Vision Statement: Strengthening Eternal Families by Promoting and Defending Adoption and
Increasing our Involvement in the Community

Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 FSA Utah Regional Conference- SCHEDULE & KEYNOTES

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Friday, August 10th

            8:00 - 8:30       Same day registration
            8:30 – 9:00      Check – in
            9:00 – 10:15    Keynote Address: Mark Glade 
                                    Music: Lyndsi Houskeeper
            10:30 – 11:20 Workshops
            11:30 – 1:00    Lunch break
            1:00 – 4:10      Workshops
            4:30 – 6:00      Dutch Oven Picnic
            6:00 – 8:00      Service Project

Saturday, Aug 11th

            8:30 – 9:00      Same day registration / check-in (for those who are attending on Sat. only)
            9:00 – 10:15    Birthmother's Panel, Door Prizes
            10:30 – 12:30  Workshops
            12:30 – 2:00    Lunch break
            2:00 – 2:50      Workshops
            3:10 – 4:30      Keynote Address: Meg Johnson
                                    Music: Susan Felton


Mark Glade: Commissioner of LDS Family Services 

Mark H. Glade, current Commissioner has worked for LDS Family Services for 35 years. His assignments have included agency director for five different agencies, including internationally in Birmingham, England. He has been a group manager for the UT South, UT SLC, Europe and Europe East Areas. Before becoming Commissioner, Mark was the group manager over Clinical Support Services. Mark has extensive experience in counseling, adoptive parent and birth parent services, developing professional training programs, and administrative service responsibilities. Mark has received much recognition, including Manager of the Year, The Kaizen Award, and Process Improvement Awards. He and his wife Kyla have six children and three beautiful grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, outdoor activities, sports, and gospel study.

Meg Johnson: Author of “When Life Gets Hard. . .”

Meg Johnson has motivated tens of thousands of people across the globe with her motto: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin'! Meg fell off a cliff and broke her neck in 2004 and spent four months in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries and returned home without the use of her legs, back, stomach, or hands - a quadriplegic. Wheelchair bound and determined, Meg refuses to sit still. Since she was paralyzed, Meg has competed at the national Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in New York, winning the Spirit Award; founded and directs Ms. Wheelchair Utah; instituted a service outreach program; and authored several books. Her motivational CD, When Life Gets Hard, is available at book stores now. Meg’s newsletter, “Meg’s Monthly Message” is read by thousands in many countries across the globe. Let Meg help you past your own limitations and Keep on Rollin’! 

Lyndsi Houskeeper: Singer/Songwriter
Inspirational singer/songwriter Lyndsi Houskeeper has been performing since the age of just three years old. Now the mother of three beautiful children, she finds joy in writing and performing inspirational music. Youth and adults worldwide have come to know and love the hope-filled messages Lyndsi shares through her music and testimony at firesides and concerts. Lyndsi has produced eight of her ten original CD recordings including Let The Light In, Courageous and Strong, Higher, and her current CD for the Youth, Arise and Shine. Her latest collection, Music from a Mother's Heart, celebrates 10 years of Lyndsi's most loved songs, inspired by her sweet children. A highly requested vocalist and performer, Lyndsi shares her powerful, personal stories through song at numerous events for Youth and Women. It is her hope to allow others to feel of the love and assurance that comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has written songs for many other events and organizations including National Cancer Survivor’s Day and the PTA. Lyndsi regards her music as a special gift, and a chance to express her gratitude for the blessings and joy in her life. Lyndsi and her husband, Darin, enjoy spending time with their children and extended family and friends.
Susan Felton: Singer/Songwriter/Birthmother
SUSAN FELTON lives in Dallas, Texas, where she is about to start her first year of teaching. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with her Bachelors of Science in Music, with a minor in Educational Psychology. Susan is a birthmother and has enjoyed an open adoption relationship for almost 10 years. She loves any opportunity to sing, and is a jack of all trades, filling her time with everything from baking and making cards to tiling and remodeling homes.

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