J. Devn Cornish

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J. Devn Cornish
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 2, 2011 (2011-04-02)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born John Devn Cornish
(1951-04-12) April 12, 1951 (age 63)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

John Devn Cornish (born April 12, 1951) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2011. He is a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

Cornish was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George O. Cornish and Naomi Black. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He spent his professional life as a medical doctor, specializing in newborn intensive care.

Cornish served as a major in the United States Air Force. He married Elaine Simmons in the Manti Utah Temple in 1973. They are the parents of six children.

Cornish was a full-time missionary for the LDS Church in the GuatemalaEl Salvador Mission. He has served as an elders quorum president, ward Young Men president, bishop, high priests group leader, stake president, president of the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission (2003–06), and area seventy.[1]

On April 2, 2011, Cornish was sustained by church members as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. Since August 2011, Cornish has been a member of the presidency of the church's Caribbean Area.[2][3][4] He became the area's president in August 2014.[5]

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