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.
He received a banking and finance degree from Weber State College in 1980.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the France Paris Mission, bishop, stake president, and temple sealer.
At the time of his call, Elder Hales was working as secretary to the First Presidency. He previously worked as assistant secretary to the First Presidency from 1997 to 2008.
He previously worked in commercial bank operations and in the Church’s Finance and Records Division.