Leader Biography

Elder John C. Pingree Jr.

Elder John C. Pingree Jr. was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2017. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Salt Lake City Area. He is currently serving at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.


Elder Pingree received a bachelor of arts in English in 1990 and a bachelor of science in political science in 1991, both from the University of Utah. He also received a master's of business administration from Harvard Business School in 1993. Throughout his professional career, he has held executive management positions in biotechnology, health care, and medical humanitarian organizations.

Elder Pingree has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, stake president, president of the Texas Houston Mission, and Area Seventy.

John Cannon Pingree Jr. was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 11, 1966. He married Anne Pugsley in March 1990. They are the parents of five children. 

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