Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be this year’s Brigham Young University Campus Education Week devotional speaker Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11:10 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
Elder Jensen was called to full-time Church service June 6, 1992, being named to the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1995. He has also served in Area Presidencies in Central and South America.
Prior to Elder Jensen’s call, he was the Church’s director of scriptures coordination. He has served in the missionary programs of the Church, including a full-time mission to the Texas-New Mexico area where he worked among the Spanish-speaking people.
In the Church Education System, he taught seminary, wrote curriculum and trained prospective seminary teachers before he was called as a mission president of the Colombia Cali Mission from 1975 to 1978. After his release, he returned to the Church Educational System where he worked as director of curriculum. He also served for a time as director of training for the Missionary Department.
Born in Mapleton, Utah, Elder Jensen received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from BYU.
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Writer: Mel Gardner