Elder David A. Bednar to speak at Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will address young adults worldwide on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The worldwide devotional for young adults — originating at 6:00 p.m. (mountain daylight time) — will be transmitted live on the Church satellite system,, and other media.

Young single adults (ages 18–30) and married young adults are invited to attend.

Shortly after the live broadcast, a recording of the devotional will be archived on and on the Gospel Library app. That recording may be streamed or downloaded at any time.

Additional materials are also available online at

Elder Bednar was ordained and set apart as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 7, 2004. Prior to his call to the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Bednar served as an Area Seventy, Area Authority Seventy, regional representative, twice as a stake president, and as a bishop.

Elder Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in Oakland, California. He served as a full-time missionary in Southern Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. He also received a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from Purdue University.

After completing his education, Elder Bednar was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and at the University of Arkansas. He then served as the president of Brigham Young University–Idaho (formerly Ricks College) from 1997-2004.

Elder Bednar married Susan Kae Robinson in the Salt Lake Temple on March 20, 1975, and they are the parents of three sons.

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