Elder Walter F. Gonzalez, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Brigham Young University campus devotional Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Elder Gonzalez is presiding over Church affairs in the Southern States. He was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church on March 2001. He had previously served in the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy and as an Area Authority in the South America North Area.
Prior to these positions, Elder Gonzalez was the director of the Church Education System for the South America North Area.
Elder Gonzalez earned a law degree at Universidad de la República in Uruguay and studied economics at Universidad de la Fraternidad in Argentina. He also earned a technician’s degree in business administration at Instituto CEMLAD in Ecuador and later, he received a bachelor of general studies degree from Indiana University.
Writer: Ricardo Castro