Delora P. Bertelsen was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Springville, Utah. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a master’s degree in public administration, both from BYU.
Life has given her many interesting and challenging opportunities. As a sister missionary in Paris, France, she developed a great love for the French people and culture. In Washington, D.C., she worked at the Supreme Court of the United States, where she gained a greater respect for American government and law.
Upon her return to Utah, Sister Bertelsen worked in the BYU College of Business/Graduate School of Management, now the Marriott School of Management. In 1995 she joined Human Resource Services as the equal opportunity manager. She is now managing director of Employee Relations, Equal Opportunity, and Benefits Services.
Always active in her community, Sister Bertelsen has been a city council member and mayor of Springville as well as a member of the Central Utah Project Board. H
In addition to her friends and extended family, she has a poodle, two cats, and five sheep.