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LDS Church officials announce new leaders in Quorum of the Seventy

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Oct 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-06 18:58:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced two new leaders in the Quorum of the Seventy Tuesday afternoon.

Left to right: Elder L. Whitney Clayton and Elder Gerrit W. Gong were selected to serve in leadership roles in the Quorum of the Seventy. Courtesy of LDS Church

Left to right: Elder L. Whitney Clayton and Elder Gerrit W. Gong were selected to serve in leadership roles in the Quorum of the Seventy. Courtesy of LDS Church

The announcement comes after three positions in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were filled Sunday. Elder L. Whitney Clayton will serve as the senior president of the Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Gerrit W. Gong will serve in the presidency.

Clayton succeeds Elder Ronald A. Rasband, who was selected to serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

The new apostles were selected after the deaths of Elder L. Tom Perry, Pres. Boyd K. Packer and Elder Richard G. Scott.

Along with Rasband, Elders Gary E. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were selected to fill the vacancies.

Read more about Elders L. Whitney Clayton and Gerrit W. Gong at mormonnewsroom.org.