Leader Biography

Vern P. Stanfill 

Elder Vern P. Stanfill was sustained as a General
Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2015, at age 57. At the
time of his call he had been serving as a member of
the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy in the North
America Central Area. He is currently serving as a
member of the Africa West Area Presidency.
Elder Stanfill received a bachelor’s degree in
agricultural economics from Brigham Young
University in 1981. He started his career in managing
the family ranch in large cattle, hay, and grain
operations. He sold this business in 1998 and
became involved in managing family assets and trusts. During this time he has been
involved in managing a portfolio of real estate and financial instruments, as well as
structuring philanthropic and estate matters. Elder Stanfill holds both commercial
fixed wing and rotorcraft ratings and has been involved in aviation for both business
and pleasure.
Elder Stanfill has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time
missionary in the France Toulouse Mission, executive secretary, elders quorum
president, bishop’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor,
high priests group leader, and stake president.
Vern Perry Stanfill was born in Townsend, Montana, on August 8, 1957. He married
Alicia Cecile Cox in 1980. They are the parents of four children.
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