Emeritus general authorities welcome the chance to practice what they've preached
“Don’t get me wrong — I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world, to be able to do what I did, and associate with the people with whom I’ve associated,” he continued. “I remember when I was first called as a general authority, an old cowboy in Huntsville said I would be riding for a mighty fine outfit. And I found that to be absolutely true in every way, with all of the great men and women leaders of the church. I feel grateful to have been within a hundred miles of any of them.
“But now, stepping down and letting others have that experience seems to me to be the most natural, logical thing in the world.”
And not in the least bit surprising.
Emeritus LDS general authorities
General authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have been given emeritus status, by year:
1. James A. Cullimore*
2. Henry D. Taylor*
3. S. Dilworth Young*
4. Sterling W. Sill*
5. Joseph Anderson*
6. William H. Bennett*
7. John H. Vandenberg*
8. Eldred G. Smith (patriarch)
10. O. Leslie Stone*
12. Victor L. Brown*
13. Theodore M. Burton*
14. Royden G. Derrick*
15. Paul H. Dunn*
16. J. Thomas Fyans*
17. Rex C. Reeve*
18. Robert L. Simpson*
19. Robert L. Backman
20. Marion D. Hanks*
21. Jacob de Jager*
22. Adney Y. Komatsu*
23. H. Burke Peterson
24. Hartman Rector Jr.
25. Ted E. Brewerton
26. Hans B. Ringger*
27. Carlos E. Asay*
29. Dean L. Larsen
30. Robert E. Wells
31. Jack H. Goaslind*
32. W. Eugene Hansen
34. Ronald E. Poelman*
36. Andrew W. Peterson*
37. F. Enzio Busche
38. Loren C. Dunn*
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