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June 29, 2017

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  • LDS.org

  • Richard Draper and Michael Rhodes

    Richard DraperRichard Draper taught in the Church Education System for forty-three years, twenty-three of them at Brigham Young University where he held the position of professor of Ancient Scripture. He has served as graduate coordinator, and Associate Dean of Religious…

  • Noemí Abrea

  • Noemi Abrea

  • Vivian Adams

  • D. Chris Albright

  • Joseph Allen

    Author, educator and explorer Joseph Allen has spent over forty years in research and writing about, and traveling through Mesoamerica analyzing the ancient pre-Classic and early Classic civilizations in relation to the ancient records relating to that area. His formal…

  • Alan J. Hawkins and Tamara A. Fackrell

  • Spencer Anderson

    Spencer has been in the public policy realm for over six years.  He most recently worked at The Heritage Foundation in programs and operations and is currently the Executive Director of Family Leader Foundation, a social policy grassroots organization.  He…

  • Caroline Anderson

    Caroline Anderson is a middle school teacher with a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Secondary English Education. She has also thoroughly enjoyed her time assistant directing musicals for teenagers. She and her husband live in Utah where they…

  • Darlene Arcenal

  • Casey Archibald

    Casey is a journalist who has experience working in the newspaper industry. She was trained in English and journalism at Brigham Young University-Idaho. She has works in marketing and loves writing about cooking and baking at The Prepared Pantry. Cooking…

  • Michael Austin and Ardis E. Parshall

  • Alison Arnell

    Darla Isackson with one of her grandchildrenDarla Isackson believes that faith is sharable and that faith-filled words can lift and build. She graduated from Utah State University, served a mission to Southern California, then married and had five sons. After…

  • Barbara Author

  • Cherilyn Bacon

    Cherilyn has 5 children and 6 granddaughters and dedicates this work to them, which includes 30 years' service. Charities: board president, vice-president, and development director roles. Political: state presidential campaign chairman, county and state delegate, UN IWY delegate (IL), steering…

  • Thomas Baggaley

    Film composer Thomas C. Baggaley recently advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in music from UCLA, where he studied film scoring with highly regarded composer, Jerry Goldsmith. Recent film work includes writing the scores for Christian Vuissa's award-winning film, Unfolding…

  • Paul Baker

  • Timothy Ballard

    Timothy Ballard is the best-selling author of The Covenant: One Nation Under God. His new book The Covenant, Lincoln, and the War releases this month. Ballard also wrote The American Covenant series, which details the religious history of America using…

  • David Barlow

  • Sherlene Bartholomew

    Sherlene Hall Bartholomew is a wife, mother, and grandmother, grateful to see her family tree expand in both directions, thanks to the support of my ever-indulgent husband, Dan. Our son and daughter claim their childhood was shattered by my dragging…

  • Garrett Batty

  • Arnie Beddoes

  • Michele Bell

    In the fourth grade Michele Ashman Bell was considered a daydreamer by her teacher and was told on her report card that, "She has a vivid imagination and would probably do well with creative writing." Her imagination, combined with a…

  • Jennie Bell

    Jennie Hansen was born in Idaho Falls, grew up in both Idaho and Montana, and has spent most of her adult years in Utah. She has degrees from both Ricks College in Idaho and Westminster College in Utah. She began…

  • Julie Bellon

    Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of eight books and the mother of eight childrenwhich of course speaks to how much she loves children and books. She offers book reviews, writing tips, and her take on life on her blog

  • Julie Coulter Bellon

    Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense. Julie…

  • William Bennett

    William J. Bennett is a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation, co-director of Empower America and chairman and co-founder of K12, an Internet-based elementary and secondary school. He has a B.A. from Williams College, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the…

  • Chris Bergstrom Armstrong

    Chris Armstrong is a wife and mom of five launched children and nine grandchildren essentially sprinkled "from sea to shining sea," thus affording ready-made vacation destinations! She works part-time as a hospice social worker and counselor and loves helping people…

