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https://www.lds.org/topics/church-organization/how-the-church-is-organized?lang=eng&old=true

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The General Authorities consist of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy, the First and Second Quorums of the Seventy, and the Presiding Bishopric. (View General Authorities for more information on the roles of these leaders.)

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General Authority Seventies have authority to serve anywhere in the world. Other Seventies are called Area Seventies, and their authority is generally limited to the area where they serve.

https://www.lds.org/church/leaders/additional-quorums-of-the-seventy?lang=eng

Off the top of my head, GAs are considered lifetime jobs, though Seventies retire at 75 iirc.  Area Seventies are like Mission Presidents and may be retired or take sabbaticals from their job and serve for a limited time, but I am pulling that out of deep storage so really not sure.****

****after reading wiki, I can't tell if area Seventies operate like stake presidents where they have a full time job as well or operate like mission presidents and are fulltime, but limited in duration (6-10 years).

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Members of the Third through Eighth Quorums of the Seventy are not general authorities, and generally maintain their non-religious vocations. Unlike apostles and members of the First and Second Quorums, they are not required to relocate to Salt Lake City in order to be close to church headquarters. Members of these quorums are area seventies. As assigned, they carry out the duties typically carried out by members of the First and Second Quorums of Seventy,[25] which include reorganizing and creating stakes, training stake presidencies, presiding at stake conferences, serving in area presidencies, touring missions, and training mission presidents. They serve in their callings for approximately six to ten years. Upon their release, they cease to be area seventies and members of a quorum of the seventy, but retain the priesthood office of seventy.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventy_(LDS_Church)

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Your friend might be interested in this as well:

https://www.lds.org/prophets-and-apostles/unto-all-the-world/the-twelve-and-the-seventy-part-one?lang=eng

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The video that accompanies this article includes excerpts from Elder Rasband’s interview with President Packer, as well as statements from Area Seventies concerning the relationship of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Seventy.

NOTE: This is the first in a series of three articles about the Twelve and the Seventy. The next article will review the role of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve in the calling and training of the Seventy.

 

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3 hours ago, Calm said:

It has been confirmed for me that Area Seventies serve for 5 years, live in their own homes, keep their jobs, so very much like stake presidents

So do GA's usually move? And they serve unitl 75? Interesting.

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GA Seventies are the First and Second Quorums, though they don't separate them in the organizational chart.

They will receive emeritus status  after 70 (not 75) years of age or sooner if needed for health problems (unless called to be an apostle) and may hold other callings at the local level then.  Originally it was just the First Quorum, so the Second must have been changed to GA calling (in 1989 according to wiki) as well due to growth of the Church.

I don't know if most move to SLC or maybe a centralized location for the region they supervise, if any.

Will see if I can find something on that later...bedtime (this morning was my daughter's ECT treatment so it was an allnighter for me to be sure she was both ready for it and got some sleep).

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I know someone too who just got called as an Area 70. He is finishing up as a Mission Pres. and will move back to his home and then serve for 5 years as that, visiting stakes, missions in this area. He works as a lawyer and will continue to do that. Some could move for jobs which could necessitate a release. Great man though, very quiet

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6 hours ago, Calm said:

Will see if I can find something on that later...bedtime (this morning was my daughter's ECT treatment so it was an allnighter for me to be sure she was both ready for it and got some sleep).

That doesn't sound like fun but I hope it is helpful for her. My T1 now has been officialy diagnosed with celiacs...she's probably had it for years but the tests kept coming back negative until now. The bloating and stomach issues have been going on for a long time. 

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17 hours ago, Calm said:

It has been confirmed for me that Area Seventies serve for 5 years, live in their own homes, keep their jobs, so very much like stake presidents

Most keep their own jobs. I know of at least one case where the calling is a full-time thing.

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6 hours ago, The Nehor said:

Most keep their own jobs. I know of at least one case where the calling is a full-time thing.

And they weren't in the first or second Quorum?

I can see that happening if they were placed in charge of buildings or something else that needed professional full time treatment, something not usually included in General Authority oversight.  Or perhaps it was and the individual was well suited for the calling, but did not feel up to fulfilling the other requirements of becoming a general authority...perhaps his family did not want to move to SL or could not for instance.

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3 hours ago, Calm said:

And they weren't in the first or second Quorum?

I can see that happening if they were placed in charge of buildings or something else that needed professional full time treatment, something not usually included in General Authority oversight.  Or perhaps it was and the individual was well suited for the calling, but did not feel up to fulfilling the other requirements of becoming a general authority...perhaps his family did not want to move to SL or could not for instance.

The specific responsibility he was given was very time consuming.

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