Mervyn B. Arnold
|Mervyn B. Arnold|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 5, 2003– April 4, 2009|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|End reason||Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 4, 2009|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Mervyn Bennion Arnold
July 19, 1948
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Professionally, Arnold worked in real estate, building and development, and later expanded into banking.
Arnold has served in many LDS Church positions, including as a missionary in the Northern Mexico Mission (1967–69), elders quorum president, stake Young Men president, bishop, stake high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, and as president of the Costa Rica San José Mission (1985–88). From 1990 to 2003, Arnold was Director of Training and Field Services in the church's Missionary Department. In 2003, he became a member of the Second Quorum of Seventy and in 2009, he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 2010, he began his service as president of the church's South America South Area. On January 6, 2013, he was released from that assignment and reassigned to church headquarters.