General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Carl B. Pratt

First Quorum of the Seventy 1997-2011

Elder Carl B. Pratt was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints on April 5, 1997. He previously served as an Area Seventy in the South America North Area. As a member of the First Quorum, he served as president of the Mexico South and South America North areas, as a counselor in the Chile Area, and as a counselor in the Asia Area.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona and a juris doctorate degree from Arizona State University. His professional career led him to be a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, as well as legal counsel at Kirton & McConkie for 19 years, serving the Church in South America.

He has served the Church in numerous callings including, full-time missionary in the Argentina Mission, bishop’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, Regional Representative in Peru, temple sealer, stake mission president, and president of the Spain Seville Mission (1988-1991).

Carl Barton Pratt was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on October 30, 1941. He married Karen Ann Yeoman in 1969. They are the parents of eight children and thirteen grandchildren.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Lord’s Richest BlessingsApril 2011 General Conference

The Blessings of a Proper FastOctober 2004 General Conference

Care for New ConvertsOctober 1997 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Carl B. Pratt

Full Name Carl B. Pratt

Born October 30, 1941

Place of Birth Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico