We had a very successful 23rd Conference. The information below is from this past April 11-13, 2019. We will have a similar event on April 9-11, 2020 in Provo UT and many of the same speakers will be at that event. Details on the home page are here:
Fri April 12, 2019
Sat April 13, 2019
*Each speaker represent their own opinions and do not represent the opinions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the opinions of FIRM Foundation or any if its members.
Previous Speakers Listed Below.
David W. Allan Ambassador for God’s LIGHT and TRUTH!
David W. Allan has spent 58 years researching time and related topics. He helped develop the nation’s official atomic-clock timing system during his 32 years in Boulder, CO, at the National Bureau of Standards (now National Institute of Standards and Technology). For 25 of those years, his research group was responsible for generating official time for the United States and helping with official time for the world. During that time he spent several man years helping in the development of GPS. Atomic clocks are the heart of GPS, and the folks developing GPS came to Boulder to learn how to best use them being taught by Allan and his colleagues at NBS.
His 1965 master’s thesis became the international standard for how to characterize and use atomic clocks, and his work is as well known in the time and frequency, navigation, telecommunication communities as any other when it comes to how to best use precise timing devices. In 2016, he was given the highest award given by the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers with the citation: “For seminal work… regarding time determination, time prediction, time-dissemination and timekeeping through contributions to atomic frequency standards, space-based navigation, time and frequency stability analysis, time-scale algorithms, and timekeeping devices.” In 2018 he was given the coveted the IEEE Keithley Award with the citation, “For leadership in time determination and precise timing instruments.” The IEEE publishes more scientific papers than any other organization. His algorithm is still being used to generate time for the United States. During November 2018, the IEEE came to his home and spent two days documenting his life’s history because of the many significant contributions he has made to the world timing community; his ORAL HISTORY may be viewed on line with video clips and lots of pictures: https://ethw.org/Oral-History:David_W._Allan .
As a faithful Latter-day Saint, he has served as a bishop, stake president, and in the Denver Mission Presidency, and his recent book, www.ItsAboutTimeBook.com , gives a grand harmony between science and religion. LDS Living has carried an excerpt from it, http://www.ldsliving.com/The-Powerful-Book-of-Mormon-Phrase-We-Always-See-but-Never-Think-About/s/81070 , and his Amazon reviews are excellent. He is pleased that the book’s web site is receiving international and growing interest, as it is his gospel outreach. Several of his talks are on youtube and on his book’s website: “David W. Allan”.
Ron Andersen Public Speaker, Author
Thursday 4:45 Twilight 3&4: Joseph Smith Ran for President to Defend Religious Freedom
Saturday 10:10 am Twilight 3&4: Abraham Lincoln’s Defense of Religious Freedom
Ron L Andersen has been a noted career management consultant for thousands of clients throughout the United States and Latin America.
Along with his writing, Mr. Andersen has been a dynamic and compelling public speaker throughout the country including ten years at BYU Education Week. His topics are on the remarkable similarities and contributions of Joseph Smith and Abraham Lincoln. In these presentations he draws his audiences into the life and world of these great American patriots, revealing their incomparable leadership, unwavering faith in God and their enduring legacies.
He maintains a following of thousands of loyal Abraham Lincoln admirers through his Lincoln Leadership Society, which he founded in 2009. Defenders of Religious Freedom is Andersen’s fourth book on the monumental and lasting influence of Joseph Smith and Abraham Lincoln upon the entire world. His previous books were:
1-Abraham Lincoln–God’s Humble Instrument 2009
2-Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Smith-How Two Contemporaries Changed the Face of American History 2014
3-Ingenious Abe 2016
4- His latest book is: Joseph Smith and Abraham Lincoln – Defenders of Religious Liberty (Digital Legend Press 2018)
Ron served on the Young Men General Board for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2009-2015, promoting integrity and faith in the lives of over 600,000 youth in nearly every country in the world. He also served in two stake presidencies and as a bishop. He and his wife, Kathleen just returned from a full time mission teaching a leadership course at BYU-Hawaii. They reside in Bountiful, Utah.
Val Chadwick Bagley Author, Artist, The Cartoonist Guy Website: worksofjoseph.com/humor
Val Chadwick Bagley is an American cartoonist and illustrator. He has illustrated many Latter-day Saint childrens books as well as regularly contributed cartoons to LDS magazines The New Era and The Friend. Although he is sometimes confused with Pat Bagley, editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune, the two are not related.
Although he was raised in Southern California, Val Chadwick Bagley loves to tell people he’s from Wyoming, which is true….. Val was born in Afton, Wyoming where he lived with his parents until he was just 6 weeks old. His father then moved his family to Southern California where Val grew up. Growing up in California, near Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, was the perfect environment for Val to develop his artistic skills. With encouragement from his mother, he decorated a bulletin board at home each month. He’s been decorating, drawing, coloring and entertaining people ever since. The opportunity to share his testimony, love of the Book of Mormon, and his engaging sense of humor has enabled him to use his talents to create several books and card games for the LDS market. Val’s had many nicknames throughout his life but the one his wife loves the most is Valiant. He loves our Father in Heaven and our Savior, Jesus Christ; has a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon; a deep love and respect or the Prophet Joseph Smith and is grateful for the church and the solid foundation it is in his life. He is valiant in always giving his best and trying to do his best every day. Sharing his testimony through art has blessed Val and his family as well as Latter-day Saint people worldwide.
New this year is the “Zelph Zone”. A wonderful Family Fun Center of games, puzzles, ring toss, coloring. and featuring, “Hole in One Cumorah” putting green. Val has created life-size cureloms, bison, Laman the Lamanite, and a full size skeleton of Zelph. Children, teens, and parents will love this creative and amazing display of new creations by Val Chadwick Bagley. It’s free with paid admission to the Expo. Click here for more information.
Timothy Ballard Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.).
2019 Presentation : Sat April 13- 7:50 pm to 9:00 pm
Tim Ballard spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. He has worked every type of case imaginable in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings. Ballard has worked undercover in the United States and in multiple foreign countries to infiltrate child trafficking organizations. In this effort, he has successfully dismantled dozens of these organizations and rescued countless children from sex slavery. He is an expert at managing Internet investigations, particularly those dealing with file-share networks where pedophiles and traffickers go to trade in child pornography. He has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers and has testified before the United States Congress on best practices to liberate children from sex slavery.
Ballard has been featured on many national news outlets to discuss his efforts to combat child trafficking. He has appeared on Fox & Friends, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, The Meredith Vieira Show, CBS Nightly News, ABC Nightline, and CNN Headline News, MSNBC, The Glenn Beck Program, as well as many local news shows.
Ballard is the best-selling author of “The Covenant: One Nation Under God,” and is the author of the sequel to that work, “The Covenant, Lincoln, and The War.” He has taught American and International Politics courses at Imperial Valley College, San Diego State University, and American Heritage School. He has been featured regularly on both local and national TV and radio programs to discuss American history and politics and the role America has played in defending liberty at home and abroad. He has often commented on how his academic work in American history has provided him the inspiration and motivation to rescue children–to carry on the American tradition of liberating the captive. He recently received the distinguished George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
After serving a church mission to Chile, Ballard graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Spanish and Political Science from Brigham Young University. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with an MA in International Politics from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He resides in California with his wife and children.
- Official Website
- Ballard’s LDS Living Interview
- The Abolitionist Movie Website
- Mormon Channel Interview
The Lincoln Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard
Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth US president during a very dark time in America’s history. Author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker — not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln’s success and the healing of a nation?
The author states, “As you read, you will, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury determining a verdict, identify valuable pieces of evidence that can be fully substantiated. You will also identify pieces of evidence that cannot. I ask you to consider all the evidence and weight it accordingly. Through this study, many questions regarding the interplay between the restored gospel and the Civil War will be answered. New questions may emerge that will not be so easily answered. Either way, in the end you will find yourself on a most exhilarating investigative journey.”
DVD – Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth President of the United States during a very dark time in America’s history. In this fascinating DVD, author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. You will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker—not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis Documentary DVD reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon from the Library of Congress as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln’s success and the healing of a nation?
The Washington Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard
We know that George Washington was a moral man and an inspiring leader, but did he possibly know more than we suppose? Was he a national covenant maker like Moses, Abraham, Lehi, or Captain Moroni? did he understand that he was fighting for the liberty of a promised land protected by God, a place where the Lord’s holy temples could be built?
The Washington Hypothesis explores the intriguing evidence that Washington and the other Founding Fathers knew the Lord had a greater purpose for America. It takes us on a fascinating historical journey through the miracles of the Revolutionary War to the foundational documents of this great nation to the symbolism evident in every corner of the nation’s capital. Exploring how Washington’s beliefs framed his every action, author Timothy Ballard draws compelling conclusions about the divinity of that great leader’s calling. As we see the evidence of the Lord’s hand in Washington’s life, we may discover a much grander design at work in the founding of our nation—and thus a greater desire to strive to preserve those promised blessings.
Ballard is the best-selling author of “The Covenant: One Nation Under God,” and is the author of the sequel to that work, “The Covenant, Lincoln, and The War.” He has taught American and International Politics courses at Imperial Valley College, San Diego State University, and American Heritage School.
Purchase Tim Ballard’s books here or at Deseret Book
Russell H. Barlow Universal Model Editor in Chief Website: universalmodel.com
Thurs 10:10 am Zephyr Room with Russ, Heidi & Sophia Barlow: “Universal Model at School and in the Home. How to teach UM in Homeschools”
Fri 4:45 pm Zephyr Room: Bringing together the Universal Model and Geo-Hydrology
Sat 10:10 am Zephyr Room People of Adam, The Earth’s 1st World Evidence of Pre-Flood civilization
Evidence For The Universal Flood and the Universal Model. Voracious reader, avid armchair historian, and committed UMer, he enjoys connecting world history events with science and the recent explosion of light and knowledge. He lives in Las Vegas with his best friend and mother of their 15 children, where they own a window and door company. After first experiencing a remarkable moment of serendipity while among the sandstone monoliths of Red Rock Canyon, where he learned that geologists did not know how the banded sandstone formed, he became acquainted with the UM. It has been his privilege to craft world-changing UM principles and laws into enjoyable prose for lay and learned alike as the UM Editor in Chief.
John T. Bolla Clinical Consultant
Sat 10:10 am Room D “How to Help a Suicidal Person Choose Life”
Suicide is a serious issue throughout the world, the United States, and Utah. The rate of suicide has been going up in the US over the last 10 years. In fact, Utah is one of 12 states that has experienced the highest increase of suicide over that time period. Feeling overwhelmed with unbearable pain, a suicidal person is literally choosing between life and death. This presentation will help you recognize the signs to identify who might be feeling suicidal, understand what a suicidal person is going through, overcome the fear of talking to a suicidal person by learning what to say and what not to say, and what steps to take to help them choose life.
For the last 30 years, John has worked for the State of Washington in the Juvenile Rehabilitation Agency. As a Clinical Consultant, he developed the Suicide Prevention & Treatment curriculum the state now uses for incarcerated youth. He also trains Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselors who work in Community Facilities across the state. His education includes an MS in Psychology-Counseling, Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) and Suicide Prevention Specialist (SPS).
Philip Beale Former Royal British Navy, Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition 2019
Sat 2:25 pm Main Room
“Proving the Phoenicians came to the Americas in a wooden sail boat through experimental archaeology.”
Philip Beale FRGS, Expedition Leader, Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition. The project can be found at: www.phoeniciansbeforecolumbus.com
Philip Beale is a British sailor, adventurer, expedition leader and entrepreneur. He led the Borobudur Ship Expedition and the 2008-10 Phoenician Expedition.
Beale has a BA Honours degree in Politics from the University of Hull. and began his career in the Royal Navy. He is a qualified MCA RYA Yachtmaster, a member of the Naval and Military Club and The Royal Yachting Association.
The Phoenicia, a replica Phoenician ship built in 2008, will set sail from Carthage (Tunisia) in August/September 2019, endeavouring to reach the shores of the Americas in December 2019. The exact end point and date cannot be foreseen due to the vagaries of the Atlantic winds.
To prove that the Phoenicians were capable of crossing the Atlantic to the Americas
To inspire interest in Phoenician culture and archaeology
To provide participation opportunities for young people from Mediterranean countries with a Phoenician heritage
To conduct research on plastic pollution levels in the Mediterranean and Atlantic
To compare computer model predictions with the actual route
“It is one of the greatest voyages of mankind and if anyone could have done it before Columbus, it was the Phoenicians. Of all the ancient civilizations, they were the greatest seafarers – Lebanon had cedar trees perfect for building strong boats, they were the first to use iron nails and they had knowledge of astrology and currents.” Philip Beale, Expedition Leader See Video Here: His book, Sailing Close to the Wind can be purchased here
Rob Black Cancer Survivor
Thurs 1:15 pm Zephyr Room
Rob’s Health Journey – Beating Cancer Naturally
Been there… Not a good report from the Doctor! I was one of those that believed it would never happen to me. I was eating healthy (so, I thought) avoided junk food, never smoked, drank alcohol and avoided taking unnecessary prescription drugs. I have always been a big advocate in adding supplements to my diet and have lived an active lifestyle.
Then how could this be my chart the Doctor was reading? It was my chart, and the biopsy was showing my body at the young age of 53, diagnosed with advanced and aggressive Metastatic Melanoma Cancer.
More tests were ordered and more doctor visits scheduled. At this point in my story, things become personal and spiritual. I am happily married to a beautiful wife, 7 great kids, 2 married with fantastic spouses and blessed with 5 (one more on the way) amazing grandchildren… This is for sure a time to include God in our life.
Notice I used the word “OUR life”. My wife and I both prayed to find direction. Our prayer was that the Lord would direct us to do the right thing for us both. Yes, both of us! If you have ever spoken to a person that had lost a spouse or loved one, you may be surprised who it was the roughest on. And it was no different in my case. My wife was taking this very difficult.
I am often asked, Rob, what is it that you are doing? Write down your story so we can share with others. So, now I am sharing my story with you.
Beating Metastatic Melanoma…Sharing my journey, seeking spiritual guidance, organic products, services, natural therapy’s, healthy eating choices, eliminating toxins and more.
The information that will be sharing, is what I have learned and the connections I have made. Remember, when learning of my story, I am not suggesting to anyone that this information will diagnose, treat or cure. Also, I am not suggesting you follow my journey. All diseases and disorders are not the same and should not be treated the same. We are all different and please make any decision with careful research of your own and when needed, consult your health care professional. This story is how I am handling my personal situation, a situation I never thought would be me. My story is the approach I choose. The good thing about this is, I am doing great! And, if my story is able to inspire or help even one person with any type of disease or help prevent disease, its worth it!
Scott N. Bradley Founder, The Constitutional Commemoration Foundation
Fri 6:40 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Threats Against Modern American Religious Liberties and The Book of Mormon”
Sat 11:20 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Modern American Wars and The Book of Mormon”
President Ezra Taft Benson taught: “The Book of Mormon was written for our day. . . In the Book of Mormon we find lessons for dealing with persecution and apostasy.” In his abridgement of the Nephite record, Mormon frequently mentioned threats against religious liberty as a principle concern that required constant vigilance. In Captain Moroni’s day, it is exposed as one of the primary points that motivated Moroni’s defense of his people, and as the Savior’s advent neared, the attacks on religious faith intensified. As in ancient times, threats against religious liberty will become an increasing burden upon modern saints.
“Modern American Wars and The Book of Mormon”
Based upon verse-count, war is the second most focused upon topic in the Book of Mormon. President Ezra Taft Benson stated: “From the Book of Mormon we learn how disciples of Christ live in times of war.” Why is this message so central to the Book of Mormon? We must learn the lessons the Book of Mormon teaches in this matter if we are to avoid offending God in the troublous times of our modern day.
Scott Bradley and his wife Tamara have five children, and this summer will have thirteen grandchildren. For thirteen years Scott worked as an executive at AT&T managing cutting-edge telecommunications projects and all facets of corporate projects; including strategic planning, and a leadership assignment responsible for delivery of secured communications for the U.S. Department of Defense (North American Air Defense Command—NORAD). A candidate for the United States Senate in 2006 and 2010, and Vice President of the United States in 2016, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Public Administration, and a PhD in Constitutional Law. For 16 years Scott served as an administrator at Utah State University as a Department Head and Director. He is Founder and Chairman of The Constitution Commemoration Foundation, Inc., an educational organization which fosters increased understanding of the U.S. Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers, and also encourages a return to the original intent of proper government as understood and practiced at the time of America’s founding. He is the author of a book and DVD/CD lecture series titled “To Preserve the Nation” in which he reviews the foundation principles upon which this great nation was established, and which he hopes will foster a renewed dedication to those principles. His website can be viewed at: FreedomsRisingSun.com
Fri 11:20 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
“New American Founders and The Second Revolutionary War”
Sat 1:15 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
“New American Founders and The Second Revolutionary War”
It’s no surprise a time of war, tribulation, and cleansing is coming—but who will be the New American Founders; the Washingtons, the Adams, and the citizen-soldier? During a time of wickedness and corruption, how do you train New American Founders to survive the chaos and rebuild a righteous America.
In this lecture Shanon Brooks presents hands-on solutions for restoring an America after the cleansing. Forged on a unique college campus, these remedies for re-energizing the forgotten principles of liberty will inspire those who are wondering if it’s too late to restore our great American Legacy.
