Evan A. Schmutz was born in St. George, Utah, on June 6, 1954. He married Cindy Lee Sims in 1978. Elder and Sister Schmutz are the parents of five children and enjoy their role as grandparents.
He received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1979 and a juris doctorate in 1982, both from Brigham Young University.
He has served in many Church callings, including full-time missionary in the North Carolina Greensboro Mission, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, and president of the Philippines Cebu Mission from July 2011 until July 2014.
At the time of his call, Elder Evan A. Schmutz had been serving in the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah South Area. He is currently serving as First Counselor in the Utah Area Presidency.
During his professional career, he worked with several prominent law firms in Salt Lake City, Utah.