Last time, I did a lengthy post on Nepotism in the Church, which you can find here. This is an update for this year so far. As you can see, the list is pretty short. I haven’t had a chance to go back and do more research on the appointments other than General Authorities, Temple Presidents and Mission Presidents. Biographical information is hard to come by for Area Authorities and Stake Presidents.
One thing is clear; the church is getting much more diverse in appointments for Mission Presidents and Temple Presidents. While there are still a number of Mission P residents coming out of Utah and other church strongholds, local/regional callings are on the rise.
As far as Temple Presidents, with the large number of Temples in operations, local Temple Presidents are now the norm. Except for the “big” Temples in various areas, Utah, Hawaii, and Washington D.C where emeritus General Authorities or released 2nd Quorum of 70 members are called.
And while you don’t see a significant number of relatives being called to the General Authorities, long time Church employees or other “well-connected” members are getting the nod. But this has probably always been true as President Hinckley was a long time Church employee prior to his call to the General Authorities.
|Allan F. Packer||1st Quorum 70||Son||Boyd K Packer||Quorum of 12|
|Charles W Walton||Mission Pres 2009||Son in Law||Ray H Wood||2nd Quorum 70|
|Clark B Hinckley||Mission Pres 2009||Son||Gordon B Hinckley||President|
|Dale G. Renlund||1st Quorum 70||Son in Law||Merlin Lybbert||2nd Quorum 70|
|David J Bullock||Mission Pres 2008||Son in Law||Boyd K Packer||Quorum of 12|
|Gregory M Saylin||Mission Pres 2009||Son in Law||Keith K Hilbig||1st Quorum 70|
|Michael Tally Ringwood||1st Quorum 70||Son in Law||Russell M Nelson||Quorum of 12|
|Miguel Tenorio||Mission Pres 2008||Son||Octaviano Tenorio||1st Quorum 70|
|Richard A Hunter||Temple Pres 2008||Son||Howard W Hunter||President|