Elaine Dalton

has served as Young Women General President. She was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. Sister Dalton married Stephen E. Dalton in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of five sons and one daughter and the grandparents of 16 grandchildren. She has a deep admiration for the young women around the world and firmly believes that one virtuous young woman, led by the Spirit, can change the world.

Tad Callister

has been married to his wife Kathryn for 53 years. They are the parents of 6 children and have 29 grandchildren whom they love very much. He grew up in Glendale, California and loves sports. He currently plays racquetball regularly and has participated in the worldwide senior games three times. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in accounting, from UCLA with a law degree, and from New York University with a masters in tax law. He practiced law for 34 years in the Los Angeles area. He has served as a

Bishop, Stake President, General Authority, and recently served as the General Sunday School President for the Church. He currently teaches the Missionary Preparation Class for his stake.

Al Carraway

is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ, writer, multi-award-winning international speaker, and author of the best-selling books, "Finding Yourself in the New Testament," "Wildly Optimistic," "More Than the Tattooed Mormon," "My Dear Little One," and "Cheers to Eternity!" She has spent the last 13 years traveling Worldwide inspiring others of her conversion and faith through difficult times. As well as either by bus or boat, guiding church history tours and seminars at sea. Her passion is to tell everyone that happiness exists, and it comes from Jesus. That He's real and He is tangible. And how to find and love Him in the hard, in the unwanted, and the unexpected. Because through it all, with God, we have every reason to be wildly optimistic.

Jennie Taylor

is a proud native of North Ogden, Utah. She has a bachelor's degree from BYU and a Master's of Education from Utah State University. In January 2018, Her husband, Brent left his position as Mayor and went to Afghanistan with the US Army for what would have been a year-long deployment. On November 3, 2018 Major Taylor was KIA. In the months since Brent's death, Jennie has unexpectedly found herself in a position to speak out about the price of freedom, the value of community support, and the healing that can be found when moving forward with a conviction to find hope and happiness in spite of life's heartache and pain.

Marianna Richardson

is the mother of twelve children and wife to the love of her life, Stephen D. Richardson. Marianna also has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree in education from Seattle Pacific University and is currently an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University teaching advanced writing to business students. She also enjoys writing books in her spare time and has written, Alfred Edersheim: A Jewish Scholar for the Mormon Prophets, The Returned Missionary Handbook (written with her husband, Stephen) and C. S. Lewis: Latter-day Truths in Narnia which she wrote with her sister, Christine Thackeray.

Reyna Aburto

has served as the Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and as a member of the Primary General Board. She currently serves on the Correlation Materials Evaluation Committee in Church Headquarters.

Reyna was born in Nicaragua and is married to Carlos Aburto from Mexico, whom she met in a Spanish-speaking branch in San Francisco, California. They live in Orem, Utah, and have three children and three grandchildren. Reyna studied Industrial Engineering in Nicaragua and holds a degree in Computer Science from Utah Valley University. She has worked in the language industry for more than 30 years and owns a translation business with her husband. She is the author of Reaching for the Savior (Acudamos al Salvador, in Spanish), and co-host of the Consecrating Your Life podcast (@consecratingpod) with her daughter Elena.

Michelle Porcelli

is an author, corporate trainer, and school counselor. She has been a featured speaker for TEDxSaltLakeCity and also a presenter for BYU Education Week and FSY conferences. She adores her five amazing children, daughter-in-law, awesome husband and loves spoiling her two grandchildren, Max and Ivy. She is the author of You Will Be Found, How Heavenly Father Knows You and Answers Prayers Individually, “It Will All Be Worth It”, and the children’s Nativity book coming out in 2024: “Come and See”. She is the director of “Walk With You Foundation” helping families who suffer domestic violence and trafficking. She loves the Lord and is devoted to spreading messages of faith to help lead others to Christ.

Ganel-Lyn Condie

Ganel-Lyn is a popular motivational speaker – known for inspiring others with her unique honesty, authenticity and spirit. She is dedicated to her family, faith, and inspiring others. Ganel-Lyn loves teaching others with speaking and writing. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Education and a minor in psychology. She is a regular television/radio guest and hosts the popular shows “TALK OF HIM” and “THE MIDDLE.”

Jenny Oaks Baker

America’s Violinist, Jenny Oaks Baker is a Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 performer and recording artist. She received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and her Bachelor’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. Jenny has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with The National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Utah Symphony and the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square. Jenny has released nineteen studio albums which have sold over a million copies and consistently chart on Billboard. Music from her Grammy Nominated Album, Wish Upon a Star is featured at Disney World and Disneyland to introduce the nightly Fireworks Show. In her efforts to share the light of Christ with more of God’s children, Jenny is now producing and touring Christ-centered shows across the US. Jenny, her husband Matthew, and their four children (musical group Family Four) are from SLC, UT. For more information visit jennyoaksbaker.com

Thomas Ballard

is "The Heart Rock Guy." He is a Utah-based stone carver, Nami-certified safe suicide speaker, and kindness specialist. His way of being kind: making and distributing lots and lots of heart rocks. He's done scores of community events, school assemblies, and firesides teaching about using kindness to save lives. He's a dynamic storyteller and loves sharing experiences he's had distributing over 170,000 heart rocks in an effort to save one life by preventing a death by suicide. He believes people can use heart rocks to strengthen family ties, deepen friendships, and save lives. He's hidden thousands of hearts in public places, mailed more than 20,000 hearts to individuals worldwide, and helped prevent dozens of potential deaths by suicide. Why? It's how he copes with the darkness and sorrow he experiences living with bipolar disorder. Thomas and his wife live in a small cottage in Mapleton, Utah. They thoroughly enjoy going on walks, traveling, and visiting their families (especially the ones that live in tourist destinations...).

