The Sustaining of Church Officers

N. Eldon Tanner:


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

As the President of the Church, Spencer W. Kimball as prophet, seer, and revelator, and as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All in favor please signify by the right hand. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign. As counselors, 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. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

And Ezra Taft Benson as President of the Council of the Twelve Apostles. All in favor please signify.

And as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: 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 signify. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

And as Patriarch to the Church, Eldred G. Smith. All in favor please signify. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

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

As the First Council of the Seventy: S. Dilworth Young, Milton R. Hunter, A. Theodore Tuttle, Paul H. Dunn, Hartman Rector, Jr., Loren C. Dunn, and Rex D. Pinegar. All in favor please signify. 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.

As Regional Representatives of the Twelve: 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 James E. Faust as associate managing directors. The Melchizedek Priesthood MIA: James E. Faust, managing director, with Marion D. Hanks and Robert L. Simpson as associate managing directors, and with all members of the board as at present 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 with all members of the committee as at present constituted. The Young Women: Ruth H. Funk, president; Hortense H. Child, first counselor; Ardeth G. Kapp, second counselor; and with all members of the committee as at present constituted.

The Relief Society: Barbara B. Smith, president; Janath R. Cannon, education counselor; Marian R. Boyer, homemaking counselor; and Mayola R. Miltenberger, secretary-treasurer, and 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; and with all members of the board as at present constituted.

In the Primary: Naomi M. Shumway, president; Sarah Melissa B. Paulsen, first counselor; Colleen B. Lemmon, second counselor; and with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Church Board of Education: 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.

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

The Tabernacle Choir: Just a note before I present them. We have a letter from the doctor of Isaac Stewart suggesting that he be relieved of his responsibilities at this time. The Choir has accepted his release to take effect September 1 when his successor will take over. In the Tabernacle Choir: Oakley S. Evans as president, Jerold D. Ottley as conductor, Alexander Schreiner as chief organist, Robert Cundick as organist, and Roy M. Darley as organist. All in favor of this proposition, please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

I think, President Kimball, the voting has been unanimous in the affirmative.