Dr. Brooks is a veteran of military service in the United States Submarine Fleet and holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, a Master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D. in constitutional law. On a personal note, he loves operating his backhoe, hiking, and the renewing force of permaculture.
Carter Brown Universal Model Instructor
Fri 7:50 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
A Political Zion: The Prophetic Plan to Heal the Promised Land
Sat 1:15 pm Zephyr Room
UM: New Fossil Evidence for the Age of the Earth, Dinosaurs, and Man
Carter Brown has taught various audiences for the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies and the Universal Model since 2015. He has also helped for a number of years in the UM as an intern with research and experiments. He is recently married and graduating in business management at Brigham Young University. His time at the “Y” has allowed him experience in conversation and debate with many opposing scholarly “critics” of both the UM and the politics of liberty. Carter’s previous experience as a non-member atheist, evolutionist, and Marxist, give him a one of a kind perspective in the doctrines of the Restored Church, Science, and Freedom.
Loy Brunson Advocate for enforcing the Federal Reserve System’s non-profit status 7discoveries.com
If You Were President Contest! Win Prizes!
Thurs April 11, 7:50 pm Twilight 3&4 Rooms
Fri April 12, 1:15 pm Twilight 3&4 Rooms
“Recently Loy Brunson made substantial discoveries within our U.S. Constitution that may have been overlooked by constitutional scholars and other governmental experts. Perhaps if Brunson’s discoveries were correctly implemented they could reduce, if not wipe out our federal debt and make our present burdensome taxation system unnecessary. I feel that it is time that some of our constitutional experts and governmental authorities thoroughly review his discoveries to determine the feasibility of implementing them. I believe they have the potential of changing the direction we are headed as well as stimulating our economy. I also believe that every American citizen should take the time to review his “7 Discoveries” booklet and then encourage their congressional representatives to hold hearings on the feasibility of fully implementing Loy Brunson’s proposals in the future.” —Ronald M. Mann, Four years in the White-house as President Ronald Reagan’s personal assistant and Deputy Director, Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.
Last summer Stephen Moore, at the FreedomFest event in Las Vegas, visited with Brunson about Brunson’s latest Constitutional booklet “7 Discoveries.” Moore agrees with Brunson’s conclusion that simply enforcing the Federal Reserve System’s non-profit status would mean a tremendous return of profits to the U.S. Treasury and could offset the 22 trillion dollar debt. President Trump recently appointed Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board.
Loy is excited that Chick-Fil-A has donated gift cards to be given out to attendees of his “If You Were President” Contest. The first fifty attendees that can recite from memory the U.S. Constitution’s Amendment IX and then in ten seconds or less say what they would do if they were President of the U.S. will be given a Chick-Fil-A gift card. He will be in Room Twilight 3-4 on Thursday at 7:50 p.m. and again in the same room on Friday at 1:15 p.m.
Mark Burr CEO Primary Water Technologies LLC
Fri 3:35 pm Zephyr Room
UM Applied Geo-Hydrology: The Discovery of Diatremes in Madagascar
Mr. Burr was born in Guatemala when his father was an international development manager; between stints in California, Oregon and Virginia he also lived in Colombia, Egypt and the Philippines before returning to Washington, D.C. After serving four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mark graduated with a B.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of Utah in 1989 and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. Following employment at the World Bank Group he attended the American Graduate School of International Management – Thunderbird and received his Master of International Management in January of 1993 after coordinating a one-month seminar in Kuwait on post-war reconstruction. Mark then worked for over a decade in export management and international sales, developing markets in the Middle East/Africa and Latin America/Caribbean for a broad range of US manufacturers, including seven years with Steelcase, Inc.–three as Country Manager in Saudi Arabia and four in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In July 2004 Mark was invited to work as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Industry & Minerals at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, serving as a State Department diplomat until June 2006. Upon leaving Iraq he launched his consulting firm and has been engaged by Grant Thornton in Iraq, by PIPC (UK) in Saudi Arabia, and by a number of manufacturing and service companies to develop markets in the Middle East. In 2011, Mark was a founding associate of J. Streicher Advisory, a sister company of the NYSE specialist firm J. Streicher & Co., through which he drives business development and advisory services in Washington, D.C. Mark then launched J. Streicher Ventures, now Primary Water Technologies LLC, together with J. Streicher CEO Tom Brown with the mission to be the first global water exploration and production (Water E&P) venture using a programmatic approach to explore for and produce earth-generated Primary Water using advanced remote sensing, geophysical data analytics, pinpoint locating and precision drilling. Initial projects were undertaken at the Riess Institute’s Totten Field in South Hamilton, MA; in Kurdistan, Iraq; Shobak, Jordan; and near the Salton Sea in California. More recently, projects have taken PWT to Nigeria, Madagascar, and the SW Utah – Arizona Strip region.
Dr. Arlan Cage ND, MSOM, MS
Fri 11:20 am Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Heal Your Life, Heal the World: Combining Health and Spirituality to Optimize Human Potential”
Sat 1:15 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Heal Your Life, Heal the World: Combining Health and Spirituality to Optimize Human Potential”
Dr. Arlan Cage brings a unique blend of experience to the complicated subjects of health, wellness and human potential. Unlike most other professionals in the field of science and medicine, Dr. Cage believes the keys to health for our future generations can be found in modern physics. This crucial understanding of physics, lacking from our western medical model, is the missing link between Oriental medical theory and the practice of Western medicine, and is one of the many eclectic talents he brings to the table.
Over time, Dr. Cage observed that contrary to many teachings in both conventional medicine as well as wholistic, natural medicine, the “secret formula” for healing is actually quite straightforward. His approach to treating even highly complicated cases was quite successful. His many years of private practice have given him the necessary research and clinical experience to see the much broader picture of the health crisis in America today. Having successfully helped thousands of patients with all manner of afflictions using only holistic treatments and sound scientific principles, he now brings these concepts to professional and public audiences.
The process begins with taking personal responsibility for your own health and that of your families and communities. We must know and understand what will heal us, and what will harm us, and make continual progress towards a healthier Body, Mind and Spirit, for ourselves and our connections to others. Dr. Cage brings a greater awareness and understanding to these critical questions in this book, Heal your Life Heal the World, where he lays out the essential elements affecting our health and wellbeing in the world and gives sage advice for directing the future of humanity in order for us all – individually and collectively – to reach our full potential.
Dr. Cage holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy from Whitman College, a Master’s degree in Space Technology from Florida Tech, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Samra University. He spent 16 years as a rocket scientist in the aerospace industry where he specialized in the propulsion systems and guidance and control systems of unmanned spacecraft. Eventually, a growing interest in natural health led him to make a career change to become a Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.
He is also trained in several systems of energy medicine and ancient healing techniques including Medical Qi Gong and the Aka Dua Healing energy. He has been initiated into several sacred, indigenous and esoteric spiritual lineages and now works in the capacity of an author, lecturer, consultant, spiritual counselor, medical intuitive and shamanic teacher. This understanding of spirituality, combined with several wholistic healing systems and his background in rigorous science, form the basis of this book, his teachings and his life’s work.
Bio: Dr. Arlan Cage is a retired Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. He is also formally initiated as a Shaman in a Toltec lineage. He specializes in researching the modern-physics explanation of energetic & shamanic healing. Along with his wife, he is researching and visiting key historical sites in the American West and Mexico exploring the historical links between the Toltecs, Nephites and Mayans.
Kathy Pace Cerenzie doTERRA Wellness Advocate
Thurs 1:15 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“How to soothe body and mind with the cannabinoid Copaiba essential oil and others.”
Kathy Cerenzie a doTERRA wellness advocate, has been teaching about essential oils and helping people discover nature’s support for wellness for 10 years.
Lawrence W. Cerenzie, M.S. Dr. Steven C. Cerenzie
Sat 6:40 pm Room D
“Re-Energizing the Blessed Land of America to Fulfill its God-Given Destiny”
Understanding God’s Plan for America and Its Hidden Resource Wealth to “Produce Our Way Back to Prosperity”
Currently the United States of America is in economic decline as laid out in “The Anatomy of the U.S. Economic Decline Since 1970”. That is NOT America’s destiny; to be the world’s leader is what God had in mind. To give us some clues as to what has happened, we will briefly track how we got into the economic mess and went from being the world’s financial power to amassing the world’s largest debt. This economic “quick view” will include tracking oil production, wages in Real $$$ (inflation removed), wealth transfer, devious education changes and GDP per capita in real $$$ (inflation removed) since the 1950’s — and it will yield some real surprises that will help us understand how to correct the U.S. Financial Ship.
But the “Good News” is in what has been hidden in our land plus the abundance of blessings that God is put into place for our use and benefit. Our God-given Destiny is to lead the world – God set it up that way. We will discuss the surprising data that is leaking out about just how extensive and varied the resources are in North America with a focus on the USA. From this data, we will be able to show that this is the blessed land with no equal on this planet. While we are told that we are running out of everything, the opposite is actually the truth. By revamping our regulatory structure and procedures, we will discuss a logical comprehensive plan that can unlock these resources to provide the necessary energy, gold, timber, food, water and minerals including the elusive Rare Earth Elements (REE’s) for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. We will find out that Utah has more energy than Saudi Arabia (150 Billion Barrels of Proven Reserves) — we will give you an idea of how many “Saudi Arabia’s” in terms of energy reserves that Utah alone represents. It will blow your mind.
New Technologies that Change Everything for Everyone: We will discuss the revolutionary technologies that we have helped develop that will provide 1) Unlimited Clean Hydrocarbon Energy at a Reasonable Cost… Forever, 2) Unlimited Clean Water, 3) Unlimited Food, 4) Fuel burning engines that do NOT pollute, 5) Guaranteed Clean Air and 6) New Health Care Methods that save lives and allow the disabled to walk again. These are the greatest technologies on Earth…that you have never heard of. How about essentially pollution-less Corvette’s and Cobra”s that get nearly 50 mpg that run on any fuel…and with a potential of 80 to 100 mpg? We will discuss how these technologies could make Utah possibly the “Richest Nation” in the world, if it were a nation. This will be fun.
“Producing Our Way Back to Prosperity” is that plan — and it is the method by which we can become the world’s leading product energy, technology and “innovation” producer once again. Donald Trump used this plan during his presidential run. We will follow NASA’s model for developing whole new technologies that are just waiting for some help to transform our economy. The “20 in 20” Energy Plan is the energy specific component that will serve as the driver to usher in a completely new technology plant model for producing food, energy, pipe, valves, transformers, cell phones, computers, chips, vehicles, wire, steel, furniture, kitchenware, appliances and building materials. The “20 in 20” target is to produce 20 Million Barrels of Oil/Fuel per Day in 20 Years of New Production — enough to completely erase our deficit and pay off the entire U.S. Federal Debt. Hang on…because we will have a real trade surplus and people’s wages will increase again with this plan.
We will discuss how we can “Produce Our Way Back to Prosperity” to “Make America Great Again”…it is the key to the action necessary. And with God’s help, we can change the world again. And America will take its place as God’s Land of Promise…once and for all…and forever.
Allen C. Christensen PhD Animal Science, Author and Scientist
Thurs 3:35 pm Main Stage
“Joseph’s Remnant: Lamanites in Today’s America”
Sat 2:25 pm Room H
“Joseph’s Remnant: Lamanites in Today’s America”
Allen’s new book titled, Joseph’s Remnant” Lamanties in Today’s America, involves biographical sketches of a number of Native American Latter-day Saints. Their lives and their struggles to achieve are many and varied. Aspects of their several tribal cultures are also considered as well as their long overlooked contributions as America’s first citizens. He includes real stories about Elder Larry Echo Hawk, Franklin Keel, Bett”Red Ant” LaFontaine, and Delores Kahkonen.
Allen C. Christensen is an agricultural scientist who served as Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and as Director of the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute at Brigham Young University. In collaboration with the Tuba City Arizona Stake, the Benson Institute inaugurated a location specific gardening effort among the Navajo and Hopi peoples to strengthen families and improve nutrition. It was during that project effort that thoughts about this book came.
Those experiences among the Navajo and Hopi peoples as well other indigenous peoples were written in Bringing Dignity and Hope: The Work of the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute. His discipline publications are concerned with nutrition, agricultural development in less-developed nations including working with small-holder farmers in Latin America and Africa. His expertise in agricultural development was recognized by a U.S. presidential appointment to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. An avocational historian, he authored Before Zion: An Account of the 7th Handcart Company. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees and was awarded an honorary degree from a Guatemalan university. He and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of five children and were also foster parents for four Navajo foster daughters and one Hispanic foster son. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he has served as a bishop, stake president, mission president, patriarch and Area Executive Secretary in the Pacific Islands.
Jill & Mark Clifford Owners of Legacy Tours and Travel Website: legacytoursandtravel.com
Visit their Booth in the Front Lobby
Legacy Tours has been conducting tours with Rod Meldrum since 2010. Owners Mark and Jill Clifford and Kris Kimball enjoy helping guests explore the amazing sites introduced in Rod’s book: Discovering the Book of Mormon in America’s Heartland. Mark, Jill and Kris love to travel! They realize there is no better way to understand a subject than to visit the sites, see the places and walk the paths of history. They believe you can have an incredible tour that educates you, inspires you and also lets you have unique and fun experiences.
Mark and Jill graduated from Brigham Young University. Mark has a degree in psychology and Jill has her degree in Humanities. Mark studied abroad in Russia and has traveled throughout Europe and Great Britain. Jill studied abroad in Israel, Austria and Prague. Mark has also been involved in real estate and hotels. Jill taught high school English. Mark and Jill have four children.
Kris Kimball is married with 3 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Kris loves to travel and has an unquenchable desire to seek after knowledge and truth. She traveled in 2009 and 2010 on humanitarian expeditions to Kenya which included building a school in Mygunami, a small village outside of Mombasa. Out of all of her travels around the world, Israel is her most favorite. She loves visiting the homeland of Jesus Christ, it always increases her love and testimony of her Savior.
The Constitution Party – Frank Fluckiger
History & Mission
In 1992 a coalition of independent state parties united to form a national political party. Its goals are limiting the Federal Government to its Constitutional boundaries and restoring the fundamental principles of liberty and freedom upon which our country was founded. The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Constitution Party founder, Howard Phillips was the party’s presidential candidate in 1992, 1996 and 2000. The Federal Election Commission formally recognized the party as the fifth national political party in 1995. The Constitution Party’s presidential candidates after Mr. Phillips were: 2004 Michael Peroutka, 2008 Chuck Baldwin, 2012 Virgil Goode and 2016 Darrell Castle. Castle garnered a record number of votes for the party’s presidential candidate. The party has achieved ballot access in as many as 41 states during presidential election years and has continuously run candidates at state and local levels in every election cycle since 1992.
The party has elected a state legislator in Montana and in 2018 the party achieved ballot status in North Carolina and elected our first county commission candidate. This year a county commissioner in the state of Michigan changed his party affiliation from the Republican Party to the US Taxpayers Party (the affiliate of the Constitution Party in that state). We have also recently elected a number of members to local town councils, mayor and other local offices. Learn more and how to contact your state’s leaders at www.ConstitutionParty.com
Lonnie Crockett BA, BS, MS Tax, Ph.D.– Facebook Here:
Thurs 3:35 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
The Book of Mormon and its relationship to our Constitutional Heritage
Sat 10:10 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
The Book of Mormon and its relationship to our Constitutional Heritage
Lonnie Crockett was raised in the great state of Alaska for the first 30 years of his life. As a boy, he hunted, fished, played baseball and was very active in Boy Scouting, earning his Eagle and Silver Palm awards. He even delivered news papers by dog team. He attended BYU for two years before serving an LDS Mission in Switzerland for 2 ½ years, then returned; married his wife Pam and today enjoys his ten children and 30 grandchildren. Lonnie moved to Utah to continue his education, acquiring a BS in Accounting and a BA in Business Administration and a BA American History. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Taxation and his Ph.D. in Tax Law. “Dr. Crockett” as his students called him, has taught at Stevens Henager, Eagle Gate, Utah Career Colleges and Weber State University, teaching Accounting, English, English Composition, Business Communication, Auditing, and Pension and Estate Planning, Business Law and Individual and Corporate Taxation; and his favorite subject, American History. He has lectured extensively on the United States Constitution to many and varied groups including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Utah Youth Council, schools and other respected organizations. Today Lonnie owns and operates, with his wife Pam, an accounting, tax /business consulting and estate planning/asset protection practice which is nestled along with his home in the picturesque town of Huntsville, Utah, up in Ogden Valley. An avid reader of American History and Religious topic he also loves riding horses, skiing and our GREAT country .He is the author of two books: Emergency Preparedness Made Easy & The United States Constitution Made Easy…To Understand. And yes, Lonnie is a descendant of Davy Crockett’s brother, being Davy’s great, great, great, great, nephew.
Dennis Cox Lifetime Scouter, Universal Model Educator
Dennis is a native of Orangeville, Utah. He worked for the then Utah Power & Light utility for 15 years in the chemical lab at the Hunter Power Plant located in Emery County.
He worked in the production of purified water and the chemical treatment of the ultra-high quality water for the plant’s steam turbines.
Upon moving to Cedar City in 1998 he soon started serving as President of the Monte Vista and Community Water Company in Iron County.
He was introduced to the Universal Model at the Orem Expo in 2016 where he bought 9 books for friends and family and has been sharing and teaching it ever since.
