We are excited to have an exceptional line up of speakers, presenters and artists. You will not be disappointed. There really is something for everyone.

The Artists/Speakers/Presenters

GENTRI

GENTRI, which is short for “The Gentlemen Trio” was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson.


GENTRI has released five albums, including 3 original albums, a Christmas Album, and an album of Christ-centered Hymns. All of GENTRI’s albums have reached #1 on various Billboard and iTunes charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition. The Gents continue to produce inspiring music videos, reaching millions of viewers.


GENTRI has performed across the Globe and has shared the stage with world-renowned talent, including Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, world-renowned pop group One Direction, Tony Award-winning powerhouse Kristin Chenoweth, and legendary rock band Journey. 


Find our more about GENTRI click HERE. 

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Tiffany Webster

Tiffany is an author, designer and inspirational speaker who believes in letting go of perfection, embracing the broken, and living intentionally by the powers of Christ’s grace.


After years of struggling with perfectionism, anxiety & depression, God broke everything Tiffany had and called her to His feet. Battling multiple chronic health issues, including infertility, she closed the doors to her full-time design business and with a renewed determination she devoted her life to finding Christ and seeking wholeness.


It is now her mission to help others know their Savior Jesus Christ, so they too can feel the healing and peace that comes from His infinite Atonement. Tiffany is best known for her inspiring Hope Works talk ‘The Perfect Lie”, and her first published book, “Embracing the Broken.” She currently lives in Southern Utah with the man who gives her wings to fly, and their two perfect sons who makes her world go ‘round.


Find out more about Tiffany HERE.


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Ganel-Lyn Condie

Ganel-Lyn is a popular motivational speaker - known for inspiring others with her unique honesty, authenticity and spirit. She is dedicated to her family, faith, and inspiring others.


Ganel-Lyn loves teaching others with speaking and writing. She has experienced healing from a major chronic illness and is the mother to two miracle children. 


Ganel-Lyn lives with an open heart and feels passionate about sharing principles that will empower others to live life with more joy. She is a regular television and radio guest. 


Ganel-Lyn's talks and books have now encouraged thousands of people all over the world. She loves growing older with her cute husband Rob and aims to keep learning and loving.



Publications:
I Can Do Hard Things with God (February 2015)
I Can Forgive with God (August 2016)
The Perfect Gift (October 2016)
The Decision that Changed my Life (January 2017)
Mother to Mother (March 2017)
You are More Than Enough, You are Magnificent (March 2018)
I Can Choose Joy with God (coming March 2019)
Find Your Happy DVD/Documentary with Hank Smith and other well-known LDS personalities (2017)
You Are Already Walking on Water Audio talk on CD (February 2018)

If you want to find out more about Ganel-Lyn see www.ganellyn.com



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James Perry

James Perry is best known for his work as a comedian on Studio C, and more recently JK Studios, a YouTube channel dedicated to quality comedy that is family friendly. His new book, ‘I Still Want To Be An Astronaut’, is an inspirational book about finding your purpose, drawing lessons from his experience trying to figure out how to be a human being. He’s still working on it. He loves speaking about recognizing your potential, being genuine, and finding joy in everything. 


James Perry is a California native and it was there in the sun that he met his beautiful wife, Brenna. They began dating in 2004, and were married in 2009 after James returned from an LDS church mission to Milan, Italy. James studied Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. 


James fell in love with acting as a teenager, doing various stage plays and making his first films. In college, he stretched his acting and writing skills by joining a sketch comedy troupe, Divine Comedy. This led to his role on BYUtv's Studio C, where he has been a writer, actor, and sometimes director for 7 seasons.


James especially likes fireworks, IKEA, and his puppy Caesar (Julius Caesar the Tyrant, the biggest puppy in his litter.)


He is now working on his next project JK! Studios  


Find out more about James here  


Hank Smith

Dr. Henry “Hank” Smith grew up the son of a golf professional in sunny St. George, Utah. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Dixie State University, Hank earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Utah State University and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University where he now works as an instructor.


