Leader Biography

Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer

Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009. Elder Schwitzer spent his first three years of his assignment serving as President of the Europe East Area.

He spent the next year as an Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department. He is currently serving as an Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department and the chair of the Missionary Medical Health Services Division.

Elder Schwitzer graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in biology from the University of Utah in 1972. In 1975 he received his medical degree, also from the University of Utah. In 1980 he was named assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah and later became a physician of emergency medicine at Wasatch Emergency Physicians. In 1992 he was named vice president of clinical support services at Intermountain Health Care and remained there until 2005.

Elder Schwitzer has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the North German Mission, bishop, high councilor, stake president, and president of the Russia Yekaterinburg Mission (2005–2007).

Gregory Allan Schwitzer was born in Ogden, Utah, on April 2, 1948. He married Jo Ann Elizabeth Rawsthorne in June 1971. They are the parents of five children.

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