Elder Gary E. Stevenson
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Elder Gary E. Stevenson was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October of 2015. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the Presiding Bishop of the Church. His previous Church service includes full-time missionary in the Japan Fukuoka Mission, ward Sunday School teacher, high councilor, bishop, stake presidency counselor, and president of the Japan Nagoya Mission. He was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 2008. Elder Stevenson also served as a counselor and later as president in the Asia North Area Presidency.
Elder Stevenson was born on August 6, 1955 to Evan N. and Vera Jean Hall Stevenson and was raised in Cache Valley, Utah. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Utah State University. He cofounded an exercise equipment manufacturing company, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., where he served as president and chief operating officer.
In April 1979, he married Lesa Jean Higley. They are the parents of four sons.