Patrick Kearon

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Patrick Kearon
First Quorum of the Seventy
3 April 2010 (2010-04-03)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Presidency of the Seventy
1 August 2017 (2017-08-01)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Patrick Kearon
(1961-07-18) 18 July 1961 (age 57)
Carlisle, England United Kingdom
Spouse(s) Jennifer Carole Hulme
Children 4

Patrick Kearon [1][2] was born 18 July 1961. He has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2010. He has been a member of the Presidency of the Seventy since August 2017.

Kearon was born in Carlisle, England. He was partly raised in Saudi Arabia where his father worked in the oil industry. He was baptized into the LDS Church on Christmas Eve 1987. He was introduced to the church when he stayed with an LDS family in California; two years later, he met LDS missionaries in London and began learning about the church. Kearon has worked in transportation, real estate and related fields. In the LDS Church, he has been the president of the Bristol England Stake and an area seventy.

Kearon delivered his first General Conference address in October 2010. He spoke of being healed spiritually through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Kearon and his wife, Jennifer Carole Hulme, whom he met while she was studying in London as a BYU student, are the parents of four children. They were married in the Oakland, California LDS Temple. At the time of his call as a general authority, Kearon was living in Clevedon, which is a town in North Somerset, England. In 2011, he was appointed as an Assistant Executive Director of the church's Priesthood and Media Services departments. From August 2012 to August 2015, he served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Europe Area, then becoming the area's president in August 2015.[3] In May 2017, it was announced that Kearon would become a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, with responsibility for the church's North America Northwest and North America West areas.[4]

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  1. ^ (who has but does not use his two middle names, Robert David)
  2. ^ 2013 Deseret News Church Almanac, p.146
  3. ^ "LDS First Presidency announces area leadership assignments", Church News, 2 May 2015.
  4. ^ "First Presidency announces changes in area leadership assignments". Church News. 3 May 2017. 

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