Leader Biography

Elder Daniel L. Johnson

Elder Daniel L. Johnson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He was serving as an Area Seventy in the Mexico North Area prior to his call as a General Authority. He was released and given emeritus status on October 1, 2016. As a General Authority Seventy, Elder Johnson has assignments as President of the Caribbean and Mexico Areas and at Church headquarters.

Elder Johnson graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management. He has owned his own business and has been employed as an executive by several international companies. He has also worked for the Church and for a Church-affiliated business in various management positions.

Elder Johnson has served in various Church callings, including full-time missionary in the West Mexican Mission, president of the Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission (1991–1994), counselor in mission presidencies, counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, ward Young Men president, and Gospel Doctrine teacher.

Daniel Leroy Johnson was born in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, on December 15, 1946. He married Marva LeAnn Holman in December 1970. They are the parents of six children.

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