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Elder Jay E. Jensen

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Elder Jay E. Jensen
Elder Jensen was born in Mapleton, Utah, the sixth of 10 children. He is married to the former Lona Lee Child. They are the parents of six children and have 28 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Elder Jay E. Jensen was called to full-time church service June 6, 1992, being named to the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1995. He served in Area Presidencies in Central and South America and in different areas in the USA and Canada. The last four years as a General Authority, he served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, and in 2012, he was made an emeritus General Authority Seventy.

Prior to Elder Jensen’s call to the Seventy, he was the Church’s Director of Scriptures Coordination.

He has served in the missionary programs of the Church including a full-time mission to the Texas/New Mexico area where he worked among the Spanish-speaking people. In the Church Education System, he taught seminary, wrote curriculum and trained prospective seminary teachers before he was called as a mission president of the Colombia Cali Mission from 1975–78. After his mission release, he returned to the Church Educational System where he worked as Director of Curriculum. He also worked for a time as Director of Training for the Missionary Department. From 2013 to 2016 Elder and Sister Jensen served as president and matron of the Cochabamba, Bolivia temple.

Educationally he holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, all from Brigham Young University.