Wolfgang H. Paul

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Wolfgang H. Paul
Second Quorum of the Seventy
2 April 2005 (2005-04-02) – 2 October 2010 (2010-10-02)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
End reasonHonorably released
Personal details
BornWolfgang Heinz-Jurgen Paul
(1940-02-28) 28 February 1940 (age 81)
Münster, Germany

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Wolfgang Heinz-Jurgen Paul (born 28 February 1940) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2005 to 2010. He was a member of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy. From 2009 until his release as a general authority, Paul has presided over the LDS Church's Europe East Area, which is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

Paul was born in Münster, Germany, later settling in Frankfurt am Main. He graduated from the German Federal Government Administration Academy and worked for many years as a government officer in West Germany. He then worked as head of temporal affairs (overseeing building maintenance, acquisition, construction, welfare services and related issues) for the LDS Church in Europe.

When the LDS Church established the Germany Dresden Mission in 1989, inaugurating full-time missionary work in East Germany, Paul served as mission president.

Paul had previously served as a bishop in the LDS Church. He became a Regional Representative of the Twelve in 1991 after he had completed his service as mission president. Paul was called as an area seventy in 1995, being among the original ones called, and served as a counselor in the Europe East Area presidency. In April 2005 Paul was called as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

Paul is married to the former Helga Klappert. They have three children. He currently resides in Moscow.

Paul was honorably released as a general authority at the October 2010 general conference of the LDS Church.[1]


  1. Scott Taylor (October 3, 2010). "Five Mormon Church leaders given emeritus status". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Retrieved 2010-10-03.


  • “Elder Wolfgang H. Paul Of the Seventy,” Liahona, May 2005, p. 126
  • 2007 Deseret News Church Almanac (Deseret Morning News: Salt Lake City, 2006) p. 44.
  • Church News, June 28, 1997; March 12, 1997; August 5, 1995; October 5, 1991; April 20, 1991; March 23, 1991; April 8, 1989; Feb. 6, 1988

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