Elder Jorge F. Zeballos Of the First Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the Salina Utah Stake Conference January 30-31, 2016. He and Elder J Kevin Ence, Area Seventy, will be the two visiting General Authorities.
They will be attending to reorganize the Salina Utah Stake Presidency after their 9 years of faithful service.
“We are honored to have these two General Authorities visit our area. They will inspire the congregation with their words of encouragement. Please make plans to attend this spiritual occasion,” said Kirk Rasmussen, Salina Stake. “It will be a wonderful opportunity to extend an invitation to your family, friends and neighbors to attend. Other speakers will include President & Sister Nally of the Manti, Utah Temple and President & Sister Center of the Utah St. George Mission.
Elder Jorge F. Zeballos (As for pronunciation, it should be zuh-buy-ohs) was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the president of the Chile Concepcion Mission (2006-2008). He has also served as a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy in the Chile Area and as a member of the South America South and Chile Area Presidencies. He is currently serving as an Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department at Church headquarters. Elder Zeballos graduated with a degree in civil engineering at Santa Maria University in 1979. In 1991, he received his master of business administration from Brigham Young University. After graduating, he worked as a manager of physical facilities for the Chile Area until 1989. He then worked as the manager of corporate affairs for Minera Escondida Limitada, BHP Billiton until he was called as a mission president in 2005. Elder Zeballos has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Concepcion Mission Area Seventy, and mission president. Jorge Fernando Zeballos Ortiz was born in Ovalle, Chile, on July 19, 1955. He married Carmen Gloria Valenzuela in June 1982. They are the parents of five children.
Elder J. Kevin Ence was named a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2014. Elder Ence received an associate’s degree in business and accounting at Dixie College in 1976. He has worked as a real estate appraiser, a contractor, and a developer. Since 1995 he has also been a hotel owner and operator. Elder Ence has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in New Zealand, bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men president, stake president’s counselor, and stake president. John Kevin Ence was born in St. George, Utah, on May 9, 1955. He married Debra Houston in September 1976. They are the parents of seven children. Elder and Sister Ence reside in St. George, Utah.
Stake Conference will take place as follows: Stake Priesthood Leadership Saturday January 30, 4-6 pm, Adult Evening Session Saturday January 30th 7:00-9:00 p.m., and the General Session will be held Sunday January 31 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.