Elder D. Todd Christofferson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he was serving in the Presidency of the Seventy.
Born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Elder Christofferson graduated from high school in New Jersey, and he served a mission in Argentina. He then went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from Duke University.
Prior to his service as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Christofferson was associate general counsel of NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he was senior vice president and general counsel for Commerce Union Bank of Tennessee in Nashville, where he was also active in community affairs and interfaith organizations. From 1975 to 1980, Elder Christofferson practiced law in Washington, D.C., after serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica from 1972 to 1974.
Elder Christofferson and his wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson, are the parents of five children.