Dennis teamed up with fellow UMer’s including Russ Barlow Editor of the UM, and Alan Gardner, recent Washington County Commissioner. They are presently working with Iron & Washington County officials helping them to understand earth as a hydroplanet in conjunction with Mark Burr from Primary Water Technologies (PWT). Primary Water Technologies has the experience and the on-the-ground technologies to pin point these new hidden sources of water.
Paul Deckard Biological Farming dta-cal.com
Thurs 11:20 am Zephyr Room
Microbes in Human and Soil Health: Recycling of Nutrients in the Soil
Paul Deckard has a tested and proven system of carbon-based agriculture which uses microbial life that thrives in our soil’s atmospheric environment. Paul has worked in the agriculture business for over three decades helping thousands eat healthier and grow natural gardens and crops that achieve better yields. His products are used on 100,000’s of acres of land throughout the United States and Australia.
Using truths found in the Universal Model of Science, Paul has shown how crops and livestock thrive when in natural balance. When cattle and crops are healthier and more efficient, profits remain on the farm. We believe that the Earth was designed and it has a code that we feed with our natural fertilizer. The code Is biological life.
The ground is alive and all these creatures work according to prescribed laws and according to a very specific, incredibly complex genetic code. This code and these laws came about because Somebody wrote the laws and developed the code. That “Somebody” is the Creator of Heaven and Earth and if you want to get the best yields from His work, you need to get on board His program. His program centers around the life, ministry, death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.
Paul lives in Reedsburg, WI, and you can learn more about his natural agriculture process at: dta-cal.com
David Doane Master’s Degree Middle Eastern Studies; Master’s Degree Agricultural Economics
Sat 10:10 am Main Stage
“Hidden In Plain Site, The Remnant of Jacob & Joseph”
Sat 2:25 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Blood, Dirt, & The Fullness of the Gospel. The Joseph Smith/Torah Cipher Revisited”
David Doane holds a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Brigham Young University. He has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, the Middle East and India during his 35 years in the information technology (IT) industry.
His lifelong passion for the history, cultures and religions of the Middle East springs from his Jewish heritage and subsequent conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ when he was 22 years old. His unique abilities to understand the meanings of scriptures spring from his Jewish heritage, extensive Book of Mormon research, educational experiences, and world travels.
Have you ever wondered who the Remnant are? What do the scriptures and Joseph Smith say, and what do the native Americans say about themselves? And, what is the role of the Remnant in the future?
Learn about how the Lord will personally gather His covenant people, the Remnant, fulfilling the Abrahamic covenant in part, as promised nearly 4000 years ago, and foretold in a number of native American histories.
Jacqueline Doane, Registered Nurse Health Consultant, Stem Cell Regeneration and LifeWave Phototherapy Advocate, Author of wellness website, Lecturer
Sat 7:50 pm Room H
STEM CELLS: How To Generate Your Own Stem Cells For Better Health & Longevity
BIO – Jacqueline Doane has 25 years experience as a Registered Nurse, trained in both Western and Alternative Medicine. During decades suffering from debilitating genetic mutations and life threatening auto accidents, she researched ways to restore her health. The painstaking process of reading research studies, speaking with physicians and geneticists and practicing alternative energy therapies has led her to a Stem Cell Activation photo therapy called LifeWave X39. Experiencing the results for herself, and to help others achieve better overall health, Jacqueline has become an advocate for LifeWave photo therapies. The LifeWave photo therapies have the ability to repair damaged DNA and revert it back to youthful function. This can make aging more joyful and less difficult! Olympic athletes use the X39 photo therapy to aid in faster recovery times and increase personal performance by as much as 18%. Jacqueline is dedicated to sharing this information with the you, to save you the time, energy and costs that she has suffered. She will share the latest cutting edge research and information you need to help you achieve your personal optimal health. Experience more energy, clarity, better sleep, less pain and more productivity, using the X39 Stem cell patch — with no chemicals, prescription drugs, or injections required.
Shawna Draper Author of 3 Books to Facilitate Healing from Sexual Abuse
Shawna Draper is the author of three books; My Tears Fall Inside, The Silent Cries, and Hear My Cry: Writings From My Soul in which she shares her miraculous journey from a childhood of horrific abuse to one of healing. Although she suffered from sexual and satanic ritual abuse, her story is filled with the Spirit of God as she does not share details of that horror but rather how God directed her healing. Her uplifting message blends with the mantra of “To the Rescue” as her story focuses on the wonderful Christian neighbors and friends who reached out to her and helped her to learn that it was possible for others to actually love her. Her message gives hope to victims of abuse that no matter how bleak their life may seem now, or how traumatic their past has been, it is possible to heal and find joy and happiness. Her story also gives hope to those who are trying to support people in pain.
Shawna has presented to a wide variety of different groups including various Expos, business groups, high schools, healing groups, luncheon groups, book clubs, and church groups. She has been interviewed on K-TALK Radio as well as Blog Talk Radio. In addition, she shared her story in an hour program on a Spanish Radio station with a translator. She also gave a presentation at the Annual Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Seminar at the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City. She has presented in several different states including: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Texas and Utah.
Although she has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, and worked in that industry for many years, she currently spends her time speaking to as many different groups as her schedule permits where she shares her inspirational story of hope and healing. To learn more visit her website at www.ShawnaDraper.com
Susan Edwards Oil painter, Singer and Songwriter
Thurs 3:35 pm Zephyr Room
“Sacred Expressions: Artistic Visions of Faith”
Sat 3:35 pm Zephyr Room
“Sacred Expressions: Artistic Visions of Faith”
Singing Performance Times:
Thurs 6:30 pm Main Stage
Sat 6:30 pm Main Stage
Susan Edwards is an oil painter, singer and songwriter. She says that because her brain has gotten foggy over the decades, the only way she knows how to truly communicate her love of God and His Son Jesus Christ and their love for us is through her paintings and music.
Susan’s experience includes working on a commercial series of paintings entitled “The Rising Generation.” That series depicted the love of Jesus for his little ones, temple marriage, planning for missions, etc. These pictures successfully sold worldwide for over 10 years.
Several years ago, Susan was invited to be part of a temple-mural painting team. She helped paint the endowment room murals for the Kona, Hawaii; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Meridian, Idaho and Fiji temples. Susan was one of the artists who helped create the baptistry mural in the Provo City Center Temple as well as a large painting in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Recently, she was commissioned to paint a painting for last month’s December, 2018 New Era. It was a painting about Gabriel announcing to Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ.
Susan paints her testimony of the things that she has learned through the hard knocks of life. And, as part of that creative process, she also writes songs to go along with most of her paintings, which she can then share with others through her singing.
Her favorite mantra is, “Trust God in ALL things, including this!” And she says that, when things don’t go the way that she thinks that they should (which is most of the time), she asks God to show her the silver linings. And He does.
Art and music have been vehicles enabling Susan to draw closer to Heaven. Her husband, David, her partner in “rhyme,” co-creates with her the music and lyrics to each song. They look forward to sharing with you at this Expo.
Thomas H. Fairbanks Lecturer
Thurs 6:40 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“The Promised Land America at a Crossroads “
Tom is committed to the support of “real life” educational opportunities and the pursuit of knowledge for personal or professional development. He believes “Lifelong Learning”, is not confined to the classroom, but that it should take place all throughout one’s life. He is also committed to lessening the burdens of government, supporting community development, providing relief of the poor and distressed or under-privileged, and promoting family, social and economic welfare through the stimulation and support of small entrepreneurial and home-based businesses.
Eric Fish Patent Attorney with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, JD/LLM in Intellectual Property
Sat 9:00 am Room H
”Financial Freedom and Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption through the Three Keys to Wealth”
Eric Fish is a Registered Patent Attorney with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a JD/LLM in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). He is a member of the Arizona State Bar and he has practiced patent and trademark law with a small boutique-style law firm in Phoenix, with a focus on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution in the mechanical arts and chemical arts. He currently leads a team of about 70 attorneys, engineers, and scientists conducting patentability research with a leading patent research company. He was raised in New Mexico, but has lived in many other states across the US. He now calls Gilbert, Arizona his home with his wife Janalee and their five children. He has spent time during school and work in parts of Germany and Ireland and conversationally speaks German. Since 2015, Eric has been studying leadership, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship and has been mentored by several successful entrepreneurs who are financially free and have fruit on the tree. As he seeks to create financial freedom for his own family, he looks to direct others to the truths about our economic world so that they too can liberate themselves from the bonds of debt while leveraging a system designed to develop their own financial freedom and personal liberty. He is an entrepreneur who wholeheartedly believes in the timeless quote by Zig Ziglar, “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.
Troy Forsberg – Academic Scholar, Teacher, and Inspirational Lecturer
Thurs 10:10 am Room H
“Christianity: Is it Worth it?”
Fri 3:35 pm Room H
“Christianity: Is it Worth it?”
Troy Forsberg is an academic by training, but a teacher at heart. He has studied and taught French and French Literature, and holds postgraduate degrees from Brigham Young University and Tulane University. But his greatest love and ambition is this: explaining Christian doctrines to teenagers and adults.
It all started when he was sixteen years old. One of Troy’s religion instructors noticed his thirst for reading, handed him a 700-page theological text, Jesus the Christ, and said: “Troy, next to the New Testament itself, this book will help you know Jesus, the Christ.” But that was just the beginning.
Not too long into his college experience, Troy decided to put his academic studies on hold, and spend two years of his life as an ordained minister, and proselytizing missionary. It was there, in Dallas, Texas, that Troy discovered and developed his true talent in life: the joy of gathering people together, and holding discussions about the basic principles of Christianity.
Troy has a knack for boiling down Christian principles to their essential components, and making them “understandable,” “logical,” “explainable,” and “relevant” to his listeners. Over the years, Troy has taught many youth Bible classes, as well as many adult religion courses, both to those of his own faith, as well as to those within the larger, Christian community.
After receiving scores of requests from individuals who wanted to have copies of his notes, or follow-up discussions with other friends or struggling Christians in attendance, Troy decided to organize and edit the most important topics of his discussions, and present them as chapters in a published book. The result of that effort is forthcoming as a ten-chapter Bible Study book, entitled: I Am a Christian or Why Millions Embrace Christianity Every Day.
Anthony & Lorraine George – Mound Builder Researchers
Fri 9:00 am Main Stage
“Ancient Clues from Old Ohio History”
Tony and Lorraine have been researching the Mound Builder culture most of their lives. Tony was born and raised in southern Ohio, otherwise known as Hopewell Central, and follows in the footsteps of his father’s passion. Lorraine, his high school sweetheart, joined with him on an early date to Hopewell Culture National Historic Park, and the rest is history, literally. Having been surrounded by countless earthworks during their life and working closely with current archaeologists, they share enthusiasm and excitement and their love of history with countless visitors to Ohio.
“Lorraine is a princess of very distant royal ancestry who courted and married an Appalachian goober. Her family has roots in the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tony’s family arrived in the Ohio valley seven generations ago, among the earliest of pioneers in that region. He has been the beneficiary of stories and observations of the ancient peoples and their land and has continued the pursuit with earnestness. He has served as a Bishop and in various other capacities in Church and community organizations. Together they provide a simple but curious perspective of an ancient culture who kept their eyes aligned to the horizon, but their hearts to the heavens.”
Stephen & Janice Graham Co-Founders of Standard of Liberty
Stephen is a CPA and has been a leader and member of many professional and community organizations. He has degrees from Brigham Young University in Business Management and Accounting. Over the years he has worked for IBM, run his own manufacturing and accounting businesses, served as CFO of a major construction company, served as General Manager and then owner of a payroll services company, and continues private practice in financial advisement and tax preparation.
Stephen was a founding member of, and continues to be active in, FACT, Family Action Counsel Team, a coalition of conservative groups established a decade ago which seeks to influence legislation in Utah. With his wife Janice, Steve also founded Standard of Liberty in 2005, a Christ-centered outreach organization promoting God’s truth about sexual morality. He co-owns Tidal Wave Books, established 2002, and is publisher of books co-authored by Merrill Osmond and Janice Barrett Graham, Let the Reason Be Love and The Plan Revealed, and books authored by Janice Barrett Graham, My Darling from the Lions, Chased by an Elephant, Me Tarzan, You Jane, along with Captain of My Soul, the true story of overcoming homosexuality by Aaron S. Grant. He is responsible for obtaining glowing professional endorsements supporting these publications. He enjoys meeting people and speaking to groups and associations. He and Janice recently helped produce and participated in the Stand 4 Truth Conference, October 2015, a public presentation of professional experiences and personal testimonials exposing often suppressed but important information about homosexuality, that can be accessed on YouTube Stand4Truth channel.
Stephen Graham is married to Janice Barrett Graham and is the father of 7, all of which support and help with Standard of Liberty and Tidal Wave Books. He is an active grandfather of 25. Other interests include bicycling, tennis, hiking, road trips, camping, and most recently the Universal Model.
Janice is an award-winning writer. She worked for the Newtah News Group for several years as reporter, feature article writer, and columnist. As a freelance writer, her work has been published in LDS magazines, The Friend and the Ensign, various national magazines, and the top national children’s magazines, some of which have been purchased for use in national standardized testing. She has received numerous writing awards, spoken at schools, and served as a judge for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2001 National Magazine Merit Awards.
Janice is the author of hundreds of articles and blog posts on standardofliberty.org and standardofliberty.blogspot.com. She is editorial Director of Tidal Wave Books and has authored several highly endorsed works, including Let the Reason Be Love and The Plan Revealed, co-authored with Merrill Osmond, My Darling from the Lions, Chased by an Elephant, and Me Tarzan, You Jane. Coming soon is her newest book, I Learned to Swim in the Ocean, a literary
memoir of spiritual growth and faith in Christ, set metaphorically against the author’s Pacific island childhood.
Janice Graham, married to Stephen Graham, is the mother of seven children, including a set of twins, and active grandmother of 25, including twins and triplets. Several years ago she embarked on a plan to chronologically read a good representation of the world’s greatest literature and is now in the nineteenth century. She plays the organ in church and enjoys swimming, tennis, bicycling, hiking, running, road trips, old books and old movies, and learning terribly lovely things.
Cassidy Gundersen Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker, Owner Spiro Health & Wellness
Fri 4:45 pm Room H
The Destroying Angel and Other Hidden Treasures you Missed in the Word of Wisdom
Bio: Cassidy comes to us from American Fork, Utah where she lives with her husband and the world’s cutest 1 year old. She is currently obtaining her doctorate in health and nutrition and owns “Spiro Health and Wellness” where she is a coach, nutritionist and speaker. She is also author of “Transition to Health Cookbook” and “Word of Wisdom: And The Destroying Angel Shall Pass Them By” which will hit shelves this summer. For more information visit Spirohealthandwellness.com.
Cassidy hasn’t always been an expert in health. In 2012 she was serving as Miss Idaho and a contestant on American Idol. During this time she began experiencing debilitating health complications which only worsened during her full-time mission in Canada. She quickly realized that if she didn’t take her health into her own hands, things would become dire. After a great deal of researching and reading she fell in love with health and decided to go back to school. But more importantly she was able to reverse 100% of her diseases using nutrition. During the process she discovered the Lord’s Law of Health which illuminated the path for her recovery and opened the door to greater knowledge and strength. She is here tonight to share the knowledge and the hidden treasures she found with you too!”
Bob Hartung BS Marine Biology, Author
Fri 3:35 pm Twilight 1&2
Bear Nose Way, A Grandfather’s Lament
Bob Hartung was born and raised in California and attended California State University, Long Beach, where he earned his BS in Marine Biology and did graduate work in parasitology, working on parasites of marine mammals and elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates).
His passion for science, history, and all things that give meaning to the human experience has driven him to create the Bear Nose Way series, which is not entirely fiction. His desire in doing so was to prepare his grandchildren for this incredible age, when wondrous things are unfolding daily, but also when the ugliest of man’s inhumanity is felt around the world.
In a world where the shades of gray seem ever-more diverse, we need to strive for brighter light shining within. Shadows flee when exposed to noonday sun.
Jae Heiner Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Doctorate studies at University of Colorado
Fri 11:20 am Zephyr Room
“Just How Old is That – Really? Age Dating Methods and Techniques that Actually Work”
Bio: – Jae Heiner 2019. Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from BYU. Doctorate studies at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
At age six or seven, his favorite books were about dinosaurs and satellites. So he became an electrical engineer and spent the last 39 years working in the Aerospace industry designing, building and flying satellites.
He’s always had an insatiable curiosity about the natural world. His father was a geologist trained to find Uranium, who ended up teaching high school earth science, physics and math. They spent much time talking about geology and rocks and how things got the way they are. Since being introduced to the Universal Model on Friday, 20 May 2005, Jae has been a researcher, experimenter, reviewer and teacher for the UM. The UM has completely redefined how he perceives everything scientific. He’ll be explaining why his Father stopped discussing the age and origin of rocks with him. He predicted of the UM experience, “Sounds interesting and dangerous.”
He married Lily Doughty 39 years ago, and have 8 children (four married) and 8 grandchildren. He’s an avid scouter with 5 Eagle Sons, and is NRA certified rifle shooting instructor and Range Safety Officer.
Tiffany Hess Liberty Hills Academy Assistant Principal
Sat 9:00 am Zephyr Room
“The Critical Importance of Character Education”
Tiffany Mouritsen Hess is a co-founder and assistant principal of Liberty Hills Academy, a wholly private LDS faith-based k-12 school in Bountiful, Utah. Tiffany has been active in education policy and advocacy for over 8 years seeking to secure and defend parental rights. Tiffany graduated from BYU with a degree in English literature.
