Bishop Gérald Caussé was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and as a counselor in the Europe Area Presidency when he accepted the call to be a counselor in the Presiding Bishopric at the April 2012 general conference. In October 2015, he became the 15th presiding bishop in the Church's history.
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His Church service includes elders quorum president, bishop’s counselor, stake president’s counselor, stake president and Area Seventy.
Bishop Caussé received a master’s degree in business from ESSEC, and his career has been in the food industry, where he has worked with several supermarket chains and food distribution companies. He was the general manager of Pomona, a food distribution company in France, until 2008. He worked as the director of logistics for the Carrefour group, an international grocery retail firm.
He was born in Bordeaux, France. He is married to Valérie Lucienne Babin. They have five children and one grandson.