LDS Church News

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

Blake R. Alder, 54, Boise, Idaho; COO and CFO, Brighton Corporation; former bishop, high councilor and stake president; wife: Sheryl Ann; four children.

Jorge T. Becerra, 51, Sandy, Utah; president of the California Arcadia Mission; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, branch president’s counselor, mission president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Debbie; five children.

Michael H. Bourne, 58, Salt Lake City; physician (orthopedic surgery), Salt Lake Orthopedic Clinic; former Sunday School teacher, bishop, high councilor and stake president; wife: Judi; five children.

J. Kevin Ence, 58, St. George, Utah; owner/manager, hotels; former bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Debbie; seven children.

Michael R. Jensen, 65, Price, Utah; partner/attorney, Jensen & Carpenter Law Office LLC; former Sunday School teacher, bishop, bishop’s counselor, mission presidency member, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Camille; seven children.

Bryan R. Larsen, 58, Logan, Utah; physician, Northern Utah Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Specialists; former bishop, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Jackie; five children.

Dale H. Munk, 63, Mapleton, Utah; chief executive officer, Bungee Labs, Inc./Corp.; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: JoAnn; five children.

Steven K. Randall, 64, Layton, Utah; owner/principal broker, Welch Randall Real Estate; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Kathy; five children.

R. Scott Runia, 56, Provo, Utah; private wealth advisor, Merrill Lynch; former bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Tammy; seven children.

Edwin A. Sexton, 54, Rexburg, Idaho; associate academic vice president for curriculum and online, Brigham Young University-Idaho; former bishop, high councilor, mission president, stake mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Dawna; six children.

Sixth Quorum of the Seventy

Alain L. Allard, 62, Terrebonne, Canada; manager of field relations, Canada and Northern U.S., Family History Department; former bishop, branch president’s counselor, district president, high councilor and stake president; wife: Nicole; two children.

K. Mark Frost, 55, Flagstaff, Ariz.; CPA/partner, HintonBurdick CPAs & Advisors; former bishop, bishop’s counselor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Mary; seven children.

Leonard D. Greer, 59, Gilbert, Ariz.; attorney, Raymond, Greer & Sassaman, P. C.; former stake mission preparation class teacher, bishop, bishop’s counselor, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Julie; four children.

Milan F. Kunz, 59, Philadelphia, Pa.; retired; former temple ordinance worker, bishop, mission president and stake president’s counselor; wife: Leslie; five children.

Seventh Quorum of the Seventy

Rómulo V. Cabrera, 60, Montevideo, Uruguay; sales manager, hardware business; former bishop, high councilor, mission presidency member, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Ada; four children.

José C. F. Campos, 49, Recife, Brazil; CES institute director, Recife Brazil North CES Institute; former bishop, branch president’s counselor, branch president, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, mission president and stake president; wife: Eva; four children.

Maurício G. Gonzaga, 50, Maringá, Brazil; partner, Colline Import-Export; president of the Brazil Maceio Mission, former bishop, bishop’s counselor, district president’s counselor, mission president’s counselor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Claudia; three children.

Sergio L. Krasnoselsky, 54, La Plata, Argentina; coordinator, CES, Seminaries and Institutes, La Plata Argentina; former multistake youth conference area adviser, bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Florencia; five children.

Geraldo Lima, 47, Manaus, Brazil; president of the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, former bishop, high councilor, mission president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Lucia; three children.

Eduardo A. Norambuena, 55, Copiapo, Chile; manager of the administration and finance department, Municipality of Copiapo; former stake family history center director, bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor and stake president; wife: Ercilia; three children.

Raimundo Pacheco De Pinho, 49, São Paulo, Brazil; president of the Brazil São Paulo Interlagos Mission, former bishop, mission president’s counselor and stake president’s counselor; wife: Beatriz; three children.

Marco A. Rais, 53, São Paulo, Brazil; institute regional director, Brazil Seminaries and Institutes; former bishop, mission president’s counselor, mission president, stake mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Inez; six children.

Raúl H. Spitale, 53, Cordoba, Argentina; co-owner, distribution wholesale motorcycle parts; former bishop, bishopric first counselor, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, mission president, stake mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Mónica; five children.

Juan A. Urra, 56, Concepción, Chile; general manager, paperboard manufacturing company; former high priests group leader, bishop, mission president’s counselor, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Soledad; five children.

Eighth Quorum of the Seventy

Taiichi Aoba, 59, Ehime, Japan; independent potter; former branch president, district president and mission president’s counselor; wife: Mutsumi; five children.

Zeno Chow, 55, Hong Kong, China; director and global account manager of global trade and receivables, HSBC; former Sunday School teacher, mission president’s counselor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Esther; two children.

A. Johan Johansson, 44, Auckland, New Zealand; translation manager, Pacific Area, Publishing Services Department; former mission presidency member, bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Martha; four children.

Tae Gul Jung, 52, Sejong-Si, South Korea; Asia North Area director, Seminaries and Institutes; former mission presidency member, bishop’s counselor, branch president’s counselor, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Mi Kyung; five children.

Wisit Khanakham, 62, Bangkok, Thailand; retired; former mission presidency member, branch president’s counselor, branch president, district president and stake president; wife: Sumamaan; two children.

Yutaka Onda, 61, Yokohama, Japan; CES regional director, Seminaries and Institutes; former assistant area auditor, mission president’s counselor, mission president, stake president’s counselor and stake president; wife: Noriko; four children.