List of general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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The following individuals are the current general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (previously shortened to LDS Church). Included are the individuals' hierarchical position and some of their current specialized assignments in the church, if any.

General authorities[edit]

First Presidency[edit]

Name Hierarchical position Ordained Age Tithe[a] CES Board[b]
Russell M. Nelson Church President 1984-04-07
2018-01-14[1]
95.1 Member Chairman
Dallin H. Oaks First Counselor in the First Presidency
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles[2]
1984-05-03 87.2 Member First Vice Chairman
Henry B. Eyring Second Counselor in the First Presidency[3] 1995-04-06 86.3 Member Second Vice Chairman

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles[edit]

Not shown: Gary E. Stevenson
Name Hierarchical position Ordained Age Tithe[a] CES Board[b] Area [c] Other assignments [d]
M. Russell Ballard Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles[4] 1985-10-10 91 Member
Jeffrey R. Holland Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 1994-06-23 78.8 Member Board Member.
Chairman, Executive Committee[5]
Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2004-10-07[6] 78.9 Member Europe & Europe East[7] Chair, Missionary Executive Council
Chair, Correlation Executive Council[7]
David A. Bednar Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2004-10-07 67.3 Member Board Member[5]
Member, Executive Committee
Middle East/Africa North[8] Chair, Temple and Family History Executive Council[9][10]
Quentin L. Cook Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2007-10-11 79.1 Member Board Member[5] Mexico[8]
Central America[11]
Chair, Priesthood and Family Executive Council[12]
D. Todd Christofferson Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2008-04-10 74.7 Member Brazil[13] Member, Missionary Executive Council[14]
Neil L. Andersen Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2009-04-09 68.2 Member Pacific & Philippines[15] Member, Missionary Executive Council[14]
Ronald A. Rasband Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2015-10-08 68.7 Member South America South[11] Chairman, Church Public Affairs Committee[16][17]
Chairman, Church Hymnbook and Children's Songbook Revision Committee[18]
Gary E. Stevenson Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2015-10-08 64.2 Member Member, Temple and Family History Executive Council[19]
Dale G. Renlund Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2015-10-08 66.9 Member Board Member[5] Caribbean & South America Northwest[13] Member, Temple and Family History Executive Council[19]
Gerrit W. Gong Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2018-04-05[20][21] 65.8 Member Asia & Asia North[22] Chairman, Church Scriptures Committee;
Member, Priesthood and Family Executive Council;
Member, Ledership and Training Committee;
Member, Outreach Committee[22]
Ulisses Soares Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2018-04-05[20][21] 61 Member Africa West & Central America[22] Member, Missionary Executive Council;
Member, Human Resource Committee[22]
  • a Council on the Disposition of the Tithes
  • b Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System
  • c Area assignment[23]
  • d Other assignments, where known (including committees, councils, or in any other capacity).

Presiding Bishopric[edit]

Name Hierarchical position Age Years served as General Authority[a] Years served in Presiding Bishopric[b] Years served in current assignment[c] Tithe[d] Other assignments[e]
Gérald Caussé Presiding Bishop 56.3 11.5 7.5 4 Member Member, Church Board of Education/Boards of Trustees[5]
Dean M. Davies First Counselor, Presiding Bishopric 68.1 7.5 7.5 4 Member Member, Temple and Family History Executive Council[19]
W. Christopher Waddell Second Counselor, Presiding Bishopric 60.3 8.5 4 4 Member Member, Missionary Executive Council[24]
  • a Total years as General Authority[25]
  • b Total years in Presiding Bishopric[26]
  • c Total years served in current Presiding Bishopric
  • d Council on the Disposition of the Tithes
  • e Other assignments (where known)

Presidency of the Seventy[edit]

Note: On April 5, 2018, the First Presidency announced that area presidencies were being reinstated for those 10 areas within the United States and Canada, and that the members of the Presidency of the Seventy would be relieved of responsibility for those areas, to enable them to assist the apostles and fill other assignments.

