Bishop McMullin is a banking and finance graduate of the University of Utah. Prior to his call to the Presiding Bishopric, he served 20 years with the Church’s Welfare Services Department, ten of them as managing director. He earlier had been with Ford Motor Company as an investment and financial analyst and had managed several small businesses.
Bishop McMullin has served the Church as a full-time missionary, mission president, bishop, high councilor and stake president. He was born in St. George, Utah, and raised in the nearby town of Leeds and later in Salt Lake City. He and his wife, Carolyn Jean Gibbs McMullin, have eight children and 19 grandchildren.