Arlington Single Adult Conference

  • For Mid-Singles and Single Adults – No charge to attend – It is free.
  • April 21-24, 2016 – Thursday through Sunday
  • Arlington Texas
  • Ages 30 to 91+
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Thursday Night

7pm: Evening address by Terry Peal, 2nd Counselor in Temple Presidency. After the fireside you are invited to head over to Chili’s for our traditional after temple dinner.

Location: California Bldg, 1500 California Lane, Arlington, TX
(Dallas Temple will be closed for maintenance).

Chili’s 3830 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015

Friday Night

6pm: Pizza and Salad Dinner.. come and start the conference socializing.

7pm Service project: Feeding Hungry Children Come help us put together 86,000 meals to feed hungry children in Fort Worth and around the world! We need 56 happy volunteers to be ready to be trained at 7pm! Come early to enjoy dinner with us then roll up your sleeves.. no skills needed …. just a happy willing heart ūüôā Click on the blue link to get more info on the project !

8pm: Game Night and Karaoke at – all ages welcome

Location: Arlington Stake Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, TX

Saturday (April 23rd)

10AM: Registration
11AM:  Morning Session
12PM: Lunch
1:15PM-5:30PM: Afternoon Session
6PM: Dinner
7PM: Evening Session
8:30 PM-11:30 PM:  Dance

Sunday Session

7PM Fireside speaker, Tony Brigmon
Followed by a Dessert Bar

Location: 3809 Curt Dr, Arlington, TX 76016

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‚ÄúJoseph and Emma‚ÄĚ. Hear the engaging,  ‚ÄĚbehind the scenes‚ÄĚ  touching stories of the Smiths.

Buddy Youngreen

Keynote Speaker here from Salt Lake City. Buddy is the church ‚Äúencyclopedia‚ÄĚ on the Smith family. Of course Erwin Paul "Buddy" Youngreen isn't actually everywhere, but it certainly seems like he is. One minute the 71-year-old theater icon is directing the American Fork/Highland Arts Councils' production of "The Music Man" for a packed house that included international visitors and an appearance from the award-winning American Fork High School Marching Band. The next he's in Hawaii delivering a fireside about the Joseph and Emma Smith story. (He speaks 50-100 times a year all over the world about the Smiths.) After that he's headed off on a cruise for some rare downtime with a gospel music group he enjoys. For the past 50 years, he's been an actor, producer, director, playwright, historian and author. He's been involved with more than 200 live productions either as an actor or director. He was head yell leader and the BYU Cosmo in 1961-62 (and still has the bad back to prove it). He taught acting at the Pasadena Playhouse in Southern California and suggested the Sundance Theater to Robert Redford where he wrote and directed for several seasons. For four years, he directed shows at the Pink Garter in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He brought Lorne Greene to Utah for the Salt Lake Saga in 1986. He's studied the life of Joseph and Emma for 40 years, organized the first-ever family reunion between the disparate factions and has been unofficially adopted into the Smith family as well as named their CEO for 33 years. He proofread the lesson manuals about Joseph Smith for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now he's hard at work trying to get the Joseph and Emma love story made into a major motion picture. He's a father of two, grandfather of eight. He's the high priest group leader in the Geneva Heights 3rd Ward in Orem.

Terry Peal

Former Bishop, Stake President and Current Temple Presidency of the Dallas Texas Temple.

“Remarriage: Successfully blending two families”

