Quentin L. Cook

Quentin L. Cook

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Quentin L. Cook married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. They are the parents of three children and have eleven grandchildren.

He is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University, with honors, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University. Utah State University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

He has served the Church as a full-time missionary in the British Mission and as a bishop, stake president in the San Francisco California Stake, Regional Representative, and Area Authority in the North America West Area.

Elder Cook previously served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

At the time of his call to be a General Authority of the Church, he was vice chairman of Sutter Health System. He had previously served as president and chief executive officer of a California healthcare system. Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He also served on the governing boards of a number of civic and business-related corporations.

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary Of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Quentin L. Cook
Parliament in the Palace of Westminster, London, England – Dec 6, 2023

Defend Divinely Inspired Freedoms 2018

Quentin L. Cook
J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s 2018 Annual Conference – Feb 16, 2018

How to Defend Religious Freedom

Quentin L. Cook
Adapted from a December 2011 commencement address at BYU–Idaho, “The Restoration of Morality and Religious Freedom.” – Oct 1, 2012