Elder Robert D. Hales, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the Education Week devotional Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11:10 a.m. in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University.
The devotional will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.
Elder Hales was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1994. He received his call as a General Authority in 1975, serving as an Assistant to the Twelve and later as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He also served as Presiding Bishop of the Church from 1985 until called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
For five years prior to his call as a General Authority, Elder Hales was a regional representative. He also served as president of the England London Mission in the late 1970s and has served as first counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency.
Prior to his call to full-time church service, Elder Hales had a distinguished business career, serving in executive positions with three major national companies. Elder Hales was born in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard.
Writer: Angela Fischer