June 25
7:00 pm

Patriotic Service

  • June 25
  • 7:00 pm
  • Marriott Center


  • Parking is located by the Marriott Center.
  • Free
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Patriotic Service
America’s Freedom Festival is honored to welcome Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as this year’s Patriotic Service keynote speaker. The Patriotic Service will also include enjoyable musical performances by the popular 23rd Army Band of the Utah National Guard. As one of the most celebrated state musical institutions, this band is always a crowd favorite, and they will share patriotic, inspiring music throughout the evening. This event is free of charge to the public and will be held in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus. We hope you will join us on Sunday, June 25th!
Gary Garrett -
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D. Todd Christofferson

Elder Christofferson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he was serving in the Presidency of the Seventy. During his tenure in the Presidency of the Seventy, he had supervisory responsibility for the North America West, Northwest, and Southeast Areas of the Church. He also served as Executive Director of the Family and Church History Department. Earlier, he was president of the Mexico South Area of the Church.

Prior to his call to serve as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Christofferson was associate general counsel of NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he was senior vice president and general counsel for Commerce Union Bank of Tennessee in Nashville, where he was also active in community affairs and interfaith organizations. From 1975 to 1980, Elder Christofferson practiced law in Washington, D.C., after serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica (1972-74).

Born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, on January 24, 1945, he graduated from high school in New Jersey. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, where he was an Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar, and his law degree from Duke University.

D-Todd-Christofferson-Newsbio-official-portraitAmong other callings, he has served the Church as a regional representative, stake president, and bishop. As a young man, he served as a missionary in Argentina.

Elder Christofferson and his wife, Katherine Jacob Christofferson, are parents of five children.

See Elder Christofferson’s full speech here:

Read Elder Christofferson’s full speech here : “Religious Freedom-A Cherished Heritage to Defend“ by Elder D. Todd Christofferson © By Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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