General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Brent H. Nielson

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Brent H. Nielson was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009, at age 54. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Idaho Area.

Elder Nielson attended Brigham Young University in 1978 and received a bachelor of arts degree in English. Then in 1981, he received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah. He practiced law in Twin Falls, Idaho, for 29 years.

Elder Nielson has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in Finland, ward Young Men president, bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, stake president, and Area Seventy. He served as a counselor in the Pacific Area Presidency from 2009 to 2011.

Brent Hatch Nielson was born in Burley, Idaho, on December 8, 1954. He married Marcia Ann Bradford in 1978. They are the parents of six children and have thirteen grandchildren.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Waiting for the ProdigalApril 2015 General Conference

A Call to the Rising GenerationOctober 2009 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Brent H. Nielson

Full Name Brent H. Nielson

Born December 8, 1954

Place of Birth Burley, Idaho, United States