Leader Biography

Elder Terence M. Vinson

Elder Terence M. Vinson was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013, at age 62. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Pacific Area.

In 1974, Elder Vinson received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Sydney University with an education and teaching diploma from Sydney Teachers College. In 1990, he received a financial planning diploma from Deakin University and a master’s degree in applied finance in 1996 from Macquarie University. His career has involved teaching math, as well as training and lecturing at universities. His main occupation for the last 23 years has been as a financial adviser. He recently retired as joint CEO and chairman of Northhaven Wealth Management.

Since joining the Church in 1974, Elder Vinson has served in numerous callings, including bishop’s counselor, bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, regional representative, mission president’s counselor, temple ordinance worker, and Area Seventy.

Terence Michael Vinson was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in March 1951. He married Kay Anne Carden in May 1974. They are the parents of six children and reside in Sydney, Australia.

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