Todd Blanchard

Todd Blanchard

Accounting Faculty Member

Todd Blanchard was born and raised on a small ranch in Chester, Idaho. He served a mission in the Paraguay Asuncion mission and then earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant for seven years before coming to teach at BYU-Idaho 21 years ago.

Brother Blanchard and his wife, Carol, have been married for over 30 years. They have five children and are expecting their fourth grandchild.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

When Mary received the news that she was to be the earthly mother of the Savior of the world, she responded with a humble, yet incredibly powerful statement: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy will.” (Luke 1:38) What do we learn of Mary’s character by studying this powerful statement? How was her life blessed? And, what other similar examples, either from the scriptures or from your own lives, can you share that illustrate similar character traits and blessings that came from such a willingness to follow the path the Lord lays out for us?