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New Area Seventies

43 members sustained in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth quorums of the Seventy April 3, 2010
Published: Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Ian S. Ardern

IAN S. ARDERN, 56, Hamilton, New Zealand; institute director/seminary coordinator; most recently served as president of the Fiji Suva Mission (2005-2008); former bishop, high councilor, mission president and stake presidency member. Wife, Paula; four children.

Philip K. Bussey

PHILIP K. BUSSEY, 54, Issaquah, Washington; CEO, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce; currently serving as president of the Bellevue Washington Stake; former bishop and stake mission president. Wife, Cathy; three children.

Rene J. Cabrera

RENÉ J. CABRERA, 58, Cochabamba, Bolivia; temple recorder, Cochabamba Temple; currently serving as family history adviser for Bolivia; former bishop, high councilor and mission president. Wife, Teresa; two children.

Renato Capelletti

RENATO CAPELLETTI, 42, Cuiaba, Brazil; financial manager, car dealership; currently serving in the presidency of the Brazil Cuiaba Mission; former bishop, branch president, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Rossiane; four children.

Paul D. M. Christensen

PAUL D. M. CHRISTENSEN, 51, Langley, Canada; CEO, Willow Spring Construction; recently released as president of the Abbotsford British Columbia Stake; former bishop and stake president. Wife, Laurie Rae; four children.

Rogerio G. R. Cruz

ROGÉRIO G. R. CRUZ, 58, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; owner, electronics store; currently serving as president of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Madureira Stake; former bishop, high councilor and stake mission president. Wife, Dejane Valenca; four children.

Donald D. Deshler

DONALD D. DESHLER, 63, Overland Park, Kansas; professor of special education, University of Kansas; recently released as president of the Lenexa Kansas Stake; former high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Carol Ann; four children.

George R. Donaldson

GEORGE R. DONALDSON, 52, Denbigshire, Wales; coordinator, Church Educational System; currently serving as first counselor of the England Missionary Training Center; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Christine; four children.

Ini B. Ekong

INI B. EKONG, 41, Etigan, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria; building contractor; currently serving in the presidency of the Nigeria Calabar Mission; former stake president. Wife, Affiong; no children.

Christian Fingerle

CHRISTIAN FINGERLE, 42, Usingen, Germany; Church Educational System area director; currently serving as ward mission leader; former bishop, branch presidency member, branch president, high councilor and stake president. Wife, Sibylle Evelyn; five children.

Craig G. Fisher

CRAIG G. FISHER, 59, Morgan, Utah; owner, Don Julio Foods; currently serving as ward single adult adviser; former bishop, high councilor and mission president. Wife, Julia; five children.

Jerryl L. Garns

JERRYL L. GARNS, 59, Stevenson Ranch, California; advertising photographer; currently serving as Aaronic Priesthood adviser; former bishop, high councilor and stake president. Wife, Mary; four children.

Jack N. Gerard

JACK N. GERARD, 52, McLean, Virginia; president & CEO, American Petroleum Institute; recently released as president of the McLean Virginia Stake; former bishop and stake president. Wife, Claudette; eight children.

Keith Giddens

M. KEITH GIDDENS, 53, Acworth, Georgia; business consultant; currently serving as president of the Cartersville Georgia Stake; former bishop, mission president, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Rhonda; four children.

Brent J. Hillier

BRENT J. HILLIER, 49, Centennial, Colorado; president/CEO, Benefit Health Advisor; recently released as president of the Parker Colorado Stake; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Klaudette; six children.

Jui Chang Juan

JUI CHANG JUAN, 51, Taichung, Taiwan; employed at English Language School/Institute of Useful Learning; currently serving as president of the Taichung Taiwan Stake; former branch presidency member, district presidency member and stake presidency member. Wife, Chia Hsiu; four children.

George M. Keele

GEORGE M. KEELE, 62, Garnerville, Nevada; attorney, George M. Keele A.P.C.; currently serving in the presidency of the Las Vegas West Mission; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Judy; four children.

Dane O. Leavitt

DANE O. LEAVITT, 53, Cedar City, Utah; chairman and CEO, Leavitt Group; recently released as president of the Cedar City University 2nd (Student Single) Stake; former bishop, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Ruth; six children.

Alexander T. Mestre

ALEXANDER T. MESTRE, 40, Mérida, Venezuela; coordinator, Church Educational System; currently serving in the presidency of the Mérida Venezuela Stake; former bishop, high councilor, mission president and stake presidency member. Wife, Miriam; four children.

Arayik V. Minasyan

ARAYIK V. MINASYAN, 55, Artashat, Armenia; teacher of physical education, QSI International School; currently serving in the presidency of the Armenia Yerevan Mission; former branch presidency member, branch president and district president. Wife, Mariam; three children.

T. Jackson Mkhabela

T. JACKSON MKHABELA, 49, Gauteng, South Africa; physical facilities area director, Corporation of the President; recently released as president of the Soweto South Africa Stake; former bishop, branch presidency member, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Dorah; three children.

S. Gifford Nielsen

S. GIFFORD NIELSEN, 55, Sugar Land, Texas; business line leader, The Arbinger Institute; currently serving as president of the Houston Texas South Stake; former bishop. Wife, Wendy; six children.

Valentin F. Nunez

VALENTÍN F. NUNEZ, 42, Santiago, Chile; director of Church employment center; currently serving as president of the Santiago Chile San Miguel Stake; former bishop. Wife, Maria; three children.

Jeffery E. Olson

JEFFERY E. OLSON, 57, Valley Stream, New York; associate provost for Online Learning and Services, St. John's University; currently serving as president of the Lynbrook New York District; former bishop, branch presidency member, high councilor, stake mission president and stake president. Wife, Julie; nine children.

