Mari Ann Birch

Mari Ann Birch

Employment Specialist


Five years after she began working in Admissions at BYU-Idaho in 1993, Mari Ann Birch earned an associate degree from Ricks College. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Lewis-Clark State College and an MBA from Western Governors University. Two years ago, Mari Ann transitioned to work in Human Resources, where she is a Faculty Employment Specialist.

Mari Ann has served in various callings at the ward and stake level in the relief society, young women, and primary organizations.

Mari Ann was born and raised in St. Anthony as the 8th of 9 children. She and her husband, Ronald, have been married for 31 years and are the parents of two children and have two grandchildren.  

Spiritual Preparation

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

President Hinckley said, “Never assume that you can make it alone. You need the help of the Lord. Never hesitate to get on your knees in some private place and speak with Him. What a marvelous and wonderful thing is prayer. Think of it. We can actually speak with our Father in Heaven. He will hear and respond, but we need to listen to that response. Nothing is too serious and nothing too unimportant to share with Him.” (Stay on the High Road, Ensign or Liahona, May 2004, 114.)

  • How has prayer helped you grow closer to your Heavenly Father? 
  • What have you done to help make your prayers more personal and meaningful?