Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel


education, Church Commissioner of Education, Pathway

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Gardner: Thank you for the chance to interview you previously, and now one final time as you conclude your service as Church Commissioner of Education. The question I’ve asked every time I’ve met with you is, What have you learned this last year that you didn’t already know before being Commissioner? What has stood out to you as a Commissioner? What experiences have you had?

Clark: First, I think what happens is that I relearn things. And each time they go deeper or I get more confident. Second, one thing’s really clear— there’s a lot of help from heaven in this work, even more than I had imagined. There are so many things that have happened that you just stand in awe. So it makes me think—I’ve joked to people, but I don’t think it’s a joke—there’s got to be a group of people up there assigned to this situation in heaven. They are working on Church education.