Gérald Caussé

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Gérald Caussé
Presiding Bishop
October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Predecessor Gary E. Stevenson
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31) – October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
Called by Gary E. Stevenson
Successor Dean M. Davies
End reason Called to be Presiding Bishop
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05) – March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
End reason Called to be First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Personal details
Born Gérald Jean Caussé
(1963-05-20) May 20, 1963 (age 52)
Bordeaux, France
Spouse(s) Valérie Lucienne Babin
Children 5

Gérald Jean Caussé (born 20 May 1963) has been the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 9 October 2015. He is the fifteenth man to serve in this position.[1] He has been a general authority of the LDS Church since 2008 and was the first person from France appointed as a general authority.

Caussé was born in Bordeaux and raised as a Latter-day Saint, his parents joining the church when he was six months old.[2] Causse became the Sunday School president in his branch when he was 16, filling a position normally only given to adults.[3]

Causse served for a year in the French Air Force. He has a master's degree in business from École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales.

Prior to his call as a general authority, Caussé was the general manager and a member of the board of Pomona, France's largest food distributor.

Caussé was president of the Paris France Stake of the LDS Church from 2001 to 2007.[4] In April 2007, he became an Area Seventy in the Europe West Area of the church.[5] On 5 April 2008, Caussé became a member of the church's First Quorum of the Seventy.[2] For most of his four years as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy Caussé served in the presidency of the church's Europe Area.

On 31 March 2012, he was called to served as the first counselor to Gary E. Stevenson in the Presiding Bishopric. When Stevenson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October 2015, Caussé succeeded him as the church's Presiding Bishop. Under the direction of the First Presidency, the Presiding Bishopric is tasked with general oversight of many of the church's day-to-day operations. Among other areas of management, this includes the construction and maintenance of church meetinghouse facilities around the world.[6]

Caussé and his wife, Valérie, were married on 5 August 1986 in the Bern Switzerland Temple. They are the parents of five children.



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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Gary E. Stevenson
Presiding Bishop
October 9, 2015 -
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Richard C. Edgley
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
March 31, 2012 - October 9, 2015
Succeeded by
Dean M. Davies