Jan E. Newman and his wife, Lucia, are the parents of six children.
Jan E. Newman earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Brigham Young University.
He has served in a variety of Church positions, including bishop, stake president, Scoutmaster, ward Young Men president and temple worker. As a young man, Brother Newman served a full-time mission in the Belgium Brussels Mission. From 2006 to 2009 he served as president of the Nebraska Omaha Mission. He was serving as a stake president when he was called to the Sunday School general presidency.
He has worked in the software industry in Utah for over 30 years. He is a serial entrepreneur and has founded several successful software companies. He is currently a partner at SageCreek Partners, a technology consulting company in Utah.