David L. Beck

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David L. Beck
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Beck speaking to the young men in Arkansas.
21st Young Men General President[1]
April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) – April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)
Called byThomas S. Monson
PredecessorCharles W. Dahlquist
SuccessorStephen W. Owen
End reasonHonorably released
Personal details
BornDavid LeRoy Beck
(1953-04-12) April 12, 1953 (age 66)
Salt Lake City, Utah
EducationBSEE & MSEE
Alma materUniversity of Utah
Spouse(s)Robyn Erickson
ParentsWayne Beck

David LeRoy Beck (born April 12, 1953) was the 21st Young Men General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2009[1] to 2015.

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.

Beck holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in engineering administration, both from the University of Utah.

Beck has served in other positions in the LDS Church, including bishop, stake president and president of the Brazil Rio de Janeiro North Mission.

On April 4, 2009,[1] 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.[2]

Beck is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization's governing body.[3] 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.


  1. ^ a b c Dieter F., Uchtdorf (May 2009), "The Sustaining of Church Officers", Ensign, retrieved 2012-10-23
  2. ^ Jason Swensen (May 18, 2013), "Counselor called to Young Men general presidency", Church News.
  3. ^ "Boy Scouts of America Annual Report 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-17.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Charles W. Dahlquist II
General President of the Young Men
April 4, 2009 - April 4, 2015
Succeeded by
Stephen W. Owen