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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Update on the average ages of the Brethren

Since it has been a couple of weeks since I posted on the average ages of the Brethren, I thought I'd do that with this post, which, if I am correct, would be a great topic for this, my first post in November 2016.

As of this Sunday, November 6, 2016, the average age of the First Presidency will 82.88, with only President Uchtdorf being younger than that average. The average age of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be 74.43, with exactly half each of those twelve being older and younger than the average. The average age of the 15 apostles will be 76.12, with 8 of the 15 apostles being younger than that average. I wanted to also report that the apostle closest to that apostolic average is Elder Quentin L. Cook, who will be 76.16 on Sunday. Just by way of other facts to make your head spin, we have 17 apostles of the 100 called that have lived to be over 90. If the apostles closest to that milestone live that long, the number of nonagenarian apostles will increase to 22 before the 200th anniversary of the Church. It is anyone's guess how many apostles reach that monumental milestone.

The averages mentioned in the paragraph above will be vastly affected by what happens to the face of Church leadership in the next several years. The average age of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and apostles as a group will be lowered if, as I said in the last post, Elder Bednar is added to the First Presidency and a new apostle is called.

Hope you enjoyed this trivia. Thanks for your readership and friendship.