Elder Evan A. and Sister Cindy L. Schmutz

Elder Evan A. Schmutz

General Authority Seventy


Elder Evan A. Schmutz was born in St. George, Utah. He served in the North Carolina Greensboro Mission and later received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1979 and a juris doctorate in 1982, both from Brigham Young University. During his professional career, he worked with several prominent law firms in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elder Evan A. Schmutz was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 2, 2016. At the time of his call, he had been serving in the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah South Area. Elder Schmutz has also served as a mission president of the Philippines Cebu Mission, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, and Area Seventy.

Sister Cindy L. Schmutz was born in Murray, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Elder and Sister Schmutz were married in the Provo Utah Temple in 1978 and are now the parents of five children and eighteen grandchildren.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to one or more of the questions below on the devotional discussion board:

  1. How is it helpful for you to know that "wickedness never was happiness"? (Alma 41:10)

  2. Do we live in the day Nephi described when many will say: “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us”? What is the fallacy in this statement? (2 Nephi 28:7, 9)