Brian Hansbrow was born and raised in Concord, California. After joining the Church in 1991, he served a mission in Torreon, Mexico. Following his mission he attended Brigham Young University where he studied English and decided that he wanted to be a Seminary teacher. He received a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University where he met his wife Jacki, and they are the parents of seven children. After several years of teaching, Brian joined the Curriculum Division in the Priesthood and Family Department.