Leader Biography

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the president of the Chile Concepción South Mission (2006–2008). He has also served as an Area Seventy in the Chile Area and as a member of the South America South and Chile Area Presidencies. He recently served as an assistant executive director in the Missionary Department at Church headquarters. He is currently serving as a member of the Central America Area Presidency.

Elder Zeballos graduated with a degree in civil engineering at Santa Maria University in 1979. In 1991, he received his master of business administration from Brigham Young University. He worked as the manager of physical facilities for the Chile Area until 1989. After graduating from BYU, he worked as the manager of corporate affairs for Minera Escondida—BHP Billiton until he was called as a mission president in 2005.

Elder Zeballos has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Concepción Mission, bishop, stake president, regional representative, Area Seventy, and mission president.

Jorge Fernando Zeballos Ortiz was born in Ovalle, Chile, on July 19, 1955. He married Carmen Gloria Valenzuela in June 1982. They are the parents of five children.

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