Elder Dale G. Renlund

Elder Dale G. Renlund

Apostle, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder Dale G. Renlund was named an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 3, 2015. Elder Renlund had served as a General Authority Seventy since April 2009 prior to being named to the Quorum of the Twelve. He previously served in the presidency of the Africa Southeast Area.

After receiving B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah, Elder Renlund received further medical and research training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and the Medical Director of the Utah Transplantation Affiliated Hospitals (UTAH) Cardiac Transplant Program.

Elder Renlund has served in numerous church callings including full-time missionary in Sweden, stake president, bishop, and Area Seventy.

Elder Renlund was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in November 1952. He married Ruth Lybbert in 1977. They are the parents of one daughter.

Conference Topic: Hope, Help, and Healing–Not an Impossible Dream

We need to believe that change is possible, that help is accessible, and that with that help, healing can occur. Individuals, marriages, and families can heal, and overcome the ills of pornography when willingness, education, hard work, faith, appropriate treatment, and effective support coalesce.