Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel


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This article is a four-part compilation of interviews with Commissioner of the Church Educational System, Elder Kim B. Clark, that Barbara Morgan Gardner performed from September 2015 to May 2017. In September of 2015, Elder Clark was just beginning his tenure as Commissioner of the Church Educational System. Therefore, the first interview focuses on his calling, experience, and expectations. In the second interview, held in August of 2016, nearly a year later, Elder Clark reflects on his first full year of service, new experiences, innovations, and student struggles. The third interview, conducted in February of 2017, was performed a couple weeks after the announcement of BYU–Pathway Worldwide (BYU–PW). In the final interview, recorded in May of 2017, Elder Clark invites all CES faculty to engage in deep learning with their students.