Bishop Dean M. Davies

    Bishop Dean M. Davies was employed by the Church as the managing director of the Special Projects Department with responsibility for special purpose real estate, temple design and temple construction when he was called to the Presiding Bishopric at the April 2012 general conference.
    In the Church, he has served as a mission president, mission president’s counselor, stake president, stake president’s counselor, stake executive secretary, high councilor, in several bishoprics and as a full-time missionary in the Uruguay/Paraguay Mission.
    Prior to Church employment, Bishop Davies worked in the real estate investment, construction and management industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Brigham Young University and has completed advanced executive programs at Stanford and Northwestern Universities.
    He was born in Salt Lake City and is married to Darla James. They have five children and 17 grandchildren.
    Last Updated On May 13, 2020
    Dean M. Davies
    September 5, 1951
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    TitleFirst Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
    OrganizationPresiding Bishopric
    Call DateOctober 9, 2015
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