mission

In the coming day, you will present yourself before the Savior… His identity, His Atonement, and His attributes will become personal and real to you. But you don’t have to wait until then. Choose to be one of His disciples now. Be one who truly loves Him, who truly wants to serve and lead as He did. ​

- Russell M. Nelson

Study the Savior's Words, 2018

Meet Our Team

Meghan Farner, Director

Meghan Farner, originally from Colorado, is a dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ, and the host of The Latter-day Disciples Podcast. 
 

Through a lifetime of following seemingly small promptings, Meghan has been led to proclaim her testimony and Christ-centered truth, including through social media, blogs, and websites. These eventually culminated in the launch of The Latter-day Disciples Podcast, with the mission to help disciples boldly live the gospel, recognize the signs of the times, and prepare for the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Meghan and her husband, McKay, were high school sweethearts. The two now have four children. 

McKay Farner

McKay Farner is originally Colorado. He and Meghan dated in high school previous to his serving a mission in Bacolod Phillipines. The two were engaged five days after he returned home, and were married three months later. 

McKay graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a degree in Communications, emphasis in Public Relations. He then went on to become a real estate agent serving the East Idaho region. He has also served as a full-time seminary teacher, and loves working with the youth. 

 

McKay and Meghan have 4 adorable kiddos.

 

Cheri Stirling, Content Coordinator

Cheri grew up in Rupert, Idaho. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Art and Design from BYU-Idaho.

 

Cheri was a public school educator for seven years, and has been a homeschool educator for four. She started the Honey + Lilies blog to help others on their preparedness journeys. She is the content coordinator for Latter-Day Disciples running the social media, website, and blogs.

 

She and her husband live in Idaho with their three children.

 

Special Events Coordinator

New Team Member Coming Soon! 

Ken & Julie Waddell, Transcriptions

Ken and Julie have lived most of their lives in the Pacific Northwest until recently, when they relocated to the mountains of southeast Idaho. They are lifelong members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the parents of twelve children and grandparents to sixteen adorable grandchildren. They have buried two adult daughters which has instilled in them an understanding for the purpose of earth life in a way they never expected.  Ken and Julie love studying the gospel, playing with their grandchildren and reading.  If they aren’t available it’s because they are digging for treasures in an antique bookstore.

Michelle Christensen, Podcast Editor

Michelle grew up on a small farm in Utah County.  She has always had a love for Jesus Christ, but had a trauma in her early 30’s that caused her to have a faith crisis.  Ultimately,  she decided to move forward in the security and love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is her true best friend, her closest ally, her rock on whom she relies.
 
She is a wife, mother of a large blended family, and most importantly, a fun grandma.  Those little ones give her so much joy.  She owns her own digital marketing business, and worked for many years in state government.  She and her husband live in Elk Ridge, Utah.

Nancy Stirling,  Administration

Nancy loves the gospel of Jesus Christ. She has especially loved deepening her understanding and study the last few years. She and her husband took a leap of faith and followed a prompting to move to Idaho from Colorado. They are now blessed to live near their two children, Meghan and Liam, their spouses, and their seven sweet grand-babies. She enjoys being a very involved Nana, and gets to see her favorite little people multiple times a week. Nancy loves being able to support her daughter (Meghan) in many capacities at Latter-Day Disciples.  She is grateful for the blessings the Savior has brought her the last several years, and eagerly awaits His return.

Cory Jensen, Course Instructor

Cory Jensen is a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in Rome, Italy.  His love for the temple began early in his life, and he has been actively involved in temple and genealogical work for many years. He currently serves as an ordinance worker in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. He is the author of three books; ‘Preparing for Your Endowment,’ ‘Understanding Your Endowment,’ and ‘Completing Your Endowment’. 

He is also active in humanitarian work and spent four years on the board of directors for the MORE project. He and his wife, Traci, are the parents of four wonderful children.

Kelly Johnson, Honey + Lilies Blog Team 

Kelly Johnson was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She grew up in Texas with a large family.  Through promptings she eventually moved to Minnesota where she met and  married a faithful return missionary.  They have been married for 18 years and have two wonderful adopted children.  She has served in many callings including Primary and Relief Society teachers and in the Young Women’s Presidency.  She loves sharing the gospel and is committed to the Lord. She spends her days studying the gospel, assisting in missionary work, and spending time with her family.

Alisa McHarness, Honey + Lilies Blog Team

Alisa is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and lives with her husband and 3 children in the Pacific Northwest. 

