General Authorities

Elder Don R. Clarke

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Don R. Clarke was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006, and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 2, 2011. He served as president of the Central America Area from 2007 to 2011 and also as a counselor during 2006-2007. He is currently serving as an assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department and as area assistant for the Utah North, Utah Salt Lake City, and Utah South Areas.

Elder Clarke earned an associate’s degree from Ricks College and a bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University. He completed a master’s degree in business administration from Washington State University. His career included senior executive positions in several retailing companies.

Elder Clarke has served the Church in various capacities, including full-time missionary in the Argentina Mission, president of the Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission (2001-2004), stake president, assistant director of Church Hosting, high councilor, bishop, stake Young Men president, and elders quorum president.

Don Ray Clarke was born in Rexburg, Idaho, on December 11, 1945. He married Mary Anne Jackson in 1970. They are the parents of six children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Blessings of the SacramentOctober 2012 General Conference

Becoming Instruments in the Hands of GodOctober 2006 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Don R. Clarke

Full Name Don R. Clarke

Born December 11, 1945

Place of Birth Rexburg, Idaho, United States