|First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric|
|31 March 2012|
|Called by||Gary E. Stevenson|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|5 April 2008– 31 March 2012|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|End reason||Called as First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric|
|Born||Gérald Jean Caussé
20 May 1963
|Spouse||Valérie Lucienne Babin|
Gérald Jean Caussé (born 20 May 1963) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2008 and is the first person from France appointed as a general authority. On March 31, 2012, he became first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the LDS Church.
Caussé was born in Bordeaux and raised as a Latter-day Saint, his parents joining the church when he was six months old. Causse became the Sunday School president in his branch when he was 16, filling a position normally only given to adults.
Causse served for a year in the French Air Force. He has a master's degree in business from École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales.
Prior to his call as a general authority, Caussé was the general manager and a member of the board of Pomona, France's largest food distributor.
Caussé was president of the Paris France Stake of the LDS Church from 2001 to 2007. In April 2007, he became an Area Seventy in the Europe West Area of the church. On 5 April 2008, Caussé became a member of the church's First Quorum of the Seventy. For most of his four years as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy Caussé served in the presidency of the church's Europe Area.
On 31 March 2012, he was called as the first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. Under the direction of the First Presidency, the Presiding Bishopric is tasked with general oversight of many of the church's day-to-day operations. Among other areas of management, this includes the construction and maintenance of church meetinghouse facilities around the world.
Caussé and his wife, Valérie, were married on 5 August 1986 in the Bern Switzerland Temple. They are the parents of five children.
- "Brief biographies of new leaders called to LDS Church hierarchy", Deseret Morning News, 2008-04-05.
- Melissa Merrill, "Bishop Gérald Caussé: Example was set Service is a means to testimony", Church News, May 20, 2012.
- Church News, 5 May 2001.[full citation needed]
- Church News, 2007-04-21.[full citation needed]
- Twila Van Leer, "LDS Church announces changes to presiding bishopric, Relief Society presidency, First Quorum of the Seventy", Deseret News 31 March 2012.
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles|
Richard C. Edgley
|First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
March 31, 2012 –