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Devotional Speakers for Winter 2022 Semester

Brigham Young University–Hawaii announced its winter 2022 devotional and lecture 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 focus on spiritual learning by fostering greater faith and discipleship in Jesus Christ.

Campus devotionals are held in the Cannon Activities Center each Tuesday from 11 am to 11:50 am. Devotionals and the David O. McKay Lecture 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 devotionals website.

The David O. McKay Lecture is an annual academic forum established in 1962 to expand academic insight while teaching moral values on a universal stage. One distinguished BYU–Hawaii faculty member is chosen by his or her peers each year to deliver the lecture, continuing the inspired leadership of President David O. McKay. The McKay Lecture is also part of the university's annual Founders Week activities.


  • January 11: Isaiah Walker, Academic Vice President
  • January 16: Elder Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  • January 25: David Whippy, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts


  • February 1: T. Kenneth Kalama, Manager, Career Services
  • February 8: Dr. Stephen Hancock, Professor, Faculty of Arts & Letters (David O. McKay Lecture)
  • February 15: Elder Michael John U. Teh, General Authority Seventy
  • February 22: President John S.K. Kauwe II, University President


  • March 1: President Sidney J. Bassett and Sister Stephanie R. Bassett, Hawaii Laie Mission President and Wife
  • March 8: Aaron Shumway, Director of Religious Education, Faculty of Religious Education
  • March 15: Elder Walter F. Gonzalez, General Authority Seventy
  • March 22: Kristl Densley, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts
  • March 29: President Finau Hafoka and Sister Lucy Hafoka, Laie Hawaii Temple President and Matron


  • April 5: Rong Ma, Assistant Head Coach of BYU Men's Tennis and BYU–Hawaii Alum