General Authorities and General Officers

Elder J. Devn Cornish

General Authority Seventy

Elder J. Devn Cornish was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southeast Area. He is currently serving as the President of the Caribbean Area.

Elder Cornish received a bachelor of arts in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1975. In 1978, he received a doctor of medicine, also from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his pediatric residency at the Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard University. In 1985, he completed a neonatology fellowship program at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. More recently, he was professor and chairman, and later vice chair, for faculty development in the Pediatric Department at Emory University School of Medicine.

Elder Cornish has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Guatemala–El Salvador Mission, elders quorum president, ward executive secretary, ward mission leader, ward Young Men president, bishop, high priests group leader, stake president, president of the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission (2003–2006), and Area Seventy.

John Devn Cornish was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 12, 1951. He married Elaine Simmons in August 1973. They are the parents of six children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Privilege of PrayerOctober 2011 General Conference

All General Conference talks by J. Devn Cornish

Full Name J. Devn Cornish

Born April 1951

Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States