New Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland
President Jeffrey R. Holland set apart as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
President Jeffrey R. Holland is now the Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. New Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle
He was set apart to this new assignment by President Russell M. Nelson, the Prophet and President of the Church, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest presiding body in the government of the Church. In addition to their primary responsibility to be special witnesses of the name of Christ throughout the world, these Apostles have significant administrative responsibilities in overseeing the operation and development of a global Church. They serve under the direction of the First Presidency, which includes the Church President and two counselors.
President Holland, 82, was ordained an apostle on June 23, 1994. He is the Church’s third-most-senior apostle, after President Nelson and President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, who both were ordained in 1984.