Dean M. Davies
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Bishop Dean M. Davies was employed by the Church as the managing director of the Special Projects Department with responsibility for special-purpose real estate, temple design, and temple construction when he was called to the Presiding Bishopric at the April 2012 general conference.
In the Church he has served as a mission president, mission president’s counselor, stake president, stake president’s counselor, stake executive secretary, and high councilor, as well as in several bishoprics and as a full-time missionary in the Uruguay/Paraguay Mission.
Prior to Church employment, Bishop Davies worked in the real estate investment, construction, and management industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from BYU and has completed advanced executive programs at Stanford and Northwestern Universities.
Bishop Davies and his wife, Darla James, have five children.