“He was our stake president in the Bristol Stake. He is a man of compassion. I remember him visiting my father before he died.... I’m sure he made a very BIG detour to be able to visit him but made out that he was passing [by]. … I’ll never forget his kindness to us.”
— Colin Ramsbottom, Carlisle, England.
“He had just moved into our ward when our daughter Abby was injured in a serious skiing accident, and either he or his wife Jennifer were at the hospital visiting us and her often. That whole family is just wonderful.”
— Jim Bennett, Sandy.
“I just met him this week at the LDS communications council meeting (they invited me to come present). He was incredibly approachable and warm. I liked him immediately.”
— The Rev. Jamie White, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City.
“I know him; he is wonderful. And he has a really cool accent.”
— David Ostler, author of Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question.
“I’m a big Elder Kearon fan. My kids like him, too — ever since the talk about getting stung by a scorpion when he was a kid. That was so memorable for them. And I’ve loved his talks about refugees and condemning abuse. I’m excited that we’ll get to hear more from him now.”
— Jillaire McMillan, Longmont, Colo.
“This is wonderful. Broad international experience, deep empathy, and an ability to preach the gospel of Christ powerfully.”
— Ben Spackman, Phoenix
“Our family loves Patrick Kearon so much. He is one of the most generous and compassionate people we have ever met and a tremendous leader in our church. We are excited for his new assignment and opportunity.”
— Spencer Cox, Utah governor.