Elder Juan A. Uceda

Elder Juan A. Uceda

Leader Biography

Elder Juan A. Uceda was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2010. At the time his call he was serving as a counselor to the president of the Caldwell New Jersey Stake. From 2010 to 2013 he served as a Counselor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency and from 2013 to 2016 he served as the President of the South America Northwest Area. He is currently serving as the Assistant Executive Director to the Missionary Department and Area Assistant to the North America Southeast Area.

Elder Uceda was educated in Peru. He enrolled at Jose Carlos Mariategui Institute in Lima, where he studied accounting and public relations. He also studied business administration at the Centro Andino de G.E. Institute. He is a graduate of San Luis Gonzaga University, where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Elder Uceda worked in the Church Educational System as area director for Peru and Bolivia. He left Peru in 2003 to move to New Jersey to assist his father with their family business.

Since joining the Church in 1972, Elder Uceda has served in numerous callings, including full- time missionary in the Lima Peru Mission, stake Sunday School presidency, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, president of the Lima Peru North Mission (1992–1995), and Area Seventy.

Juan Alberto Uceda Andrade was born in Lima, Peru on July 10, 1953. He married Maria Isabel Bendezu in March 1979. They are the parents of five children.

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