Keynote Presentations


Tuesday, July 29

Paul E. Koelliker

Elder Paul E. Koelliker is an emeritus member of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served as executive director of the Temple Department and as assistant executive director in the LDS Family History Department. Elder Koelliker received a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah in 1969. In addition, during his many years of Church activity, he has served as a full-time missionary in Berlin, Germany, in ward and stake Young Men presidencies, in elders quorum presidencies, as a bishop, as ahigh councilor, as a stake president, and as a temple sealer. Elder Koelliker married Ann Neilson Koelliker in 1966. They are the parents of seven children and grandparents of twenty-one grandchildren.

Presentation Materials:

Talk given on July 29th, 2014 at the BYU Family History Seminar 

Wednesday, July 30

David E. Rencher, AG, CG

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, is Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch at the Family History Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received his bachelor of arts in Family and Local History from Brigham Young University in 1980. David Rencher is the author of a series of articles in "The Septs" on Irish Genealogical Collections. He is a fellow and past president of the Utah Genealogical Association, past president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society - London.

Presentation Materials:

Talk given on July 30th, 2014 at the BYU Family History Seminar 

Thursday, July 31

T.C. Christensen

T.C. Christensen is a writer, director, and producer for the movie Ephraim's Rescue. His past accomplishments include the movies 17 Miracles, Testaments, and The Work and the Glory. He has made several films about the Prophet Joseph Smith, including Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration. He also made A Giant Among Men, about the life of President Gordon B. Hinckley. T.C. lives with his wife, Katy Christensen, in Centerville, Utah, where he continues to be tutored in the finer points of putting dirty dishes into the dishwasher and closing drawers all the way. They are the parents of Tanner and Tess, in-laws to Carly, and grandparents of Adelaide