General Authorities and General Officers

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder D. Todd Christofferson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he was serving in the Presidency of the Seventy.

During his tenure in the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder Christofferson had supervisory responsibility for the North America West, Northwest, and Southeast Areas of the Church. He also served as Executive Director of the Family and Church History Department. Earlier, he was president of the Mexico South Area of the Church, resident in Mexico City.

Prior to his call to serve as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Christofferson was associate general counsel of NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he was senior vice president and general counsel for Commerce Union Bank of Tennessee in Nashville where he was also active in community affairs and interfaith organizations. From 1975 to 1980, Elder Christofferson practiced law in Washington, D.C., after serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica during the trials and other proceedings known as “Watergate” (1972-74).

Born in American Fork, Utah, he graduated from high school in New Jersey, earned his bachelor¹s degree from Brigham Young University, where he was an Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar, and his law degree from Duke University.

Among other callings, he has served the Church as a Regional Representative, stake president, and bishop. As a young man, he served as a missionary in Argentina.

Elder Christofferson and his wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson, are parents of five children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

“Abide in My Love”October 2016 General Conference

FathersApril 2016 General Conference

Why the ChurchOctober 2015 General Conference

Why Marriage, Why FamilyApril 2015 General Conference

Free Forever, to Act for ThemselvesOctober 2014 General Conference

The Resurrection of Jesus ChristApril 2014 General Conference

The Moral Force of WomenOctober 2013 General Conference

RedemptionApril 2013 General Conference

All General Conference talks by D. Todd Christofferson

Full Name D. Todd Christofferson


Place of Birth American Fork, Utah, United States

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