Meet our Instructors

Friend Reach is a curriculum created by Loving Utah, a network of churches that resources churches to survive, thrive and multiply. We have selected a coalition of Gospel-Centered practitioners who are effectively reaching Latter-Day Saints with the gospel in Utah. We've gathered professors and pastors who have accumulated over 200 years of ministry in heavily populated Latter-Day Saints. Sharing from experience, our lecturers cover topics from LDS people and culture, evangelism, building relationships, discipleship, preaching, theology, and apologetics.

  • Dr. David Rowe, Author of I Love Mormons and Former professor at Salt Lake Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Loren Pankratz, Pastor of The Bridge Community in Centerville, UT
  • Ross Anderson, Author of Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor and Understanding the Book of Mormon. Director of Utah Advance & Teaching Pastor at Alpine Church in Ogden, UT
  • Ritch Sandford, Pastor of The Mission Church in South Jordan UT
  • Ross Anderson, Director of Utah Advance and Teaching Pastor Alpine Church, Ogden, UT
  • Mike Menning, Director of Great Commission Ministries, Missionary to the Polygamists
  • Paul Robie, Pastor at South Mountain Community Church, Draper, UT
  • Scott McKinney, Pastor at Centerpoint Church in Orem, UT
  • John Leach, Vice-President of Truth in Love Ministries, Nampa ,ID
  • Aaron Shafovaloff, Research Associate at Mormonism Research Ministry
  • Scott Creps, Executive Lead Pastor at Alpine Church, Ogden UT
  • Dr. James Wakefield, Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sandy, UT
  • Daniel Martin, Associate at Utah Advance
  • Robin Gattis, Pastor at EastLake Church Salt Lake City