And your whole labor shall be in Zion, with all your soul, from henceforth; yea, you shall ever open your mouth in my cause, not fearing what man can do, for I am with you. Amen.
—Doctrine & Covenants 30:11
Steven W. & Teresa L. Taggart
Steven W. & Teresa L. Taggart
Steve and Teri Taggart love missionaries! They recently returned from serving as mission president and wife in the California Anaheim Mission and now serve together at the Provo MTC. Steve is a branch president there and Teri is a branch missionary. As a young man, Steve served in the Argentina Rosario Mission. They are the parents of five children and grandparents of nine.
Steve is associate dean of Continuing Education at BYU. He previously directed the departments of Conferences and Workshops, Bachelor of General Studies, and Evening Classes. Steve has BS, MBA, and Ph.D. degrees from BYU and also studied at the University of Utah and California State University—Fullerton. He has served as bishop, stake president’s counselor, young men’s president and in many other Church callings.
Teri is a kindergarten teacher. Prior to the mission, she worked part-time as a Reading Recovery teacher, helping struggling first graders learn to read. She has served as Relief Society president, Primary president, Young Women advisor, young single adult adviser, family history consultant, and as a counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency. Teri has a bachelor’s degree from BYU in special education and elementary education, with endorsements in early childhood education and ESL. She loves reading, quilting, and family history.
Rob and Sherri Holcombe
Robert A. Holcombe was Born in Phoenix, Arizona and became a convert of the Church when he turned 19. He left for a mission one year later and served in the England London East Mission. After his return, he married Sherri Lea Evensen and had 5 children and later adopted a teenager to make 6. He has served as a Young Men’s President three times, a Stake Mission President, High Counselor, in two Bishoprics including as Bishop for eaight years in his home ward, and Stake Athletic Director for eight years. He is currently serving in the MTC in an ESL Branch Presidency. Brother Holcombe has worked for Brigham Young University in the Division of Continuing Education for the past 23 years and is currently the Director of Conferences & Workshops.
Sherri Holcombe was born in Provo, but was raised in Los Angeles and Phoenix, AZ. Brother and Sister Holcombe met in high school where she was the choir pianist and he was choir president. They dated two years before Brother Holcombe was baptized, and upon the completion of his mission, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. The Holcombes have six children and ten perfect grandchildren. Before serving at the MTC, Sister Holcombe served as Young Women President, Primary Counselor, Relief Society teacher and ward choir director. She loves sports, theater, and music (she has played the Tabernacle Organ!), but most of all, she loves her family, the Gospel, and Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ.