Finding a great youth speaker can be difficult. You need a speaker that will teach important lessons by the spirit while also engaging your teenage audience so they don’t just slump in their seats and look at their phones. Laura Welch is the ultimate youth speaker. She loves teenagers and is passionate about teaching in a way that gets youth excited to listen and to participate. She is masterful at using humor and storytelling to teach powerful lessons about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her goal as a teacher is to help her audience draw closer to Jesus Christ and to help them gain a deeper understanding of Him and His love for them.
Laura’s Background is tailored made for teaching teenagers, she attended the rigorous two-year LDS Church Education Seminary Program while at BYU, where she learned skills to teach principles of character, values, and faith. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from BYU. After graduation, Laura taught LDS seminary at Pleasant Grove High School and later taught LDS Institute classes at The Berklee College of Music in Boston. She was hired to be a speaker for the elite Especially For Youth (EFY) program through Brigham Young University, where she’s had the opportunity to speak to teenagers at large conferences throughout the United States. Working with EFY during the past 15 years has given her the opportunity to reach thousands of teenagers with messages about character, kindness, and being a hero to those around you.
She relies on her ability to make an audience laugh to draw students in and explore in-depth topics of faith and character. Laura was apart of Divine Comedy while attending Brigham Young University (BYU). She loved performing in front of crowds and refining her comedic ability. A highlight of that experience was the creation of D.C. Pro Tour where she produced, directed, performed, and filmed some of her favorite sketches with her fellow troupe members that was later distributed by Deseret Book.
“Choosing your Friends is Choosing your Destiny”
“How to be a Light to Those Around You”
“Standing in Holy Places”
“The path of righteous women”
“Your Divine Nature”