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), composed of the First Presidency, the Presiding Bishopric, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Council determines how 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.

This council was established by church founder Joseph Smith on July 8, 1838.[2]

Membership of the council[edit]

As of October 2017:

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Thomas S. Monson
(1927-08-21) August 21, 1927 (age 90)
16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)

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, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27)
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Ezra Taft Benson, November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) – March 3, 1995 (1995-03-03)

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04) – November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10)
LDS Church Apostle, called by David O. McKay, 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 84)
First Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Thomas S. Monson, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)

Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, April 6, 1995 (1995-04-06)

First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03) – April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by Robert D. Hales, 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 77)
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Thomas S. Monson, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02) – February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
LDS Church Apostle, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, October 7, 2004 (2004-10-07)
Presidency of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, 15 August 2002 (2002-08-15) – 2 October 2004 (2004-10-02)

First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, April 7, 1996 (1996-04-07) – October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
Second Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, 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 54)
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 66)
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 58)
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 93)
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 85)
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 89)
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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Jeffrey R. Holland
(1940-12-03) December 3, 1940 (age 76)
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 65)
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 77)
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 72)
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 66)
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 66)
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 62)
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 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)
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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There is currently a vacancy in the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes, due to the death of Robert D. Hales on October 1, 2017.[5]

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References[edit]

  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. 
  5. ^ "Elder Robert D. Hales Dies at Age 85: Elder Hales was called to the holy apostleship in 1994", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2017-10-01