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
“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