Name Hierarchical position Called[a] Age Years
Served[b]
Years in
Presidency
CES Board[c] Other assignments[d]
L. Whitney Clayton Senior President,[27]
Presidency
2001-03-312001-03-31
2008-04-052008-04-05[28]
69.6 18.5 11.5 Middle East/Africa North Area (assisting David A. Bednar)[8]
Mexico (assisting Quentin L. Cook)[8]
Utah (assisting Ronald A. Rasband)[29]
Patrick Kearon Presidency 2010-04-032010-04-03*
2017-08-012017-08-01[30]
58.2 9.5 2.2 North America Northwest & North America West Areas
Europe & Europe East Areas (assisting Dieter F. Uchtdorf)[31]
Carl B. Cook Presidency 2011-04-022011-04-02*
2018-03-312018-03-31[32]
61.9 8.5 1.5
Robert C. Gay Presidency 2012-03-312012-03-31*
2018-03-312018-03-31[32]
68.1 7.5 1.5 Board Member
Member, Executive Committee of the Boards
North America Northeast Area[33]
Asia and Asia North Areas (assisting Gary E. Stevenson)[33]
Terence M. Vinson Presidency 2013-04-062013-04-06*
2018-08-012018-08-01[34]
68.6 6.5 1.2 North America Southeast, Africa Southeast, and Africa West Areas[35]
Member, Temple and Family History Executive Council[36]
Jose A. Teixeira Presidency 2008-04-052008-04-05*
2018-08-012018-08-01[34]
58.6 11.5 1.2
Carlos A. Godoy Presidency 2008-04-052008-04-05*
2018-08-012018-08-01[34]
58.7 11.5 1.2 Utah Area (assisting Ronald A. Rasband)[29]
  • a Date called to be a seventy and the date called as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy
  • b Years served as a general authority seventy
  • d Boards of Trustees/Education of the Church Educational System
  • e Other assignments, where known

General Authority Seventies[edit]

Those listed in this section are members of the First or Second Quorum of the Seventy. While each is assigned to a specific quorum, that affiliation is no longer being made public, with all General Authority Seventies being referred to with that generic designation.[37]

