About Neal A. Maxwell
Elder Neal A. Maxwell, who previously served as executive vice president at the University of Utah and as Commissioner of Education for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was sustained as an Assistant to the Twelve in 1974 and called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1981. A well-beloved speaker and author, he wrote more than twenty-five books, including Whom the Lord Loveth, The Promise of Discipleship, One More Strain of Praise, If Thou Endure it Well, and Not My Will, but Thine. He and his wife, Colleen Hinckley Maxwell, have four children and twenty-four grandchildren. Elder Maxwell passed away July 21, 2004.