Sonja Brooksby

Sonja Brooksby

Sonja Brooksby's life journey reads like a captivating novel, filled with chapters of love, learning, and laughter. With ten children as her greatest masterpiece, she has shaped young minds while traversing the globe, leaving a trail of heartwarming stories and cultural treasures in her wake. A devoted mother, Sonja's home has been both a classroom and a sanctuary for her ten children. Her dedication to homeschooling since 1994 has nurtured not only their academic growth but their characters as well, fostering a love for learning and exploration that has taken them all over the world. In order to create a synergy within the family she has embraced the hobbies of her children. She entered the world of video games and became the “Gaming Grandma, “Immja” and is entertaining her extended “family” as a twitch streamer (Vtuber) this last year. As the Executive Producer of Lightstone Studios, Sonja's influence extends beyond her home. Her involvement in the Liken the Scriptures movies and work on set echoes her deep-rooted connection to stories that inspire and uplift. Her scriptural insights come to life, enriching the narratives that have shaped countless lives. Her strength in the face of challenges is awe-inspiring; living with the chronic condition POTS for fifteen years, she remains a symbol of resilience, facing life's unpredictability with grace. From her mission in Guatemala in 1988-1989 to her marriage in the Las Vegas Temple in 1990, Sonja's life story is a testament to faith, love, and the pursuit of meaningful experiences. Join Sonja as she continues to pen her life's narrative, a tale of love, laughter, and unwavering dedication to family, culture, and the joy of simply being.

All Sessions by Sonja Brooksby

Adult Fall Retreat Day 2 10/27/2023
11:00 am - 11:50 am

The Power Struggle: Are You Shoulder to Shoulder or Face to Face? (Sonja Brooksby)

Falconer Room

Exploring the power struggle between parents and children is an important topic that resonates with many families. In the journey of parenthood, understanding how to navigate this dynamic and foster cooperation is key. We will delve into the challenges both parties face, the reasons behind the power struggle, and how communication and empathy play crucial roles in resolving conflicts. By discussing real-life examples and strategies for effective communication, families can learn to build stronger relationships and create a more harmonious home environment where parents and children work together to achieve mutual understanding and growth.

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm

Closing Keynote: So, You Want to Be an Influencer? (Sonja Brooksby)

Amphitheatre

Do you dream of becoming a voice to the people, someone who can create fun and inspiring content for the world to enjoy? Do you love the idea of being able to change the course of someone's life for the better? Perhaps we can answer the call to action given in 1844 “Shall we not go on in so great a cause?” If you are willing, you can and will become an Influencer in the world. How can you make that happen? What are the characteristics, motivation or goals of an influencer? What is an Influencer today, yesterday and anciently? Let’s explore these questions together, and “Go forward not backward. Courage, and on, on to the Victory!”

Youth Fall Retreat Day 2 10/25/2024
11:00 am - 11:50 am

The Power Struggle: Are You Shoulder to Shoulder or Face to Face? (Sonja Brooksby)

Falconer Room

Exploring the power struggle between parents and children is an important topic that resonates with many families. In the journey of parenthood, understanding how to navigate this dynamic and foster cooperation is key. We will delve into the challenges both parties face, the reasons behind the power struggle, and how communication and empathy play crucial roles in resolving conflicts. By discussing real-life examples and strategies for effective communication, families can learn to build stronger relationships and create a more harmonious home environment where parents and children work together to achieve mutual understanding and growth.

2:20 pm - 3:10 pm

Closing Keynote: So, You Want to Be an Influencer? (Sonja Brooksby)

Amphitheatre

Do you dream of becoming a voice to the people, someone who can create fun and inspiring content for the world to enjoy? Do you love the idea of being able to change the course of someone's life for the better? Perhaps we can answer the call to action given in 1844 “Shall we not go on in so great a cause?” If you are willing, you can and will become an Influencer in the world. How can you make that happen? What are the characteristics, motivation or goals of an influencer? What is an Influencer today, yesterday and anciently? Let’s explore these questions together, and “Go forward not backward. Courage, and on, on to the Victory!”

2024 Gettysburg Thursday Adult Schedule 05/23/2024
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Reframing Your Highschool Mindset (Sonja Brooksby)

Wainwright Room

You sit across from the perfect Student and their mother, you are ready to ask her how they made that happen. Your pen is poised ready to take notes on all the ways that she created the perfect curriculum, testing, physical, spiritual and academic environment. Then the panic sets in. You may be starting out or have been homeschooling for years but now you are facing High School. What do you do? Let’s figure it out together!

2024 Gettysburg Wednesday Adult Schedule 05/22/2024
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Memorization Through Theatre: Unlocking the Power of Performance (Sonja Brooksby)

Halsey Room

This is a transformative class that combines the art of theatre with diverse memorization techniques to help individuals enhance their memory skills. This comprehensive program explores a range of innovative methods designed to make memorization engaging and effective for learners of all ages and backgrounds.