David L. Beck
|David L. Beck|
|21st General President of the Young Men|
|April 4, 2009– Incumbent|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Predecessor||Charles W. Dahlquist|
|Born||David LeRoy Beck
April 12, 1953
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Education||BSEE & MSEE|
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
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. 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.
On April 4, 2009, 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.
Beck is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization's governing body.
Beck is married to Robyn Erickson and they are the parents of four children.
- Dieter F., Uchtdorf (May 2009), "The Sustaining of Church Officers", Ensign, retrieved 2012-10-23
- Jason Swensen (May 18, 2013), "Counselor called to Young Men general presidency", Church News.
- Boy Scouts of America Annual Report 2011
- Liahona, May 2009: 142 http://www.lds.org/liahona/2009/05/news-of-the-church/david-l-beck, retrieved 2012-10-23 Missing or empty
- "Organization: General Auxiliaries", LDS.org, retrieved 2012-10-23