Knoxville Presenters

Presenter Info

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Nathan A. Craig

Nathan A. Craig

Elder Craig is a fairly new Area Seventy from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He’s an owner/attorney of Richardson & Craig; recently released as stake president of the Hopkinsville Kentucky Stake; former bishop and stake president; wife: Amy L.; three children.

**Taken from
https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/april-2022-new-area-seventies

Keynote Speaker

  • Time: Saturday 3:15 PM

  • Workshop Presenters

    Dave Bastian

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    Workshop 3
    Title: Health & Wellness

    Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm

    Workshop 4
    Title: Health & Wellness

    Time: 2:20pm - 3:05pm

    David Pickett

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    David was born in Puerto Rico while his father was in dental school and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is married to Erin and they have 5 children. Dr. Pickett went to Brigham Young University and graduated in 2003 with a B.S. Degree in microbiology. His graduate work was in microbiology bio-warfare agents specifically botulinum toxin where he has a patent in rapid identification of BOTOX earning him a M.S. Degree. Dave Pickett went to University of Florida College of Dentistry and obtained his D.M.D. Degree in 2009. His Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency was done at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville; finishing in 2013. Dr. Pickett is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Knoxville Tennessee. He has served in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including bishop and currently serves in the Knoxville Tennessee Stake Presidency.

    Workshop 3
    Title: The Atonement of Christ -Finding Strength , Peace and Hope

    Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm

    Workshop 4
    Title: The Atonement of Christ -Finding Strength , Peace and Hope

    Time: 2:20pm - 3:05pm

    Delton Gerloff

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    Bishop Delton Gerloff has counseled individuals and couples on personal finance for over 35 years. He holds degrees in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State and Texas A&M Universities, earning his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He and his wife Gail have co-taught personal finance and self-reliance classes in church for many years. They have 6 children and reside in Alcoa, Tennessee.

    Workshop 1
    Title: Finance - Making Money Count

    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

    Workshop 2
    Title: Finance - Making Money Count

    Time: 11:20am - 12:15pm

    Kyle Taggert

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    Kyle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received two bachelor’s degrees from Utah Valley University, one in Sociology and one in Social Work. He received his master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Utah. He worked in Residential Treatment and Private Practice prior to his current position as a counselor with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family Services. At Family Services he provides support to church leaders who are working with members with mental and emotional needs. He also provides counseling to church members. Brother Taggart has worked for Family Services since 2017 and moved to Tennessee from Utah in January of 2020. He has been married for 17 years and has 4 children ages 15 to 8.

    Workshop 1
    Title: Managing Grief

    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

    Workshop 2
    Title: Managing Grief

    Time: 11:20am - 12:15pm

    Sammi Jensen

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    Sammi grew up in Indiana. She had gone out to Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho the day after high school graduation. There she met her sweet husband. They were married in 1998, Sammi was 19 and her dear husband was 21. Five kids and 10 years later, her dear husband died in 2008. The kids were very young ranging from eight years old to six weeks old. They had owned a business together which Sammi had dissolved after her husband died. She was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for many years. When her kids were older and in school, Sammi went back to school herself. She graduated with honors with an AA degree and an AS degree in dental hygiene. She has been working her career for three years now. Her two oldest kids attend, BYU Idaho, her third child is working a trade apprenticeship, her fourth child graduated from high school this year and will be studying at UT Chattanooga, her youngest will be a sophomore in high school this next school year.

    Workshop 1
    Title: Life after Death

    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

    Workshop 2
    Title: Life after Death

    Time: 11:20am - 12:15pm

    Scott Smith

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    Workshop 3
    Title: Internet Safety

    Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm

    Workshop 4
    Title: Internet Safety

    Time: 2:20pm - 3:05pm