Elder Dale G. Renlund

Elder and Sister Dale G. Renlund

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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.

Sister Ruth Lybbert Renlund, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is one of six children born to Merlin and Nola Lybbert. She married Elder Dale G. Renlund in 1977 in the Salt Lake Temple. She and Elder Renlund are the parents of one daughter, Ashley.

Sister Renlund graduated from the University of Utah in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in history. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law with her Juris doctorate in 1986. She practiced law at the Utah Attorney General's office for three years and then joined the firm of Dewsnup, King, and Olsen, where she practiced plaintiff's civil litigation for twenty years. She was serving as the president of the firm at the time of Elder Renlund's call as a General Authority. She served on the board of directors for Deseret News and Workers Compensation Fund of Utah and as chair of the Judicial Conduct Commission for the state of Utah. She was also the first female president of the Utah Trial Lawyers Association.

Sister Renlund has served in multiple church callings including gospel doctrine teacher, Young Women president, Relief Society president, and in a stake Young Women presidency.