Elder Quentin L. Cook


Name: Quentin LaMar Cook

Current Calling: Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Birth Date: September 8, 1940

Birthplace: Logan, UT

Called as an Apostle: October 6, 2007

Original Occupation: Attorney

Bio: Quentin L. Cook is the great-great grandson of the late apostle Heber C. Kimball and great-grandson of David Patten Kimball who was one of the 3 young men in the Sweetwater handcart rescue. From 1960-1962 Elder Cook served as a full-time missionary in England where he was companions with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

Elder Cook is a graduate of Utah State University (1963) and Stanford Law School (1966). Throughout Elder Cook’s career as a corporate attorney he served as president and CEO of California Healthcare Systems and vice chairman of Sutter Health System. Elder Cook worked as a city attorney for 14 years doing pro bono work.

Elder Cook has served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

Elder Cook married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. The Cooks are the parents of three children.

Highlight from 2017 Conference: “Just as repetition and consistent effort are required to gain physical or mental capacity, the same is true in spiritual matters. Remember that the Prophet Joseph received the same visitor, Moroni, with exactly the same message four times in preparation for receiving the plates. I believe that weekly participation in sacred sacrament meetings has spiritual implications we do not fully understand. Pondering the scriptures regularly—rather than reading them occasionally—can substitute a superficial understanding for a sublime, life-changing enhancement of our faith.”

(Foundations of Faith, Sunday Afternoon Session)

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