Steve Burnham is a PhD student at the University of Utah studying nuclear engineering. He began his education at the U in 2008 after moving to Salt Lake City from Anchorage, Alaska. Before moving to Utah Steve attended the University of Wyoming for a year where he swam collegiately, served a mission in Poland, and attended BYU-Idaho for a semester where he met his wife Kathryn. He has one child with a second one due in January. In his free time, he enjoys water skiing, boating, mountain biking, and hiking with his family as well as photography.
Brother Pond is the oldest of 11 children (5 of whom are adopted). After serving a Mission in Virginia, he did undergraduate studies at BYU and took a Graduate Degree at the U of U in Philosophical Theology. The greatest day of his life occurred in 1983 when he married Julie Dunford. They have 3 sons and 1 grandson (more to come)! In 1986 he began teaching Seminary. In 1999 the Ponds moved to Los Angeles to direct Institute there. After all 3 boys grew up and moved back to SLC, Sister Pond announced the time to come home had arrived and Brother Pond has been the Director at Westminister's Institute since 2013. He loves 1) to talk about what he's been reading 2) read what's worth talking about and 3) golf.
Sister Spendlove is the baby of four and was reared in Orem, Utah. She graduated with her Associates from Utah Technical College (now UVU). While there, she had the privilege of serving on the LDSSA Institute council. She served in the Texas, Houston, Spanish speaking mission, and then returned home to work at BYU. She is married to Kerry Spendlove, who currently serves as a bishop. They have four married children and four grandchildren who are not! She taught piano in the home for 15 years so she could be home with her children. Later, she received her license as a Massage Therapist and currently teaches at Myotherapy College of Utah. Among her Church callings has been serving twice in recent years as a gospel doctrine teacher in the Sunday School. She is an avid sports enthusiast (BYU Cougars, Chicago Cubs, football, lacrosse, racquetball and golf), loves to read, garden and putter...but, especially, be with her family.