Speaking Engagements, Workshops, and other Presentations
There has been less activity of this sort in 2013/2014 because I have been very busy as President of B'nai Shalom (Jewish Mormons, family and friends), a nation-wide organization with 1000 members throughout the world.
October 8 2016, Arlington, WA Sunday Single Adult Fireside - attendees from Auburn WA, British Columbia, and closer of course.
October 18 2014, Poulsbo, WASaturday 2 hour class - open to 3 wards.
October 19 2014, Poulsbo, WASunday Fireside - open to 3 wards.
Great audience, beautiful singer of my songs, great contacts with interested people
November 24 2013, Gig Harbor, WA, Two wards
A very interested, fervent group of saints who enjoy learning more.
April 4 2013, Salt Lake City, Bnai Shalom group
Keynote speaker for assembly of Jewish Converts. I was elected President of B'nai Shalom (Children of Peace) that evening. http://www.mormonsandjews.org.
March 20 2013, Garrison Creek Ward, Seminary
Seminary students and teachers
Feb 11 2013, Maple Valley, WA, Stake Single Adult Family Home Eve
About 60 attended: Duet sang "Into His Rest", one of the singers struggled to continue... as many singers have.
Oct 28, 2012, Snohomish, WA, Stake Seminary Fireside
About 250 attended: youth, teachers, parents, bishops, stake president. Several youth said they felt the spirit. The singer felt the spirit of the song "Into His Rest", as many singers have.
Sept 23, 2012, Oak Harbor, WA, three wards fireside
Over 140 attended, very good group.
Sept 9, 2012, Idaho Falls Taylor Mountain stake -multi-stake fireside
over 190 captivated people at fireside. Elders present. Many bishops, x-bishops, x-stake presidents, x-mission presidents there due to proximity to BYU Idaho.
Sept 8, 2012, Idaho Falls Taylor Mountain stake - Saturday class
Large class, proximity to BYU Idaho.
June 24, 2012, Lakewood WA stake Fireside
Large group, Elders, Mission President, stake patriarch present, Bishop conducted Q&A at end.
March 25, 2012, Renton Youth Seminary Seder presentation
Youth from the wards at the stake center
January 29, 2012, Mercer Island ward fireside
Nice group, Elders present, Bishop subsequently wrote a letter to the ward about it.
April 23, 2011, Granada Hills stake (LA, California area)
Saturday workshop, about 40, including bishops, stake presidents, Samoans, Jews.
Most attendees have a friend who is Jewish, and wanted to understand.
April 22, 2011, Granada Hills Stake Center (San Fernando Valley CA)
Friday Fireside. Wonderfully received. Strengthened individual to be baptized.
April 9, 2011, Fairwood ward member's home. Sponsored by another Jewish convert
Two hour Workshop on Hebraic foundations of Gospel, covenants. 20 people
March 22, 2011, Tiffany Park ward member's home
Two hour Workshop on Hebraic foundations of gospel, covenants. 28 people
February 25, 2011, Benson Hill ward member's home
Two hour Workshop on Hebraic foundations of gospel, covenants
Jan 14, 2011, Renton WA Stake Center
Presentation to Seminary classes, on Elijah
Sept 19, 2010, Buckley / Maple Valley stake fireside
Wonderful group, multiple ethnicity, wonderful people.
Sept 18, 2010, Buckley / Maple Valley stake
Two hour Workshop/class Saturday. The workshop/class Saturday was really successful, packed with 47 very interested people.
March 21, 2010, Everett WA Single Adult conference
Inspirational fireside, kickoff for Single Adult conference weekend.
Stake President (councilor) Bastian present. Attendees from as far as Nanaimo, Richland, Salt Lake City.
Oct 22, 2009, Renton WA Stake Center
Group of several seminary classes: Judaic history and testimony
Oct 10 and 11, 2009, Burnady / Vancouver, BC
Two hour Workshop/class Saturday,
Fireside Sunday. Wonderful group, multiple ethnicity, wonderful people. Stake President and Sister Walker, other stake officers, Mission president and missionaries present
April 19, 2009, Auburn CA Ward fireside, audience: 250
Ward fireside, audience: 250
April 12, 2009, Shoreline WA
Sacrament talk at deaf branch. Spiritually all ears!
April 3, 2009, Springville UT ward
My conversion and Mormons and Jews Relationships Fireside, night before General Conference.
March 29 2009, Bellevue South, WA Stake fireside
My conversion and Mormons and Jews Relationships Fireside, +200
March 22, 2009, Kirkland WA Rose Hill bldg
Mormons and Jews Relationships Fireside, +100
April 15, 2006, Sacramento CA Regional SA Conference
Spiritual Wellness Speaker, 3 investigators, at least 1 baptism
March 26, 2006, Joseph Smith Mem. Building, SLC
Fireside, fervent testimony
March 24, 2006, Lindon UT Stake fireside
Three investigators, eight Elders
Just notified, 6/25/06: Three Baptisms directly attributed to the Fireside
Feb 25, 2006, Provo UT
Presenter, Assn of Mormon Letters (AML)
Feb 5, 2006, Holladay UT
Ward fireside: Conversion Story, Testimony, PPT Slides on Judaic covenants and connections.
