March 29, 2010
Writer: Writer: Colby Flint

Elder Jay E. Jensen, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the Brigham Young University-Idaho Winter Commencement speaker on April 10, 2010. Commencement will begin at 9 a.m. in the John W. Hart Auditorium.

Elder Jensen was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1995, and has been serving full time in the Church since June 6, 1992, when he was named to the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He has served in Area Presidencies in Central and South America, the USA, and Canada. Prior to Elder Jensen's call, he was the Church's director of scriptures coordination.

Elder Jensen served a full-time mission in the Texas/New Mexico area before beginning work in the Church Educational System teaching seminary, writing curriculum, and training prospective seminary teachers. He was then called as mission president to the Colombia Cali Mission from 1975-1978. After his mission release, Elder Jensen returned to the Church Educational System, where he worked as director of curriculum. He has also worked as director of training for the Missionary Department.

Roger G. Christensen, assistant commissioner of the Church Educational System, will also be in attendance at the event. He serves as secretary to the Church Board of Education and Boards of Trustees for BYU, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho and LDS Business College. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Deseret Mutual Benefit administrators.

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