Tiffany is the wife of Craig Hess and mother of two lovely daughters. She loves the gospel, reading beautiful language, and teaching seminary. She enjoys painting and has sold her artwork all over the world.
Liberty Hills Academy is an accredited private school working towards excellence in academic achievement with Preschool through 12th Grade students in an atmosphere focused on the teachings of the Savior. Our primary function is to support parents in their responsibility to educate their children and to strengthen the core values they teach at home.
David R. Hocking President, BeaconLight Books, LLC.
Fri 3:45 pm Main Stage
“The Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon Textual Formatting: Insights in Isaiah Passages, Poetry and the Critical Text Project”
Sat 4:45 pm Room H
“The Annotated Edition of the Book of Jasher and Joseph Smith’s Revelations”
David and his wife Teresa are parents to 3 children and “Grammy and Grampy” to 9 grandchildren. Born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, he has a rich New England heritage. As a young Deacon, he helped clear the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, VT for camp grounds. Now living in Raleigh, NC, he enjoys being close to the “land of Lehi.” He loves gardening and is an accomplished guitarist, a talent he was able to use in the England South Mission in 1971-1973 as a member of the Family Portrait Singers, at BYU in the Young Ambassadors (1969-1970) and in several dance bands.
David received an A.S. degree in Electronics Engineering in 1971 and a B.S. in Microbiology in 1975 from BYU. He has worked for 43 years in Sales and Marketing in the Biotechnology industry. He has authored a book on hemoglobin disorders as part of the newborn screening programs utilized in State Health Laboratories. He has invented a 5-minute test to detect the various forms of Sickle Cell Disease in newborns, children and adults. The test requires no equipment and is being used in over 30 low-resource countries to help save lives.
BeaconLight Books, LLC, was formed to illuminate sacred texts. He has been reformatting scripture to help readers better understand them with increased comprehension. He is the Managing Editor of The Annotated Book of Mormon which has been created to help readers understand the everlasting gospel as explained in the text, together with what the modern prophets and apostles have taught about it. The text has been formatted so readers can identify natural conversations, poetic speech patterns, prophecies, and the words of God. The annotations include prophetic commentaries on quoted scripture and the use of colored text. These elements bear witness to the divinity of this ancient text by drawing upon Hebrew tradition—much different from the nineteenth century rural America known to Joseph Smith.
Clayton Holbrook – School of Hard Labor and Lifelong Study
Thurs April 11, 11:20 am Twilight Room 3&4
“Whole Body Vibration”
Presentation and demonstration of whole body vibration. Discussion for maintaining health as you consider your preparations for the future. Know the numbers. Your body literally takes a beating and your health is determined in large measure by the choices you make.
Vicki Honey Founder of LiftimeVibe
Vicki Honey is the Founder of LifetimeVibe. Vicki has helped 1000’s of people discover better health and well-being. She designed, engineered and manufactures the only whole body vibration machine made in the USA. She is very interested in senior health and gives many hints and tips to make you “A Better YOU”!
Jacob Householder Financial Economics Student, Advocate of Free Markets & Conservative Politics
Jacob Householder is a university student majoring in Financial Economics. He is an advocate of free markets and conservative politics. Jacob works for the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies and organizes millennials to get involved in Constitutional studies and teaching programs. He is a UM enthusiast and recently spent a year helping launch the Universal Model, performing research and experiments, presenting at various UM events, and working to spread the message of “The New Millennial Science.”
Utahna Jessop- AHRF Trustee, Field Researcher, History Teacher, Library Administrator, Field Representative
Thurs 11:20 am Twilight Rooms 1&2
Giants, Jaredites, Ancient Records, and the Brewer Cave Saga
Sat 4:45 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
Giants, Jaredites, Ancient Records, and the Brewer Cave Saga
Red-haired, light-skinned, highly intelligent “giants” 7-10 ft. tall, once roamed this land. Their skeletons have been discovered all across the nation, including several right here in Utah. Who were they? What part did they play in the Bronze Age? Do records of these ancient people exist? Why have we not known about them all along? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this astounding lecture on the amazing Giants, Jaredites, Ancient Records, and the Brewer Cave Saga. Join Utahna Jessop, while she presents exciting on-going research revealing little-known facts and eye-opening correlations from this lost chapter of American history.
Utahna Jessop is a writer, field representative and copy editor for Ancient American Magazine, and a trustee for the Ancient Historical Research Foundation. She has a particular interest in historical archaeology and ancient inscriptions, has participated in archaeological digs and given firesides on Native American history and prophecy, ancient cultures, petroglyphs, and the Book of Mormon. Utahna loves all things ancient, reading, and the great outdoors — especially hiking and exploring with her husband Shem, their ten children, and ten grandchildren.
Kyle Johansen Kyani Distributor
Fri April 11, 7:50 pm Room H
Kyäni is ready to help anyone realize their wellness and financial goals.
The Wild Alaskan blueberry is one of the most potent sources of anti-oxidants on the planet. The harsh realities of extreme temperatures, and extended periods of sunlight & darkness have helped create the amazing properties of this remarkable, yet little known berry.
- Helps Boost Energy
- Supports Cognitive Function
- Proper Cellular Support
- Enables Healthy Stress Management
- Supports the Immune System
- Encourages Healthy Digestion
- Maintains Heart Health
- Maintains Healthy Blood Sugar Level
- Maintains Healthy Joint Flexibility
- Boosts energy and supports brain function
- Supports cellular health and immune system
“1 oz of Kyani Sunrise, every morning provides you with a daily allowance of vitamins and minerals combined with the amazing antioxidant power of these superfoods”
Dr. Patrick Jones Veterinarian, Clinical Herbalist, Author and Lecturer
Thurs 4:45 pm Room D
“Kitchen Medicine: Amazing Herbal Remedies From Your Spice Drawer!”
Clinical Herbalist, naturopath and practicing veterinarian Dr. Patrick Jones teaches you how to use the spices in your spice drawer as powerful medicines. These remarkable plants can cure a wide range of issues and illnesses. They ain’t just for lasagna anymore!
Friday 4:45 pm Room D
“10 Plants That Can Change Your Life: Herbal Remedies From Your Own Backyard!”
Clinical herbalist and practicing veterinarian Dr. Patrick Jones discusses how to become a self-reliant herbalist. His focus is on being plant-based rather than product-based. This lecture will be a deep discussion of ten amazing plants that are readily available in your own yards and gardens. You’ll leave this lecture feeling empowered to recognize, grow and use these plants to work true medical miracles. You can be an herbalist!
Saturday 3:35 pm Room D
Herbal First Aid: Solving Emergencies With Weeds!
Grace Guymon Jones, Author of The Challenge the Book of Mormon Makes to the World; www.challengetotheworld.com
Thurs 7:50 pm Twilight Room 1&2
“The Challenge the Book of Mormon Makes to the World”
Grace Jones has been a force for good wherever she has lived around the world. With her husband, Dr. Milton B Jones, Grace has served Latter-day Saint missions to Scotland and Atlanta, and sabbaticals to Brazil and New Zealand. As a regional Public Affairs Director for the Church over several decades, she has written hundreds of articles to help bring the Church out of obscurity in Northern California. She has shown public courage in standing for important causes. At a meeting of the California State PTA board, of which she was a member, Grace’s lone objection prevented passage of a motion that would have allowed students to smoke on hundreds of high school campuses throughout the state. In 2001, BYU awarded Grace an alumni “Special Recognition Award” for her service to church and community.
Sometime in 1966, a friend gave Grace a copy of a two-page document that upon first glance was merely a list. Titled “The Challenge the Book of Mormon Makes to the World,” she soon discovered this list to be in reality a powerful Declaration of Belief (authored by Elder Hugh B. Brown), which outlines thirty conditions any writer must meet to produce a book comparable to the Book of Mormon. Grace was profoundly impressed with the apparent impossibility of duplicating the Prophet Joseph Smith’s accomplishment it describes, and eventually decided to write a book based on Elder Brown’s Declaration.
As she began the immense task of researching, organizing, and writing The Challenge, originally intended for her descendants, Grace realized there are others beyond her family circle whose knowledge and testimonies could benefit from her book’s many “infallible proofs” of the Book of Mormon–as Elder Jeffrey R. Holland calls them–from the extensive historical and doctrinal evidences, and from its many beautiful stories of conversion. The Challenge is written to brighten the flame of testimony in everyday Latter-day Saints, in those in which it may have dimmed, and in sincere investigators of the restored gospel.
Cindy Jorgensen Executive Isagenix International Health & Life Coach
Thurs 3:35 pm Room D
Sat 11:20 am Room D
Nobel Prize Science — Reversing the Aging Process
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Bryce Jorgensen Owner SOS Metals, Institutional Investment Manager
Sat 4:45 pm Room D
“The Tragic and Life of a FIAT Currency” Protect Your Savings and Assets from Economic Uncertainty
This is a fun and interesting presentation that focuses on the early creation of money, along with the lifespan and systemic failure of state sponsored “FIAT” currencies. Throughout history, state sponsored currencies share an extremely high rate of failure. Failed currencies have all passed through 6 lifecycle phases on their way to failure. This presentation draws striking similarities between historical currency failures and current monetary policies.
Bryce Jorgensen is an institutional investment manager who entered the investment industry one week before the market crash of 1987. He currently manages investment assets for a prominent Utah corporation and owns SOS Metals, a boutique provider of precious metals for use in investment portfolios.
Robert Kay MBA Hebrew Language & Culture
Robert Jacob Kay is a Jewish convert to Mormonism. Robert is an avid researcher of the Hebrew Roots of the Book of Mormon. Besides having a degree in Mathematics and an MBA he has spent many years studying the Hebrew language and culture. He was schooled in the Talmud and several esoteric disciplines of the Jewish people.
Franklin Keel Foreign Officer, Lawyer, Native American Activist, Director of the Eastern Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Video Presentation Here
Learn about Franklin during Allen Christensen’s Presentations
Mr. Keel was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 2018 for his “meritorious contributions to society which reflect an innate personal affinity for superior endeavor.”
In 2017, he was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was listed as one of “100 Alumni You Should Know” by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Mr. Keel was appointed in early 1997 as Eastern Regional Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Eastern Region serves 28 federally-recognized Indian tribes in locations ranging from Maine to Florida to Louisiana. He served there until his retirement from Federal Service in 2014 with the rank of Senior Executive.
Before joining the Bureau, he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Athens, Greece, and also worked at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, Virginia.
In addition to a law degree, he has done graduate work in International Affairs at The George Washington University and the University of Denver. He is an attorney.
Mr. Keel is co-author with Professor David Dye of the University of Memphis of a chapter entitled “The Portrayal of Native American Violence and Warfare: Who Speaks for the Past?” which appears in the book The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research –Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare. Springer Press (New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, and London) 2012. The chapter advocates for the accurate and unbiased presentation and depiction of Native American warfare and violence in academia and popular culture.
Mr. Keel has spoken on Federal American Indian Law and Policy at several universities, including: Syracuse University College of Law, University of Tennessee School of Law, American University, Arizona State University, and Colorado College. He has also spoken to international audiences in Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, and Greece.
He and his wife Kathie have three sons and one daughter.
He is Chickasaw and Choctaw.
Frank M. Keele Author, “The Bridegroom Cometh”, available as a FREE pdf download at www.thebridegroomcometh.net/book
Frank M. Keele is a resident of Payson Utah. He served two years as a missionary in the Delaware Maryland mission and has gone on to serve in various callings over the years since. He considers himself to be a run of the mill active member of the church and has a deep and abiding testimony of Jesus Christ, the restored gospel, latter-day scripture and the Prophet Joseph Smith.
His unique perspective on the Lord’s Second Advent is based on his research into Ezra Taft Benson’s statement, wherein he said:
“His first appearance will be to the righteous Saints who have gathered to the New Jerusalem. In this place of refuge they will be safe from the wrath of the Lord, which will be poured out without measure on all nations. . . .
“The second appearance of the Lord will be to the Jews. To these beleaguered sons of Judah, surrounded by hostile Gentile armies, who again threaten to overrun Jerusalem, the Savior-their Messiah-will appear and set His feet on the Mount of Olives, “and it shall cleave in twain, and the earth shall tremble, and reel to and fro, and the heavens shall also shake. (D&C 45:48) The Lord Himself will then rout the Gentile armies, decimating their forces (see Ezek.38,39). Judah will be spared, no longer to be persecuted and scattered.. . .
The third appearance of Christ will be to the rest of the world. . . . All nations will see Him “in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory; with all the holy angels. . “ (Ezra Taft Benson, New Era, Dec. 1980, pp. 49-50)
In an effort to more fully understand what Ezra Taft Benson taught, Frank has gone to great lengths in an effort to identify which prophetic passages relate the Lord’s first appearance, which describes his second appearance and those that are identified with his third appearance. The fruits of this approach have yielded a virtual panoramic view of the sequence and timing of the Lord’s Second Coming, which should properly be understood as a process.
You are invited to read “The Bridegroom Cometh”, available as a FREE pdf download at www.thebridegroomcometh.net/book
Patricia Kent American Antiquities Researcher, Lecturer and Treasurer of Land Hill Research & Preservation Foundation
Thurs 2:25 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
Fri 9:00 am to 9:55 am Room H
“Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs Testify of Jesus Christ”
Patricia Kent is a down home country girl born and raised in Malad, Idaho. Patricia’s interest in the Native American culture began early in life as she would stumble upon arrowheads and other artifacts while walking through the plowed fields of her father’s farm in Southeastern Idaho. Her study of the Book of Mormon and her love of Native American history has led her to many wonderful adventures. Patricia worked at Mesa Verde National Park for five summers as an interpretive ranger and learning all she could about the Anasazi Indians that lived there. She has worked with the Forest Service on numerous archeological digs throughout the United States. Although she is not an archeologist by degree her desire to learn has given her the knowledge and experience to understand the importance of preserving our past.
Patricia began working with Paul Taylor doing research on Land Hill about seven years ago. It is a new learning experience each time she ventures up the hill to study the petroglyphs.
For the past 6 years she has studied the solstice and equinox interactions at Land Hill, also known as Anasazi Valley near St. George, Utah. Paul and Patricia have done extensive study in archeoastronomy (the interaction of light and shadow on equinox and solstices on ancient petroglyph panels). They are American Antiquities researchers, lecturers and volunteer site researchers for the BLM.
Presentation Title: Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs Testify of Christ
Come experience the testimony of Jesus Christ as recorded by an ancient people in stone and light on a hillside in Southern Utah. Patricia will be sharing with you her latest research on the Virgin River Anasazi, their incredible culture and the message they left for all of us.
Ken Krogue President insidesales.com, Entrepreneur, International Speaker
Thus 6:40 pm Room D
“Nano Silver Technology and it’s Powerful Role in Health and Self-Reliance”
Fri 6:40 pm Main Stage
“Contention, Dissention, Disputation, and Persecution Warning Themes in the Book of Mormon and the Condemnation that Resteth Upon the Children of Zion”
Sat 10:10 am Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Levels of Scripture Study and the Isaiah Chapters of the Book of Mormon”
Ken will be discussing what Mormon may really have been trying to warn us about as he selectively chose these stories from the records of the civilizations he perused under the inspiration of God. Of special interest was what was happening to the rising generation of young people in the days of King Mosiah and the persecutions of the humble followers of Christ. Ken will compare this with the striking similarities to the wholesale departure of the Millennials from all churches, even our own, (perhaps especially our own.) Ken will also discuss attempts that have been made to introduce and encourage civility, unity and mutual truth-seeking in this critical discussion.
(NOTE: Ken is requesting the opportunity for this talk to be shared both live and recorded with all parties to the current debates about Book of Mormon evidence, geography, and DNA. Ken hopes he will be asked to discuss this topic with all parties involved. Ken is grateful that Firm Foundation has offered a platform for Ken to speak on this sensitive subject and invites all those who have a stake in this crucial conversation and its effects upon our children and young people to attend and be actively engaged.)
Levels of Scripture Study and the Isaiah Chapters of the Book of Mormon
Ken will be discussing the findings of the two-year project SearchIsaiah.org and the powerful things we can learn when we 1) skip, 2) skim, 3) read, 4) study, 5) search, 6) search diligently, and 7) feast upon the words of Isaiah and the themes and doctrines contained in the entire Book of Mormon.
Nano Silver Technology and it’s Powerful Role in Health and Self-Reliance
Ken discusses research about the powerful uses of silver and it’s role in the US Military, Preparedness, and Self-Reliance industries and how every home would benefit in the health and self-reliance challenges of our day.
Bio for Ken Krogue:
Ken Krogue is a social media and digital media entrepreneur and a Founder of InsideSales.com, inContact, Silver Support, and Mobaliz International. Mobaliz is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) social media marketing agency whose recent projects include SearchIsaiah.org, EternalCore.org, and Friends in All Nations. Friends in All Nations is the foreign language video project funded and developed for the Social Media Ministering Pilot Program for YSA Stakes in Utah County where Ken served as Co-Chair for the last 3.5 years. Ken and his wife Crystal are the parents of five amazing children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.
Ken Krogue is the co-founder of InsideSales.com, which was the first company to combine hosted CRM with built-in phone dialer software and the pioneer of Lead Response Management (LRM). This blog is Ken’s outlet to post ideas, cool companies that serve the Inside Sales industry, best practices, new research, tips, random musings, motivational poetry and interesting thoughts. Ken has several other blogs, one is a 20 year project of Ken’s about philosophy and learning to think based on the collection of writings of Ken’s mentor called ChaunceyRiddle.com.
