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Carl Hernandez
March 26, 2024 11:15 AM

Theater at the Conference Center

About the Speaker

Carl Hernandez

Carl Hernandez III was born and raised in California’s agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. He credits a visit to his family by two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with changing his life at 14. His youth leaders and bishop later inspired him to serve a full-time mission in Asunsion, Paraguay. He and his wife, Christy, met at Brigham Young University, dated, and then married in the Salt Lake City temple. They love spending time with their six children and nine grandchildren.

He has served in a variety of church callings, including counselor in a stake presidency and bishop, and currently enjoys serving as a youth Sunday School teacher.

Carl received bachelor’s, master’s and a law degree from BYU and is a law professor at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He founded the BYU Community Legal Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to the poor, immigrants, refugees, and other underserved populations, and he has served as its director since 2017.

He was appointed as BYU’s first vice president for belonging in March 2022. He leads university efforts to implement a gospel-centered approach to building a community of covenant belonging at BYU and assisting the university to achieve the lofty objectives of the BYU Statement on Belonging .

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