Conference2019

Welcome to the 2019 Portland/Vancouver Regions Single Adult (31+) Conference Site

(Registration also available at the door)

Full Conference Details and Schedule are below...


Details and Schedule of Events

Thursday July 11

5:30 -  6:30p  Dinner - Taco Bar at Lake Oswego Stake Center 14903 Westlake Dr, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
7:00 - 9:00p   Portland Temple Endowment Session, 13600 Kruse Oaks Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
7:00 - 9:00p   Portland Temple Visitor Center

Friday July 12 (all events this evening at LO Stake Center)

7:00 - 11:00p   Dinner - served all evening
7:00 - 11:30p     Dance and Activities - meet new friends!
Childcare provided (ages 3-11) RSVP by July 5th portlandsouthsa@gmail.com 

Saturday July 13
10a - 12noon   Service Projects - meet up at LO stake center

11:15 - 11:45    Choir Practice (RS room)

12:00 - 12:50   Lunch,  LO Stake Center, no cost but donations are welcome
1:00   - 1:50p   Conference Kickoff and Keynote Session "Personal Revelation – An Essential Nutrient for the Exciting Journey Ahead ", LO Stake Center  
                              Speaker: Kerry Morgan (info below)
2:00 - 5:00p     Workshops, LO Stake Center (info below), childcare provided ages 3-11 RSVP portlandsouthsa@gmail.com
6:00 - 11:00p   BBQ and activities at Hornibrooks, children welcome. 24650 SW Nodaway Ln, Wilsonville, OR

Sunday July 14

3:15 - 3:45p     Choir Practice (RS room)
4:00p - 5:00p   Sacrament meeting,  LO Stake Center  (President David Lake, Nick Taggart speaking, SA choir)
5:00p - 8:00p   Light dinner and mingle


Keynote Session - Saturday 1:00pm 

Kerry Morgan is our keynote speaker for 2019.   His presentation is entitled "Personal Revelation - An Essential Nutrient for the Exciting Journey Ahead"

We live in exciting times with change in the world accelerating.  God has provided a compass, a Liahona of sorts, to guide, direct, comfort and help answer all of life’s questions or concerns.  President Boyd K. Packer taught, “If all you know is what you see with your natural eyes and hear with your natural ears, you won’t know very much.”  Life’s single most important skill is the ability to, “…qualify for, receive and act upon personal revelation …”  (April 2010, Julie Beck - General Relief Society President), an essential nutrient that can bring peace, protection and understanding, regardless of circumstance.  Buckle up as we walk into the exciting journey ahead!

Brother Morgan suggests studying these talks ahead:
1.    A Plea to My Sisters (October 2015 General Conference) - https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/10/a-plea-to-my-sisters?lang=eng

2.    The Price of Priesthood Power (April 2016 General InConference) - https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/2016/05/general-priesthood-session/the-price-of-priesthood-power?lang=eng

Kerry played on the 1974 US soccer team at the high school world cup tournament in Vienna, Austria, and later played soccer for BYU.  Holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from BYU and an MBA from University of Southern California.  Married 38 years, four children and 10 grandchildren.  Former financial executive of a Fortune 500 transportation company.  Served as the Director of the Portland Temple Visitors’ Center, Area Seventy executive secretary, high counselor, bishop and missionary in the Japan Sendai Mission.  Currently serves as the Ward Mission Leader, Dairy Creek Ward in the Forest Grove Stake.

Workshops



From Inspiration to Creation - Journey of a Sculptress - Jacki Hunlow
The challenge and journey of creating a sculpture, and the miracles that happen around it, are similar to what we all face in life.    When the Lord gives you an idea, he gives you the gift to accomplish it.  Driven by spirit and revelation, we do the work, and He sends the blessings.

We are living in a time of shifting paradigms and worldly chaos. This message is for all of us who fear we can never know enough or do enough.   We learn to choose the good part and the one thing that is needful – the Savior, the Redeemer even Jesus Christ.

As an international and national award-winning sculptor and portrait painter, Jacki Hunlow has been working by way of her artwork to honor and illustrate the dignity of womanhood and mothers as she portrays women’s contributions to their cultures and societies.  Her sculpture, Angel Mother, is part of the 2019 International Art competition display at the Church Museum in Salt Lake City. She is the founder of the Mother’s Legacy Project a nonprofit organization that presents panels at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women each year in effort to bring awareness of issues and needs for mothers everywhere. In 2011 she was the Oregon Mother of the Year.  She and her husband, Steven Hunlow, live in Portland, Oregon.  Together have nine children, seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Positive Connections - Building Meaningful Relationships - Jacob Moss

One of the best ways we can create a fulfilling life is by cultivating meaningful relationships with those around us. Building positive relationships is one of the great ways of dealing with many of life’s challenges. Come and enjoy a discussion about building and maintaining healthy relationships in different areas of your life. 


Jacob Moss moved to Oregon from Utah after graduating from Brigham Young University with his Masters in Clinical Social Work. Before this he attended the University of Utah where he got his bachelor’s degree in Human development and Family Studies. He fell in love with the Pacific Northwest after having visited multiple times. He obtained a job at Western Psychological and Counseling services having been provided supervision by a fellow LDS therapist, later obtained full licensure, and has been working there as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ever since for 5 years. Over the course of his work doing outpatient therapy, he has often seen the importance of cultivating meaningful relationships as a part of maintaining ones mental health and often seeks to do better at cultivating relationships with his wife, children, family, friends, coworkers, and strangers.

