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Releases announced at LDS general conference

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 12:56 a.m. MDT

Saturday morning session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Saturday morning session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, inside the Conference Center. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Releases and Callings Announced at General Conference

The First Presidency announced on Oct. 5 various leadership changes at the Saturday afternoon session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church.

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, Utah and Gennady N. Podvodov, 47, Donetsk, Ukraine, were sustained as Area Seventies. César H. Hooker and Craig T. Wright were released as Area Seventies.

The congregation sings during the opening session of the 183rd Semiannual  General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Salt Lake City.   (Tom Smart, Deseret News) The congregation sings during the opening session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

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

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