Elder Don R. Clarke

Emeritus General Authority

Elder Don R. Clarke is serving as an emeritus General Authority and Director of Church Hosting. He was sustained a member of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He served as president of the Central America Area from 2007 to 2011 and also as a counselor during 2006-2007. He additonally served as an assistant Executive Director in the Missionary Department and as Area Assistant for the Utah North, Utah Salt Lake City, and Utah South Areas.

Elder Clarke earned an associate's degree from Ricks College and a bachelor's degree in business from Brigham Young University. He completed a master's degree in business administration from Washington State University. His career included senior executive positions in several retailing companies.  

Elder Clarke has served the Church in various capacities, including full-time missionary in the Argentina Mission, president of the Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission (2001-2004), stake president, assistant director of Church Hosting, high councilor, bishop, stake Young Men president, and Elders quorum president.  

Don Ray Clarke was born in Rexburg, Idaho, on December 11, 1945. He married Mary Anne Jackson in 1970. They are the parents of six children.

Spiritual Preparation

We invite you to study and ponder on the scriptures and other preparation resources below previous to attending devotional. As you come spiritually prepared the Spirit will have greater power to inspire you, teach you, and to testify to you of the truthfulness of the principles that will be taught.