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Elder O. Vincent Haleck was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011, at age 62. At the time of his call, he was serving as president of the Samoa Apia Mission.

Elder Haleck received a bachelor degree in advertising and marketing from Brigham Young University in 1973. He owns a number of businesses in his native Samoa and served as president of Tuna Ventures, Inc., and Tropical Beverage Distributors, Inc. He has also been involved in philanthropy work for the Haleck Foundation.

Since joining the Church in 1966, Elder Haleck has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Apia Samoa Mission, bishop, stake high councilor, patriarch, stake president, and president of the Samoa Apia Mission.

Otto Vincent Haleck was born in Utulei, American Samoa, in January 1949. He married Peggy Ann Cameron in June 1972. They are the parents of three children and have seven grandchildren. Elder and Sister Haleck recently relocated from Pago Pago, American Samoa, to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013, at age 58. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southwest Area.

Elder Nielsen received a bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Brigham Young University. In 1978, the Houston Oilers selected him in the third round of the NFL draft. Following a six-year career as quarterback for the Oilers, he became the sports director for KHOU-TV in Houston for twenty-five years. In 1994, Elder Nielsen was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was one of the organizers of Memorial City Bank, becoming a board member and chairman of the executive committee.

Elder Nielsen has served in numerous Church callings, including seminary teacher, elders quorum president, Young Men president, counselor in full-time mission presidency, Sunday School president, bishop, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Stanley Gifford Nielsen was born in Provo, Utah, in October 1954. He married Wendy Olson in April 1975. They are the parents of six children and have nineteen grandchildren.

Elder Craig A. Cardon was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He has served as President of the Africa West Area and as editor of Church magazines. He is currently serving as an Assistant Executive Director in the Priesthood and Family Department.

Elder Cardon studied accounting and earned a bachelor of arts from Arizona State University. He received a master of public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School with a methodological area of concentration in leadership and was named a Littauer Fellow. Prior to his call in 2006 he was an entrepreneur with multiple business interests.

Elder Cardon has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Italian Mission, president of the Italy Rome Mission (1983–1986), stake president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, counselor in a bishopric, elders quorum president, institute instructor, and Gospel Doctrine teacher.

Craig Allen Cardon was born on December 30, 1948. He married Deborah Louise Dana in November 1970. They are the parents of eight children.