Sheldon F. Child, 59, Manila, Philippines, sustained as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996, and now serving as president of the church's Philippines/Micronesia Area; former president of a retail home furnishing company; educated at Utah State University and the University of Utah; has served the church as a bishop, stake president, mission president and area authority; married to Joan Haacke Child.

Quentin L. Cook, 57, Manila, Philippines, sustained as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996; now serving as first counselor in the Philippines/Micronesia Area Presidency; former vice chairman of Sutter Health System, former president and chief executive officer of California Healthcare System and former managing partner in a California law firm; holds a bachelor's degree from Utah State University and a law degree from Stanford; has served the church as a bishop, stake president and counselor, regional representative and area authority; married to Mary Gaddie Cook.

Francisco J. Vinas, 51, Quito, Ecuador, sustained as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996; serving as president of the South America North Area; former administrator in the Church Educational System in Spain and Uruguay; holds a bachelor's degree from IAVA, Uruguay; is a former basketball coach and production cost supervisor for Bayer Co.; has served the church as a branch president, bishop, stake president, regional representative, mission president and area authority; married to Cristina Gaminara Vinas.