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Australian Executive Makes Media Waves When He Quits Job to Serve as a General Authority

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Elder Peter F. Meurs, born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, husband of Maxine, and father of four, was just another name on the list of new members of the Quorum of the Seventy.

However, his decision to quit his role as an executive director on the board of Fortescue Metal Groups (an iron ore company) is garnering attention from the media, especially in his home country. The impact of the decision is only compound when you consider Meurs was considered “the man most likely to replace Andrew Forrest as chief executive” according to the Sydney Herald.

In speaking to the news organization about the role he’ll take on for the Church, Meurs said, “It is completely different and I see it as a chance to give back after receiving many blessings and having many great opportunities. It’s a chance to be a teacher and a leader and to try and help other people with their lives.”

You can watch the special video produced by the Church’s Pacific Area YouTube channel below:

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