Michael John U. Teh was born in Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines, on June 25, 1965. He married Grace May Weedon in December 1989. They are the parents of three children.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and majored in management at De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde.
He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Philippines Davao Mission, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, counselor in a mission presidency, and president of the Taiwan Taichung Mission from July 2016 to June 2018.
Elder Michael John U. Teh served previously as a member of the Third and Eighth Quorums of the Seventy in the Philippines Area. As an Area Seventy he also served as Second Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency. He later served as President of the Philippines Area from 2011 to 2013. While located at Church headquarters, he served as an area assistant in the North America Southwest Area and as an Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department. Following his assignment in Taiwan, he served as First Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency from August 2018 to June 2019. He now serves as an Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department.
At the time of his call to full-time Church service, he was employed as the recorder of the Manila Philippines Temple.