REXBURG, Idaho - Brother Devin G. Durrant, first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 1,940 graduates at Brigham Young University-Idaho's 2016 Spring Semester Commencement on Wednesday, July 20. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.
The university will award 390 associate degrees and 1,582 bachelor's degrees. Of the graduates, 1,118 are women and 822 are men. More than 50 percent have served as missionaries for the Church.
Devin G. Durrant was serving as president of the Texas Dallas Mission when he was called as the second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency. He was later sustained as the first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency. Brother Durrant has served in numerous other Church callings including institute instructor, stake Sunday School presidency member, stake presidency counselor and bishop.
Devin G. Durrant earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah. Professionally, he enjoys investing in small businesses. He and his wife Julie Lois Mink are the parents of six children.
Accompanying Brother Durrant at BYU-Idaho's spring commencement will be Mark B. Woodruff, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Church Educational System and secretary to the Church Board of Education and Boards of Trustees.
Graduates, parents, and guests can find more information about 2016 Spring Semester Commencement events at http://www.byui.edu/graduation/spring.