General Authorities

Elder Craig A. Cardon

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Craig A. Cardon was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2012. At the time of his call he had been serving as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy since April 1, 2006. He currently serves as an Assistant Executive Director in the Priesthood Department, as Editor of Church magazines, and in other assignments. He previously served as president of the Africa West Area.

Elder Cardon studied accounting and earned a BA degree from Arizona State University. He received an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Methodological Area of Concentration in Leadership and was named a Littauer Fellow. Prior to his call in 2006 he was an entrepreneur with multiple business interests.

Elder Cardon has served the Church as a full-time missionary in the Italian Mission, as president of the Italy Rome Mission (1983-1986), stake president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and bishopric, elders quorum president, institute instructor, and Gospel Doctrine teacher.

Craig Allen Cardon was born on December 30, 1948. He married Deborah Louise Dana in 1970, and they are the parents of eight children and have a growing number of grandchildren.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Savior Wants to ForgiveApril 2013 General Conference

Moving Closer to HimOctober 2006 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Craig A. Cardon

Full Name Craig A. Cardon

Born December 30, 1948

Place of Birth Mesa, Arizona, United States