Five new general authorities were called to full-time service and other changes among Area Authority Seventies were announced Saturday during the 177th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
lder Zivic, 58, served as second counselor in the South America South Area presidency. He has also been president of the Spain Bilbao Mission, a regional representative, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop and bishop's counselor. He is a certified public accountant and received an accounting degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He worked in the manufacturing and marketing fields. He married Dina Noemi Alvarez, and they are the parents of five children.
Also sustained Saturday were 46 Area Authority Seventies, who give volunteer support for members of the church's Area Presidencies within their assigned geographic areas.
They are: Richard K. Ahadjie, 52, Accra, Ghana; Ruben V. Alliaud, 41, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Climato C.A. Almeida, 44, Vitoria, Brazil; Sergio M. Anaya, 45, Zapopan, Mexico; Wilford W. Andersen, 57, Mesa, Arizona; Fernando J.D. Araujo, 50, Curitiba, Brazil; Nolan D. Archibald, 63, Potomac, Md.; Carlos L. Astorga, 46, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Hector Avila, 45, Celaya, Mexico; Marvin T. Brinkerhoff, 59, Beaverton, Ore.
Also, M. Anthony Burns, 64, Miami, Fla.; David Cabrera, 44, Naucalpan, Mexico; Rafael E. Castro, 45, La Ceiba, Honduras; Gerald J. Causse, 43, Seine, France; Robert E. Chambers, 46, Pocatello, Idaho; Yoon Hwan Choi, 49, Seoul, South Korea; Kim B. Clark, 58, Rexburg, Idaho; David L. Cook, 49, Pittsford, N.Y.; Nelson D. Cordova, 48, Commerce, Calif.; Gary L. Crittenden, 53, New Canaan, Conn.; and Stephen L. Fluckiger, 55, Sunnyvale, Texas.
Also, Jovencio A. Guanzon, 55, Manila, Philippines; Mario E. Guerra, 54, Santiago, Chile; Luis S. Hernandez, 40, Tijuana, Mexico; Garith C. Hill, 52, Hillcrest, South Africa; Frederick C. Ihesiene, 63, Aba, Nigeria; David H. Ingram, 61, Newnan, Georgia; Tetsuji Ishii, 56, Toyohashi, Japan; Kapumba T. Kola, 54, Kinshasa, Congo; Richard K. Melchin, 60, Calgary, Canada; R. Bruce Merrell, 61, Mercer Island, Wash.; Peter F. Meurs, 50, Kingsley, Australia; Benson E. Misalucha, 44, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines; Enrique J. Montoya, 46, Trujillo, Peru; K. Brett Nattress, 42, Fruitland, Idaho.
Also, Russell T. Osguthorpe, 60, Provo, Utah; Gamaliel Osorno, 48, Caracas, Venezuela; Patrick H. Price, 61, Salt Lake City; Paulo R. Puerta, 60, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ruben L. Spitale, 48, Cordoba, Argentina; Nata C. Tobias, 49, Barroca, Brazil; Frank V. Trythall, 59, Granite Bay, Calif.; Terence M. Vinson, 56, Kenthurst, Australia; Taniela B. Wakolo, 39, Suva, Fiji; Richard W. Wheeler, 52, Ephraim, Utah; and Scott D. Whiting, 45, Kailua, Hawaii.
Released from part-time service as Area Authority Seventies were: D. Allen Andersen, C. Elmer Black, Ildefonso de Castro Deus, Oscar W. Chavez, Hector A. Davalos, Carlos R. Fernandez, Carlos J. Garcia, John R. Gibson, Jose L. Gonzalez, Paulo Grahl, Beaver T. Ho Ching, Emmanuel A. Kissi, Erich W. Kopischke, G. Steven Laney, Barry Lee, James B. McDonald, Gerald A. Mead, Jorge Mendez, Rodrigo Myrrha, Carlos A. Perez, Richard G. Peterson, Eric B. Shumway, Joseph W. Sitati, A. Kim Smith, W. Blake Sonne, Gary M. Stewart, Michael J. The, Robert B. White and John W. Yardley.