Robert Jay Whetten was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1998 to 2006.
Whetten was born in Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico to Glen A. Whetten and Ada May Judd.
Brigham Young University.
From 1962 to 1964 Whetten served as a missionary in the church"s Southeast Mexican Mission. Whetten received a bachelor"s degree in sociology and Spanish from Brigham Young University and later an Master of Public Administration degree from the same university. On 17 December 1966 Whetten married Raquel López, a native of Mexico who had largely grown up in the United States, in the Mesa Arizona Temple.
While in this position, Whetten served as president of the church"s South America North and Mexico North areas.
In 2006, Whetten was released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy and from full-time ecclesiastical service. From 2009 to 2012, Whetten was president of the Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple.
In 1998, Whetten became a member of the church"s Second Quorum of the Seventy.