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October - Brian Hansbrow

Brian Hansbrow

How Great Will Be Your Joy

"And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!" (D&C 18:15)

Brian Hansbrow joined the Church 15 years ago at the age of 18. After serving a mission in Mexico, he graduated from BYU and Utah State. He has worked for CES and is currently working for the Church's Curriculum Department. He is married to Jacki and they have four wonderful children.
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November - Janene Baadsgaard

Janene Baadsgaard

Fifteen Fun Ways To Bring More Love and Laughter into your Life.

Learn how to give your friends and family the gift of a more positive and loving you!

Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard has written extensively with warmth, valuable information,insight and humor about family life for over thirty years. She is the author of hundreds of newspaper columns and features, magazine articles and a dozen books. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Communications with a journalism emphasis and has taught courses in writing and literature for Utah Valley State College. A popular speaker, thousands have heard her wit and wisdom at such events as BYU Education Week, BYU Family Expo, BYU Women's Conference and Deseret Book's Time Out for Women as well as numerous other civic and church sponsored events.

She and her husband Ross are the parents of ten children and live on two acres in the country between Spanish Fork and Mapleton, Utah. She is a full-time homemaker and believes loving God, herself, her husband, children and grandchildren is the most important thing she will ever do with her life. Her mission is to support, strengthen and uplift families beginning with her own. Her hobbies include reading, writing, singing, playing the piano and gardening. She enjoys hearing from readers and can be reached at

Some of her books titles include:

  • Is There Life After Birth?
  • A Sense of Wonder
  • Why Does My Mother's Day Potted Plant Always Die?
  • On the Roller-Coaster Called Motherhood
  • Families Who Laugh… Last
  • Financial Freedom for LDS Families
  • Grin and Share It
  • Raising a Family With a Sense of Humor
  • Sister Bishop's Christmas Miracle
  • Expecting Joy
  • The LDS Mother's Almanac and Winter's Promise

Decemeber - Janene Farley

Janene Farley

The value that music contributes to the Joy of Life's Journey.

Janene graduated with honors from Utah State University in music therapy. She is an independent contractor with assisted living locations in Salt Lake and Utah counties. She sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and is a mother of six children and grandmother of seven.

January - Damon Bolli

Damon Bolli

Be Still and Know that I Am God

Damon and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 17 years and have four children. His accomplishments include being a husband, father, and CES teacher/administrator.

February - Jeremy Stevenson

Jeremy Stevenson

Optimism & Influence: Making the Most of a Tour in Iraq

Jeremy Stevenson was born and raised in Orem Utah by Ford and Karen Stevenson along with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He served a mission in Seoul Korea from 1994-1996. Following in the footsteps of his father and looking for some free trips to Korea, he joined the Utah National Guard in 1996 as a Korean Interpreter. He graduated from BYU in 2001 with a license to teach Social Studies and coach soccer to High School students. He met his wife, Carrie in 2002. Presently they have two boys, Talmage (3½) and Ian (1). He is still a member of the Utah National Guard and teaches and coaches at Timpview High School.

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