Devotional

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium
Event Type
Devotionals and Speeches
Department
Community Relations And Events


Garth Jensen
Design & Construction Mgmt. Faculty, BYU-Idaho

Garth Jensen grew-up in two places; living part of the year in Billings, Montana, and the other part in Logan, Utah. This was because his parents divorced when he was four years old.  He served in the England Birmingham Mission. Six months, after he returned, he married his sweetheart, Susan Anderson. They have been married 35 years and have 4 children and 14 grandchildren with one on the way in June.

Brother Jensen has served in many church positions, including Nursery Leader, Primary and Sunday School Teachers, Blazer Leader, Scout Master, Young Men’s President (twice), Elders Quorum President (twice), Stake Missionary, Ward and Financial Clerks, Bishopric Counselor and Bishop.  He is currently serving as first-counselor in a bishopric here on campus.

Brother Garth Jensen has a Bachelor of Architecture, a Masters of Architecture, and a Masters of Adult Education.  He has been licensed to practice Architecture in three states, and currently is licensed in Washington and Idaho.  He is the Vice- Chair of the Idaho State Architectural Registration Board and serves as a board member on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. 

He has worked for architectural firms in Billings, Montana, and Boise, Idaho. He was hired by the LDS North America Northwest area office to be an Area Architect over eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and Idaho. He was later hired by the Architecture and Engineering Division of the Temple Construction Department and was assigned to be a design and project architect for the 240 Standard Plan Temple. He also was assigned to be the Project Architect over the Spokane Washington Temple and the Reno Nevada Temple.

A faculty member at BYU-Idaho since 2000, he served as Chair of the Architecture and Construction Department from 2007 to 2011. He currently teaches Architecture and Construction Management courses.

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