Jeffrey R. Holland
Angaben zur Geburt
Jeffrey Roy Holland
3 Dez 1940
St. George, Utah, USA
Berufung(en)
TitelKollegium der Zwölf Apostel
Die OrganisationKollegium der Zwölf Apostel
Berufen am23 Jun 1994
Berufung(en)
TitelAmtierender Präsident
Die OrganisationKollegium der Zwölf Apostel
Berufen am16 Nov 2023
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Jeffrey R. Holland

Jeffrey R. Holland wurde am 23. Juni 1994 als Mitglied des Kollegiums der Zwölf Apostel der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage ordiniert. Am 16. November 2023 wurde er als Amtierender Präsident des Kollegiums der Zwölf Apostel bestätigt.

How do you #HearHim? Elder Jeffrey R. Holland says that vocalizing our prayers can foster greater communication with  God.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland bears his testimony of the Atonement of the Savior.
Jeffrey R. Holland
Official Group Portrait of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  Photographed April 2018.   Front row, left to right: President Russell M. Ballard, Elders Jeffrey R. Holland, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook.  Back row: left to right:  D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen, Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson, Dale G. Renlund, Gerrit W. Gong and Ulisses Soares.
Jerusalem: 2018 Global Ministry Tour
Holland, Jeffrey R. Biography
Jeffrey R. Holland as a young child, 1941.
Family portrait of the Jeffrey R. Holland family (young Jeffrey shown in front of his brother) circa 1944.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in Guildford, Surrey, England, while serving as a missionary in England in 1961-1962.
Jeffrey R. Holland and Patricia Holland on Their Wedding Day
Holland family portrait, November 1984.
The Holland family participating in family scripture study, November 11, 1980.
Holland family portrait, 2005.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland reading a book to his grandson.
Jeffrey R. Holland, who served as the President of BYU from 1980 to 1989, addresses the April 25, 1991 BYU Commencement.
Jeffrey R. Holland speaks at the freshman welcome back assembly on August 29, 1980 on the Brigham Young University campus, while serving as the president of the university.
While serving as the president of BYU, Jeffrey R. Holland in his office, June 10, 1980.
Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Patricia, enjoy a moment cooking together, November 11, 1980.
Jeffrey R. Holland studying, November 11, 1980.
BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland chats with legendary BYU football coach LaVell Edwards.
BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland watches a football game from the sidelines.
BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland and other Church leaders and dignitaries break ground for the expansion of Cougar Stadium in 1981.
BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland and President Gordon B. Hinckley, Counselor in the First Presidency, visit at the groundbreaking ceremony to expand Cougar Stadium in 1981.
At his Inauguration celebrations, Jeffrey R. Holland clasps hands with Cosmo the Cougar (BYU Mascot), 1980.
Elder and Sister Holland walk onto the pitcher's diamond at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on June 28, 2013, prior to his ceremonial first pitch to begin the game.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland throws out the ceremonial first pitch as his wife, Patricia, looks on at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on June 28, 2013.
Holland, Jeffrey R. Biography
Elder Holland speaks at a press conference on October 6, 2012, in the lobby of the Church Office Building. Earlier that day, Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that men could begin serving as missionaries at age 18 and women at age 19.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland walking with Baroness Emma Nicholson in London, England in June 2015.   They are in an outdoor setting.   Elder Holland was a guest of the Baroness to address the British Parliament.  Elders Jose A. Teixeira, Patrick Kearon and Clifford T. Herbertson are walking with Elder Holland and the Baroness.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia Holland arrive at the Houses of Parliament with Member of Parliament Stephen Kerr, in London on November 21, 2018.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Member of Parliament Stephen Kerr present British Prime Minister Theresa May with personal copies of her family history on November 21, 2018.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland enjoys a lighter moment during his visit to the House of Commons in London, England, November 21, 2018.
Elder Jeffery R Holland responds to an interviewer's questions at Westminster Palace in London, England, June 2015.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland addresses students and faculty at Harvard Law School during the annual Mormonism 101 series. Elder Holland explained the centrality of Christ to Church doctrine and the important distinctions between the teachings of some traditional Christian traditions and the Christian doctrines and beliefs of the Latter-day Saints.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses Church educators June 12, 2019, on Temple Square.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Patricia, arrive at the Memphis Tennessee Temple. Elder Holland rededicated the temple May 5, 2019.
Jeffrey R. Holland gives an interview and smiles to the camera.
Jeffrey R. Holland visits with church members in Japan in February 2017.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland with his wife, Patricia, in Jerusalem, November 2015.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland at Yale University, September 2015. He attended Yale as a young graduate student.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia T. Holland eating hotteok (Korean sweet pancakes), during his trip to Namdaemun (Great Southern Gate), Seoul, South Korea, February 2017.
President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland look out at Jerusalem from the BYU Jerusalem Center on April 14, 2018.
Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Patricia, visit with President Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States during his visit to Brigham Young University, March 19, 1987.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland meets with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan (center), during his trip to Abu Dhabi where he dedicated a new stake center in November 2015.
During the first Face to Face event held for young single adults of the Church, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy, visit with the young adult hosts, March 8, 2016.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland addresses a group of newly called mission leaders during the new mission presidents’ seminar in June of 2015.
Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Patricia, greet Princess Chulabhorn, the Princess Srisavangavadhana, of Thailand during her visit to Brigham Young University, May 24, 1988.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks at the 2020 First Presidency Christmas devotional on Sunday, December 6, 2020. This year’s First Presidency Christmas devotional was broadcast digital-only because of COVID-19.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City.
Elder Holland blows a kiss to the crowd after a session of the October 2010 general conference.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and native of St. George, Utah, presided at the temple groundbreaking and offered the dedicatory prayer on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Local Church leaders in Utah participate in the groundbreaking of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
A screen shot of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Patricia, from their RootsTech Connect broadcast during Family Discovery Day on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
A screen shot of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and his wife, Patricia, from their RootsTech Connect broadcast during Family Discovery Day on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

