Ronald A. Rasband
Ronald Anderson Rasband
6 Feb 1951
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
TitleQuorum of the Twelve Apostles
OrganizationQuorum of the Twelve Apostles
Call Date3 Oct 2015
Conference Talks

Ronald A. Rasband

Ronald A. Rasband was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 3, 2015.

As modern pioneers, how can we create a heritage of faith for those who will follow us? Elder Ronald A. Rasband answers this question.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Official Group Portrait of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  Photographed April 2018.   Front row, left to right: President Russell M. Ballard, Elders Jeffrey R. Holland, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook.  Back row: left to right:  D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen, Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson, Dale G. Renlund, Gerrit W. Gong and Ulisses Soares.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband speaks during a session of conference.
President Gérald Caussé, Bishop Richard C. Edgley, Elder M. Russell Ballard, and Elder Ronald A. Rasband stand in front of a large world map at the Vatican.
Elder M. Russell Ballard meets with Cardinal William Joseph Levada at the Vatican. Elder Ballard was accompanied by President Gérald Caussé, Elder Ronald Rasband, and Bishop Richard C. Edgley.
Elder M. Russell Ballard presents The Family: A Proclamation to the World to Archbishop Brian Farrell. Elder Ballard was accompanied by President Gérald Caussé, Elder Ronald Rasband, Bishop Richard C. Edgley, and President Massimo De Feo.

Personal Life

Ronald A. Rasband was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1951. He married Melanie Twitchell in 1973. They are the parents of five children.

He attended the University of Utah. In 1995, Utah Valley University awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Business and Commerce.

Elder Rasband has held numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Eastern States Mission (1970-1972), Temple Square missionary guide, bishop, and member of the Church’s Sesquicentennial Committee. He presided over the New York, New York North Mission from 1996 to 1999.

Professional Life

Elder Rasband had been serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy since 2005 and was serving as the senior president of the Presidency of the Seventy when called to the Twelve. He was named a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2000. He has served as a counselor in the Europe Central Area Presidency, president of the Utah Salt Lake City Area, executive director of the Temple Department; and has supervised the North America West, Northwest, and three Utah areas as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy.

In 1976 he joined Huntsman Container Company as sales representative, and in 1987, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntsman Chemical Corporation.

When he left Huntsman Chemical Corporation in 1996 to serve as a mission president in New York, he was also serving as a member of the Board of Directors.