Elder Ulisses and Sister Rosana Soares

Elder Ulisses and Sister Rosana Soares

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


Elder Ulisses Soares was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on March 31, 2018. He had been serving as a General Authority Seventy since April 2, 2005, and was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on January 6, 2013. He served previously as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area, President of the Brazil Area, and counselor in the Brazil South Area.

Elder Soares received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and economics from the São Paulo Pontifical Catholic University, School of Economic Science in 1985 and later received a Master of Business Administration degree. He was an accountant and auditor for multinational corporations in Brazil and director for temporal affairs in the Church area office in São Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he was serving on a special assignment for the Presiding Bishopric of the Church in Salt Lake City.

Elder Soares has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, elders quorum president, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, stake executive secretary, regional welfare agent, stake president, and president of the Portugal Porto Mission from 2000 to 2003.

Elder Soares married Rosana Fernandes in October 1982. They are the parents of three children and have five grandchildren.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

In a beautiful set of scriptures in John 14, the Savior counsels us to not be troubled; that by believing in Him, we find peace, hope, and joy. He further promises that He will not leave us comfortless.

In life, we are often faced with adversity, temptation, and difficulty. How have you felt the Savior’s arms around you as you have experienced trials in your life? What counsel and hope would you offer to others who are in the midst of a challenge of their own?