Reece Barker grew up in the southern Indiana town of New Albany and spent his childhood playing basketball. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University—Idaho in 2019. While at BYU-Idaho he interned in the tax department at Extra Space Storage in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. He served in the Ghana Kumasi Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is excited to return to Ghana to serve once more. Reece’s interest in religious liberty issues stems from being a student and teaching assistant for the class Issues in Social Science: Religious Freedom. He met and married his wife, Adrianna, while they were students at BYU-Idaho. He loves visiting new places with his wife, watching and playing basketball, and reading history and current events.