SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Funeral Directors Association has announced the installation of Kent Christiansen of Myers Mortuary in Layton, as the 2014-15 president of the Association. Christiansen was installed by Ashley Cozine, Secretary of the National Funeral Directors Association, at the 103rd Annual Convention of the association.
Christiansen was elected to the board in 2008, secretary-treasurer in 2011, and has been a licensed funeral director since 1997.
He has completed comprehensive training as a certified after-care specialist from a nationally recognized funeral service professional, Doug Manning who holds a doctorate of philosophy.
In 2007, Christiansen was recognized by the Academy of Funeral Service Professionals and received the designation of certified funeral service practitioner.
Christiansen is a member of the State of Utah Electronic Death Entry Network advisory board, where he participated in the formation of Utah’s Electronic Death Certification program which became effective August 2006. He also enjoys being a judge, he said, for the Best of State Competitions in Utah.
Christiansen and his wife, Shelli, have four beautiful children. He enjoys family activities, woodworking, sports, outdoor recreation, and music. He is also active in church, civic and community organizations.
Christiansen replaces Alec S. Anderson of Anderson & Sons Mortuary in American Fork, who has served in the position for the last year.
Submitted by the Utah Funeral Directors Association
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