David L. Beck
|David L. Beck|
|21st Young Men General President|
|April 4, 2009– April 4, 2015|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Predecessor||Charles W. Dahlquist|
|Successor||Stephen W. Owen|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|Born||David LeRoy Beck
April 12, 1953
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Education||BSEE & MSEE|
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
Beck was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. When he was ten years old his father, Wayne Beck, was called as president of the LDS Church's Brazilian Mission and the entire family lived in Brazil for the next few years. In the early 1970s, Beck served as a missionary in the Brazil North Central (later the Brazil São Paulo North) Mission.
On April 4, 2009, at the LDS Church's 179th annual general conference, Beck was accepted by the membership as president of the Young Men organization. Beck succeeded Charles W. Dahlquist and selected Larry M. Gibson and Adrián Ochoa as his counselors. After Ochoa was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2013, Beck selected Randall L. Ridd as his second counselor.
Beck is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization's governing body. At the LDS Church's April 2015 general conference, Beck was released and succeeded by Stephen W. Owen.
Beck is married to Robyn Erickson and they are the parents of four children.
- Dieter F., Uchtdorf (May 2009), "The Sustaining of Church Officers", Ensign, retrieved 2012-10-23
- Jason Swensen (May 18, 2013), "Counselor called to Young Men general presidency", Church News.
- Boy Scouts of America Annual Report 2011
- "David L. Beck: Young Men General President", Liahona, p. 142, May 2009, retrieved 2012-10-23
- "General Authorities and General Officers: Brother David L. Beck", LDS.org, retrieved 2012-10-23