Notable past participants

When you support and attend the ninth World Congress of Families, you will be surrounded by some of the brightest, most inspiring pro-family leaders in the world. Take a look at the short list below for a sample of previous speakers, supporters and attendees.

First NameLast NameTitle
HelanAlvareLaw Professor, George Mason University; formerly in the Office of General Counsel for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Hon. JohnAndersonFormer Deputy Prime Minister in the Federal Parliament of Australia
Cardinal EnnioAntonelliPresident of the Pontifical Council for Family (Holy See), Roman Catholic Church
GaryBeckerNobel Laureate in Economics
Cardinal Raymond LeoBurkeCardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Dr. AllanCarlsonAppointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Commission on Children
SheriDewFormer Second Counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
PatrickFagan, Ph.D.Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy, US Dept. of Health & Human Services under Pres. George H.W. Bush
MarthaFoxFormer First Lady of Mexico
Elder Bruce C.Hafen, J.D.Emeritus, First Quorum of the Seventy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
WadeHorn, Ph.D.Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, US Dept. of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush
Rabbi BinyominJacobsChief Rabbi of the Inter-Provincial Rabbinate in Holland
President LechKaczynskiFormer President of Poland
Dr. AlvedaKingNiece of Martin Luther King, Jr.
PatriarchKirillPatriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Russian Orthodox Church
Elder ErichKopischkeFirst Quorum of the Seventy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
JoelKotkinDistinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University
RichardLand, D.Phil.Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Mary AnneLayden, Ph.D.Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
PhillipLongman, Ph.D.Former Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University
Christine Vollmer deMarcellusMember, Pontifical Council for the Family and Pontifical Academy for Life
Cardinal RenatoMartinoItalian Cardinal Deacon and president Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
JohnMuellerThe Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
MargaretNadauldFormer President of the Young WomenÕs Association, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Elder Russell M.NelsonQuorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
WendyNelsonFormer professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University
Lloyd D.NewellHost of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Music & the Spoken Word
Elder Dallin H.OaksQuorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Honorary Member, Board of Directors of the World Congress of Families
PatrickParkinsonProfessor of Law, University of Sydney, Australia; President of the International Society of Family Law
PaigePatterson8th President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Cardinal GeorgePellAustralian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
D. Juan Antonio ReigPlaBishop of Alcala de Henares (called by Pope Benedict XVI), Roman Catholic Church
Grover JosephReesFormer US Ambassador to East Timor; former Chief Justice of the High Court of American Samoa
AndrŽRouvoetFormer Dutch Deputy Prime Minister
Madame JehanSadatWidow of Anwar Sadat
EllenSaurbreyFormer US Ambassador, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
AlanSearsFormer federal prosecutor under President Ronald Reagan; President and CEO of Alliance Defense Fund
Mary EllenSmootFormer President of the Relief Society, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Senator FranciscoTatadFormer Majority Leader for the Philippines Senate
Cardinal Alfonso LopezTrujilloCardinal Bishop and former President of the Pontifical Council for the Family (Holy See), Roman Catholic Church
LynnWardle, J.D.Professor of Law, Brigham Young University
BradWilcox, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia