Chart of general authorities and general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 2020

I have made a chart of the worldwide leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints available as a free download. Two versions are available:

One page (11 by 17 inches/27.9×43.2 cm)

Download in PDF

In this version the chart is a single page. Use this version if you plan on printing the chart on a single tabloid-size sheet of paper (11 by 17 inches).

Two pages (each 11 by 8½ inches/27.9×21.6 cm)

Download in PDF

In this version the chart is divided over two sheets of paper. Use this version if you plan on printing the chart using more readily available letter-size (8½ by 11 inches) sheets of paper. This version includes a margin of approximately half an inch (1.3 cm) all around on both sheets of paper.

Like the version of the chart printed in the Ensign magazine each May and November (the Church News, printed by the Deseret News, also produces a version after each general conference), this version includes all general authorities (the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy, General Authority Seventies, and the Presiding Bishopric) and all general officers (the Relief Society, Young Women, Young Men, Sunday School, and Primary general presidencies) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

So, why a different version?

The church and the Church News each make their version of the chart of general authorities and officers available as a PDF download. But I have long found them difficult to use and print. Graphically, the version created by the Church News tends to be a mess, with misaligned text, improperly cropped photos, and other issues all throughout. (Perhaps not surprising, because the print design at the Deseret News usually leaves a lot to be desired.)

The version produced by the church itself is better graphically, but it is simply an extract from the conference issue of the Ensign. That means it is sized for the magazine, not home or office printing, with the nonstandard size of 10.75 by 16.54 inches. (In the image at right, from October 2019, the black edges are the difference between a standard 11– by 17-inch sheet and the dimensions of the official chart produced by the church.) Beyond that, it also includes a color border. Most printers can’t print all the way to the edge, and it is difficult to align such a border correctly — and misalignment, especially in something posted for display, becomes really conspicuous. Beyond that, it’s not set up for printing on two letter-size sheets of paper.

So I created my own to print and display at home and in my ward’s meetinghouse. Also, I’m pretty sure this one is ready before either the church or the Church News have released their versions.

You can use it, too, if you would like. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or improvements (or if you see any errors on it).


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