Roger and Julie Manning

While visiting the lands of the Scriptures, it is a very special experience to open the scriptures and envision and relive the sights and events from the Scriptures. Each time we visit an archaeological site or view an ancient artifact that might have existed during the time of the Book of Mormon or Bible, our understanding, appreciation, and desire to study the Word of God increases.

Roger C. Manning currently works as a Representative for the Mexico and South America South Areas of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Missionary Department.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, a master’s degree from Idaho State University, and a PhD from Utah State University. 

Roger worked many in the Church Educational System as a seminary and institute instructor in Idaho, Utah, and Florida and has supervised seminaries and institutes in Utah, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. He served as the Pre-Service Teacher Training Director for the Salt Lake City area and as the Area Director for Northern Utah, Southeast Idaho, and Western Wyoming.

Julie R. Manning graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor´s degree in Nursing. She has worked as an RN for 35 years in various areas of specialty and care. She has assisted in directing many tours to foreign countries. 

Roger and Julie have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, and the Holy Land. Roger has directed over 12 tours to Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America), the Lands and Times of the Book of Mormon tours, and many trips to the Holy Land. They thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and making new friends in various parts of the world. The diversity of people, cultures, and geography throughout the world is very fascinating to both Julie and Roger. They have a special love for all people and cultures. Roger especially developed this affinity for the Latin people while serving a full-time LDS mission to Ecuador. From 2009-2012 as a Mission President in Peru. 

Roger and Julie love spending time with their children and grandchildren very much!   Some hobbies they enjoy are sports, walking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, farming, gardening, traveling, and raising animals.

Roger Manning's Current Tours:

2025 Holy Land Tour with Roger and Julie Manning from 3,299
2025 Holy Land Tour with Roger and Julie Manning

DestinationMediterranean Coast, Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Capernaum; Nazareth/Jericho, Dead Sea/Masada, Jerusalem; Bethlehem; Gethsemane;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration11 days 10 nights

What people are saying about traveling with the Mannings:

"Roger C Manning led us through the Holy Land. They created an opportunity for us to build upon our love for our Savior in a way that I will never be the same. The group that I had the privilege of sharing these experiences with, will forever hold a dear place in my heart. ❤️ He lives!" -Nicole Crawford

"It was amazing! I loved it so much! Thank you Manning's and everyone in our great group for making this wonderful! What a fun, kind bunch of people. To be with so many of my friends I've had for a long time and new friends I made on this trip made this an experience I will always cherish!" -Leata Anderson Jensen

"It was THE best group of people ever! Thank you Manning's fir sharing the Holy Land with us. Love this group of people!" -Nora Cole Christensen

"Roger did a phenomenal job on making sure we had a spiritual experience. I really appreciated all the time and effort you guys put in to making it memorable for us!" -Laurie Miller

This trip was and will be dear to me forever!" -Trudy Young Paskett