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15 Rare and Heartwarming Photos of Elder D. Todd Christofferson

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Today, we celebrate Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s birthday. Here are 15 heartwarming photos of the Apostle you may not have seen before. 

Here’s a photo of Elder Christofferson as a young toddler with his father. Below is a photo of the pair when Elder Christofferson was a teenager. 


Elder Christofferson as a teen with his ward basketball team playing in a stake basketball league.

Elder Christofferson served as a missionary in Argentina. This photo was taken in 1965 at a branch activity. Elder Christofferson is seated on the far right, holding a young child on his lap. 

Here’s another photo from Elder Christofferson on his mission. 

Elder Christofferson married Katherine Jacob in 1968. This is their engagement photo! 

Of his marriage, Elder Christofferson said, “From over a half a century of marriage, I’ve learned that marriage isn’t about two people giving 50 percent each—it’s about both giving 100 percent. Beyond that, the most successful marriages are those in which husband and wife each cultivate their relationships with their Father in Heaven above all else.”

This photo shows Elder Christofferson and his young family dressed in colonial costumes. 

Elder Christofferson had to opportunity to serve as the law clerk for the Honorable John J. Sirica (pictured above) during the Watergate trials and proceedings, with Judge Sirica handled. 

Elder Christofferson and his children act out the nativity scene one Christmas.

Another photo of Elder Christofferson and his growing family reading a book. Elder Christofferson shared this photo online to emphasize the importance of family scripture study.

Elder Quentin L. cooks greets Elder Christofferson in 2008 after he was called to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 

In 2014, Elder Christofferson was joined by Elder Neil L. Andersen in a trip to South America. 

Elder Christofferson signals his love to students at Brigham Young University after giving a devotional in 2022. 

Elder Christofferson represented the Church at The World Peace Dome in India in November 2022 as a statue of Joseph Smith was unveiled. 

Elder and Sister Christofferson take a picture outside the Orem Utah Temple. Elder Christofferson dedicated the building on January 21, 2024. 


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