Dr. R. Lanier (Lanny) Britsch, professor of history and coordinator of the Asian studies program at Brigham Young University, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School.
He has served in the Church as first counselor in the Orem, Sharon Stake presidency. His previous callings include high councilor, president of the BYU Asian Students Branch, and elders quorum president.
He and his wife, JoAnn, are the parents of six children.
Dr. Terrance D. Olson, professor of family sciences at Brigham Young University, obtained degrees in sociology and family relations from that institution and his Ph.D. in marriage and family living from Florida State University.
He has spoken on strengthening the family to a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate and to sessions of the White House Conference on Families. He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the National Council on Family Relations.
He has served in branch and district presidencies, on high councils, as a bishop and bishop’s counselor, as a Cubmaster, and on Church writing committees.
He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of six children.