SPEAKERS' BUREAU

Invite one to present at your next Chapter meeting!

 

 

BIOS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Ron L. Anderson

801-718-0080     discoverlincoln@gmail.com

Ron L. Andersen has worked his entire career with the LDS Church in personal and career development in the U.S. and Latin America. He is the author of three books on the remarkable faith and righteousness of Abraham Lincoln and of his connections with the early Mormon Church. He is a regular speaker at BYU Education Week on these topics. He recently served on the Young Men General Board for the Church. Married to Kathleen Brown, they are parents of five children and ten grandchildren. Ron is a member of the Bountiful Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

One: Abraham Lincoln and the Early Mormon Church

Two: The Remarkable Similarities of Joseph Smith and Abraham Lincoln

Three: Abraham Lincoln and the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Four: Abraham Lincoln believed he had a calling from God.

Five: The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

 

Bob Brown

801-916-3093     brown698@comcast.net

The Utah Pioneer Jubilee of 1897

Bob’s interest in The Pioneer Jubilee began more than 20 years ago when he began researching one of the souvenir items from the Jubilee that a friend sold to him. During the research of that item, he kept finding more and more fascinating information about the Jubilee and came to realize what a wonderful event that July 24th, 1897celebration was. It is one of the most significant July 24th celebrations ever held in the State of Utah.  Bob soon found he had people asking him questions about the celebration so he decided to expand his research and then share the information he had gained with various groups. He has presented to Sons of Utah Pioneers chapters, DUP camps and their National meeting, LDS Church History staff, antique collectors, the National Numismatic Convention held in Salt Lake City, and other interested groups. Besides the research of the event itself, Bob started to look for items that were sold or given out during the celebration. He has collected many artifacts from the celebration and enjoys displaying them and sharing stories about them with his audience during his PowerPoint Presentation.

 

Lynn Cleland

 425-788-5146

His book is entitled 'Faith Greater Than Pain.'  Its about the Trek from Iowa City to Utah. 

 

Jim Hurst

801-876-3457     jhurst@uwyo.edu

Jim Hurst retired as Vice President and Professor Emeritus from the University of Wyoming.  He has served as President of the Morgan Pioneer Chapter and is currently National President of the SUP.  Jim and his wife Joan have served two missions as Area Mental Health Advisors in South America and in Europe East.  His Church service has included Bishop (twice) and Stake President.  Jim and Joan have four children and 14 grandchildren. 

His presentation addresses ways in which our individual identity as a person can be influenced by and reflect the legacy of our Pioneer Ancestors.  Several brief vignettes of pioneer ancestor dilemmas are presented in the context of the question, "What Would You Do?"  Chapter members are invited to contemplate how their choices and decisions have been affected by our Pioneer Ancestor Legacy.  A concluding short story provides a contrast to the legacy we have inherited from the pioneers.  A power-point display accompanies the presentation.

 

David C. Ogden

435-979-6423/   435-896-5232     davidogden5232@msn.com

Current Mayor of Richfield, Utah. Dave is a history buff and a great presenter. His favorite topics are (1) Jedediah Smith, (2) the Old Spanish Trail, and (3) the Southern Expedition led by Parley P. Pratt in the winter of 1849-1850. His presentations include maps, books and artifacts. One of his ancestors was an original settler of Richfield.

 

Steven L. Olsen

801-598-7966 / 435-654-3523     olsensl@ldschurch.org

Senior Curator in the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Former Managing Director of the Church History Department and Acting Director of the Church History Museum. He directs the restoration of major Church history sites. On-going projects include the Priesthood Restoration Site In Pennsylvania, Historic Nauvoo and the Church History Center in Hamilton, New Zealand. He holds degrees in cultural anthropology from BYU and from the University of Chicago. He has published widely in the fields of museum studies and Mormon studies, frequently presenting at scholarly and professional conferences.

 

Roger K. Peterson, PhD.

801 814 5195     rkpetersen@readytek.net

Author and former Director of UCLA LDS Institute, as well as Manager of the LDS Curriculum Departmentand the Intellectual Property Office. Roger was added to the Speakers' Bureau at the request of National SUP President Jim Hurst, who wrote this about him: "Roger Petersen recently spoke at a Morgan Pioneer Chapter meeting and has agreed to have his name added to our Speakers Bureau.  He is able to speak on a number of pioneer related topics.  His presentation in Morgan was regarding his recent mission to Joseph Smith's birthplace in Vermont and focused on the history related to that site.
Jim Hurst." Roger and his wife, Susan, recently returned from a mission to the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial.

 

Keith Redford

Theporterrockwellexperience.com

480-593-5808

"I saw him at a Sanpete Valley chapter meeting. He did a good job. I spoke with him and his wife. They both said they are willing to travel about anywhere. He did not actually portray Rockwell at the chapter meeting, but talked about Rockwell, and had props to show. Redford and his wife are in the business of portraying Rockwell as a dinner show event, so they are interested in promoting their business. However, the promoting was done very softly." - David Mower

 

Mike Rose

801-446-5666 / 714-350-8480     itchiefoot@aol.com     P.O. Box 1222, Riverton, UT 84065

Graphic Artist, Writer, Researcher, Adventurer

Mike presented at the Sevier Valley Chapter on 22 Feb 2016. The topic was his recently published book, “Salina Utah Massacre.” He spoke without notes giving detailed information about names, dates and events. He entertained questions and there were many. His other published books are: “Remembering Pearl Harbor by One Who Was There,” "Rebellion, The American Revolution Begins” and “Postcards from the Canyon Country.” He charged no honorarium nor expenses. However he did offer books for sale.

 

Quentin Thomas Wells

801-262-6312 / 801-718-8890     qtwells@g.com      4314 Sage Circle, Salt Lake City, UT, 84124

Former CIA Agent and author of the new biography on Apostle Daniel H. Wells as well as several other books. Wells has also written, produced and directed films and a former Director of SLCC Student Media Center.

 

 

 

 

 
 

In addition to these fine speakers, there are also plenty of places to visit:

 

CALIFORNIA

San Diego - San Diego Mormon Battalion Historic Site

 

IDAHO

Chesterfield - Chesterfield Historic Town Site

 

IOWA

Council Bluffs - Kanesville Tabernacle

Greenfield - Adair County Heritage Museum

Mount Pisgah - Mount Pisgah Pioneer Cemetery

 

NEBRASKA

Omaha - Winter Quarters Trail Center

 

NEVADA

Las Vegas - Old Mormon Fort

 

UTAH

Bountiful - Wilford Wood Museum

Castle Dale - Emery County Pioneer Museum

Cedar City - Iron Mission Museum

Central Utah - Pine Valley Chapel

Cove Fort - Cove Fort Historic Site

Farmington - Pioneer Village at Lagoon

Fillmore - Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

Lehi - John Hutchings Museum

Ogden - Fort Buenaventura State Park

Provo - George A. Smith Pioneer Village

Salt Lake City - Beehive House, Church History Museum, DUP Memorial Museum, This Is the Place Heritage Park

Santa Clara - Jacob Hamblin Home

Spanish Fork - Icelandic Monument

Stansbury Park - Restored Benson Gristmill

St. George - Brigham Young Winter Home

Syracuse - Fielding Garr Ranch

Tooele - Pioneer Museum Complex

Wellsville - American West Heritage Center

 

WYOMING

Martin’s Cove