General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Terence M. Vinson

General Authority Seventy

Elder Terence M. Vinson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Pacific Area. He is currently serving as a member of the Africa West Area Presidency.

In 1974, Elder Vinson received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Sydney University and an education and teaching diploma from Sydney Teachers College. He was also awarded a master’s degree in applied finance in 1996 from Macquarie University. His career has involved teaching math as well as training and lecturing at universities. His main occupation for the final 23 years of his working career was as a financial adviser and funds manager. He retired in 2011 as joint CEO and chairman of a business he had begun called Northhaven Wealth Management. He continued to consult for that firm until he was called as a General Authority.

Since joining the Church in 1974, Elder Vinson has served in numerous callings, including counselor in a bishopric, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, regional representative, counselor in a mission presidency, temple ordinance worker, and Area Seventy.

Terence Michael Vinson was born in Sydney, Australia, on March 12, 1951. He married Kay Anne Carden in May 1974. They are the parents of six children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Drawing Closer to GodOctober 2013 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Terence M. Vinson

Full Name Terence M. Vinson

Born May 1951

Place of Birth Sydney, Australia