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Institute of Religion classes are held every Tuesday when the University is in session at 7:00 p.m. on campus in the Blair House, 302 University, behind the Howell-McDowell Administration Building, or at other locations to be announced.

 Institute Teacher(s) and University Advisor(s)


29 September 2013 - Newly called Institute Teacher Emily Nelson with early
admittance Institute student Kaitlyn Nelson and her dad, Johnathan.



Sister Emily Nelson was called on September 29, 2013 to be the Institute teacher for the Owingsville Ward - Morehead State Uni-versity LDSSA/Institute Programs.

Sister Nelson received her undergraduate degree in Family Con-sumer and Human Development with an emphasis on Early Child-hood Development from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She is now attending Morehead State University where she enjoys con-tinuing her education by taking a variety of subjects including children’s literature, art, and creative writing. Her husband, Johnathan, is an Assistant Professor of Management at Morehead State University. 

Brother and Sister Nelson were sealed for time and eternity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Utah Temple. They have one daughter, Kaitlyn, and are looking forward to being a part of Institute students’ lives and learning more about the Book of Mormon together this year.

Sister Nelson may be contacted at < > or 1-606 / 755-0847.

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Professor Emeritus Ted Marshall and his wife, Jeannie, were called in September 2012 to be the assistant Institute teachers in the Owingsville Ward - Morehead State University LDSSA and Institute Program.

Sister Marshall was previously a surgical operating room assistant.  Before that she was a respiratory therapist. 

Brother Marshall is the former bishop of the Owingsville Ward.  For many years he served as chair of the MSU Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology, and he still enjoys being a scorekeeper at the University's basketball games.  Previously he served as a social services administrator, a Commonwealth of Kentucky prison warden, as well as an associate adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky.

Brother and Sister Marshall were sealed for time and eternity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Las Vegas Temple.  They  have five children and five grandchildren a  and thoroughly enjoy being with the Institute students and their friends.

The professor may be contacted at or at 1-606 / 776-4188.