Julie Lee

Julie Lee is the author of I See You; How Compassion and Connection Save Lives and the children’s book, Broccolipunzle; A Girl with Extraordinary Hair. With over 100 episodes on her podcast, I See You, she empowers thousands of listeners to succeed in relationships by embracing human connection. Her personal experiences with human connection changed the trajectory of her life, ignited the passion behind her I See You mission, and made her into a powerful advocate of connected leadership. Through research and stories that are both vulnerable and inspiring, Julie delivers the wholehearted message that connection has the ability to up-level -even transform- work culture; a relevant message that is right on time.

Leslie Fatai

proves that anything is possible. Playing the piano with only five fingers, she continues to create music that stirs the soul and moves hearts. Leslie is known for her ability to mesmerize an audience with her musical ability. But being born with a limb deficiency affects more than just her musical career, and she's here to share some of the abilities she's discovered in being, technically, disabled. Come see how one woman's faith, strength, perseverance, and acceptance of self made all the difference in her success. She is married to a supportive husband and is a mother to six young children.

Kimberly DowDell

is the proud mother of four wonderful children. Having 17 years experience teaching Group Fitness classes, she cherishes how these classes create connections among women outside the gym. However, after the birth of her fourth child, who was unexpectedly diagnosed with Down syndrome, Kimberly grappled with fears and anxieties, mourning the expectations she had held. This emotional turmoil led to depression and a profound sense of isolation. More than ever before, she discovered solace and renewed strength within her testimony of Jesus Christ and his Atonement. As she followed promptings of the spirit, she found the support, upliftment, and joy she desperately needed during this challenging period in her life. Today, via her Instagram page (@thekimberlydowdell), she openly shares the heartwarming and joyous moments of raising a child with Down syndrome. After her son's birth, she yearned for a glimpse into his future, and found inspiration from a young man with Down syndrome on YouTube who ignited hope within her. Now, she's paying it forward by providing others who receive a similar diagnosis a glimpse of the happiness and opportunities that await them through their own unique life journey.

Tomui Faamausili

My passion is to inspire & empower our youth. I’ve taught seminary, mentored incoming freshman at college, mentored boys at a residential treatment center, and obtained bachelors from BYUI in Family studies. Tomui has a podcast called This.Is.Kingdom and is knows for a video he created called “ Dear Younger Me”

Talon Savage

Talon Savage graduated from UVU in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He currently works as the Trip Leader Director for Humanitarian Experience. He loves Jesus, his wife, and football.

Grace Freeman

Grace Freeman is a currently a religious educator. A recent BYU grad, Grace loves to travel, connect with others, and you can find her doing both of those things and more on her Instagram, @thisweeksgrace. She currently lives in Utah

Kristina A. Bishoff

Kristina A. Bishoff, a music producer and composer, graduated from BYU with a B.A. in Commercial Music. The youngest of six students accepted into the Utah Valley University's Film Scoring Internship, she observed the music process for huge blockbuster films from prolific composers Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Chris P. Bacon.

Kristina is now the music producer heading the DIVINE project. DIVINE is a community of songwriters and artists creating music celebrating the cherished truth that we are children of God, that we have loving heavenly parents, a divine Father and a divine Mother.


Henrietta Divine Gabriel

I was born in Nigeria but moved to Cambodia at the age of 4. My family are converts to the church, converting when we moved. I'm the middle of three children. I have an older brother who plays basketball for a Taiwanese team and a younger sister who is in 8th grade. I enjoy art and design, playing sports, and spending time with good people! I'm currently a sophomore at BYU hoping to major in Animation and minor in Computer Science. One of my favourite parts of knowing Christ's gospel is that it gives me hope and something to work towards, and helps me understand people from all over the world!

Kerilyn Johnson

Kerilyn Johnson is a professional singer/actor as well as vocal coach. She is a cross-trainer in vocal techniques for many styles of music, including musical theater, pop, country, indie and rock. She has taught for 27 years as adjunct faculty at BYU in the Musical Dance Theater and Commercial Music Departments and continues to operate her home studio as well. Many of her students perform on and off Broadway as well as in Broadway touring companies. Other students have had success as singer/songwriters, recording albums and being signed with record labels. She has coached many TV talent competition contestants as well as the Internationally touring boy band, Beyond 5. Kerilyn has performed in approximately half of the United States, including Alaska as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. She spent several years signed with Deseret Book singing with Providence, a four person contemporary Christian pop band. She is a studio musician, recording vocals for at least a dozen CD's over the past several years. She coaches studio musicians on their own recordings, as well as traveling nationally as a vocal coach. She has been a featured soloist, concert performer, and performed in many musicals including Les Miserables, Music of the Night, Taffettas, Cinderella, Mama Mia, Into The Woods, and Sweeney Todd. In 2018 she performed as Emma Smith in the Nauvoo pageant. Kerilyn was most recently seen in the world premiere of 1820 The Musical as Emma Smith. Kerilyn has recently enjoyed working in film and print. She also loves exercise (her newest passion is Pickleball!), movies, cooking, eating and church. She stays extra busy with her six crazy (but fun) children, and her awesome husband.





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