D. Todd Christopherson, New member of the 12 apostles

by Rusty Lindquist on April 5, 2008 · 5 comments

D. Todd Christopherson

 Elder D. Todd Christpherson, was just announced as the newly selected member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church, or commonly known as “The Mormons”), in the Solemn Assembly of Saturday Morning’s session of General Conference.

Here is the biography from Deseret Morning News:


Sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy April 3, 1993, at age 48; called to the Presidency of the Seventy Aug. 15, 1998, and sustained Oct. 3, 1998. Former regional representative, stake president, stake president’s counselor, and bishop. Received bachelor’s degree from BYU, juris doctorate from Duke University. Former associate general counsel of NationsBank Corp., (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, N.C.; practiced law in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and North Carolina, and was volunteer chairman of Affordable Housing of Nashville, Tenn. Born Jan. 24, 1945, in American Fork, Utah, to Paul V. and Jeanne Swenson Christofferson. Wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson; parents of five children.

  • Here is an article announcing this in the Deseret Morning News.
  • Here you can listen to Elder D. Todd Christopherson’s “When Thou Art Converted”, teaching on conversion, prayer, and service.
  • Here you can listen to Elder Christopherson speak on “Allegiance to God” and here you can download it.
  • Here you can read his talk on “Becoming a Witness of Christ” (which is very intetersting).

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1 Larry Lawton April 6, 2008 at 11:07 AM

Todd Christopherson was a year behind me in law school. Even then, he was an exceptional man. His behind-the scene role in the Watergate hearings as the clerk for the presiding judge of the United States District Court in Washington DC had to be a maturing and tempering experience.

Though I haven’t checked it out thoroughly, I believe Todd is the first Duke alum to be selected as an apostle of the Lord.


2 Rusty Lindquist April 7, 2008 at 2:37 PM

That’s a great addition, thanks for posting!


3 kelly miller June 24, 2008 at 3:26 PM

We Look to the Apostles

We look to the Apostles,
For a witness of Christ.
Then we stand as disciples
And we too testify.
At all times, things and places,
We show our commitment.
And faith shines on our faces
With love and contentment.

Today, what is sufficient?
What can we rejoice in?
Though we’ve disappointment
and trials of death and sin?
We know what source to look to,
For our eternal rest.
As we testify anew,
Warmth grows within our breast.

Now, as we anticipate
The coming of our Lord.
We can prepare for that date.
With words angels record
All testimonies- they hear!
And, too, rejoice o’er us.
What we hold in us is dear.
There’s light in our witness.

But, what of those who’ve died?
And, not made ordinance?
What to them can be applied?
Who’ve not received a chance?
We have a holy temple
Where their work we can do.
There, we set an example,
Our light is for them too!

Poem based on Todd D. Christofferson’s
talk in the special Ensign
or the new web site


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