Allan Gunnerson

Allan Gunnerson was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed a Bachelors degree in cultural geography and international relations at the University of Utah, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in college and university administration at Brigham Young University.

As an educator his career has been with the LDS Church Educational System (CES), including 40 years as an institute instructor and administrator. He has been the director of the institute of religion at the University of Utah, San Diego State University, and Grossmont Community College and the director of the institute of religion at LDS Business College. He has taught BYU adult education classes and participated in the Know Your Religion lecture series.

Outside of his career in CES, he has consulted in the area of compensation management and served in various community capacities. He currently serves on the board of a large credit union. He is married to the former Vicki Peterson, and they are the parents of seven children and have eleven grandchildren. They have directed tours to various parts of the world for nearly thirty years, including the eastern U.S. (LDS and American history), Europe, the Orient, and many trips to the Middle East.