Raised as an Evangelical Alisa became disillusioned with the gospel as it was taught and experienced in her Evangelical environment during a divorce to her first husband. Hungry for a deeper understanding and experience of both spiritual and doctrinal things related to the Gospel, Alisa spent several years in the Hebrew Roots movement studying the Jewishness of the Bible and the Jewish context for the New Testament, and in the Charismatic movement as typified by Bethel Church in Redding CA. Still not satisfied as the Spirit taught her about truths regarding things like the premortal existence and the importance of sacraments – Alisa then found herself in the Episcopal Church of America where she was a member for a decade before joining the Church of Jesus Christ. 
Now Alisa seeks to use the experiences and lessons learned on her spiritual journey through many versions of Christianity to enrich her own experience and testimony as a member of the Church and loves to share the gifts she gained through those experiences with others.

Christina Judd, Honey + Lilies Blog Team 

Christina Judd is a former teacher, child development specialist, and film-photographer-turned-blogger. Judd is a published author, speaker, CrossFitter, outdoor enthusiast, and homeschool mom who recently discovered an affinity for classical literature and poetry memorization. 

 

She is loved for her candor, compassion, and unique ability to explain the complexities of our mortal journey in plain terms. Owning true talent and capacity for listening, no one’s story is too difficult to hear; Judd effortlessly creates space for everyone to “come and see…[and] come and belong.” 

 

Judd currently works and plays with her husband and three girls in Northern Utah, USA.

Muncie Hansen, Newsletter Coordinator

Muncie recently retired as Executive Director of an adult literacy program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has degrees from both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Currently, she divides her time between Utah and Pennsylvania, near the Priesthood Restoration site. Muncie and her late husband, Jon, raised four children and have six grandchildren. She is enjoying retirement and striving to be a Latter-day Disciple of Christ, the Savior.

The Shattering Triangles Team

Cameron Mayer

Cameron Mayer was born in Texas, and moved to St. Louis, MO when he was 12. He met his now-wife, Mikayla, in 7th grade. Cameron served in the Salt Lake City West Mission, and studied Psychology at BYU upon his return. Cameron and his wife currently live in St. Louis, and just had their first baby in June. 

Cameron has always had a love for the gospel, and the search for truth. In his experience, there is nothing more sweet or fulfilling. He has found the richest source of such truths to be in the restored gospel, which outlines the path Christ walked to receive a fullness from God. 
Cameron also volunteers with the Isaiah Institute, and co-hosts “Shattering Triangles,” a YouTube channel/podcast geared towards all those searching for truth, hoping to deepen their faith and understanding of the gospel.  

Todd McLauchlin

Todd McLauchlin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon but now lives in St. George, Utah. He is married with four children. Todd was raised in the church and has been active my entire life, but in recent years has dedicated his life to studying and testifying about the gospel.

Todd hosts several YouTube channels to teach gospel truth, including co-hosting the ‘Shattering Triangles’ series with his close friends.  To here more of his work check out:

Learning and Living the Law of Consecration
The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood

Josh Chandler

Josh Chandler lives in Southeast Idaho with his wife and four of their five children (the eldest is in college). He became passionately interested in LDS hhistory and doctrine at a young age, after being exposed to various anti-Mormon materials by an older cousin.

He served in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission and graduated from BYU. After attending law school on the east coast and practicing in Washington D.C. for a few years, they returned to the Intermountain West to be closer to family.
Today, Josh works in a family business and spends his free time working on an upcoming book tentatively titled, “Joseph the Believer”, what he calls a “doctrinal” or “spiritual” biography of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and co-hosts the ‘Shattering Triangles’ series on YouTube.

Find Your Purpose

“You were made for right here, and right now. Don’t believe us? President Nelson commissioned each of us to find out for ourselves our own divine identity, and we admonish you to do so as well! There is little more power to be gained than a deep and abiding testimony that God chose you for this climatic time in all of human history, in all the universe. Once you know that, it becomes easier to believe that you are not just meant to survive the days ahead – but you were born to shape them in a way that will invite Christ’s return. We hope you’ll join us as we reach for our potential and seek to become the Saints that we were meant to be.”

Join Our Team

Are you feeling the call to help those around you prepare for the Second Coming? Join our team of volunteers, and help other disciples of all faiths prepare for the challenges of living in the latter-days, and the coming of our Savior through inspiring thoughts, and actionable tips! 

We are looking for a Bloggers, a Social Media Specialist, and a Website Manager.

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