Leader Biography

Brother Tad R. Callister

Brother Tad R. Callister was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 April 2008, at age 62. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the president of the Canada Toronto East Mission. He served as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy, North America West Area, from 2000 to 2005 and from 2011 to 2014 he served in the Presidency of the Seventy. He is currently serving as the general Sunday School president.

Brother Callister received a bachelors of science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in 1968. He later attended UCLA Law School, graduating with a law degree in 1971. The following year, he earned an LLM (Master’s) degree in tax law from New York University. Prior to his call as a mission president, he was employed as a practicing attorney with the firm of Callister & Callister.

Brother Callister has served in a number of Church callings including full-time missionary in the Eastern Atlantic States Mission, bishop, stake president, regional representative, mission president, and area seventy.

Tad Richards Callister was born in Glendale, California, on 17 December 1945. He married Kathryn Louise Saporiti in December 1968. They are the parents of six children and grandparents of 25.

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