Elder Renlund to speak at Family Discovery Day

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Lybbert Renlund, will lead the lineup for RootsTech Family Discovery Day on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

RootsTech is the largest family history conference in the world. Family Discovery Day will feature inspirational messages, instructional classes, interactive activities, and entertainment designed to teach Latter-day Saint families how to find their ancestors, prepare names for temple ordinances, and teach others to do the same. Attendees will also have access to the Expo Hall, where hundreds of exhibitors will showcase the latest technology and tools. The Church and FamilySearch International will host the event.

Before Elder Renlund’s recent call as an Apostle, he served in the First Quorum of the Seventy and in the presidency of the Africa Southeast Area. After receiving B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah, Elder Renlund was a professor of medicine and the medical director of a cardiac transplant program. Sister Renlund graduated from the University of Maryland Law School in 1986 and practiced law with the Utah attorney general’s office. She served as president of the Utah Association for Justice. She also served on the Utah Supreme Court’s advisory committee for professionalism and was a member of the Deseret News board of directors.

In addition to Elder and Sister Renlund, attendees will hear from other Church leaders, including Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, and Brother Stephen W. Owen of the Young Men general presidency.

Family Discovery Day is free, but registration is required. Visit RootsTech.org to learn more and to register.