The new occupant to fill the empty sit left for the passing away of President Faust has been fill.
The new member of the Quorum of the Twelve is Elder Quentin L. Cook, who has been overseeing the church’s worldwide missionary program, responsible directly to the Quorum of the Twelve. While in that position, he was a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Elder Cook also has provided leadership for the church in the Philippines, throughout the Pacific and in the northwestern United States.
Quentin L. Cook
Sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy April 6, 1996, at age 55. Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 5, 1998. Former area authority in the North America West Area, regional representative, stake president and counselor, and bishop. Former managing partner of a San Francisco Bay area law firm and president and CEO of a California healthcare system. Received bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and juris doctorate from Stanford University. Born Sept. 8, 1940, in Logan, Utah, to J. Vernon and Bernice Kimball Cook. Wife, Mary Gaddie Cook; parents of three children.
At the same time Henry B. Eyring has been called to serve as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency. He has served twice as Church Commissioner of Education and in several councils of the church before becoming an apostle in 1995. He holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Utah and master of business administration and doctor of business administration degrees from Harvard University. He also served as president of Ricks College, now Brigham Young University-Idaho, from 1971-77. Read his bio in lds.org
General Conference 177 Saturday Morning Session
Elder Ballard and Elder Quentin L. Cook