Elder Steven E. Snow Called as Church Historian

Contributed By By Heather Whittle Wrigley, Church News and Events

  • 11 January 2012

Beginning in October 2012, Elder Steven E. Snow will step completely into the role of Church Historian and Recorder.

Article Highlights

  • Elder Steven E. Snow will be released from the Presidency to serve as Church Historian and Recorder.
  • The current Church Historian and Recorder, Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, will be granted emeritus status in October 2012.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced the call of Elder Steven E. Snow of the Presidency of the Seventy as Church Historian and Recorder, a role previously filled by Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy.

Elder Snow will be released from the Presidency of the Seventy, while Elder Jensen will be released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and given emeritus status at the October 2012 general conference.

Until then, Elder Snow and Elder Jensen will work together for training and transition purposes.

Born on May 18, 1942, in Ogden, Utah, Elder Jensen was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1989. He was sustained as Church Historian and Recorder in April 2005. The letter from the Brethren notes that Elder Jensen “has served with excellence and distinction in [his] assignments.”

Elder Snow was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in March 2001 and has been a member of the Presidency of the Seventy since August 2007. He currently has supervisory responsibility for the Utah Areas.