GENERAL CONFERENCE

Church calls new Sunday School General Presidency, General Authority Seventies

Apr 6, 2024, 10:47 AM | Updated: 10:52 am

Gabriel W. Reid, Paul V. Johnson and Chad H Webb were called as the new Sunday School General Presi...

Gabriel W. Reid, Paul V. Johnson and Chad H Webb were called as the new Sunday School General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY — A new Sunday School General Presidency was called during the Saturday morning session of the 194th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Eleven new General Authority Seventies were also announced by President Dallin H. Oaks during the session.

Sunday School General Presidency

  • Paul V. Johnson, President
  • Chad H Webb, First Counselor
  • Gabriel W. Reid, Second Counselor

President Johnson is originally from Gainesville, Florida. He and his wife, Jill, have nine children. He obtained three degrees from Brigham Young University and a doctor of education degree from Utah State University. He has served as a General Authority Seventy since April 2005.

Brother Webb was raised in southeastern Idaho and currently lives in Layton, Utah. He and his wife, Kristi, have six children. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Since 2008, he has served as administrator of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. Brother Webb was recently released as a stake president.

Brother Reid was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He and his wife, Heather, have four children. Brother Reid played football for Brigham Young University and in the National Football League. He also owned a construction and environmental construction management company. Brother Reid is currently serving as president of the Australia Sydney Mission.

New General Authority Seventies

  • David L. Buckner
  • Gregorio E. Casillas
  • Aroldo B. Cavalcante
  • I. Raymond Egbo
  • D. Martin Goury
  • Karl D. Hirst
  • Christopher H. Kim
  • Sandino Roman
  • Steven D. Shumway
  • Michael B. Strong
  • Sergio R. Vargas

Biographies for each of the new Seventies can be found here.

President Oaks also announced that eight General Authority Seventies (Elders Ian S. ArdernShayne M. BowenPaul V. JohnsonS. Gifford NielsenBrent H. NielsonAdrián OchoaGary B. Sabin, and Evan A. Schmutz) will be released and receive emeritus status on Aug. 1. Elder Carlos A. Godoy was released from his service in the Presidency of the Seventy, effective Aug. 1.

KSL TV has produced a weekend of special programming for the 194th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday and Sunday. The programming includes several original documentaries that you’ll see only on KSL TV.

KSL TV special programming for General Conference weekend April 2024

KSL 5 TV Live

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WATCH: ‘Temples Now Dot the Land’

Utah will soon have 28 operating temples. Some are still under construction, restoration or in the Open House period. A few have recently been dedicated. In this program we will focus on the 14 newest temples in Utah by telling the stories of the people connected to them. We will also provide an historic look […]

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“Heritage of Holiness: The Kirtland Story of Faith” delves into the rich tapestry of history surrounding the transfer of ownership of the Kirtland Temple from the Community of Christ to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as other significant historical artifacts and buildings, such as the Red Brick Store in Nauvoo. […]

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It’s been just over 60 years since missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were sent to the Philippines to do missionary work. During this time church membership has grown quickly, and today the Philippines has the fourth-largest population of Latter-day Saints of any country in the world. For this documentary we […]

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Church calls new Sunday School General Presidency, General Authority Seventies