Bank; former branch president, district presidency member, and district president; wife: Naomi Tai, six children.

 

 

 

Elder Heber D. Texeira

Heber D. Texeira, 38, Asuncion, Paraguay; general manager, Forever Living Products; former bishop, bishopric member, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Carolina Texeira, three children.

 

 

 

Elder Maxsimo C. Torres

Maxsimo C. Torres, 56, Portales, New México; Chief Medical Director, La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc.; president of the Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission; former bishop, high councilor, mission presidency member, and stake presidency member; wife: Blanca Torres, six children.

 

 

 

Elder Jesús Velez

Jesús Velez, 59, San Miguel de Allende, México; entrepreneur, construction supply company; president of the México Culiacán Mission; former bishop, branch president, mission presidency member, and stake presidency member; wife: Antionette Velez, five children.

 

 

 

Elder Carlos Villarreal

Carlos Villarreal, 55, Fair Oaks, Texas; owner, commercial developer; former bishop, mission presidency member, branch president, and mission president; wife: Myrna Villarreal, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Paul H. Watkins

Paul H. Watkins, 59, Cameron Park, California; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Dena Watkins, five children.

 

 

 

Elder C. Dale Willis Jr.

C. Dale Willis Jr., 57, Mesa, Arizona; president/CEO, Willis Property Co.; former bishop, branch president, high councilor, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Shellie Willis, four children.

 

 

 

Elder William B. Woahn

William B. Woahn, 59, Pleasant Grove, Utah; entrepreneur/CEO, Self/Heirloom Clothing; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member, and stake president; wife: Heidi Woahn, four children.

 

 

 

Elder Luis G. Zapata

Luis G. Zapata, 49, Antofagasta, Chile; H.R. Management, People Angofagasta Railway Company PLC (mining company); former bishop, branch president, stake mission president, and stake president; wife: Purisima Zapata, four children.