The Sustaining of Church Officers


Thomas S. Monson

My brothers and sisters, President Hinckley has requested that I now present to you the General Authorities, Area Authorities, and general auxiliary presidencies of the Church for your sustaining vote.

It is proposed that we sustain Gordon Bitner Hinckley as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Thomas Spencer Monson as First Counselor in the First Presidency; and James Esdras Faust as Second Counselor in the First Presidency. Those in favor may manifest it. Those opposed, if any, may manifest it.

It is proposed that we sustain Thomas Spencer Monson as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Boyd Kenneth Packer as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; and the following as members of that quorum: Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, David B. Haight, Neal A. Maxwell, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, and Henry B. Eyring. Those in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed.

It is proposed that we sustain the Counselors in the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators. All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain Elders Gary J. Coleman, John M. Madsen, Wm. Rolfe Kerr, and Carl B. Pratt as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. All in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed.

It is proposed that we sustain Elders Richard D. Allred, Eran A. Call, Richard E. Cook, Duane B. Gerrard, Wayne M. Hancock, J. Kent Jolley, Richard J. Maynes, Dale E. Miller, Lynn G. Robbins, Donald L. Staheli, and Richard E. Turley Sr. as members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. All in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the 134 Area Authorities, who are present with us today, as Seventies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to act in the office of Area Authority Seventies. These brethren are:

Oscar H. Aguayo, Carlos E. Agüero, Julio E. Alvarado, Paulo C. F. Amorím, Adolfo Ávalos, Carl W. Bacon, Lowell C. Barber, David A. Bednar, Blair S. Bennett, Robert K. Bills, Bruce B. Bingham, O. Brent Black, Norman C. Boehm, Harold C. Brown, Donald J Butler.

René J. Cabrera, Douglas L. Callister, Antonio Cappi, Raimondo Castellani, Hugo A. Catrón, Victor D. Cave, Chu-Jen Chia, V. Francisco Chinchay, Jess L. Christensen, Kay H. Christensen, Christopher N. Chukwurah, L. Whitney Clayton, Ambrosio C. Collado, Gordon G. Conger, Max W. Craner, Cláudio Cuellar, César A. Dávila, Cleto P. De Oliveira, Jorge L. del Castillo, Paul L. Diehl, Lindsay T. Dil, Donald B. Doty, Dale L. Dransfield.

Alvie R. Evans Sr., Enrique R. Falabella, David W. Ferrel, Lawrence R. Fuller, Armando Gaona, Ruben G. Gapiz, Harvey L. Gardner, Daryl H. Garn, Eduardo Gavarret, Silvio Geschwandtner, Larry W. Gibbons, Francisco G. Giménez, Christoffel Golden Jr., Walter F. González, Paulo R. Grahl, James E. Griffin, C. Scott Grow, Esteban Guevara, Mario E. Guzmán.

Donald L. Hallstrom, Ronald T. Halverson, Ronald J. Hammond, John A. Harris, Keith K. Hilbig, Thomas A. Holt, Pita F. Hopoate, Clayton S. Huber, Jon M. Huntsman Sr., Ernst Husz, Salomón Jaar, Julio H. Jaramillo, Lloyd W Jones.

Hitoshi Kashikura, Seiji Katanuma, Chong-Youl Kim, Richard K. Klein, Won Yong Ko, Brent H. Koyle, Eduardo A. Lamartine, James G. Larkin, Shih-An Liang, David López

J. Willard Marriott Jr., Gary Matsuda, John Maxwell, W. E. Barry Mayo, Hyde M. Merrill, César A. S. Milder, P. Bruce Mitchell, J. Michael Moeller, J. Kirk Moyes, Mitchell V Myers, Karl E. Nelson.

Rodrigo Obeso, James S. Olson, Julio E. Otay, Glen A. Overton, William W. Parmley, Adelson de Paula Parrella, Wolfgang H. Paul, Stein Pedersen, Jorge A. Pedrero, E. Israel Pérez, Wayne S. Peterson, Alain A. Petion, Steven H. Pond, R. Gordon Porter.

Holger D. Rakow, Gustavo Ramos, Eugene F. E. W. Reid, Michael T. Robinson, Alejandro M. Robles, Servando Rojas, Lynn A. Rosenvall, Claudio D. Signorelli, João R. C. Martins Silva, Keith L. Smith, R. Lloyd Smith, L. Douglas Smoot, Irajá B. Soares.

Su Kiong Tan, Ernani Teixeira, José A. Teixeira da Silva, Octaviano Tenorio, D. Lee Tobler, Juan Uceda, Tomás Valdés, Carlos D. Vargas, Jorge W. Ventura, Hector M. Verdugo, Remus G. Villarete, Craig T. Vincent, Brian A. Watling, Robert S. Wood, Jorge F. Zeballos, Claudio D. Zivic

Those in favor may manifest it. Those opposed may also manifest it.

It is proposed that we release with a vote of thanks and sincere appreciation Sisters Elaine L. Jack, Chieko N. Okazaki, and Aileen H. Clyde as the Relief Society general presidency. We also release all members of the Relief Society general board.

It is also proposed that we release as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency Sister Bonnie D. Parkin. Sister Parkin has accepted a call to serve with her husband as he presides over the England London South Mission.

All who wish to join in an expression of profound appreciation for the excellent service of these sisters may do so.

It is proposed that we sustain Sister Mary Ellen Wood Smoot as the new general president of the Relief Society, with Sister Virginia Urry Jensen as first counselor and Sister Sheri L. Dew as second counselor. Those in favor may manifest it. Any opposed may so signify.

It is proposed that we sustain Sister Carol Ann Burdett Thomas as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency. All in favor, please signify. Any opposed, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain the other General Authorities and general auxiliary presidencies as presently constituted. Those in favor, please manifest it. Any opposed may manifest it.

It appears that the sustaining has been unanimous in the affirmative.