Leader Biography

Elder Jack N. Gerard

Elder Jack N. Gerard was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2018, at age 60. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a Gospel Doctrine teacher and Sunday School president. He served as a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy from 2010 to 2016.


Elder Gerard received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a juris doctor degree, both from George Washington University. During his career, he has worked as president and CEO for several entities, including McClure, Gerard & Neuenschwander, Inc.; National Mining Association; America Chemistry Council; and most recently, American Petroleum Institute.

Elder Gerard has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Australia Sydney Mission, ward mission leader, counselor in a bishopric, nursery leader, stake president, Scoutmaster, ward Young Men adviser and bishop.

Jack Noel Gerard was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on December 15, 1957. He married Claudette Neff in 1984. They are the parents of eight children.

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