Name Hierarchical position Sustained[a] Age Years
Served
Assignment[b]
Marcos A. Aidukaitis[38] General Authority Seventy 2008-04-052008-04-05 60.1 11.5 President, Brazil Area[30]
Rubén V. Alliaud[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 53.8 0.5
José L. Alonso[40] General Authority Seventy 2011-04-022011-04-02 60.8 8.5 President, Caribbean Area[41]
Jorge M. Alvarado[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 48.8 0.5 Second Counselor, Caribbean Area[41]
Ian S. Ardern[40] General Authority Seventy 2011-04-022011-04-02 65.6 8.5 President, Pacific Area[41]
Steven R. Bangerter[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 58.2 1.5 Second Counselor, Philippines Area[41]
W. Mark Bassett General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 53.1 3.5
David S. Baxter[43] General Authority Seventy 2006-04-012006-04-01* 64.7 13.5
Randall K. Bennett[40] General Authority Seventy 2011-04-022011-04-02 64.3 8.5 President, North America Northeast Area[44]
Hans T. Boom[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 56.3 0.5 First Counselor, Europe East Area Presidency[41]
Shayne M. Bowen General Authority Seventy 2006-04-012006-04-01* 65.1 13.5
Mark A. Bragg General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 57.4 3.5 First Counselor, South America South Area[44]
L. Todd Budge[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 59.8 0.5 Second Counselor, Asia North Area[41]
Matthew L. Carpenter[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 59.9 1.5 Second Counselor, North America Central Area[41]
Yoon Hwan Choi General Authority Seventy 2009-04-042009-04-04*[45][46] 62.3 10.5 President, Asia North Area[44][47]
Craig C. Christensen General Authority Seventy 2002-10-052002-10-05 63.5 17 President, Utah Area [41]
Weatherford T. Clayton General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 67.6 3.5
Valeri V. Cordon General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 50.6 3.5
J. Devn Cornish[40] General Authority Seventy 2011-04-022011-04-02 68.5 8.5 Assistant Executive Director, Church History Department[48]
Joaquin E. Costa General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 54.6 3.5 Second Counselor, Brazil Area[41]
LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.[40] General Authority Seventy 2011-04-022011-04-02 67.2 8.5 Church Historian and Recorder[49]
Executive Director, Church History Department[49]
Member, Church Music Revision Committee[18]
Massimo De Feo General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 58.8 3.5 First Counselor, Europe Area[41]
Benjamín De Hoyos General Authority Seventy 2005-04-022005-04-02* 66.6 14.5 President, South America South Area[44]
Edward Dube[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 57.4 6.5 First Counselor, Africa West Area[51]
Kevin R. Duncan[52] General Authority Seventy 2010-04-032010-04-03* 59 9.5 Executive Director, Temple Department[53]
Timothy J. Dyches[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 68.7 6.5 Assistant Executive Director, Temple Department[54]
David F. Evans General Authority Seventy 2005-04-022005-04-02 68.2 14.5 President, Asia Area[44]
Enrique R. Falabella General Authority Seventy 2007-03-312007-03-31 69.4 12.5 President, South America Northwest Area[44]
Randy D. Funk[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 67.2 6.5 First Counselor, Utah Area[41]
Editor, Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and The Friend magazines.[55]
Eduardo Gavarret[38] General Authority Seventy 2008-04-052008-04-05 63.4 11.5 First Counselor, Caribbean Area[41]
Jack N. Gerard[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 61.8 1.5 Executive Director, Church Public Affairs Committee[56]
Ricardo P. Giménez[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 47.8 0.5
Taylor G. Godoy[57] General Authority Seventy 2017-04-012017-04-01 51.3 2.5 President, Nevada Reno Mission[58]
Christoffel Golden Jr. General Authority Seventy 2001-03-312001-03-31 67.3 18.5 President, Europe East Area[41]
Walter F. González General Authority Seventy 2001-03-312001-03-31 66.9 18.5 Second Counselor, Utah Area[41]
Adviser, Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and The Friend magazines.[59]
Brook P. Hales[60] General Authority Seventy 2018-05-172018-05-17[60] 63.5 1.3 Secretary to the First Presidency[60]
Kevin S. Hamilton[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 64.5 6.5
Allen D. Haynie[61] General Authority Seventy 2015-04-042015-04-04 61.1 4.5 First Counselor, North America Northeast Area[41]
Mathias Held[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 59.3 1.5 Second Counselor, South America Northwest Area[44]
David P. Homer[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 58.4 1.5 Second Counselor, Asia Area[44]
Paul V. Johnson General Authority Seventy 2005-04-022005-04-02* 65.3 14.5 Commissioner of Church Education[49]
Peter M. Johnson[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 52.8 0.5
Larry S. Kacher[62] General Authority Seventy 2014-04-052014-04-05 67.7 5.5 First Counselor, Middle East/Africa North Area[41]
Jörg Klebingat[62] General Authority Seventy 2014-04-052014-04-05 51.8 5.5 Second Counselor, North America West Area[41]
Assistant Executive Director, Temple Department[63]
