“Changes in Seventy, Young Men, Sunday School,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 108
Changes in the Presidency of the Seventy previously announced in June were sustained by Church members during the Saturday afternoon session of conference. In addition, 9 members of the Seventy were released, 24 Area Authority Seventies were released, and 3 new Area Authority Seventies were called. The presidencies of the Sunday School and Young Men were reorganized.
Elder Charles Didier and Elder Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. were sustained as new members of the Presidency of the Seventy, replacing Elders L. Aldin Porter and Marlin K. Jensen. Elder Porter was released and received emeritus status, and Elder Jensen had been called in August to serve in the Europe Central Area Presidency.
Elder Samuelson was sustained as the new general president of the Sunday School, with Elders John H. Groberg and Richard J. Maynes as counselors. Elder Jensen was released as president of the Sunday School, with his counselors, Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder John H. Groberg.
Elder F. Melvin Hammond of the Seventy was sustained as the new general president of the Young Men, with Elders Glenn L. Pace and Spencer J. Condie as counselors. Elder Robert K. Dellenbach, who had been serving as Young Men general president, was called to serve in the Pacific Islands Area Presidency in August. He was released at this conference with his counselors, Elders Hammond and John M. Madsen.
Along with Elder Porter, Elders John K. Carmack, Vaughn J. Featherstone, L. Lionel Kendrick, and Rex D. Pinegar were released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and given emeritus status.
Also released as General Authorities were four members of the Second Quorum of the Seventy: Elders Richard E. Cook, Wayne M. Hancock, Richard B. Wirthlin, and Ray H. Wood.