General Authorities

Elder Richard J. Maynes

Presidency of the Seventy

Elder Richard J. Maynes was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 20, 2012. He was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on March 31, 2001, and served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy beginning in April 1997.

Elder Maynes has served as the Executive Director of the Family History Department since 2008. He previously served as an Assistant Executive Director of both the Priesthood Department and the Missionary Department. He has also served as president of the Philippines and South America West Areas.

His numerous years of Church service also include full-time missionary in the Uruguay and Paraguay Mission and president of the Mexico Monterrey Mission (1989-1992).

Elder Maynes formerly owned and was CEO of a company specializing in factory automation. He received a bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University in business management and an MBA from Thunderbird: School of Global Management.

Richard John Maynes was born in Berkeley, California, on October 29, 1950. He married Nancy Jane Purrington in 1974. They are parents of four children and have nine grandchildren.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Strength to EndureOctober 2013 General Conference

Establishing a Christ-Centered HomeApril 2011 General Conference

Keeping Our CovenantsOctober 2004 General Conference

A Celestial Connection to Your Teenage YearsOctober 1997 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Richard J. Maynes

Full Name Richard J. Maynes

Born October 29, 1950

Place of Birth Berkeley, California, United States