In addition to his work corporate training and education consulting, Hank enjoys speaking at assemblies for elementary, junior high, and high schools around the country.


Hank has been published in journals and books around the world. His article, “Trust at Ground Zero: Trust and Collaboration within the Professional Learning Community” was recently featured in the bestselling international book, “Trust and School Life.”


Hank has also authored many books and “Audio CDs” with Deseret Book and Covenant Communications and speaks for tens of thousands of youth and adults each year.


Hank enjoys running marathons and eating lots of ice cream, which is why he runs marathons.
Hank, his wife Sara, and their 5 adorable children currently live in Mapleton, Utah.


That’s his official bio... but this is what people who know him say!


Hank Smith is a better person in his actual life than most people will ever know. He takes care of his students, his family, his friends, and is genuine, funny, and loves diet coke with a little bit of coke on the top. He calls it a "cheater coke."


His office hours at Brigham Young University are overflowing with students. He takes the time to answer their questions about faith, faith crisis issues, doctrine, dating, mental health, the Book of Mormon, BYU sports, the Jazz, LGBQT support, who has the best and worst pizza in Utah (stuffed crust forever!).


He has five amazing children (including twins) and his wife is actually the funny one (don't tell him we told you). Sara is beautiful and kind, smart and hilarious. She is his secret weapon. Everyone needs a Sara. God must love Hank Smith because He gave him Sara Savage.


Hank is the rare person who can tell you the score from the Jazz game, discuss trust in corporations, list three history books he is currently reading, yet will drop everything to help a friend. I am surprised he has a single shirt left. He seems to be giving his off of his back.


If I was stuck across the US with a flat tire, needing help with a Youth Conference Talk, and I was struggling for a joke, Hank would be my first and only call. He can do it all. He is a Renaissance Man disguised as your cool neighbor.


He is imperfectly perfect. He is a master teacher. He makes gospel teaching seem easy. He has the ability to teach difficult historical and scriptural concepts with humor and conviction. He ends every class with, "The Church is true, I promise." and it is the power of his testimony that helps thousands of students and youth each and every day.


He is the coauthor of Armor Up and Suit Up (with such authors as Brad Wilcox, Laurel Christensen Day, Anthony Sweat, and John Bytheway) and wrote Be Happy: Simple Secrets to a Happier Life. He has also created CD/audiobooks such as Scripture Power, Unshaken, Unconquerable, Be of Good Cheer, Build Your House Upon a Rock, Wake Up from Your Phone, Fighting for and Not with Your Family, Break Up with the World, Thou Shalt Be Nice!, Be Who You Are, and Running Down Your Dreams.


Find out more about Hank

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David Butler

David Butler is an institute of religion teacher at Utah Valley University by day and a fort builder, waffle maker, and sports coach to his six very active children by night. Somewhere in between all of that he is a motivational speaker and best selling author. 


He has written several books for kids and families including Ites: And Illustrated Guide to the People of the Book of Mormon, and Baptism, Jesus, and Me, and Celebrating a Christ Centered Christmas: Children’s Edition.  


He relates well to the young parents raising their kids in the gospel because he is right there on the front lines with them.  He also related well with the youth—both because he is a kid at heart and has spent the last 10 years teaching full time seminary. He adores the scriptures and likes to make them come to life in his writing and teaching. 


He grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, loves really good food, spontaneous adventures, and the first day of summer. He and his wife Jenny live with their kids in Lehi, Utah now but dream of a beach house on a sunny island somewhere warm! 


Find out more by following David @mrdavidbutler


Check out one of his many videos on you tube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJqBCthr7U0


Teresa Collins

Teresa believes that living a PASSIONATE and POSITIVE life is what propels each of us to THRIVE. Originally from Hickory, NC she is a southern girl who knew she was never wanted. So she decided to love herself at an early age. She shares deeply her experiences that have made her a STRONG WOMAN. She believes that OUR STORY IS OUR STRENGTH.


