Name: Dale Gunnar Renlund
Current Calling: Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Birth Date: November 13, 1952
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Called as an Apostle: October 2015
Original Occupation: Cardiologist
Bio: Elder Renlund’s parents emigrated to the United States from Finland and Sweden in order to be married in an LDS temple. Elder Renlund’s first language was Swedish. He spent three years in Sweden as a teenager with his family and returned a few years later as a full-time missionary.
Elder Renlund is a graduate of the University of Utah and of John Hopkins School of Medicine. He later returned as a professor at the University of Utah before becoming the medical director of the Utah Transplantation Affiliated Hospitals Cardiac Transplant Program and direct of the Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program at Intermountain Health Center in Salt Lake City.
In 2009 Renlund and his wife moved to South Africa where is served as a counselor and then president of the Church’s Africa Southeast Area.
He and his wife, Ruth Lybbert, were married in 1977 and are the parents of one daughter.
Highlight from April 2017 Conference: “The Savior’s compassion, love, and mercy draw us toward Him. Through His Atonement, we are no longer satisfied with our sinful state. God is clear about what is right and acceptable to Him and what is wrong and sinful. This is not because He desires to have mindless, obedient followers. No, our Heavenly Father desires that His children knowingly and willingly choose to become like Him and qualify for the kind of life He enjoys.”
(Our Good Shepherd, Saturday Morning)
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