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Aaron Shumway

Associate Professor/Director of Religious Education
Faculty of Religious Education

Stake Center 182A

Aaron Shumway grew up in Laie in the shadow of our lovely campus. He graduated from Liahona High School in Tonga, and after an additional year of high school in California, he attended BYU–Hawaii. Following a mission to Taiwan, Aaron returned to BYUH where in Concert Choir he met his wife, May Villanueva, a student from the Philippines. They enjoyed the TVA life while Aaron worked at the Polynesian Cultural Center as a tour guide until finishing school. Aaron graduated from BYUH with a degree in English and later attended Washington & Lee University School of Law. He practiced real estate and business law in Honolulu for 12 years prior to joining the Church Educational System family in Seminaries and Institutes. He served as a coordinator in S&I for nine years, during which time he also taught religion classes at BYUH. He said he is thrilled to be joining Religious Education full time.

Aaron and May have six children and enjoy spending time with family in whatever activity comes up, be it singing at home, playing at the beach, or lying on the front lawn gazing at the night sky.

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The Power of Personal Righteousness

August 11, 2009
Brothers and Sisters, aloha! It is so great to be with you. As my wife said, we thoroughly love BYU–Hawaii. I considered this campus my home, growing up, and as a student. Of course the greatest thing was meeting May. I've also had the opportunity to take classes from stellar, wonderful professors, many of whom still teach here. And I feel my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ grew tremendously, so thank you very much for being here.
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