Richard J. Maynes
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|Richard J. Maynes|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 5, 1997– March 31, 2001|
|End reason||Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|March 31, 2001|
|Presidency of the Seventy|
|January 20, 2012– August 1, 2017|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|Born||Richard John Maynes|
October 29, 1950
Berkeley, California, United States
Richard John Maynes (born October 29, 1950) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1997. He served as a member of the church's Presidency of the Seventy from 2012 to 2017.
Maynes was born in Berkeley, California, to Stan and Betty Maynes. He was named basketball MVP three years at his high school in Hollister, California, and started his schooling at Brigham Young University (BYU) on an athletic scholarship. From 1969 to 1971, Maynes put education and basketball on hold, so he could serve a mission for the LDS Church in Uruguay and Paraguay.
After returning from his mission, Maynes resumed school at BYU. During the summer before his senior year, he met Nancy Purrington while working with friends at a resort in Idaho. After assisting in her conversion process and baptizing her into the LDS Church, a courtship ensued and they were married in the Manti Utah Temple on August 15, 1974.
Maynes graduated from BYU in 1974 with a B.S. in business management and a double minor in economics and accounting. He then entered the American Graduate School of International Management (today known as the Thunderbird School of Global Management), earning an M.S. in international management in 1976. He would go on to become president of Raymond Production Systems, Inc., and later CEO of Fountain Fresh International, a beverage company with markets in Asia and Europe. He also became co-owner of CS Wood, Inc., a Salt Lake City firm specializing in architectural building supplies.
In the LDS Church, Maynes has served as an elders quorum president, a counselor in two bishoprics, a stake mission president, and a stake high councilor. He served as president of the Mexico Monterrey Mission of the LDS Church from 1989 to 1992. He was called as a general authority in 1997 and joined the Second Quorum of the Seventy; on March 31, 2001, he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy. On January 20, 2012, he was called to the Presidency of the Seventy, succeeding Steven E. Snow. In that capacity, he had responsibility at different times for the church's North America Northwest, North America West, North America Southwest, and North America Southeast areas. He was released from the Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, 2017.
- "Elder Richard J. Maynes Of the Seventy," Ensign, May 1997, p. 105
- "Elder Richard J. Maynes", Liahona, May 2012.