Contact for Speaking & About Us


Thank you guys so much for coming…We were laughing yesterday as we were remembering your talks. My son especially enjoyed your presentation.  The feedback that I’ve gotten is just outstanding!!! I look forward to working with you again soon!

Mandy Johnson – Montpelier, Idaho

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You two were amazing. The youth really could feel of your spirit and it was an amazing event of introducing the new mutual to the youth in our ward.

Craig Johnson

I received some great feedback from the fireside about how much they enjoyed it.  You were great!!

Colleen ODiscroll

Our stake absolutely loved you guys.  Thanks so much for coming out!

Amy Swenson

Our names are John and Kara Huntinghouse and we run the LDS website and Facebook Site. For those who don’t know yet, the acronym S.M.I.L.E. stands for spiritually minded is life eternal and that comes from 2 Nephi 9:39. Our goal here on the site is to bring a comedic, fun and uplifting atmosphere both for members and individuals who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

John Huntinghouse used to work as a cardiovascular genetic researcher for the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Healthcare. He has his MBA from the University of Utah and received his bachelor degree in Biology at the University of Utah. He currently is a full time blogger on LDS SMILE and also an adjunct faulty member at LDS Business College in the Social Media Marketing Program. In addition, he has worked for the Church Educational System as an EFY counselor and building counselor and has been speaking to various groups both within and outside of the church for the last five years.

Kara brings her own unique perspective to the site. Kara has her associates in Early Childhood education from UVU and  currently tackles one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs as a stay at home mother to our three adorable children Maya, Mason and Aubrey whose ages are 8, 5 and 3 respectively. She is also loving her calling in our ward serving in the Young Women presidency.

If you are wanting to schedule a speaking arrangement, please provide at least three weeks notice.  Sometimes we can fit in speaking arrangements within that time frame but there’s no guarantee.  We don’t charge for speaking at events in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah or Davis County however, if you want us to speak at a location outside of those areas, we simply ask you to cover the cost of travel.  Thanks.

Below the contact form are some of the more prominent speaking events that we will be speaking at not including all of our local firesides, stake youth conferences and .


If you would like to contact us for a speaking event, please send an e-mail to [email protected]  Thanks!


Upcoming Speaking Events

January 6th, 2016
Sunset 5th Ward – Mutual Theme Fireside

January 24th, 2016
45+ Single Adult Fireside – Granger Coordinating Council

February 7th, 2016
30+ Single Adult Fireside – Ogden

February 19th, 2016
Build Your Blog Conference

lds smile - build your blog conference 2016

March 4th, 2016
Orem Institute Share Expo