Five members of the Quorums of the Seventy were released and designated emeritus general authorities in the Saturday afternoon session of the church’s general conference.
Elders Spencer J. Condie, Bruce C. Hafen, Kenneth Johnson, Glenn L. Pace and Lance B. Wickman — all serving in the First Quorum of the Seventy — were released and given emeritus status in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elder Condie was sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 1, 1989, at age 48. He was later sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy Oct. 3, 1992. Elder Condie has now completed 21 ½ years as a general authority.
Elder Bruce C. Hafen has served in the First Quorum of the Seventy since April 6, 1996, called at age 55. Elder Hafen and his wife Marie have been called to serve as the President and Matron of the St. George Utah Temple.
Elder Kenneth Johnson now completes more than 20 years of service as a general authority. He was sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy March 31, 1990 and to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 3, 1993.
Elder Glenn L. Pace was called more than 25 years ago to serve as the second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. He was later sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy Oct. 3, 1992.
Four others were released Saturday afternoon including Elders Spencer V. Jones and Wolfgang H. Paul of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and two Area Seventies, Elders Fernando Maluenda and Jose L. Torres.