Leader Biography

Elder Brent H. Nielson

Elder Brent H. Nielson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009. At the time of his call he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Idaho Area.

He served as a counselor in the Pacific Area Presidency from 2009 to 2011. Following his service there, he served as a counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency from 2011 to 2013, and as President of the Philippines Area from 2013 to 2014. He has also served as an Assistant Executive Director of the Missionary Department and is currently serving as the Executive Director.

Elder Nielson attended Brigham Young University and in 1978 received a bachelor of arts degree in English. In 1981 he received a juris doctor degree from the University of Utah. He practiced law in Twin Falls, Idaho, for 29 years.

Elder Nielson has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in Finland, ward Young Men president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and Area Seventy.

Brent Hatch Nielson was born in Burley, Idaho, on December 8, 1954. He married Marcia Ann Bradford in June 1978. They are the parents of six children.

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