LDS General Conference: New leadership changes

Published: Sunday, April 5 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

Elder James B. Martino, of Aubrey, Texas, was serving as an Area Seventy. With a BYU degree in business, he has worked for a family apparel company, formerly president and CEO and currently company chairman. He and his wife, Jennie Marie, are the parents of five children.

Elder Kent F. Richards, of North Salt Lake, is a former president of the Texas San Antonio Mission. A surgeon since 1977 with a medical degree from the University of Utah, he has served as senior vice president of a nonprofit system of hospitals, surgery centers, doctors and clinics and as a member of its board and executive committee. He and his wife, Marsha, have eight children.

Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer, of Salt Lake City, is a former stake president. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Utah, working as an associate professor there and later a physican of emergency medicine. After 13 years as vice president of clinical programs at a nonprofit system of hospitals, surgery centers, doctors and clinics, he currently he works part-time as a physician at a health clinic. He and his wife, Jo Ann Elizabeth, are the parents of five children.

Young Men General Presidency

David L. Beck was serving as a ward mission leader, and is a former president of the Brazil Rio de Janeiro North Mission. An executive with a manufacturing and distribution company who serves on the board of a technology college, he received a master's degree in engineering administration from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Robyn, are the parents of four children.

Larry M. Gibson was serving as a stake president. His professional career has been in technology, including as as vice president and chief information officer of a Fortune 500 company. He received a master's degree in computer science and information science from BYU. He and his wife, Shirley, have six children.

Adrian Ochoa, serving as high priests group leader and formerly was president of the Honduras San Pedro Sula Mission. With master's degrees in business and marketing from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon respectively, he has worked in advertising and film production in the United States and Mexico. He and his wife, Nancy, oversee humanitarian work in Latin America and are the parents of five children.

Released were Charles W. Dahlquist II, Dean R. Burgess and Michael A. Neider.

Sunday School

Russell T. Osguthorpe was serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy and had previously served as president of the South Dakota Rapid City Mission. With a doctorate in instructional psychology from BYU, he is director of the university's Center for Teaching and Learning and professor in the department of instruction psychology and technology. He and his wife, Lola, are the parents of five children.

David M. McConkie was serving as a stake president when called to the Sunday School general presidency. He is an attorney practicing law with a Salt Lake City-based firm, having received his law degree from the University of Utah. He is married to JoAnne Albrecht McConkie.

Matthew Ottesen Richardson has worked as a seminary instructor and instructor and professor at BYU, where he also served as associate dean of religious education. He and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of four children.

Released were A. Roger Merrill, Daniel K. Judd and William D. Oswald.

Area Seventies

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