General Authorities

Elder Yoon Hwan Choi

First Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Yoon Hwan Choi was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009, at age 51. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Asia North Area. He was recently released as a counselor in the Asia North Area Presidency and currently serves as an assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department.

Elder Choi received a bachelor’s degree in business information management from BYU-Hawaii in 1988. In 1989, he received a master’s degree in business information systems and education from Utah State University. He has been an instructor at BYU-Hawaii and Utah State University; manager of sales, administration, marketing, and customer support at Data General Korea; director of CDC and MBS Venture Capital Company; and the regional manager for temporal affairs for the Church in Korea.

Since joining the Church in 1973, Elder Choi has served in numerous callings, including full-time missionary in the Busan Korea and Seoul Korea missions, bishop’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake mission president, stake president’s counselor, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Yoon Hwan Choi was born in Seoul, Korea, on May 18, 1957. He married Bon Kyung Koo in September 1982. They are the parents of three children and have two grandchildren.

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Full Name Yoon Hwan Choi

Born May 18, 1957

Place of Birth Seoul, Korea, Republic of