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Dr. Halverson is an aspiring master learner, seeking to learn from everyone he meets, everything he reads, and everything he experiences. His personal and professional passion is to empower learners to experience the joy of becoming. He fulfills his passion in a variety of ways: he is a Brigham Young University teaching and learning consultant, a prolific author of more than 200 articles and books, an educational travel leader to destinations worldwide, and an inspiring teacher. He holds a PhD in Judaism and Christianity in antiquity and another PhD in instructional systems technology.
David J. Ridges taught for the Church Educational System for thirty-five years. He taught adult religion and Know Your Religion classes for BYU Continuing Education and spoke at BYU Campus Education Week for many years. He has served as a curriculum writer for Sunday School, seminary, and institute of religion manuals. His callings in the Church include Gospel Doctrine teacher, bishop, stake president, and patriarch. He and his wife, Janette, have served two full-time Church Educational System missions. They are the parents of six children and are enjoying a growing number of grandchildren. They reside in Springville, Utah.