Ryan Gardner

Ryan Gardner

Religious Education Faculty Member

Brother Ryan Gardner received a B.A. in English from the University of Wyoming, an M.A. in Religious Education from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Utah State University.

Before coming to BYU-Idaho in 2012, Bro. Gardner worked in Seminaries and Institutes of Religion for 14 years. He has authored and co-authored several articles that have appeared in Church magazines and religious education journals.  

Brother Gardner has served in Church callings in ward & stake young men's presidencies, elders quorum presidencies, bishoprics, and is currently the high priests group leader in his ward.  

Ryan and his wife, Kathryn, are the parents of six children.

Spiritual Preparation

We invite you to study and ponder on the scriptures and other preparation resources below previous to attending devotional. As you come spiritually prepared the Spirit will have greater power to inspire you, teach you, and to testify to you of the truthfulness of the principles that will be taught.

Pre-devotional discussion:

  • After reading the following scriptures, please share on the discussion board in two or three sentences why you think God uses prophets to teach and lead His children.


2 Chronicles 20:20 

Luke 16:24-31

Helaman 13:24-29

D&C 21:1-6 

D&C 107:91-92