General Young Men Presidency and Board

The Aaronic Priesthood is the basic organization for the young men of the Church ages 12 through 18. The Young Men organization is an auxiliary or help to the priesthood. The Young Men organization promotes the growth and development of each young man through quorum instruction, quorum activities, and combined Young Men–Young Women activities. The Duty to God program is also an integral part of this effort.

David L. Beck
Young Men General President

David L. Beck was serving as a ward mission leader when he was called as the general president of the Church’s Young Men organization. He served previously as a stake president, high councilor, and bishop and as president of the Brazil Rio de Janeiro North Mission.

Brother Beck is an executive with a manufacturing and distribution company. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering administration from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Robyn, are the parents of four children.

Larry M. Gibson
First Counselor, Young Men General Presidency

Larry M. Gibson was serving as stake president at the time he was called to the Young Men general presidency. Prior Church service includes serving in a stake presidency and as a high councilor, bishop, and ward and stake Young Men president. He also served in the British South Mission.

Brother Gibson received bachelor's and master’s degrees in computer science and information science from Brigham Young University. His professional career has spanned both corporate and entrepreneurial organizations; he has started several technology companies and most recently worked as senior executive vice president and CTO/CIO of a Fortune 100 corporation in the healthcare industry. He and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of six children.

Randall L. Ridd
Randall L. Ridd
Second Counselor, Young Men General Presidency

Randall L. Ridd was serving as a member of the Young Men general board when he was called as second counselor in the Young Men general presidency. He served previously as a ward Young Men president, as a counselor in bishoprics, a high councilor, a counselor in a stake presidency, and president of the Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission. As a young man he served in the Mexico North Mission.

Brother Ridd received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, after which he began his professional career with IBM Corporation. He later co-founded an investment real estate company in Houston, Texas. He is currently self-employed in the investment real estate and securities industries. He and his wife, Tamina, are the parents of four children.

Young Men General Board

Ron L. AndersenCharles L. CutlerM. Winston Egan
Robert H. HeynMark J. Pendleton