Joni L. Koch[57] General Authority Seventy 2017-04-012017-04-01 57.5 2.5 Second Counselor, Africa Southeast Area[30]
Erich W. Kopischke General Authority Seventy 2007-03-312007-03-31 62.9 12.5 Second Counselor, Europe Area[41]
Hugo E. Martinez[62] General Authority Seventy 2014-04-052014-04-05 62.8 5.5 Second Counselor, Africa West Area[51]
James B. Martino General Authority Seventy 2009-04-042009-04-04*[45][46] 68.5 10.5 President, North America Southeast Area[41]
Richard J. Maynes General Authority Seventy 1997-04-051997-04-05 68.9 22.5
John A. McCune[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 56.3 0.5
Kyle S. McKay[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 59.6 1.5 Second Counselor, North America Southwest Area[41]
Peter F. Meurs General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 62.8 3.5 First Counselor, Asia Area[44]
Hugo Montoya[61] General Authority Seventy 2015-04-042015-04-04 59.5 4.5 Second Counselor, North America Southeast Area[41]
Marcus B. Nash General Authority Seventy 2006-04-012006-04-01* 62.5 13.5 President, Africa West Area[44]
K. Brett Nattress General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 54.6 3.5 First Counselor, Pacific Area[41]
S. Gifford Nielsen[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 64.9 6.5 President, North America Central Area[41]
Brent H. Nielson General Authority Seventy 2009-04-042009-04-04*[45][46] 64.8 10.5 Executive Director, Missionary Department[64]
Adrian Ochoa[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 65.6 6.5 First Counselor, North America Southwest Area[41]
Adviser, Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and The Friend magazines.[59]
S. Mark Palmer General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 63.7 3.5 President, Africa Southeast Area[44]
Adilson de Paula Parrella[57] General Authority Seventy 2017-04-012017-04-01 56.9 2.5 First Counselor, Brazil Area[41]
Kevin W. Pearson[38] General Authority Seventy 2008-04-052008-04-05 62.5 11.5 President, North America West Area[41]
Anthony D. Perkins General Authority Seventy 2006-04-012006-04-01 59.2 13.5 President, Middle East/Africa North Area[41]
Paul B. Pieper General Authority Seventy 2005-04-022005-04-02 62 14.5 President, North America Southwest Area[41]
John C. Pingree Jr.[57] General Authority Seventy 2017-04-012017-04-01 53.2 2.5 Second Counselor, Mexico Area[44]
Rafael E. Pino[38] General Authority Seventy 2008-04-052008-04-05 63.9 11.5 First Counselor, Mexico Area[44]
James R. Rasband[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 56.5 0.5
Michael T. Ringwood General Authority Seventy 2009-04-042009-04-04[45][46] 61.5 10.5 Adviser, Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and The Friend magazines.[59]
Member, Church Board of Education[5]
Executive Director, Priesthood and Family Department[citation needed][65]
Lynn G. Robbins General Authority Seventy 1997-04-051997-04-05 66.9 22.5
Gary B. Sabin General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 65.5 3.5 President, Europe Area[41]
Evan A. Schmutz General Authority Seventy 2016-04-022016-04-02 65.3 3.5 President, Philippines Area[44]
Joseph W. Sitati General Authority Seventy 2009-04-042009-04-04[45][46] 67.3 10.5 First Counselor, Africa Southeast Area[44]
Vern P. Stanfill[61] General Authority Seventy 2015-04-042015-04-04 62.2 4.5 First Counselor, North America Southeast Area[41]
Adviser, Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and The Friend magazines.[59]
Benjamin M. Z. Tai[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 47.3 0.5
Brian K. Taylor[57] General Authority Seventy 2017-04-012017-04-01 55.5 2.5 First Counselor, Central America Area[41]
Michael John U. Teh General Authority Seventy 2007-03-312007-03-31 54.3 12.5
Juan A. Uceda General Authority Seventy 2010-04-032010-04-03 66.3 9.5 President, Central America Area[44]
Arnulfo Valenzuela[50] General Authority Seventy 2013-04-062013-04-06 60.4 6.5 President, Mexico Area[44]
Juan Pablo Villar[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 50.1 1.5 Second Counselor, South America South Area[44]
Takashi Wada[42] General Authority Seventy 2018-03-312018-03-31 54.7 1.5 First Counselor, Asia North Area[41][66]
Taniela B. Wakolo[57] General Authority Seventy 2017-04-012017-04-01 52.3 2.5 First Counselor, Philippines Area[41]
Alan R. Walker[39] General Authority Seventy 2019-04-062019-04-06 48.8 0.5 Second Counselor, Central America Area[41]
Scott D. Whiting General Authority Seventy 2012-03-312012-03-31 58.5 7.5 First Counselor, North America West Area[41]
Assistant Executive Director, Family History Department[67]
Chi Hong (Sam) Wong[62] General Authority Seventy 2014-04-052014-04-05 57.3 5.5 First Counselor, North America Central Area[41]
Kazuhiko Yamashita[40] General Authority Seventy 2011-04-022011-04-02 66 8.5 Second Counselor, Pacific Area[41]
Jorge F. Zeballos[38] General Authority Seventy 2008-04-052008-04-05 64.2 11.5 First Counselor, South America Northwest Area[41]
  • a1 a2 Date first sustained to First or Second Quorum of Seventy or called to be General Authority Seventies (where Quorum affiliation is not known). Dates taken from lds.org.
           Those marked with * were Area Seventies prior to call as General Authorities.
  • b1 Current assignments.

