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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Changes in Area Leadership Announced for August 2016

For purposes of information, the Church has announced the following changes in Area Leadership that will be effective on August 1. The changes include:

General Authority Seventies:
Marcus A. Aidukaitis, the former Second Counselor in the Brazil Area, will be the new First Counselor.
Ian S. Ardern will be released as President of the Philippines Area.
W. Mark Bassett will be the new Second Counselor in the Brazil Area.
Mark A. Bragg will be the new Second Counselor in the South America South Area.
Shayne M. Bowen, the former First Counselor in the Philippines Area, will be the new President.
Craig A. Cardon will be the new Second Counselor in the Pacific Area.
Carl B. Cook will be released as President of the Africa Southeast Area.
Lawrence E. Corbridge will be the new First Counselor in the South America Northwest Area
J. Devn Cornish will be released as President of the Caribbean Area.
LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. will be released as President of the Africa West Area.
Benjamin De Hoyos will be released as President of the Mexico Area.
Timothy J. Dyches will be released as Second Counselor in the Europe Area.
David F. Evans will be the new Second Counselor in the Asia Area.
Carlos A. Godoy, the former First Counselor in the South America Northwest Area, will be the new President.
Walter F. Gonzalez, the former President of the South America South Area, will be the new President of the Caribbean Area.
Allen D. Haynie, the former Second Counselor in the Philippines Area, will be the new First Counselor.
O. Vincent Haleck, the former First Counselor in the Pacific Area, will be the new President.
Kevin S. Hamilton, the former Second Counselor in the Africa Southeast Area, will be the new President.
Jörg Klebingat will be released as First Counselor in the Europe East Area.
Jairo Mazzagardi will be released as First Counselor in the Brazil Area.
James B. Martino will be the new First Counselor in the Europe East Area.
Marcus B. Nash will be the new First Counselor in the Africa West Area.
S. Gifford Nielsen, the former Second Counselor in the Pacific Area, will be the new First Counselor
S. Mark Palmer will be the new Second Counselor in the Africa Southeast Area,
Paul B. Pieper, the former First Counselor in the Mexico Area, will be the new President.
Allan F. Packer will be the new First Counselor in the South America South Area.
Rafael E. Pino will be the new Second Counselor in the Mexico Area.
Gary B. Sabin will be the new Second Counselor in the Europe Area.
Evan A. Schmutz will be the new Second Counselor in the Philippines Area.
Jose A. Teixeira, the former Second Counselor in the South America South Area, will be the new President.
Juan A. Uceda will be released as President of the South America Northwest Area.
Arnulfo Valenzuela, the former Second Counselor in the Mexico Area, will be the new First Counselor.
Francisco J. Vinas will be released as First Counselor in the South America South Area.
Terrence M. Vinson, the former First Counselor in the Africa West Area, will be the new President.

Area Seventies:
Siu Hong Pon will be released as Second Counselor in the Asia Area.

To help visualize these changes, you can find a PDF version of all August 2016 Changes in Area Leadership, click here