Elder Donald L. Hallstrom was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4 April 2009, having served in the First Quorum of the Seventy since 1 April 2000. At the time of his call as a General Authority, he was serving as an Area Seventy in the North America West Area. He has served in the Asia North and North America Central Area presidencies, president in the Asia Area Presidency, executive director of the Audiovisual Department of the Church and a counselor in the Young Men General Presidency.
Elder Hallstrom graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in economics. At the time of his call to full-time Church service in 2000, he was president of The Hallstrom Group, Inc., a real estate consulting and appraisal organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has held various professional designations and certifications and also was an expert witness in state and federal courts.
Elder Hallstrom served on various boards, including the executive board of the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the President's Roundtable of Brigham Young University–Hawaii. He was also vice chairman of Hawaii Reserves, Inc., which manages non-ecclesiastical Church real estate in Hawaii. He also has served on the National Advisory Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
His Church service includes, full-time missionary in the England Central Mission, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, stake president, and Regional Representative.
Donald Larry Hallstrom was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 27 July 1949. He is married to Diane Clifton, and they are the parents of four children and five grandchildren.