About Us

Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys is a Brigham Young University production that is made possible by the generous donations from the Friends of Religious Education. It is headed by two BYU Religion Department faculty and a team of students.

Executive Producers:

Craig J. Ostler and his wife, Sandy, have 7 children. He served in the Bogotá, Colombia mission as a bishop and on two High Councils. Previous to coming to BYU he taught in the Church Education System. He has directed many BYU Travel Study Tours throughout the United States to American Heritage and Church History sites, as well as Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. He and his family lived in Jerusalem while he was a faculty member at the BYU Center for Near Eastern Studies.

John P. Livingstone was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and came to teach religion at BYU in 1998 following his service as President of the Michigan Detroit Mission. He taught seminary and institute in Canada for many years and is also a licensed psychologist in Alberta. From 2005 to 2007, He was President of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP). He and his wife Linda are the parents of six daughters and one son with an ever-growing (now 29) number of grandchildren.

Some content and videos on this website are from the book Salt Lake City: Ensign To The Nations, authored by John P. Livingstone, W. Jeffery Marsh, Lloyd D. Newell, Craig James Ostler, John P. Starrs, and David M Whitchurch.


Student Team Members:

Amanda Christensen
Tyler Jones
Sarah Jones
Vandy Tombs
Kyle Welch
Brodie Fisher
Brooke Frandsen
Rhonda Gray
Andrew Hutchins
Julia Kirby
Natalie Lambert

Heather Burt
Benjamin Buxton
Chloe Coles
Oliver Howells
Cameron Nokes
David Pearson
Jamie Pearson
Stephanie Swift

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