Emeritus[edit]

Emeritus General Authorities are General Authorities who have been released from their positions in the hierarchy. They remain General Authorities until their deaths. All current emeritus General Authorities are former members of the First and Second Quorums of the Seventies or of the Presiding Bishopric.

When the first General Authorities were given emeritus status, N. Eldon Tanner of the First Presidency provided the following explanation:

"The very rapid growth of the Church across the world, with the attendant increase in travel and responsibility, has made it necessary to consider a change in the status for some of the Brethren of the General Authorities. Some of our associates have served for many years with complete and unselfish dedication, and they deserve every honor and recognition for such devoted service. It is felt advisable at this time to reduce somewhat the load of responsibility that they carry.
"After a long period of prayerful consideration and counsel, extending, indeed, over several years, we announce a new and specific status to be given from time to time to Brethren of our associates in the General Authorities. We announce that some Brethren have been designated as emeritus members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. These Brethren are not being released but will be excused from active service. It is out of consideration for the personal well-being of the individuals, and with deep appreciation for their devoted service, that this designation will be given from time to time to designated members of the General Authorities." [68]

Name Called [a] Emeritus [b] Age Years as
Active G.A.[c]
Years as
Emeritus G.A.
Ángel Abrea 1981-03-201981-03-20 2003-10-042003-10-04 86.1 22.5 16
Carlos H. Amado 1989-04-011989-04-01 2014-10-042014-10-04 75 25.5 5
Wilford W. Andersen 2009-04-042009-04-04 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.1 10.5 0
Koichi Aoyagi 2009-04-042009-04-04 2015-10-032015-10-03 74.5 6.5 4
Mervyn B. Arnold 2003-04-052003-04-05 2015-10-032018-10-06 71.2 16.5 1
Robert L. Backman 1978-04-011978-04-01 1992-10-031992-10-03 97.5 14.5 27
Ben B. Banks 1989-04-011989-04-01 2002-10-052002-10-05 87.5 13.5 17
Merrill J. Bateman 1992-06-061992-06-06 2007-10-062007-10-06 83.3 15.3 12
H. David Burton 1992-10-031992-10-03 2012-03-312012-03-31 81.4 19.5 7.5
Ted E. Brewerton 1978-09-301978-09-30 1995-09-301995-09-30 94.5 17 24
F. Enzio Busche 1977-10-011977-10-01 2000-10-072000-10-07 89.5 23 19
Craig A. Cardon 2006-04-012006-04-01 2018-10-062018-10-06 70.8 13.5 1
Bruce A. Carlson 2009-04-042009-04-04 2015-10-032015-10-03 70 6.5 4
John K. Carmack 1984-04-071984-04-07 2001-10-062001-10-06 88.4 17.5 18
Sheldon F. Child 1996-04-061996-04-06 2008-10-042008-10-04 81.4 12.5 11
Joe J. Christensen 1989-04-011989-04-01 1999-10-021999-10-02 90.2 10.5 20
Kim B. Clark 2015-04-042009-04-04 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.5 4.5 0
Don R. Clarke 2006-04-012006-04-01 2015-10-032015-10-03 73.8 9.5 4
J. Richard Clarke 1976-10-011976-10-01 1997-10-041997-10-04 92.5 21 22
Gary J. Coleman 1992-06-061992-06-06 2011-10-012011-10-01 78 19 8
Spencer J. Condie 1989-04-011989-04-01 2010-10-022010-10-02 79.1 21.5 9
Gene R. Cook 1975-10-031975-10-03 2007-10-062007-10-06 79.1 32 12
Lawrence E. Corbridge 2008-04-052008-04-05 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.5 11.5 0
Claudio R. M. Costa 1994-04-021994-04-02 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.5 25.5 0
Robert K. Dellenbach 1990-03-311990-03-31 2007-10-062007-10-06 82.4 17.5 12
John B. Dickson 1992-10-031992-10-03 2013-10-052013-10-05 76.3 21 6
Charles Didier 1975-10-031975-10-03 2009-10-032009-10-03 84 34 10
Larry J. Echo Hawk 2012-03-312012-03-31 2018-10-062018-10-06 71.2 7.5 1
Richard C. Edgley 1992-10-031992-10-03 2012-03-312012-03-31 83.7 19.5 7.5
Stanley G. Ellis 2006-04-012006-04-01 2017-09-302017-09-30 72.7 11.5 2
Bradley D. Foster 2009-04-042009-04-04 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.6 10.5 0
John H. Groberg 1976-04-031976-04-03 2005-10-012005-10-01 85.3 29.5 14
C. Scott Grow 2005-04-022005-04-02 2018-10-062018-10-06 71.4 14.5 1
Bruce C. Hafen 1996-04-061996-04-06 2010-10-022010-10-02 78.9 14.5 9
O. Vincent Haleck 2011-04-022011-04-02 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.7 8.5 0
Donald L. Hallstrom 2000-04-012000-04-01 2019-10-052019-10-05 70.2 19.5 0
F. Melvin Hammond 1989-04-011989-04-01 2005-10-012005-10-01 85.8 16.5 14
Richard G. Hinckley 2005-04-022005-04-02 2011-10-012011-10-01 78.4 6.5 8
F. Burton Howard 1978-09-301978-09-30 2005-10-012005-10-01 86.5 27 14
Jay E. Jensen 1992-06-061992-06-06 2012-10-062012-10-06 77.7 20.3 7
Marlin K. Jensen 1989-04-011989-04-01 2012-10-062012-10-06 77.3 23.5 7
Daniel L. Johnson 2006-04-012006-04-01 2016-10-012016-10-01 72.8 10.5 3
Kenneth Johnson 1990-03-311990-03-31 2010-10-022010-10-02 79.3 20.5 9
L. Lionel Kendrick 1988-04-021988-04-02 2001-10-062001-10-06 88 13.5 18
W. Rolfe Kerr 1996-04-061996-04-06 2007-10-062007-10-06 84.3 11.5 12
Yoshihiko Kikuchi 1977-10-011977-10-01 2011-10-012011-10-01 78 34 8
Paul E. Koelliker 2005-04-022005-04-02 2013-10-052013-10-05 76.6 8.5 6
Cree-L Kofford 1991-04-061991-04-06 2003-10-042003-10-04 86.3 12.5 16
Dean L. Larsen 1976-10-011976-10-01 1997-10-041997-10-04 92.5 21 22
Larry R. Lawrence 2010-04-032010-04-03 2017-09-302017-09-30 72.1 7.5 2
John M. Madsen 1992-06-061992-06-06 2009-10-032009-10-03 80.4 17.3 10
Jairo Mazzagardi 2010-04-032010-04-03 2016-10-012016-10-01 72.5 6.5 3
Keith B. McMullin 1995-12-271995-12-27 2012-03-312012-03-31 78.1 16.3 7.5
Lynn A. Mickelsen 1990-03-311990-03-31 2009-10-032009-10-03 84.2 19.5 10
Dennis B. Neuenschwander 1991-04-061991-04-06 2009-10-032009-10-03 80 18.5 10
Allan F. Packer 2008-04-052008-04-05 2018-10-062018-10-06 71.3 11.5 1
James M. Paramore 1977-04-021977-04-02 1998-10-031998-10-03 91.4 21.5 21
Rex D. Pinegar 1972-10-061972-10-06 2001-10-062001-10-06 88 29 18
L. Aldin Porter 1987-04-041987-04-04 2001-10-062001-10-06 88.3 14.5 18
Carl B. Pratt 1997-04-051997-04-05 2011-10-012011-10-01 78 14.5 8
Kent F. Richards 2009-04-042009-04-04 2016-10-012016-10-01 73.6 7.5 3
Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. 1994-10-011994-10-01 2011-10-012011-10-01 78.2 17 8
Gregory A. Schwitzer 2009-04-042009-04-04 2018-10-062018-10-06 71.5 10.5 1
Steven E. Snow 2001-03-312001-03-31 2019-10-052019-10-05 69.8 18.5 0
Octaviano Tenorio 2007-03-312007-03-31 2012-10-062012-10-06 76.9 5.5 7
Earl C. Tingey 1990-12-051990-12-05 2008-10-042008-10-04 85.3 17.8 11
Francisco J. Viñas 1996-04-061996-04-06 2016-10-012016-10-01 72.8 20.5 3
William R. Walker 2002-04-062002-04-06 2014-10-042014-10-04 75.3 12.5 5
F. Michael Watson 2008-04-052008-04-05 2013-10-052013-10-05 76.6 5.5 6
Robert E. Wells 1976-10-011976-10-01 1997-10-041997-10-04 91.8 21 22
Lance B. Wickman 1994-04-021994-04-02 2010-10-022010-10-02 78.9 16.5 9
Larry Y. Wilson 2011-04-022011-04-02 2019-10-052019-10-05 69.8 11.5 0
Claudio D. Zivic 2007-03-312007-03-31 2018-10-062018-10-06 70.8 12.5 1
W. Craig Zwick 1995-04-011995-04-01 2017-09-302017-09-30 72.3 22.5 2
  • a Date called as a general authority.
  • b Date granted general authority emeritus status.
  • c Years as general authority (not including time as an emeritus).

