October 20, 2017
Writer: Emma Drake
This semester, the Disciple-Leader Conference is opening its doors to employees and their families in addition to BYU-Idaho students. The Disciple-Leader Conference, to be held on Saturday, November 4, is a student-led conference geared towards helping attendees deepen their discipleship and strengthen their leadership.
Student Support Promotions Director Katie Rex said Student Support, who puts on the event, has heeded feedback from past attendees.
"Our vision with opening it up to employees and faculty is to bring the university together," Rex said. "Faculty, employees, and family members expressed interest in the conference as they began attending. The reaction was so positive we thought it would be a great opportunity to share the conference with the campus-wide community."
Student Support Coordinator Brandie Miguel shared her thoughts on the conference.
"The power and Spirit at the DLC is almost tangible, and has been a great blessing in my life, and other lives of the students who lead, participate, and attend the conference," Miguel said. "I know there are people on this campus and in our lives that would be blessed by the power and spirit of this conference."
Speakers at this semester's conference include; President Henry J. Eyring (keynote speaker), Home & Family faculty member Cole Ratcliffe, Sociology and Social Work faculty member Grover Wray, Student Honor Office Director Kristie Lords, Student Development Managing Director Jill Evans, and History, Geography, and Political Science faculty member David Pulsipher.
Tickets are $3 pre-sale and $5 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho ticket office or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.