Jerrod Guddat

Jerrod Guddat

BYU-Idaho Support Center Director


Jerrod Guddat was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. At age 17, he converted to the church and later served a full-time mission in Mexico City, Mexico. He earned a bachelor's degree in history and Spanish from Idaho State University and a master’s degree in organizational performance and workplace learning from Boise State. Jerrod was hired at BYU-Idaho in 2007 and currently works as the director of the BYU-Idaho Support Center.

Jerrod met his wife, Megan, at a company Christmas party and made a terrible first impression. Luckily, he repaired the damage, and they were engaged two months later. They have 5 children and have lived in Rexburg, Idaho, for almost 19 years. Brother Guddat has served in a variety of Church capacities including bishopric member, stake high councilor, and stake executive secretary. He currently serves as the priest quorum president of his local ward. 

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

In his foundational devotional address titled The Temple and the College on the Hill, President Henry B. Eyring states: “The climbs to the places God would have us go are never for us alone.” Sometimes we find ourselves feeling alone or out of step with others on life’s challenging journey. With President Eyring’s quote in mind, can you think of a time in your life when you felt alone or like a visitor or a foreigner and someone reached out to you to help you feel welcomed or even loved? What was that experience like?