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New Area Seventies

Published: Saturday, April 26 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT

Church members sustained 42 new Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the 184th Annual General Conference of the Church on April 5. Following is information about the new members of the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Quorums of the Seventy.

(The LDS Church News published a two-page chart on April 27 showing a photo and a short biography of each newly called Area Seventy. You can download the pages by selecting the .pdf link.)

Third Quorum of the Seventy

Vladimir N. Astashov, 34, Moscow, Russia; business owner/general director, Agel Enterprises; former stake presidency member, branch president, district president’s counselor and mission president’s counselor; wife: Anna Valerievna; three children.

Walter Chatora, 48, Johannesburg, South Africa; temple recorder, Johannesburg South Africa Temple; former stake president, bishop, bishop’s counselor, branch president, district presidency member, high councilor and stake president’s counselor; wife: Diana; three children.

Serhii A. Kovalov, 45, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine; managing director, Rikko Group - Plastics Fabricating Company, former mission presidency member, branch president, district president and mission president’s counselor; wife: Tanya; four children.

W. Jean-Pierre Lono, 54, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; surveyor, Ministry of Land Affairs; former stake president, branch president, high councilor and stake president’s counselor; wife: Angel; eight children.

Tasara Makasi, 40, Johannesburg, South Africa; CES area director, Africa Southeast Area Seminaries and Institutes; former high councilor, branch president’s counselor, district presidency member, district president and stake president; wife: Shamiso; three children.

Khumbulani Mdletshe, 49, Johannesburg, South Africa; CES institute director, Roodepoort South Africa CES Institute; former mission presidency member, bishop’s counselor, branch president’s counselor, branch president, high councilor, stake mission president’s counselor and stake president’s counselor; wife: Futhi; four children.

Alexey V. Samaykin, 37, Moscow, Russia; Church materials management manager, Europe East Area; former bishop and branch president; wife: Lidia; one child.

Fourth Quorum of the Seventy

Julio C. Acosta, 44, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; area welfare manager, Caribbean Area, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop; former mission presidency member, bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake mission president and stake president; wife: Ramona; two children.

Carlos F. Arredondo, 56, Villas del Bosque, Guatemala; manager of real estate in Central America Area, Corporation of the Presiding Bishop; former mission president, bishop, branch president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Lorena; five children.

Nicolás Castañeda, 46, Gómez Palacio, Mexico; manager, Torreon Self-Reliance Center; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, mission president, stake mission president’s counselor, stake mission president and stake president; wife: Blanca; five children.

Jose L. Isaguirre, 39, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico; plant manager, Gamesa Group (Pepsico); former assistant area auditor in the Mexico Ciudad Obregon Area Audit Office, bishop’s counselor, high councilor and stake president; wife: Iris; three children.

C. Walter Treviño, 50, Veracruz, Mexico; owner, wholesale seafood business; president of the México Veracruz Mission; former bishop’s counselor, high councilor and stake president’s counselor; wife: Esther; three children.

Fifth Quorum of the Seventy