Leader Biography

Elder Kent F. Richards


Elder Kent F. Richards was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009.

Elder Richards graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Utah in 1969. In 1972 he received his medical degree, also from the University of Utah. He has worked as a surgeon for IHC Bryner clinic since 1977 and served as Senior Vice President for four years at Intermountain Health Care. Elder Richards has also served as a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Utah, chairman of the department of surgery at LDS Hospital, and member of the board and executive committee on the IHC board of trustees.

Elder Richards has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Southern Mexican Mission, elders quorum president, bishop, Scoutmaster, high councilor, stake president, and president of the Texas San Antonio Mission.

Kent Farnsworth Richards was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Marsha Gurr in August, 1968. They are the parents of eight children.


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