Brian Mead was raised in the small town of Mt. Green, UT and graduated from Morgan High School. He attended school in Rexburg until receiving a mission call to the Italy, Milan Mission. After completing a bachelor’s degree from BYU in neuroscience and minoring in English, Brian began working for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. He taught both seminary and institute and was eventually transferred to the Church Office Building. While there, he was a member of the Training Services Division and was the manager of student learning. He primarily focused on several topics that are near and dear to his heart such as disabilities, mental and emotional health, suicide prevention, LGBTQ, poverty, and many others. His focus has always been on helping to build and strengthen the body of Christ and making all who walk the covenant path feel that they are seen, valued, needed, and belong (see 1 Corinthians 13). While working for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, he completed a PhD in applied social psychology. He and his wife, Annie, are a BYU success story. They reside in Salem, UT with their four children.