Carl Bert Cook was born in Ogden, Utah, on October 15, 1957. He married Lynette Hansen in December 1979. They are the parents of five children.
He graduated with degrees from Weber State College and Utah State University.
He has served as a full-time missionary in Hamburg, Germany, and president of the New Zealand Auckland Mission.
Elder Cook 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 assigned to Church headquarters. Elder Cook has also served in the Africa Southeast Area Presidency.
Prior to his call, he worked in commercial real estate development.