Laurie Francis

Laurie Francis

University Librarian

Laurie Francis was born in Logan, Utah, the first child of Dennis and Jean Skinner. She earned an associate degree from Ricks College, A bachelor of Science degree in History from Idaho State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas.

She began working at Ricks College in 1995 in the Physical Plant and currently works as the University Librarian in the David O. McKay Library.  

Laurie has served as a Gospel Doctrine teacher, Young Women's President, Primary teacher and Den Mother. She currently serves as her ward's Primary President and as a visiting teacher.  

Laurie and her husband Robert, are the parents of two sons and two daughters-all of which are graduates of Ricks or BYU-Idaho. They are the grandparents of seven grandsons and two granddaughters.  

Laurie enjoys spending time with her family, researching family history, and reading.

Spiritual Preparation

We invite you to study and ponder on the scriptures and other preparation resources below previous to attending devotional. As you come spiritually prepared the Spirit will have greater power to inspire you, teach you, and to testify to you of the truthfulness of the principles that will be taught.

Pre-devotional Discussion:

  • Read: John 5:39, John 20:31, 1 Nephi 6:4
  • Ponder: What have you discovered in your scripture study that has made a difference in your life?
  • Share your thought on the discussion board in three to four sentences.