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Douglas D. Holmes

First Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency
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Douglas D. Holmes was born on February 27, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in nearby Cottonwood Heights. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scotland and Ireland. While he was away, his father was called to the bishopric in a YSA ward. When Douglas returned, he began attending that ward and there he met Erin Sue Toone (whose father was also in the bishopric). They were married in 1985 in the Salt Lake Temple and have raised six children together. They are proud parents and grandparents.

The following year, Holmes graduated with a bachelor’s degree in family science from Brigham Young University. He stayed at BYU to work toward an MBA. His education was quickly put to good use; after working as a management consultant for three years, he began a career in the telecommunications industry. In 2000, he left a position as the executive vice president for the Media One group for self-employment as a developer and investor.

Brother Holmes has never been too busy to serve. His Church callings have included ward and stake Young Men presidencies, bishoprics, elders quorum presidencies, teaching gospel doctrine and serving as a ward mission leader. He also presided over the Michigan Detroit mission from 2010 to 2013. He was in a stake presidency when he was extended the call to join the general Young Men presidency in 2015. In addition, Douglas Holmes has been active in the community, serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations such as the United Way of Davis County, Parents for Choice in Education, Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter, and the Academy for Creating Enterprise. His work and service have taken him and his family to Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts, and various places in Utah.

Douglas D. Holmes’ connection to BYU has remained strong throughout his life. Besides being an alumnus and a parent of BYU students, he has described himself as a “devotional junkie.” He remembers defining moments during university devotionals and forums, and continues to feel those moments of inspiration by staying tuned in to BYU Speeches. He has now contributed his own powerful testimony and gospel insight to the corpus, extending the blessings of his leadership and teaching to the university and its friends worldwide.

Douglas D. Holmes was born on February 27, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in nearby Cottonwood Heights. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scotland and Ireland. While he was away, his father was called to the bishopric in a YSA ward. When Douglas returned, he began attending that ward and there he met Erin Sue Toone (whose father was also in the bishopric). They were married in 1985 in the Salt Lake Temple and have raised six children together. They are proud parents and grandparents.

The following year, Holmes graduated with a bachelor’s degree in family science from Brigham Young University. He stayed at BYU to work toward an MBA. His education was quickly put to good use; after working as a management consultant for three years, he began a career in the telecommunications industry. In 2000, he left a position as the executive vice president for the Media One group for self-employment as a developer and investor.

Brother Holmes has never been too busy to serve. His Church callings have included ward and stake Young Men presidencies, bishoprics, elders quorum presidencies, teaching gospel doctrine and serving as a ward mission leader. He also presided over the Michigan Detroit mission from 2010 to 2013. He was in a stake presidency when he was extended the call to join the general Young Men presidency in 2015. In addition, Douglas Holmes has been active in the community, serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations such as the United Way of Davis County, Parents for Choice in Education, Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter, and the Academy for Creating Enterprise. His work and service have taken him and his family to Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts, and various places in Utah.

Douglas D. Holmes’ connection to BYU has remained strong throughout his life. Besides being an alumnus and a parent of BYU students, he has described himself as a “devotional junkie.” He remembers defining moments during university devotionals and forums, and continues to feel those moments of inspiration by staying tuned in to BYU Speeches. He has now contributed his own powerful testimony and gospel insight to the corpus, extending the blessings of his leadership and teaching to the university and its friends worldwide.