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Justin K. McPheters

Justin K. McPheters oversees Family Services operations outside of North America for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. McPheters meets regularly with staff throughout the world to discuss how to work with area leaders to respond to the unique emotional and behavioral health challenges in their areas. In this role, he has had [...]

Molly Cozzens

Molly Cozzens is a national award-winning speaker whose research interests focus on humanitarian efforts in North Korea. Cozzens currently conducts qualitative research for Asia-Pacific Global Support and Acquisitions at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. While employed by the University of Kansas, she taught and published in the field of communication studies, [...]

Heather Seferovich

Heather Seferovich is curator at the Education in Zion Gallery. There Seferovich has worked on a dozen temporary exhibitions that have come and gone, and in 2019, she opened a new permanent exhibition titled Education for Eternity, projected to have a ten-year lifespan. She was hired in 1996 at the Museum of Peoples and [...]

30th Annual Conference Announcement

Members and friends of the LDS International Society, we are pleased to invite you to the 30th annual conference "A 'Global Tribe'? The Formation of a Worldwide LDS Identity" on Monday, 8 April, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., at BYU's Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Keynote speakers will be Susan Gong, former coordinator of Chinese immersion [...]

Carly Beesley

Carly Beesley's first international experience was as a BYU freshman. Beesley won a trip to Denmark to participate in a family history reality TV show and worked there during the summer, learning about Danish culture and an alternative way of living. During a semester at the Jerusalem Center in her junior year at BYU, [...]

Heather Child Benson

Geography, history, and cultures ignited Heather Child Benson's interests at a very young age, and she went on to graduate with a degree in international relations from BYU. Benson and her husband Todd formed a connection with Hong Kong, while he clerked there during law school and have returned twice during his career with [...]

Fred E. Woods

Fred E. Woods has lectured extensively in the U.S. and internationally on issues dealing with the global Church, especially as it pertains to emigration from European countries. Woods is the chief compiler and editor of the Mormon Migration web site, which contains all the known chartered voyages, passenger lists, and Latter-day Saint immigrant accounts to [...]

Scott Fife

Scott Fife has spent the majority of his career working as a global trade expert for a Big 4. Now working in the U.S. for the first time since 2003, Fife's work is focused on helping clients manage trade disruptions, from the new NAFTA agreement (USMCA) to the trade war with China. Previously, he worked [...]

Church EU Rep Speaks at European Parliament

Francesco Di Lillo, director of the European Union (EU) office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed the topic of religious freedom at a European Parliament round table. This link will take you to a summary of the event, which includes a link to the audio for the full round table [...]

Trevor Aitken

For the last four years I have been living in the Netherlands, where I currently reside. After graduating from BYU, I relocated to Austin, Texas, where I finished an MS in geology, and then moved to Houston to begin work in the oil and gas industry. My career has taken me to many African [...]