Joel Judd

Joel Judd was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in West Point, Utah before graduating from Davis High School. He served an LDS mission to New England under President Truman G. Madsen.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Sociology and Psychology at Weber State College in 1970, and received a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from BYU in 1975. Since that time he has been a student of Biblical Hebrew, ancient Near East History, and Geography of the Holy Land.

Joel, now retired, taught in the L. D. S. Church Education System for 37 years, in Seminary in Ogden, Utah and in Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and at the Orem Institute of Religion at Utah Valley State College. He has taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center in Israel on three different occasions as a religion instructor and field trip director and has directed many tours to Egypt and Israel.

Joel Judd's Current Tours:

2018 Belize Thanksgiving Humanitarian Family Tour from 1,750
2018 Belize Thanksgiving Humanitarian Family Tour

DestinationBelize City, Belize Orange Walk, Belize

Category:  Central America

Duration8 Nights

2018 Fall Conference LDS Church History Tour with Steven Kapp Perry from 1,955
2018 Fall Conference LDS Church History Tour with Steven Kapp Perry

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Independence, MO: Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL; St. Louis, MO;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration10 days 9 nights

2019 Alaska Cruise from 1,149
2019 Alaska Cruise

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

Category:  Cruises

Duration8 days 7 nights

2019 Alaska Cruise with Eric Dowdle from 1,149
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

2019 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey from 2,599
2019 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

2019 Celebrate Israel with Steven Kapp Perry from 2,299
2019 Celebrate Israel with Steven Kapp Perry

DestinationCairo; Luxor; Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Mt. Tabor;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2019 D Day & World War II with Author Jerry Borrowman from 2,299
2019 D Day & World War II with Author Jerry Borrowman

DestinationLondon, England; Portsmouth, England; Normandy Beaches; Paris, France; Bastogne, Belgium; Berlin, Germany;

Category:  Europe

Duration11 days 10 nights

2019 Highlights of China Tour with Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai from 1,659
2019 Highlights of China Tour with Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai

DestinationBeijing, China; Xi'an, China; Shanghai, China;

Category:  Asia & Africa

Duration10 days 9 nights

2019 Hill Cumorah Pageant & LDS Church History Tour with Patrick Degn from 1,249
2019 Hill Cumorah Pageant & LDS Church History Tour with Patrick Degn

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration6 days 5 nights

2019 Holy Land Tour with Ron Bartholomew from 2,490
2019 Holy Land Tour with Ron Bartholomew

DestinationCairo; Luxor; Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Capernaum;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights



Testimonials:

"Hi Brother Judd and Sister Judd (my Marsha),

I am pretty sure that you have heard all this time and time before, but there are no words to express the feelings deep in my heart that will burn forever after our visit to the Holy Land with you. Daily thoughts and impressions flood my mind at the least expected times but especially in the quiet hours of meditation that seem to come often.

Talks and lessons in church are more meaningful, hymns are tearful, and names and places truly are now memories. There are no words to answer the simple question "How was your trip?". I just say great unless I can see a true desire to know more because the thoughts are too precious like a Spiritual experience you ponder in your heart.

I love the way you present ideas and teachings especially ending with the last days of the Savior and especially Gethsemane and the olive tree. The connections and truthfulness of the Book of Mormon are even deeper in my heart than they were before.

You truly bless the lives of those who journey with you. I hope that Rick and I can come with you on another tour when he is able to go.

Thank you so much for giving of your time and energies for us.

Love, - Sue Kern