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ref>This is the date Nelson was ordained and set apart as church president, per this source
  2. ^ Oaks was set apart to serve in both of these capacities on January 14, 2018. Because he also serves in the First Presidency, M. Russell Ballard is the Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  3. ^ Eyring previously served in the First Presidency as Second Counselor to Gordon B. Hinckley from October 2007 to January 2008, and as First Counselor to Thomas S. Monson from February 2008 to January 2018.
  4. ^ Because quorum president Dallin H. Oaks is serving in the First Presidency, Ballard was set apart to this position on January 14, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Church Educational System: CES Administration: Board Members, CES administration page on lds.org. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  6. ^ Uchtdorf served from February 2008 to January 2018 as Second Counselor in the First Presidency to Thomas S. Monson.
  7. ^ a b Major Assignments Announced for Elder Uchtdorf, ‘’Mormon Newsroom’’, 22 January 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018
  8. ^ a b c d Elder L. Whitney Clayton, ‘’General Authorities and General Officers’’, lds.org. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ Stunning new photos of the Rome Italy Temple capture the interior for the first time, Church News, 14 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  10. ^ The associated reference erroneously states Bednar's title as chairman of the Temple and Family History Department, but the church's Temple and Family History departments are separate and distinct. The governing council, chaired by Bednar, oversees both separate departments, so the correct title is shown here.
  11. ^ a b Elder Craig C. Christensen, ‘’General Authorities and General Officers’’, lds.org. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  12. ^ 'A joy and a delight': An Apostle's perspective on studying the gospel at home, ‘’LDS Church News’’, 27 December 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  13. ^ a b Elder Lynn G. Robbins, ‘’General Authorities and General Officers’’, lds.org. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  14. ^ a b New Mission Leaders Relish Teachings, Greetings from First Presidency and Apostles, lds.org. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  15. ^ Elder Juan A. Uceda, ‘’General Authorities and General Officers’’, lds.org. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  16. ^ First Presidency and NAACP Call for Greater Civility, Racial Harmony, ‘’Mormon Newsroom’’, 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  17. ^ Although no official reference exists that Rasband currently chairs this committee, since he was the only member of the Twelve in attendance at this brief press conference, an assumption is made here that this is the case.
  18. ^ a b [1], Mormon Newsroom, 18 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  19. ^ a b c RootsTech 2019 Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction, lds.org. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Elders Gerrit W. Gong and Ulisses Soares called as new apostles of LDS Church".
  21. ^ a b "Latter-day Saints Sustain New First Presidency in Solemn Assembly: Two new leaders named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles", Newsroom, LDS Church, 31 March 2018
  22. ^ a b c d The Mormon church's newest—and most diverse—apostles say they're just regular people humbled by the calling, Salt Lake Tribune, 28 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  23. ^ While all members of the Quorum of the Twelve have worldwide responsibility, each is also given specific area assignments by the church president.
  24. ^ New Mission Leaders Relish Teachings, Greetings from First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, ChurchofJesusChrist.org, "News and Events" page, 28 June 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  25. ^ Includes, where applicable, prior service as a general authority seventy
  26. ^ Includes, where applicable, prior service under previous presiding bishop.
  27. ^ "Leadership Changes in Presidency of the Seventy Announced", Newsroom, LDS Church, 6 October 2015
  28. ^ First Presidency Sustained, New Apostles and Other Leaders Named, Mormon Newsroom, 5 April 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  29. ^ a b Utah Area Leadership Conference: Elder Rasband Introduces the New Utah Area Presidency, utah.lds.org, 16 August 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  30. ^ a b c Church Announces 2017 Area Leadership Assignments, lds.org, 4 May 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  31. ^ General Authorities & General Officers: Elder Patrick Kearon. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  32. ^ a b New General Authority Seventies Called, Released April 2018 General Conference, Mormon Newsroom, 31 March 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  33. ^ a b General Authorities and General Officers: Elder Robert C. Gay, lds.org Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  34. ^ a b c In an unprecedented move, during the April 2018 Sustaining of Church Officers, President Dallin H. Oaks announced that Vinson, Teixeira, and Godoy would replace Craig C. Christensen, Richard J. Maynes, and Juan A. Uceda, which marked the first time such changes were presented for sustaining vote in advance. See this address for verification.