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Jeffrey R. Holland wurde am 3. Dezember 1940 als Sohn von Frank D. Holland und Alice Holland, geb. Bentley, geboren. 1963 heiratete er Patricia Terry. Er und seine Frau sind die Eltern von Matthew, Mary Alice und David, die Schwiegereltern von Paige, Lee und Jeanne sowie die Großeltern von 13 bezaubernden Enkeln. Mittlerweile haben sie bereits zwei Urenkel.

Präsident Holland war Schülervertreter an der Dixie High School und am Dixie College in seinem Geburtsort St. George und gehörte auch den Sportmannschaften beider Einrichtungen an. Den Bachelor-Abschluss in Englisch und den Master-Abschluss in Religionserziehung machte er an der Brigham-Young-Universität. An der Yale-Universität erwarb er den Master-Abschluss und den Doktortitel im Fach Amerikanistik.

Berufsleben

Zum Zeitpunkt seiner Berufung ins Kollegium der Zwölf Apostel gehörte Präsident Holland dem Ersten Kollegium der Siebziger an, in das er am 1. April 1989 aufgenommen worden war. Von 1980 bis zu seiner Berufung als Generalautorität im Jahr 1989 war Jeffrey R. Holland der neunte Präsident der Brigham-Young-Universität in Provo. Er war Beauftragter für das Bildungswesen der Kirche sowie Dekan der Fakultät für Religionserziehung an der BYU.

Ehe er in Vollzeit in der Kirche diente, war Präsident Holland als Pädagoge tätig. Er war auch Präsident oder Vorstandsmitglied verschiedener Hochschul- und Hochschulsportverbände. Für seine Bemühungen um eine bessere Beziehung zwischen Christen und Juden wurde er von der Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’rith mit der „Freiheitsfackel“ ausgezeichnet.

Präsident Holland gehörte dem Verwaltungsrat etlicher städtischer und unternehmerischer Verbände an und wurde vom amerikanischen Pfadfinderverband mit dem „Distinguished Eagle Scout“ ausgezeichnet. Er hat acht Bücher geschrieben, eines davon zusammen mit seiner Frau Patricia.