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Dr. S. Michael Wilcox

Special Guest Educator

S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land and to Church history sites. He has served in a variety of callings, including as bishop and counselor in a stake presidency. He has written many articles and books, including House of Glory, Sunset, 10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in Heaven, and Finding Hope. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the…

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Dr. John L. Lund

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Dr. Lund has led numerous tours to Israel, LDS Church History sites, and to the Lands of the Book of Mormon in Mesoamerica. He speaks fluent Spanish and served as a missionary in Mexico. He is the author of various articles in the New Era, the Ensign, The Encyclopedia of Mormonism, and most recently, in the LDS 2006 Church Almanac. Dr. Lund retired after teaching for thirty-six years in the CES Institute program. He is described as having a unique combination of gospel knowledge, deep spirituality, and has a delightful sense of humor.  

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Dr. Richard N. Holzapfel

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Dr. Holzapfel attended BYU, Hebrew Union College, and the University of California, Irvine (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.) emphasizing in Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish History, Ancient History, American History, and Nineteenth-Century American Religious History. He married Jeni Broberg in 1978 and is the father of five children. Richard came to BYU as an assistant professor in 1993, teaching in the Church History, Ancient Scripture, and History departments, including the Honors sections of the Doctrine and Covenants and New Testament. He taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center from 1997 through 1998. Dr. Holzapfel currently serves as the Publications Director of the "Religious…

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Dr. David A. Christensen

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David A Christensen is a popular motivational speaker throughout the United States. David received his bachelor's degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts at Brigham Young University. He received his master’s degree and his Doctorate of Education at the same university. He has been a successful instructor and professor for both high schools and universities recently serving as a program director at the University of Utah for 20 years. He is currently a faculty member of the Brigham Young University Continuing Education Department. He spent the first part of his career establishing educational systems throughout Brazil. He has traveled extensively as…

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Glenn Rawson

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Glenn Jay Rawson has been the writer and co-producer for the television documentary series entitled “History of the Saints”. He has also written and co-produced the television documentary series called “The Joseph Smith Papers”. These programs are broadcast on many TV and radio stations in the intermountain west, including KSL-TV, and worldwide on BYU-TV. He travels extensively interviewing scholars and researching the original documents that tell the story of the early history of the Latter-Day Saints. The “JSP” and “History of the Saints” seasons 1 and 2 are available on DVD at local bookstores. Many of these are also found…

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Dr. John M. Madsen

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Dr. John M. Madsen is a former associate professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He has participated in 9 tours to the Holy Land before being called as a General Authority. Dr. Madsen has led many tours to Israel since being granted Emeritus status. We don’t just send a name, with no experience, we send the best in Educators and those with the most experience! Dr. Madsen is an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He has been a general authority of the LDS…

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Jack S. Marshall

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Jack Marshall was born in Hawaii. He holds degrees from Weber State and BYU, and is currently an instructor at the University of Utah Institute of Religion. He has co-authored and been a contributing author to several books and has audio tapes and CD's dealing with gospel and family topics produced. He has lectured on KBYU-TV programs. Bro. Marshall has directed tours to Israel, the Book of Mormon candidate lands, Russia, and to Church History and American History sites. He is married to Liz and they are the parents of five children. [gallery link="file" size="gallery-thumb" ids="594,595"]

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DeAnn Sadleir

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DeAnn Sadleir is a native of Salt Lake graduating from Brigham Young University. She traveled extensively with President Reagan on his advance team. She and her former husband were hosting couple for the United States being appointed as Deputy Chief of Protocol. DeAnn currently runs a non-profit The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. She works with the LDS Temples & Special Projects to provide further education and training for their designers. She is also a free lance interior designer. DeAnn taught for eight years in the Church Education System and has authored many articles and given numerous presentations on…

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Dr. Bernell L. Christensen

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Brother Christensen was born in Richfield Utah. He became an Eagle Scout. He served a mission in the Alaskan-Canadian mission. He served in the Utah Nation Guard as an Officer in the Artillery Married Rozann Beck from Gunnison, Utah. They have six children and 16 grandchildren. He graduated from Snow College, Weber State College and received his masters and Ph.D. in Marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University. He was a therapist at Provo Canyon’s Boys School and has treated many adolescents for ADD, ADHD, incorrigible, rebellious, depressed, anxiety and family problems. He has had a private practice in…

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Diane Bills Prince

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Diane Prince was born in California, and raised in California and Utah. She has her degree in Education. She has taught, has been in sales achieving “the million dollar club” status with her company. She began speaking as a corporate trainer and Motivational Speaker 27 years ago. She has spoken across America to thousands of business professionals on time and stress management, assertiveness skills, self-esteem, human relation skills, family relations and a myriad of other topics. She has been in high demand as a speaker with her ability to educate and entertain her audiences. She has been a speaker at…

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Jeff Lawson

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Jeff and his wife Marie have guided many tours throughout the world with Fun For Less Tours.  As a former teacher and avid traveler, Jeff will give historical insight throughout your tour.  Jeff and Marie will insure an educational experience as well as an organized and fun trip!

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Dr. Glenn J. Kimber

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Glenn J. Kimber was born and raised in northern Utah. After graduating from High School he attended Weber State College. In 1965 he married Julianne Skousen and shortly thereafter he joined the Air Force where he served for 4 years, including one tour of duty to Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam, Dr. Kimber continued his university studies graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University. He then joined with W. Cleon Skousen in establishing an educational foundation called the Freemen Institute, which was organized for the purpose of teaching American History and Constitutional studies. During the next number of…

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Dr. Mark L. McConkie

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Dr. Mark L. McConkie, professor of public administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will give a devotional address titled “Joseph Smith and You” on Friday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University. McConkie has worked at UCCS for more than 30 years in a variety of positions, including as a professor and as an interim resident dean of the Graduate School of Public Affairs. He teaches classes on topics including behavior and development, ethics and leadership, and management development. Prior to his work in Colorado, he taught and researched at both the University of Georgia…

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Kerry Summers

Special Guest Entertainer

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kerry began performing as a magician and musician at an early age. After graduating from high school, and while serving a mission for his church in Australia, he added ventriloquism to his magical and musical performing skills. After college, he married, and with his wife, Carla, joined a USO tour, performing his variety act all over the world. Featuring a dummy who did celebrity impressions that included Elvis, an agent remarked on how much Kerry's voice sounded like Elvis' and suggested he do an Elvis act. Kerry shaved his beard and dyed…

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John Canaan

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John Canaan is best known for "What if I Loved You", an 80's Utah/Idaho area #1 hit song. John's CDs range from original love songs to inspirational classics. He is the original voice on the original "You're Not Alone" recording by Michael McLean, which went out to several million people throughout the world. John's presentations are like a musical journey through life and relationships. He instills a sense of perspective, humor, love and encouragement into the hearts of his listeners. You may also know John's voice from a number of local productions. He is the male vocalist on the "Together…

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Diederik Van 't Hof

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As a native to Johannesburg, South Africa, Diederik  is a professional safari guide with over 20 years' experience of leading tours and safaris in Southern Africa. He has taken clients on everything from walking safaris to coach tours to camping safaris. He is a qualified National Guide in South Africa and has qualified as a guide for Swaziland. In addition Diederik is registered as a Level 3 Safari Guide with the Field Guide Association of South Africa. Born in Johannesburg Went to school in Johannesburg and Pretoria Did 2 years military service in the Infantry Studied at The University of the…

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