John Cannon Pingree Jr. was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 11, 1966. He married Anne Pugsley in March 1990. They are the parents of five children.
He received a bachelor of arts in English in 1990 and a bachelor of science in political science in 1991, both from the University of Utah. He also received a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School in 1993.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, stake president, and president of the Texas Houston Mission. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Salt Lake City Area.
Elder Pingree served in the Mexico Area Presidency (2018–2021). He is currently serving as first counselor in the North America West Area Presidency and as assistant executive director of the Temple Department.
During his career, he worked in the fields of biotechnology, health care, and finance and also served with several nonprofit health organizations.