December 8, 2010
Writer: Writer: Colby Flint

Elder Marlin K. Jensen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 1,455 graduates at Brigham Young University-Idaho's Fall Commencement on Dec. 18. Commencement will begin at 9 a.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.

Elder Jensen was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 1989. He is currently serving as executive director of the Church History Department and was sustained as Church Historian/Recorder in April 2005.

Previously, he served in the Presidency of the Seventy and as the executive director of the Curriculum, Historical, Priesthood, and Family and Church History Departments. He has also served as the president of the Utah North, North America Northeast, and Europe Central Areas. Prior to Elder Jensen's call, he practiced law in Ogden, Utah.

Elder Paul V. Johnson, commissioner of the Church Educational System (CES), will also be in attendance at the event. He also serves in the First Quorum of the Seventy. He has previously served as a member of the Chile Area Presidency, as the CES Administrator of Religious Education and Elementary and Secondary Education, as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy, and as an Area Authority Seventy in the Utah North and Utah Salt Lake City Areas.

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