The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints named Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund as the three newest members of the Quorum of the Twelve.
After being sustained, the three new apostles approached the stand during the afternoon session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference on Oct. 3.
Elder Rasband was the senior president of the Presidency of the Seventy prior to being called as an apostle. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1951 and grew up in the state.
Elder Rasband attended the University of Utah and had a career in business. The University of Utah awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Business and Commerce. He married his wife, Melanie Twitchell, in 1973. They have five children and 24 grandchildren.
Elder Stevenson was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 2008, and has served as the Presiding Bishop since March of 2012. He was born in Ogden, Utah in 1955. Elder Stevenson married Lesa Jean Higley in 1979, and together they have four sons and six grandchildren. He attended Utah State University where he received a degree in business administration, and has served as president and chief operator of Icon Health & Fitness, Inc.
Elder Renlund was born during 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before being called as an apostle, he served as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy since 2009. In 1977, he married Ruth Lybbert and the couple are parents of one daughter. Elder Renlund received both a B.A. and M.D. from the University of Utah and additional training from Johns Hopkins before becoming a professor of medicine at the University of Utah and a medical director.
The three new apostles were called and sustained after the deaths of President Boyd. K Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve, and apostles Elder L. Tom Perry and Elder Richard G. Scott since the April 2015 General Conference.