Elder Terence M. Vinson was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 2013. He is the first General Authority from Australia and is the first counselor in the Africa West Area. Yesterday, he and Sister Vinson spoke to the 66 missionaries being trained in the Ghana MTC.
In 1974, Elder Vinson received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from SydneyUniversity with an education and teaching diploma from Sydney Teachers College. In 1990, he received a financial planning diploma from Deakin University and a master’s degree in applied finance in 1996 from Macquarie University. His career has involved teaching math, training, and lecturing at universities. His main occupation for the last 23 years has been as a financial adviser. He recently retired as joint CEO and chairman of Northhaven Wealth Management. He joined the Church in 1974 shortly after his marriage to Kay Ann Carden that same year.
Elder Vinson was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in March 1951. They are the parents of six children and reside in Sydney, Australia when not on assignment in Africa.