Elder K. Brett Nattress to Serve in Pacific Area Presidency

Elder K. Brett Nattress to Serve in Pacific Area Presidency

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Elder K. Brett Nattress was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2016. At the time of his call, he had been serving as president of the Arizona Gilbert Mission.

Elder Nattress served at Church headquarters as an area assistant in the Utah, Idaho, and North America Central Areas and as an assistant executive director of the Missionary Department. He will begin his service as a member of the Pacific Area Presidency in August.

Elder Nattress attended Brigham Young University and received a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Utah in 1990.

He has been employed in health-care administration as co-founder and president of Advanced Health Care Corporation beginning in December 2000. He was also the founder and president of Advanced Health Care Management, Inc.

Elder Nattress has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the California Sacramento Mission, ward Young Men president, bishop, stake Young Men president, stake president, Area Seventy, and mission president.

Kevin Brett Nattress was born in Pocatello, Idaho, on March 4, 1965. His family moved to Lehi, Utah, USA to a small farm where he and his siblings became acquainted with the daily duties of farm life. 

He met his future bride, Shawna Lee Adamson, while they were both seniors at neighbouring high schools.

Upon the completion of his mission in the California Sacramento Mission, where he served from 1984-1986, Brett married Shawna in April 1987.

 
           

 The parents of seven children, the couple describe themselves as “imperfect people looking for perfect moments.”

“We have found many such moments over the course of our lives—all are connected in some way to the Saviour and the Atonement,” says Elder Nattress.

Speaking in general conference in October 2016, Elder Nattress, in a tribute to his mother, spoke of one of those perfect moments.

“One morning during our scripture study, I decided to square up with my mother. I exclaimed, ‘Mom, why are you doing this to us? Why are you reading the Book of Mormon every morning?’”

He continued, “She said, ‘Son, I was at a meeting where President Marion G. Romney taught about the blessings of scripture reading. During this meeting, I received a promise that if I would read the Book of Mormon to my children every day, I would not lose them.’ She then looked me straight in the eyes and, with absolute determination, said, ‘And I will not lose you!’”

“At that moment I learned that notwithstanding my imperfections, I was worth saving. My mother taught me the eternal truth—that I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father. I learned that no matter what the circumstances, I was worth it. This was a perfect moment for an imperfect little boy.”

He describes this event as a defining moment in his life.

“I am eternally grateful for my angel mother and for all angels who love children perfectly, notwithstanding their imperfections.”

Watch Elder Nattress speak to a worldwide audience during the October 2016 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here.

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