By Trent Toone, Desert News | Photo Courtesy of Valerie Bybee Photography
It was a story that nobody saw coming.
The newly called elders quorum presidency in the Jupiter Hills Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had been asked to speak in sacrament meeting. When it was Casey Harbertson’s turn, the new first counselor said he felt impressed to tell a personal experience, one he rarely shared.
It was his conversion story.
Although raised in Davis County by devout Latter-day Saint parents, he’d once been an angry teenager who rolled with a rough crowd, skipped seminary every day and spent all his extra time mastering the art of wakeboarding. He was determined to go pro. A Mormon mission was definitely not in his plans.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.