ELDERDAVID A. BEDNAR was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 2004. Prior to his call, he had served as an Area Seventy, regional representative, and stake president. He served a mission to southern Germany, then attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. He received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Purdue University and was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and the University of Arkansas. Elder Bednar served as the president of BYU–Idaho from 1997 to 2004. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three sons.