Use these cards to learn more about the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency. You could also copy the cards and create a matching game. Print more copies at friend.lds.org. Laminate your cards or use contact paper.

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President Thomas S. Monson

President Thomas S. Monson

16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Was called at the age of 22 to serve as bishop of a ward with many widows

  • Worked in newspaper publishing and printing

  • Was a mission president in Canada

President Henry B. Eyring

President Henry B. Eyring

First Counselor in the First Presidency

  • Played basketball in high school

  • Learned physics from his father on their basement chalkboard

  • Was president of Ricks College, now BYU–Idaho

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Second Counselor in the First Presidency

  • Fled with his family to West Germany as war refugees

  • Is an airplane pilot

  • Enjoys skiing with his children and grandchildren

President Boyd K. Packer

President Boyd K. Packer

President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Overcame polio as a child

  • Studied to become a teacher

  • Likes to carve and paint wooden birds

Elder L. Tom Perry

Elder L. Tom Perry

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • As a boy, encouraged friends to play fair at sports

  • Helped rebuild churches in Japan after World War II

  • Asked his children to help time his talks

Elder Russell M. Nelson

Elder Russell M. Nelson

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Was a heart surgeon

  • Served as a doctor in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan

  • Has 10 children—9 girls and 1 boy

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Cleaned a radio repair shop as a first job

  • Became a lawyer and Utah Supreme Court judge

  • Was president of BYU

Elder M. Russell Ballard

Elder M. Russell Ballard

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Was nicknamed “the bishop” in college because of his high standards

  • Ran a car dealership

  • Encourages members to be missionaries

Elder Richard G. Scott

Elder Richard G. Scott

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Was raised by good parents who weren’t active in the Church

  • Served a mission in Uruguay

  • Became a nuclear-submarine engineer

Elder Robert D. Hales

Elder Robert D. Hales

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Grew up in New York

  • Pitched for his school’s baseball team

  • Was a jet fighter pilot in the United States Air Force

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Was a mission companion with Elder Cook in England

  • Worked for the Church Education System

  • Was president of BYU

Elder David A. Bednar

Elder David A. Bednar

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Was a quarterback on his high school football team

  • After serving a mission, baptized his father a member of the Church

  • Was president of Ricks College, now BYU–Idaho

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Gained a testimony after praying with his older brother

  • Was student-body president in junior high, with his future wife, Mary, as vice-president

  • Served as a Church leader in the Philippines and Pacific Islands

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Baked homemade bread for his family growing up

  • Participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant as a teenager

  • Served a mission in Argentina with Elder Scott as his mission president

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

  • Grew up on a dairy farm in Idaho

  • Served as a missionary and mission president in France

  • Helped direct the launch of Mormon.org