Jorge F. Zeballos

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Jorge F. Zeballos
First Quorum of the Seventy
5 April 2008 (2008-04-05)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Jorge Fernando Zeballos
(1955-07-19) 19 July 1955 (age 59)
Ovalle, Chile

Jorge Fernando Zeballos (born 19 July 1955) has been a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2008. He is the first Chilean to be a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and the second Chilean to serve as a general authority of the LDS Church. The first was Eduardo Ayala.

Zeballos was born in Ovalle, Chile. He joined the LDS Church when he was twelve and later served as a missionary for the church in Concepción.[1] Zeballos and his wife, Carmen Gloria Valenzuela, traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to marry in the São Paulo Brazil Temple.[1] They are the parents of five children.

Zeballos holds a degree in civil engineering from Federico Santa María Technical University and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

In his professional life, Zeballos worked as a mining engineer and later as a manager of corporate affairs for a mining company. For a time he managed corporate affairs for Minera Escondida, which was at that point the biggest copper-producing mine in the world. He also managed the church's physical facilities in Chile.

Zeballos has served in a number of assignments in the LDS Church, including bishop, high councilor, stake president, regional representative and area authority.

At the time of his call as a general authority, Zeballos was serving as president of the church's Chile Concepción South Mission. He served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Chile Area from August 2008 to August 2012 and as a counselor in the South America South Area since August 2012.

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  1. ^ a b "Area Authority in Chile", Ensign, March 1999, pp. 68–69.

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