lDS Church announces releases and callings

Friday , October 11, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced various leadership changes at the Oct. 5 afternoon session of the Church’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference.

• First Quorum of the Seventy: Elder John B. Dickson, Elder Paul E. Koelliker and Elder F. Michael Watson of the First Quorum of the Seventy were released and granted emeritus status.

• Second Quorum of the Seventy: Elder Kent D. Watson of the Second Quorum of the Seventy was released.

• Area Seventies: Julio A. Angulo, 45, Bogota, Colombia; Peter F. Evans, 54, Salt Lake City; and Gennady N. Podvodov, 47, Donetsk, Ukraine, were sustained as Area Seventies.

César H. Hooker and Craig T. Wright were released as Area Seventies.

Area Seventies give part-time voluntary Church service within their assigned geographic areas and support area presidencies in international areas.

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