Leader Biography

Shayne M. Bowen

Elder Shayne M. Bowen was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006. He had been serving as an Area Seventy in the Idaho Area prior to his call as a General Authority. He served as president of the South America South Area between 2008 and 2010. He is currently serving as an assistant Executive Director in the Priesthood Department and in various other capacities at Church headquarters.

Elder Bowen attended Brigham Young University, and in 1977, he received a bachelor of arts degree in English, with a minor in Spanish. He studied insurance and finance at The American College, becoming a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1984 and a Chartered Financial Consultant in 1999. Elder Bowen pursued a career in insurance, owning and operating his own agency.

Elder Bowen has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Chile Santiago Mission, president of the Spain Barcelona Mission (2000-2003), stake president, high councilor, bishop, high priests group instructor, elders quorum president, and Varsity Scout leader.

Shayne Martell Bowen was born in Rigby, Idaho, on August 29, 1954. He married Lynette Mortensen in 1976, and they are the parents of seven children, one of whom is deceased. They have 12 grandchildren.


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