Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the highest legal and ecclesiastical body in the Holy Kingdom of Deseret, officially headed by the Deseretan President and subservient to the monarch. Representatives to the organization, which is a part of the state-run Restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, are elected from the ranks of local provincial governments called Elder Councils. Together with the approval of the President, a three-fourths vote of the Quorum has the authority to overrule Royal Orders.

At present, most members of the Quorum are drawn from the Fairchild, Johnson, Thomson, and Young political families, and all have been elected from the province of Nauvoo, the Kingdom's seat of government. Nine men and three women sit on the Quorum.

Under current constitutional law, the Quorum is required to hold at least twelve meetings per year, one on the last Friday of each month. Attendance at any of these meetings is not mandatory for individual Apostles unless stated explicitly beforehand, but failure to attend at least one meeting annually may result in disciplinary action, including possible removal from office.

Current members

Position Member Province Assumed office
Head of the Quorum Cowdery Young Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012 (as President)
1st Marcus Young Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
2nd Alma Thomson Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
3rd Megan Fairchild Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
4th Noah Fairchild Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
5th Silas Johnson Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
6th Silence Thomson Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
7th Alexander Garthee Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
8th Isaiah Johnson Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
9th Alvin Fairchild Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
10th Lucy Connor Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
11th Daniel Johnson Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012
12th Hyrum Young Nauvoo, Deseret 23 December 2012