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W. Craig Zwick W. Craig Zwick

1947 - living

  • Born 1947 Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Baptized as a child; Aaronic Priesthood as a youth; Melchizedek Priesthood as a young man
  • Mission to Bolivia 1966-1968
  • Married Janet Johnson 1969, Salt Lake Temple; four children
  • Counselor to Bishop, High Councilor
  • President of Chile Santiago South Mission 1989-1992
  • First Quorum of the Seventy 1995-present

    This biographical sketch adapted from the "News of the Church: Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy" published in the Ensign for May 1995 on the occasion of Elder Zwick's call to the First Quorum of the Seventy.
    Craig Zwick first helped build a Church meetinghouse while serving as a missionary in southern Bolivia in 1968. “We had to bring in lumber, concrete, and glass by burro over a mountain pass,” he recalls.

    After his mission, Elder Zwick joined his father’s Salt Lake City-based construction company, which he later owned and operated. Besides hospitals and schools, Zwick Construction renovated the Chicago Illinois and Manti Temples and built the Portland Oregon Temple and Salt Lake’s Family History Library, Museum of Church History and Art, and Visitors’ Center South on Temple Square.

    “Wonderful growth occurs among members who have developed a solid foundation of personal integrity, strong family values, and temple worthiness,” Elder Zwick observes. “I think we’ll continue to see the Church rise mightily in this generation.”

    At the time of his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, Elder Zwick was serving as executive director of Utah’s Department of Transportation. Born with a twin sister in Salt Lake City on 30 June 1947, he graduated in business from the University of Utah in 1971. He and Janet Johnson, whom he met in high school, were married in the Salt Lake Temple on 21 November 1969. After working in Oregon and California, the couple settled in Salt Lake City in 1972. Their four children range in age from fifteen to twenty-three, and the family enjoys outdoor recreation such as snow skiing, scuba diving, and mountain biking.

    In 1989 Brother Zwick was called to preside over the Chile Santiago South Mission. He has also served on two high councils, three bishoprics, and a stake mission presidency. He has served on the board of directors of the Utah Symphony and of the Associated General Contractors of America and as a member of the Utah Education Foundation and of the Utah Air Travel Council. He is a former vice president of Okland Construction Company.

    “My parents taught me to work hard and follow the Spirit, and my wife eclipses me in all meaningful ways,” Elder Zwick says. “I have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and of modern prophets.”

    Elder Zwick continues to serve in the First Quorum at this writing.

   "News of the Church: Elder W. Craig Zwick...," Ensign, May 1995
   "A Metaphor of Life: Building on Solid Foundation of Faith," Church News Archives, April 22, 1995
   2005 Church Almanac, p.40

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