The following was released on Mormon Newsroom about our latest General Authority Seventy, Brook P. Hales, who was called on May 17, 2018:
Brook P. Hales has been called to serve as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints effective May 17, 2018, at age 62. At the time of his call, he had been serving as the secretary to the First Presidency and will continue in this role. He previously served as assistant secretary to the First Presidency from 1997 to 2008.
Elder Hales received a banking and finance degree from Weber State College in 1980. After graduation, he worked for Commercial Security Bank, Deseret Mutual, American Express, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and in the Church’s finance and records division.
Elder Hales has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the France Paris Mission, bishopric counselor, high priests group leader, bishop, stake president, priesthood organist, Sunday School teacher, and temple sealer.
Brook Phillip Hales was born in Ogden, Utah, on April 7, 1956. He married Denise Imlay Hales in 1981. They are the parents of four children.