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Elder Patrick Kearon

Fall 2023 Commencement

Friday, December 08

Elder Patrick Kearon, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be the featured speaker during BYU–Hawaii's Fall 2023 Commencement.

Commencement Schedule

  • 7:45 am: Graduates assemble in the Aloha Center Ballroom for the academic procession.
  • 8:00 am: Cannon Activities Center doors open.
  • 9:00 am: Family and friends to be seated in the Cannon Activities Center.
  • 9:15 am: Academic procession departs from the Aloha Center.
  • 9:30 am: Commencement exercises begin.
  • Lei giving to follow outside the CAC at the conclusion of the ceremony.

View the locations for visitor parking, entrance to the ceremony, and lei giving.

About the Speaker

Elder Patrick Kearon was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Personal Life

Patrick Kearon was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, on July 18, 1961. He married Jennifer Carole Hulme in January 1991. They are the parents of four children.

After joining the Church on Christmas Eve of 1987, Patrick Kearon served in numerous Church callings, including ward Young Men president, counselor in a bishopric, branch president, stake president, and Area Seventy.