Free Family Discovery Day at RootsTech 2016 Features Elder and Sister Renlund

  • 23 November 2015

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will lead the lineup for the free Family Discovery Day event at RootsTech on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Article Highlights

  • Family Discovery Day is Saturday, February 6, 2016.
  • Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will open the event.
  • The event is free, but registration is required at RootsTech.org

RootsTech announced today that Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will lead its lineup for its free Family Discovery Day event on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Family Discovery Day is a free one-day event specially designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ages eight and older, hosted by the Church and FamilySearch International. It features inspirational messages, instructional classes, interactive activities, and entertainment designed to teach Latter-day Saint families how to find their ancestors, how to prepare names for temple ordinances, and how to teach others to do the same. Attendees will also have access to the RootsTech Expo Hall, where hundreds of exhibitors will showcase the latest technology and tools.  

Family Discovery Day is free, but registration is required. Visit RootsTech.org to learn more and to register.

Before Elder Renlund’s recent call as an Apostle, he served in the First Quorum of the Seventy and in the Presidency of the Africa Southeast Area. After receiving B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah, Elder Renlund was a professor of medicine and the medical director of a cardiac transplant program. Sister Renlund graduated from the University of Maryland Law School in 1986 and practiced law with the Utah attorney general’s office. She served as president of the Utah Association for Justice. She also served on the Utah Supreme Court’s advisory committee for professionalism and was a member of the Deseret News board of directors.

In addition to Elder and Sister Renlund, other Church leaders, including Primary general president Rosemary M. Wixom and Brother Stephen W. Owen of the Young Men general presidency, will also speak. Additional speakers and entertainers will be announced later.