Elder D. Todd Christofferson


Name: David Todd Christofferson

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

Birth Date: January 24, 1945

Birthplace: American Fork, UT

Called as an Apostle: April 2008

Original Occupation: Lawyer

Bio: Elder D. Todd Christofferson earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, being awarded the Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar award and then earned his law degree from Duke University. Elder Christofferson began his professional career in law as a law clerk for a judge during the Watergate hearings. After his work as a judicial clerk, Christofferson went into the US military and then the reserves for several years. Elder Christofferson worked as a lawyer in many different locations and was the associate general counsel for NationsBank and volunteer chairman of Affordable Housing of Nashville, Tennessee.

In his church service Elder Christofferson has served as Executive Director of the Family and Church History Department, Regional Representative, stake president, bishop and missionary in Argentina under the leadership of the late Elder Richard G. Scott.

Elder Christofferson and his wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson, were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 28, 1968 and they are the parents of five children.

In August 2017, Elder Christofferson was awarded a World Peace Prize in India. Elder Christofferson is the ninth person to receive the World Peach Prize and the first recipient from outside of Asia.

Highlight from April 2017 Conference: “A crucial element of the parental duty to warn is to paint not only the demoralizing consequences of sin but also the joy of walking in obedience to the commandments.”

(The Voice of Warning, Sunday Afternoon)

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