About the Author
Elder John K. Carmack was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 1984. He received a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree from UCLA. He was a legislative assistant to the California Legislature before entering private law practice. He has served in several area presidencies, as executive director of the Church Historical Department, and as president of the Idaho Boise Mission. Elder Carmack was named emeritus General Authority in October 2001.