Utah Marriage Commission Members

Paul Schvanevedlt, Ph.D. (UMC Chair)

Presidential Distinguished Professor, Child and Family Studies, Weber State University

Jacalyn Leavitt (Honorary UMC Chair)

Chair, Internet Keep Safe Coalition


Stephen F. Duncan, Ph.D., CFLE 

 Professor in the School of Family Life, Brigham Young University 


Gerald White

Utah National Guard Chaplain


Veola Burchett

Director for Marriage and Family Life, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City


Senator Allen Christensen

Utah State Senate


Sherilyn Stinson, LCSW

LDS Family Services


Dannelle Larsen-Rife, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dixie State Psychology   


Representative LaVar Christensen

Utah House of Representatives, Christensen & Associates


Elizabeth Fawcett, Ph.D., LMFT

Associate Professor of Family Studies, Utah Valley University 


Pearl Hart

Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist, Utah State Board of Education


David Schramm, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Family Life Extension Specialist, Utah State University


Senator Lyle Hillyard

Utah State Senate


Mark Jarvis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Family and Human Studies, Salt Lake Community College


Representative Carol Spackman Moss
Utah House of Representatives

Julee Smith

Executive Director, Your Community Connection Family Crisis Center

Representative Becky Edwards

Utah House of Representatives 

Ashley Barnum

Utah Marriage Commission Coordinator