11:30 AM to 12:05 PM - Broadcast at byui.edu/devotionals: Joseph West was born in Utah, grew up in Boise, Idaho, and then moved back to Utah to finish high school at Brigham Young High School in Prov
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o. During high school he started dating Lani DeHart, who became his wife three months after he returned from the Brazil South Mission. They have been married 48 years, have 9 children, and 46 grandchildren. Brother West earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from BYU. He has served in the church as a primary teacher, Sunday school teacher, high counselor, bishop, and mission president in the Portugal Porto Mission. Brother West has been working at BYU-Idaho for nine years as a project manager and business analyst in the IT department.