Keynote Speakers

Cecil Samuelson

Cecil Osborn Samuelson, Jr. was called to serve in November 2014 as President of the Salt Lake City Temple. He was the 12th president of Brigham Young University (BYU) and is an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was appointed to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1994, and while a general authority he served as an area president, in the Presidency of the Seventy, and as the general president of the church's Sunday School organization. Prior to holding these positions, Samuelson had worked as a professor of medicine and later dean of the school of medicine at the University of Utah, and senior vice president of Intermountain Health Care. He and his wife Sharon Giauque Samuelson have five children and twelve grandchildren.

Jeff Marks

Jeff Marks is a pediatric dentist and wilderness EMT in Seattle, Washington. He and his better half were born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. They have two sons, ages 19 and 16. 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. He enjoys high-altitude mountaineering and high-attitude genealogy. His story is about an ordinary person searching for answers who experiences extraordinary miracles along the way.

Al Carraway

Al Carraway is a blogger, award-winning speaker, and author of the best-selling book, More Than the Tattooed Mormon. She was born and raised in New York, converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seven years ago, and now lives in Utah. She is sealed to her sweetheart Ben, and they just welcomed their second baby this past summer. Al works full time at the Church as a Marketing Manager. Her passion is to tell everyone that happiness exists, and it comes from this gospel. That it is the greatest thing we could ever be a part of! And our efforts can and do make a difference.​

Rhonna Farrer

Rhonna Farrer strives to uplift and inspire others through her graphic art, site, award-winning mobile device apps and social media. She enjoys creating on a daily basis & is inspired by her family and her faith. She loves teaching friends of all ages how to use social media for good and how to share their own goodness with others. One of her favorite ways of doing this is sharing family history via social media and by using apps on handheld devices. She loves empowering them with ideas & inspiration that will connect hearts to the charts.