Todd B. Parker
Todd B. Parker was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Weber State College and his MEd in counseling and his EdD in educational psychology from BYU. During high school and college Brother Parker participated in cross-country running and pole vaulting.
Brother Parker has written curriculum materials for the Church’s Seminaries and Institutes of Religion and has written articles for the Church’s Ensign magazine. He has also participated in KBYU broadcasts of BYU Education Week and Book of Mormon Roundtable discussions.
Brother Parker taught seminary for 14 years in Utah and Arizona and institute for five years at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has taught at BYU for 21 years and is currently a teaching professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture. In 2001 he received the Robert J. Matthews Teaching Award from Religious Education, in 2011 he received the BYU Karl G. Maeser Professional Faculty Excellence Award, and in 2013 he was awarded the Loretta Gledhill Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship.
Brother Parker has served in a variety of Church positions. He has been an elders quorum president, executive secretary, counselor in a ward bishopric, high councilor, and bishop. For the last seven years he has served on the Church Correlation Committee.
He and his wife, Debra Harbertson Parker, are the parents of six boys and three girls and have 22 grandchildren.