Elder Angel Abrea

Elder Angel Abrea

Emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Elder Abrea was born September 12, 1933.  He married Maria Victoria Chiapparino, also a native of Buenos Aires, on July 4, 1957, and their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1966.  They are the parents of three daughters and have eleven grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Elder Abrea graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and was employed as a certified public accountant by Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Buenos Aires prior to being called to preside over the Argentina Rosario Mission.  His civic service included serving as Secretary of the Treasury in the city of San Miguel, General Sarmiento Department.  

Prior to his call as a General Authority, his Church assignments included calls to serve as president of the Argentina Rosario Mission, as Regional Representative, as president of the Buenos Aires Stake and the Buenos Aires West Stake.  Earlier he served as district president, branch president, and counselor to a mission president.  

Elder Angel Abrea was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 1981.  He served in the Philippines Area Presidency, the North America Southwest Area Presidency, and as president of the México North Area.  He was named an Emeritus General Authority in August 2003.  

Since receiving his call as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, Elder Abrea has served as an Assistant Executive Director of the Temple Department, as Executive Administrator to Peru and Bolivia, as a counselor in the Mexico/Central America Area Presidency, as president of the Buenos Aires Temple, and as a counselor in the South America North Area Presidency.  He has also served as a counselor in the Utah South Area of the Church and as an Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department.