Elder Patrick Kearon was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2010. At the time of his call he had been serving as a member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy in the Europe Area.
Elder Kearon was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, 2017. He currently has supervisory responsibilities in the North America West and North America Northwest Areas. He also assists President Russell M. Nelson in supervising the Europe East Area and Elder M. Russell Ballard in supervising the Europe Area.
Elder Kearon was educated in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and the United States in various industries, including health care, food, transport, and automotive, and ran his own communications consultancy. His civic and community involvement has included service on the boards of charities, a school, an enterprise agency, and a college.
After joining the Church on Christmas Eve of 1987, Elder Kearon served in numerous Church callings, including assistant ward clerk, ward Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric, branch president, stake president, and Area Seventy.
Patrick Kearon was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, on July 18, 1961. He married Jennifer Carole Hulme in January 1991. They are the parents of four children.