Name: Neil L. Andersen
Current Calling: Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Birth Date: August 9, 1951
Birthplace: Logan, UT
Called as an Apostle: April 2009
Original Occupation: Business
Bio: As a young man Elder Neil L. Andersen served a full-time mission in France. He later returned to France as the President of the France Bordeaux Mission with his wife, Kathy Sue Williams. After completing his mission as a young adult, Elder Andersen graduated in Economics from BYU (1975), where he met Kathy, and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School (1977). Elder Andersen and his wife are the parents of 4 children.
Elder Andersen was called as a General Authority in 1993. During his service he has worked in various capacities. Elder Andersen has been the executive director of the church’s Audiovisual Department, served in the presidencies of multiple areas as well as the President of the Brazil South Area. In his professional life, Elder Andersen has held many business interests and jobs in the Tampa, Florida area, including real estate, development, advertising and health care.
Highlight from April 2017 Conference: “Our love for the Sabbath day does not end when the chapel doors close behind us but instead opens the doors to a beautiful day of resting from routine tasks, studying, praying, and reaching out to family and others who need our attention. Instead of breathing a sigh of relief when church is over and frantically running in search of a television before the football game begins, let our focus remain on the Savior and upon His holy day.”
(Overcoming the World, Saturday Afternoon)
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