  • C.S. Bezas

    C.S. Bezas graduated from BYU in communications, with an emphasis in human resource development and training programs. She is the author of Powerful Tips for Powerful Teachers and the creator of a soothing-music CD series found at CSBezasMusic.com . She…

  • Geoffrey Biddulph

    Geoffrey Biddulph is a 1985 graduate of Stanford University in California.He worked for several years as a professional journalist for publications including the Miami Herald, the Arizona Republic, the Economist and others. He became interested in telecommunications in 1992 and…

  • Ryan Bills

  • Paul Bishop

    A thirty-five year veteran of a major west coast metropolitan police department, Paul Bishop’s career has included a three year tour as an interrogator with his department's Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years experience in the investigation of sex crimes.…

  • Susan Black

    Susan Easton Black is professor Church history and doctrine and associate dean of general education and honors at Brigham Young University. She is the author of Finding Christ through the Book of Mormon and the editor of Lion of the…

  • Adam Blaylock

  • Duane Boyce

    Duane Boyce is author of the new book, Even unto Bloodshed: An LDS Perspective on War (Kofford, 2015), which has received high praise from Daniel C. Peterson and Royal Skousen. Duane received his Ph.D. at BYU and conducted his postdoctoral…

  • Anne Bradshaw

  • Douglas Brinley

    Douglas E. Brinley is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from BYU. The author or coauthor of several books, including Between Husband…

  • Tara Bristow

  • Kevin Broderick

    Kevin Broderick earned a degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University and a Master's Degree from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working with individual, family and…

  • J. Brooksby

  • Sean Brotherson

    Sean E. Brotherson, PhD, is the state extension family life specialist at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He is responsible for conducting research and designing educational programs related to children and families. He holds master's and doctoral…

  • Sean Brotherson

  • Sonja Brown

    Sonja Eddings Brown is a media consultant and a leader in education reform in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Brown began her career as a television news reporter with the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City and went on to become…

  • Emilie de Azevedo Brown

  • Wayne Burton

    Well known song writers and musical arrangers, Wayne Burton and Tyler Castleton are the creators of the brand new album "By the Voice of My Servants: Songs Inspired by the Messages of General Conference" released to LDS bookstores and iTunes…

  • John Bytheway

    John Bytheway was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He served his mission in the Philippines, attended the University of Utah, and eventually graduated from Brigham Young University. He began teaching the Book of Mormon as a part-time instructor…

  • Joel Campbell

  • Mark Cannon

    Mark W. Cannon has a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Staff Director for Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution; Administrative Assistant…

  • Orson Card

    Photo Credit: Bob Henderson Henderson Photography, Inc. Born in Richland, Washington, Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as missionary for the Church. He received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and…

  • Craig Cardon

  • Renita Cassidy

    Catherine Keddington Arveseth is a full-time Mom, part-time writer. She has a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in English from the University of Utah. She and her husband have three daughters and are expecting their second set of…

  • Pew Center

  • Religious Studies Center

  • Jeffrey Chadwick

    Jeffrey R. Chadwick is a professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and has been involved in the archaeology of Israel. Chadwick was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of…

  • Mark Chamberlain

    Helping people find freedom from unwanted life patterns is Mark Chamberlain's profession and passion. He coaches people in their efforts to change through his psychotherapy practice, writing, presentations, and now through a recently developed online workbook. Mark and his wife…

  • Mormon Channel

  • Ryan and Larissa chase

  • Bryce Christensen

  • Bryce Christensen

    The author of Utopia Against the Family (Ignatius, 1990) and Divided We Fall: Family Discord and the Fracturing of America (Transaction, 2005), Bryce Christensen has published articles on cultural and literary issues in Philosophy and Literature, Christianity and Literature, Renascence,…

  • Ashley M. Christensen

  • Ross Christensen

  • Paul Christian

  • Lynne Christofferson

    Lynne Perry Christofferson was raised in the Rocky Mountains; served as a missionary in Washington, D.C.; and has worked as a freelance musician. She received her education at Brigham Young University prior to pursuing full-time the “double major” of marriage…

  • E. Clark

    E. Douglas Clark is an attorney and the author of the article on "Abraham' in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, and of a recent book titled The Blessings of Abraham: Becoming a Zion People.

