Larry S. Kacher was born in Mankato, Minnesota, on February 12, 1952. He married Pauline Miller in October 1976. They are the parents of six children.
He received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Brigham Young University in 1976. In 1978 he received a master’s degree in organizational behavior, also from Brigham Young University.
He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in French Polynesia, branch president in Belgium, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, president of the Geneva Switzerland Mission (2000–2003), and Area Seventy.