Leadership and Organization

The First Presidency

The First Presidency is the highest governing body of the Church. Its members are special witnesses of the name of Jesus Christ, called to teach and testify of Him throughout the world. Members of the First Presidency travel around the world to speak to members and local leaders; when not travelling, they counsel together and with other general Church leaders on matters affecting the worldwide Church, such as missionary work, temple building and spiritual and temporal welfare.

The Quorum of the Twelve

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest presiding body in the government of the Church. Its members travel the world as special witnesses of the name of Christ and serve under the direction of the First Presidency.

Area Leadership

The administration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is facilitated by geographic areas. The following Area Seventies oversee and live in their respective areas. Area Seventies with responsibility for Canada report to members of the Presidency of the Seventy who are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.