Leader Biography

Bishop Dean M. Davies

Bishop Dean M. Davies was employed by the Church as the managing director of the Special Projects Department with responsibility for special purpose real estate, temple design and temple construction when he was called to the Presiding Bishopric at the April 2012 general conference.

In the Church, he has served as a mission president, mission president’s counselor, stake president, stake president’s counselor, stake executive secretary, high councilor, in several bishoprics and as a full-time missionary in the Uruguay/Paraguay Mission.

Prior to Church employment, Bishop Davies worked in the real estate investment, construction and management industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Brigham Young University and has completed advanced executive programs at Stanford and Northwestern Universities.

He was born in Salt Lake City and is married to Darla James. They have five children and 15 grandchildren.

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