- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsQuorum of the Twelve Apostles, 2004 - present
David A. Bednar was ordained and set apart as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 7, 2004. Prior to his call to the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Bednar served as an Area Seventy, Area Authority Seventy, regional representative, twice as a stake president, and as a bishop.
Elder Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in Oakland, California. He served as a full-time missionary in Southern Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. He also received a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from Purdue University.
After completing his education, Elder Bednar was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and at the University of Arkansas. He then served as the president of Brigham Young University–Idaho (formerly Ricks College) from 1997-2004.
Elder Bednar married Susan Kae Robinson in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975, and they are the parents of three sons.
- Brigham Young University
- Purdue UniversityDoctoral in Organizational Behavior
The April 2014 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held April 5-6, 2014.
General conference is a semiannual worldwide gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which Church members and others meet in a series of two-hour sessions to receive inspiration and instruction from Church leaders.