Speakers

 
Musical Fireside Speaker Kevin Odekirk

Musical Fireside Speaker Kevin Odekirk

Kevin Odekirk

Kevin Odekirk made his Broadway debut as Marius in the hit musical Les Miserables. From Was at Lincoln Center, to Sondheim’s 75th at the Hollywood Bowl, Kevin has been privileged to perform with some of the industry’s greatest talents, including Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, and many more.

Most recently, Kevin has continued his long-term partnership with the amazing Julie Andrews. As part of her eagerly awaited return to the concert stage, Kevin is one of 5 vocalists that join her in The Gift of Music, a concert that has enjoyed sold out performances from the Hollywood Bowl to London’s O2 Arena, and everywhere in between.

Look for Kevin on his two acclaimed cd’s Unheard, and Season of Hope on itunes, Spotify and everywhere music is sold.

Keynote Speaker Tyler J. Griffin

Keynote Speaker Tyler J. Griffin

Tyler J. Griffin

“When Heaven Feels Distant: Principles and Practices for Connecting with God”

When our lives seem off course and constantly heading downhill despite our best efforts to keep the commandments and follow the Savior, our knee-jerk response is often to question God's motives, concern, and love for us. Like the Apostles on the stormy sea of Galilee, we may wonder, "Why does the Master sleep?" Why does God seem to keep His distance when we need His guidance most? Bother Griffin will deliver a spiritually empowering Keynote address Saturday morning offering hope and perspective to those who feel isolated and distant from heaven, especially when those distant feelings are compounded by confusion, frustration, and deep hurts that spread over time. His talk will help to reaffirm and fortify faith in Christ amid the storms of life, and to help find a true sense of connection with the almighty God of the universe, who holds worlds without number in His hands, but holds you and your loved ones in His heart.

An associate teaching professor in Brigham Young University’s Department of Ancient Scripture and a highly popular BYU Education Week Speaker, Brother Griffin holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in instructional technology. He taught in the seminaries and institutes for fifteen years, where he also trained potential seminary teachers and developed an online home study seminary program. Tyler cofounded and co-directs the BYU VirtualScriptures.org Group, which produces immersive digital learning tools for enhancing scripture study. He and his wife, Kiplin, are the parents of ten children. He is the author of critically acclaimed “When Heaven Feels Distant” and co-author of “Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again” & “Come Unto Me.”

“God loves you more than your ease or comfort. God lets things happen that will build character and teach lessons. Christ is our greatest example of complete submissiveness and faith in God during times when God feels distant.” - Tyler J. Griffin

Morningside Scripture Study Dan Fuller

Morningside Scripture Study Dan Fuller

 
Templeside Speakers Doug & Colleen Higham

Templeside Speakers Doug & Colleen Higham

 
Workshop Speaker

Workshop Speaker

Dan Fuller

Brother Fuller grew up in Granada Hills, California where, as a teenager, he met the girl who would later become his wife at a stake dance. He attended UCLA for a year prior to serving a full time mission in Venezuela from 1974-1976. A year after returning from his mission, he married to his wife Diana and resumed his studies, graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1979, and later from BYU with a law degree in 1982. Dan and Diana have six children and many more grandchildren.

Dan has served as Elders Quorum President, High Councilor, Bishop, and as a member of the Stake Presidency in the Santa Margarita Stake. He currently teaches Gospel Doctrine in his ward, is a member of the Stake Sunday School Presidency and teaches a Church History/Doctrine and Covenants class each week to the Single Adults.

Doug & Colleen Higham - California Newport Beach Temple President & Matron

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