  • Rebecca Clarke

    Rebecca Walker ClarkeWhen Rebecca Clarke turned seven she got a blue plastic typewriter, and has been writing ever since. Her personal essays have been published in Church publications and won national recognition. She currently teaches writing at BYU, where she…

  • Meg Conley

    Meg Conley is a writer that specializes in topics of womanhood, motherhood, childhood...basically all the 'hoods. Her blog, megconley.com, is quickly becoming a nationally recognized platform for women’s issues and day to day inspiration. She speaks at conferences and has…

  • Sponsored Content

  • Autumn Foster Cook

    Autumn Foster Cook is a freelance journalist and Kindergarten teacher's aide who traveled the world in her youth with her Air Force family. She holds a degree in Journalism from Brigham Young University, where her interest in life, family and…

  • Erin Correspondents

    Erin Schofield is a history major at Brigham Young University. Born and raised in New Mexico, she has three brothers and is an avid fan of football. Erin's interests include reading, writing, dancing, and laughing. She plans to be a…

  • David Covey

  • Richard Cracroft

    Richard H. Cracroft is Nan Osmond Grass Professor in English at BYU, where he has taught American Literature and Mormon Literature since 1963 and where he has served as department chair, dean of the College of Humanities, as coordinator of…

  • Ken Cromar

    Ken Cromar is a freelance producer, director and writer for Blue Moon Productions. He is happily married, the father of seven children, and a former Cedar Hills City Councilman. He has freelanced productions for Temple Square, worked with www.Mormon.org, and…

  • Robb Cundick

    Robb Cundick is the eldest son of Tabernacle Organist emeritus Robert Cundick. He has sung in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since July of 1990. Robb earned a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah and is a medical…

  • Rose Dall

    Rose Datoc Dall received her BFA in Art History and Fine Art Studio from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 1990. Rose interned at the Valentine Museum in Richmond, served as the Gallery Director for the Alliance for…

  • Elaine S. Dalton

    Elaine S. Dalton served as the Young Women general president from 2008 to 2013, having previously served as second counselor and as first counselor in the Young Women’s general presidency.

  • Larry Day

    Larry Day's mother, Edna Hickman Day, a gifted poet and writer, and his father, William Franklin Day, a gifted electrician and a telephone company pioneer, were born in the late nineteenth century. They are central to everything good Larry has…

  • Steve DeVore

    Steven A. DeVore is the creator of CleanTV.net, founder of SyberVision Systems and a pioneer in understanding the effects of media on personal values and behavior. In almost 10 years of research with the Stanford University Neuropsychology Research Laboratory, DeVore…

  • J. DeWitt

    J DeWitt is originally from St. George, Utah and is a Communications graduate of Brigham Young University. She most recently worked in public relations at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., and before that, directed public relations at Southern…

  • Laura Doty

    Laura Leavitt Hauck and her husband Richard (Ric) recently returned from the Nigeria Uyo Mission, which was an adventurous spiritual experience! Laura has shared many other adventures with her archeologist husband as they lived in Istanbul, Turkey for 3 years,…

  • Richard Draper

    Richard D. Draper (Ph.D. in ancient history, Brigham Young University) is an Emeritus Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, where he continues to work with other professors in producing the fourteen-volume BYU New Testament Commentary Series. He is…

  • Alexander Dushku

    Alexander Dushku is a shareholder and member of the board of directors of the Salt Lake City law firm of Kirton McConkie. He graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1990 (economics) and magna cum laude from the…

  • Mary Edmunds

    Mary Ellen Edmunds has served as a director of training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and as a member of the Relief Society General Board. A graduate of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University, she…

