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Michael C. Cannon graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Business. He then attended the University of Oregon, where he received a master’s degree in Advertising/Public Relations. His previous employment includes working for the Deseret News as an editorial writer and columnist; LDS Church as a writer, editor, photographer, and production supervisor; McGraw-Hill Intermountain Contractor, the Seattle Times, and KSUB-Radio.
Cannon is married to Shauna Kaye Leek. They have four children and seven granddaughters. He is currently serving as his ward’s Young Men president, with his wife Shauna as ward Young Women president. He has also served as a stake president and counselor, mission president in the Kentucky Louisville Mission, elders quorum president and counselor, bishop’s counselor, class/quorum instructor, home teacher, and on the Young Men general board.
His hobbies include being with family, spoiling his granddaughters, and running. Cannon also enjoys reading, especially the scriptures.