Michael T. Ringwood
Michael T. Ringwood is a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 4, 2009. He was serving as president of a University of Utah married student stake at the time of his call.
Ringwood was born on February 14, 1958, in Provo, Utah, while his father, Howard, was a student and football player at Brigham Young University. Ringwood was reared in Salt Lake City and returned to Provo to attend BYU on a leadership scholarship. He planned to stay at BYU for his freshman year and then serve a mission, so he tried out and made the baseball team. It wasn’t long, however, before he felt he needed to leave on his mission as soon as possible, and departed in March to serve as a missionary in the Korea Seoul Mission. After he completed his service, he returned to BYU and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also married Rosalie Nelson, daughter of Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
For the next fourteen years, Ringwood worked for the Huntsman Corporation and lived in Houston, Texas; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and twice in Australia. They eventually moved back to Salt Lake City, where he has worked as president of Bear Creek Foods before being called in 2004 to preside over the Korea Seoul West Mission. Prior to his call to the Seventy, he was president and chief financial officer of Packsize LLC, president of Lofthouse Foods, chief operating officer of Close To My Heart scrapbooking company, and a member of the Board of Advisors at the BYU School of Accountancy.
The Ringwoods are the parents of five children.