David L. Beck

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David L. Beck
21st General President of the Young Men[1]
April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) – Incumbent
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Predecessor Charles W. Dahlquist
Personal details
Born David LeRoy Beck
(1953-04-12) April 12, 1953 (age 61)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Education BSEE & MSEE
Alma mater University of Utah
Spouse Robyn Erickson
Children 4
Parents Wayne Beck

David LeRoy Beck (born April 12, 1953) has been the general president of the Young Men organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2009.[1] He is the 21st man to serve in this assignment.

Beck was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. When he was ten years old his father, Wayne Beck, was called as president of the LDS Church's Brazilian Mission and Beck lived in Brazil with his parents and siblings for the next few years. In the early 1970s, Beck served as a missionary in the Brazil North Central (later the Brazil São Paulo North) Mission.

Beck holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in engineering administration, both from the University of Utah.

Beck has served in other positions in the LDS Church, including bishop, stake president and president of the Brazil Rio de Janeiro North Mission.

On April 4, 2009[1] at the 179th annual general conference of the LDS Church, Beck was accepted by the membership as president of the Young Men organization. Beck succeeded Charles W. Dahlquist and selected Larry M. Gibson and Adrián Ochoa as his counselors. After Ochoa was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2013, Beck selected Randall L. Ridd as his second counselor.[2]

Beck is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization's governing body.[3]

Beck is married to Robyn Erickson and they are the parents of four children.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Charles W. Dahlquist II
General President of the Young Men
April 4, 2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent