Todd Ogaard

Profile Updated: May 11, 2016
Mission Start Year: 1974
Now Residing In: Sandy, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Marianne
Occupation/Retired?: Retired CPA
Children/Grandchildren: Amanda ('82) Abbie ('84); 4 grandkids: 2 boys-Cruz ('11) & Dane ('13); 2 girls-Tenley & Remi (both '15)
Areas Served (including start & end dates (MM/YY)): Companions: (try your best-as memories fade, this info helps everyone link names and places-consult your journal-thanks!)

10/74 -10/76

10/74-12/74: Hawaii LTM
12/74-02/75: Akita (Kit Russell)
02/75-07/75: Hachinohe (Rex Nelson, Mark Borup)
07/75-12/75: Iwaki (Kevin Hansen, Travis Smith)
12/75-07/76: Sakata (Maruoka Tadahiro, Senba Harumichi)
07/76-10/76: Sendai Zone - Shibu, Ishinomaki, Shiogama, Ichinoseki (Rick Kiser, Doug Belliston (temporarily between dodes), Frank Lemon)

Mission Story:

I enjoy helping to plan/organize a way for those interested to re-establish contact and/or get together for reunions-I think I have some sort of bizarre genetic mutation that compels me to do this. That said, I realize not everyone is into reconnecting or reunions, and that's OK too.

My mission gave me a deep love for Japan and a quest to keep up on the language-I have been lucky enough to go back over 30 times since my mission days for business trips, reunions and vacations with family and friends. Visiting Sendai mission areas and treating missionaries to lunch or dinner has been a highlight.

RMs asking about their various favorite mission areas, how to travel in Japan, and my observations about what has changed led to me putting together many of the pages of this Site. Thanks to all of you who have contributed, particularly to the "senkyoushigo" pages of the Mission History Section, where lots of laughs can be had.

I maintained the all-jidai Sendai RM Site 2006-2015 on mission.net before its developers abandoned it. Most other jidais have a Facebook page, and we do too, if you're into that, but so far this Site seems to fit most of us. https://www.facebook.com/groups/116068135092061/

Posted: Sep 02, 2014 at 6:21 PM
Oct 74 Hawaii LTM Sendai Group.
Front row, from left: Lee Shafer, Dean Winward, Kanani Kaonohi, Tom Bugg, Todd Ogaard, Ken White.
Back row from left: Phil McGale, Frank Lemon, David Hintz, Rod Knudsen. Also same group is Furuhara Isao.
Posted: Sep 02, 2014 at 6:23 PM
Kit Russell and I returning from dendo to our Akita home.
Posted: Oct 06, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Jan 1975 Akita Zone MDM. From left, standing: Russell, Ogaard, Draper, Ericson, Stoddard, Jackman, Reep, Duke, Pres. Walter Teruya, Philip Smith, Joyce Teurya
From left, kneeling: Nakano, Toronto, Tateoka, Mitchell
Posted: Sep 02, 2014 at 6:23 PM
APs blindfolded getting 'inspiration' for transfers
Posted: Jun 07, 2015 at 9:13 AM
Shimais at 4/75 Taikai:
Back: Kunimoto, Ito, McMain, Perrins
Front: Kersiek, Green, Brown, Kaonohi, Backus
Posted: Oct 06, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Elder Hinckley's visit April 1976. Yeah, that's me with the cheesy pose-nice!
Posted: Sep 04, 2014 at 3:35 PM
Spring 1976 Akita Zone MDM held at Sakata.
Front row: Richins, Iwanaga, Colton, Furniss
Back-standing: Dalene, Carillo, Winward, Christensen, Miller, Hintz, Kadleck, Black, Harris, Mutaguchi, Bankhead, Maruoka, Teeples
Posted: May 11, 2016 at 12:12 PM
May 1976 at Sakata: ZL Tim Branham checking out the font for a (rare) baptism.
Posted: May 10, 2016 at 7:21 PM
Oct 74-76 Group at final night testimony meeting at Teruya home. on floor: Dean Winward. Kneeling/sitting: Lee Shafer, Furuhara Isao, Frank Lemon, Todd Ogaard, David Hintz, Phil McGale, Ken White. Back row: Rod Knudsen, Tom Bugg.
Posted: Sep 02, 2014 at 7:28 PM
10/76 returning group:
Furuhara, Winward, Knudsen, McGale, White, Bugg, Ogaard Lemon, Hintz, Shafer