New callings and releases: First Quorum of the Seventy
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Elder Henry B. Eyring and Elder Glenn L. Pace were sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy during the Saturday afternoon session of conference.
Since April 1985, they had served as first and second counselors, respectively, in the Presiding Bishopric.Elder Eyring, 59, was appointed commissioner of education for the Church Educational System in September. (See Sept. 5 Church News.) As a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, he will continue in that position. Prior to his call to the Presiding Bishopric, he served as education commissioner from 1980-85. Before that, he had served as deputy commissioner.
A native of Princeton, N.J., he earned a master's degree and a doctorate of business administration from Harvard University. He was on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962-71, and was president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, from 1972-77. Elder Eyring has served as a regional representative, a member of the General Sunday School Board and a bishop. He and his wife, Kathleen Johnson Eyring, are parents of six children.
Elder Pace, 51, was employed by the Church's Welfare Services Department for nine years before his call to the Presiding Bishopric. For four of those years, he was the managing director. He has also served on the Missionary Executive Council.
A native of Provo, Utah, Elder Pace earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from BYU. A certified public accountant, he worked for a national accounting firm and was chief financial officer for a land development company. He has served as a bishop's counselor, stake clerk and youth leader. He and his wife, Jolene Clayson Pace, have six children.