  35. ^ General Authorities and General Officers: Elder Terence M. Vinson, lds.org. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  36. ^ 2019 Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction, lds.org, 28 February 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  37. ^ Shortly after the April 2016 General Conference, the biographies of all General Authorities were changed to reflect this alteration in Church policy. See this link for verification.
  38. ^ a b c d e Dethman, Leigh (2008-04-05). "Elder D. Todd Christofferson named new apostle; other leaders called". Deseret Morning News. Last accessed 2008-04-06.
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "New Sunday School Presidency and General Authorities Announced at April 2019 Conference". Newsroom. LDS Church. 6 April 2019.
  40. ^ a b c d e f "New General Authority callings announced", Church News, 2 April 2011, last accessed 2011-04-14.
  41. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al First Presidency Announces 2019 Area Leadership Assignments, Church News, lds.org. Published 26 April 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  42. ^ a b c d e f g h "Eight New General Authority Seventies Announced at April 2018 General Conference: Elder Carl B. Cook and Elder Robert C. Gay named to Presidency of the Seventy", Newsroom, LDS Church, 31 March 2018
  43. ^ According to this source, Baxter is currently on medical leave from his assignments.
  44. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Church Adds Area Presidencies for U.S. and Canada, Announces Other 2018 Assignments, Church News, lds.org. Published 5 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  45. ^ a b c d e New General Authorities and Auxiliary Leaders Called (4 April 2009). Press Release, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Last accessed 5 April 2009.
  46. ^ a b c d e 12 called to Quorums of the Seventy (11 April 2009). Church News by Deseret News Publishing Company. Last accessed 13 April 2009.
  47. ^ In April 2018, following the call of previous Asia North Area President Robert C. Gay to the Presidency of the Seventy, Choi was given this assignment, effective immediately.
  48. ^ General Authorities and General Officers: Elder J. Devn Cornish, lds.org. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  49. ^ a b c First Presidency Announces New Church Historian, Comissioner of the Church Education System, Mormon Newsroom, 10 April 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  50. ^ a b c d e f g New General Authorities Called, April 6, 2013, retrieved from the LDS Newsroom on April 9, 2013.
  51. ^ a b Changes Made in Africa West Area Presidency, lds.org, 10 Oct 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  52. ^ Taylor, Scott (4 April 2010). "LDS Church names new Seventies, Primary presidency". MormonTimes.com by Deseret News Publishing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah). Last accessed 4 April 2010.
  53. ^ Haiti temple dedication marks the beginning of a ‘remarkable’ future for the country, Church News, 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  54. ^ General Authorities and General Officers: Timothy J. Dyches, lds.org. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  55. ^ Ensign, November 2018, pg. 3
  56. ^ Elder Gerard Addresses NAACP National Convention, Mormon Newsroom, 16 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  57. ^ a b c d e f Six New General Authority Seventies Announced at April 2017 General Conference: First Presidency also calls 36 Area Seventies, LDS Church Newsroom, 1 April 2017.
  58. ^ 2018 Mission Presidents called to Barbados, Madagascar, Denmark, and More, lds.org, 14 March 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  59. ^ a b c d Ensign, September 2019, pg. 3
  60. ^ a b c Brook P. Hales Called as General Authority Seventy, Mormon Newsroom, 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  61. ^ a b c "New General Authorities, Young Men Presidency and Primary Presidency Changes Announced", Mormon Newsroom, April 4, 2015.
  62. ^ a b c d New General Authorities; New Sunday School General Presidency Announced, LDS Newsroom, 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  63. ^ General Authorities and General Officers: Elder Jörg Klebingat, lds.org. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  64. ^ Missionaries Speaking Their Native Language Now to Spend Three Weeks Training, Mormon Newsroom, 13 November 2015.
  65. ^ Although official verification that Ringwood now serves in this assignment is pending, it is commonly understood that the General Authority Seventy who serves on the Church Board of Education simultaneously serves as Executive Director of this Church Department.
  66. ^ Wada began this assignment immediately because of Yoon Hwan Choi's call as Area President, which in turn resulted from Robert C. Gay's call to the Presidency of the Seventy.
  67. ^ "'Discover, gather, connect' is new Family History credo, Church leaders say" Deseret News, 28 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  68. ^ N. Eldon Tanner, "Revelation on Priesthood Accepted, Church Officers Sustained", Ensign, November 1978, p. 16.

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