Speaker Biography

Weekly Guest Speakers

Mr. Mark Townsend

Mark Townsend’s life has been a remarkable journey filled with adventure, faith, and service. Born in 1952 in Kansas, Mark’s early years were marked by a deep sense of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. It was this quest for understanding that led him to become a Bahá’í at the age of 17 in 1970. […] Read More

Mr. Earl Redmen & Ms. Sharon O’Toole

Sharon was born in Sitka, raised in tiny isolated village of Tenakee Springs, Alaska, went to high-school in Juneau, lived in Fairbanks, became a Bahá’í in 1969 in Douglas, Alaska. She pioneered to Hoonah, an Alaskan Native village, in 1970, and lived in Anchorage before returning to Tenakee in 1975 to manage her parent’s store, […] Read More

Mr. Steve Sarowitz

Steve is an accomplished executive producer of the film ‘The Gate’ and the founder/chairman of the board of Paylocity. He has a passion for the film industry, co-producing the film ‘Abdu’l-Baha in France’ through his media production company, Spring Green Films. Steve is also a committed philanthropist who actively supports various causes related to education, […] Read More

Mr. Hajir Moghaddam

Mr. Hajir Moghaddam has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA with a Finance focus. I’ve worked in Information Technology, software, and for the last 10 years as a fiduciary in Investment advisory services. Read More

Dr. Duane Troxel

Dr. Duane K. Troxel became a Bahá’í in Honolulu some 60 years ago. Since that time, he has twice pioneered to Nigeria, once to Poland and homefront pioneered on the Big Island, Hawai’i. He has served on two National Spiritual Assemblies and 18 Local Spiritual Assemblies. He has an earned doctorate from Temple University and […] Read More

Mr. Nabil Moghaddam, Nutrition Therapist, Homeopath & Detoxification Specialist

Nabil is a passionate nutritional therapist and detoxification specialist. He holds a degree in Homeopathy from the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine and enjoys helping practitioners and patients alike understand the relationship between mineral imbalances, physical health and mental health. Nabil believes an individual’s return to wellbeing is attained by a combination of proper nutrition, […] Read More

Ms. Nosrat Scott

Iranian Bahá’i Nosrat Solhjoo Scott is from Yazd. Her mother’s parents traveled for a year in order to make the pilgrimage to Palestine (now Israel) to see Baha’u’llah,  both of her grandfathers converted to the Faith when they were young men.When she first arrived in America, Nosrat was surprised to find The American Bahá’i newspaper […] Read More

Mr. Mikhail Sergeev

(Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University, 1997) is a religion, philosophy, and modern art historian. He has served as an editor of the book series Contemporary Russian Philosophy at Brill Publishers in the Netherlands (2016–2019) and as chair of the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Theology at the Wilmette Institute (2017–21). Sergeev teaches courses in […] Read More


Ahdi Sangsari is inspired by Hip Hop, Persian poetry, and the culture of Persian Hip Hop.  He started writing and making music more than 15 years ago (9 years professionally). He raps to shed light on social issues and strives to be a voice for the voiceless. Inspired by the teachings and the history of […] Read More

M Nabil Fares

M Nabil Fares work as an executive consultant supporting the private and public sectors, including the Federal, State, and Local governments, in technology management.Nabil published various Technical Articles and taught University level classes in Executive Leadership, Technology Management; Advance Databases Design and Management; Cloud Computing Strategies and Implementation, among other domains. Nabil and his beloved […] Read More