W. Craig Zwick

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W. Craig Zwick
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W. Craig Zwick in 2018
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01) – September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
End reasonBecame emeritus general authority
Emeritus General Authority
September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)
Called byThomas S. Monson
Personal details
BornWilliam Craig Zwick
(1947-06-10) June 10, 1947 (age 72)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

William Craig Zwick (born June 10, 1947) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1995.

LDS Church service[edit]

Zwick was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served as a missionary for the LDS Church in Argentina. Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve was one of Zwick's mission presidents. While serving on this mission he worked on his first LDS Church chapel construction project.[1] Prior to his call as a general authority, Zwick served as president of the church's Chile Santiago South Mission.[2] Since becoming a general authority, he has served as president of the church's Brazil, Brazil South, and North America Northeast areas. He has also served in the presidencies of the Europe West and Europe Central areas. In 2011, he was appointed an Assistant Executive Director of both the church's Missionary and Correlation departments. In 2014, he served temporarily as president of the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission.[3][4] On September 30, 2017, Zwick was released and designated an emeritus general authority.[5] He gave his final address in General Conference the following day.[6]


Zwick received a degree in business management and finance from the University of Utah.

Zwick started working for his father's construction company, Zwick Construction Inc. and eventually became the owner and operator. They built many hospitals and schools. The company also frequently performed construction jobs for the LDS Church. These projects included the Family History Library, the South Visitors Center on Temple Square, the Museum of Church History and Art,[1] and the Portland Oregon Temple.[7] He also worked for three years as executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation.


Zwick married Janet Johnson and they are the parents of four children.

One of his children, Spencer, served with Mitt Romney in Massachusetts and then on Romney's 2012 presidential campaign as national finance chair.[8]

In an interview, Zwick said his maternal ancestors go "back in church history to Hyrum [Smith]".[8]


  1. ^ a b "Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy," Ensign, May 1995, p. 107
  2. ^ 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007), p. 53.
  3. ^ "New mission presidents", Church News, 2014-05-03.
  4. ^ "New mission presidents", Church News, 2014-05-27.
  5. ^ "Leadership Changes Announced at October 2017 General Conference: Three General Authority Seventies released", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2017-09-30
  6. ^ Talk Summaries: October 2017 Sunday Morning Session, LDS Church, 2017-10-01, archived from the original on 2017-01-27 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ 2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007) p. 554.
  8. ^ a b Rutenberg, Jim, "Mormons’ First Families Rally Behind Romney", The New York Times, pp. 1 & 3, July 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-17.

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