Pam and Ruel Lacanienta

Ruel Lacanienta Born in Cebu City to Ruben Lacanienta and Estelita Estoy. At 17 years of age, moved to Hawaii to study at BYU Hawaii. Served in the Philippines Mission in 1972-74. Earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from BYU-Hawaii in 1976 and MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 1982. Worked for the American Embassy in Manila in 1976 to 1978. Worked for American Airlines as a Senior Financial Analyst for 25 years until retirement in 2009. Proud to be the 60th member of the church in the Philippines, having been baptized at the age of 10 with the rest of his family. Church callings include Area Executive Secretary to the Philippines Area Presidency, Ordinance Worker at the Dallas Texas Temple, counselor in a Stake Presidency, High Councilor, Seminary Teacher, Bishopric counselor, Branch President. Married to Pamela Elwood in 1989, 4 children, 7 grandchildren. Pamela Lacanienta Born in Butler, Pennsylvania to William Elwood and Patricia Dougherty. Earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Education in 1984 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1994. She was a school teacher for 29 years, retired in 2013. Church callings include Seminary Teacher, Stake YW Presidency Counselor, Primary Presidency Counselor and full-time senior missionary to the Philippines with her husband.

Tony Brigman

Tony Brigmon was the original Ambassador of Fun for the highly successful Southwest Airlines.The Former Face of Southwest Airlines culture as their official "Ambassador of FUN" Awarded Southwest Airlines most Prestigious Award, the President's Award (out of 2000 + employees) Southwest Airlines "Insider" delivering best practices and concepts learned & observed at Southwest 2000 + conference presentations delivered worldwide More than a quarter of a million attendees impacted! Fun, high-energy, interactive & content-rich presentations

“Translation of the Book of Mormon”

Kevin Hinckley

Kevin Hinckley is an author and educator. His current book, Promptings or Me, was published in February of 2011. He is currently completing Hurts, Habits and Hangups, A 12 Step Program for the rest of us. Two previous books, Burying our Swords and Parenting the Strong Willed Child were published in 2008. Kevin is a popular speaker and presents annually at Campus Education Week at BYU and BYU-Idaho. He also leads Book of Mormon cruises to Mesoamerica. Kevin is Licensed Professional Counselor and maintains a private practice in Plano, Texas. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He and his wife Cindy are the parents of four children, eight grandchildren and one really obnoxious cat.

“Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti: How do we talk to each other?”

Jody VanDrimmelen

Jody is a native Texan born in Oak Cliff hospital in Dallas during the time of poodle skirts and car hops. She is your typical 4th generation Texan who loves ice lemonade, wide open landscapes with star filled Texas skies and mesquite smoked barbeque. She has served in many capacities working in the church and has learned the value of prayer, praise and being prepared! She loves helping others and is always looking for the next fun service project. She LOVES to cook and plan parties! Sometimes she plans a party so she can try out a new recipie. Jody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a private practice in Texas. She is a member of The Lone Star Coalition Against Pornography and will serve as the 2016 President of the Women in Business- BYU Management Society for the Fort Worth Chapter. She is passionate about helping others find peace and navigate the difficulties in this journey we call life. She was married for 32 years before her husband received a new calling on the other side of the veil and she is now navigating the world as a single adult. Since his death she has completed her schooling, received a Masters in Social Work, opened her own practice, is currently writing a book!

“Navigating the Online LDS dating sites safely and successfully”

Chris Bondurant

Chris Bondurant is a convert to the Church, joining at the age of 19. Chris currently resides in Jacksonville, Arkansas and was recently called as the Ward Mission Leader in the Jacksonville Ward, part of the new the Searcy stake. He has also served in the Elder's Quorum presidency twice, and as a den leader for Cub Scouts. However, his favorite calling has been as a teacher in Primary. Chris has two Bachelor's degrees, one in Technical Writing and one in English. However, his job as a Web Developer uses aspects of both. He is divorced and has been single for over 4 years, spending portions of that time using multiple online dating sites.

“Revelation: To Know or Not to Know.”

Patriarch Wayne Feil

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah Served a mission in Austria BYU grad Dental School at Baylor - practicing dentistry for 38 years Married (Kathy) for 42 years, 5 children, 15 grandchildren Served as bishop of the Arlington 4th ward Taught seminary for 10 years Hobbies: mountain biking, fishing, and working in the yard Favorite scripture: Col. 3:23 "Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." Favorite quote: "If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first,it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead." (Neal A. Maxwell)

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