Michael T. Ringwood

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Michael T. Ringwood
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) – present
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Michael Tally Ringwood
(1958-02-14) February 14, 1958 (age 60)
Provo, Utah, United States

Michael Tally Ringwood (born February 14, 1958) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2009.

Ringwood was born in Provo, Utah, to Sharon Lee and Howard Lee Ringwood. At the time, Howard was a football player for Brigham Young University (BYU).

Ringwood was raised in Salt Lake City and then went to BYU on a leadership scholarship. After a few semesters at BYU, Ringwood left to serve as a missionary for the LDS Church in South Korea. After his mission, Ringwood returned to BYU where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting.

In 1982, Ringwood married Rosalie Nelson, a daughter of Russell M. Nelson, who would later be president of the LDS Church, and Dantzel Nelson. The Ringwoods are the parents of five children.

Prior to becoming a general authority, Ringwood was a businessman who spent 14 years as a vice president with Huntsman Chemical Corporation, living in Houston, Virginia Beach and Australia. In 2000, he left Huntsman Chemical and returned to Salt Lake City where he served as president of Bear Creek Foods, president of Lofthouse Foods, and the chief operating officer of Close To My Heart, a scrapbooking company.

In the LDS Church, Ringwood has been a bishop, president of the church's Korea Seoul West Mission (2004–07), and president of a University of Utah married student stake (2008–09).

In April 2009, Ringwood became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, a full-time ecclesiastical position. In 2011, he was assigned as a counselor in the presidency of the church's Asia North Area and served as the area president from 2012 to 2015.


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