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Todd is currently the Area Director of all CES programs in the Northwest United States, and has worked in CES for over 30 years. He served as a member of the team that wrote the Seminary and Institute manuals and outlines, and is the co-author of 4 books on Scripture Study. He has directed several week-long summer programs for BYU-Idaho which have been held on-site in Nauvoo and Palmyra; the programs have been oriented toward YSA who want to dig into the history and doctrine of the Church.
Todd earned an Undergraduate degree in History with minors in Political Science and Economics. He has also earned a Masters degree in Literacy Education and a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction. He has served in many callings at the ward and stake level; his favorite calling is a tie between Deacon's Quorum Adviser and Early Morning Seminary teacher. Todd enjoys playing many different sports, and still runs long-distance. He qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon, and competed in the National Master's Track & Field championships. He is a hard-core Boise State fan (especially football), roots for the Milwaukee Bucks, and loves EVERY event in the Olympics.
Todd currently lives in Seattle, Washington. He has 6 children and 2 grandchildren, with another on the way.
Musician & Singer
Calee began writing music of her own after high school. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, her focus turned to Christian media and worship music.
After battling colon cancer for four years, her mother became terminally ill and Calee began writing worship music of her own as a way to sustain her faith. Calee credits Christian music for keeping her belief in God alive during that difficult time.
She penned The Waiting Place – her debut album – as a way to give back to the music community and reach others who find themselves experiencing similar trials in life.
The album was released by Shadow Mountain Records in May of 2012. Since the release of The Waiting Place, she has traveled the country sharing her message of hope and faith. Calee has shared the stage with her own personal spiritual heroes (Brad Wilcox, Sheri Dew, John Bytheway, and more) as a presenter with the Time Out for Women/Girls program(s) since 2013.