D. Todd Christofferson Called as New Apostle in LDS Church; New First Presidency Sustained

Interesting, to start General Conference, following the hymn and prayer, President Uchtdorf explained how and why we sustain Church officers and the Church seems to have changed the way in which sustainings occur.   They had the First Presidency stand and sustain the President, First Presidency, and Quorum of the Twelve.  Once that was conculded they had the Twelve arise and sustain the same, then had the first and second quorum of the Seventy stand and sustain, then had the all area seventies, patriarchs, HP and Elders throughout the world stand and sustain the same, following that they had the Aaronic Priesthood arise and sustain, followed by the Relief Society, then Young Women and all other members of the Church stand and sustain the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve as previously consitituted.  It was very interesting and the first time they have done that as I recall.   Funny how things change with the changing of a President.

D. Todd Christofferson was called and sustained as the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve.  Elder Christofferson was born on January 24, 1945 in American Fork, Utah.  He was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy at the April General Conference, 1993 and in August 1998 he was called to the Presidency of the Seventy.  His latest assignment was presiding over the North America Northwest and North America West areas of the Church.  In his personal life he supported himself and his family as a lawyer.

Here is an interview Reuters did with Elder Christofersson in 2007.

The members of the Church sustained President Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf as Prophets, Seers and Revelators for the first time



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5 responses to “D. Todd Christofferson Called as New Apostle in LDS Church; New First Presidency Sustained

  1. Rick

    This was also done when Pres. Hinckley was first sustained. I personally don’t remember them doing it before then, but I’d guess it’s been done every time a new prophet has been sustained.

  2. Swint

    Thanks for mentioning that, I had no idea. Although I don’t remember when President Hinckley was ordained. Thanks for the clarification!

  3. Christi

    When Pres. Hinckley was sustained, women were separately asked to stand and sustain the prophet. This, I believe, was the first time that was done. The other was “normal.”

  4. rationalzen

    Not the first time, the Solemn Assembly as it’s known is held for the new prophets. Each of the groupings have always sustained separately. It seems like they said it was the 13th solemn assembly when it was Elder Hunter, but that was a while ago. I remember my dad standing up in our kitchen sustaining President Hunter.

    So I believe that it’s happened for nearly all of them.

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