Ken speaks at 20+ events each year including The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), LeadsCon, Utah Big Business Expo, Utah Valley Entrepreneurs Forum (UVEF), B2B Leads Roundtable, InsideSales.com Seminars at Dreamforce, Sales 2.0, Provo Tech-X, Omniture Summit, and the Salt Lake Chamber Business to Business Expo.
Ken married his favorite redhead, Crystal Cornwall, from Inkom, Idaho. They met as they served as missionaries for their church in South Carolina in 1986, and married in 1987. They have five children and live in Alpine, Utah. Ken loves to read lots of books, drive one of his several compressed natural gas (CNG) cars, talk about losing weight, work with the Boy Scouts of America, coach little league football, watch BYU (Jimmer) and Navy sports, and keep in touch with friends.
Ken is a strategic thinker, sales and marketing tactician and is recognized for combining permission marketing strategies with remote selling tactics. Ken is the inventor of technological systems to increase productivity in web-based sales and marketing environment with several patents pending and is currently breaking new ground with work on lead response management research in conjunction with his good friend and business partner Dave Elkington and Dr. James Oldroyd of MIT.
Ken has been recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Inside Sales Industry by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP.) Ken was also President and the AA-ISP Salt Lake City Chapter.
Most recently an article by Inc. Magazine highlights the research done by the InsideSales.com team called “How to Best Harness Inbound Marketing Leads.”
Additional research done by the team at InsideSales.com and Harvard Business Review was done in March 2011. The research is summarized in an article called, “The Short Life of Online Sales Leads”
David Kjar Front Sight/Lifetime Vibe
Sat 7:50 pm Room D
Front Sight training, Preparedness Considerations, and body improvement thru exercise with Lifetime Vibe
David has been a trade show presenter for over ten years and is currently a Front Sight membership broker. He is a Lifetime Vibe representative and a Public Speaker.
He served as an Army officer—Ft. Bliss, Texas. He is a retired corporate tax accountant. David is available to speak to groups on: Lifetime membership for Front Sight training, Preparedness Considerations, and body improvement thru exercise with Lifetime Vibe. David Kjar and wife Carroll have given Preparedness presentations to church and other groups.
Betty “Red Ant” LaFontaine Navajo Educator, Speaker and Teacher
Betty “Red Ant” LaFontaine is a full blooded Diné (Navajo) born of the Red Clay Bottom Clan, for the Salt Clan. Raised on the Navajo Reservation, she lived most of her youth in New Mexico in the traditional ways of the Diné. Betty is the middle child of eleven children, most of whom continue to live on the Reservation. Her father is Charlie (Man in the White Meadow) White, and her mother is Helen Yazzie White. Her ties to her family and homeland remain strong. Her family was taught by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in about 1967 her mother was baptized by LeGrande Richards. Her mother later took out her endowments in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Helen served as a Relief Society President in her hometown of Crownpoint, New Mexico, and has always been very sensitive to the Spirit, despite her lack of a formal education. Betty did the Temple work for her father Charlie, after he passed away.
At age five, Betty began her formal education. While attending school she was taught English as a second language. She was not permitted to speak her native tongue during the school day. Betty’s mother Helen chose to have Betty attend the LDS Indian Student Placement Program, giving her access to a better education and an introduction to the modern world. During her seven years in the program, Betty met her husband of 38 years, Mike LaFontaine originally from Florida, and is of Chippewa heritage. Mike’s parents are Melvin J. and Dellene M. Peterson LaFontaine. Mike and Betty were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1982 and they currently live in Orange Park, Florida where they have been for 25 years, spending time with their beautiful 5 children and 18 grandchildren.
As a modern urban Indian, Betty’s passion is to educate others about the realities of reservation life, and the history and culture of her people. Betty loves helping others become outstanding members of their communities, and especially loves strengthening her brothers and sisters in the LDS Church. As an Indian educator, Betty makes presentations about her native culture, life-ways, heritage to school assemblies, clubs, groups, organizations, and business employees. Betty has served in Relief Society, Young Women, and as a teacher in Sunday School, and Primary. She is from the tribe of Manasseh. Her testimony of the veracity of the Book of Mormon has engendered in her an interest in recent archaeological and DNA evidences and the ties she has to her heritage and native culture. Her Native American brothers and sisters are a chosen yet scattered people and her passion is to bring them home to the Savior where they may lead in building the New Jerusalem.
Tamara Laing MRET Author, Master Rapid Eye Technician
Tamara Laing is the author of two books bridging scripture and quotes by church authorities with principles used in Energy Medicine. Her first book, Healing Arts – A Gift from God (LDS Insight on the Light of Christ & Energy Medicine) is hailed by a medical doctor as “a treasure trove of healing” with “major groundbreaking insights into the whole field of energy medicine.” Tamara is a Master Rapid Eye Technician and gifted facilitator certified in several modalities. She credits God with leading her to Energy Healing to help a daughter with bipolar and, later on, a son with Lyme Disease.
Tamara’s second book is more hands-on: An LDS Approach to Energy Healing (Deep Emotion Release & Generational Clearing) which teaches how to SEE generational issues clearing in the eyes. She is passionate about healing principles of light and light versus darkness in the gospel of Jesus Christ and knows He is the source of all healing.
Tamara is a wife and mother of 5 children and 7 little grandchildren. She loves to read nonfiction. She enjoys being a facilitator to help people make peace with their past, release unresolved emotions, clear generational patterns and bring light to dark places. She empowers others to do the same by teaching HOW to raise one’s consciousness level to forgiveness, gratitude and praise in all things. Her books and CDs are available at https://TamarasBook.blogspot.com or Amazon.
Terry Larson Retired History Teacher, Explorer, Near Death Survivor, Inspirational Speaker and Publisher
Fri 2:25 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Cities of Light” and “Mother Nature’s Solutions”
Imagine what it would be like to stand with Jesus Christ and have a personal conversation with just Him! Have you ever truly experienced Christ-like Peace and Joy? Are you seeking to have a personal relationship with the Savior? Are you curious about the mysteries of Heaven? These are a few of the questions that will be addressed, plus information on Cities of Light and the places of refuge connected to them. My late wife Caroline Larson wrote about her visions of the places of refuge and her revelations of healing herbal formulas. Her books are: Terrestrial Colonies – Cities of Light and Mother Nature’s Solutions and The Comforter System. Come experience this inspirational discussion!
Peggy Layton Bachelor of Science Home Economics, Minor in Food Science and Nutrition
Thurs 3:35 pm Room H- Jay Tims
Fri 7:50 pm Room D
“CBD and Chronic Pain Relief”
CBD has been used for years as a pain reliever. It aids in the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This class explores what CBD is, the difference between CBD oil, water-soluble drops and creams. We will also talk about how CBD can benefit people with chronic pain, inflammation, headaches and other serious conditions as well as how much product to take. No need to worry about drug screening issues because CBD is made from hemp and does not have any hallucinogenic effects like THC does. There will be many testimonials shared about the amazing benefits of Hemp Extreme CBD oil and cream with K channel technology, which blocks the pain receptors and reduces inflammation.
A home economist, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education with a minor in Food Science and Nutrition from Brigham Young University. Peggy lives in Manti, Utah with her husband Scott. Together they have raised 7 children. Peggy owns and operates two businesses: One called “The Therapy Center”, where she is a licensed Massage Therapist and Hypnotherapist, and the other an online cookbook and preparedness products business. She is nationally known for publishing a series of 7 books on the subject of food storage called Cookin’ With Home Storage and also lectures and teaches seminars about preparedness and using food storage products. Peggy is a health advocate and teaches about autoimmune disease and how to boost the immune system using liposomal Vitamin C and other natural products. Peggy practices what she preaches, has no debt, grows a huge garden, lives off the land, raises chickens, bottles and dehydrates food, and has time left over to operate her business. Because of her interest in massage therapy and pain relief she has found a CBD cream and oil called Hemp Extreme that relieves pain instantly. To check out Peggy’s cookbooks and self sufficiency products as well as the CBD products go to her website www.peggylayton.com or email at email@example.com
Ernest Lehenbauer Entrepreneur, Photo-journalist, and Author of The Seal of Melchizedek
Thurs 10:10 am Twilight Room 1&2
“The Seal of Melchizedek: History, Meanings, and Mysteries”
Fri 6:40 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“The Seal of Melchizedek: History, Meanings, and Mysteries”
Ernest has 3 certificates of graduation from the Utah State University Institute of Religion, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from USU. While in school Ernest started several businesses, including one of the original Mobile Mechanic services in Utah.
After moving to San Diego, he went on to become a Field Service Representative and certified Instructor/Mechanic for the largest MRAP armored-vehicle company in the Middle East, living and working in countries such as Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq for most of the next 10 years. Simultaneously, Ernest blogged as a photo-journalist, sharing views of the Iraq War from an LDS contractor’s perspective. While living in San Diego, Ernest attended a fireside by an architect of the San Diego Temple on the symbol known as the Seal of Melchizedek. After noticing the ancient symbol in almost every country he visited, he started gathering history and research on the symbol. Now Ernest runs Seal of Melchizedek.com, and with his wife Peggy founded Seal of Melchizedek™ Jewelry & Art to celebrate and share the powerful messages of inspirational symbolism. Ernest has released his new book, Seal of Melchizedek: The Modern Rebirth of an Ancient Symbol.
Marilyn Light Owner of White Light Herbals, Master Herbalist
“Spirals & Cycles -The Timing of How We Ascend.”
Thur. April 11th @ 10:10 am on the Main Stage
Fri. April 12th @ 10:10 am in the Zephyr Room
Sat. April 13th @ 4:45 pm in the Zephyr Room
Marilyn is the owner of White Light Herbals and manages 3 small businesses. She now practices as a Master Herbalist in Lehi, UT. You can learn more about her at www.WhiteLightHerbals.com.
She is a convert to the church, was raised in AZ and is a retired athlete and P.E. Teacher. She is married to Bruce, has 4 sons and is now a grandparent. She teaches gospel doctrine in her ward and conducts herb walks annually in her yard.
She is an avid student, researcher and lecturer. She is certified in many healing modalities. She has studied for over 15 years from the best teachers in the world on herbs, astronomy and God’s hidden language patterns of the sky.
She gets excited to see God’s majestic time clock unfold in every person’s life that she meets with. She currently has a series of online courses available entitled “Reading Heavens Time Clock” on VIMEO.com for independent students.
Her hobbies include: traveling abroad, reading, genealogy research, reviving old furniture, healthy eating, studying foreign words and languages, plus bringing home plants and herbs from far away as well as discovering international friends for life.
David Lindsley Renown LDS Painter – Joseph Smith, Children of Light
Visit David’s amazing art at table # 19 and 20
David Lindsley exhibited artistic talent at an early age. At age 11, he studied with legendary artist Jon Gnagy and later received art scholarships for college and university training. David has also studied with artists Daniel Greene and Tom Browning. From 8×10-inch miniatures to 8×10-foot murals, he works exclusively in oils and has created commissioned works for private collections, colleges, publications, and corporations, including the LDS Church. His portrait of Joseph Smith standing before the Kirtland, Ohio Temple holding the Book of Mormon in his outstretched hand was chosen to depict the Prophet Joseph on the front cover of the church’s manual “Teachings of Presidents of the Church; Joseph Smith” being studied this year.
David tells the story behind his incredible painting of the prophet and his desire to create on canvas the historic reality of events, people and places from the scriptures and Church history. He unveiled for the first time a newly completed masterful original art piece of the tender scene from the Book of Mormon wherein the Savior takes the little children into his arms for a very special moment in history. This scene, depicted in a backdrop from an ancient culture that once flourished in the Heartland of America, gives the viewer a profound sense of the Savior’s love and compassion as well as the beauty and hope of innocent children.
Susan Manning Founder Springbrook Village
Springbrook Village near Spring City, UT. Forward thinking, caring people live here to create a vibrant conscious neighborhood, Springbrook Village. Eighteen private homes, a common house and gardens all come together on five acres in rural Utah for the perfect blend of country, modern amenities, and sustainability.
The homes are built net zero (no utility bills and enough power left over for an electric car). There are so many amenities in the common house, homes can be comfortably smaller and still live large. If you consider yourself an awake spiritual person and are feeling called to the Manti area, this may be perfect for you. Three miles to Walmart and Snow College, we aren’t far from town, but still are in a private secluded area with easy year round access. www.Springbrook-Village.com
Stewart Marriott Writer, Creator and Producer
Fri 4:45 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Discover the Divine power of living in your purpose”
Sat 11:20 am Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Rise of The 2000 Sons”
Stewart Marriott is an LDS writer, creator and producer. He is currently producing a feature film entitled, “Rise of The 2000 Sons.” This film is based on an ancient Indigenous story that addresses a divided nation’s struggle for peace. The nation’s fierce warriors, confronted with a soul-changing experience, took an oath of peace, buried their weapons deep in the earth, and thus posed to the rest of the nation the age old question, “is peace mightier than war?”
In 2015 Stewart co-founded a global inner-peace movement entitled, “Bury Your Inner Weapons 4 Peace.” This movement is creating and distributing inspirational content to elevate peace consciousness and peace awareness globally via films, books, music, art, fashion, cultural centers and social media. The 1st book produced from this movement, “The 2000th Warrior,” was an Amazon best seller in its children’s book category.
Stewart currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is working to create North America’s first All Nations Cultural Center. Similar to the highly successful Polynesian Cultural Center In Hawaii, it is designed especially for all North American Indigenous tribes to share their history and cultures with the world.
Thurs 1:15 pm Main Stage
“Quick Start to Find Cumorah:Three Areas of Recommended Study”
Fri 1:15 pm Main Stage
“A Response to Book of Mormon Central Regarding Fake Artifacts in North America”
Sat 1:15 pm Main Stage
“Israel and Phoenicia: The Connection”
Wayne N. May was born and raised in Wisconsin. He is a 49 year convert to the LDS Church and has served in four Branch Presidencies, three Elder Quorum Presidencies, Seminary Instructor, Gospel Doctrine Instructor, Veil worker at the Oakdale Minnesota Temple, and currently is serving as Gospel Doctrine Teacher of the Menomonie Wisconsin Branch, Oakdale, Minnesota Stake. His wife Kristine is active with Wayne in the archaeological discoveries of the Midwest. Together they publish the quarterly magazine Ancient American which has been in continuous print for 27 years and covers the pre-Columbian Americas. Wayne and Kristine are the parents of seven children, and grandparents to twenty two.
Wayne is author of five books on the subject of Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America. They are titled; This Land: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation; This Land: Only One Cumorah; This Land: They Came from the EAST; book four is This Land: America 2,000 B.C. to 500 A.D and book five is This Land: Willard’s Cumorah Land. Wayne gives firesides to members and non-members alike, wherever he is invited to present. He has been presenting information on the topic of North America’s archaeological data from New York to California since 1994 which demonstrates how it applies to the Book of Mormon timeline and diffusion in the Western Hemisphere.
Eva Mayor Singer, Performer
2019 Singing Performance Times:
Thurs 9:00 am Main Stage National Anthem
Thurs 1:05 pm Main Stage
Fri 1:05 pm Main Stage
Fri 6:30 pm Main Stage
Sat 9:00 am Main Stage
Sat 1:05 pm Main Stage
Eva Brooke Mayor was born in Missouri in July of 2004. She always had a song in her heart that she wanted to share with the world. At the age of 11 she told her parents that she wanted to sing for a career, and she wanted to sing opera. Her parents supported her dream and gave her voice lesson which she truly enjoyed. Since that first lesson, she has traveled to New York and trained at the Manhattan School of Music. She was invited to sing for the staff and patients at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center in Missouri. She has performed in several shows in Branson, Missouri including The Dutton’s, Jim Stafford, George Dyer and the Mansion (The largest theatre in Branson). Eva sang at the funeral on one of Denver’s top lawyers in 2018. She is studying Italian and French to help her excel in her career. Eva is an old soul in a 14 year old body. Eva loves vintage clothing and she appreciates the Arias by Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas. Her dream is to share her talent and to perform on the largest stages around the world. Hear her beautiful National Anthem HERE
Brad McGary Owner- Tiny Mormon Temples Replicas, Facades, Ornaments and More!
Thurs April 11, 7:50 to 9 pm Room H
“Mountain of the Lord’s House: Tiny 3D Temples”
Brad McGary was raised along the edge of the Teton Mountain range in Rexburg Idaho. His early carrier plans involved becoming an architect with the vision of designing Temples. After a few semesters at BYU-Idaho in an architecture program he was impressed to change majors to Mechanical Engineering. From there he excelled in 3D modeling and CAD design. After obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering he proceeded on to obtain his Master’s degree in the same field. His initial Job out of College Lead him to Florida to apply his skills as an Energy Efficiency Engineer. His chosen profession had little to do with design and modeling but provided a secure income to support his growing family. He continued to develop his modeling and design skills as a side hustle and gradually made it back to Rexburg to be closer to family and pursue his passion. It was about one and a half years ago that Brad purchased his first 3D printer to assist with the development of some prototype products. Just before going to church one day an idea popped into his head to make a magnet tie pin of the Rexburg Temple. He quickly sketched out a rough Temple Façade design and printed it out within a few minutes. He glued a magnet to the back and made it to church just in time to show off his new idea. This little idea grew and developed to designing most all the standing temple facades and Full Temple Replicas. At the moment there are only a handful of temples that he hasn’t designed yet.
