LDS church adds members to Utah South Area Public Affairs Council

ST. GEORGE — Two members of the St. George business community were asked to serve on the Utah South Area Public Affairs Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pedro M. Lopez will help coordinate Hispanic relations and Brian J. Tenney will help coordinate media and business relations.

The principles of building good will and creating lasting friendships have been critically important to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church has public affairs directors in every corner of the globe. These seasoned men and women help church leaders build relationships with community, government, and faith leaders of other churches. From working with government leaders, to fostering respectful interfaith dialogue and answering questions from the media, public affairs councils form a vital bridge between our congregations and the community.

Tom and Patsy Lamb, Directors for the Utah South Area Public Affairs Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered the following thoughts:

It has been said ‘Life is not a contest, but rather a journey in which we can help one another to a better place.’ As a public affairs council, we feel it a great privilege to help and be helped by our friends and neighbors in southern Utah.

For more information, the official resource for news media, opinion leaders and the public can be found here.

About Pedro Magdiel Lopez

Lopez was born in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of 16. Lopez immigrated to the United States during the 90’s, settling in Riverside, California where he attended Riverside Community College prior to moving to St. George in 2007.

Lopez was recently hired by Canyon Media to assist with their new Spanish speaking radio station located at 104.1 FM. Lopez previously worked at Estereo Unica 101.1 FM in St. George as an announcer from Jan. 2010 until Feb. 2015. Pedro is married to Candy Lopez and is the father to three beautiful girls; Stephanie, Amy and Gisell.

About Brian J. Tenney

Tenney moved to St. George in 1988 to work for InkWell Communications. In 1992, he was hired as the Director of Marketing for LearnKey, Inc., a software training company. In 1994, he returned to his advertising roots and started TenneyClemons Advertising. Tenney is currently the president of TCS Advertising & Public Relations located in St. George.

Tenney was born in Boise, Idaho and lived in several Idaho communities before venturing off to Brigham Young University, where he earned a degree in Business Management from the Marriott School of Business. Tenney resides with his wife Mandy in St. George. They are the parents of 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

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