Matthew O. Richardson serves as advancement vice president of Brigham Young University. He previously served as a professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU. Brother Richardson completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at BYU and joined the Religious Education faculty at BYU in 1996. He served as Associate Dean of Religious Education, received Brigham Young University’s Circle of Honor award, the Robert J. Matthews Excellence in Teaching award, and was the Religious Education Fellow for Scholarship in Learning and Teaching. He has written books and articles on education (pedagogy), LDS Church government, Church history and doctrinal topics, and LDS marriage and family relations. Brother Richardson has served in various assignments in the Church, including a full time mission in Copenhagen, Denmark. Most recently, he served as second counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency. A native of Murray Utah, Brother Richardson met and married his wife, Lisa, while they were students at BYU. They are the parents of four children and have four grandchildren.