New Church Leadership Callings Announced During General Conference
Apr 3, 2021, 3:22 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2023, 12:17 am
(Tom Smart, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — A total of 11 people were called to leadership positions within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the April 2021 General Conference.
A new Primary General Presidency was called, as well as eight General Authority Seventies, and six Area Seventies were released.
President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency announced the changes during the Saturday afternoon session.
During his address, he also told Church members that 77 new Area Seventies were announced at a leadership meeting earlier in the week.
Elders Sean Douglas, Michael A. Dunn, Clark G. Gilbert, Alfred Kyungu, Carlos G. Revillo Jr. and Vaiangina Sikahema were released as Area Seventies and were then called as General Authority Seventies.
They were joined by Elders Patricio M. Giuffra and Alvin F. Meredith III.
Sister Camille N. Johnson was named President of the Primary General Presidency, while Sister Susan H. Porter and Sister Amy Wright were called as the First and Second Counselors respectively.
President Oaks also announced that Elders Robert C. Gay and Terence M. Vinson would be released from the Presidency of the Seventy effective Aug. 1, with Elders Paul V. Johnson and S. Mark Palmer filling those vacated seats.