Leader Biography

Elder Larry Y. Wilson

Elder Larry Y. Wilson served as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from April 2, 2011, to October 5, 2019, at which time was given emeritus status.

Elder Wilson's assignments included service at Church headquarters as the Executive Director of the Temple Department. He also served in Hong Kong, China, as a member of the Asia Area Presidency.

Elder Wilson graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature. He later received a master of business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

His professional career involved serving as the chief operating officer for Catholic Healthcare West in San Francisco, California, and as the senior vice president for financial and strategic planning for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. He has also been chairman of the California Healthcare Association, which advocates health care public policy on behalf of California hospitals.

Elder Wilson has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in Brazil, bishop, stake president and Area Seventy. Larry Young Wilson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 31, 1949. He married Lynda Mackey in October 1974. They are the parents of four children.

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