Daniel K Judd

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Daniel K Judd in 2018

Daniel K Judd (born September 17, 1956) was the first counselor to A. Roger Merrill in the Sunday School General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2004 to 2009. Judd was also chair of the Ancient Scripture Department of Brigham Young University (BYU). In 2019, Judd was named the Dean of BYU's Department of Religious Education.

Born in Kanab, Utah, Judd has a degree in zoology from Southern Utah University and graduate degrees in family science and counseling psychology from BYU. Judd was a teacher in the church's Seminaries and Institutes of Religion in Utah, Arizona, and Michigan. He was also a professor of family sciences at Brigham Young University–Idaho. Judd is currently a professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU. Judd is the author or editor of several books including Religion, Mental Health, and the Latter-day Saints (Bookcraft, 1999); Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Religion (McGraw-Hill Dushkin, 2003; and "The Fortunate Fall" (Deseret Book, 2011).

In the mid-1970s, Judd served as a missionary for the LDS Church in the California San Diego Mission. He married Kaye Seegmiller in the St. George Temple and they are the parents of four children. Prior to his call to the Sunday School General Presidency, Judd was president of the church's Orem Utah Canyon View Stake.

From 2011 to 2014, Judd served as president of the church's Ghana Accra Mission.[1]

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  1. ^ Judd, Daniel. The Fortunate Fall (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book: 2011), p. 1.