Teresa was determined to be happy in spite of her sad childhood. She endured ongoing abuse: mentally, physically and sexually. She developed SELF LOVE in order to survive. She was born with her fiesty determination to NEVER GIVE UP. She chooses to look for the blessing in the lessons. After her difficult childhood she experienced the pain from divorce, and suffered a stroke during her last pregnancy that has left with permanent partial vision loss and numbness. 


Teresa became a widow three years ago, after the loss of her husband of 19 years from aggressive terminal cancer. She knows what is feels like to want to give up and YET to find the strength to go on.


Her journey and life experiences through many challenges and loss have lead her to be a highly sought after motivational speaker. Her sincere, down to earth, friendly personality instantly connects her to those she meets. 


She is living her TRUTH and helps inspire others to love themselves fiercely, to become better not bitter during the hardest of time and ENDURE it well. She shares the necessity of FORGIVENESS and ACCEPTANCE when faced with some of the HARDEST life experiences.


As the owner and designer of a successful worldwide company, Teresa Collins Designs, she is passionately designing beautiful lifestyle and craft products, writing books, and traveling the world to share her story. She has authored numerous craft & lifestyle inspirational books as well as published her own life and business story in The Teresa Collins Story; LIVE LIFE IN ALL CAPS.


Teresa shares her story of her becoming a successful woman entrepreneur despite her setbacks along the way. She believes FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION. She SPARKS optimism to encourage and propel women to use their innate power to find WHO and WHAT makes them happy. She encourages the importance to be powerful, happy and thrive daily.


(You can find Teresa Collins branded signature product lines with Canon cameras, Fiskars, Craftwell, Inc, Xyron, and Silhouette, ColorBox, PSA Essentials, Covenant Communications, Provo Craft, Scrsapbox (TC Studio Box furniture ).


Find out more about Teresa at http://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/

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Emily Belle Freeman

Emily Belle Freeman is a coach’s wife, mother to five children and a few others who have found refuge in her home, author of several bestselling books, and sought-after inspirational speaker. Her days are spent watching over teenagers, her flock of pampered chickens, and a rabbit that she adores.


She is passionate about studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in every day life and to share that message with everyone she meets.


Emily’s genuine and friendly teaching style is filled with encouraging messages about embracing grace, God’s love, and Jesus Christ. For a few minutes every day Emily forgets about laundry, leaves the dishes in the sink, and writes.


Her Instagram is a stopping place for hearts seeking all that is good: @emilybellefreeman.


She is the author of several books including Closer to Christ, Even This, and The Peter Potential.

Her favorite activities include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and Greg Freeman have five children and three grandchildren whom she adores.


Find out more about Emily at www.emilybellefreeman.com

Calee Reed Adams

Calee was born to two gifted musicians who raised her to love music and vocal performance. She grew up singing all over her native Southern California with her three sisters and parents. When Calee's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Calee began writing Christian music as a way to sustain her faith. She released her debut album, The Waiting Place, through Shadow Mountain Records after her mother's death in 2011.


Calee's second album, What Heaven Feels Like, was released in 2015. Shortly after the release of her second album, Calee's first marriage ended in divorce - and she began writing for her third album as a single, full-time mother. The music she wrote during those difficult years eventually became her latest album - Believer - which boasts inspirational music ranging from upbeat to heartwarming.


Calee recently remarried and lives in South Weber, Utah with her beautiful blended family of six children and loving husband, Jon.


Message from Calee:
Hi - I'm Calee! If I've learned anything from the last several years of unexpected challenges in my life (losing my mother to cancer after a horrific battle, experiencing the rollercoaster that is a baby with health issues, my divorce, etc), it's that good HUMOR, good MUSIC, and good PERSPECTIVE can make almost anything bearable.


And when they can't? Well, that's what Diet Coke and pizza are for. I write music for people who want to connect with God and their own divine truth every day; I call it "weekday worship" music. I consider myself an advocate for all of the 'unconventional' members of the church out there - those who feel like they don't fit in because they don't fit the ideal mold. I truly believe there is room for everyone at Christ's table, and my goal and passion with my music is to reach out with God's love to as many as I can.


