Leader Biography

Elder Carl B. Cook

Elder Carl B. Cook was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. He was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on March 31, 2018. At the time of his call to the Presidency of the Seventy, he was assigned to Church headquarters. Elder Cook has also served in the Africa Southeast Area Presidency.

Elder Cook graduated with degrees from Weber State College and Utah State University. Prior to his call, he worked in commercial real estate development.

Elder Cook also served as a full-time missionary in Hamburg, Germany and president of the New Zealand Auckland Mission.

Carl Bert Cook was born in Ogden, Utah, on October 15, 1957. He married Lynette Hansen in December 1979 in the Ogden Utah Temple. They are the parents of five children.

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