  • The Religious Educator

    The Religious Educator is an academic journal with a focus on the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saint scriptures, and Church history. Its goal is to provide carefully prepared, inspirational, and informative articles that will benefit a broad range…

  • Michael Erickson

    Michael Erickson is an attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Richard Paul Evans

  • Richard Eyre

    A former Mission President in London and candidate for Utah governor, Richard was the director of the White House Conference on Parents and Children for President Reagan. He served on the President's advisory panel for secondary and higher education. A…

  • Linda Eyre

  • Shawni Eyre

  • Henry Eyring

    Henry J. Eyring graduated from Brigham Young University, earning a bachelor's degree in geology and graduate degrees in business administration and law. An administrator at BYU-Idaho, he is the grandson of Henry Eyring and the son of President Henry B.…

  • Peter Fagg

    Englishman Peter Fagg, a professional tour guide, has taken thousands of people around British Church History sites over the past few decades. He is married to Nicola and they are the proud parents of Lauren, Hannah, Luke, Jacob, Isaac and…

  • Steve Farrell

    Author/writer Steve Farrell is a contributing columnist at America's News Page, NewsMax.com, the former managing editor at Right Magazine, a graduate of the University of the State of New York's Regents College, and a former Air Force communications manager.His credits…

  • Marilyn Faulkner

    Marilyn Green Faulkner likes to read and talk about books. She holds a B.A in Humanities and a M.A. in Literature and lives in Poway, California with her husband Craig. They are the parents of five children. She serves on…

  • Jennifer Faulkner

  • Garnee Faulkner

  • James D. Fife

    James D. Fife was born and reared in Gridley, California. He attended BYU where he majored in speech. He has also taken courses at Yuba Junior College, San Francisco State University and the Univ. of Calif., Berkeley. James served a…

  • Sylvia Finlayson

    Sylvia McMillan Finlayson has a Masters Degree in Political Science/Middle East Studies from the University of Utah. During the 1980s she worked with the Proctors on numerous video and film projects and also spent time working with them in Israel…

  • Robb Finlayson.

    Robb Cundick is the eldest son of Tabernacle Organist emeritus Robert Cundick. He has sung in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since July of 1990. Robb earned a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah and is a medical…

  • Mike Foley

    Mike Foley, editor of Kaleo: Koolauloa News, began his long association with Laie when he moved there in 1967 soon after serving a mission in Samoa. Since then he worked at BYUHawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii Reserves, Inc. and…

  • Bruce Forbes

    Bruce T. Forbes is a high priest and serves as ward publicist in the Kearns 3rd Ward, Kearns Utah Western Hills Stake. He is also a sufferer of chronic depression. Although he works for the local phone company, as a…

  • Timothy Foundation

  • Robert Freeman

  • Dr. Frogley

    Craig R. Frogley, DC is married to Janet and they are the parents of 8 children and 16 grandchildren. He is currently retired from 34 years with the Church's institute program, teaches for BYU continuing education, and maintains a limited…

  • Rachelle Funk

  • Cristie Gardner

    Cristie B. Gardner loves the Gospel of Jesus Christ, her husband Stan and family of eight children, their spouses and multiple grandchildren, and people of all cultures. She has written ever since she was five years old, and now as…

  • Brant Gardner

  • Linda Garner

    Linda Kay Garner is the author of Some Secrets Hurt, a picture book designed to prevent sexual abuse, and cofounder of the No More Secrets Foundation, an organization which strives to prevent child abuse and to promote healing for abuse…

  • Alonzo Gaskill

  • Darla Gaylor

    Having recently been repatriated to their home state after a year in Nashville, Darla and her husband live north of Houston, TX with their two school aged daughters. Darla has a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from The…

  • John Gee

  • Robb Gehris

    Robb Cundick is the eldest son of Tabernacle Organist emeritus Robert Cundick. He has sung in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since July of 1990. Robb earned a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah and is a medical…

