Leader Biography

Elder O. Vincent Haleck

Elder O. Vincent Haleck 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 he was given emeritus status.

Elder Haleck's first few years as General Authority Seventy were spent in assignments at Church headquarters. He served in the Pacific Area Presidency from 2013 to 2019.

Elder Haleck received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from Brigham Young University in 1973. He owns a number of businesses in American Samoa, including Tuna Ventures, Inc. and Tropical Beverage Distributors, Inc.

Since joining the Church in 1966, Elder Haleck has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Samoa Apia Mission, stake high councilor, bishop, patriarch, stake president, and president of the Samoa Apia Mission.

Otto Vincent Haleck was born in Utulei, American Samoa, on January 19, 1949. He married Peggy Ann Cameron in June 1972. They are the parents of three children.

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