Seminaries and Institutes- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Institute of Religion

Buena Vista VA

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Jeffrey Bushman

Biography :
Brother Bushman was born and raised in Arizona in a settlement that Brigham Young colonized in 1877. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelors degree in Family Science, and a masters degree in Youth Leadership/Recreational Management. He spent 12 years in Hawaii working with young men in the pineapple fields. He started teaching Seminary in 1977 and taught 24 years of released-time Seminary in his hometown of Joseph City, Arizona. He has spent 9 years in San Angelo, Texas teaching Institute and coordinating early morning Seminary. He then spent his last 3 years in the Seattle Washington area working with the institute program. He met his wife Wendy Evans while attending BYU, and they were married in 1972 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have 3 children, 2 of which are teachers, and one who is attending Boise State.He is currently serving a CES mission in the New York, New York South Mission

Wendy Bushman

Kristen Jones

Office Phone : 540-264-0022

Biography :
Kristen Jones is the Support Specialist for the Buena Vista, VA Institute of Religion. She and her husband have two children and reside in Buena Vista, VA.

David Moss

Office Phone : 540-264-0022

Biography :
David Moss is the Director and a full-time faculty instructor at the Buena Vista Virginia Institute of Religion. He resides in Buena Vista, Virginia. He has four children and two grandchildren. He has taught either seminary or Institute for 21 years. He has a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. He currently served as the YSA 1st Ward Bishop. He enjoys woodworking, artwork and spending time with young adults.

Matthew Rasmussen

Office Phone : 540-264-0022

Biography :
Dr. Matthew Rasmussen is a full-time instructor at the Buena Vista Institute of Religion. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah, and both a master's degree and doctorate in history from the University of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. He has been an employee of the Church Educations System for ten years. He and his wife, Jessica, have four children and reside in Buena Vista, Virginia.

David Taylor

Tamera Taylor

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