In June the First Presidency announced changes in the Presidency of the Seventy. Elder Charles Didier and Elder Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. will succeed Elder L. Aldin Porter and Elder Marlin K. Jensen.
Elder Porter, who had been the senior President of the Seventy since 1996, will become emeritus in October. Elder Jensen, who was serving as the executive director of the Priesthood Department and as general Sunday School president, has been called to serve in the Europe Central Area Presidency.
At the time of this call, Elder Didier was serving in the Utah South Area Presidency and as assistant executive director of the Family and Church History Department. He was previously a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 1992 to 1995. Elder Samuelson had been serving as President of the Utah North Area and as assistant executive director of the Temple Department.
Elder Earl C. Tingey is the new senior President of the Seventy. Also continuing in the Presidency of the Seventy are Elders D. Todd Christofferson, David E. Sorensen, Ben B. Banks, and Dennis B. Neuenschwander.