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There never was a time when I wasn't imagining up some creative art work, the memories extending back to my earliest recollection. But this work exceeded my imagination: it was given to me in a special spiritual experience. I was born to do this.


Dr. Steven L. Neal

Creator and Founder of Monument of the Americas

Who We Are

"We" is a term that has snowballed from the singular to plural as one man's vision of a world class sculpture park dedicated to Jesus Christ has spread over the decades. The people that dedicate time, resources, and support to the realization of the Christ in America Legacy Park have each gained an individual conviction of the project and its timeliness in today's world.


Michael A. Hall

Sculptor, Artist

Ever since he was young, Michael Aaron Hall has been interested in creating beautiful works of art designed to move people and connect with them in a meaningful way. As a professional artist...

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Steven L. Neal

Founder, Visionary,

Artist, Doctor

Dr. Steven Lloyd Neal is a practicing facial plastic surgeon and artist who lives in Pendleton, Oregon where he and his wife Susan raised their six daughters. Steven is an artist first...

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Jerime Hooley

Sculptor, Artist

Jerime Hooley is very passionate about family, faith, and creating figurative statuary that communicates important spiritual ideas that have the potential to make a positive difference in...

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Principal Contributors

National Advisory Council


Jenny Oaks Baker

America’s Violinist, Jenny Oaks Baker is a Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 performer and...

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Gaylon Ball

Gaylon Ball is a successful businessman in Melaleuca Enterprises . He has the distinct...

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Brian Balls

Brian Balls is co-founder of Summit Engineering Group Inc., established in 2001-- the premiere...

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Bryan Burr

An artist and businessman, Bryan Burr was the CFO of Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. for 40 years. 

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Peter S. Cooke

Major General Peter Stryker Cooke (Ret.) rose to the Rank of Major General during his 39-year career...

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Jeremy Fillmore

Jeremy Fillmore, ASLA PLA, completed his degree in landscape architecture at Utah State... 

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Robert Hicken

Robert Hicken, owner of RJ Masonry, Inc., began working in the masonry business when he...

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Gary Herbert

Governor Gary R. Herbert served as the 17th Governor of Utah from 2009 to 2021. During his tenure...

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Jeanette Herbert

Jeanette Herbert was born in Preston, Idaho, and was raised in Springville, where she was chosen...

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John Hewlett

John Hewlett is a financial and estate planner, entrepreneur, and CEO/ founder of Cardiomiracle.

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Sid Price

Sid Price was born and raised in Montana, graduating from BYU in 1968 with a BA in German.

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Maurine Proctor

Maurine Jensen Proctor is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Meridian Magazine. With her...

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Scot Proctor

Scot Facer Proctor was raised in Rolla, Missouri, the youngest son of Paul Dean and Martha Facer...

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Kimball Rasmussen

Kimball Rasmussen has served as CEO of Deseret Power Company for over 20 years.  He received his...

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James Ritchie

At the age of 35, James Ritchie was able to retire, financially independent. He had, at that...

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Gordon H. Smith

Senator Gordon Harold Smith is an American politician, businessman, and academic administrator who...

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Clayton Vance

Clayton Vance is a licensed architect practicing in Utah. He received his Bachelor's of...

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Mike Petersen

Mike Petersen is a renowned General Contractor/Developer with over 40 years of experience.

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Kirk Magleby

Kirk Magleby volunteers as Executive Director of Book of Mormon Central.

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John W. Welch

John W. Welch retired in 2020 after forty years on the faculty at the J. Reuben Clark Law School...

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