Leader Biography

Elder Steven E. Snow

Elder Steven E. Snow served as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 31, 2001, to October 5, 2019, at which time was given emeritus status.

From 2012 to 2019, Elder Snow served as Church historian and recorder and the executive director of the Church History Department. He served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 2007 to 2012, which included supervisory responsibility for the Utah Areas as well as the North America Central Area. He also served as executive director of the Priesthood and Family Department and as President of the Africa Southeast Area.

Prior to his call to serve as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Snow was a senior partner in the Utah law firm of Snow Nuffer. Elder Snow has been actively involved in supporting education, having served as a member and president of his local school board, chairman of the Utah State Board of Regents, and chairman of the Western States Commission of Higher Education.

The St. George, Utah, native attended Dixie College and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Utah State University and his law degree at Brigham Young University.

Elder Snow has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the North German Mission, bishop, stake president, president of the California San Fernando Mission (1994–1997), and Area Seventy in the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy for the Utah South Area.

Steven Erastus Snow was born in St. George, Utah, on November 23, 1949. He married Phyllis Squire in June 1971. They are the parents of four sons.

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