President Russell M. Nelson was announced as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The announcement was made by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was sustained and set apart in the Salt Lake Temple on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
President Dallin H. Oaks, 85, was called as first counsellor and President Henry B. Eyring, 84, as second counsellor.
M. Russell Ballard, 89, was set apart as the Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.