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Chika Collins Odoemenam

Chika Collins Odoemenam from Imo State in Nigeria joined the Church in October 2019 and attends the Bwari 1st Ward in Abuja Nigeria with his family. Odoemenam owns Nuella Chika Ventures Limited, which distributes frozen foods and beverages to restaurants and hotels. Previously, he was a sales rep for UAC Foods Nigeria. Odoemenam completed [...]

Elizabeth Shaw Smith

Elizabeth Shaw Smith participated on a panel, “Legal Professionals Making a Difference” in the 2018 annual conference of the International Society. From 2014–16, Smith and her husband E. Gary Smith were called as area legal counsel in the Europe East Area centered in Moscow. For twenty-two years she was a partner in Smith and Smith, [...]

Zach Worsley

Zach Worsley has a private dental practice in Texas. During Worsley's undergraduate and dental school education through University of the Pacific, he had many classmates and roommates from various countries throughout the world. He also had further education in business and is currently in a law school program. Worsley served in the Baltic Mission, speaking [...]

Sam Dearden

Sam Dearden currently works for USAID's Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning. Previously, Dearden worked with USAID's Office of Food for Peace, supporting emergency food aid to South Sudan, Sudan, and Chad. He is interested in service delivery, food security, and diplomacy, and aims to be a Foreign Service officer. His global experience includes time [...]

31st Annual Conference

POSTPONED The 2020 theme is "Gathering Light and Truth from All Nations," and the conference will be held Monday, 6 April, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Hinckley Center. In the teachings of the Restoration, we witness an outpouring of divine light and truth that have blessed the lives of millions as the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]