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Alan C. Ashton to give annual Maxwell Lecture at BYU April 12

Alan C. Ashton will present the Sixth Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture, “Oh How Surely Christ Sanctifies His Own,” at Brigham Young University Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

This event is free and open to the public.  

Ashton received his doctorate in computer science at the University of Utah and was a professor of computer science at BYU. He was cofounder of WordPerfect Corporation and of Thanksgiving Point. He served as president of the BYU 14th Stake and later as president of the Canada Toronto West Mission from 2004 to 2007. He now serves as bishop of the Provo Utah YSA 158th Ward.

His wife Karen Ashton  founded the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, served on the Primary General Board and currently serves on the Young Women General Board.

BYU's Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship seeks to deepen understanding and nurture discipleship among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by furthering religious scholarship and promoting mutual respect among people of all faiths. It is named in honor of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, former member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church.

For more information, contact Paula Hicken at (801) 422-1530 or paula_hicken@byu.edu.

Writer: Charles Krebs

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Photo by Marcos Escalona/BYU Photo

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