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Marsha McCarty

Faculty of Religious Education, Hoʻokele

Co-Director Experiential Learning


Born in Baker Oregon and moved to Fort Worth Texas when 11 with 6 siblings. Served a 18 month church mission Peru (entire country). Raised 8 daughters as a stay at home Mom. Volunteered extensively at schools and church. Involved in all forms of crafts and sewing and home arts. Has a Nativity (Christmas Creche) collection of approximately 600 sets. Founded one of the largest Christmas Nativity displays and open houses in the US (Midland Michigan) which has operated annually for approximately 25 years.

Is the owner of the YouTube channel “Grandma On the Island” and is now expecting the birth of her 32nd grandchild.

YouTube Channel: Grandma on the Island


  • BYU-Provo
  • Bachelor of Science: Elementary Ed and Special Education K-12

Teaching Career Development Classes

  • CR DEV 301R On Campus Experiential Projects 
  • (On Campus Internships)
  • CR DEV 202 Designing Your Life
  • CR DEV 302 Career Transitions
  • Religion 250 Jesus Christ and His Everlasting Gospel