New members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Second Quorum of the Seventy were announced Saturday afternoon, and three existing quorum members were reassigned.

Elders Sheldon F. Child, Quentin L. Cook and Francisco J. Vinas, who have been serving in the Second Quorum of the Seventy, have been called to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. They will serve until they receive emeritus status.Called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy for five-year assignments are Elders Athos M. Amorim, E Ray Bateman, Val R. Christensen, Ronald T. Halverson, Earl M. Monson, Merrill C. Oaks, H. Bryan Richards, Gordon T. Watts, Stephen A. West, Robert J. Whetten, Ray H. Wood, Ned B. Roueche, and D. Lee Tobler.

Athos M. Amorim, 65, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, retired Brazilian military officer; received his education at Colegio Militar do Rio de Janeiro, Escola Preparatoria de Cadets de Sao Paulo, Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras, and Escola Superior de Guerra; has served the church as branch, district, mission and temple president; married to Maria Alice Ferrao De Amorim.

E Ray Bateman, 60, Taylorsville, retired sales manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; serving as president of the California Carlsbad Mission; educated at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University; has served the church as a Sunday School teacher, bishop, multiregion welfare director, stake mission president and stake high councilor; married to Mira Dorene Odette Bateman.

Val R. Christensen, 62, Logan, retired vice president for student services at Utah State University; now serving as president of the Arizona Phoenix Mission; holds bachelor's and master's degrees at Utah State University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University; has also served the church as bishop's counselor, bishop, stake president, regional representative and stake missionary; married to Ruth Ann Wood Christensen.

Ronald T. Halverson, 61, Ogden, self-employed businessman; educated at Weber State College and the University of Utah; has been president of Halverson Mechanical Inc., Marlowe Plumbing and Heating, H&H Mechanical Inc., RHYCO Inc.; has served the church as a stake president and counselor, regional representative and member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy and area authority in the Utah North Area; married to Linda Kay Jensen Halverson.

Earl M. Monson, 65, Sandy, retired director of the church's Temples and Special Projects Division; former church international operations and maintenance manager and former consulting structural engineer; holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and master's degree from Iowa State University; has served the church as Sunday School president, bishop, stake high councilor, stake president and stake mission president; married to Donna Mae Hill Monson.

Merrill C. Oaks, 62, Provo, ophthalmologist now serving as president of the Washington Seattle Mission; holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his medial degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine; has also served the church as bishop, stake high councilor and stake president; married to Josephine Ann Christensen Oaks.

H. Bryan Richards, 63, Salt Lake City, self-employed businessman; holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University; former benefits administrator for E-Systems and former data processing manager for Litton; has served the church as Young Men president, bishop's counselor, stake president and counselor, regional representative and mission president; married to LynnAnne Taylor Richards.

Ned B. Roueche, 63, Kaysville, retired field engineer manager for IBM; graduated from Weber State College and Brigham Young University; has served the church as a bishop, stake high councilor, stake president's counselor, mission president and temple ordinance worker; married to JoAnn Sheffield Roueche.

D. Lee Tobler, 64, Marshalville, Ohio, retired executive vice president and chief financial officer for BF Goodrich Co.; holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and MPA degree from Northwest University; has served the church as a bishop, stake president and counselor, teacher and member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy and area authority in North American Northeast Area; married to Darlene Thueson Tobler.

Gordon T. Watts, 63, Roanoke, Texas, retired regional sales manager for Ford Motor Co./Glass Division; serving as president of the Philippines Quezon City Mission; graduate of Weber College and holds a bachelor's degree from Utah State University; has served the church as a bishop, stake high councilor, stake president and regional representative; married to Connie Welling Watts.

Stephen A. West, 63, Logan, retired senior vice president and general counsel for Marriott International Inc.; serving as president of the Texas San Antonio Mission; holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and holds a law degree from the University of Utah; has served the church as a Sunday School teacher, bishop, stake high councilor, temple sealer and ward mission leader; married to Martha Alice Sears West.

Robert J. Whetten, El Paso, Texas, retired banker now serving as president of the Paraguay Asuncion Mission; holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University; former president of Norwest Bank, El Paso, former financial consultant for firms in the United States and Mexico and former vice president of Citibank; has served the church as Sunday School teacher, missionary, bishop, stake high councilor and stake mission president; married to Raquel Whetten.

Ray H. Wood, 66, Salt Lake City, retired director of the church's Tax Division; holds bachelor's and law degrees of the University of Utah; retired tax partner for KPMG Peat Marwick and a former practicing attorney; has served the church as a bishop's counselor, bishop, stake high councilor and stake president; married to Ann Aylett Wood.