Juan A. Uceda
|Juan A. Uceda|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|3 April 2010|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Juan Alberto Uceda Andrade
10 July 1953
Juan Alberto Uceda Andrade (born 10 July 1953) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2010. He is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Uceda converted to the LDS Church in 1972. He served as a Mormon missionary in Peru. He has served in the church as a stake Sunday School president, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, and as president of the Lima Peru Magdalena Stake. Uceda was also president of the Lima Peru North Mission. He became an area seventy in 1995, during which time he was the second counselor in the presidency of the church's South America West Area.
Uceda worked in the Church Educational System as the area director for Peru and Bolivia. In 2003, Ucdea moved to New Jersey to help his father run their family business. At the time of his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, Uceda was living in Clifton, New Jersey and serving as a counselor in the presidency of the Caldwell New Jersey Stake. As a general authority, he served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's South America Northwest Area from 2010 to 2013. In August 2013, he became the president of that area, covering Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Uceda and his wife, Maria Isabel Bendezú, are the parents of five children.
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