Kent F. Richards
Elder Kent F. Richards was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 2009.
Elder Richards graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Utah in 1969. In 1972 he received his medical degree, also from the University of Utah. He has worked as a surgeon for IHC Bryner Clinic since 1977 and served as senior vice president for four years at Intermountain Healthcare. Elder Richards has also served as a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Utah, chairman of the department of surgery at LDS Hospital, and member of the IHC Board of Trustees and its executive committee.
Elder Richards has served in a number of Church callings, including as full-time missionary in the Southern Mexican Mission, elders quorum president, bishop, Scoutmaster, high councilor, stake president, and president of the Texas San Antonio Mission.
A native of Salt Lake City, Elder Richards and his wife, Marsha Gurr, are the parents of eight children.