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Counselors named in Young Men presidency

Published: Saturday, May 17, 1997

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The First Presidency has announced the reassignment of Elder Vaughn J Featherstone of the Seventy as president of the Pacific Area and his release as first counselor in the Young Men general presidency.

Succeeding him as first counselor in the Young Men presidency is Elder F. David Stanley, who previously served as second counselor. Called as second counselor is Elder Robert K. Dellenbach. Both are members of the Seventy.Elders Stanley and Dellenbach will serve as counselors to Elder Jack H Goaslind of the Presidency of the Seventy, who is general president of the Young Men. Elder Goaslind has served as Young Men president since October 1990.

Elder Featherstone, 65, served as first counselor in the Young Men presidency since Oct. 5, 1996. Previously he served as second counselor. Elder Featherstone was called as a General Authority in 1972, first serving as second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, and then sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy on Oct. 1, 1976. Since then, he has served as president of the North America Northeast Area, North America Southeast Area, Philippines/ Micronesia Area and Utah South Area. He has also served as general president of the Young Men.

Elder Stanley, 61, second counselor in the North America Southeast Area, has been a General Authority since June 6, 1992. He has also served in the Africa Area presidency.

Elder Dellenbach, 60, is second counselor in the Utah North Area and an assistant executive director in the Missionary Department. He was called as a General Authority on March 31, 1990. Previous callings include serving in the Europe Area presidency and in the Young Men general presidency.