  • Terryl Givens

    Terryl Givens was born in upstate New York and did his graduate work at Cornell and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Intellectual History and in Comparative Literature. Currently he is Professor of Literature and Religion and…

  • Terryl Givens

  • David Glassett

    David Glassett is a cartographer. He makes maps. (Sometimes he has to clarify what his profession means. He doesn’t photograph cars.) His life outside of maps revolves around his wife and six children. They keep him happily busy. He loves…

  • Steve Goodman

    Steve and Claudia Goodman have been happily married for over thirty years and are the parents of twelve children. As a family they have sung at the United Nations, at international Family Conferences, for Pope John Paul II in a…

  • Claudia Goodman

    Steve and Claudia Goodman have been happily married for over thirty years and are the parents of twelve children. As a family they have sung at the United Nations, at international Family Conferences, for Pope John Paul II in a…

  • Scott Gordon

    Scott Gordon serves as President of the Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research (FAIR), a non- profit corporation staffed by volunteers dedicated to helping members deal with issues raised by critics of the LDS faith. He has an MBA from…

  • H. Gorton

  • Margaret Gray

    Catherine Keddington Arveseth is a native of Salt Lake City, but resides now with her husband, Doug, in Fairfax, Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology with a minor in English. She works as…

  • Kathy Green

    Kathy Green teaches writing and editing classes for the North Idaho College workforce training center, and "The Lives of the Prophets" to her twelve-year-olds in Sunday school. She has six kids, all keepers, and is currently knitting a blanket for…

  • Joseph Grenny

  • Glen Griffin

    About Glen Griffin, Founder of the Camie Awards Dr. Griffin founded CAMIE awards, Inc. and www.moviepicks.org and serves as chairman after years of being a family pediatrician, clinical professor, writer, and editor. Stories about his no-waiting-room clinic appeared on the…

  • Lee Groberg

    An award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years experience in the production of historical television documentaries, director and producer Lee B. Groberg has an impressive filmography and a growing list of accolades from the film and television industry. Groberg received his…

  • The Group

  • Marilyn Hadd

  • Laura Harris Hales

  • Brian and Laura Hales

    Brian C. Hales is the author or coauthor of seven books dealing with Mormon polygamy including the 3 volume, Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: History and Theology (Greg Kofford Books, 2013) and with his wife Laura, the recently published Joseph Smith’s Polygamy:…

  • Chris Hall

  • David Hall

    In October 2002, David Hall founded Mapletree Publishing Company. He wanted to start an LDS publishing company that would promote LDS authors in national markets. Now, 18 months after the founding of the company, Mapletree has contracts for twelve books,…

  • Thom Hall

    Thom K. Hall, is a financial professional who has been quoted in numerous local & national publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Registered Rep, Journal of Financial Planning , Deseret Morning News and MSN Money , and has been…

  • Lori Finlay Hamilton

    Lori is a fun and feisty, compassionate and heart-centered expert who helps others restore their vitality on a mind, body, spirit level Lori is a nurse practitioner by profession and has always been a “healer”. She takes the passion of…

  • DeNae Handy

    DeNae Handy is a humorist, blogger, musician, writer and editor. With twenty years' experience teaching Gospel Doctrine, Institute, and Seminary, DeNae enjoys invitations to speak at LDS-sponsored conferences and other events throughout the United States. Her most recent publication,Tell Me Who I…

  • Darla Hanks

    Darla Isackson with her sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandsonDarla Isackson believes that faith is sharable and that faith-filled words can lift and build. She graduated from Utah State University, served a mission to Southern California, then married and had…

  • Julie de Azevedo Hanks

    Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW is a self-care evangelist, author, relationship expert, media contributor, consultant, blogger, speaker, songwriter licensed therapist with over 20 year experience counseling women, couples and families. In addition to owning Wasatch Family Therapy, LLC and…

  • Greg Hansen

    Greg Hansen is an award-winning professional composer, record producer/arranger, and new age recording artist residing in Utah. He is a 1998-2003 11-time Pearl Award winner. In 1986 he won the prestigious Peabody Award for Broadcasting along with others for the…

  • Steve Dunn Hanson

  • Kerry Harding

  • Grant Hardy

    GRANT HARDY is a professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He has degrees from Brigham Young University and Yale, and has authored or edited several books on Chinese history and the Book…

  • Steven Harper

    Steven C. Harper is a historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an adjunct professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU.  

