General Authorities and General Officers

Bishop Gérald Caussé

Presiding Bishop

Bishop Gérald Caussé, 52, of France, was named the presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 9, 2015. He filled the vacancy created by Gary E. Stevenson, who became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015. 

Prior to this assignment, Bishop Caussé served as the first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric since March 2012. He previously served as as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and as a counselor in the Europe Area Presidency. He is the third presiding bishop born outside the United States and the first for whom English is a second language.

Bishop Caussé received a master’s degree in business from ESSEC in 1987. His career has been in the food industry, where he worked with several supermarket chains and food distribution companies. At the time of his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, he was the general manager of Pomona, a food distribution company in France.

Bishop Caussé has served in numerous Church callings, including elders quorum president, bishop’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Gérald Caussé was born in Bordeaux, France, on May 20, 1963. He married Valérie Lucienne Babin in August 1986. They are the parents of five children and have three grandchildren.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Is It Still Wonderful to You?April 2015 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Gérald Caussé

Full Name Gérald Caussé

Born May 20, 1963

Place of Birth Bordeaux, France