Wilford W. Andersen

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Wilford W. Andersen
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Wilford Wayne Andersen
(1949-08-22) August 22, 1949 (age 68)
Mesa, Arizona, United States

Wilford Wayne Andersen (born August 22, 1949) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2009.

Andersen received a bachelor's degree in business management from Brigham Young University in 1973, and a juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1976. As young man, he served as a missionary for the church in the Argentina South Mission.

Professionally, Andersen has practiced law and has been involved in real estate development since 1979.[1]

Andersen has served in a variety of assignments in the LDS Church, including Institute of Religion instructor, temple ordinance worker, bishop, stake high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, and stake president. He was president of the Mexico Guadalajara Mission from 2002 to 2005 and an area seventy from 2007 to 2009. He was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2009. From August 2009 to August 2012, he served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Caribbean Area.[2][3][4] From August 2012 to August 2014 he served as the area's president.[5][6][7] Since August 2015, he has helped supervise the church's work in the Middle East/North Africa. This assignment is administered from the church's headquarters.[8]

Andersen married Kathleen Bennion in 1975, in the Provo Utah Temple, and they are the parents of nine children.

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