Leader Biography

Elder Brook P. Hales

Elder Brook P. Hales was called as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 15, 2018, at age 62. At the time of his call, he was working as secretary to the First Presidency. He previously worked as assistant secretary to the First Presidency from 1997 to 2008.


Elder Hales received a banking and finance degree from Weber State College in 1980. After graduating, he worked in commercial bank operations and in the Church’s Finance and Records Division.

Elder Hales has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the France Paris Mission, bishop, stake president, and temple sealer.

Brook Phillip Hales was born in Ogden, Utah, on April 7, 1956. He married Denise Imlay Hales in 1981. They are the parents of four children.

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