New Asia Area Presidency Begins Service in Hong Kong

New Asia Area Presidency Begins Service in Hong Kong

Elder Randy D. Funk was serving as First Counselor in the Asia Area Presidency when he was called to serve as the Asia Area President, replacing Elder Gerrit W. Gong. Prior to his calling into the presidency, Elder Funk was president of the India Bangalore Mission. In addition to mission president, he has served as a full-time missionary in Indonesia, bishop, high councilor, stake president and Area Seventy.

Elder Funk received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Utah State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah. Professionally he was an attorney and partner in a law firm in Denver, Colorado. He also served on the board of directors of several community organizations.

Elder Funk was born in Logan, Utah (USA) and is married to Andrea Clyde. They are the parents of six children.

Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong was the Asia Area Second Counselor and is now serving as First Counselor. He was serving as an Area Seventy in the Asia Area when he was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy. Since joining the Church in 1982, Elder Wong has served in numerous other Church callings, including ward financial clerk, ward clerk, Sunday School president, Young Men president, bishop’s counselor, bishop, stake president’s counselor and stake president.

He received both a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and an Associate of Science degree in computer science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. He also received an MBA from the Hong Kong Open University. In his professional life he was the founder and partner of a business and quality consulting company and also worked at a materials testing and inspection group.

Elder Wong was born in Hong Kong. He is married to Carol Lu and they are the parents of four children and have one granddaughter.

Elder Siu Hong Pon was named a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2012.  He is currently serving as Second Counselor in the Asia Area Presidency.

Elder Pon received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of East Asia in 1993. He began his career working for the Church in February 1980 and has served in several management positions in the Asia Area Finance Department. Prior to his retirement on March 1, 2015, he served in the Asia Area Controller position for 15 years.

Elder Pon has served in numerous Church callings, including bishop, branch president, mission president’s counselor, and stake president.

Siu Hong Pon was born in Hong Kong on July 2, 1958. He married Cindy Wai King Chiu in October 1982. They are the parents of four children. Elder and Sister Pon reside in Hong Kong SAR, China.

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