Brad slowly grew the business with the time he had and gradually designed most the temples. His good friend David Love convinced Brad of the potential of his temples and came onboard to run marketing. David is a successful small business owner and has a passion for learning and marketing. Together they operate Tiny3DTemples.com .
Everyone’s experience with the temple is unique and deeply personal. We establish eternal families, we link bonds to our ancestors, and we commune with our creator within the temple. Our temple replicas are meant to be a special gift to remind us of those special experiences. Each temple can be customized with a message inscribed to make it that much more memorable.
Greg McIver Universal Model Educator
Fri 9:00 am Zephyr Room
“Millions and Billions… of Years Fabricated: The Truth about the False Geologic Dating of the Earth”
For the last 12 years Greg has been a researcher, teacher and experimenter for the Universal Model.
Greg will be presenting some of the stunning details of how the scientists and theorists have botched the dating of the earth and some of the earthshaking discoveries found in the Universal Model. You’ll learn things you’ve never considered about scientific dating.
Greg is a passionate lifelong seeker of truth. Long before personal computers and the internet were available, one of his favorite places was the non-fiction section of the library. After he reads all there is in the non-fiction section he even may take some time to read a good novel.
Speaking of dating, he and his wife April were engaged the day following their first date 21 years ago and are parents of 5 children. Greg has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.
Thurs 9:00 am Main Stage
“Heartland Update: A Year of Progress”
Fri 7:50 pm Main Stage
“The Book of Mormon, Current as the Daily News.” (New Video)
Sat 3:35 pm Main Stage
“The Phoencia Expedition; Analog to Lehi’s Ocean Voyage”
Rodney L. Meldrum is a researcher, author, and national lecturer on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, with an emphasis on the scriptural and physical evidences recently discovered indicating North America as the most likely location where its epic history played out.
He served for seven years as senior scientific researcher on a natural sciences book, was President and CEO of High Country Gourmet, Inc., Orem, Utah, and more recently was Director of Business Development for Interact Medical, a leading LMS (Learning Management System) developer for surgeons and patients in the medical device industry.
He and his wife, Tonya, are the parents of four children. He is a fifth-generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served a mission in Milan, Italy, and has served faithfully in many church leadership callings, most recently Young Men’s President, High Priest Group Instructor, and currently Sunday School President of his Provo, Utah, Ward.
Jeff Midgley Emergency Medical Expert, Owner of TNT First-Aid Inc.
Thurs 1:15 pm Room D
Medical Skills everyone must know to be prepared
Fri 11:20 am Room D
Medical Skills everyone must know to be prepared
Sat 9:00 am Room D
Medical Skills everyone must know to be prepared
Jeff Midgley has over 24 years in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services. He has worked in Hospital Emergency rooms, ambulance, motorsports safety and Fire Department. Jeff is an American Heart Association Training Center faculty member and instructor for basic life support. Jeff is one of 8 national SFI incident response instructors. He has had training articles published on spinal immobilization in the field and head trauma in the field. Jeff teaches all aspects of emergency medical preparedness including Mass Casualty disaster training and triage. He has also served as a city wide emergency preparedness coordinator. He loves teaching and helping families and businesses prepare for when disaster strikes.
Jeff is Also the creator of the new Virtual Medic App. At a cost of only $2.95 you can have our app cached on your phone with realistic injuries and videos walking you through the treatment process step by step, giving you the confidence you need to properly care for the sick and injured. Jeff has also developed a new 40 hour survival medicine training course open to all skill levels and catering to those individuals that want to be able to do more in an emergency situation and be able to save lives of the ones they love.
Jason Mow Author and Public speaker Website: thewarchapters.com
Fri 4:45 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
“The Heroes of the War Chapters!”
Sat 6:40 pm Main Stage
“The Warrior Ethos”
After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jason joined the U.S. Army and served as a Paratrooper. He advanced through the ranks to the position of Team Sergeant for the Army’s elite Special Reactions Team (SRT). He has experience and training in joint counter narcotics operations, protective services, counter terrorism, weapons and tactics training, and deployments to hostile areas.
After the Army, Jason began work as a civilian Police Officer. Jason has worked as a patrol officer, gang detective, narcotics detective, street crimes detective, and spent several years on SWAT as an operator and instructor. He is a certified police instructor in firearms, defensive tactics, tactical driving, and patrol rifle operations. Jason has twice been awarded the Law Enforcement Metal of Honor for gallant bravery in the line of duty and was recognized as the Community Services Officer of the Year for his department.
In addition to the military and police training, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and has graduated from the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy, the U.S. State Department International Narcotics and Law Enforcement program, and the United States Army Military Police Academy. He is also POST certified police instructor.
In 2006, Jason took time off from his Law Enforcement career and worked as a Civilian Contractor for the U.S. Government in Afghanistan. He worked at the National Police Academy in Herat as the lead Instructor. Jason also worked as the personal mentor for law enforcement operations to several regional Afghan government officials. He embedded with the US Army and traveled with small specialized teams of soldiers to remote locations throughout Afghanistan.
It was in Afghanistan that the first ideas for what would become the War Chapters series began to form. After a rocket attack on his base in Herat, he turned to the scriptures and found comfort in reading about the experiences of Captain Moroni. He wrote these scenes as they played out in his mind all throughout his time there.
Jason volunteers his time and skills doing humanitarian work, conducting personal recovery operations, medical aid, and security, in response to natural disasters around the world. He has deployed to assist during Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti.
Rian Nelson FIRM Foundation Management- Author, Editor, Speaker
Rian Nelson has always loved the Book of Mormon and its heroes, and after 40 years of searching for the location where Nephi and Moroni lived, served, and fought for their freedom has finally been realized. They lived right where the Prophet Joseph Smith said they did, in the United States of America.
Rian loves the Lamanites. He served a mission to Fiji and Kiribati, his parents met each other while each serving the Navajos, Apaches, and Hopis in New Mexico and Arizona, and his son served his mission among the Lamanites of Alaska. Discovering about new heroes, Zelph and Onandagus has inspired him. New found secondary evidences (Archaeology and Geology) has added to his previous testimony and inspired him to create art, maps, and handmade relics, to inspire others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
His passion for truth has been ignited by the description of a “mound” from Rod Meldrum, the location of the “narrow neck of land” from Jonathan Neville, the amazing “finds” from Wayne May, the inspiration of the James Stoddard family, and the testimony from the “Prophets Sword” through Jolene and Howard Smith. Rian thanks his friends Val Chadwick Bagley, Ken Corbett, and Kendra Burton for creating art, and cartoons of Rian’s favorite heroes, and a special thanks to Steve Blake who taught Rian a new talent; creating “cool relics.”
Rian is an author, editor, and speaker. His new book is called, Moroni’s America-Land Bountiful Edition. He has written a previous book in it’s 6th printing titled “Moroni’s America-Maps Edition“, edited by Jonathan Neville. Also with Val Chadwick Bagley as cartoonist, Rian is also the editor of “It Came to Pass Where? “, and a coloring book series titled “The Book of Mormon in America’s Heartland.” He has also been a major contributor to the newly published 600 page “Annotated Book of Mormon” by David Hocking and Rod Meldrum.
Rian enjoys working with his good friend Rod Meldrum of The FIRM Foundation. Rian is the event coordinator for the Book of Mormon Evidence Conferences which are held twice each year. In April 2019 the 23rd event was held at Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah where over 6,000 guests attended and listened to over 90 amazing speakers and 160 different presentations on subjects such as, Book of Mormon, Church History, United States Constitution, Signs of the Times, New Millennial Science, Self-Reliance and other LDS topics of importance.
Rian is married to his eternal companion Stacy, has two married children, Kinley (Tim) and Caden (Shireen), and a two-year-old grandchild named Brooklyn. He currently serves as a Sunbeam Teacher in Bountiful, Utah.
Brian Nettles Amatuer Linquist, Book of Mormon Archeology Enthusiast
Thurs 1:15 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Deciphering the Reformed Egyptian of Michigan”
Fri 9:00 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Deciphering the Reformed Egyptian of Michigan”
Brian Nettles is an amatuer linguist who studies Chinese and Egyptian. During the past two years, Brian has dedicated a significant amount of time in deciphering the language of the Michigan Artifacts. Starting with a Rosetta Stone of the ten commandments, Brian has been able translate portions of several artifacts. The language is actually very simple. As you follow along you will be amazed as to how much will jump out at you as you drill into these items. For years, these artifacts have been kicked around by the archeological world as one great hoax. Yet for Book of Mormon archeology enthusiasts, nothing stands out more as one big collection of hopefully Nephite relics. Even authorities in the church have had differing opinions of their worth and legitimacy.
Come see the evidences of the basics of this language. See for yourself if the linguistic findings are compelling enough to satisfy the arguments of the naysayers. Also, come see that there was some truth to the arguments of the critics as well.
Thurs 6:40 pm Main Stage
“MOBOM-The Museum of the Book of Mormon”
Fri 2:25 pm Main Stage
“Between these Hills: Exploring Cumorah”
Sat 4:45 pm Main Stage
The Translation: “After the manner of their language”
Jonathan Neville is a lawyer, businessman, educator and author who has written over forty books, including both nonfiction and fiction. He has studied Church history and the Book of Mormon for decades, but didn’t begin publishing in the field until 2015. As of July 2017, he has published ten books on these topics. He also writes for several blogs, including lettervii.com, and moronisamerica.com.
Brother Neville approaches these issues like the criminal prosecutor he once was. He pursues the evidence wherever it leads and doesn’t simply “assume” anything or take anyone’s word at face value. When it comes to Church history, he follows the adage: “trust, but verify.” That process of verifying has led to some important new discoveries that he finds to be faith-affirming and corroborate what Joseph Smith said and what the Book of Mormon teaches.
For the last twenty-five years, Jonathan has lived in Utah, but he has lived in Europe for 8 years, in the Philippines, in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Tennessee, and Illinois. He has visited over 60 countries on every continent—including a Chilean base in Antarctica. He travels frequently with his wife Beverly, a PhD and Division Director for the Salt Lake County Health Department who is also a college professor and author, a popular speaker at BYU Education Week, and the author of an article in the Ensign in 2015. They have eight children, seven grandchildren, and no pets.
Tim Ballard, author of the Lincoln Hypothesis among other books, says Brother Neville’s book titled Moroni’s America is “a definite game changer… finally a complete, honest, and faithful look at Book of Mormon geography that deals with all the tough questions.”
Brother Neville’s book, Whatever Happened to the Golden Plates?, explains how Joseph Smith actually translated two separate sets of plates—only one of which came from Moroni’s box in the Hill Cumorah. This new understanding of Church history helps explain details that have puzzled historians for decades.
Brother Neville has spoken at firesides and conferences throughout the United States and in Europe.
Vince Newmeyer Electrical Engineer, Scientific Researcher
Thurs 10:10 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
Our Pillar of Fire – The Science that Supports Faith
Scripture records a number of events in which marvelous and great manifestation of God’s power were displayed – these were miracles performed before the eyes of the people of the day. We read in the Old Testament that the Children of Israel were led by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. One might ask where do we see the miracles in our day – where is “Our Pillar of Fire?” Though we are taught and understand that we should not seek signs, and that we are to live by faith, yet people throughout history have been supported and had their faith confirmed or enhanced by the miracles that they had observed. We even have instances where miracles or visions have changed the course of some lives as in the examples of Paul the Apostle, Alma the Younger and his friends. In this presentation you will be introduced to evidence that displays the hand of God so powerfully, is so prevalent and continually displayed all around us, so much so that we have become blind to them, and yet inexplicable by an appeal to material causes, that when we consider them, one must agree “Our Pillars of Fire” are far more powerful than what accompanied Israel in the desert.
Vincent Newmeyer was a curious child from the start, and has been a science buff his entire life. He attended BYU to study Engineering. Vince ran his own computer consulting company, has designed and built solar power installations and engaged in electronic technical work.
Vince took an intense interest in evolutionary thought and the challenges to it in 1998 and has studied it deeply since that time. As a result of his research and the disconnect with the facts as he saw them he started “The Catalyst Group” to bring to light the science that has been ignored and all too often swept under the rug. Vince sat on the parent review committee and voiced his opposition to the 6-8 grade standards which were unfortunately adopted by our State Board of Education. He also sat on the K-5 & 9-12 standards review committee and is now leading the opposition to the materialist dogma they push
Vince started the ScienceFreedom.org website to help that effort as it relates to public schools, and the ScienceElevated.com website and YouTube Channels “LDS Science Elevated” and “Science Elevated” to help parents with children in the home, home schools, private schools, and for others curious about this topic.
As an amateur geologist and science buff, he has done extensive reading and researching on topics in Geology, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences.
Oak Norton Founder Scripture Notes
Fri 1:15 pm Room H
“Don’t waste years of your best thinking. Use Scripture Notes and study the way YOUR brain works.”
Is your scripture study frustrated by a lack of powerful search options? No meaningful way to link notes to verses and find them again? Can’t see your notes while reading the scriptures? Poor navigation interface? No good way to save collections of verses and comment on them?
Re-imagining things is powerful. What could something be if you removed the constraints that limit our thinking about “how it’s always been”?
Fifteen years ago I transformed my scripture study by creating my own digital tool to study the scriptures with. Now I’m releasing a public version of the software and in this demonstration, I’ll show you how Scripture Notes is the most powerful scripture study journaling program ever created and it’s just getting started. Now you can learn in ways that weren’t possible before using a program that works the way your brain works, visually.
Scripture Notes makes it possible to search the scriptures in-depth and then save your thoughts and revelation, mission notes, create personalized collections of verses with master notes, add quotes, and easily retrieve everything with powerful search features.
Scripture Notes will fundamentally change the way you study and allow you to develop a deeper and richer understanding of the scriptures. Once you try Scripture Notes you’ll never be satisfied with another scripture study tool.
Pamela Romney Openshaw Author of Promises of the Constitution Website: promisesoftheconstitution.com
Thurs April 11, Twilight Rooms 3-4- 6:40 pm
Liberty & Trump: Help or Hindrance?
Under President Trump, are we more free, or less? What is liberty, what is freedom, and is Trump aiding both? Is America lost, or found?
Fri April 12, Main Stage 10:10 am
Government & God: Is He In Charge?
Our culture drives God from government, yet America’s Constitution breathes Christian principles from the Book of Mormon in every phrase. We teach that God is liberty!
Sat April 13, Twilight Rooms 3-4- 6:40 pm
Patterns to Govern: Israel, Nephite,
Does modern America’s government copy the ancient cultures of Israel and the Nephites? They fell. Will we do the same?
Pamela Romney Openshaw found her passion for the Constitution and yearning for the politics of good, moral government while serving as an elected delegate from Nebraska to President Carter’s 1980 White House Conference on Families. She saw how political forces can distort procedures and policies so that they appear to represent the will of the American people, but it became obvious that powerful forces for both good and evil operate in the hearts of those who lead.
Her love of country, family, and life itself led her to begin speaking publicly for the Right to Life movement and into a private study of the morality of public policy. This fascinating journey left her concerned, yet hopeful, for the future of our country. She remains optimistic about the strength, integrity and willingness to act with her fellow Americans in the conservative Christian cause.
A college degree in education opened the door to teaching: in elementary school, high school, and public school special education. Those endeavors have been shelved as she currently invests her efforts in teaching about our inspired, dynamic and currently embattled United States Constitution. Her greatest love, other than God, family, and country, is teaching—and she loves teaching the truth.
W. Dennis Parker Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Board Approved: InstructorW. Dennis Parker CHT – Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Board Approved: Instructor, Examiner, and School Operator – Owns and Operates a Utah State Approved Postsecondary Proprietary School of Hypnotherapy, registered and bonded with the Department of Commerce, Author, Father of 11 Children and Grandfather to 40 Grandchildren. He understands families and current needs.
2019 Two Presentations, same theme:
The Time to Bind Satanic Influences from Our Minds and Hearts is, NOW!
….‘and Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more’….
2 Nephi 30:18
Fri 9:00 am Part 1 Room D: Pornographic Addiction – Learn the Truth about the Real Roots of What Is Being Mis-Labeled as Pornographic Addiction and Other So-Called Addictions, as well as Suicidal Ideation. Anyone who has been involved in pornography for a length of time most always have at least two evil spirit attachments specializing in curiosity and lust, which are being mislabeled as the addiction. So-Called Addiction Is Being Accomplished by Specialized Satanic Evil Spirit Tag Teams Creating Strong Emotions of Curiosity, Lust, I’m Not Good Enough, Depression, Fear, Despair, Hopelessness, Helplessness, and Many Other Negative Thoughts and Emotions.
The word addiction used with pornography is deceptive in and of itself as it leaves other conclusions for the problem rather than what the Book of Mormon terms for it would be: captivated, snared, trapped, seduced, vexed, enticed, and bound, all tied into satanic influence. Please come and learn in detail how the adversary is accomplishing these things with so many people in this first session. Once you learn how Satan and his minions are accomplishing these so-called addictions, then we will teach you in the second session Protocols of Adversarial Resistance explaining what can be done about this serious adversarial plot.
Fri 10:10 am Part 2 Room D: Protocols of Adversarial Resistance – This second session will teach you how to deal with evil spirit entities and their attachments to us or possessions of us, and how to free yourself and others. You will learn information such as a person has had to use their agency and choice to accept the temptations and act out on them, which has allowed for these attachments, and now they must use their agency and discernment to release themselves from these satanic forces. We will teach you what needs to be done and how to do it. Knowledge is power in these things.
