David F. Evans
|David F. Evans|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 2, 2005|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Born||David Frewin Evans|
August 11, 1951
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Spouse(s)||Mary Dee Shepherd|
|Parents||David C. Evans|
Joy F. Evans
Early life, education, career, and family
Evans was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, where his father David C. Evans worked for Bendix Corporation. His mother, Joy F. Evans, served as a counselor to Barbara W. Winder in the Relief Society General Presidency from 1984 to 1990.
Evans served as a missionary in the church's Japan Mission from 1970 to 1972. After his mission, he received a bachelor's degree in community health education from the University of Utah and a juris doctorate from Brigham Young University. He then worked as a member of the Salt Lake City law firm of Durham, Jones and Pinegar. He later worked as an executive with SEI USA in Newport Beach, California, and was a partner in the law firm of Snell and Willmer.
Evans married Mary Dee Shepherd in 1973 and they are the parents of eight children.
LDS Church service
In the LDS Church, Evans has served as a bishop, stake Young Men president, scoutmaster, and counselor in a stake presidency. From 1998 to 2001, Evans was president of the church's Japan Nagoya Mission.
In 2002, Evans became the president of the Salt Lake University 4th Stake, a stake for married students of the University of Utah living off-campus. In August 2004, it was decided these individuals should attend the regular geographical wards in which they resided and the stake was disbanded. Evans then became president of the Salt Lake Emigration Stake, a position he remained in until his call as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy at the church's April 2005 General Conference.
As a general authority, he has served as a counselor and as president of the Asia North Area, and also as a counselor in the presidency of the Asia Area. In addition, he has been an Assistant Executive Director in the church's Priesthood and Missionary departments, and from 2011 to 2015 he served as Executive Director of the Missionary Department. He was succeeded as Executive Director of the Missionary Department by Brent H. Nielson.
- Church News, June 7, 2008;[full citation needed] October 6, 2007;[full citation needed] April 23, 2005;[full citation needed] April 27, 2002[full citation needed]
- Deseret Morning News 2008 Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007) pp. 44, 283
- "Elder David F. Evans Of the Seventy," Liahona, May 2005, p. 122