Spencer J. Condie

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Spencer J. Condie
First Quorum of the Seventy
June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06) – October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)
Called byEzra Taft Benson
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)
Called byThomas S. Monson
Personal details
BornSpencer Joel Condie
(1940-08-27) August 27, 1940 (age 73)
Preston, Idaho, United States
 
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Spencer J. Condie
First Quorum of the Seventy
June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06) – October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)
Called byEzra Taft Benson
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)
Called byThomas S. Monson
Personal details
BornSpencer Joel Condie
(1940-08-27) August 27, 1940 (age 73)
Preston, Idaho, United States

Spencer Joel Condie (born August 27, 1940) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1989. Condie has previously worked as a professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) and served for three years as mission president over the LDS Church in most of Eastern Europe. In 2010, he became an emeritus general authority of the LDS Church.

Early life and education[edit]

Condie was born in Preston, Idaho. His family lived there until he was fifteen when they moved to Pocatello, Idaho. From 1960 to 1963, Condie was an LDS Church missionary in the South German Mission. While there, he met Dorothea Speth, a native of Germany also serving as a missionary. They became reacquainted after their missions, a situation that was advised by Blythe Gardner, Condie's mission president. Condie and Speth were married in June 1964.

Condie received a B.A. from BYU, an M.A. from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a professor of both sociology and ancient scripture at BYU from 1969 to 1984 and again from 1987 to 1989.

LDS Church service[edit]

In the LDS Church, Condie served as a bishop, stake president and regional representative of the Twelve. In 1984, he became the president of the church's Austria Vienna Mission. In this capacity he not only oversaw missionary work in Austria, but also its development in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Greece.

In 1989, Condie became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. That same year, Condie was called to serve in the presidency of the church's Europe Area, where he again worked in opening up missionary efforts in Eastern Europe.[1] In 1991, Condie became the president of the newly formed Europe Mediterranean Area that was formed from dividing the former Europe Area.[2] In 1992, Condie was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Condie has written a biography of Russell M. Nelson.

From October 2001 until October 2003, Condie served as a counselor in the general presidency of the Young Men organization of the LDS Church. From 2003 to 2008, he served in the presidency of the New Zealand/Pacific Islands Area, based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Beginning in November 2010, Condie started service as a president of the church's Nauvoo Illinois Temple.[3]

On October 2, 2010, Condie was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and given general authority emeritus status at the LDS Church's general conference.[4]

Publications[edit]

David J. Cherrington, Spencer J. Condie, J. Lynn England (September 1979). "Age and Work Values". The Academy of Management Journal 22 (3): 617–623. doi:10.2307/255750. JSTOR 255750. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Church News, November 11, 1989; August 18, 1990.
  2. ^ Church News, September 7, 1991
  3. ^ "New temple presidents", Church News, 2010-06-19.
  4. ^ Scott Taylor (October 3, 2010). "Five Mormon Church leaders given emeritus status". Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA). Retrieved 2010-10-03. 

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