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Nine men have been called to the Young Men General Advisory Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They will assist the Young Men General Presidency as they counsel with other general and local Church leaders to teach, serve and watch over young men ages 12 through 18. Members of the council begin serving on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

The new council members join existing council members Craig B. Ballard, John Bytheway, David T. Lisonbee, Thomas E. Mullen and Peter G. Vidmar to serve with Young Men General President Steven J. Lund and counselors Brother Bradley R. Wilcox and Brother Michael T. Nelson.

Following are the names and brief biographies of the new advisory council members:

C. Michael Hansen, 64, served as president of the France Paris Mission (2020-2023), bishop, high councilor, stake Young Men presidency counselor, ward Young Men president, Gospel Doctrine teacher, ward mission leader and institute teacher. After serving as a full-time missionary in the France Toulouse Mission, he attended Brigham Young University, earning a bachelor’s degree in French and communications and a master’s degree in business administration. His career included experience in commercial real estate and university administration in Southern California, followed by 20 years in Oregon with an international sports brand, where he held positions in strategic planning and sports marketing. He is an adjunct professor in marketing at the BYU Marriott School of Business. He was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Southern California. He and his wife, Jeanne, have four children and three grandchildren and live in the Provo Utah Edgemont Stake.

Paul M. Harman, 67, served as a full-time missionary in the Brazil São Paulo North mission, ward Young Men president, teachers quorum advisor, elders quorum president, high councilor, bishop, counselor in stake presidency, counselor in mission presidency and mission president in the Santos, Brazil Mission. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the J. Ruben Clark Law School, and he was an attorney in Salt Lake City. He grew up on a dairy farm in Riverton, Utah. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters and nine grandchildren. They live in the Park City Utah Stake.

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