Elder Carl B. Cook was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. He was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on March 31, 2018. At the time of his call to the Presidency of the Seventy, he was serving at Church headquarters. Elder Cook also served in the Africa Southeast Area Presidency. As a young man, he served in the Germany Hamburg Mission. He and Sister Cook also served as mission leaders in the New Zealand Auckland Mission.
Elder Cook graduated with degrees from Weber State College and Utah State University. Prior to his call to the Seventy, he worked in commercial real estate development.
Carl Bert Cook was born in Ogden, Utah, on October 15, 1957. He married Lynette Hansen in December of 1979 in the Ogden Utah Temple. They are the parents of five children.