Joseph West

Joseph West

IT Project Manager


Joseph West was born in Utah, grew up in Boise, Idaho, and then moved back to Utah to finish high school at Brigham Young High School in Provo. During high school he started dating Lani DeHart, who became his wife three months after he returned from the Brazil South Mission. They have been married 48 years, have nine children, and 46 grandchildren.

Brother West earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from BYU. He has served in the church as a primary teacher, Sunday school teacher, high counselor, bishop, and mission president in the Portugal Porto Mission.

Brother West has been working at BYU-Idaho for nine years as a project manager and business analyst in the IT department.

Spiritual Preparation

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

As you look back over your life, how have you seen the Lord’s hand in your life even though it was not obvious to you at the time?