Upcoming Spring 2019 Devotionals


BYU-Pathway Worldwide monthly devotionals are designed to complement the student experience by fostering greater faith and discipleship. Students across the world have been inspired by these uplifting messages since devotionals started last September.

This semester, devotionals will feature the following speakers and General Authorities and Officers of the Church:

  • April 30: Brian K. Ashton, vice president of field operations for BYU-Pathway Worldwide
  • May 28: Sharon L. Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency
  • June 18: Kim B. Clark, Commissioner of the Church Educational System
  • July 16: Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Devotionals typically last 5–7 minutes and can be viewed at 4:00 p.m. (MDT/UTC-6) at byupathway.lds.org/speeches or on the BYU-Pathway Facebook page. Students who have the responsibility of leading the lesson for that week will facilitate a discussion in their weekly gathering around topics discussed in the devotional. All participants are invited to watch, share, and discuss these inspiring messages.

About the Devotional Speakers

Brian K. Ashton

Brian K. Ashton is vice president of field operations at BYU-Pathway Worldwide and served in the Sunday School General Presidency from October 2015 to April 2019. He received a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a master of business administration from Harvard University. Brother Ashton and his wife, Melinda, served over the Texas Houston South Mission and are the parents of seven children.

Sharon L. Eubank

Sharon L. Eubank is the first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency. She also serves as the director of LDS Charities, the humanitarian organization for the Church, and has overseen humanitarian and welfare work in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Sister Eubank served as a full-time missionary in Finland and graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Kim B. Clark

Kim B. Clark was sustained as a General Authority Seventy while previously serving as the president of BYU-Idaho. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a PhD from Harvard University and later became the dean of Harvard Business School. He now serves as the Commissioner of the Church Education System. Elder Clark and his wife, Sue, are the parents of seven children.

Gérald Caussé

Gérald Caussé currently serves as the presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Caussé received a master’s degree in business from ESSEC. He has also served as an Area Seventy and a stake president. He was born in Bordeaux, France, and is married to Valérie Lucienne Babin. They are the parents of five children.