The Sustaining of Church Officers


The Sustaining of Church Officers

At the request of President Kimball, I shall now present the General Authorities and general officers of the Church for the sustaining vote of the General Conference.

It is proposed that we sustain Spencer W. Kimball as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All those in favor will please manifest it by the raise of the right hand. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign. Nathan Eldon Tanner as first counselor in the First Presidency and Marion G. Romney as second counselor in the First Presidency. All in favor please signify it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain as President of the Council of the Twelve Elder Ezra Taft Benson. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As the Quorum of the Twelve: Ezra Taft Benson, Mark E. Petersen, Delbert L. Stapley, LeGrand Richards, Hugh B. Brown, Howard W. Hunter, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, Bruce R. McConkie, and L. Tom Perry. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As Patriarch to the Church, Eldred G. Smith. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

Counselors to the First Presidency, the Twelve Apostles, and the Patriarch to the Church as prophets, seers, and revelators. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As Assistants to the Twelve: Alma Sonne, ElRay L. Christiansen, Sterling W. Sill, Henry D. Taylor, Alvin R. Dyer, Franklin D. Richards, Theodore M. Burton, Bernard P. Brockbank, James A. Cullimore, Marion D. Hanks, Joseph Anderson, David B. Haight, William H. Bennett, John H. Vandenberg, Robert L. Simpson, O. Leslie Stone, James E. Faust, J. Thomas Fyans, Neal A. Maxwell, William Grant Bangerter, Robert D. Hales, Adney Y. Komatsu, and Joseph B. Wirthlin. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

Spencer W. Kimball as Trustee-in-trust for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As presidents and members of the First Quorum of the Seventy: Seymour Dilworth Young, Albert Theodore Tuttle, Paul H. Dunn, Hartman Rector, Jr., Loren C. Dunn, Rex D. Pinegar, and Gene Raymond Cook. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As additional members of the First Quorum of the Seventy: Charles A. Didier, William R. Bradford, and George P. Lee. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As the Presiding Bishopric: Victor L. Brown, Presiding Bishop; H. Burke Peterson, first counselor; Vaughn J. Featherstone, second counselor. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As Regional Representatives: all Regional Representatives of the Quorum of the Twelve as they are at present constituted.

As Melchizedek Priesthood Department: David B. Haight, managing director, with James A. Cullimore and Marion D. Hanks as associate managing directors. The Melchizedek Priesthood MIA: Marion D. Hanks, managing director, all members of the committee as now constituted.

The Aaronic Priesthood under the direction of the Presiding Bishopric—Victor L. Brown, H. Burke Peterson, and Vaughn J. Featherstone—with Rulon G. Craven as director and all members of the committee as at present constituted. The Young Women: Ruth Hardy Funk, president; Hortense H. Child, first counselor; Ardeth G. Kapp, second counselor, with all members of the committee as at present constituted.

The Relief Society: Barbara Bradshaw Smith, president; Janath Russell Cannon, education counselor; Marian Richards Boyer, homemaking counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Sunday School: Russell M. Nelson, president; B. Lloyd Poelman, first counselor; Joe J. Christensen, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Primary Association: Naomi Maxfield Shumway, president; Sarah Melissa Broadbent Paulsen, first counselor; Colleen Bushman Lemmon, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Church Board of Education: President Spencer W. Kimball, Nathan Eldon Tanner, Marion G. Romney, Ezra Taft Benson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, Bruce R. McConkie, Marion D. Hanks, Paul H. Dunn, Victor L. Brown, and Barbara B. Smith.

Church Finance Committee: Wilford G. Edling, Harold H. Bennett, Weston E. Hamilton, David M. Kennedy, and Warren E. Pugh.

The Tabernacle Choir: Oakley S. Evans as president; Jerold D. Ottley, conductor; Donald H. Ripplinger, associate director; Alexander Schreiner, chief organist; Robert Cundick and Roy M. Darley as organists. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

Thank you.