Student, Idaho State University, 1970-1972; student, Brigham Young U., 1973-1974.
Sales representative, Blocks Inc., Pocatello, 1972-1975; production analyst, Bucyrus-Erie, Pocatello, 1975-1977; finance planner, IDS American Express, Minneapolis, since 1977. Board of directors Simplot Games, Pocatello.
The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at any given time is a prophet of God in the same way as Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and the Apostles. Revelation is a continuing process through which God still instructs people.
Master track official Idaho State University, since 1978. Bishop Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, since 1994, high county, 1980.
Married Carla J. Merrill, July 18, 1974. Children: Melissa, Michelle, Aaron, Michael.