  • Mary Harris

  • Philip Harrison

    Philip A. Harrison was raised in Provo, Utah. He was married to Kathy Francis for almost 29 years before her death from heart disease. Phil and Kathy are the parents of five children. In keeping with family academic traditions, Phil…

  • Justin Hart

    Justin Hart works for a Northern Virginia software company. Justin served a mission to Poland Warsaw and lives in Ashburn, VA with his wife Heather and their three children: Kestra, McKaeln and Kaden. Justin also runs the political blog: Right…

  • Laura Hauck

    Laura Leavitt Hauck and her husband Richard (Ric) recently returned from the Nigeria Uyo Mission, which was an adventurous spiritual experience! Laura has shared many other adventures with her archeologist husband as they lived in Istanbul, Turkey for 3 years,…

  • Chad Hawkins

  • The Hope and Healing Alliance

  • Sarah Hinze

  • Richard Holzapfel

    Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. The author and co-author of many articles and books, including Joseph F. Smith: Portrait of a Prophet released in Spring 2000 by Deseret Book…

  • Daryl Hoole

    Daryl Hoole, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, has written and lectured extensively on home management and family living. She has authored six books, including the long-term, best-selling book The Art of Homemaking and the recent popular book, The…

  • Rebecca Hudson

  • Ben Huff

  • Dean Hughes

    Dean Hughes has published more than one hundred books. He writes for all ages: children, young adults and adults. He is best known for Children of the Promise and Hearts of the Children, a double series of historical novels about…

  • Eric Huntsman

    Eric Huntsman is an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, where he is also affiliated with the programs of Classical Studies and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.  A graduate from BYU in classical Greek and Latin, he received…

  • The Institute

    The Arbinger Institute is a worldwide training and consulting firm led by James Ferrell, Duane Boyce, Paul Smith, and Terry Warner. Most people who know Arbinger know us either from the early work of Terry Warner, who is Arbinger's founder,…

  • Lynn Isackson

    Darla Isackson with one of her grandchildrenDarla Isackson believes that faith is sharable and that faith-filled words can lift and build. She graduated from Utah State University, served a mission to Southern California, then married and had five sons. After…

  • Missy Jensen

    Missy Jensen is currently a junior at Utah Valley University pursuing a bachelors degree in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. She's also minoring in English Literature Studies. She enjoys writing about the world around her and has traveled to…

  • Julie Jensen

    Julie Jensen grew up in a home where the ritual of gathering Around the Table was loving and strong. Some of her fondest childhood memories are of spending time in the kitchen with her Mother helping prepare meals and setting…

  • Merrill Jenson

  • Page Johnson

    Page (Townsend) Johnson is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer in McLean, Virginia. She has a B.A. degree in Journalism from Brigham Young University, a Master's degree in Communications from the University of Utah, and has studied publishing at Radcliffe…

  • Angela Johnson

    Angela Johnson is the founder/sculptor of The Light of the World Garden at Ashton Gardens in Lehi, Utah. Before she started sculpting in her late thirties she had devoted her life to raising her children and pursuing a career as…

  • Kyle Bradford Jones

    Kyle Bradford Jones lives in Holladay, Utah with his wife Becki and their four children. He is a Family Physician at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and engages in research surrounding health policy, the structure of health care…

  • Kenneth Jr.

    Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr. MD is a Board-certified Radiation Oncologist, cancer specialist. He has been in this medical specialty in Oregon since 1967. He has been on the faculty of Oregon Health & Science University since 1972, and is Professor…

  • Steve Jr.