Fill Your Soul With Unspeakable Joy at the Temple -
 Neils Knowlton



After being in darkness and despair, the Nephites gathered at the Temple where they personally experienced the atonement of Jesus Christ.  He beckoned them to come and gain a personal relationship with Him.  As they came forward, they felt the nails in His hands, feet, and side, and felt His infinite love for them personally.  He taught them, cried with them, lifted their burdens, healed them, prayed for them, and filled their souls with unspeakable joy.  He then opened the Heavens and sent angels down to perform miracles for them and their family.  Our Savior Jesus Christ beckons us to do the same today.  Come learn how to make this a regular part of your life through temple worship. 


Niels has a tangible love for his Heavenly Father and his older brother Jesus Christ.  He is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He is a passionate temple preparation teacher in his ward, and has recently served as a temple worker, Bishop, and Stake High Councilor.  His has been happily married for 30 years with 8 children and 3 grandchildren.


Spiritual Self-Reliance and Personal Revelation - Richard Pedersen and Ryan Clair 
Do you have questions about your future? What do you feel an urgent need to know or understand? Do you sometimes feel as though the heavens are closed? Are you at a critical moment, feeling your soul begin to tilt—towards the Lord or away from Him? During this workshop, you will test a proven process to receive personal revelation, enhanced by your “Spiritual Self-Reliance” vitamins.

Richard Pedersen, Regional Manager-Self-Reliance Services (Portland/Salem/Eugene Region)

Previously in the pharmaceutical industry. BA in Social Work from UNLV and MA in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix.  In 2005, began coaching jobseekers on how to leverage social media and the internet to gain a competitive advantage over their competition.  In 2006,  joined LDS Employment Resource Services in Portland, Oregon. In 2016, LDS Employment Resource Services merged with the Perpetual Education Fund to create a new department: Self-Reliance Services. Jill & I married in the Denver Temple in September 1992 and have 3 sons.

Ryan Clair, Regional Manager-Self-Reliance Services (Seattle/Vancouver WA Region)


Ryan lives in Renton, WA and has worked for the Church for 18 years.  Has lived in Utah, Alaska, Arizona and Oregon.  He served a mission in France and Switzerland.  Married for 28 years, has 7 girls and 2 boys.   He earned a BS in Human Resource Management from Utah State University and MS in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix.  Prior employment includes Oregon Employment Dept. and Utah State University Career Services.  He enjoys gardening, fishing and family outings.

Nutrition: How Simple Daily Choices Can Lead to Happiness and Health - Sarah Larimer

President Nelson said to “eat your vitamin pills” in preparation for the exciting times ahead so where should we begin?  It seems that every day, another voice has joined the mix of wildly varying opinions trying to dictate what we eat. Relearn to honor and respect the incredible body God has given you as we get back to the basics of eating healthy, mindful nutrition and healing from the inside out. 


o   Sarah is a food fanatic and a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from OHSU. She currently teaches nutrition to undergraduate and graduate students for BYUI and OHSU and specializes in gastrointestinal disorders.  When she’s not testing new recipes in the kitchen, she’s exploring the farmers market in search of new foods to try.

Becoming Whole and Happy - Tracy K. Cassity

What makes us happy again when everything seems to go awry?  Do our mistakes define us or limit our choices?  How come we make the same mistakes over and over?  End up in the same situations again and again?  Why doesn’t this heart-ache stuff go away once and for all?  When do the blessings await actually get here?  Why can’t we just change our thoughts and feelings like everyone else seems to?   What can we do about it?    Emmett Fox once said that if we truly understood God, the nature of prayer, and who we really are we would stride across the landscape like giants.  Becoming whole and happy is a pathway as much as a destination.  Finding the safe place is doable in the here and now.  A loving Heavenly Father parents and tutors his children in the use of agency to find safety, hope and happiness.  Job, Adam & Eve, the Prodigal Son, Jonah, all went before, learned through hardship, and ultimately found wholeness and joy. What choices are you being offered? Need we merely endure miserably or can we truly become whole and happy?

Tracy grew up in Alaska and has degrees from BYU, UCLA, USC.  He worked three years at the American Conservatory Theater, did stock theater along the coast, acted in television commercials and developed motion pictures in Los Angeles, California.  He’s pretty sure he’s been embarrassed more than anyone he knows.  He laughs when he’s not supposed to, and plans on continuing that practice.   Tracy took his first full time mental health position in an adolescent care unit in downtown Los Angeles, and later worked spinal injury, med surgical, pediatric oncology and AIDS units, and ran a home-school program for children with autism.  He has served on the Board of Examiners in Nevada and been a director of mental health in four counties for the states of Nevada and California.   Employed by Family Services for the Church for eight years, he serves the Reno Nevada mission, counsels members including single expectant parents,  consults with leaders, develops community resources and is part of the Family Services team now offering world-wide emergency response.

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