Hosea 4: 6 ¶ My people are destroyed for lack of a knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee….
Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
….‘and Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more’….
2 Nephi 30:18
Over the past years, Dennis has assisted hundreds of young people to be free of pornography and self-abuse issues to qualify for their missions. He has worked with ecclesiastical leaders to assist many others, singles, and married couples, to work through these same issues. The Positive Mind Management Skills and Tools that he has developed over 30 years, are now being combined with the Protocols of Adversarial Resistance in a new book just released, are now being offered to the public in general instead of just his personal students trained in his Certified Hypnotherapy Training School.
Dennis explains that he has been given an understanding of how the imagination works and how it can turn up inappropriate emotional arousal. The imagination is a control point over the emotions. He will explain all of this in these two sessions. You will come to understand the new behavioral model which is more thorough than the normally accepted behavioral model. You will leave the classes feeling better and enjoy more emotional control, learning to be happier.
Dennis is a noted Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners since 1991. (CHT 191-219). He is a Board-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Examiner, Instructor, and Approved School Operator. Dennis owns and operates “Certified Hypnotherapy Training School” in Farr West, Utah. CHTS trains students in Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Suggestion Hypnotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and unique, proprietary, “Positive Mind Management Hypnotherapy”, and Protocols of Adversarial Resistance. He teaches and qualifies students Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, (A.C.H.E.).
CHTS is a Postsecondary Proprietary School of Hypnotherapy in the State of Utah, registered and bonded with the Department of Commerce. It was a professional trade school of hypnotherapy. Students who graduate from the school are certified through The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. A.C.H.E Hypnotherapist Certificates are recognized and accepted throughout the United States, and in over 20 countries. Dennis teaches that when hypnosis is understood correctly, and is accomplish correctly in the clinic, it is what the scriptures call pondering. Meditation as spoken of in the scriptures is what we call hypnotherapy in the clinic when accomplished correctly.
Dennis has worked in several health and mental health clinics as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist for many years before starting his own therapy clinic, ‘Positive Mind Management Services, in Farr West Utah’. This has given him vast experience in working with clients in real clinical settings. This real-world experience is what he gives to his students in the trainings and protocols he has developed at Certified Hypnotherapy Training School, CHTS. He promises students that they will receive the best Clinical Hypnotherapist trainings available anywhere, and be prepared to work in a variety of specialties with clients. He makes it all about hypnotherapist competency, to see that the public gets the benefits they are seeking through hypnotherapy from his graduates! He has trained many registered nurses, massage therapist, executives, managers, supervisors, and many others who just want to have the skills and tools to affect behavioral modification and help their family and friends, and set up their own full-time or part-time business. He is a Key Note speaker and does Corporate Seminar and Workshop Trainings for executives, managers, and supervisors on Overcoming Stress and Anxieties in the Work Force improving employee productivity.
Farrell & Rhonda Pickering Jewish Culture and Astronomical Signs Experts
Thurs 2:25 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Hidden Prophetic Codes” taught by Rhonda Pickering:
“The Prophetic Backstory of Israel—Stage Three Is on the Horizon”
There is a story of the peoples of Israel that is woven into the background of all history and all prophecy. The sons and daughters of Lehi are just one of the branches in an epic tale whose scope is not just a country, not even the nations, but in prophetic events that will envelop the whole world. It is written in the stars. It is rehearsed in the ancient Feasts of Israel. It is encoded throughout the scriptures. Ether, Isaiah, Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni saw it—and so did Joseph Smith. Jesus initiated stage two in AD 33, and stage three is on the prophetic horizon. Do we understand how the vision of the fulfillment of covenantal promises made to Lehi and to all of the fathers of Israel unfolds? Do we know the backstory of the branches of the house of Israel well enough to fulfill Ephraim’s part?
Sat 3:35 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“Hidden Prophetic Codes” class taught by Farrell Pickering:
“The Mystery of the End Time Is Revealed in John 4”
A simple conversation… a multi-layered prophecy that would revolutionize the teachings and the missions of the early apostles… Here, Jesus would establish the beginning of a new era of time—and embed within their exchange of words, a code that details precisely when that era will be fulfilled. The mystery of the end times as revealed to a Samaritan woman could unravel what you thought you knew about the end of the time of the Gentiles and the beginning of stage three!
Farrell Pickering attended SUSC in the field of Engineering and excels in spacial skills and the logic of building. He has combined a love of the scriptures, numbers, and science to explore fascinating relationships about the treasures left for us in the heavens, in the earth, and in God’s Word.
Rhonda Pickering has taught seminary and administrated private schools for the past 30 years and is a passionate student of Isaiah, the ancient Feasts of Israel, and Biblical Astronomy.
Through our studies, we have developed a profound love and appreciation for the perfection of God’s Plan of Exaltation—past, present, and future. Many of these findings are profoundly intertwined in types and shadows in the Book of Mormon. It is our passion to share our on-going discoveries with others and to shine the light of hope for future generations. Come join us in the journey!
Kent (Harris) Linford Pickering Direct Descendant of Martin and Lucy Harris
Fri 7:50 pm Zephyr Room
Sat 1:15 Room H
“In Defense of Lucy Harris”
Kent (Harris) Linford Pickering, Direct Descendant of Martin and Lucy Harris and Martin and Caroline Young Harris. (Harris is actually not in my legal name, but I added it to show my family connection) I am holding an original 1830 Palmyra edition of the Book of Mormon in my bio picture, likely personally touched by Martin Harris himself)
Kent Pickering is a direct descendant of Martin and Lucy Harris and also a descendant of Martin and Caroline Young Harris through a family intermarriage. He descends from Martin through his birth mother. The first descendants of Lucy Harris to join the Church come through his great grandfather, Alma Martin Harris, the grandson of Martin and Lucy Harris, who married Ida May Harris, the youngest daughter of Martin Harris and Caroline Young Harris.
Though not a recognized scholar with the usual accompanying university degrees, he has studied the life of Martin Harris extensively. He uses an innovative approach of not merely being a chronologist, but one of trying to understand what interactions likely took place between and to members of Martin Harris’s family which led to known historical events. Some of his analysis and perceptions of some of the stories and accounts of Martin Harris’s family relationships with Lucy Harris Harris, Caroline Young Harris, and the Prophet Joseph Smith have never been told in a public setting before.
He has attended several Firm Foundation Conferences in the past, and noticed that little information was given on Martin Harris’s life. He volunteered to try and fill that void after talking with Rod Meldrum and Rian Nelson.
Kent is an avid Family Search indexer who learned the value of digitized records, and new information has recently been digitized and made available which gives new insight into the life of Martin Harris.
He will be presenting the first installment of a planned four part series.
The first installment will be titled “In Defense of Lucy Harris,” which will include Kent’s hypothesis based on inferential evidence that Lucy did not burn the 116 page Manuscript as many scholars and Church members believe.
Kent will also give his thoughts and answers to other intriguing historical questions that possibly few scholars or Church members, if any, have ever thought of or talked about previously. Some are listed below.
1. What is the hidden miracle of the Lost Manuscript?
2. What is the incredible possible coincidence between the Lost Manuscript and the translation of the Small Plates of Nephi?
3. Other than Joseph and Martin not listening to the Lord to His answer given through the Urim and Thummim, what was the biggest mistake made during the Lost Manuscript occurrence?
4. Why was it significant that Joseph Smith received the revelation of Section 10 through the Urim and Thummim?
5. Why was the Lord not against Lucy Harris seeing the copy of the Lost Manuscript?
6. What is unique about the book preface of First Nephi when compared to the prefaces of the other books in the Book of Mormon?
7. What was one of the most extraordinary timely events in Church History that happened in September of 1835 that most Church members have never heard of?
8. What future event needs to happen for the mistake and transgression of losing the 116 Page Manuscript to be fully rectified?
9. If the Lost Manuscript was never burned, is it likely that someone knows where it is or that someone will eventually find it?
10. What probable event likely ended Martin and Lucy’s marriage relationship even though they never officially divorced?
11. What contribution did Alvin Smith make to our understanding of the physical makeup of Mormon’s abridgment of the Large Plates of Nephi and the other components of the Gold Plates which came out of the Hill Cumorah?
12. What specific prophecy did Joseph Smith, Senior give to Martin Harris about the eternal welfare of his wife Lucy?
Future installments will be as follows:
Martin Harris, The Early Years
Martin Harris, The Return of the Prodigal Son
Caroline Young Harris, A Persevering Saint
Arto Pihlajisto– Owner of Global Trading & Investments Inc, Business Consultant, Survival Trained
Thurs 11:20 am Room D
Arto Pihlajisto was Born and Raised in Finland. Served in the military as an officer and became a pilot. Extensive Survival Training. Degree in Finance from Utah State University. 20 years in the field of Corporate Finance, Mortgage Finance, Venture Capital and Business Consulting as the owner of Global Trading & Investments Inc. Launched import/export relations with Europe. Derivatives and Futures trader specializing in oil and international indices. 2016 stationed in Europe for survival training. Worked with the US Embassy and the Special Forces. Married the Toughest Farm Girl from Idaho!! After nearly 100 years, she still loves me… 🙂 And yes, we currently own a farm. Assisted the Constitution Party to get on the Idaho ballot. As an immigrant from Europe, my firm belief is that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world and we need to do everything to preserve/restore our heritage and Christian values.
Karen Prier LMT Licensed Massage Therapist, 7 Elevations of Wholeness
Thus 2:25 Room H
Understanding Your Dreams – A Road Map to Your Progression
Dreams are a way God has of connecting to everyone who lives. We all have them and we all can receive revelation through them, IF we know how to use them the way God has designed them to be used. If not they will just be an untapped source of revelation that goes unmined. We’re all promised direct instruction from God in our stewardships, if this weren’t so, God would be playing favorites. Dreams are a way we have access to Divine knowledge, direction and POWER! Come find out how to know what kind of dreams you are having and how simple it is to move forward in life using your dreams in a simple, yet powerful way.
Fri 3:35 pm Room D
Understanding The Divine – 7 Laws to Improve Your Relationship with God
Everyone has a relationship with God and everyone can improve their relationship if they understand these seven laws of heaven. When you understand how God communicates and what laws he used to teach us with, it will set you free to progress to new levels of connection with Him. These 7 laws are beautifully profound ways through which God teaches us. It’s necessary to understand these laws in order for us to tap into all truth.
Karen Prier is an expert in personal healing in the fields of body, mind, and spirit unification. She has written two books and is continuing to write several more on the topic of healing and change through a spiritual format. In addition to this Karen is full of enthusiasm and power that is contagious to seminar participants. Karen Prier is a licensed Massage Therapist specializing in clinical and orthopedic message. Her clinical expertise is focused on injury and chronic pain conditions.
She has a very broad background that includes therapies such as Acutherapy, Applied Kinesiology, Aromatherapy, craniofacial Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Joint Mobilization, Medical Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Spinal Touch, Swedish Massage and Touch for Health. She is also a herbalist and homeopathic practitioner. Karen has also developed one of the most comprehensive systems of dealing with the physical effects of emotional imbalance. This revolutionary system called R & R is able to empower individuals to eliminate the effects of emotional distress past and present. As a Dame in the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope, Karen assists in the work of philanthropic outreach to all that require health and wellness, emotional or physical.
Richard Proctor Economist, Financial Expert
Fri 3:35 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Saving the Constitution”
Sat 9:00 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Saving the Constitution”
Richard Proctor has been actively engaged in Economics for nearly 60 years, with a PHD in Political Economics. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he observed the creation of the two-tiered international gold standard resulting in the abolishment of our gold standard in 1971. He then observed the follow-on interest rate and inflation explosion of the 1970s. He can and will, upon request, explain the reasons behind the inflation of the 1970s.
He has followed the political shadow government since the 1960’s and has studied hundreds of books covering political economics and the effects of this shadow government on our lives. Some of these books were written in the 1700s and 1800s. He began writing in 2005 and produced an internet political newsletter every Tuesday for 6 years, from 2006 to 2012.
He has 9 books currently published with the 10th in process. The 9th book is Saving the Constitution and is one of a kind. It seems to be the only book of it’s kind as it discusses every paragraph in the Constitution as it was written, without including any of the supreme court decisions nor the invalid amendments. These books help individuals grasp what is happening in our society. One is strictly economics in an easy to understand style. It is written so even high school students and adults can finally easily understand the concepts of economics.
He has formed The Institute of Political Economics to help people gain graduate degrees in practical economics and political economics at an affordable price. The institute awards degrees up to and including doctorate degrees at annual tuition fees beginning as low as $350 per year. See the website at Sulmega.com.
James T. Prout Author: The “Last Days” Timeline
Thursday 11:20 Room H
“What The Scriptures Say About Donald Trump” – How Long Will He Last?
Friday 11:20 Room H
“Who Is The AntiChrist – When Does He Appear?”
Saturday 11:20 Room H
“What’s Happening at The Federal Reserve Now…That You Don’t Know About?”
James T. Prout is the author the book: The “Last Days” Timeline and is an expert on the specific last-days events. James is the founder of www.LastDaysTimeline.com
Find out how you can prepare your family for the next event in the sequence. Prophecy is simply the future, shown to Prophets of God in advance. Why not help your family by knowing the signs-of-the-times before they happen?
James has spent 20 years studying the scriptures, and other authors. He pulls out the nuggets of truth and cuts through the clutter that has been recorded surrounding prophecy of the end-times leading to the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Let him help you discover the next domino to fall; so you can prepare your family for the next event in the sequence.
“What the Scriptures Say about Donald Trump – How Long Will He Last?”
Lenet Hadley Read Author & Lecturer
Thurs 3:35 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“The “Eternal View” of the Book of Mormon: Using it to Strengthen Youth” (A part will include David Daniels sharing how he returned to church from life as a gay man)*
Fri 4:45 pm Main Stage
“Proofs of Christ’s Visit: How It Dramatically Changed Nephite Culture”
Lenet Read is a much published author whose four books, over twenty articles, web site and scriptural blog have led thousands to greater scriptural understanding. Her articles in The Ensign and other publications have revealed much scriptural symbolism. She’s shown how Israelite Holy Days were prophetic, even pointing to the exact day of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. (See Annotated Book of Mormon, p. xix). Her Ensign Series and subsequent book How We Got the Bible is still available as an e-book through Deseret Book.
Her website: https://thefinaldaysofawe.com, has videos of (1) How the Bible is a great Chiasm, with Christ’s Death on the Cross its turning point; (2) More Insights about The Final Days of Awe; and (3) Seven Biblical Prophecies of the Book of Mormon. (Videos also posted on YouTube). Her scriptural blog: sriptureslenethread.blogspot.com is featured on ldsgospeldoctrine.net.
Lenet Read graduated from BYU with a B.A. in English, and did Post Graduate Studies in Religion at the University of Florida. She has spoken at Education Week, CES Symposiums, and various conferences. She has served as both Ward and Stake Relief Society Presidents, has taught Gospel Doctrine in more than one ward, and Institute in two regions. She is currently a Temple Ordinance Worker and a Ward Temple and Family History Consultant. She has been blessed with five children, twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
2019 Presentation: With Lenet Read. “Prodigal Son of God”
David is the oldest of seven children whose father served in the army and as chaplain in the Air Force. In his teenage years he discovered he was gay. Nevertheless, he served a mission in the Puerto Rico San Juan mission. He then attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in Psychology, and becoming a lifelong fan of its sports.
After a failed attempt at marriage, he moved to Salt Lake City and became very active in the gay lifestyle. He also has a gay brother. Imagine the heartbreak of the mother when she found two of her sons are gay.
But in 2013, David announced to his parents he wanted to return to the church. It hasn’t been easy, but his family and ward leaders have helped him along the way. He has found strength in the Book of Mormon to make this change. Since becoming active he’s served as Temple Preparation teacher, Elders Quorum teacher, and Ward Music Chairman. He loves to sing with the choir and claims to be a one-man bass section.
He now works in Provo, Utah as a digital designer and shoots photography, creates social media content, designs websites, and dabbles in video editing. His website is https://davd.photo.
He will share how a family’s unfailing love and fellowship and the Book of Mormon opened up his desire to return to Christ By sharing his experience, he risks criticism from some in the gay community. However, he believes that his story may provide hope and comfort to those living with same sex attraction and to their loved ones.
Lynn Ridenhour PhD Baptist Minister Building Bridges Ministries lynnsbridgebuilding.com
Thurs 6:40 pm Room H
“This Man Embraced It All”
Fri 6:40 pm Room H
Sat 9:00 am Main Stage
“The “Ite’s,” They Sure Are A Shrinking!”
Lynn Ridenhour, Southern Baptist minister, has for these past thirty-plus years, been preaching out of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. He is the founder of “Believers Building Bridges,” an inter-faith ministry dedicated to bringing together God’s people of all denominational affiliations. Brother Lynn especially has a passion to bring together reformation and restoration Christians. Believers Building Bridges is launching a national tour this year, visiting every state in the nation for the purpose of building bridges of understanding among God’s people.
