Releases and Callings Announced at General Conference

The First Presidency announced on Oct. 5 various leadership changes at the Saturday afternoon session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church.

First Quorum of the Seventy Elder John B. Dickson, Elder Paul E. Koelliker and Elder F. Michael Watson of the First Quorum of the Seventy were released and granted emeritus status.

Second Quorum of the Seventy Elder Kent D. Watson of the Second Quorum of the Seventy was released.

Area Seventies Julio A. Angulo, 45, Bogota, Colombia; Peter F. Evans, 54, Salt Lake City, Utah and Gennady N. Podvodov, 47, Donetsk, Ukraine, were sustained as Area Seventies. C├ęsar H. Hooker and Craig T. Wright were released as Area Seventies.

Area Seventies give part-time voluntary Church service within their assigned geographic areas and support area presidencies in international areas.