Council on the Disposition of the Tithes

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The Council on the Disposition of the Tithes (also known as the Council on the Disposition of Tithing) is a leadership body in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) that is composed of the First Presidency, the Presiding Bishopric, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Council determines how the tithing funds of the church will be spent. The Council oversees revenue, investments and expenditures valued at billions of dollars per year. While the LDS Church produces an annual report and employs an independent auditing department which reviews the financial activities of the church,[1] it has not published full financial reports since 1959.

The Council was established by church founder Joseph Smith on 8 July 1838.[2] As of October 2015, the members of the Council are:

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Thomas S. Monson
(1927-08-21) August 21, 1927 (age 88)
16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03) – incumbent
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (with Boyd K. Packer as Acting President), March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) – February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
First Counselor in the First Presidency, March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27)
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) – March 3, 1995 (1995-03-03)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04) – November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10)
LDS Church Apostle, October 10, 1963 (1963-10-10)
Chairman, Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System

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Henry B. Eyring
(1933-05-31) May 31, 1933 (age 82)
First Counselor in the First Presidency, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
LDS Church Apostle, April 6, 1995 (1995-04-06)
First Quorum of the Seventy, October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03) – April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, April 1, 1985 (1985-04-01) – October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)
Was President of Ricks College from 1971 to 1977. First Vice Chairman, Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System.

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(1940-11-06) 6 November 1940 (age 75)
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02) – February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
LDS Church Apostle, October 7, 2004 (2004-10-07)
Presidency of the Seventy, 15 August 2002 (2002-08-15) – 2 October 2004 (2004-10-02)
First Quorum of the Seventy, April 7, 1996 (1996-04-07) – October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
Second Quorum of the Seventy, April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02) – April 7, 1996 (1996-04-07)
Only the eleventh apostle to be born outside the United States. Second Vice Chairman, Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System

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Gérald Caussé
(1963-05-20) May 20, 1963 (age 52)
Presiding Bishop, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by Gary E. Stevenson, March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31) – October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05) – March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)

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Dean M. Davies
(1951-09-05) September 5, 1951 (age 64)
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by Gérald Caussé, October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by Gary E. Stevenson, March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31) – October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)

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W. Christopher Waddell
(1959-06-28) 28 June 1959 (age 56)
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by Gérald Caussé, 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Thomas S. Monson, 2 April 2011 (2011-04-02) – 9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)

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Russell M. Nelson
(1924-09-09) September 9, 1924 (age 91)
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03)[3][4]
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 12, 1984 (1984-04-12)
27th and current President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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Dallin H. Oaks
(1932-08-12) August 12, 1932 (age 83)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 7, 1984 (1984-04-07)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, May 3, 1984 (1984-05-03)
A former professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, a former president of Brigham Young University, and a former justice of the Utah Supreme Court. Member, Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System; Chairman, CES Executive Committee of the Board.

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M. Russell Ballard
(1928-10-08) October 8, 1928 (age 87)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 10, 1985 (1985-10-10)
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, February 21, 1980 (1980-02-21) – October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 3, 1976 (1976-04-03) – October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06)
Grandson of both Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard; direct descendent of Joseph F. Smith and Hyrum Smith.

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Robert D. Hales
(1932-08-24) August 24, 1932 (age 83)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 7, 1994 (1994-04-07)
Presiding Bishop, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06) – April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06)
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)

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Jeffrey R. Holland
(1940-12-03) December 3, 1940 (age 75)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Howard W. Hunter, June 23, 1994 (1994-06-23)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Howard W. Hunter, June 23, 1994 (1994-06-23)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – June 23, 1994 (1994-06-23)
A former president of Brigham Young University. Member, Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System; Member, CES Executive Committee of the Board.

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David A. Bednar
(1952-06-15) June 15, 1952 (age 63)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 7, 2004 (2004-10-07)
A former president of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

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Quentin L. Cook
(1940-09-08) September 8, 1940 (age 75)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 11, 2007 (2007-10-11)
Presidency of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, August 1, 2007 (2007-08-01) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, April 5, 1998 (1998-04-05) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
Second Quorum of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, April 6, 1996 (1996-04-06) – April 5, 1998 (1998-04-05)

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D. Todd Christofferson
(1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 71)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)
Presidency of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15) – April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 3, 1993 (1993-04-03) – April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)

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Neil L. Andersen
(1951-08-09) August 9, 1951 (age 64)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 9, 2009 (2009-04-09)
Presidency of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, August 15, 2005 (2005-08-15) – April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 3, 1993 (1993-04-03) – April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04)

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Ronald A. Rasband
(1951-02-06) February 6, 1951 (age 65)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
Presidency of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, August 15, 2005 (2005-08-15) – October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, April 1, 2000 (2000-04-01) – October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)

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Gary E. Stevenson
(1955-08-06) August 6, 1955 (age 60)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
Presiding Bishop, called by Thomas S. Monson, March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31) – October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05) – March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)

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Dale G. Renlund
(1952-11-13) November 13, 1952 (age 63)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Thomas S. Monson, October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Thomas S. Monson, April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) – October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)

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  1. ^ "Church Auditing Department Report, 2014".
  2. ^ Doctrine and Covenants, section 120:1
  3. ^ With the death of Boyd K. Packer on July 3, 2015, Nelson became the second most senior apostle among the ranks of the church, resulting in him being the de facto President of the Quorum. He was officially set apart in that capacity July 15, 2015.
  4. ^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (July 15, 2015). "Russell M. Nelson: New President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles". MormonNewsroom.org.