Thurs April 11, Room H 4:45 to 5:40 pm
“Rock Art – Creating Calm in a Turbulent World”
Fri April 12, Room H 2:25 pm
“Rock Art – Creating Calm in a Turbulent World”
International author & artist, Patti Rokus demonstrates how rocks and pebbles can deepen our connection to God and restore calm to children and adults. During the presentation, Patti brings common rocks to life to tell the stories of our Maker and of His love for us, as she uses stones to recreate scenes of the life of our savior from her acclaimed books, “He Is Risen–Rocks Tell the Story of Easter,” and “A Savior is Born–Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas,” published by Harper Collins Christian. Her rock-art viral videos, books, and experiences of working with God to find answers to life’s questions sheds light on the compassion God has for each one of us. Patti offers a simple way to play, relax, and reconnect to ourselves and to God. Finding, organizing and creating with “backyard” rocks is a calming activity for any age and any capability that opens space in our hearts for God to enter and fill us with love.
A recovering corporate product manager with Nike, Microsoft, and the LDS Church, Patti left it all to release her inner artist and find ways to share her love for nature and The Creator. She’s committed to helping us reconnect to our source, and thereby find healing, wonder, and greater contentment. Her presentations are filled with common rocks doing uncommon things, tips on how and why to do your own rock art with loved ones, and personal stories of God’s hand in her own healing journey.
Patti served on the Primary General Board for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under Rosemary Wixom, promoting faith in the lives of over 1 million children in nearly every country in the world. You may have seen her rock art in the Friend Magazine. She graduated from BYU in communications, with a minor in music; has a songwriting certificate from The Grove School of Music and is a certified PMP, Project Management Professional.
Dean W. Sessions Author of the Universal Model and founder of the New Millennial Science Website: universalmodel.com
Thurs 4:45 pm Main Stage
“Latter Day Saint Creationism: The Doctrine and Science”
Fri 6:40 pm Zephyr Room
“How Practical Scientific Applications of the Universal Model Help Us Learn Truth”
Sat 2:25 pm Zephyr Room
Dean Sessions/Sarah Nyberg
“Discover Truth: Have Fun Learning the UM in Home Study Groups”
Dean W. Sessions is the author of the Universal Model (UM) and founder of the Millennial Science Foundation. Sessions has a B.S. Degree in Science from Brigham Young University and in 1990, Sessions began studying in both archeology and geology where a number of important new discoveries in these fields were made over the next few years. From this initial research and experimentation, a number of inaccuracies in theoretical aspects of modern science was found leading to the realization that a complete revolution in science needed to take place.
As the director of scientific research and discovery for the Universal Model, A New Millennial Science, Sessions continued investigations in the 1990s with the aid of several research assistants. Thousands of peer reviewed scientific journal articles were gathered from all the general fields of science, as well as in-depth experimentation was conducted both in the field and in the laboratory. By 2000, the official writing and documenting of the Universal Model began. On 15 October 2016, Volume I of the UM was released to UniversalModel.com to the public. Volume I, II and III will contain a total of 32 chapters with a total of about 2,000 pages when completed. Mr. Sessions has spoken to thousands of individuals sharing the hundreds of new scientific discoveries found in the UM and explaining why we are such an important part of the wonderful Creation that surrounds us.
Tom Smokoff Water Treatment Research Scientist
Thur 2:25 Room D
“Learn NASA Nano Filtration Technology and it’s ability to Remove bacteria and viruses more effectively than Conventional Water Filters”
Fri 9:00 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
“Learn how Nanofiber technology co-developed by NASA alleviates water problems by solving challenges of removing contaminates other filters cannot ie: bacteria, viruses, arsenic, mercury, pesticides, lead, uranium and much more.”
We are pleased to introduce Tom Smokoff Co-founder of our company, Water Pure Technologies, Inc.
The company is based in Salt Lake City, Utah with an emphasis in Chemical & Mechanical Engineering, Research, & Manufacturing Water Filter Systems & Water Treatment Products.
Tom is a research Scientist, whose primary focus has been in the development of Mineral Ion Technology, used for long term point of use water treatments, and Electro-positive Adsorption (EPA) Nano Water Filtration Technology that was co-developed by NASA for use on the International Space Station. The company in also Certified by the Space Foundation also using this technology. The company has developed a complete line of Water filters and Water Filter systems using this space-age technology.
He has worked with Federal, State and International water quality projects as well as humanitarian programs.
Fri 10:10 am Room H
“Demographic’s the Great Predictor OUTCOMES- Family and Faith Factors”
Sat 11:20 am Main Stage
“LOST America’s Ancient History. Social Engineers of the 1800s, North-South Connection”
Steven Edgar Smoot is President of the Family First Foundation and President of Excel Investment Corporation and Watchman Properties. He is Author of the book, Lost American Antiquities a Hidden History and co-producer of many documentaries, the two most known documentaries are The Lost Civilizations of North America and Demographic Winter the Decline of the Human Family. He has been an invited speaker on the Decline of the Human Family and Demographics at the European Union and at many World Congress of Families events worldwide. Steven has also spoken at many ancient origin conference’s on the silence and science surrounding America’s ancient civilizations. Answering the why, how and who questions as to why we haven’t heard more about these ancient mound building cultures. Steven will also be sharing findings showing how migration patterns and the trading of precious metals, tobacco and Indian slaves can answer an age old question as to how religious teachings and practices became common to ancient cultures on many continents. Inter-twined through each of his documentaries is a common thread that shows that society cannot always rely on today’s scientific and academic communities for scholarly truths. One would think that by using scientific methods that scientists would be encouraged to follow the evidences wherever they may lead and in time come to a truthful conclusion. But since the mid 1800’s as these documentaries reveal, Social Engineers have learned that they can use the sciences and their influential political positions as a powerful tool to crush dissent on the origin and evolution of man and a myriad of other social and political issues.
Kathryn Spencer Founder of American Family Education and Mother to her 5 Children
Thurs 4:45 pm Zephyr Room
Leadership in the Home: A Mother’s Perspective
– Love and connection creates both independence and unity. Examples from moving towards a consecrated life.
Fri 10:10 am Twilight Rooms 3&4
A Place to Learn
– What if there were a place for families to learn together? A place to prepare and practice the principles that will build true community. The “floods” are coming, we’re looking for “arc” builders.
Sat 2:25 pm Twilight Rooms 3&4
How will they know?
– What we learn and how we learn either points us towards truth or creates stumbling blocks. Yes, even learning grammar can bring you closer to knowing the Saviour!
Kathryn, as the founder of American Family Education and mother to her 5 children, is anxiously engaged in helping people see their worth, identify their purpose and break through limitations. AFE was organized to be a gathering place where individuals and families could find true community and improve every aspect of their lives. Purpose driven education is her passion and she gets joy from connecting families to a holistic leadership, entrepreneurial education. Over the last 5 years, her vision to establish a real Opt-Out for conveyor belt education has blessed many lives and changed the landscape of education forever.
James F. Stoddard III President – Joseph Smith Foundation Website: josephsmithfoundation.org
Thurs 2:25 pm Main Stage –
“New Book: Seer Stone(s), Faith Crisis, Treasure Digging, Murder, Seduction”
Thurs 4:45 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“True vs. New Narrative: Has the Church covered up its history?”
Fri 10:10 am Twilight 1&2
“Rewriting History: Magic, Stones, Parchments, Charms, Defending Joseph”
Sat 6:40 pm Room H
Faith Crisis, History Questions Q&A: Joseph’s wives, magic, etc.
James F. Stoddard III is the father of 10 children. He is a direct descendant of Asael and Mary Duty Smith, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s grandparents, and other LDS Church history figures. He is the president of the Joseph Smith Foundation, including LDS Answers, ZionTube, FAQs, Papers, InspiraWiki and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He is the co-author of Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial and the producer or executive producer of seven documentary films. James has worked in private, public, religious, corporate and home education as well as Web development, software engineering, videography and natural health. He is the owner of IntegriVizion, a family business specializing in film production, Web development and graphic design. James spends any free moments working on Highland Cathedral Estate, a planned family retreat and learning facility with perennial gardens and walking trails specializing in experimental farming techniques and four-season food production. He currently serves on the Firm Foundation Executive Advisory and Strategic Planning Board. He also authors many papers and articles on the Web. James has worked as a release time Seminary teacher and as an instructor at the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC). His research supports the writings and teachings of ancient and latter-day prophets.
L. Hannah Stoddard Director – For Our Day Film Series Website: josephsmithfoundation.org
Thurs 2:25 pm Main Stage –
“New Book: Seer Stone(s), Faith Crisis, Treasure Digging, Murder, Seduction”
Thurs 4:45 pm Twilight Rooms 1&2
“True vs. New Narrative: Has the Church covered up its history?”
Fri 10:10 am Twilight 1&2
“Rewriting History: Magic, Stones, Parchments, Charms, Defending Joseph”
Sat 6:40 pm Room H
Faith Crisis, History Questions Q&A: Joseph’s wives, magic, etc.
L. Hannah Stoddard is the co-author of Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial. She is the founder of Joseph Smith’s Legacy and the producer or director of six documentary films. In addition to directing Joseph Smith Foundation projects for over a decade, she is often invited to speak on various radio and video programs. Hannah helped direct her first documentary film, beginning at age 16. She has worked as a history and literature teacher, graphic design artist, software developer, videographer, project manager, agriculturist and research assistant. Her work focuses on Church history and doctrine, answers to Latter-day Saint faith crisis questions, educational philosophy, culture and defending the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Documentary Films – For Our Day: Covenant on the Land (2013), For Our Day Divinely Sanctioned Governments (2013), Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration (2014), The Prophet Joseph: More than we know (2015), Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets: Revelation 11 (2017), Hidden Bloodlines: The Grail & the Lost Tribes in the Lands of the North (2017).
The Benefits and Fundamentals of Fermenting Sauerkraut (and other veggies)”
Thurs 10:10 am Room D
The Benefits and Fundamentals of Fermenting Sauerkraut (and other vegies)”
Marcello Surjopolos Pur7 Hemp CBD Oil, 7PrepSteps, Puravai, and Emergency Water
Having packaged and supplied emergency food for the Navy Seals, celebrities, and well-known retailers in the industry, Marcello is a popular speaker at top preparedness conferences as one of the world’s leading authorities in emergency food and water. He is also the author of “The 7 Prep Steps” (www.7PrepSteps.com). Learn how to do emergency food and water the right way! Whether you’re just starting your food storage or have been doing it for 20-30 years, you’ll learn something new! Come discover the 5 (not 4) food killers and how to judge which companies (the ones you buy from every day) can live up to their 25-year shelf-life claims and which cannot. Save yourself months, if not years, of research and avoid $Thousands of Dollars in the common food storage mistakes most people make. Show up early, be ready to take notes, and maybe even win a free prize or two for participating!
Bio: Marcello Surjopolos is the Former Director of Entrepreneur Development for the State of Utah under Governor Huntsman and is a seasoned entrepreneur. He has a passion not only for helping business owners succeed, but also for helping families and individuals be prepared for emergencies. Starting as early as the 1990s, Marcello gained an appreciation for preparedness and since has started or partnered up with several companies in the preparedness arena. Some of his companies include www.FoodStorageDepot.com, www.Puravai.com (20-year shelf life Emergency Water), www.TryPur7.com, and others. He is also the author of “The 7 Prep Steps” course (www.7PrepSteps.com) which took over 2000 hours to create and helps companies, families, and individuals follow a systematic 7-Step process to go from unprepared to completely prepared for emergencies.
Thurs 3:35 pm Foom H
Fri 7:50 pm Room D with Peggy Layton
“CBD and Chronic Pain Relief”
A native of Utah, born and raised in Layton Utah, a veteran and an award winning author. His book, The Big Red Bike, won several national awards. Married with 8 daughters and one son and 42 grand and great grandchildren. Now living in Payson Utah.
Jay has owned and ran several companies from food storage to nutritional products. Currently a partner in ALTERNA Therapies inc. located in Provo Utah. ALTERNA is now manufacturing several different products in the CBD arena, From Xtreme Relief Pain Creams and several CDB products.
Beuna Tomalino Horticulturist, Landscape Designer, Gardening Educator
Fri 1:15 pm Room D
Gardening In Survival Times
After getting a degree in horticulture from Utah State University and starting as a landscape design Beuna realized she prefers teaching people how to garden – especially how to grow their own food and herbs. One of her classes about native plants also inspired her to learn more in that area. She now teaches gardening and foraging classes and holds wild herb walks in addition to one-on-one consultations. She is now opening a store in the Bountiful, Utah area (Basil & Rose) where she can teach regularly and sell products to help people with their gardening and foraging including her wild herb card decks.
Besides the Firm Foundation Expo, Beuna’s previous teaching has included the Conservation Water Parks in West Jordan and Layton, Utah, and The Salt Lake Tribune Home & Garden Show. She has also been a guest on PrepperTalk Radio, Joy in Your Garden radio, and FOX13’s The Place
Boyd J. Tuttle MBA President, Digital Legend Press & Publishing
Sat 3:35 pm Twilight Room 1&2
Out of Darkness into Light A “Decade of Discovery” in Book of Mormon Research
A skimming primer of the more than 30 books and DVD’s in the Heartland Library. What the FIRM Foundation research has yielded since 2008 (“The Decade of Discovery”) Presented by the publisher, Boyd Tuttle of Digital Legend Press.
Boyd graduated from BYU with a degree in Engineering in 1986 and then earned his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1991. After twenty plus years of working for a fortune 500 company in New York and Japan, Boyd retired early to start a publishing venture. Ten years later, Digital Legend Press has over 200 titles in print, many of which have become regional bestsellers with some receiving national attention. Many of those titles are presenters at this conference: Timothy Ballard, Ron Anderson, Rod Meldrum, Steve Smoot, Jonathan Neville, Bruce Porter, Gary Wright, David Allen, Stephen Spykerman, Doug Brinley, Leslie Rees, Lori Henderson, Dave Collingridge. And many others.
Boyd currently serves as Executive Vice-President of the FIRM Foundation and Education Liaison for the Universal Model. Digital Legend has been named “Official Publisher” of the FIRM Foundation. In that capacity Digital Legend has published no less than 30 individual titles (books, DVDs , etc.) that specifically support the goals and objectives of the FIRM Foundation. Tens of thousands of these titles have sold across the country and today they serve as the literary backbone and educational showcase of the Heartland library. For more information visit: www.digitalegend.com. Some of you may remember Boyd’s father, Elder A. Theodore Tuttle of the First Quorum of Seventy who passed away in 1986. Boyd and his family recently relocated from New York and now reside in Cottonwood Heights, UT where he and his wife Holly are the parents of nine children and 6 grandchildren.
Karen Urbanek Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, International Educator
Fri 6:40 pm Room D
Knowing What-to-do-When for ALL SICKNESS AND DIS-EASE! Not kidding….The human body is marvelous machine, and just like a car or a computer, it runs on fuel, has different parts, and when one thing goes wrong other areas are affected. Enjoy an entertaining science filled glimpse into the Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory, Nervous and Immune Systems and what dis-eases are associated with each, how they affect each other, and what YOU can do at home to help each system and each dis-ease! It’s a cell thing!
Sat 2:25 pm Room D
HOW YOUR HUMAN CELLS FUNCTION & PREVENT DISEASE (or don’t!) The human cell is a complex world and environment in and of itself – literally. With over 50 trillion cells in your body, some reproducing in seconds, it is imperative they have the building materials they need to make YOU YOU! Enjoy an exciting and life changing (guaranteed) glimpse into the Golgi apparatus, the Lysosomes that keep cells clean, the mitochondria that give each cell energy, the way proteins are created and stored, and learn what you can do to those tiny cells to help them cleanse, divide in peace, and help you live with energy and dis-ease free! It’s a cell thing!
Karen Urbanek is an extremely entertaining, science based educator who is on fire to help the world get back to the basics of health! Having grown up on medications for her epilepsy, Karen was motivated to remove all pharmaceuticals from her life. She quickly became epileptic free and further studied to become a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner. An accomplished author, speaker, motivator and mother to eleven, Karen’s passion for the human body and the science of life is felt by all who meet her. Karen and her family ran two wellness centers, grocery stores and organic cafes before Karen became the President of the International Institute of Holistic Health and Education (I2H2E.com). She doesn’t know who loves your cells more, you, or HER! Learn more at Karen’s I2H2E.com or KarensHolisticHealth.com
Allan Wade Education Instructor
Allan Wade – Universal Model Education Instructor – Allan has been teaching the Universal Model – A New Millennial Science for many years and is currently a teacher at American Family Education. As a former Biology teacher, Allan’s knowledge of the UM and its principles are far reaching. He is uniquely prepared in the learning and teaching of science to students of all ages. He loves the experimental, hands-on approach of personal discovery and as seen in his Facebook page, Do True Science, wants everyone to experience discovery for themselves.
Eric Wahlin MMA Champ, Jiu-jitsu champ, Undefeated Boxer, Entrepreneur, Author
Thurs 1:15 pm Room H
Fighting to Find God
Sat 3:35 pm Room H
Fighting to Find God
Eric Wahlin, co-owner of Factum MMA, has competed in combat sports most of his life. His wins include ten black-belt or expert-division jiu-jitsu championships, state wrestling championship, and he has an undefeated heavy-weight boxing record at 4-0. In MMA, he’s won and defended Utah’s Steelfist light-heavyweight title and has fought in both Bellator and The Ultimate Fighter. One of his greatest accomplishments was the book he recently published called Fighting to Find God. His life goals include sharing his testimony through this book with as many people as he can.
All speakers and presenters represent and express their own individual opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of FIRM Foundation or it’s employees. No speaker represents the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.