Leader Biography

Elder Steven R. Bangerter

Elder Steven R. Bangerter was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018, at age 56. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah South Area. Elder Bangerter is currently serving as First Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency. Previously, he served as assistant to the North America West and North America Northwest Area Presidencies.


Elder Bangerter received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies from Arizona State University in 1989. In 1993, he received a juris doctor degree from the Western State University College of Law. He practiced law with Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog from 1993 to 2003. Since that time, he has served as managing partner for Bangerter Frazier & Graff, PC. His legal career has focused on representing churches and other faith-based organizations.

Elder Bangerter has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Canada Vancouver Mission, ward Young Men president, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president and Area Seventy.

Steven R. Bangerter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 29, 1961. He married Susann Alexis Hughes in 1983. They are the parents of six children.

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