R. Ingvar Olsson

R. INGVAR OLSSON, 61, Haninge, Sweden; temple recorder, Stockholm Sweden Temple; currently serving as area family history adviser; former bishop, high councilor, regional representative, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Barbro Anita Kristina; ten children.

Robert N. Packer

ROBERT N. PACKER, 54, Lafayette, California; self-employed; currently serving as high councilor; former bishop, branch presidency member, high councilor and mission president. Wife, Shelley; five children.

Nathaniel R. Payne

NATHANIEL R. PAYNE, 60, Chanhassen, Minnesota; neonatologist; recently released as bishop; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Shauna; five children.

Cesar A. Perez

CESAR A. PEREZ JR., 55, Cebu, Philippines; institute director, Church Educational System; most recently served as president of the Philippines Cagayan de Oro Mission (1998-2001); former bishop, branch presidency member, mission president and stake president. Wife, Fe; two children.

Fouchard Pierre-Nau

FOUCHARD PIERRE-NAU, 37, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; area coordinator, Church Educational Systems; currently serving as Sunday School teacher; former mission president and stake mission president. Wife, Regine; three children.

Michael J. Reall

MICHAEL J. REALL, 61, Columbia, Missouri; coordinator, Church Educational System; currently serving as president of the Columbia Missouri Stake; former bishop and high councilor. Wife, Shela; nine children.

Edson D. G. Ribeiro

EDSON D. G. RIBEIRO, 40, Sete Lagoas, Brazil; owner of a company that manufactures and sells furniture; currently serving in the presidency of the Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission; former district president, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Rosália Delfino; four children.

Brad K. Risenmay

BRAD K. RISENMAY, 61, Othello, Washington; insurance sales, Sloan-Leavitt Insurance; currently serving as a sealer in the Columbia River Washington Temple; former bishop, mission president and stake president. Wife, Elaine; six children.

Mozart B. Soares

MOZART B. SOARES, 48, Jaboatao Dos Guararapes, Brazil; CEO, Bandeira Factoring Fomento Commercial Ltda.; currently serving as public affairs director of the Recife Regional Committee; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Roxana; five children.

Carlos Solis

CARLOS SOLIS, 54, Lima, Peru; operations & maintenance regional manager, Presiding Bishopric Office; currently serving as high councilor; former bishop, branch presidency member, high councilor, mission president and stake president. Wife, Betty; three children.

Norland De Lopes Souza

NORLAND DE LOPES SOUZA, 53, Joao Pessoa, Brazil; auditor, Medico Unimed; recently released as president of the Joao Pessoa Brazil Stake; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Ana; three children.

Kouzou Tashiro

KOUZOU TASHIRO, 62, Kumamoto-ken, Japan; CEO, Tashiro Co.; currently serving as Sunday School teacher; former district president, stake mission president and stake president. Wife, Akiko; six children.

Omar Villalobos

OMAR VILLALOBOS, 46, Tlalnepantla, Mexico; management control auditor, COP; currently serving as area trainer of local unit auditors; former bishop, district presidency member, high councilor, mission president, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Sonia; five children.

W. Christopher Waddell

W. CHRISTOPHER WADDELL, 50, San Diego, California; first vice president of investments, Merrill Lynch; currently serving in the presidency of the California Carlsbad Mission; former bishop, high councilor, mission president and stake president. Wife, Carol; four children.

Alan J. Webb

ALAN J. WEBB, 55, Island Park, Idaho; consultant; currently serving as high councilor; former bishop, high councilor and mission president. Wife, Merrilee; five children.

Gerardo J. Wilhelm

GERARDO J. WILHELM, 55, Puerto Montt, Chile; real estate; currently serving in the presidency of the Puerto Montt Chile Stake; former high councilor, mission president, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Silvia; three children.

Kevin J. Worthen

KEVIN J. WORTHEN, 53, Provo, Utah; advancement vice president, Brigham Young University; recently released as president of the Provo Utah Sharon East Stake; former bishop, high councilor, stake presidency member and stake president. Wife, Peggy; three children.

Craig T. Wright

CRAIG T. WRIGHT, 42, Suffolk, England; operations director, Liftshare; recently released as bishop of the Gorleston Ward, Norwich England Stake; former bishop, high councilor and stake president. Wife, Joanne Marie; four children.

Jim L. Wright

JIM L. WRIGHT, 52, Mesa, Arizona; attorney/partner in Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC; currently serving as ward missionary; former bishop, high councilor and stake president. Wife, Tina; 10 children.

Area Seventies released during the April 2010 general conference:

Jorge M. Alvarado

Homero S. Amato

Manuel Araiz

Jorge D. Arrevillaga

Marcelo Bolfarini

Fernando E. Calderon

Gabriel A. Campos

Chu-Jen Chia

Flávio A. Cooper

Ronaldo da Costa

John C. Dalton

Kevin R. Duncan

Randy D. Funk

Robert H. Garff

Gerrit W. Gong

Frerich J. Gorts

S. Horacio Guzmán

Ronald J. Hammond

Stephen W. Hansen

Yu Chen (Philip) Ho

Patrick Kearon

Christiaan H. Kleijweg

Larry R. Lawrence

Robert W. Lees

F. Rene Loli

Juan A. Machuca

Per G. Malm

Carlos S. Obata

Alexander A. Odume

A. Rolando Oyola

Melvin R. Perkins

James C. Perry

John C. Pingree

Dinar M. Reyes

D. Chad Richardson

Maury W. Schooff

Hans T. Sorensen

John C. Taggart

Donald P. Tenney

G. Perrin Walker

Johann A. Wondra

Kazuhiko Yamashita