Updates in leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the April 2023 general conference are now depicted in an up-to-date chart of general authorities and general officers. This chart is accessible for viewing and downloading in PDF format.
In August, Elder Alexander Dushku was appointed as a General Authority Seventy, and his sustaining will take place during the October 2023 general conference.
Three General Authority Seventies who are turning 70 this year have been granted emeritus status, effective August 1. These individuals are Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, Elder Juan A. Uceda, and Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita.
Commencing their service on August 1, the new Young Women General Presidency consists of President Emily Belle Freeman, Sister Tamara W. Runia as First Counselor, and Sister Andrea Muñoz Spannaus as Second Counselor.
The updated chart of Apostles, General Authorities, and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now reflects changes that have been effective since August 1, 2023.
For more information about the Church’s organizational structure, please refer to the General Church Leadership section.
New Area Seventies were sustained and released during the general conference leadership meetings on Thursday, September 28. The First Presidency sustained two new Area Seventies, Elder Rogério Boschi and Elder Kirt L. Hodges, and released Elder Youngjoon Kwon and Elder Henry J. Eyring from their positions.
Changes to the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in April 2023 general conference are reflected in an updated chart of general authorities and general officers, available to view or download in English, Spanish or Portuguese below.
Cambios en el liderazgo de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días anunciados en la conferencia general de abril de 2023 se reflejan en un cuadro actualizado de autoridades generales y oficiales generales, disponible para ver o descargar en inglés, español o portugués a continuación.
As mudanças na liderança de A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias anunciadas na conferência geral de abril de 2023 estão refletidas em um gráfico atualizado de autoridades gerais e oficiais gerais, disponível para visualização ou download em inglês, espanhol ou português abaixo.
The Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Quorum of the Twelve is a group of men who hold significant positions of leadership within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These individuals are called as Apostles, and they work alongside the First Presidency to guide and direct the Church.
The Role of the Quorum of the Twelve
The Quorum of the Twelve holds a critical position in the hierarchy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This group of individuals serves as the governing body of the Church, and they are responsible for overseeing the work of the Church throughout the world. They are called as Apostles, and their role is to bear witness of Jesus Christ, help preach the gospel, and assist in administering the covenants and ordinances of the Church.
The History of the Quorum of the Twelve
The Quorum of the Twelve was first organized in February 1835, when the Church was still in its infancy. At that time, the Prophet Joseph Smith called twelve men to serve as Apostles, and they became the first members of the Quorum of the Twelve. Over the years, the Quorum has undergone significant changes, with individuals being added or released as necessary. Today, the Quorum of the Twelve consists of fifteen members, each of whom is considered to be a prophet, seer, and revelator.
Individuals Who Have Served in the Quorum of the Twelve
Throughout the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there have been many individuals who have served in the Quorum of the Twelve. These men have been chosen based on their faith, dedication, and willingness to serve.
M. Russell Ballard
Jeffrey R. Holland
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
David A. Bednar
Quentin L. Cook
D. Todd Christofferson
Neil L. Andersen
Ronald A. Rasband
Gary E. Stevenson
Dale G. Renlund
Gerrit W. Gong