Nov 16, 2005, Kent WA
Kent Stake Empty Nesters: Conversion story and info on Judaic connections
Sept 31, 2005, Salt Lake City UT
Fireside + slides in home
Sept 30, 2005, Salt Lake City UT
Fireside + slides in home of Institute Director
Sept 9, 2005, Mesa AZ Institute and Single Adults
Institute talk in afternoon, then dinner speaker for large SA group.
March 20, 2005, Mt Vernon WA Stake SA, all adults invited
Conversion Story, Testimony, and Info on Judaism.
Feb 10, 2005, Harold B Lee Library staff, BYU
Conversion Story, Testimony, Judaism, Mormon connections.
Jan 31, 2005, Bellevue WA Institute
More Judaism, Mormon connections.
Jan 26, 2005, Bellevue WA Institute
Information on Judaism.
Sept 30, 2004, B'nai Shalom testimony
Conversion history and testimony. I was secretary of B'nai Shalom.
Sept 15, 2004, Jackson Hole WY Stake Relief Society Dinner Keynote Speaker
Renewed in Mother Eve: Our Noble Legacy. Click to Read the talk
August 29, 2004, Seattle Institute YA Fireside
Conversion story/testimony fireside with Judaic/Mormon connections info. Elder and Sister Smith
June 4, 2004, North Bend Seminary Graduation
Old Testament, Judaism-LDS Connections, testimony. John Fowler
May 16, 2004, Tacoma Institute Fireside
Conversion story/testimony fireside with Judaic/Mormon connections info. Elder Williams
April 25, 2004, Auburn WA Institute Renton Stake Center
Conversion story/testimony fireside with Judaic/Mormon connections info. Pauline Wong
April 18, 2004, Bothell WA stake, Woodinville ward
Conversion story/testimony fireside with Judaic/Mormon connections info. With Allen Steele, and with fantastic singers: Bennets.
March 28, 2004, Port Angeles WA stake fireside at Sequim ward
Conversion story and Testimony fireside, great audience of +300. Bishop Gardner
March 27, 2004, Sequim WA ward, Two hour LDS/Judaic Connections class on Saturday,
March 26, 2004, Sequim WA ward, Passover Seder Friday
(2) LDS/Judaic Connections on Saturday, (3) Conversion story and Testimony fireside, great audience of +300. Bishop Gardner
November 2003, Vashon Island Institute
Old Testament, Judaism-LDS Connections, testimony. Gabrielle Burgess
September 21, 2003, Marysville WA stake fireside
Conversion story and Testimony fireside, great audience of +300. President Leonard.
August 23, 2003, Colorado Springs multi-stake fireside,
Conversion story and Testimony, with Judaism. Video Taped. Stake President Larry Lewis, phone (719) 392-3245.
August 22, 2003, Colorado Springs mission
Conversion story and Testimony, information on Judaism; all missionaries and mission president. Video taped. Colorado Springs Mission President Hymas (719)263-5949.
April 2003, YSA Fireside, University 1st Ward, Seattle N Stk
Passover Seder description and relativity to Christian Gospel, +120 attendees
March 30, 2003, HP Fireside, May Creek Ward Renton N Stk
Passover Seder description and relativity to Christian Gospel, 70-80 attendees
Jan 19, 2003, HP Fireside, Tiger Mountain Ward Renton N Stk
In conjunction with Elder Steele, Sr. CES Missionary
Sept 2002,Cougar Mtn Ward FHE talk
PALs group, (mostly temple workers)
June 30, 2002, Lynnwood WA Stake Fireside
Pres. Don Bishop, Stake Presidency
Michael Cooper, Puget Sound Deaf Branch President and President Rudd, YSA Branch
and the entire missionary zone. Young woman returned, had been baptized.
May 5, 2002, Lynnwood WA Stake Singles Fireside
Young woman investigator took the challenge, weekend of undistracted prayer and study in motel.
April 23, 2002, Bothell WA ward fireside
April 14, 2002, West Vancouver WA Multi-stake Singles Fireside
+300 in attendance
April 4, 2002, B'nai Shalom (Children of Peace), SLC, Keynote Speaker
Mitch Molling, President
March 13, 2002, Nanaimo Canada Multi-stake Singles Fireside
November 18, 2001, Seattle North Stake Fireside
Scott Porter, Stk Miss Pres & Mark Murdoc, Stk Singles. Audio tape available.
August 26, 2001, May Creek Ward Fireside
Lloyd Arnesen, Renton North Stk Miss Pres
Aug 19, 2001 Colorado Springs Fountain CO Stake Fireside
Fountain CO Stk Mission President R. Larry Williams*, phone (719)596-3806
Stake President, Fountain CO Stake Larry Lewis, (719)392-3245
2nd Couns to Fountain CO Stake President, Lee Forsythe, (719)550-9715
Aug 18, 2001 Colorado Springs Fireside to the Colorado Springs Mission,
Mission President Hymas
Jan 3, 2001 Mountain View UT 3rd Ward Ward Fireside,
June 3-4, 2000 Kansas City, MO Keynote speaker, Multi-Stake Singles Conf,
Marcus Merrill, Olethe KS 2nd ward Bishopric
April 24, 1999 Salt Lake City Guest Speaker, Emigration Stake Women's Conf,
Stake President Richard Hinckley
Stake Relief Soc Pres Frances Hoopes