Elder Ulisses Soares was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2005, at age 46. He has served as a counselor and president in the Brazil South Area and is now serving as a counselor in the Africa Southeast Area.
Elder Soares received a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and economics from the School of Economic Science-PUC in 1985. Later, he received an MBA from INPG. His professional career has included being an accountant and auditor for a multinational corporation in Brazil, and as the director for temporal affairs in the Church area office in São Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his call to be a General Authority, he was on a training assignment for Physical Facilities/Welfare Services for the Church in Salt Lake City.
During his many years of Church activity, he has been a full-time missionary in the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission, elders quorum president, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake executive secretary, regional welfare agent, stake president, and president of the Portugal Porto Mission (2000-2003).
Ulisses Soares was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on October 2, 1958. He married Rosana Fernandes in 1982. They are the parents of three children.