Tyler J. Griffin was born and raised in Providence, Utah, in the beautiful Cache Valley. After serving in the Brazil Curitiba Mission, he returned home and married an angel named Kiplin Crook. They have ten children (five boys and five girls). They love spending time in the mountains, playing board games, doing house projects, and being together.
Tyler began his career by teaching seminary for six years in Brigham City, Utah. He spent the next seven years teaching at the Logan Institute of Religion adjacent to Utah State University. He has taught at BYU since August, 2010. He is a cofounder of BYU Virtual Scriptures Group, which develops digital learning resources to enhance scriptural immersion and understanding. His bachelor’s degree was in electrical engineering, and his master’s and doctorate degrees are both in instructional technology. He authored When Heaven Feels Distant, coauthored Come Unto Me: Illuminating the Savior's Life, Mission, Parables, and Miracles, and coedited Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again.
Tyler enjoys presenting at Education Week, firesides, and conferences. He and his wife also enjoy leading tours to biblical sites.