Devotional: Brian Merrill

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM
BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium
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Devotionals and Speeches
University Public Affairs

Brian L. Merrill earned his associate in English at Ricks College and his bachelor’s from BYU in Ancient Greek, Latin, English, and Philosophy. He went on to study at Oxford University and then received a master’s and Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Brother Merrill began teaching at BYU-Idaho in 1988 in the English department and for the past 21 years has taught humanities and philosophy. Brother Merrill served in the Ecuador Quito Mission, as an elder’s quorum president, and in student ward bishoprics. He’s currently serving as a bishop for the second time, now in his home ward. His favorite calling was nursery leader. Brian met his wife, Barbara, at Ricks college in a home evening group. They have been married for 36 years. They have two children, both BYU-Idaho graduates, and two grandsons.

Brian Merrill
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