The First Presidency has announced changes of assignments for a number of General Authorities. These assignments will be effective August 15.
Elders Joe J. Christensen, Monte J. Brough, and W. Eugene Hansen of the Seventy will become members of the Presidency of the Seventy, replacing Elders Dean L. Larsen, James M. Paramore, and J. Richard Clarke, who have been called to serve in area presidencies. The new members of the Presidency of the Seventy also serve as executive directors in various Church departments.
Elder Christensen was called as a General Authority on 1 April 1989 while serving as president of Ricks College. He has been serving as president of the North American Northwest Area. Elder Brough was sustained as a General Authority on 1 October 1988 and is a former mission president. He has been serving as president of the Asia Area. Elder Hansen, a former stake president, was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy on 1 April 1989. He has been serving as president of the Asia North Area.
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone of the Seventy will become second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, replacing Elder L. Lionel Kendrick, also of the Seventy. Elder Kendrick will serve as president of the Dallas Texas Temple.
Area presidency assignments have also been announced. All members of the presidencies are members of the Seventy. (Presidents are listed first, with counselors following.)
North America Central—James M. Paramore, Hartman Rector, Jr., and William R. Bradford
North America Northeast—Cree-L Kofford, Yoshihiko Kikuchi, and Vaughn J. Featherstone
North America Northwest—Merlin R. Lybbert, Ted E. Brewerton, and Spencer J. Condie
North America Southeast—Alexander B. Morrison, Stephen D. Nadauld, and Richard P. Lindsay
North America Southwest—W. Mack Lawrence, Gene R. Cook, and D. Todd Christofferson
North America West—John H. Groberg, F. Burton Howard, and Jeffrey R. Holland
Utah Central—John E. Fowler, J Ballard Washburn, and Durrel A. Woolsey
Utah North—F. Enzio Busche, Lloyd P. George, and Neil L. Andersen
Utah South—Malcolm S. Jeppsen, Albert Choules, Jr., and Jack H Goaslind
Africa—J. Richard Clarke, Earl C. Tingey, and F. David Stanley
Asia—John K. Carmack, Kwok Yuen Tai, and David E. Sorensen
Asia North—Merrill J. Bateman, In Sang Han, and Sam K. Shimabukuro
Brazil—Harold G. Hillam, Helvécio Martins, and Dallas N. Archibald
Central America—Carlos H. Amado, Robert E. Wells, and Joseph C. Muren
Europe—Dennis B. Neuenschwander, Robert K. Dellenbach, and C. Max Caldwell
Europe/Mediterranean—Dean L. Larsen, LeGrand R. Curtis, and Hans B. Ringger
Europe North—Kenneth Johnson, Hugh W. Pinnock, and Graham W. Doxey
Mexico North—Angel Abrea, Jorge A. Rojas, and John M. Madsen
Mexico South—F. Melvin Hammond, Lino Alvarez, and Gary J. Coleman
Pacific—Rulon G. Craven, Lowell D. Wood, and V. Dallas Merrell
Philippines/Micronesia—Ben B. Banks, Augusto A. Lim, and Loren C. Dunn
South America North—Jay E. Jensen, Julio E. Dávila, and Eduardo Ayala
South America South—Lynn A. Mickelsen, Horacio A. Tenorio, and John B. Dickson