Presidency of the Seventy

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Historically, seven members of the First Quorum of the Seventy are called to serve as the Presidency of the Seventy. This precedent was broken, however, when Elder Robert C. Oaks of the Second Quorum of the Seventy was sustained to the Presidency to fill the vacancy created by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Since then, others have been called from the Second Quorum to serve in the Presidency.

They preside over the Quorums of the Seventy and serve the Quorum of the Twelve and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Presidency of the Seventy is unique in that not only are there seven members but all seven hold the keys of presidency. The man with the longest tenure of uninterrupted service is called to preside over the other six, as directed by revelation in Doctrine and Covenants 107:93–94.

The Presidency (as of the April 2016 General Conference) consists of:

Surname Given Names Sustained Age Sust. Born City Born State/Country Children
Clayton L. Whitney 199610055 Apr 2008   58 19340624 Feb 1950   Salt Lake City Utah 7
Christensen Craig C. 200710063 Apr 2012   56 1949030618 Mar 1956   Salt Lake City Utah 4
Soares Ulisses 200710066 Jan 2013   54 194911062 Oct 1958   São Paulo Brazil 3
Robbins Lynn G. 200710065 Apr 2014   61 1952110627 Oct 1952   Springville Utah 7
Gong Gerrit W. 200804056 Oct 2015   56 1950020623 Dec 1953   Redwood City California 4
Juan A. Uceda 2008040530 Sep 2017   64 1950020610 Jul 1953   Lima Peru 5
Kearon Patrick 2008040530 Sep 2017   56 1950020618 Jul 1961   Carlisle England 4

Source: Mormon Newsroom