Elder Paul B. Pieper was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2005. He has served in area presidencies in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Elder Pieper has also filled assignments in the Family History, Correlation, and Priesthood and Family Departments at Church Headquarters in Salt Lake. He is currently serving as a member of the Africa Central Area Presidency.
Prior to his calling as a General Authority Seventy, Elder Pieper served a full-time mission in Mexico and, with his wife, Melissa, as mission leaders in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Elder Pieper was trained as an attorney and was employed by law and management consulting firms during his professional career, working in Latin America, Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union.
Paul Bowen Pieper was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. He married Melissa Tuttle in the Salt Lake temple. They are the parents of six children.