The Sustaining of Church Officers

N. Eldon Tanner


 

Announcement was recently made of the appointment of Brother Finn B. Paulsen as the first president of the São Paulo Temple in Brazil and the call of his wife, Sara Melissa Broadbent Paulsen, as the matron to the temple. Until now Sister Paulsen has served ably as the first counselor in the general presidency of the Primary. It has been deemed advisable to release Sister Paulsen from the presidency of the Primary, which we now do, extending to her sincere appreciation and thanks for the service she has rendered. Will those of you who would like to join with us in expressing thanks as we release Sister Paulsen please indicate it by the usual sign. Thank you.

It is proposed that we sustain President Spencer W. Kimball as prophet, seer, and revelator, and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All in favor please manifest it by raising 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 Apostles, Elder Ezra Taft Benson. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

And as the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: Ezra Taft Benson, Mark E. Petersen, Delbert L. Stapley, LeGrand Richards, Howard W. Hunter, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, Bruce R. McConkie, L. Tom Perry, David B. Haight. 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, by the same sign.

The counselors in 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.

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 the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy: Franklin D. Richards, James E. Faust, J. Thomas Fyans, A. Theodore Tuttle, Neal A. Maxwell, Marion D. Hanks, and Paul H. Dunn. 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: Alma Sonne, Sterling W. Sill, Henry D. Taylor, Theodore M. Burton, Bernard P. Brockbank, James A. Cullimore, Joseph Anderson, William H. Bennett, John H. Vandenberg, Robert L. Simpson, O. Leslie Stone, William Grant Bangerter, Robert D. Hales, Adney Y. Komatsu, Joseph B. Wirthlin, S. Dilworth Young, Hartman Rector, Jr., Loren C. Dunn, Rex D. Pinegar, Gene R. Cook, Charles A. Didier, William R. Bradford, George P. Lee, Carlos E. Asay, M. Russell Ballard, Jr., John H. Groberg, Jacob de Jager, Vaughn J. Featherstone, Dean L. Larsen, Royden G. Derrick, Robert E. Wells, G. Homer Durham, James M. Paramore, Richard G. Scott. 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 as first counselor; and J. Richard Clarke as 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 Apostles as they are at present constituted.

The Young Men’s presidency to be appointed.

The Relief Society: Barbara Bradshaw Smith, president; Janath Russell Cannon, first counselor; and Marian Richards Boyer, second 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 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 Primary Association: Naomi Maxfield Shumway, president; Coleen Bushman Lemmon, first counselor; Dorthea Lou Christiansen Murdock, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

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

All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

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

The Tabernacle Choir: Oakley S. Evans, president; Jerold D. Ottley, conductor; Donald H. Ripplinger, associate conductor; Alexander Schreiner, chief organist; and Robert Cundick and Roy M. Darley, organists.

All in favor please manifest it. Those opposed, by the same sign.

It seems, President Kimball, that the voting has been unanimous in favor of those officers and the General Authorities presented.

President Kimball has suggested that Brothers Homer Durham, James Paramore, and Richard Scott, whom you have just sustained, take their seats in their proper order.