Elder Wilford W. Andersen

Elder Wilford W. Andersen

Second Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Wilford W. Andersen was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009, at age 59. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America Southwest Area.

Elder Andersen received both a bachelor's degree in business management in 1973 and a juris doctor degree in 1976 from Brigham Young University.  He was a managing partner of Andersen Investments at the time of his call as a General Authority.

Elder Andersen has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Argentina South Mission, bishop, high councilor, stake president, president of the México Guadalajara Mission (2002-2005), Area Seventy and General Authority.

Wilford Andersen was born in Mesa, Arizona, on August 22, 1949.  He married Kathleen Bennion in April 1975, and they are the parents of nine children.  Elder Andersen currently serves in the Temple Department at Church Headquarters.  Previously they resided in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where Elder Andersen served as Area President of the Caribbean Area.