Matthew B. Christensen

Matthew B. Christensen or Matt, as he is known to his friends, is passionate about the scriptures, the doctrines of the Restoration, history, and learning and teaching. “I am thrilled to be able to travel with like-minded individuals and share ways our lives intersect and are influenced by the sacred events and scriptures of the Holy Land,” he said.

Professionally he has spent the last decade working for LDS Philanthropies, working with great men and women helping to build the Kingdom. Before that, he taught Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants courses at BYU in the College of Religious Education. His avocation is learning all he can and then finding ways to share that knowledge with others.

He assisted Joseph Fielding McConkie for many years on a dozen books and other research and writing topics. Matt’s first book, The First Vision: A Harmonization of 10 Accounts from the Sacred Grove, was published in 2014 to positive reviews, and was endorsed by Richard L. Bushman, Robert L. Millet, and Richard O. Cowan. His current writing projects include a documentary history of non-canonized revelations of early LDS leaders, a book on priesthood and Church government, a book on the Messiah Ben Joseph, and a new biography of the late LDS apostle, Elder Bruce R. McConkie.

Matt received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from BYU and is preparing to begin a PhD in history. A native of Edmonds, Washington, he and his wife Talia have five amazing children. Matt has served in a variety of callings in the Church including bishop and a stake presidency counselor.

2019 Alaska Cruise with Eric Dowdle from N/A
2019 Alaska Cruise with Eric Dowdle

DestinationSeattle, WA Day at Sea - Alaska Ketchikan, AK; Tracy Arm Fjord, AK Skagway, AK Victoria, British Columbia

Category:  Dowdle

Duration8 days 7 nights

2021 Israel Christmas Tour with Jonathan Brinley from 2,295
2021 Israel Christmas Tour with Jonathan Brinley

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Galilee; Mt. Tabor; Jerusalem; Gethsemane;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart from 2,079
2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey from 2,739
2022 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration15 days 14 nights

2022 April Ultimate Holy Land tour with Scot and Maurine Proctor from 3,399
2022 April Ultimate Holy Land tour with  Scot and Maurine Proctor

DestinationAmman, Jordan; Petra, Jordan; Dead Sea Jordan Masada; Banias; Capernaum; Nazareth; Jerusalem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration14 days 13 nights

2022 British Church History Tour with Scot & Maurine Proctor from 3,119
2022 British Church History Tour with Scot & Maurine Proctor

DestinationEdinburgh, Scotland; Stirling, Scotland; Lake District, England; Preston, England; Liverpool, England; The Cotswalds, England; Northampton, England; Wales, England;

Category:  Europe

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 British Isles Cruise with Anthony Sweat from 1,759
2022 British Isles Cruise with Anthony Sweat

DestinationUnited States Amsterdam, Netherlands; Day at Sea Inverness, Scotland Glasgow, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland Holyhead, Wales; Cork, Ireland

Category:  Cruises

Duration15 days 14 nights

2022 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry from 2,649
2022 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Nazareth; Galilee; Capernaum; Qumran; Jerusalem; Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2022 Egypt Discovery Tour with Nile Cruise with Kay Godfrey from 2,459
2022 Egypt Discovery Tour with Nile Cruise with Kay Godfrey

DestinationCairo; Aswan; Nile River; Luxor;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration9 days 8 nights

2022 Fall Foliage Canada and New England with Doug Wright from 699
2022 Fall Foliage Canada and New England with Doug Wright

DestinationBoston, MA; Portland, Maine; Day at Sea - Atlantic Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine;

Category:  Cruises

Duration8 days 7 nights