Leader Biography

Elder Kelly R. Johnson

Elder Kelly R. Johnson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2020, at age 57. At the time of his call, he had been serving as an Area Seventy and a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Area.


Elder Johnson received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Weber State University in 1987. In 1989 he received a master of business administration degree from Brigham Young University. He began his career in 1989 as a forensic accountant for KPMG. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he was a forensic accountant and partner for Norman, Townsend & Johnson, LLC.

Elder Johnson has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Thailand Bangkok Mission, counselor in a stake Young Men presidency, elders quorum president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, ward mission leader, president of the Thailand Bangkok Mission from 2015 to 2018, ward Young Men adviser, and stake Missionary Preparation teacher.

Kelly Ray Johnson was born in Ogden, Utah, on January 16, 1963. He married Teressa Lynn Bartrum in 1986. They are the parents of five children.

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