Elder Patrick Kearon was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints on December 7, 2023. At the time of his call, he was serving as Senior President of the Seventy.
He served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy beginning in 2017, following five years in Germany where he served in the Europe Area Presidency and as Area President. During his time as Senior President, he had supervisory responsibility for the Middle East/Africa North Area and the Utah Area.
After joining the Church on Christmas Eve of 1987, Elder Kearon served in numerous Church callings, including ward Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric, branch president, stake president, and Area Seventy.
Elder Kearon has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and the United States in a range of industries 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.
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.