Ulisses Soares

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Ulisses Soares
First Quorum of the Seventy
2 April 2005 (2005-04-02)
Presidency of the Seventy
January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)
Personal details
Born (1958-10-02) 2 October 1958 (age 58)
São Paulo, Brazil
Spouse(s) Rosana Fernandes Morgado
Children 3

Ulisses Soares (born 2 October 1958) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2005 and a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy since January 2013.

Soares was born in São Paulo, Brazil, the son of Apparecido and Mercedes Carecho Soares. His family joined the LDS Church when he was about five. As a young man, Soares served as a Mormon missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission.

Soares was educated in Brazil, receiving a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Pontificia Catholic University and an MBA from the National Institute of Postgraduate Study.[1] Prior to his call as a general authority, Soares was employed as the director of temporal affairs for the LDS Church's Brazil South Area. He had worked for Pirelli Tire Company but was convinced by Donald L. Clark to take a job as a senior auditor for the church. After Clark was called as a mission president, Soares replaced him as director of temporal affairs.

In 1995, Soares was appointed the first president of the São Paulo Brazil Cotia Stake.[2] Soares served as president of the Porto Portugal Mission from 2000 to 2003.

In 2005, Soares became a member of the LDS Church's First Quorum of the Seventy. He has served as a counselor and as president in the church's Brazil South Area and as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area. On January 6, 2013, Soares became a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, replacing Walter F. González. In this capacity, Soares has had responsibility for the church's North America Southeast Area,[3] along with the Idaho and North America Central areas.[4]

Soares married Rosana Fernandes Morgado in the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple in 1982. They initially met when they were both missionaries in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. They have three children.


  1. ^ "Elder Ulisses Soares", Liahona, May 2013, p. 139.
  2. ^ 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007) p. 323.
  3. ^ "Elder Soares called to Presidency of Seventy", Church News, December 15, 2012, p. 13.
  4. ^ Morgenegg, Ryan (12 November 2015). "Changes announced for Area Presidencies". Church News. 


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