Thursday, November 8, 2007


Ardeth G. Kapp- December 5, 2007

Ardeth G. Kapp, Well known LDS author and lecturer, is a native of Glenwood Alberta Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a
Master’s degree in Curriculum Development from Brigham Young University. For eight years, she served as President of the LDS Church’s Young Women organization ( 1984-92). Ardeth was a member of the LDS Church Curriculum Planning Committee, the Board of the LDS Church Education System, the Board of Directors of the Deseret News Publishing Company, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Utah Youth Village, the Deseret Book Company, and Southern Virginia University.

Sister Kapp has had a long career in the field of education. She was an
Instructor for the Mountain States Telephone Company, a teacher in the
Davis County School District, and a writer and producer for a Utah
Network for Instructional Television series. At BYU she was an
Instructor in the College of Education and coordinator of a student
Leadership program. She chaired the Advisory Committee on Women’s
Concerns for two terms, received the Honored Alumni Award from BYU College of Education, and taught at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah.

Ardeth served with her husband Heber B. Kapp as he presided over the Canada Vancouver Mission from 1992-1995. From 2000-2003, during the time her husband served as President of the Cardston Alberta Temple, she served as matron. She and Brother Kapp currently reside in Bountiful, Utah.

Stephen M. Studdert- November 14, 2007

Stephen M. Studdert is a corporate executive and former senior White House Advisor to three U.S. Presidents: George Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford. He represented U.S. Presidents in diplomatic assignments to over one hundred nations. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, he has been involved in helping developing democracies and in humanitarian efforts in Africa. He was appointed a Federal Home Loan Bank Director in the Clinton Administration and serves as an advisor to the Under Secretary General of the United Nations.
His many civic responsibilities have included service as chair of the Utah Statehood Centennial Commission and Chair of This is the Place Foundation. He chaired the Mormon Pioneer Trail National Historic Advisory Commission, and is actively engaged nationally in parkland preservation and conservation. He presently serves as Chairman of The George Washington Center for Freedom and Understanding.
His church service includes being a Stake President and also a Mission President in the California Carlsbad Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mr. Studdert is a graduate of Brigham Young University, a former elected City Council member, and a past Jaycee President. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the National Guard Minuteman Award, the People of Vision award, the Utah Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award, and the Distinguished Service Medal from the United States Army. He served on the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University, from which he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate.
He and his wife Bonnie are the parents of six married children and ….. grandchildren.

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