Val Greenwood

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Author/speaker
Location Riverton, Utah, United States
Introduction I was born and raised in northern Utah during the mid-Twentieth Century, the fifth of six children. (In fact, I was the youngest child for 12 years.) After high school, I enrolled at Brigham Young University where I received a BS in journalism seven years later. My journalism career was short lived, as I spent the next nine years working first as a genealogist, then as a college instructor. Then I attended the University of Idaho law school, where I earned my JD degree. Though I was admitted to the Utah bar, I opted for employment with the Genealogical Dept. of the LDS Church. In 1981 I was transferred to the Temple Department, where I retired as a director in 1999. I love the scriptures, both to study and to teach them. I taught them at Ricks College in the 1960s and 70s and at the Santa Barbara Institute of Religion as a missionary with my wife in 2000 and 2001. Back in Utah in 2002, I became obsessed with the notion of writing Bible stories from a Latter-day Saint viewpoint, which was the beginning of my new book, "How Often Would I Have Gathered You."
Interests Family, writing, reading, scriptures, spectator sports, people, speaking, teaching
Favorite Music Oldies (1950s and 60s), light classics, baroque, easy listening
Favorite Books Biographies, history, scriptures, suspense novels

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