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FOUR SUSTAINED TO NEW SEVENTY CALLINGS

Four new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy, including three who were serving in the Second Quorum of the Seventy, were sustained Saturday morning. Prior to their call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, Elders John B. Dickson, Jay E. Jensen and David E. Sorensen had served as members of the Second Quorum since their call as General Authorities on June 6, 1992. Elder W. Craig Zwick was the other new member sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy.

Elder Dickson, 51, has been serving as first counselor in the South America South Area.He was born in Tacoma, Wash., and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from BYU. Prior to becoming a General Authority, he was vice president and partner of Summit Timber Company, an independent sawmill and timber operation in Washington. He is former president of Northwest Independent Forest Manufacturers, a timber company association.

Elder Dickson has served as president of the Mexico City Mexico North Mission, regional welfare agent, stake president and counselor, and missionary. He and his wife, Delores Jones Dickson, have eight children.

Elder Jensen, 53, has been serving as president of the South America North Area.

He is a native of Mapleton, Utah, and received a bachelor's degree in Spanish, a master's degree in Church history and doctrine, and a doctorate in education from BYU. Prior to his call as a General Authority, Elder Jensen was director of scriptures coordination for the Church, coordinating the translation, publication, and distribution of the scriptures. Previously, he was director of curriculum for the Church Educational System and director of training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.

Elder Jensen has served as president of the Colombia Cali Mission, stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, branch president and missionary. He and his wife, Lonna Lee Child Jensen, have six children.

Elder Sorensen, 61, has been serving as president of the Asia North Area. He was previously a member of the Asia and Utah South area presidencies.

A native of Aurora, Utah, he studied at BYU, Utah State University and the University of Utah. After service with the U.S. Army, Elder Sorensen was chairman and chief executive officer of North American Health Care, a hospital chain. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he was vice chairman of the Nevada Community Bank in Las Vegas, Nev.

He has served as president of the Canada Halifax Mission, stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop and counselor. He and his wife, Verla Anderson Sorensen, are the parents of seven children.

Elder Zwick, 47, is a native of Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah.

He has been serving the past two years as executive director of the Utah State Department of Transportation. He is a former president and chief executive officer of Zwick Construction Company and a former vice president of Okland Construction Company. He has also served as a member of the University of Utah Alumni Board, a member of the Utah Symphony Board of Directors, a member of the Utah Education Foundation, and a member of the Utah Air Travel Council. While in the construction industry, he served on the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Elder Zwick has served as a mission president in Chile, high councilor, stake Young Men president, and bishop's counselor. He and his wife, Janet Johnson Zwick, are parents of four children.