Bishop speaks to institute
Member of presiding bishopric on campus
By: Rebecca Lamoreaux
On Nov. 2, the Orem Institute of Religion had the privilege of hosting Bishop Richard C. Edgley, first counselor in the presiding bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Edgley has served in church callings such as bishop, stake president, and has been in the presiding bishopric for 15 years.
In his devotional, Bishop Edgley talked directly to the young single adults ages 18-30. His talk focused on three main points. He said, "You are special. You are sons and daughters of God. You are capable and you can do what you need to do and what the Lord would have you do." Then Bishop Edgley talked at great length about making decisions at this stage in life. He emphasized the importance of choices regarding education, marriage, career and planning for future life. He said that most young adults want to know the end from the beginning, but cannot. Life is always going to change and that is the only thing you can plan for. Life is going to be full of decisions, and Bishop Edgley stated that we can succeed in those decisions because "Ninety percent of success is just showing up."
Devotionals are given every Friday at the Orem Institute of Religion. On Nov. 16, Michael B. Roberts will be giving this devotional.
Michael Roberts has been employed by the Church Educational System as a teacher, at Timpview Seminary. He has served as a scout master, counselor in a stake presidency, several bishoprics and is presently on his stake’s high council.
Having served thousands of youth as a teacher and church leader, and having children between the ages of twelve to thirty-one, the youth are an important and valued part of his life.
Michael served a mission in southern Germany, received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Weber State, and his master’s Degree from BYU in educational psychology. He has been married to Karen Simpson for 32 years and praised her as the best woman that ever lived. They are the parents of nine children. His interests include music, theater, wilderness, camping, as well as other activities. He will speak at the Orem Institute, located on UVSC campus, at noon.