POCATELLO — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding a Single Adult Conference this weekend.
The opening session will take place at the Alameda Stake Center, 930 E. Alameda Road in Pocatello, at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Scott Waldrom will be the keynote speaker and will discuss the theme of the conference, “Anxious to be Engaged ... In a Good Cause,” according to a news release.
Waldrom, a Pocatello native, has held many positions within the church, including bishop, stake president and president of the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He’s a former financial planner and currently teaches classes about The Book of Mormon, according to the news release. Waldrom and his wife have four children and 10 grandchildren.
Saturday’s event will also include eight breakout sessions, and participants will be able to choose the four they want to attend. From 2 to 4 p.m., the sessions will cover budgeting, strengthening relationships, family history and finding the Savior by studying church history. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the sessions will focus on the topics of grief, overcoming fear through the Savior, progress of the Pocatello Temple and dance instruction.
Following those sessions, there will be a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a dance from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
The conference will also include a fireside at the Alameda Stake Center at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Elder Larry Echo Hawk, who served as a General Authority Seventy for the church from 2012 to 2018, will be the featured speaker at that event.
Echo Hawk has served in many church and government positions over the years, including attorney general of Idaho and assistant secretary for Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, according to the news release.
Echo Hawk and his wife have six children, 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Prior to the start of the conference this weekend, attendees can also participate in a session at the Idaho Falls Temple at 7 p.m. Friday, officials said. Those who want to carpool there can meet at the Alameda Stake Center at 5:15 p.m.