Dieter F. Uchtdorf( 6 November 1940 - Present )
Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf is a German aviator, airline executive and religious leader. He currently serves as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the eighth most senior apostle in the ranks of the church.
Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava , which at the time was in the Nazi-occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia . When he was a child, his family traveled through areas being bombed to move to Zwickau in eastern Germany while his father was away in the army. As a result of his grandmother's encounter with an LDS Church member in a soup line, Uchtdorf's family joined the LDS Church when he was still young.
When Uchtdorf was about eleven, his...