    Steve Densley, Jr. is an attorney and vice president of FairMormon. He is licensed to practice law in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated with University Honors from Brigham Young University with a…

  • H. Keil

    Wally Goddard is a Professor of Family Life for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service where he develops programs on personal well-being, marriage, and parenting. He is well known for his many creative family programs, including The Marriage Garden…

  • James B. Kennard

    As the oldest boy growing up in a large family in Granger, Utah, Jim was responsible for the family garden.  That experience served him well after he was married and he and Eleanor (Knapp) had an all-girl family of 5. …

  • Mike Kennedy

  • Darcy Kennedy

  • Kathryn Kidd

    Kathryn H. Kidd is the author of numerous books, some of which she has written with her husband, Clark. She has been the associate editor of Meridian Magazine.

  • Clark Kidd

    Clark and Kathryn Kidd live in Northern Virginia, about 25 miles from the Washington D.C. Temple. They are the authors of several books, including A Parent's Survival Guide to the Internet, Food Storage for the Clueless and A Convert's Guide…

  • Edward Kimball

    Edward L. Kimball is the son of Spencer W. Kimball. He earned degrees in history and law from the University of Utah and two graduate law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught law in Montana, Wisconsin, and at…

  • Sheldon Kinsel

  • Ken Knapton

    Ken Knapton is the author of "Cyber Safety: Maintaining Morality in a Digital World". He has served as Chief Technology Officer for multiple high-tech security companies, and was named the CTO of the Year for 2006 by the Utah Technology…

  • Bradley J. Kramer

    Bradley J. Kramer is the author of Beholding the Tree of Life: A Rabbinic Approach to the Book of Mormon. He holds an MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in English…

  • Patsy Lamb

    Patsy Lamb was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada, but has lived in Southern Utah most of her life. She became a naturalized US citizen 1972, and has always felt it a greatprivilege to cast her precious vote in an election.…

  • David Lamb

  • Ryan Larsen

  • Diane Larsen

    Diane Larsen was born in Shelton, Washington and went to BYU for 5 years where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama. After college, she married and lived in Hawaii for 13 years where she owned a personnel…

  • Lisa and Larry Laycock

  • Michael LCSW

    Devoting his life to be in the service of others, Mike has counseled thousands of youth and their families during the past 24 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  His passion has taken him across the United States speaking…

  • John Lefgren

    Dr. John C. Lefgren lives in New Jersey and owns his own business. He has a Ph.D. in economics, served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. department of State and was an officer with a major bank in…

  • John Lefgren

  • Ernest Lehenbauer

    Ernest Lehenbauer is an entrepreneur, photo-journalist, and the author of The Seal of Melchizedek. Ernest obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from USU. Additionally, he earned 3 certificates of graduation from the Utah State University Institute of Religion.…

  • Steevun Lemon

    Steevun Lemon has been involved in the business of art for the better part of his life. He began in high school designing frames and selling art at Frameworks, Inc. in Orem, UT. After a mission, he partnered with Frameworks…

  • Bryun Lemon

  • Timothy Lewis

    Professor Lewis graduated from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at BYU and currently teaches Business Law at Southern Utah University.

  • Shalissa Lindsay

  • Jeff Lindsay

    Jeffrey Dean Lindsay and his wife, Kendra, are residents of Shanghai, China (formerly Appleton, Wisconsin). Jeff has been providing online materials defending the LDS faith for over twenty years, primarily at JeffLindsay.com and on the Mormanity blog (http://mormanity.blogspot.com), which has…

  • Michelle Linford

  • Marilynne Linford

    Marilynne Todd Linford has been Richard's wife for forty-seven years, the mother of eight for thirty-three years, a grandmother twenty-three times since 1988, a docent in the Church History Museum for thirteen years, the writer of a one-thousand-word essay every…

  • Marilynne Todd Linford

  • Janet Lisonbee

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