Wilford W. Andersen
|Wilford W. Andersen|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 4, 2009|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|Born||Wilford Wayne Andersen|
August 22, 1949
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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Wilford Wayne Andersen (born August 22, 1949) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2009.
Andersen received a bachelor's degree in business management from Brigham Young University in 1973, and a juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1976. As young man, he served as a missionary for the church in the Argentina South Mission.
Professionally, Andersen has practiced law and has been involved in real estate development since 1979.. In the 1990s he was the LDS spokesman in the Phoenix area.. He was President of the Mesa-Maricopa Stake in 2001.
Andersen has served in a variety of assignments in the LDS Church, including Institute of Religion instructor, temple ordinance worker, bishop, stake high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, and stake president. He was president of the Mexico Guadalajara Mission from 2002 to 2005 and an area seventy from 2007 to 2009. He was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2009. From August 2009 to August 2012, he served as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Caribbean Area. From August 2012 to August 2014 he served as the area's president. Since August 2015, he has helped supervise the church's work in the Middle East/North Africa. This assignment is administered from the church's headquarters.
Andersen married Kathleen Bennion in 1975, in the Provo Utah Temple, and they are the parents of nine children.
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