Leadership and Organization

The First Presidency

The First Presidency is the highest governing body of the Church. Its members are special witnesses of the name of Jesus Christ, called to teach and testify of Him throughout the world. Members of the First Presidency travel around the world to speak to members and local leaders; when not traveling, they counsel together and with other general Church leaders on matters affecting the worldwide Church, such as missionary work, temple building and spiritual and temporal welfare.

The Quorum of the Twelve

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest presiding body in the government of the Church. Its members travel the world as special witnesses of the name of Christ and serve under the direction of the First Presidency.

Presidency of the Seventy

The Presidency of the Seventy consists of seven General Authority Seventies who are called by the First Presidency and given authority to preside over the various Quorums of the Seventy.

General Authority Seventies

General Authority Seventies preach the gospel and serve as special witnesses of Christ to the world. They assist the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
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Presiding Bishopric

The Presiding Bishopric consists of the Presiding Bishop and his two counselors. Each holds the office of bishop, and they serve under the direct supervision of the First Presidency. The Presiding Bishopric is responsible for many of the Church’s temporal affairs.

Relief Society Presidency

Under the direction of the First Presidency, the Relief Society presidency oversees the activities of all Mormon women ages 18 and over. These leaders travel frequently to help guide and support the women of the Church. The Relief Society is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world.

Young Men Presidency

The Young Men presidency provides instruction, encouragement and support in living the gospel of Jesus Christ for male Church members ages 12 through 18. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help guide and support the young men of the Church.

Young Women Presidency

The Young Women presidency provides instruction, encouragement and support in living the gospel of Jesus Christ for female Church members ages 12 through 17. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help guide and support the young women of the Church.

Primary Presidency

The Primary presidency oversees the Church’s organization that teaches children ages 18 months to 11 years the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them live its principles. These leaders serve under the direction of the First Presidency and travel frequently to help guide and support the children and their local leaders.

Sunday School Presidency

The current general president of the Sunday School is Tad R. Callister and his counselors are Devin G. Durrant and Brian K. Ashton.