Peter F. Meurs
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|Peter F. Meurs|
|General Authority Seventy|
|2 April 2016|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Peter Fletcher Meurs|
21 December 1956
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Peter Fletcher Meurs (born 21 December 1956) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2016. Before becoming a general authority, he was a mining executive in Australia.
Meurs was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. Shortly after beginning university studies, he deferred for two years to serve as a full-time missionary of the church. He married Maxine Evelyn Thatcher in the New Zealand Temple in 1979 and they are the parents of four children.
Meurs holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Monash University. He has worked with Esso Australia, WorleyParsons, and most recently with Fortescue Metals Group. Prior to his call as a general authority, Meurs served in a variety of positions in the LDS Church including bishop, stake presidency counselor, stake president in Perth, mission presidency counselor, and area seventy.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Elder Peter Meurs Welcomed as Patron of the Australian Family Association", mormonnewsroom.org.au, 13 December 2013.
- announcement of new area presidency assignments
- Michael Roddan, "Fortescue executive Peter Meurs quits for Mormon church role", The Australian
- "Peter Meurs quits FMG to join the Mormons", Australian Mining, 18 April 2016
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- "Elder Peter F. Meurs", lds.org
- "Elder Peter F. Meurs", Liahona, May 2016
- "Meet the Church's new General Authorities", Church News, 7 April 2016
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