Leader Biography

Elder Michael John U. Teh

Elder Michael John Uy Teh was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2007. He served previously as a member of the Third and Eighth Quorums of the Seventy in the Philippines Area. As an Area Seventy he also served as Second Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency. He later served as President of the Philippines Area from 2011 to 2013.

While located at Church headquarters, he served as an area assistant in the North America Southwest Area, Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department, Chairman of the Committee on Restoration of Blessings and Cancellation of Sealings, and a member of the Boundaries and Leadership Change Committee. Following his assignment in Taiwan, he served as Second Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency from August 2018 to June 2019. He currently serves as the Second Counselor in the Asia Area Presidency.

Elder Teh received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management from De La Salle, College of Saint Benilde. At the time of his call to full-time Church service, he was employed as the recorder of the Manila Philippines Temple.

Elder Teh has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Philippines Davao Mission, bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, counselor in a mission presidency, and president of the Taiwan Taichung Mission from July 2016 to June 2018.

Elder Teh was born in Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines, on June 25, 1965. He married Grace May Weedon in December 1989. They are the parents of three children.

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