Keynote Speakers

H. Brian Richards

H. Bryan Richards

Elder H. Bryan Richards is currently serving as Patriarch of the Salt Lake Holladay Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in 1998 after serving in various capacities in the Church and as President of the England Manchester Mission and President of the Bountiful Utah Temple. He and his wife LynnAnne Taylor are the parents of 8 children, grandparents of 31, and great grandparents of 15.

Jeff Marks

Jeff Marks

Jeff Marks is a pediatric dentist and wilderness EMT in Seattle, Washington. He and his wife have been married for almost 25 years and they have two sons. Jeff is on the surgical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital and spends a few weeks each year providing humanitarian relief (and balloon animals) to children in remote villages around the world. His story is one of an ordinary person searching for answers and experiencing miracles along the way

George Durrant

George Durrant and Susan Easton Black 

George Durrant is a former Brigham Young University professor and is one of the most loved teachers of our day. Whether through the written or spoken word, he has inspired thousands over the years with his humorous touch and spiritual depth. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 books. He served as Director of Priesthood Genealogy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Susan Easton Black is married to George Durrant and she is an excellent teacher in her own right. She taught at BYU for 37 years and is known for her prolific writing. After teaching her final class in 2013 (and receiving a standing ovation), she and George served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Nauvoo Illinois Temple.