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Devotional Speakers for Fall 2023 Semester

Brigham Young University–Hawaii announced its fall 2023 devotional speakers. This semester, speakers include members of the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU–Hawaii employees, and other invited guests. Weekly campus devotionals are an important part of the BYU–Hawaii experience. The purpose of campus devotionals is to gather as a campus community for a regular opportunity to experience the influence of the Holy Ghost through student-focused messages centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Campus devotionals are held in the Cannon Activities Center each Tuesday from 11 am to 11:50 am. Devotionals are free and open to the public for in-person viewing. Devotionals can also be viewed live online or later as they are archived on the BYU–Hawaii Speeches website.

Fall 2023 Devotional Schedule


  • September 5: John S.K. Kauwe III and Monica S. Kauwe, university president and first lady
  • September 12: Rachel Kekaula, director, Counseling Services
  • September 19: Jan E. Newman, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • September 26: Benjamin Hanks, Kahului Hawaii West Stake president


  • October 3: Leialoha Benson, Office of Honor advisor
  • October 10: L. Todd Budge, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • October 17: Jonathan Warwick, area director, Pacific Church Schools, and Cheryl Bhan, principal, Church College Fiji
  • October 24: Jenet Erickson, associate professor, Religious Education, BYU
  • October 31: Joseph Plicka, associate professor, Faculty of Arts & Letters


  • November 7: Alfred Grace, president and CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • November 14: Esprit Saucier, assistant professor, Faculty of Sciences
  • November 21: Bronco and Holly Mendenhall
  • November 28: Christmas Devotional