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Portrait of Peter Brooks


I love the gospel.
I love teaching.
I love institute. 


I married Wendy Bigler from Blackfoot, Idaho in the Salt Lake City Temple on April 22, 1982. (Did you pick up on the names Peter and Wendy? You must know Disney to see the magical connection!) 

We are the parents of three children: Christina, Sam, Jacob.


We are grandparents of five:

Maya, Beckham, Avery, Henry and Charlie. I wish my kids would keep having kids. Grandkids are the best.

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Image of Peter with grandkids
Brooks Family portrait
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I was born in SLC, UT.



Sugar House, Utah

Pocatello, Idaho

Woodland, California

Lāʻie, Hawaii

Orem, Utah

Mission Viejo, California

Lehi, Utah




Lāʻie Elementary School

Kahuku High School (1972—1976)

Orem High School (1977)

Brigham Young University


When I was 11, my dad took a job at Church College of Hawaii, now BYU-Hawaii. I graduated from Lāʻie Elementary School in 1972 and attended Kahuku High School on the North Shore of Oʻahu (1972–1976). 


After my junior year, my dad transfered to BYU–Provo, so I attended my last year of high school and graduated from Orem High School (1977). My friends at Orem were great, but I am Kahuku RRFL—Red Raider for Life!

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU in Communications with an emphasis in advertising in 1983. During my entire four years at BYU, I worked in a four-year paid internship on The Daily Universe, BYU’s daily printed newspaper. The internship was more valuable than my classroom work. 





My mission lasted two years and three weeks in the Japan Okayama Mission. I got a three-week extension to see Church President Spencer W. Kimball dedicate the Tokyo temple, my last day in Japan. 



and (1993–1995)

I was a early-morning seminary teacher in Southern California for 4-1/2 years. That was the hardest calling of my life. It was five days a week. I had to teach 180 new lessons a year. It was tough hour of the day (6:00 a.m.) And teenagers! I loved it! I would teach seminary again in a heartbeat... it changed my life.



I was part of the church-writing committee. Every Tuesday night a group of six of us worked on Church manuals including: The Activity Book; Duty to God; Teachings of Presidents of the Church—Heber J. Grant. I loved to see how General Authorities directed the Church Curriculum Department. And it was such nice to have a parking pass under the Church Office Building!



I served as the bishop for the Lehi 19th Ward. I learned an important lesson: everyone had, has or will have problems. And everyone is doing their best. Show mercy. Do not judge. Serve. 



I served on the high counselor, for the Lehi Utah YSA Stake. A new stake. My job was stake activities and sports. Loved it. 



I serve as an ordinance worker, Mount Timpanogos Temple. Saturday morning first shift. I cannot think of a better place to spend Saturday mornings in the House of the Lord. 



I was a Mission Preparation Instructor, Lehi Utah East Stake. I really caught the spirit of Elijah teaching high schoolers getting ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.  



Institute Instructor, Lehi Utah YSA Stake (2016-Present). If I could keep one calling for the rest of my life, it would be as an Institute teacher. YSAs are not afraid to share their testimony, participate and correct me.

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