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Dr. Jerry Redd

Dr. Jerry Lyman Redd

Dr. Jerry Lyman Redd was raised in southern California and saw snow fall for the first time when he moved with his family to Utah at the age of 16. He served a mission in Peru, South America. He received his Master’s Degree in Ancient Near East Studies and recently completed a Ph.D. in Family Science and Human Development. Dr. Redd has worked in the LDS Church Educational System for twenty years, has taught at BYU for five years, and at the Orem Institute of Religion for six years. He has a passion for family football excursions, his dating and courtship classes, and pina coladas. He has a great love for the geography, language, people, spirit, and scriptures of the ancient Near East and Central America. He and his wife Beverly are the parents of seven children. Dr. Redd is currently serving as the Bishop of the Cedar Hills 16th Ward.

Alan Casper

Alan R. Casper

Alan Casper grew up in Sacramento, California and served a mission to Porto Alegre Brazil. He is the oldest of five boys, (they all served missions as well). He played high school football and baseball and even played two years of college football after his mission. He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Religious Education; both from BYU. He has taught in the Church Educational System for 13 years and BYU’s Religion Faculty teaching Ancient Scripture for four years. Currently, with his teaching assignment, he writes curriculum for CES. He has also taught Institute for the Orem Institute of Religion and Continuing Education for single adults for 10 years. He served as State Legislator Ken Sumsion’s campaign manager and helped him get elected November 2006. He currently serves as the bishop in American Fork. He and his wife Sabrina are the parents of Fielding, who was born September 9, 1999…yes that’s right 9/9/99 at a quarter to 9 in the morning. He loves collecting and reading church books, fishing, camping and geo-caching with his son. If you ask Brother Casper what he likes to do in his spare time he’d most likely say, “Spend time with my family.”