Senior couple, Elder and Sister Robins, love the people and cultures at BYUH

Written by: 
Gosuke Kawano
Elder and Sister Robins are senior missionaries at BYUH and are from Orem, Utah.

Elder Clyde and Sister Karla Robins serve in the Office of Honor and Human Resources, and said they are eager to serve the Lord by reaching out to students here in BYU-Hawaii.


Both are from Orem, Utah

Number of family members?

5 children and 10 grandchildren


Elder Robins served in South Korea from 1973-1975. This is their first mission as a couple.

Where did they meet?

Orem High School


Both attended BYU in Provo.

Elder Robins majored in accounting and obtained a CPA.

Sister Robins majored in elementary education.

How long did you date?

Five years

Which temple did you get married?

Provo Utah Temple

Professional Experience?

Elder Robins worked as an accountant for Utah power and light company and then later worked for human resources in nutraceutical international corporation

Sister Robins worked as a substitute teacher in elementary school

What do you like about Hawaii?

Sister Robins said, “Kind people and beautiful surroundings.”

Elder Robins added, “Students!  I like their culture, their uniqueness, their dedication. I mean I love the fact that a lot of students are converts to the church, and they have strong testimonies, I’m just very impressed.”

What would you have done differently in college?

Elder Robins said, “I actually lived at home with my parents. I think it would have been a better experience if I would have lived in the dorm and experienced the whole college life.”

Sister Robins said, “I wish I would have studied harder and taken it more seriously.”

Advice for BYUH students?

Elder Robins said, “It is important to get a good education, but it is also very important to learn work skills and ethics. I think student employment is very critical.  You learn how to deal with the boss, meet the deadline, how to take time off to do things, and that kind of things that is very valuable after you graduating and you enter the workforce.”  He also suggested when people start approaching to graduation, if people get a little bit of experiences in their discipline, that would become an asset to them.


Date Published: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Last Edited: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016