Julie Newsome Rasmussen was born and raised in Provo, Utah. After attending Ricks College (BYU-Idaho), she returned to Provo where she met her husband, Bradley K. Newsome at Rocky Mountain Helicopters where he was her direct supervisor. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on February 15, 1985 and were blessed with two beautiful children, Courtney and Chandler. Brad passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2010 while Chandler was serving a full time mission in the Massachusetts, Boston mission, and the day after his soon to be son in law asked for Courtney’s hand in marriage.Julie has served in various callings in Primary, Young Women’s, and Relief Society President. She is currently serving as a Young Single Adult advisor in the Gilbert Arizona YSA Stake where her husband, Shon is serving on the High Council. Julie has worked in the sportswear industry for SDI as the National Sales Manager for the past 34 years. She also runs her own successful online boutique clothing company, Bays & Brooks (named for her darling grandchildren).
Keynote Speakers- Rob Gardner and Shon & Julie Rasmussen
Jamie Dick is a graduate of BYU and the mother of four sons. In 2009 her life was changed forever with the painful loss of her husband to cancer. Thus began her journey of healing through dedicated missionary service. After serving two years in the Mesa, AZ temple she served three full-time missions in the Guatemala City Temple, the Merida, Yucatan Temple and at Church Headquarters in SLC, Utah. The question Jamie is asked most frequently is when she will be leaving on her next mission. In between missions she loves becoming one with her eleven
darling grandchildren, seven of whom were born while she was serving abroad!
Shon was born in Vancouver, WA. At age 8 his family moved to SLC, UT. Not being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he soon began to learn about the church through school friends and scouting. After talking to 100's of missionaries and 1000's of missionary lessons, Shon converted to the Church just 12 years ago. He has served in Primary, Elder’s Quorum Presidency, Ward Mission Leader, Stk YM’s Presidency, Bishopric of a YSA Ward, and is currently on the High Council. Shon is blessed with 3 grown kids and 5 grandkids. He unexpectedly lost his eternal companion Carol Crandell Rasmussen seven years ago (Toughest day of his life that has been filled with many tough days). Shon became close friends through LDS Widow’s & Widower’s with Julie which he feels was crucial in building a strong foundation for their eventual Marriage for Time in the Bountiful Utah Temple. His additional blessings are Julie’s 2 kids and 2 grandkids. Shon served in the United States Marine. He’s spent the last 30 years in the transporta-tion industry selling the International brand of heavy and medium duty trucks to some of the nation’s largest fleets. Julie’s father inspired Shon to find ways to serve his fellow man in the community. Shon is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Board at the East Valley Institute of Technology and recently ran in the general election for the EVIT Governing Board. He serves on the Arizona Trucking Association Board of Directors and the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation Board of Directors. His hard work has resulted in awarding scholarships to many deserving young people.
Judy Olson was raised in Southern California with the surf, sand and sun. She was 19 years old when she joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Judy graduated from Cal State Northridge in Physical Education. In 1971, she married Craig Olson in the Los Angles Temple. They have four children who have wonderful spouses. They have given them 17 sweet grandchildren. Judy and her husband served a mission at BYU Hawaii where she enjoyed many opportunities, including the opportunities to speak at Women’s Conference and Education Week. In 2013, after a valiant fight with cancer, the love of her life Craig passed away. After his death she was able to serve at Church Headquarters Mission, Salt Lake City, Utah. She loved her time on this mission as she was able to learn many valuable lessons as she started this new chapter in of her life. She wants to serve another mission but in the meantime enjoys being in service of others and loves being with her family.