“Elder Gérald Caussé,” Ensign, May 2008, 134
Elder Gérald Caussé loves people.
“As a stake president in Paris, France, I met a lot of people from all parts of the world,” he says. “As I served them, I discovered that we are all of one heart and one testimony when it comes to the gospel.”
Serving as an Area Seventy in the Europe West Area at the time of his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, Elder Caussé has also served in a bishopric, as a high priests group leader, and as a counselor in a stake presidency.
Born in Bordeaux, France, on May 20, 1963, to Jean Caussé and Marie-Blanche Bonnet Caussé, Elder Caussé moved to Paris when he was 19. There he served one year of military service in a NATO Agency. He began dating Valérie Babin when they were in the same ward in Paris. Both were from faithful LDS families, and they had known each other since they were children. They were sealed on August 5, 1986, in the Bern Switzerland Temple, and they are now the parents of five children.
Elder Caussé, who has had a long career in the food industry, received a master’s degree in 1987 from ESSEC, a business school in Paris. At the time of this call he was a managing director and on the board of a company that deals with food distribution to catering and supermarket chains.
Elder Caussé developed a love for music when he began taking piano lessons at age seven. Today, singing and instrumental music fill the Caussé home, with every family member playing the piano, violin, or cello.
“When Jesus chose His Apostles, several of them were fishermen, and they immediately left their nets and followed Him,” says Elder Caussé. “I see the Church working today the same. I feel that my calling is from the Lord through His prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. I too will follow the Savior.”