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Roger G. Christensen

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Department: Church History

Title: Instructor

Office: 303K JSB

Phone number: (801) 422-2102

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Bio: Dr. Roger G. Christensen is an instructor of Church History and Doctrine. He was born in Salt lake City and raised in Concord, CA. He served a full-time mission to the Ecuador Quito Mission. Shortly after returning from Ecuador, he married Christine Cecilia Baker, from Oakley, ID, and they are the parents of 11 children. Roger & Christine currently live in Bluffdale, UT.

Prior to joining the BYU Religious Education faculty in 2017 he served as mission president of the Ecuador Quito Mission. Before being called as a mission president, Dr. Christensen worked for several years as the secretary to the Church Board of Education and the Boards of Trustees of BYU, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho, and LDS Business College.

Courses Taught: Missionary Preparation

Areas of Expertise/interest: Doctrine, Priesthood & church government, Church history, Living prophets

Languages: Spanish

Selected Church experiences or callings: Mission President - Ecuador Quito Mission, Stake President - South Jordan Utah Parkway Stake & South Jordan Utah Highland Stake, Branch president (3 times)

Degrees (University and subject): Bachelor of Science  in Accounting (BYU); PhD in Educational Leadership (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Career before Religious Education:  CPA in international accounting firm, Director of international auditing for an global construction company, Church Budget Officer, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Church Educational System and secretary to the Church Board of Education and Boards of Trustees. 

Special interests or hobbies:  Music, Athletics, Reading (particularly Church history and historical biographies) 

Other little known, interesting or significant facts: Brother Christensen is living evidence that Heavenly Father has a sense of humor (sometime you may want to ask him about the details). After studying French for six years through junior high and high school, he was called to serve a Spanish-speaking mission and has become fluent in that language.