Latter-day Village is an online resource for LDS teachers and leaders. We offer memberships for various LDS church auxiliaries with specific content for each area as well as some original and third party mail order and downloadable products in our store.
LDV was formed in 2005 by merging two previous LDS subscription websites, PrimaryETC by Debra Woods and LDSSeminaryFiles by Tim Holder, both of which began in 1997. There have been many versions of LDV since then as technology, curriculum and user needs have changed.
Founder, Debra Woods
Debra is an author, designer and creative wonder. Debra has a degree in Theater Arts from Brigham Young University and is the mother of two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and one adorable grandson. She lives in downtown Salt Lake City and is currently serving a church service mission downtown. Debra launched her web career in 1997 with the creation of Primary, ETC, to sell her own series of scripture workbooks for children and youth, Primary Scripture Search and Seminary Scripture Search. She eventually switched to paid subscriptions to access her premium material - and in 2005, merged with another LDS subscription site, LDSSeminaryFiles.com to form Latter-dayVillage.com.
Debra enjoys all things creative, including arts, crafts, needle art, sewing, designing theatrical scenery and costumes, acting, directing, writing, singing and composing. Originally from SW Ohio, Debra joined the church at age 16.
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Lead Designer, Megan Hanson
Megan is a self-taught photographer who loved the editing process so much, that she starting learning everything she could about digital design. She took many classes to help her get to where she is today. After studying graphic design for 2 years and working as a graphic designer for a sign company, she started working for Debra at Latter-Day Village in 2010. She does all the designs and lesson plans for Relief Society and Young Women Villagers, except for the activity/object lesson idea that Debra contributes for each lesson.
Megan has 4 children: two teenager girls who are her biggest critics on her YW designs and 2 adorable boys who keep her very busy! Orginally from Idaho Falls, Idaho, Megan and her family have lived in Saratoga Springs, Utah for the past 5 years. She has held many callings in the church and is currently the Gospel Doctrine teacher for her ward.
Designer, Stefanie Hunter
Stefanie hails from Idaho Falls, Idaho and currently lives with her husband Steve and their three boys and daughter in Pocatello, Idaho. Stef is a stay at home mom who loves to run and design!
Stefanie has been designing for LatterdayVillage since May and does the Come Follow Me Sunday School lesson kits. She is currently a Primary Activity Days leader in her ward and is designing AD kits for our store.