Leader Biography

Elder Peter F. Meurs

Elder Peter F. Meurs was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2016. He is currently serving in the Pacific Area Presidency.


Elder Meurs received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Monash University in 1980. He worked for Esso Australia on the development of oil and gas production fields. He was a founding partner of Worley Parsons Limited, an international engineering services and project management company. He led an iron ore project for Fortescue Metals, where he served as an executive director on the board.

Elder Meurs has served in numerous callings, including elders quorum president, branch president, bishop, stake president, counselor in a mission presidency, and Area Seventy.

Peter Fletcher Meurs was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, on December 21, 1956. He married Maxine Evelyn Thatcher in January 1979. They are the parents of four children.

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