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Pioneer Moments in Time: Regional History Symposium

  • Bloomington Utah Stake Center 200 West Brigham Road St. George, UT, 84790 United States (map)


  • Symposium and Dinner: $25 per person
  • Dinner Only: $20 per person
  • Symposium Only $15 per person

Registration for this event must be completed by February 27, 2018!


1:00 pm - Donald Hinton: The Rising Tide of Mormonism in Red China

Dr. Donald Ray Hinton was born in Hurricane, Utah and married to Ada Lu Fuller.  They have 6 children and "almost" 25 grandchildren.  He served a mission to Hong Kong as a young man and as mission president there in 2000-2003.  Dr. Hinton received his Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication and Oral Interpretation from Southern Illinois University; was professor of Communication and coach of the Dixie College/Dixie State University Forensic Squad for 25 years, and served as 6 years as Department Chair, and 11 years as Dean, including a short time as Acting Vice-President of Academics.

2:00 pm - Jim Rhoades: There's Gold in Them Thar Hills

James A. Rhoades is married to his wife Kathy.  Together they have 8 children and 22 grandchildren.  He is the great-great-grandson of Thomas Rhoades who was the "gold connection" between the Ute nation and Brigham Young.  He is a former Seminary Teacher and renowned guest speaker at EFY and Youth for Freedom and works as a Life Coach.

3:00 pm - Wayne Hinton: Mountain Meadows Massacre (A New Look)

Dr. Wayne Hinton grew up in Hurricane, Utah and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Utah State University, with a Ph.D. in history from BYU.  He served as chairman of the History Department for 18 of his 38 years of teaching at Southern Utah University.  He has authored many books and articles and received many awards.  He has served as stake president and is a former president of the Cedar Chapter of the SUP.

4:00 pm - Monte Holm: From Lost Boy to Mission President

Monte Holm is married to his wife Lisa and has 6 children and 16 grandchildren.  They currently reside at the Holmstead Ranch north of St. George.  He learned early the value of hard work, and at a very young age became financially independent.  He is the co-founder of World Financial Group of the U.S. and Canada.  He co-authored the Legacy Planner with Hyrum Smith.  He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Dixie State University and served as president of the South Carolina Columbia Mission.

5:30 pm - Hyrum Smith: Th purpose of the Year 1830

Hyrum W. Smith is a distinguished author, speaker, and businessman.  He is the co-founder and former CEO of Franklin Covey and has spent over three decades empowering people to effectively govern their personal and professional lives.  He combines wit and enthusiasm with a gift for communicating compelling principles that incite lasting personal change.  He is married to his wife Gail and have 6 children (5 living) and 20 grandchildren (18 living)

Later Event: March 17
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