About the Author

Casey Paul Griffiths is an assistant teaching professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He was born and raised in Delta, Utah. He served as a missionary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before returning home to complete a BA degree in history at Brigham Young University (2002). He later earned an Ma in religious education and a PhD in educational leadership and foundations at BYU (2007, 2012). His studies focused on the development of religious education programs among the Latter-day Saints. Before joining the faculty in Religious Education at BYU, Griffiths served in the Seminaries and Institutes for eleven years as a teacher and curriculum writer. His research focuses on the history of religious education among Latter-day Saints, the history of the Church in the Pacific, and diverse movements associated with the Restoration. He is married to Elizabeth Ottley Griffiths, and they live in Saratoga Springs with their four adorable children.