Yoon Hwan Choi
Yoon Hwan Choi is a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, to which he was sustained on April 4, 2009. He had been serving as a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Asia North Area at the time of his call.
Choi was born on May 18, 1957, and raised in Seoul, Korea. His father, Dong Hun Choi, permitted each of his children to choose any Christian religion. His family argued over their different beliefs, but when his father was impressed by the religion of Elder Choi’s brother—which was Mormon—the family were taught by the missionaries and were all baptized. He served as a missionary for two years, although his service was interrupted by three years of mandatory military service. He served in the Busan Korea and the Seoul Korea missions. He has also served as a bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, stake mission president, stake president, and Area Authority.
Choi obtained his bachelor’s degree in business information management from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and his master’s degree in business information systems and education from Utah State University. Until his call to full-time Church service, he taught at both of his alma maters and worked as customer support at Data General Korea, a sales manager, and an investment director for a venture capital company. He was also a regional manager for temporal affairs for the Church in Korea.
His wife, Bon Kyung Koo, was also raised in Seoul, Korea. They are the parents of three sons.