On a less lofty note, I love ignoring my sink when it's full of dishes, sugar free Red Bull (John 8:7), baking cookies and hanging out with my kids and husband. 


Oh, and I'm SUPER PUMPED to come present at the Press Pause event next summer!


Listen to some of Calee’s music here

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ouvnQNB75_U

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFm1urerfsc

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mr8CGydPB5g


To find out more about Calee visit www.caleereed.com

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Hilary Weeks

Hilary Weeks 


Hilary delivers music with a rare combination of assuredness and tenderness. With inspiring lyrics and a voice audiences have come to love and depend upon, she shares her heart and insight drawn from everyday life. 


Raised in Alaska, Hilary grew up carefree and introspective. The forests, streams, and inlets of her Anchorage home offered a wealth of opportunities for not only exploring, but quiet reflection as well.


“Growing up I spent a lot of time in the forest next to our house,” Hilary says. “It overlooked the ocean and often I would see whales out in the distance. It is still one of my favourite places on Earth. I could go there to be alone and think and pray and try to figure out life. It was my own secret spot where I could commune with Heaven.”


Such communion has always been a guiding theme in Hilary’s life - and music. After finishing her first song at the age of 14, she found her favourite topics to write about were those devoted to the Gospel. But becoming a bestselling, inspirational singer/songwriter was never something she planned.


Music was important in the home where Hilary Weeks grew up. She began playing the piano at age eight and wrote her first song at age 14. Her first published song “He Hears Me” was recorded on the 1993 EFY album


“If someone had told me after I wrote my first song, that I would someday release seven CDs I wouldn’t have believed them,” she says. “And if they had told me that I would sing those songs in front of thousands of people, I would have run. I never had dreams or plans of becoming a singer or songwriter. I liked music. I loved it. It was just that simple.”


But one simple thing led to another, and three years later Hilary released her solo debut, He Hears Me, for which she was awarded Inspirational Album of the Year by the Faith Centered Music Association. She has since released ten albums, her latest being Songs for Peace, as well as two collections of sheet music, The Hilary Weeks Songbook Vol. 1 & 2. 


In addition to her solo releases Hilary has been featured on an extensive list of compilation albums and has been the recipient of numerous awards; but for every achievement, she credits the great love of Jesus Christ. And in spite of all the accolades and success, her most beloved moments are those spent with her family. 


“I love being with my family,” Hilary (a self-described “homebody”) says. “They are the best thing in my life. I have just been so incredibly blessed. And in addition to a happy, healthy family, somehow, through encouragement of wonderful friends, support of a loving family, and guidance from a patient Heavenly Father my road has also taken me on an incredible musical journey.”


In October 2011, Weeks became the first LDS artist to break into the top 10 on the Current Contemporary Christian Albums Billboard list with her album “Every Step.” It also hit 102 on the Top 200 Billboard and was the number one New Artist Album on both the National Indie and Mountain Region charts on its debut week.


Hilary, her husband Tim, and their four daughters live in Utah.


Listen to some of Hilary’s hits here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYPxi5GeMqc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyX-I-um5Kk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Lw1kRHo5lNPkLDrWRYshw


To find out more about Hilary visit her website www.hilaryweeks.com 

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Al Carraway

Al Carraway is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ, writer, multi-award-winning international speaker, and author of the best-selling book, "More Than the Tattooed Mormon," and "Cheers to Eternity!"

After 8 years in Utah, she is now living back where she was raised, in New York, with her husband, Ben, and her two kids, Gracie and Christian.

She has spent the last 8 years traveling Worldwide inspiring others of her conversion and faith through difficult times. Her passion is to tell everyone that happiness exists, and it comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. That it’s real. It is the greatest thing we could ever be a part of! And that our efforts can -and do- make a difference.

“Laugh a lot + follow God”

To find out more about Al and follow her adventures see www.alcarraway.com


Familiarise yourself with Al's amazing story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWXgWecV2DY 

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