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 the Europe East, Middle East, and Mexico Areas, and in the Family History, Curriculum, Correlation, and Priesthood and Family Departments. He currently serves as President of the North America Southwest Area.
His prior Church callings include full-time missionary in Monterrey, Mexico, various ward and stake callings, and serving as a mission leader with his wife, Melissa, in the Russia St. Petersburg Mission (2004–2005).
Elder Pieper was trained as an attorney and worked in Latin America, Asia, and the former Soviet Union with law and management consulting firms during his professional career.
Paul Bowen Pieper was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on October 7, 1957. He married Melissa Tuttle in November 1979. They are the parents of six children.