Thomas S. Monson is the President and Prophet in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church).Thomas Spencer Monson was born on August 21, 1927, in Salt Lake City. Upon the death of beloved prophet Gordon B. Hinckley in 2008, Thomas S. Monson was called to be the prophet and president of the Mormon Church. He called Henry B. Eyring as his first counselor and Dieter F. Uchtdorf as his second counselor. President Monson will continue with the program to fill the earth with temples and has emphasized self-reliance and preparedness among the membership of the Church.
Source: Understanding Mormonism