Leader Biography

Elder Clark G. Gilbert

Elder Clark G. Gilbert was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2021, at age 50. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Twelfth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area. He is currently serving as the Commissioner of the Church Educational System.

Elder Gilbert received a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Brigham Young University in 1994. In 1995, he received a master of arts degree in Asian studies from Stanford University. In 2001, he received a doctor of business administration degree from Harvard University. He worked as an assistant professor at Harvard University from 2001 to 2006. He then served as associate academic vice president of Brigham Young University–Idaho until 2009, at which time he began working as chief executive officer for Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media. In 2015, he became president of Brigham Young University–Idaho. He also served as president of BYU–Pathway Worldwide.

Elder Gilbert has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Japan Kobe Mission, elders quorum president, ward Sunday School teacher, counselor in a stake Young Men presidency, counselor in a stake presidency, and bishop.

Clark Gordon Gilbert was born in Oakland, California, on June 18, 1970. He married Christine Calder in 1994. They are the parents of eight children.

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